June 30, 2010

☼ K2 - Autopsy Soundtrakks / Metal Dysplasia / Traumantra / Sexencyclopedia [November 2008 re-post]

Kimihide Kusafuka (草深公秀) better known as K2, originally came onto the scene in 1984, just to disappear from it a few years later. After he graduated as a pathologist, he returned in 1993 and has been fucking ears up with his home-made metal instruments and heavily distorted electronics ever since, producing tons of releases. For years now, J-noise artists have been struggling to stay relevant without veering off into self-parody... some more successful than others. I think Kusafuka-sama has always been able to rise above the mediocre, growing and expanding (no pun intended) his noise concoctions into deeper, more meaningful sound textures. He sees no difference between the act of making noise and the act of science. He says he practices a kind of alchemy through his noise. He aims to metamorphose both the insight he gets from his scientific experiments, and the emotional strength he gains from performing and listening to noise. "Noise..", as K2 puts it, "can not be refused by either ears and heads!"
If you're a fan of solid, harsh, sonic torture, this Japanoize fiend will not disappoint. This is Musikalchemy ;)
[updated note: of the 13 or so K2 releases on the original blog, these are the only ones that escaped the unruly file-deleting axe-chops of RS. sorry!]

☼ K2 - Autopsy Soundtrakks MC

Год: 1993
Страна: Japan
Лейбл: Kinky Music Institute

01. Autopsy Soundtrakk #1 (13:42)
02. Autopsy Soundtrakk #2 (17:34)
03. Autopsy Soundtrakk #3 (13:32)
04. Autopsy Soundtrakk #4 (17:27)


☼ K2 - Metal Dysplasia

Год: 1996
Страна: Japan
Лейбл: Kinky Music Institute / Cheeses International

01. Part 1 (23:34)
02. Part 2 (23:35)
03. Part 3 (23:35)


☼ K2 + Dead Body Love - Traumantra

Limited to 100 pieces.

Год: 1998
Страна: Japan
Лейбл: Solipsism

01. K2 : Hempdialysis During 20 Years (22:06)
02. K2 + Dead Body Love: Steel Apoptosis (10:07)
03. Dead Body Love: Traumantra (11:36)


☼ K2 - Sexencyclopedia

This is K2's memorial work... three long previously unreleased tracks, four re-mixed tracks, two live tracks and one collaboration live track with The Incapitants, and five exclusive recordings.
Limited to 300 pieces.

Год: 2001
Страна: Japan
Лейбл: Kinky Music Institute

1-01. Dedicated To Kaprun (21:34)
1-02. Butterflyshadow (22:04)
1-03. Submerged Attack From The Sea Of Bliss (22:02)
2-01. Contaminated Body (15:33)
2-02. Scrap Plays To The Eternal Pleasure (15:42)
2-03. Molecular Plaque Control (15:34)
2-04. Fetisch For Another Mythodontix (15:24)
3-01. Cold Wave Of Her Underhairs (24:02)
3-02. Damage (28:09)
3-03. (The Princess Suffered From) Tubal Pregnancy [feat. The Incapacitants] (21:39)
4-01. Atomic Piles In J.C.O. (15:43)
4-02. Peaches On The Isotope Beach (15:44)
4-03. Invaginated G-Spot (9:45)
4-04. 17 (11:52)
4-05. Unter Die Abstinenzerscheinungen (1:20)

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June 28, 2010

☼ Omei - Black Eyed Angels / “…A Single Sickened Cell.” [November 2008 re-post]

Omei is the dark ambient, death industrial side project by Chris Goudreau of Sickness. He started in the early days of 1986-1987 with a tape-loop/industrial project, eventually (d)evolving into the apocalyptic infestation that is Sickness. The ethics of his Omei project harkens back to those early years, but with a much stronger tonal presentation. Each track attempts to concentrate on one thought and extend it through to its conclusion. It's a hard look at his obsessive/compulsive thought process. Sickness can be thought of as a thousand thoughts in 10 seconds, where Omei is the same thought but for 10 hours.

☼ Omei - Black Eyed Angels

Год: 2001
Страна: USA
Лейбл: Solipsism

01. Abusive (6:01)
02. Black Eyed Angels (9:06)
03. “…It's Understandable” (7:00)
04. Dissected Heart (9:20)
05. Secret (8:02)
06. Slit Up From The Gut (5:58)
07. Seikatai (12:18)
08. Missing Since August (16:26)

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☼ Omei - “…A Single Sickened Cell.”

