Friday, March 31, 2023

Various Artists - Kontrast

Label : Duebel, Germany, 1997
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A. Aube - Cleft Tubing (7:28)
B. Aube - Flutter Collop (7:28)
C. Contagious Orgasm - The Spot 09:32~09:39 (6:32)
D. Contagious Orgasm - The Spot 10:56~11:03 (6:32)
E. MSBR - The Eyeball Gravitation (7:48)
F. MSBR - Thumbing Abstraction (7:05)
G. Schloss Tegal - Collapse Of The Wave Function (5:15)
H. Schloss Tegal - The Hidden Variable (5:03)
I. Toy Bizarre - KDI DCTB 44A (7:25)
J. Toy Bizarre - KDI DCTB 44B (7:29)

Monday, March 27, 2023

Various Artists - The Bright Side Of Life

Cassette, C99
Label : Flichi Musik, Germany, 1992
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A1. The Bill Jones Show - The Bright Old Sunny Days
A2. Sosumi - CD Players In Outer Space
A3. Original Kick - Our Time Has Come
A4. Usui Aioi - Good Morning Korean Girls
A5. 48 Cameras - The Perfect Use Of Ashes
A6. Schmertz Der Welten - Ich Werde Mich Niemals Erschiessen
A7. Harald Sack Ziegler - Sie Riecht So Gut
A8. Greenhouse Effect - Racers
A9. The Sheep Look Up - Gedankenlose Zeit
A10. MJB 90 - Anywhere With You
A11. Bonzo - Can't Live Without You (Live)
A12. Flammable Mammals - Modern World
A13. K. D. Schmitz - Where The Hell's The Brighter Side Of Life ?
A14. Toshiyuki Hiraoka - C'Est Pas Juste !
B1. L'Edarps A Moth - Der Wald Stirbt
B2. Main Concept - Münchens Diktatur
B3. Terry Eason - Dead Door Jam
B4. The Sheep Look Up - Headless
B5. Lord Litter - The Modern Show
B6. MJB 90 - Love Is...
B7. B.R.D. - Man Spricht Deutsch
B8. Sosumi - I Work 4 My Car
B9. Plastic Eye Miracle - Stewball
B10. Slimy Glue - Bumper
B11. GVS - You'll Know Better
B12. Juniper Hill - Doktor Lustvoll
B13. Baltus - Sommer
B14. M.J. Bowman - Brighter
B15. Herr Albrecht - Henry
B16. 48 Cameras - Smile With A Sigh / An End

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Various Artists - Ein Beruhigungsmittel Für Strapazierte Nerven

Cassette, C60
Label : Markus Schwill Self-Released, Germany, 1988
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A1. De Fabriek - Untitled
A2. No Unauthorized - Untitled
A3. Exterminator - Untitled
B1. No Unauthorized - Untitled
B2. Stenka Bazin - Untitled
B3. Phänomenalismus Sound - Untitled
B4. Michele Madrange & Exterminator - Untitled
B5. Michele Madrange & Phänomenalismus Sound - Untitled

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Tho-So-Aa - Enrielle

Cassette, C90, Single Sided
Label : Art Konkret, Germany, 1995
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A1. GE (V) (7:16)
A2. Stolen Figure (6:24)
A3. Enrielle (6:56)
A4. Enrielle II (12:58)
A5. Sleep (11:15)

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Chazev - Division By Zero

Cassette, C60, Single Sided
Label : Koital Kult Product, Germany, 1984
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A. Untitled

Saturday, March 11, 2023

DSF - Reflexion

Cassette, C40
Label : Koital Kult Product, Germany, 1983
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A1. Reflexion (9:50)
A2. Reflexion (7:40)
B. Reflexion (18:20)

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Let's Have Healthy Children - Again ?

Cassette, C40
Label : Aerosol P&P, Belgium, 1981
Ripped by Luca Forest-Fiore

Tracklist :

A1. The Pagan Jerk
A2. Mirror Threat
A3. Passion
A4. Grief
A5. Words (Worths)
B1. Two Notes & A Pentagram
B2. Pyramids
B3. Against Nature
B4. The Sound Of A Diving Frog
B5. I Wish I Were Close To You...

Friday, March 3, 2023

The mystery of Minóy's "PBK" personas, by Phillip B. Klingler

In 2013, when I was sent the Minóy archive, I didn't know what to expect, cassette tapes certainly, but I couldn't believe my eyes when the boxes arrived containing almost 300 of them! The first thing I did was make a list of the entire contents in those boxes, creating a new discography for Minóy consisting largely of unheard works. As I went through listing them one-by-one I noticed that, starting in 1990, he began composing under a variety of pseudonyms: Andy Warhol's Mother; Balance Of Terror; Eve Kline; Lesbians Of Color; Lucio Morandi; Lucy Godard; Projectionist; The Unknown Artist; and more. Yet none of these pseudonyms were known to the public.

Minóy, the dedicated dadaist, was very interested in artistic pranks, so creating works under different names would have appealed to him. By anonymously provoking the cultural public he might, by some stroke of luck, expand his critical support, break through to a larger audience, something we would think of now as 'going viral'. From my own experience with him, once our anonymous collaboration, Disco Splendor, began to get good press reviews and radio airplay he soon updated our collaboration name to "Minóy/PBK", not wishing to stay anonymous for too long.

One of the remarkable things about the works he created under different names is how little the sound approach deviated from his normal methods. A Minóy composition could contain all manner of harsh noise, drones, loops, keyboard arpeggios, radio broadcasts/transmissions, recorded conversations, vocal laments, moaning, screaming, and each of those elements are present at different points in the pseudonymous works. Though there are distinctions, If listened to carefully, it can be argued that Minoy's signature sounds are easy enough to detect.

To me, the most curious of his pseudonyms were the tapes he created between 1991-93 under the monikers of PawBone Kisser and Penelope Bertolt Klonopin. Both names can be extracted to "PBK" as an acronym. Not only are these so-called "PBK" works the heaviest and most oppressive noise things he ever did, but a closer look at the titles and I'm certain they were directed with contempt at me. But these are completely unknown within the cassette network, Minóy not releasing them is a puzzle.

The question is... why? Was he considering releasing these anonymously as a prank? None of the "PBK" works, or any of the others, were ever released during his lifetime, so did he make them only for himself? If so, this is truly a unique glimpse into the composer's mind, a rare example of an artist using their work as self-exorcism, an extremely personal diary that probably wasn't ever meant to be released or even heard by anyone else. But they are brilliant works, and even as personal as they are (and regretfully, directed at me with vitriol), as his archivist I'm still proud to make available these amazing never-before-heard releases!

Most anonymously, and perhaps fittingly, the last pseudonym Minóy used was "The Unknown Artist" and then he disappeared.