Friday, July 25, 2014

Tôf - Dans Le Souffle

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#48], Ivory Coast, 2014

Tôf aka Christophe Baudelot was the man behind the french cassette label Sinfonien Produkt in the eighties. He had a few experimental tracks on compilations during that period. Now he's doing concrete / electroacoustic music. "Dans Le Souffle" was first released on CDr by Ambitus Perceptif in 2012.

Tracklisting :

1. Rêves Des Rails (13:20)
2. Les Moulins De Don Quichotte (16:45)
3. À La Claire Fontaine (18:30)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Maybe Mental - Kweye

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#47], Ivory Coast, 2014

Here is one of my favourite tracks ever, by one of the most important (post-)industrial bands of the first decade. "Kweye" is a late 1980s remix of their final cassette's A side. Find more Maybe Mental and other W. David Oliphant essential music here and here.

Tracklisting :

1. Kweye (1:08:13)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pure - Fetor

Cassette, C40
Label : Birthbiter, UK
Ripped by Achtounge

Although credited to Pure, that tape was a solo recording of Matthew Bower, with titles and cover by Birthbiter. In 2007, a different mix was rereleased on CD by Freak Animal Records (Finland), with different track titles and a bonus live track.

Tracklisting :

A1. Moral Stain (8:46)
A2. Fortitude (6:02)
A3. Fulcrum/23 (6:03)
B1. Venereal Flesh (7:38)
B2. Sciamachy (4:47)
B3. Inflictions (6:38)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pure - Untitled

Cassette, C30
Label : Self-released, 1983
Ripped by jx

This is the first cassette of Pure, a band formed by Matthew Bower (future Total and Skullflower member), Alex Binnie (future Zos Kia member) and Alex Winsor.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Big City Orchestra / The Legendary Pink Dots - Tryst 7

Cassette, C60
Label : Ubuibi, US, 1994
Limited edition of 200 numbered copies
Riped by jx

From the booklet : "The Legendary Pink Dots side of the cassette is entitled "The Politics Of Excess". It contains Edward's 8-track cut-up of many, many old Dot songs, along with Phil's manipulated samples from the eight track. This was mixed live 11/92 in their attic in Gendt. Having had so much fun on the first mix, a second attempt was made. These were both so lovely and quite different (though it uses the same material), that I could not choose which to use for Tryst, so we do the most confusing option and use both. Half of the Tryst will have Mix One and half will be Mix Two / (...) Since the Pink Dots got to do two mixes, so have BCO".
That post being the rip of one tape, it contains only one mix of each artist / side. If you have the other ones, please don't hesitate to share ! (Another rip of the cassette is available here, but these are the same mixes)

Tracklisting :

A1. Bedgceityookastraw - Introduction
A2. Bedgceityookastraw - Kaosyxs
A3. Bedgceityookastraw - Seven
A4. Bedgceityookastraw - Distraction
A5. Bedgceityookastraw - Focus
A6. Bedgceityookastraw - Withdrawal
A7. Bedgceityookastraw - Release
B. The Legendary Pink Dots - The Politics Of Excess

Saturday, June 28, 2014

H.G. Wells - Before The Abyss; This

Cassette, C30
Label : Deus Ex Machina Records And Tapes, US, 1984
Ripped by jx

Rare cassette by U.S. experimental musician Hiram Gordon Wells who was also a member of Enstruction and The New Age Movement.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vox Nihil - Work

Cassette, C30
Label : BloedvlagProdukt, The Netherlands, 1986
Ripped by jx

Vox Nihil seems to be a side project of Ingo Techmeier aka Victor/Im and the man behind the label V.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Odal - Black

Cassette, C60
Label : BloedvlagProdukt, The Netherlands, 1986
Ripped by jx

Can't believe this is the first Odal tape I post. Typical minimal noise style. Many others were posted here and here.