Год: 2003
Страна: USA
Лейбл: Beauty And Pain

01. The Word And The Law (9:58)
02. A Single Sickened Cell (9:37)
03. Trait (10:40)
04. For Mother (11:56)
05. Victim To Victimized (13:21)
06. Ten Minute Lifetime (12:15)
07. Did You Feel Like Jesus? (4:57)

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☼ Coven - Blessed Is The Black LP [November 2008 re-post]

This album clearly shows its age. Some may even think it sounds older than it is, but you get all kinds of 'metal' on this one; Power metal, thrash metal, traditional heavy metal, doom metal, and all delivered with tongue firmly in cheek! (at least I hope so ;) The lyrics are straight-forward 'metal' themes; sickness, satan, sex, killing, steel, the dead, the rotting, and of course 'being metal' -- so much so that it seems almost mocking, or self-parody.
For fans of Piledriver, Nasty Savage, Exciter, Oz, Metal Church, Cyclone, Overkill, Mötorhead, Iron Angel, Manowar, Judas Priest, Malice, Venom... you get the picture ;)

Год: 1988
Страна: USA
Лейбл: Medusa Records

01. Blessed Is The Black (4:53)
02. 6669 (3:17)
03. Burn The Cross (3:47)
04. Out Of The Grave (5:14)
05. Rock This Church (2:54)
06. Iron Dick (4:07)
07. The Monger (3:24)
08. McDonaldland Massacre (2:46)
09. Another Life (4:35)
10. Creature Of Duty [And My Duty Is Death] (4:26)

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☼ Box Of Fish - Invented Grunge 1984 (A Retrospective) [November 2008 re-post]

After listening to Box Of Fish even Nick Cave seems mainstream ;) Sloppy, messy, grinding goth-punk, with ranting-screeching vokillz and rough-as-guts production. The guitar buzz blanketing every track is mean and sleazy, and the big dry bass riffs are simple and vampish. Imagine Joy Division fronted by David Yow... or Henry Rollins singing for The Stooges while simultaneously swallowing a meat skewer... or... or... or... ok, so I'm fresh out of OR's, but you should get the idea by now. This is a great collection of album tracks, demo tracks and a few live bits'n'pieces of rackety-tat-tat, arty, disjointed, sometimes chemically enhanced raw punk rock. As a document in itself, this release is interesting as a counterpoint to those who would still try and argue that all early '80s Sydney bands were in thrall to the Birdman legacy. While BoF played with bands such as the Wet Taxis, Died Pretty, and the Hoodoo Gurus, they were never part of anything that could be considered a 'scene.' They never recorded for Citadel or Waterfront, and Rob Younger never produced any of their music. Despite this degree of outsider status, they toured interstate, released a single, an album and several compilation tracks, and even got their name on the front page of Juke twice. Ol'skool no-wave from down under. Fits in nicely with The Birthday Party, The Scientists, Scratch Acid, etc.

Год: 1983-1985 (2006)
Страна: Australia
Лейбл: Fish Records

01. What Are Mans Fears (3:55)
02. Rebecca (6:31)
03. Nations (4:26)
04. Bladder Dagger (4:27)
05. Purple Haze (3:55)
06. Abo Joe (5:13)
07. Insanity Battles (5:00)
08. Sex Cat Killer (3:23)
09. Erosion (3:12)
10. The Good The Bad And The Ugly (2:46)
11. Our Father (3:16)
12. Take Pity With Our City (3:31)
13. Car Smash (3:19)
14. Ho Ha Yeah (0:58)
15. Deadman [Live] (3:45)
16. Mission In Life [Live] (4:54)
17. Recital [Live] (4:10)
18. Sex Bomb Baby [Live] (2:16)
19. Black Life [Live] (3:24)


☼ David Jackman: MC / Attrition: flexi / Maeror Tri: 7" / MØHR: 7" / MSBR+Taint: split 7" / Herz Jühning: 7" / Metal Rouge: EP [November 2008 re-post]

Here's a nice sick-pak of industrial, drone, dark ambient, rhythmic noise and a little deathrock.
Enjoy em ;)

☼ David Jackman - Ritual MC-single

Limited to 5 pieces.

Год: 1980
Страна: UK
Лейбл: Snatch Tapes

01. Ritual (3:30)
02. Offshore [feat. Philip Sanderson] (3:29)

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☼ Attrition - Fear/Devoid 7''flexi

Год: 1982
Страна: UK
Лейбл: Adventures In Reality

01. Fear (2:47)
02. Devoid (2:55)

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☼ Maeror Tri - Saltatrix 7''

Limited to 200 pieces.

