Monday, February 27, 2012

Markus Schwill - Heart-Beat-Diagram

Cassette, C60
Label : Börft Records, Sweden, 1993
Limited edition of 66 numbered copies
Ripped by akanoid

"Minimal psychedelic analog synth-sounds made from the classic synth Korg Ms 20" (from Börft website).
Read a review of that tape here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

PBK - Thrill Pictures (Condensed)

Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#7], Ivory Coast, 2012

Originally released in 1990 on PBK Recordings as two cassettes.
Edited and remastered in 2011.

"A two-tape selection of 'repeating patterns, simple sequences & loops' from one of the masters of the field. Most of the bits here are fairly simple and fairly aggressive, with bursts of static and loud noises not uncommon. PBK grabs a theme, plays with it, takes a deep breath for a pause, and starts over again. A multi-layered journey through a stratum of mind where sounds become hardware" (Factsheet Five #36, 1990).

Tracklist :

1. 6:31
2. 5:33
3. 6:43
4. 4:49
5. 3:37
6. 4:16
7. 6:55
8. 5:00
9. 5:50
10. 7:26
11. 3:30
12. 4:37
13. 3:58
14. 2:13
15. 5:59

Friday, February 17, 2012

Various Artists - Project 91

Label : Concrete Productions, UK, 1991

That CD contains tracks previously released on Project One compilation LP.

Tracklist :

1. Barry Anderson - Electro-Acoustic Fanfare (1:25)
2. Kathy Acker - Empire Of The Senseless (11:23)
3. Deux Filles - Airium (4:55)
4. Pornosect - The Ritual Of Protection (5:12)
5. T.A.G.C. - Mercurius (4:49)
6. Boyd Rice - There Was Never A Moment When Evil Was Real (2:11)
7. Muslimgauze - Y.A. (4:15)
8. Andrew Lewis - Sonnerie Aux Morts (10:02)
9. Robert Anton Wilson - Calvi, The Pope And The Brotherhood (2:01)
10. The Heights Brothers - You've Got To Laugh (4:30)
11. Z'EV - Where Were You? (3:11)
12. Sow - The Rock (5:26)
13. Peter Shyjka - Ladbroke Grove September 23rd 1986 (3:23)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Message From Andrew McKenzie

Posting some Andrew McKenzie records, I knew there was a risk of seeing him ask to remove the posts as he often did on other blogs sharing The Hafler Trio material - though I made the choice, as I always try to do, to post only long time out-of-print releases (he has also expressed his views here). His message has arrived but this time this is not only a request to remove the links but also a kind of proposal. Feel free to answer him in comments. Here is the message :

I am the copyright owner in the recorded work referenced here: I have never given, nor have I ever been asked to give, permission to include this material in any way in this form.

I would ask, respectfully and politely, that you remove this as soon as possible.

I know that some people find this absurd, even though I have indicated many times my reasons for this publicly. I also have been insulted publicly simply for making my wishes known. I have also seen people try to justify their actions by stating that they are, by posting such material in a manner against my express wishes, 'helping' me, and 'doing me a favour'.

some people do listen, and remove the material - most times, however, it is clear that they do so out of fear of legal action, and not their own conscience.

so. I have a proposal for an alternative situation, one which will help everybody concerned. if enough people gather together who wish to post this material and *really* help me, I will reciprocate. I and the organisation to which I belong are looking for an agent. details of this can be found at if we are sucessfully provided with one, we will not only pay the person leading us to that situation, but actually give you a release to post as far and wide as you please, with no restrictions. moreover, this will be ONLY available through your channels.

this is a sincere offer, and made in the spirit of genuine desire for co-operation. I will be pleased to answer any questions directed to me away from this channel.

./andrew m. mckenzie
p.p. The Hafler Trio

Monday, February 13, 2012

Touch 33 / Various Artists - Departing Platform 5 / Touch Ritual - Radio Cut-Up

Label : Touch, UK, 1988
Ripped by jx

Tracklist :

A. Touch 33 - Departing Platform 5
B. Various Artists - Touch Ritual / Radio Cut-Up (featuring Gilbert And George, Last Few Days, The Hafler Trio, Renaldo And The Loaf, Strafe Für Rebellion, DunDun Ensemble)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mother Tongue - Open In Obscurity

Label : Touch, UK, 1988
Ripped by Trantor

Mother Tongue is Andrew McKenzie + Z'EV + Doro Franck.
That LP has never been re-released on CD.

Tracklist :

A. Geelgalayah (17:47)
B1. Who (1:46)
B2. Wind Carved My Face (8:18)
B3. Lying In The Desert (2:25)
B4. The Humble Man (4:31)
B5. Heart (1:39)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Protection - Untitled

Label : Touch, UK, 1987

Protection is Andrew McKenzie. (That was always unclear if Protection was the name of the artist or the title of the record ; on Touch website the album is now credited to The Hafler Trio though that artist name doesn't appear on the record).
That LP has neved been re-released on CD.

Tracklist :

A. Triptych (16:40)
A1. The Blue Wind
A2. 4 Doors
A3. Painted Faces
B. Bedroom Scene With Hooks (16:42)
B1. Bedroom Scene With Hooks
B2. Making Desperate Sign Language From The Funeral Pyre
B3. The Birthday


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Flesh - My Boy Lollipop

Label : Dancing Industries, UK, 1979

Very first vinyl appearance of Andrew McKenzie (The Hafler Trio).

Tracklist :

A. My Boy Lollipop (3:34)
B. Flesh (2:40)