Monday, June 16, 2014

FâLX çèrêbRi - Pyogenic Organism

Cassette, C10
Label : Graf Haufen Tapes, Germany, 1983
Limited edition of about 50 copies
Ripped by jx

FâLX çèrêbRi (alias Graf Haufen) is an artist I cherish a lot because I saw him performing live (along with Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Esplendor Geométrico and Laibach) the night I was converted to industrial music in 1986. A few years ago I was wondering what he was becoming until I discovered he was very active on Discogs where he published an interesting little bio :

"A little blurb about myself:
I discovered punk when I was 13, startet my own tape label (Graf Haufen Tapes) when I was 14, releasing music of my own and friends. In 1981 I started publishing "Die Katastrophe", the first tape-review fanzine of Germany. Later I also distributed other peoples tapes and expanded the label rooster internationally. In 1982 my musical tapes shifted more towards experimental music, noise and hardcore electronics. It all came to an end in 1985, when I stopped my label and turned more towards visual art, opening an apartment gallery and working with a professional gallery for two years.
In 1987 I turned towards electronic dance music, with Hip House and Acid developing. Techno, house and ambient became my main diet for the next 12 years. I co-owned a techno/electronic dance music store in Berlin for a few years until it went bankrupt, always providing me with the best the genre had to offer.
As I always listened to various other genre of music (apart from mainstream - that never interested me), I developed a fondness for bar jazz and exotica in the later 1990s. Singer-/Songwriter and intelligent indie pop and rock music are a huge part of my collection too.
After attending concerts by Earth and later Sunn O))) a new door was opened for me. Doom, black metal, white metal, sludge, screamo and a lot of experimental music gave me new kicks.
Music will always be my first love.
I own and operate a video and dvd rental store for unusual and aquired taste for the last 29 years. Mostly I work the office, so I basically listen to music while I'm working for at least 12 hours a day.
I'm always hungry for more...
Will it ever stop?"

Thursday, June 12, 2014

David Jackman / Organum - Rare & Unreleased

Unofficial release, 1999
Limited edition of 5 numbered copies
Ripped by Monsieur Morbidito

Tracklisting :

1-1. Slow Music A (14:17)
1-2. Slow Music B (15:04)
1-3. Ritual (3:20)
1-4. Offshore (3:20)
1-5. Adrift (3:33)
1-6. Ornament (4:04)
1-7. Kawa (2:08)
1-8. Prime (2:48)
1-9. Track (3:41)
1-10. Slab (2:52)
1-11. Exodus (4:24)
1-12. Crest (3:08)
1-13. Ember Hollow (3:28)
1-14. Grass (3:09)
1-15. Dawn Plaze (3:18)

2-1. Ways To The Sea (12:52)
2-2. Threshold (1:58)
2-3. Up From Zero (14:29)
2-4. Untitled A (6:30)
2-5. Untitled B (6:30)
2-6. Untitled (2:19)
2-7. Vault (1:57)
2-8. Untitled (4:04)
2-9. Untitled (4:00)
2-10. Blue (4:06)
2-11. Wolf (Part 2) (3:10)
2-12. Talon (1:29)
2-13. Veil (2:12)
2-14. ---------- (2:47)
2-15. Pover (2:44)
2-16. Shunt (2:00)

3-1. Homage To Tatlin - Part I (14:59)
3-2. Frailty (4:53)
3-3. Slope (1:55)
3-4. Slope (1:56)
3-5. Breaking (4:26)
3-6. The Square (2:20)
3-7. (Extract) Harmony Band (2:17)
3-8. Untitled 28-12-81 (3:17)
3-9. Desire (3:31)
3-10. Slope (2:06)
3-11. Air (2:02)
3-12. The Walk (4:58)
3-13. Do The Dog (2:48)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Various Artists - On-Off - Eetteriäänistä Sähkömusiikkiin / On-Off - From Ether Sounds To Electronic Music

Label : Kiasma Records, Finland, 2002
Ripped by Monsieur Morbidito

Note from Monsieur Morbidito : "Not-so-concise history of Finnish electronic music On-Off - Eetteriäänistä sähkömusiikkiin by Petri Kuljuntausta was published in 2002. The book came with an exclusive compilation CD, all tracks first time publicly available (since then "On-Off" by Erkki Kurenniemi has been released in various formats). For a reason or another the CD was never separately available".

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Conrad Schnitzler & Doc Wör Mirrran - Amarillo

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#46], Ivory Coast, 2014

Conrad Schnitzler, a legend of german avant-garde electronic music, passed away on August 4th 2011 in Berlin. Short before that, he made a few recordings with Doc Wör Mirran, resulting in those two excellent tracks that I'm honored to share.

Tracklist :

1. Amarillo (9:45)
2. Brillo (12:06)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Das Synthetische Mischgewebe - Live at Cage100, Leipzig, 2012

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#45], Ivory Coast, 2014

Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, a Berlin-based band at the origin, later established in Spain and then in France, is quite a classic on that blog. So I'm now very happy to offer that exclusive net-release, a recent live recording, with a bonus video of the sound installation.

