Saturday, May 31, 2008

Nox - Crowd

Mini LP
Label : Permis De Construire, France, 1988

Thanks to paphio23 for the link !

For people reading french, I've added an interview published in Hello Happy Taxpayers when that record was released.

Tracklist :

A1. Fight (4:45)
A2. Chant D'Amour (4:33)
A3. AVD (2:22)
A4. Chatzado (4:30)
A5. Yaweyo (4:34)
B. Crowd (6:52)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Natural Disasters - Untitled

Cassette, C60
Label : Self-released, Hungary, 1986

In 1985, BERLIN ATONAL festival featured Hungarian band Art Deco. In 1987, another art collective from Budapest, Natural Disasters, was discovered during DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS IV festival through a performance with a soundtrack by György Árvai and a choregraphy by Yvette Bozsik.
The self-released cassette uploaded here has never been truly distributed and I even wonder if it was officially released.
Brilliant old-school post-industrial music !

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Various Artists - Berlin Atonal 85

Cassette, C90
Label : Unknown, Unofficial Release, France

"Berlin Atonal" festival has become mythic in the odyssey of 80s industrial & post-industrial musics. Unfortunately, I've not found anywhere a detailed history of the festival, except in an old interview (1985) of the festival organizers (Dimitri Leningrad & Adi Atonal) published in french magazine Hello Happy Taxpayers #4/5 (see below).
The festival began in 1982 and ended in 1990. The first edition took place at SO36 on 26-28 november 1982 with only Berlin bands : Einstürzende Neubauten, Sprung Aus Den Wolken, Die Haut, Notorische Reflexe, etc. In december 1983, the second edition featured international artists such as Psychic TV and Z'EV. Berlin Atonal 3 took place in february 1985 ; the cassette uploaded here contains recordings from that third edition. The festival occured until 1990 but the history of the second decade is obscure to me... In 1999, a new edition was organized during several days, but was it the last and least ? Anyone more info ?
Amongst the many artists who performed live in Berlin Atonal, let's mention Einstürzende Neubauten (for the first and last edition, in 1982 and 1999), Etant Donnés, Laibach, Malaria!, Non Toxique Lost, Psychic TV, Test Dept., Z'EV, Zos Kia...
A record label named Atonal Records was also created, releasing vinyls and CDs, some of these being live recordings from the festival.

Live recordings from the festival can be heard on those releases :
Alu - Geistige Erneuerung [Cassette, Der Letzte Schrei !]
Einstürzende Neubauten - Architektur & Geißelnahme [Cassette, Unofficial Release] DOWNLOAD
Gerechtigkeits Liga - Per Ignem Ad Lucem [2 x LP + 7" + DVD, Vinyl-on-demand]
Head Resonance Company - Live 1983 [DVDR, Vinyl-on-demand]
Non Toxique Lost - Ogre-Sse [LP, Vinyl-on-demand]
Psychic TV - Live In Berlin [VHS, Studio !K7]
The Anti Group - The Delivery [CD, Anterior Research Recordings]
Various - Berlin Atonal [Cassette, Stechapfel Produktion]
Zos Kia / Coil - Transparent [Cassette, Nekrophile Rekords]
Zos Kia / Coil - Transparent [CD, Threshold House] DOWNLOAD

"Berlin Atonal 85" cassette is an unofficial release featuring excerpts from the concerts recorded during the Berlin Atonal festival, February 17-18 1985. That cassette was sold by french magazine Hello Happy Taxpayers #4/5, that also contained an interesting interview of Berlin Atonal organizers (see below).
All the bands here are "celebrities" needing no introduction, except Art Deco, a band from Budapest (Hungary) ; they have a discreet page on the Web but it doesn't help much. I'd love to hear more from/about them... And thank to Phoenix Hairpins, those who don't know Zahgurim can download their excellent Moral Rearmament LP !

Tracklist :

A1. Intro Atonal (1:27)
A2. Club Moral - Nazis Of The Night (7:02)
A3. Test Dept. - [???] / The Fall From Light / Total State Machine (18:24)
A4. Art Deco - [???] (7:47)
A5. Étant Donnés - [???] (9:49)
B1. Zahgurim - [???] / Shower Scene (14:59)
B2. Laibach - [???] / Ti Ki Izzivas (11:28)
B3. The Anti Group / Clock DVA - Morpheus' Baby (7:39)
B4. Gerechtigkeits Liga - [???] / [???] (12:36)

Sunday, May 11, 2008


paphio23 and I have decided to make a tribute to DMA2.

