"The music on this cassette is related to, but isn't, the soundtrack of 'El Pez-Vidriera' (The Fish-Churchwindow), a peformance given in the fishsellers' section of a market in Barcelona. The performance is based on a story of a man who enters a world in which everything is reduced to a sort of paralysis, drifting slowly, without will. The man finds these forms very attractive and wishes to become part of them. He realizes the danger inherent in this form of existence, but sees clearly in recollection that he has seldom really steered his life. The man lies down and becomes sleepy, but dreams quite badly. An unidentifiable screaming awakens him. He stands and has to realize that this world was and is a reflection of his own."
On January 14th, Guido Hübner has sent me a message about that cassette :
"It is true, as the text to the cassettes tries to explain, we did a performance at the market at the Ramblas in Barcelona in the fish sellers part. Our very first public appearance when we started to live there. In the beginning and the end of the performance, early versions of the first and last piece of the cassette had been send through the megaphone like loud-speakers on the market.
For the main part of the performance L'Akstremaunçió created the soundtrack. This was mainly due to the fact that we symphatised when we meet the first time when DSM played in Zaragoza (En la fronterra) and that the group hasn't been complete and we all turned to actors/performers exclusively. It was a remarcable experience. We did some subsequent video work together but somehow lost contact due to way to different priorities in life, unfortunatly.
Mr Tibetan Red made the contact to Freedom in the vacuum if my memory serves well. In a quick succession we released 'Bardo' on ZSF, 'Was ist das, die Realität ?' on Tonspur, 'What is this, the Reality' on Harsh Reality Music and 'El pez-vidriera'. All these works had been related to performances we have done at the time, but do not actually represent the soundtrack.
We have also performed at the "Mercat de les flores" performing several times the same work at the same day, reinjecting all type of traces made (photocopies, video, etc.) into the next successive representation. We did a little similar work later on performing several hours without break but based on a likely principle of reusing what had been created just beforehand.
Hope this will clarify the one or other point."
Das Synthetische Mischgewebe has just released a 2x10" on Auf Abwegen and a new CD on Waystyx is on its way. Another LP and a split CD with TBC from Hamburg shall follow soon.
A1. Audience (6:30)
A2. Deutsche Gamelan (1:52)
A3. As This Is (2:10)
A4. Bi-Cycle (4:10)
A5. Idiolect (1:00)
A6. Hold Your Water (2:30)
A7. The Three Comrades (3:19)
A8. New Slave Music (3:07)
A9. Fugue (2:35)
B. Signal To Noise Ratio (29:00)
Label : Artware, Germany, 1994
Limited edition of 600 numbered copies
1. Klangkrieg - Suchzwang (7:59)
2. Contagious Orgasm - Indistinct Communication (6:26)
3. Manon (Anne) Gillis - Rapid Eye Movement (2:53)
4. John Watermann - Proper Channeling: Left, Right And Centre (Night-Cap For Shirley McLaine) (5:42)
5. Small Cruel Party - Notes On Use (7:41)
6. Nicolas Collins - Lightning Strikes Not Once But Twice (7:05)
7. Roger Doyle - Entry Levels 1 / Entry Levels 2 (9:36)
8. CCCC - Invocation (8:12)
9. Syllyk - Ouroboros 2 (5:57)
1. Freudwerk - Widerfuhr (2:44)
2. D.D. Dobson - Furnace In A Cloud (3:11)
3. Andrew Chalk - Lyga (4:48)
4. Nord - Paramasukha (5:01)
5. Macronympha - Caustic Benediction (6:16)
6. Hijokaidan - Cancer Of Music (4:41)
7. Alan Lee - Annie Sprinkle Loves Latex (4:21)
8. Chop Shop - "........." (7:35)
9. Miguel Ruiz - El Hombre Que Devoro Manhattan (5:50)
10. Small Cruel Party - Without Arms But With Some Sort Of Peculiar Attachment (7:00)
11. Aube - Gush (5:08)
12. Putrefier - Saffocation (4:53)
13. Dislocation - Delayed / On The Move (4:59)
14. Cement Women - V (5:15)
A1. Merzbow - Separation (7:36)
A2. The Gerogerigegege - At Good Man (8:18)
A3. Incapacitants - Ghaeap (6:41)
B1. Dissecting Table - Rotation Of The Conflict (7:00)
B2. S·Core - I Was Punished By Heaven (5:03)
B3. Grim - Sebastian Guerrilla Song (4:53)
B4. Self Terror - Anti-Apocalypse (8:26)
A few months ago I've posted a rare collaboration cassette between Jean-Louis Houchard & Masami Akita.
