Friday, June 27, 2008

Abner Malaty - Astral Decay

Cassette, C60
Label : Tonspur Tapes, Germany, 1988

Ancel Creamer, alias Abner Malaty, released a dozen tapes of ambient industrial music in the late eighties and early nineties. Though he gained recognition at that time, I fear he's been totally forgotten now...
If I shoud keep only one cassette by Abner Malaty, that would be "Astral Decay", so I share it as an introduction to the man's musical world for those who don't know it yet...

Tracklist :

A1. Open
A2. Read My Mind
A3. Memor
A4. Spirals The Seer Of Sound
A5. A Place In Space Man's Called Time
A6. To The Other Side
B1. Look, There's Blood In The Snow...
B2. N-O-Sense
B3. When All The Trees Are Gone

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sleep Chamber - Sexmagick Ritual

Cassette, C60
Label : Inner-X-Musick, US, 1987

For completists : the cassette version of "Sexmagick Ritual", that contained more material than the LP. Later rereleased on CD.

Tracklist :

A1. Seduction (1:22)
A2. Nessus (4:36)
A3. The Beast (3:54)
A4. Weapons Ov Magick (8:59)
A5. Into The Abyss (4:39)
A6. Twenty Three (3:19)
B. Flesh Trixsen (28:05)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

L'Akstremaunçió - Hradschin

Cassette, C40
Label : Self-released, Spain, 1984
Ripped by esnail

As far as I know, this is the first cassette by obscure catalan noise band L'Akstremaunçió. Their second cassette, "Pogrom A Aschkenas", has been posted on Dualtrack and The Thing On The Doorstep. In the comments of the Dualtrack post, DDV wrote that "Hradschin" was packed in X-ray plates (I can't confirm as I only have the files). In the comments of The Thing On The Doorstep post, an ex-member of L'Akstremaunçió wrote to say thanks... Maybe he (or someone else) could give us now more infos about "Hradschin" ?

Tracklist :

A1. Praha
A2. Hahnpassgasse7
A3. Obul, Mirall
B1. Katulisizma Pulitik

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Michèle Bokanowski - Tabou

3" CD
Label : Metamkine, France, 1992

First CD from the "Cinéma pour l'oreille" series.
Dark and minimal electroacoustic masterpiece recorded in 1983-84.

Tracklist :

1. Tabou (16:14)

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Before becoming a famous CD label, Staalplaat was Staaltape, starting in the early eighties as a cassette label, whose "Documentatie Serie" offered both live and studio recordings. Some of these tapes were later rereleased on CD, such as those by NON (ST 00H), The Hafler Trio (ST 00K), :zoviet-france: (ST 00L), Chris & Cosey (ST 00N) or Ain Soph (ST 00Z).
Many Staaltape cassettes can be downloaded on various blogs ; I've decided to post some of the missing titles...

Here is the list of Staaltape releases - with download links for those available on blogs :

Documentatie Serie :

ST 00A : Laibach - Through The Occupied Netherlands [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00B : Last Few Days - So The Last Shall Be First And The First Last For Many Be Called But Few Chosen. [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00B : Sleep Chamber - Live At The Air Station [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00C : Various - Propagandum [DOWNLOAD / DOWNLOAD]
ST 00D : Nocturnal Emissions - The Fight Goes On [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00E : Z'EV - 50 Gates [DOWNLOAD / DOWNLOAD]
ST 00F : Current 93 / Nurse With Wound - NL Centrum-Amsterdam [DOWNLOAD / DOWNLOAD]
ST 00G : Club Moral - Untitled [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00H : NON - Sick Tour [DOWNLOAD / DOWNLOAD CD Re-release]
ST 00I : Étant Donnés - L'Eclipse [DOWNLOAD / DOWNLOAD]
ST 00J : Laibach - Ein Schauspieler [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00K : The Hafler Trio - Dislocation [BUY CD Re-release]
ST 00L : :zoviet-france: - Loh Land [DOWNLOAD CD Re-release / BUY CD Re-release]
ST 00M : Nurse With Wound & The Hafler Trio - Hit Again! [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00N : Chris & Cosey - Allotropy [BUY MP3 Re-release]
ST 00O : Ende Shneafliet - Untitled [DOWNLOAD / BUY Vinyl Re-release]
ST 00P : The Master Musicians Of Joujouka / Brion Gysin - Back In No Time (2 x cassettes + book) [DOWNLOAD Brion Gysin Cassette]
ST 00P : The Master Musicians Of Joujouka - Recorded Live In France [DOWNLOAD / DOWNLOADDOWNLOAD]
ST 00R : Merzdow Shek - Suicide In America & Bavarian Aquarels [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00S : Savage Republic - Live At The Melkweg 25.9.87 [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00T : Enrico Piva - Double Bind [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00V : S·Core - Pretension [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00W : Mission Papua Holland - Son Geng [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00X : Von Magnet - El Sexo Sur Realista [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00Y : Sprung Aus Den Wolken - You Lucky Star (One Big Family) [DOWNLOAD]
ST 00Z : Ain Soph - Ain Soph [DOWNLOAD CD Re-release]

Confrontation Serie :

N°1 : Decode - De Nachtloop [DOWNLOAD]
N°2 : Zirkus Beckmans - Kreaturen Der Hiesigen Epoche [DOWNLOAD]
N°3 : Yntse Vuchts - Akte Moderne
N°4 : Tim Benjamin & Ronald Heiloo & Harold Schellinx - Iörmungandur [DOWNLOAD]
N°? : Denise Anken, Michel Banabila, Mohammed Beztati, Piet Lichtveld, Hans Meyer, Richard ZijlstraOriginal Places
N°6 : Cora - Ei Blot Til Lyst [DOWNLOAD]

Others :

Current 93 & Nurse With Wound - Mi-Mort [DOWNLOAD / DOWNLOAD]
Het Zweet / Forced Run - Untitled [DOWNLOAD]
Het Zweet - Fase [DOWNLOAD / DOWNLOAD]
History Of Unheard Music - History Of Unheard Music [DOWNLOAD]
Martin Hall - Inscription

Het Zweet/Forced Run - Untitled

Cassette, C60
Label : Staaltape, The Netherlands

Nocturnal Emissions - The Fight Goes On

Label : Staaltape, The Netherlands, 1984

Club Moral - Untitled

Cassette, C60
Label : Staaltape, The Netherlands, 1985

Tracklist :

A1. Oorlog (4:04)
A2. Nazis Of The Night (7:40)
A3. Piggy (4:19)
A4. Hail To The Black Prince (5:45)
A5. Felix Culpa (6:43)
B1. Dedicated To (Thee Book) (3:31)
B2. Felix Culpa (L'enfer Est Intime) (5:39)
B3. Now I Step On You (Europa 2) (6:24)
B4. 6 Phallus / Orgasm (Phallophories) (3:52)
B5. Felix Culpa (Live) (Headphone Remix) (6:40)

Enrico Piva - Double Bind

Cassette, C60
Label : Staaltape, The Netherlands, 1989
Ripped by RodoXriP

S·Core - Pretension

Label : Staaltape, The Netherlands, 1988

Tracklist :

A1. Plasmodium (6:39)
A2. Giaour (8:20)
A3. Lame Meter (7:53)
B1. Sommus (6:19)
B2. Concussion (4:53)
B3. Hard Words (6:12)
B4. End All (5:08)

Sprung Aus Den Wolken - You Lucky Star (One Big Family)

Cassette, C40
Label : Staaltape, The Netherlands