DMA2 was a french Bordeaux-based organization created when a previous one, DMA1, disappeared [a short history of DMA1 can be heard in the audio file Sur Un Bordeaux Différent].
DMA2 organized many concerts in Bordeaux during the eighties and early nineties.
DMA2 was especially known for its annual festival DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS, that was one of the most important festivals of industrial music of the eighties (with "Berlin Atonal").
From 1984 to 1989, DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS has featured :

DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS I (27-28 February 1984)

Anne Gillis / DDAA / Die Form / Étant Donnés / Ptôse / Un Département / Yuca Ferdanzen (All from France)



Bernard Nguyen (France) / Legendary Pink Dots (UK) / Linea Tactica (Spain) / Nocturnal Emissions (UK) / ORA + Pacific 231 + Le Syndicat (France) / Pascal Comelade & Bel Canto Orchestra (France) / Such Interesting People (Belgium)



Anthon Shield & DZ Lectric (France) / Das Synthetische Mischgewebe (Germany) / DDAA (France) / Esplendor Geometrico (Spain) / FâLX çèrêbRi (Germany) / Laibach (Yougoslavia) / Sol Dièse + Phil Gaz (France) / Vivenza (France)



Ghédalia Tazartès & Alain Rigout (France) / Hervé Diasnas (France) / Joan La Barbara (US) / Natural Disasters (Hungary) / Paul Panhuysen & Johan Goedhart (Netherlands) / Test Dept. (UK)



Anne Gillis (France) / Bourbonese Qualk (UK) / Étant Donnés (France) / Fotini (France) / Greater Than One (UK) / In The Nursery (UK) / Laibach (Yougoslavia) / The Hafler Trio (UK) / Von Magnet (France) / Z’EV (US)

Images of Étant Donnés performance can be seen HERE



Con-Dom (UK) / Masami Akita & G.X. Jupitter-Larsen (Japan / Canada) / Merzbow (Japan) / Natural Disasters (Hungary) / Nox (France) / The Haters (Canada) / THU20 (Netherlands) / Vox Populi ! (France)


DOWNLOAD the 1984-1988 complete programs (scanned by paphio23)

DOWNLOAD a review of DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS III in french fanzine Vision Du Monde (scanned by Continuo - Thanks !)

DOWNLOAD a french radio program on France Culture radio station, "Multipiste", 1988, about DMA2, with André Lombardo and Stéphane Santini interviews (ripped by Continuo - Thanks !)

DMA2 was also a record label that released five cassettes and two LPs :

DMA 001 : Various - Dossier Bordeaux 84 [Cassette] DOWNLOAD
DMA 002 : Anne Gillis - Aha [LP] DOWNLOAD / DOWNLOAD
DMA 003 : DZ Lectric & Anthon Shield - Confessions D’Un Masque [Cassette] DOWNLOAD
DMA 004 : Various - Un Destin Si Funeste [Cassette] DOWNLOAD
DMA 005 : Jean-Louis Houchard & Masami AkitaCollaboration Through The Mail 83/84 [Cassette] DOWNLOAD
DMA 006 : Étant Donnés - Le Sens Positif [LP] DOWNLOAD
DMA 007 : Conditions Extr;M: - Organisations Sonores [Cassette] DOWNLOAD

As the two LPs and one cassette are already available for download on Mutant Sounds, we’ve decided to post the four missing cassettes.

We’ll later post recordings of some of the DIVERGENCES/DIVISIONS concerts (some have been released officially, some as bootlegs, and others are unreleased).

Various Artists - Dossier Bordeaux 84

Cassette, C40
Label : DMA2, France, 1984
Ripped by paphio23

The first DMA2 cassette features experimental artists from Bordeaux, including the mysterious and talented Anne Gillis.