Here is a second rare collaboration cassette between the japanese king of noise and another obscure french artist.
A1. Merzbow & L'Éponge Synthétique - Partie 1 (12:32)
A2. Merzbow - Partie 2 (15:45)
B1. L'Éponge Synthétique - Partie 3 (18:20)
B2. Merzbow & L'Éponge Synthétique - Partie 4 (12:10)
Psychic Rally was a radio show done by Rudolf Eb.er and Joke Lanz, using a great variety of sound sources to produce a kind of original composition, a little like RRRon's Due Process in the US.
These two tapes include a long list of contributions that can not always be easily recognized.
A few weeks ago, when he left a comment here, I've discovered that PBK - one of my favourite post-industrial musicians - was doing what I wish many sound artists did : he has a blog, The Sound Genetic, where he's posting his own music compositions, many of them previously unreleased or carefully remastered.
His last post is a wonderful archive CD, A Noise Supreme, Early Solo Works 1986-89, that was released two years ago in a very limited edition. This is what I'm re-posting here.
1. Appeal (4:30)
2. Awakening (6:22)
3. Big Thumb 4 (7:50)
4. Receiver (8:11)
5. Entrance (8:14)
6. CNT Oct. 1910 (6:47)
7. Tribality (5:29)
8. Underground (10:31)
9. Fata Morgana (6:08)
10. Take Five (3:37)
11. A Noise Supreme (5:35)
Body Records was the first label run by Dirk Ivens (Absolute Body Control, Klinik, Dive, etc.) and "Expo 87" is the second vinyl release of the label.
A1. Liquid G - 1.30 A.M. (3:58)
A2. White House White - Africa Intriges (3:22)
A3. Amazing Games - Desert Junction (3:50)
A4. Unknown European Group - Untitled (6:35)
B1. Absolute Body Control - Faceless (2:43)
B2. The Misz - Even Bad Times Are Good (4:52)
B3. Block 57 - Crush (3:42)
B4. The Arch - Revenge Revival (2:04)
B5. M.I. 5 - Airplains (3:55)
A1. El Grito En Su Momento (2:19)
A2. F*P*2 (6:17)
A3. Meta Metalic (3:36)
A4. Clónica (5:08)
A5. Internada (2:52)
B1. Poema Funético : La Fábrica No Está Cerca (6:41)
B2. Gli Scolari (4:29)
B3. El Eco De Orán (5:26)
B4. Non Sense (2:12)
"To put your entire musical output on one CD, and thus offering the "complete works by" - what an interesting idea (that's why I am so fond of Varese and Webern - the consequent, small body of work). In the mid 80s somebody recorded as Tibetan Red, having one track on the LP 'Freedom In A Vacuum', the first release by a label with the same name and a cassette on that very same label. That somebody came from Spain, went to Canada and is now in Southern Europe. Thus we see the CD released on a label from Barcelona.
'Scanning' (the comp piece aswell in it's complete form on cassette) is an excellent piece of layered shortwave sounds, morse codes and underlying drones from a synth. 'Kalahari Fire Birth' uses many unidentifable sounds, set against the tape-loop (sampling was virtually non-existent in those days) of ethno origin. A raw version of zoviet*france like ambience. 'The Sistine Chapel' is a previously unreleased track, and also works with looped ethno material, here the didgeredoo. All three tracks clock at 20 minutes and all have a trance like spirit, without leaping into boredom. What I particulary like about this CD is the undated, fresh rawness of the 80s cassette movement, transformed to CD. An aural document of the 'anything goes' attitude, which Vital owes it's credit to, too".
Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly N° 244
1. Scanning (19:58)
2. Kalahari Fire Birth (19:41)
3. The Sistine Chapel (23:21)
Requested by W. and others...
Tracks recorded during the Recloose New International festival, 1985.
More informations can be read here.
