Sunday, January 27, 2013

VOX PoPuLi! / VOX 231 - Ébats Spirituels

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#23], Ivory Coast, 2013

After more than half a decade of alternative / independant / post-industrial / experimental music blogging, it seems obvious that french band Vox Populi! is very much cherished by many of us. The good news is that it is reciprocal : Vox Populi!'s frontman Axel Kyrou and his life/musical partner Mitra Khalatbari are some of the most blog sharing supportive artists I know. As a result, the nearly complete Vox Populi! discography is available on blogs for free download, especially on Atlantis Audio Archive, The Thing On The Doorstep, Nostalgie De La Boue and Art Of Losing. Some of us even posted unreleased material Axel had especially assembled for sharing on our blogs. See the list below for finding all that.
In the same spirit, Axel and Mitra proposed us to rediscover one of the band's early classics : the split cassette with VOX 231 released in 1986 by Cthulhu Records, "Ebats Spirituels". He remastered the original recordings and added some unreleased material from the same period he recently rediscovered after he had his Revox repaired. Sometimes this year, the second Vox Populi! cassette released by Cthulhu Records in 1987, "Half Dead Ganja Music" (that is in my opinion one of the best albums of the band, if not THE best), should be re-issued on vinyl. That's great news ! But if you ask me this is not enough : I think a large part of the music produced by Vox Populi! during the eighties and early nineties should be re-released on physical format. For example, I'm dreaming of a 5 or 6 LPs boxset on Vinyl-on-demand. And I'm sure I'm not the only one...

Vox Populi! physical releases available on blogs for free download :
Introduction À La Théorie De La Subjectivité Relative [Cassette, 1982]
Ectoplasmies [7", 1983]
La Cathédrale Morte [Cassette, 1985]
Myscitismes [LP, 1985]
Untitled (Imaginaires) [Cassette, 1985]
Sucre De Pastèque [Cassette, 1986]
Ebats Spirituels [Cassette, 1986]
Half Dead Ganja Music [Cassette, 1987]
Untitled (Créations Alternatives) [Cassette, 1988]
Aither [LP, 1989]
Face To Face Vol. 2 [LP, 1989]
Cthulhu Revisitation [CD, 2007]
1987-1990 [CD, 2008]

Available on the Internet only :
The Teen Recordings [1979-1981]
Open Skies [1986 / 1990]
Live, Excalibur, Paris [29th March 1988]
Neynarea [1988-1996]
Best Of Vox Populi! + Ethnyc [1985-1993]
La Cathédrale Morte [Remastered, 2012]
Valley Of Capsules Plays Vox Populi! [2012]

Vox Populi! releases you can buy :
Cthulhu Revisitation [CD, 2007]
1987-1990 [CD, 2008]
Soft Entrance To Nature's Camino De Luz [Mini CD / FLAC, 2008]
Mystic Entertainment [CD, 2009]
Aramesh [CD, 2009]

Tracklist :

1. VOX PoPuLi! - Opium (2:27)
2. VOX PoPuLi! - Ovan V (3:19)
3. VOX PoPuLi! - Echreman (1:48)
4. VOX PoPuLi! - Be Hedayat III (2:18)
5. VOX PoPuLi! - Bio Berim (2:28)
6. VOX PoPuLi! - Coutchoulouh (5:58)
7. VOX PoPuLi! - Be Mafu (3:22)
8. VOX PoPuLi! - La Nuni Kamenuna (2:07)
9. VOX PoPuLi! - Gatcham (2:31)
10. VOX PoPuLi! - Sunshine Boy's Earthly Meditation (1:12)
11. VOX PoPuLi! - Bozorg (1:29)
12. VOX PoPuLi! - Miss October (2:23)
13. VOX PoPuLi! - Sunshine Boy's Initiation (3:04)
14. VOX 231 - Whenna (2:35)
15. VOX 231 - Nephesh (2:48)
16. VOX 231 - Alkaest (4:12)
17. VOX 231 - Sol Invictus (4:35)
18. VOX 231 - Christus Janua Vera (6:21)
19. VOX PoPuLi! - Ondes Free Part 0 (0:29)
20. VOX PoPuLi! - Ondes Free Part 1 (0:47)
21. VOX PoPuLi! - Ondes Free Part 2 (3:00)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

blackhumour - clones of megan

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#22], Ivory Coast, 2013

Like me, you were dreaming of a new blackhumour full album for years ? Here it is !

Tracklist :

1. clones of megan 1 - challenge (20:43)
2. clones of megan 2 - response (18:30)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Enigmatica Settimana / G M - La Fotografia Dell'Invisibile

Label : Inesistente Produzioni / Perfido Incanto Prodx, Italy, 1986
Ripped by Carlo

Strange cassette by very obscure artists and labels. For Italian underground completists only.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Piume E Sangue - Procedure

Label : Self-released, Italy, 1992
Ripped by Carlo

Carlo once wrote me about that CD : "one of my all-time favourite releases (in my opinion it could easily be one of the best Nurse With Wound works)".
More Piume E Sangue releases are available here and here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Engel Der Vernichtung - L'Amour Fou

Label : Angel Records, Italy, 1988
Ripped by Carlo

This is the first LP of that Italian band. Their complete recordings have been recently re-released as a double CD.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Konya Dance - A Gap In The Learning

Label : AW, Italy, 1987
Ripped by Carlo

Some members of that band were in Rosemary's Baby as well.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Rosemary's Baby - His Name Will Be Adrian

Cassette, C60
Label : The League Of The Gloomers, Italy
Ripped by Carlo

Cult band, short life (1984-1986), known as an italian branch of the Temple Of Psychic Youth. Read about them here and here. Their famous LP "Love Songs" is available for free download on various blogs and another one of their rare tapes can be found here.