Tracklist :

1. Live at Cage100, Leipzig, 2012 (25:14)

Monday, May 19, 2014

L.S.D. - Ritmo, Ferro E Pietre In Moto

Cassette, C20
Label : Vilex Prod. S.p.A., Italy
Ripped by Carlo

Recorded live on 17/3/89. A different rip of that tape was posted several years ago by The Thing On The Doorstep.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

L.S.D. - Percorsi 1986-89

Cassette, C40
Label : Ache, Germany, 1989
Limited edition of 100 copies
Ripped by Carlo

L.S.D. (aka Lunatic Stupid Dogs) was the solo project of Gianfranco Santoro, owner of the Discipline Produzioni label in the eighties, who is now behind the Final Muzik label in Italy.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Various Artists - Strategie Possibili

Cassette, C40
Label : Discipline Produzioni, Italy
Limited edition of 140 numbered copies
Ripped by Carlo

"Strategie Possibili" is a double compilation cassette, two tapes each with single cover, and put together just with a piece of twine / cord. That post is the first of the two cassettes.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Various Artists - The Tape Of Pleasures

Cassette, C40
Label unknown, Italy
Limited edition of 100 numbered copies
Ripped by Carlo

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Tits On The Cock - Grollende Erde / Lallende Götter

Cassette, C60
Label : IRRE Tapes, Germany, 1992
Ripped by Luca Fiore

New Tits On The Cock = Siegmar Fricke + Michael Wurzer + Andreaz Vogel.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Doc Wör Mirran - Un(Butt)plugged

Label : Vinyl Communications, US, 1995
Ripped by Luca Fiore

Luca Fiore has two excellent audio blogs, one for cassettes and one for vinyls. He also wished to share some rips on Nostalgie De La Boue, so here they are. Thank you Luca !

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

La Sonorité Jaune - Eosia

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#44], Ivory Coast, 2014

No, no, you're not dreaming, 25 years after their last release, this is a brand new La Sonorité Jaune album/piece, and you can call that a fucking event !

Tracklisting :

1. Eosia (35:19)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mission Papua Holland - LoFi Extras

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#43], Ivory Coast, 2014

Mission Papua Holland has produced a few LPs and a bunch of obscure cassettes in the 1980s and 1990s (some of them are available here). In 2008, Mark Van Gelder, the main MPH member, has assembled several recordings and (re)mixes from 1986, 1987, 1988, 2002, into one long beautiful piece...

Tracklisting :

1. LoFi Extras (71:41)

Friday, March 14, 2014

black tape for a blue girl - Tight In Your Arms Tonight

Cassette, C60
Label : Projekt / Night Circle Magazine, US, 1989
Ripped by Carlo

That last Projekt cassette ripped by Carlo includes previously released and unreleased tracks by black tape for a blue girl.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Projekt Electronic Amerika - Before The Buildings Fell

Cassette, C60
Label : Projekt, US, 1987
Ripped by Carlo

That tape is not as rare as previous ones offered by Carlo. A remastered version was released on CD in 2000 and files are for sale on bandcamp.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Projekt Electronic Amerika - Diving Into Cool Waters

Cassette, C90
Label : Projekt, US, 1984
Ripped by Carlo

Sam Rosenthal is well-known for his band black tape for a blue girl and his label Projekt, but people know less about his early ambient incarnation Projekt Electronic Amerika. Thanks to Carlo, most PEA releases will be posted here.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Miguel A. Ruiz - Batan Bruits II

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#42], Ivory Coast, 2014

Miguel A. Ruiz is one of the most important artists of the spanish industrial / experimental music scene from the beginning until now. "Batan Bruits II" was recorded in 1987 and first released on a split cassette with Idee Du Femelle. Miguel has recently found the original tapes and remastered them. Enjoy !

Tracklisting :

1. Brain Velocity (4:11)
2. La Noche Del Gasoleo (4:28)
3. Batan Midnight (4:04)
4. Hemofilia 6/43 (Complete Version) (8:39)
5. La Noche Del Linoleo (2:00)
6. Tetuan Midnight (5:43)
7. Compas De Espera Y De Halterofilia (3:02)
8. Batan Midnight - Reprise (2:42)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Minóy - Eternity Plus One (1992)

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#41], Ivory Coast, 2014

Here is another rare album by Minóy using material by PBK and David Prescott. Recorded in 1992 and remastered in 2013 by PBK.