A1. Club Moral - Nazis Of The Night (7:18)
A2. Royal Family And The Poor - Untitled (4:39)
A3. Het Zweet - Repeat (17:44)
A4. Bourbonese Qualk - Beatup (1:15)
B1. Attrition - Untitled (4:32)
B2. N.T.L. - Untitled (5:29)
B3. Royal Family And The Poor - Untitled (4:09)
B4. Lol Coxhill - Untitled (4:33)
B5. Bourbonse Qualk - Untitled (2:17)
B6. Fireside & Fury - Untitled (3:49)
A1. Bodhi Beat Poets - Peace Of Mind
A2. Muslimgauze - New Delhi Flogging
A3. Bourbonese Qualk - New Jerusalem
A4. Royal Family And The Poor - Untitled
B1. Royal Family And The Poor - Transparent
B2. Bourbonese Qualk - 100 Years
B3. I.B.F. - Why The Confusion
B4. Het Zweet - Psycho-Pomp
That compilation CD has been requested a few weeks ago and then kindly ripped by Mupusan. Thanks !
1. Human Flesh - En De Stad... (7:44)
2. Sic - Sol Negro (3:20)
3. Sic - Ella Se Desliza (6:20)
4. A Gethsémani - Glass Bottom Boat (1:02)
5. A Gethsémani - Pieter Both (1 - 2) (6:50)
6. A Gethsémani - Cap Malheureux (2:06)
7. Endraum - Albatros (8:26)
8. Endraum - Die Stille Der Nacht (9:23)
9. Las Animas - Orizaba (5:44)
10. Las Animas - Bilis Negra (6:48)
11. Sebastian Gandera - Les Sanglots Du Locataire (2:38)
12. Sebastian Gandera - Promenade Contrariée (2:09)
13. Sebastian Gandera - Les Hommes De Cassis (2:57)
Cassette, C90, Single sided
Label : Staaltape, The Netherlands
Ripped by 433 RPM
Thanks to 433 RPM of No Longer Forgotten Music for that rip !
That interview cassette was sold in wooden box with another one by The Master Musicians Of Joujouka, "Recorded Live In France". Here, Brion Gysin, interviewed by Harry Hoogstraten, June 21, 1981, talks about Jean Genet, David Bowie, his daily life in Paris, etc.
With that new post, the Staaltape collection available on blogs for free download is nearly complete.
In March 1990, Jeph Jerman recorded an interview for our local radio show, as well as a Hands To exclusive track designed for a unique airplay. In the interview, he describes that track like that :
"This piece is based on an idea of sensory overload, like having so much information coming that you can't deal with it, and it sets up a sort of feedback in your brain which induce your ability to process the information that's coming in. I haven't released these pieces anywhere else. I have released different versions of them on several different cassettes, but in this form, that I send you, this is only place you may be able to hear it".
After the listen of the audio interview, I suggest the reading of that more recent one, that is an excellent complement and continuation.
1. Jeph Jerman - Interview (19:53)
2. Hands To - Recrens [Exclusive Track] (15:42)
In 1989, Complacency released a Hands To / Eric Lunde split LP. At the same time, came that Holeist / Illusion Of Safety LP. Holeist was Dan Burke + Jeph Jerman + Eric Lunde.
The Holeist side was "recorded during the Hands To / Eric Lunde split LP sessions in the comfort of Lunde's living room on equipment provided by Dan Burke". The IOS side was recorded live in July 1989.
The only other appearance of Holeist is a live recording on a split cassette.
A1. Holeist - Soileth
A2. Holeist - 'Unsheltered'
A3. Holeist - Hazur
A4. Holeist - Stahlmesser
B1. Illusion Of Safety - Live 7/9/89 Chicago Laminating
B2. Illusion Of Safety - Live 7/17/89 Club Lower Links Chicago
B3. Illusion Of Safety - Live 7/22/89 Francis Ford Studio Milwaukee
That cassette is one of the most obscure by Illusion Of Safety. According to the cover, it was previously released on Complacency under the title "The Best of Dead Tech and Illusion Of Safety".
Dead Tech (alias Mitch Enderle) recently came back for a very first live appearance. On Dead Tech Myspace page, we can read :
"In 1981, Mitch Enderle was the first collaborator with Dan Burke recording as Psychotic Dub, which later became Illusion Of Safety. In 1985 Mitch released a cassette on Complacency called Dead Tech. This work was Industrial music described as "noise like it used to be", featuring distorted drum machine, loops, samples, synth, guitar, and vocals very similar to early SPK, Nocturnal Emission, and Test Department. For this performance longtime collaborators Mitch and Dan will be recreating some of this material for a one off performance at Enemy".