Tracklist :

A1. Zarfati Bund - Moide Ani (2:34)
A2. Patrice Eresue - Performance 1 (Ne Prétend Pas À Une Forme De Musique Nouvelle Mais Considère Cet Acte Inscrit Dans Une Plastique Auditive) (4:12)
A3. Anne Gillis - Untitled (1:50)
A4. Bernard Nguyen - To Climb A Mountain (4:56)
A5. Yuca Ferdanzen - Série "Histoire & Théorie De L'Art", Section Musique, Document N° 13 (3:12)
A6. Thierry Dumaine - Untitled (2:25)
B1. Thierry Dumaine - Untitled (2:23)
B2. Bernard Nguyen - Le Jour De La Conférence (5:00)
B3. Yuca Ferdanzen - Série "Histoire & Théorie De L'Art", Section Musique, Document N° 47 (6:12)
B4. Jocelyn Medrano - Untitled (2:10)
B5. Serge Teyssot-Gay - Untitled (3:02)

Various Artists - Un Destin Si Funeste

Cassette, C60
Label : DMA2, France
Ripped by paphio23

A classic to me, no more no less !

Tracklist :

A1. Avant-Dernières Pensées - Canso De Bressol (6:02)
A2. Victor Nubla & Leo Marino - Marcha Funebre (4:24)
A3. Sergi Caballero - 1 # 1 (1:42)
A4. Red Combo - Lento (3:28)
A5. Bene Gesserit - Sailor's Song (4:09)
A6. Maze 1066 - The Cry Of The Owl (4:50)
A7. Linea Tactica - Desigualdad En El Luto (1:51)
B1. L'ORA - Flow (4:56)
B2. Pacific 231 - Arkahc (5:44)
B3. Pacific 231 - Rompu Vif (4:43)
B4. Arnovah - Untitled (2:41)
B5. Anthon Shield - Deus Mortis (3:15)
B6. DZ Lectric & Karo - Sur La Terre Comme Au Ciel (3:11)
B7. Vox Populi! - Hebris (1:45)

Jean-Louis Houchard & Masami Akita - Collaboration Through The Mail 83/84

Cassette, C60 + Booklet
Label : DMA2, France, 1987

Scans by Philippe Pissier.

Tracklist :

A1. Untitled (14:21)
A2. Untitled (14:15)
B. Untitled (30:45)

Conditions Extr;M: - Organisations Sonores

Cassette, C60
Label : DMA2, France
Ripped by paphio23

Very obscure cassette by french duo Conditions Extr;M: whose music can be of interest for those into french minimal synth or cold wave...

Tracklist :

A1. Ceux De L'Ombre (3:05)
A2. La Mère Aux Monstres (3:41)
A3. Reiffer Mann (5:50)
A4. Stolz (6:16)
A5. Ein Jahr (8:13)
A6. Extraits 86 (1:52)
B1. Fièvre (8:03)
B2. Vieillesse Ennemie (4:19)
B3. Koma (5:35)
B4. Distorsion (4:27)
B5. Exacerbation Négative (3:52)
B6. Untitled (0:33)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Big City Orchestra & Deathranch - Massacre Of The Innocents

Cassette, C90
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, 1985
Ripped by Schraube

The beginner may be lost in front of the dozens of cassettes released by Big City Orchestra during the two last decades... "Massacre Of The Innocents" is a good place to start. It's still one of my favourite Big City Orchestra tapes since I bought it twenty years ago.
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "BCO & DR collaborate on a tape that is dark & ominous, at times even orchestral, yet humorous too. A new growth and a new step. Insanity rules!"
More Big City Orchestra and Deathranch music will be posted here in the future...

Tracklist :

A1. Blue Note Blue Noise (8:22)
A2. Tu Pa Pa Au (6:31)
A3. Cannibals (15:33)
A4. Iron Works (6:38)
A5. Cerebral Edema (4:26)
A6. Blind Bat (2:32)
A7. Warsaw (1:56)
B1. Burial (3:19)
B2. Norwahl (6:25)
B3. Whatever You Want (7:20)
B4. Relax (6:23)
B5. YAMC (Yet Another Madonna Clone) (3:48)
B6. For We Love No One (4:28)
B7. Womyns Muzik (7:57)
B8. Education (3:01)
B9. Biting Through (3:20)