Tracklisting :

1. Eternity Plus One I (29:16)
2. Eternity Plus One II (30:01)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Balance Of Terror (aka Minóy) - No Fats, No Fems, Uncut (1990)

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#40], Ivory Coast, 2014

When I posted the only Minóy tape I possess (Nightslaves), exactly five years ago, there was nearly nothing on the net about that artist. At that time he was still alive. He died on March 19th 2010. After his death, his life partner gave his audio archives to Phillip Klingler (PBK) who then discovered many unreleased recordings. Phillip has been looking for labels to release some of those mostly never heard before complete albums after having carefully remastered them. He decided to offer two albums to Nostalgie De La Boue. "No Fats, No Fems, Uncut" is the first one. It was recorded in 1990. Phillip has also created a Facebook page where interesting documents have been posted. Thank you for all that Phillip !

Tracklisting :

1. Who Killed Fassbinder? (29:14)
2. Money, Power, Government, Lies And More Lies (29:06)


Download more Minóy albums or archival documents here :

Celebration Of The Sunrise [Noise-arch]
Contacts #6 []
Devil Music [Cassette Art Classics]
Devil Music []
Ejaculations (Paris, 1919) [Cassette Art Classics]
Ejaculations (Paris, 1919) []
Firebird [Cassette Art Classics]
Firebird []
In Search Of Tarkovsky [Cassette Art Classics]
In Search Of Tarkovsky []
It's No Game [And Then She Lied Again]
Landscape With Serpent []
Nervous Complaint [And Then She Lied Again]
Nightslaves [Nostalgie De La Boue]
Passage Of The Migratory Bird [Mutant Sounds]
Pretty Young Negro Man [Mutant Sounds]
Pretty Young Negro Man [Cassette Art Classics]
Pretty Young Negro Man []
Spaceshot []
The Art Of Egyptian Bathing [Cassette Art Classics]
The Art Of Egyptian Bathing []
The Dying Man [Cassette Art Classics]
The Dying Man []
The Sequel Without A Beginning []
Tyranny Of Distance / Tennessee Dance Soup Mix []

Audio Letter 6.19.87 []
Minoy Files [Mystery Hearsay website]
No Pigeonholes Minoy Special []
Selections 1985-8 []

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Various Artists - La Chair Entre Les Lignes

Cassette, C90
Label : Les Ballets Mécaniques, France, 1988
Ripped by Dualtrack

I've recently been in touch again with Serge Peirat, founder in the eighties of the Marseille-based label Les Ballets Mécaniques, who expressed the wish to see his releases available for free. So I decided to re-post "La Chair Entre Les Lignes", a classic compilation cassette of extreme post-industrial and experimental musics (also released in the US by Panic Records & Tapes), that was ripped and shared six or seven years ago by the now defunct blog Dualtrack.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Various Artists - What Is Truth ? Vol. 1, 2, 3

Vol. 1, LP, 1986, ltd 500
Vol. 2, LP, 1988, ltd 1000
Vol. 3, 2LP, 1990, ltd 500
Label : Panic Records & Tapes, US

Panic Records & Tapes, a US label run by Scott Marshall, released the great "What Is Truth ?" compilation LPs during the second half of the eighties. Good news : Scott has just made them available for free download on his website !

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Reed 013 / Anthon Shield - Mécaniques Bébés / Musiques Cruelles

Cassette, C30 + 26 postcards
Label : CPM Records, France, 1984
Limited edition of 313 numbered copies

That boxset includes 26 postcards ("Mécaniques Bébés") designed by Reed 013 and an audio cassette ("Musiques Cruelles") recorded by Anthon Shield. After doing those pieces of graphic and audio art, both soon became lead members of cult-band Norma Loy.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Various Artists - Tooth & Nail

Cassette, C30
Label : Trax, Italy, 1984
Ripped by Achud Malax

Cult-cassette from cult-label with cult-artists !

Friday, December 27, 2013

Messy - A Gift Taken

Cassette, C30
Label : EE Tapes, Belgium, 1995
Ripped by Achud Malax

Sometimes I wonder : how many wonderful tapes I didn't even hear about before (like this one) have I still to discover ?

Monday, December 23, 2013

Various Artists - Neue Muster Volume 10 Compilation : France

Cassette, C60
Label : Tonspur Tapes, Germany, 1993
Ripped by Achud Malax

In the late eighties and early nineties, several post-industrial and experimental cassette labels released compilations with a national theme, including a French volume (ADN, audiofile Tapes, Exart, Harsh Reality Music, etc.). Here is Tonspur Tapes' one.