A1. Catalavox (4:32)
A2. Extreme State Of Fear (3:41)
A3. Ethical Nihilism (3:06)
A4. Religious Sexual Spasm (1:28)
A5. Mother (5:05)
A6. Got Me On The Run (5:11)
A7. You Fingered Out / Anger And Hatred Are Very Powerful Emotions (5:12)
A8. 300 Gallon Loop (1:11)
B1. Cast It To The Potter (3:50)
B2. Feel The Steel (4:11)
B3. James (5:41)
B4. So You Think About It (1:58)
B5. Music Without A Film (1:54)
B6. Confusion (2:39)
B7. Who's In Charge (8:30)
B8. Frustrated By Distortions (In This Chemical Venture) (0:28)
Those who arrived too late to download "Fin De Siècle" will be consolated with a few more Illusion Of Safety obscure classics...
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Fresh from their LP, IOS lays a tape on SOP -- a song tape that represents the band's live sound -- and a damn good sound it is too -- the beat goes on".
A2. In Nothing We Believed
A4. Extreme State Of Fear
A5. I Was The Killer
A6. Doesn't Your Work Interest You, Esther?
B1. Repairs (Safety First - Quietly As You Can)
B3. Tranethrash (John And Dagoth Meet - Jimmy's Clubbing)
B5. The Boat Piece
This is the first Small Cruel Party CD.
Though nothing has been released since 2003, Key Ransone's Small Cruel Party is still active and has performed live that summer in France.
I've recently discovered that Key Ransone is now a vegetarian cook in a Paris' restaurant just a few blocks from the place where I'm sending that post...
2 x CD
Label : Kaon, France, 1997
Limited edition of 500 copies
"There is, in the Limoges (France) area, a number of neglected industrial sites. If one's walking in these sites he would be able to experience their past activities - more or less recent ; it would be revealed by characteristic material or by the site's layout itself. One of these places has hold our attention : an industrial complex of 10 hectares was created at the end of the 19th century on the banks of a river. Its goal was to regenerate hevea's sap in order to manufacture tires, tennis balls, soles, gloves, teats... It helped the just born latex civilization to grow... This decaying factory, disused since some years, was ruined by many fires due to the numerous flammable and polluting materials located on site. Despite the fact that the place is disused, it has got a strong sound identity, a rich sound spectrum.
It was very important for us to introduce this area to you. The interest was to combine the place's discovery with the discovery of the works of numerous artists - working with field recordings made on specific sites. The recording of sound atmospheres of a place could be considered as fixing a fragment of time, space, history (Quite like a photograph).
Representative matters (wood, stone, rubber) of the factory were taken, then sent to the artists. The parcel also contains photographs of the place and a representative sound sample of 15 mn, a kind of sound plotting. This field recording was made by TOY BIZARRE in January and February 1996 and edited by Bruno MOREIGNE. We decided to avoid human sound sources in order to let the place "express itself". With these 15 minutes of sound and the various samples of the place, each artist was able to give its own sound interpretation of the place. The one and only restraints were : to use ONLY the sounds we gave (to do a sound regeneration) and to record a track of 4 mn 30 maximum. All the sound treatment/composition methods were authorized. [You can listen to the original sounds by playing the uneven tracks.]
We can draw a parallel between the rubber regeneration (past activity of the factory) and the regeneration of the factory's actual sound (the result of the decay of the place) ; that's the core of this project. This parallel also allows us to apprehend the sensibilities, the place's visions of each artist - because they all worked on the same sound basis".
