Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sound Of Pig Music



From mid-eighties to mid-nineties, there were three major cassette labels of post-industrial and experimental musics in the US : Audiofile Tapes, Harsh Reality Music and Sound Of Pig Music. During that period, Al Margolis released more than 300 cassettes of underground music and was considered "the cassette godfather", as stated on Hal McGee's Electronic Cottage #1 cover (although the two other mentioned labels have released the same - Harsh Reality Music - or nearly the same - Audiofile Tapes - amount of tapes). You can read an interview of Al Margolis about Sound Of Pig Music here.

During the last months, I've been collecting MP3s of Sound Of Pig Music cassettes, and I'm gonna share some of them.

Most Sound Of Pig Music cassettes can be purchased here, and many can be downloaded on various blogs :
SOP ? - Jim O'Rourke - Secure On The Loose Rim
SOP 6 - Various - Aural Fixation
SOP 9 - Der Akteur - Rockery
SOP 10 - Various - Beyond Step One
SOP 10 - Various - Beyond Step One
SOP 11 - Various - War Is The Health Of State
SOP 15 - Various - Scary World
SOP 15 - Various - Scary World
SOP 17 - Various - Ha! Ha! Among The Trumpets
SOP 18 - Various - The Long March
SOP 19 - Dog A Master / Dog As Master & If, Bwana - An Organised Accident
SOP 20 - Nails Øv Christ - Dark Night Of The Soul
SOP 20 - Nails Øv Christ - Dark Night Of The Soul
SOP 24 - P.S. Bingo / If, Bwana - Untitled
SOP 26 - Schlafengarten - Spring Cleaning!!
SOP 34 - The Haters - Future Cheers
SOP 39 - Big City Orchestra & Deathranch - Massacre Of The Innocents
SOP 42 - Various - The World Does Not Fit On A 21" Screen
SOP 48 - Big Red Stain / La Otra Cara De Un Jardín - Chronicle Of Consumptive Irritation / Brikollage
SOP 49 - Het Zweet - Zweepslag 1 + 2
SOP 50 - Psyclones - Son Ov Cultleader
SOP 55 - Alien Planetscapes - Children Of Slaves
SOP 58 - Nails Øv Christ - Punishment Is Correction
SOP 60 - Irritant / Ramleh - Tomorrow We Live
SOP 62 - Minoy - Pretty Young Negro Man
SOP 64 - Thick Slimy Whisper - Live At Fashion Moda 10/11/86
SOP 66 - Dog As Master - Brash Pussy
SOP 66 - Dog As Master - Brash Pussy
SOP 71 - Various - Screaming "Alas" She Died Laughing
SOP 74 - Thick Slimy Whisper & Qwa Digs Never Parish - Teenage Pop Songs
SOP 84 - Abner Malaty - Fragments From The Semi Structure
SOP 87 - Deaf Lions - Copia
SOP 90 - Various - Empty Shadows
SOP 100 - If, Bwana - They Call Me "Bwana"
SOP 100 - If, Bwana - They Call Me "Bwana"
SOP 109 - If, Bwana - Beware The Sleeping Squid
SOP 111 - La Sonorité Jaune - Ersatia
SOP 111 - La Sonorité Jaune - Ersatia
SOP 118 - Big City Orchestra - Mile After Mile
SOP 121 - Violence And The Sacred - Arkinoid
SOP 124 - John Hudak - Blackening
SOP 128 - XTSW - Bridge
SOP 129 - City Of Worms - Crumnants
SOP 133 - Fake Feelings Institute With Audio Leter - Present...
SOP 140 - Joseph Nechvatal - Sleep
SOP 142 - Domaine Poétique - Exhale Slowly
SOP 148 - X-Ray Pop - Dirty Love
SOP 152 - Various - A Very Large Array

2 comments:

hoarse said...

sweet blog, excellent!

over at my blog you can also find a rip of the SoP tape 'Music for the New Yorker' by Nihilist Surfin' Group - instrumentsdisorder.blogspot.com

enjoy!

tristan.koreya said...

many thanks for that info and that post !