1-1. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:30)
1-2. Aglaopheme - Héphaistos (4:14)
1-3. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:32)
1-4. Alio Die - Untitled (4:58)
1-5. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:34)
1-6. Aube - Reminded Elements (4:31)
1-7. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:31)
1-8. Pierre Bouchet - Atmosphère N1 (5:32)
1-9. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:33)
1-10. Brume - Résurrection (4:16)
1-11. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:35)
1-12. C.O. Caspar - Regeneration 188.8.131.52 (4:41)
1-13. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:32)
1-14. Cranioclast - N 43 Breffy Le Ramier (4:32)
1-15. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:32)
1-16. Crawl Unit - Response To Site (Water On Metal) (4:24)
1-17. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:39)
1-18. Das Synthetische Mischgewebe - Virtual Concret (4:34)
1-19. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:41)
1-20. Hands To - Regeneration & Decay (4:53)
1-21. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:35)
1-22. Hybryds - Haunted Flies The Phenix (4:49)
1-23. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:33)
1-24. Illusion Of Safety - Machine 101 (4:50)
1-25. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:34)
1-26. Inanna - Son Of Bony Seeds (5:32)
1-27. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (1:37)
2-1. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:34)
2-2. Kapotte Muziek - Untitled (4:26)
2-3. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:29)
2-4. Francisco López - Implantation De 10 Machines (4:12)
2-5. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:31)
2-6. Maeror Tri - Terraformen 1 (5:15)
2-7. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:32)
2-8. Daniel Menche - Room Full Of Truth (9:27)
2-9. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:31)
2-10. Bruno Moreigne - Hévéa 2nde Génération (4:17)
2-11. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:32)
2-12. Ora - Untitled (3:34)
2-13. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:31)
2-14. Small Cruell Party - La Poussière Des Murs Détruit Le Passé (4:30)
2-15. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:29)
2-16. Söldnergeist - Sand Und Gestein (5:11)
2-17. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:30)
2-18. Asmus Tietchens - Industrie Perdue (2:19)
2-19. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:33)
2-20. Toy Bizarre - KDI DCTB 41 (3:49)
2-21. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:30)
2-22. John Watermann - Untitled (4:56)
2-23. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:30)
2-24. Ralf Wehowsky - Kein Schöner... (4:28)
2-25. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:35)
2-26. Wild Shores - Le Laminoir Des Filtreuses (4:42)
2-27. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (0:30)
2-28. Achim Wollscheid - The Little Extra (2:39)
2-29. Toy Bizarre - Untitled (1:28)
A1. Chemin De Pierre (1:31)
A2. Little Boy (2:23)
A3. Exploration (3:35)
A4. Kembou (3:55)
A5. Gaicha Girl (3:16)
A6. Passage On Nihon Bridge (4:09)
B1. Terror Interdit (5:50)
B2. Dig It's Dig (4:41)
B3. Pourquoi Un Homme Est-il Un Homme Et Un Chat Un Chat ? (10:12)
1. Valencia (Supermario) (2:24)
2. F.O.R.G.H. (6:18)
3. Fragment Khmer (2:27)
4. Monster (6:36)
5. Robot Speed (3:43)
6. Petit Navire (6:29)
7. Tournez (4:11)
8. GN Is Good For You (6:25)
9. Nous Avons Plus D'Un Ennemi Mon Fils (5:37)
10. Amen In Your Teeth (4:16)
11. Lisa (5:57)
12. Aphrodisiac Beat (4:58)
13. Nancy (2:49)
14. Pub (3:34)
"Frigo" was first released in 1989 by Permis De Construire as a vinyl LP in a limited edition of 89 numbered copies with hand-painted cover. In 1992, it was rereleased on CD by Permis De Construire Deutschland with additional tracks.
1. La Prego (3:27)
2. Un Après-Midi De Chien (2:40)
3. Jeannette (3:24)
4. Abstract (3:02)
5. Combinazione (5:32)
6. Vérité 28 (0:41)
7. Poisson Cru (2:22)
8. Cadillac (2:37)
9. Que Dites-Vous (0:18)
10. 457 (5:01)
11. Nathalie (3:24)
12. Catibilo (2:01)
13. Valencia (5:28)
14. Louis (3:50)
15. Miss Ratafia (4:52)
16. Ouh Ha Ha He (3:10)
17. Pigeons (4:47)
18. You'd Bye (3:18)
19. New Words (1:47)
20. Merci Merci (0:19)
21. Hommages (4:56)
A2. Un Homme Et Une Femme
A6. La Callas 1
A8. La Callas 2
A9. Aldo 00
B2. La Plus Belle
B3. Modern Art
B4. Beautiful Machine
B5. Tourisme A Paris
B6. Tourisme En Turkie
B8. Avant Tout