Год: 1993
Страна: Germany
Лейбл: Drone Records

01. Saltatrix (4:49)
02. Third Sound (5:04)
03. These Tears Will Crystallize (4:14)

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☼ MØHR- How To Make Darkness Visible 7''

Limited to 200 pieces.

Год: 1993
Страна: Germany
Лейбл: Drone Records

01. Inter-Sense (8:10)
02. Collected Light (8:54)

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☼ MSBR / Taint- Scopotophilia 7''

Limited to 66 pieces.

Год: 1993
Страна: Japan / USA
Лейбл: MSBR Records

01. MSBR: Jerico (5:01)
02. Taint: Noise Discipline (4:59)

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☼ Herz Jühning - Faces 7''

Limited to 510 pieces.

Год: 2007
Страна: Germany
Лейбл: Galakthorrö

01. Anorexia (3:03)
02. I Deserve (2:58)
03. Faces (3:36)
04. Rituals (3:16)

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☼ Metal Rouge - Ephemeroptera 01

Год: 2007
Страна: USA
Лейбл: Seymour Records

01. Nymph/Nymph (19:12)
02. Imago/Imago (5:54)
03. Mayfly/Mayfly (18:06)

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☼ Thomas Brinkmann - Tina | Argo / Tanks A Lot: A Free Urus Martan Mix [October 2008 re-post]

Thomas Brinkmann (born in 1959) is a highly regarded German producer of experimental minimal techno. Although experimenting with records since the early '80s, he gained wide reputation with his re-workings of material by fellow artists Mike Ink and Richie Hawtin, released in the second half of the '90s. These productions were made by playing physically modified vinyl records on highly customized turntables with an additional tone arm.
Brinkmann later founded the Ernst record label, and introduced his own productions on a series of 12" records taking their titles from female names. He has since expanded his extensive production catalog on his own Max Ernst label, as well as other highly respected outfits such as Traum Schallplatten, Raster-Noton and Mute Records (under the Soul Center alias).

☼ Thomas Brinkmann - Tina / Argo 12''

Год: 2003
Страна: Germany
Лейбл: Max Ernst

01. Tina (5:05)
02. It Never Was You... (4:48)
03. Argo (4:27)
04. Nauten... (4:17)

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☼ Thomas Brinkmann - Tanks A Lot: A Free Urus Martan Mix

This free promotional disc was included with the with "Tina/Argo" release above.

Год: 2003
Страна: Germany
Лейбл: Max Ernst

01. Intro 61 (4:40)
02. Lopster / Mute (4:51)
03. Argonauten (3:13)
04. I Feel Loved (Depeche Mode) [Thomas Brinkmann Remix] (4:41)
05. Liquid Smile (Crowdpleaser / WaterLilly) [Thomas Brinkmann Remix] (3:58)
06. Orange Green (5:13)
07. It Never Was You / Tina (3:21)
08. 26 Chicky Boom / Mute (4:06)
09. Can I Ask You (5:18)
10. I Don't Know (5:24)
11. 1234567 (4:18)
12. Demolation (4:13)
13. Corvette (Marcus Schmickler) (6:54)
14. Crankshaft (2:29)
15. Corvette (1:12)

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June 27, 2010

☼ Tokyo Mask - Hinterlands [October 2008 re-post]

After two EPs and live performances in Athens and Madrid, Tokyo Mask (Κωνσταντίνος Καραμήτας / Kostas Karamitas) presents his first full-length work, “Hinterlands.” Keeping the basic principles of slow rhythms and deep drones intact, “Hinterlands” adds intricate details and subtleties that reward repeated, careful listening. Guitars turned inside-out, mysterious echoes, gloomy drones and minimal dark-hop / dub rhythms are placed around the satisfying rumble of a bass guitar. The minimal approach to composition magnifies each element, turning the slightest change into a radical shift of perspective. An intensely enigmatic, almost mystical feel is at the heart of the album, as it methodically draws the listener into its circle of repetition. A ritual is taking place here, one that becomes deeper and stranger as each mutated layer of sound appears, screaming in a forgotten language.

Release Year(s): 2007
Artist(s) Country: Greece
Label(s): Low Impedance Recordings

Track Listing:
01. Critical Mass (3:40)
02. Queen Of Crossroads (6:15)
03. Like You Perverts (6:57)
04. Mapcrawler Pathfinder (2:56)
05. Morning Star (10:25)
06. Oil And Stone (6:58)
07. The Miraculus Erector (7:08)
08. Zero Street (5:54)

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☼ T.E.F. / Sickness / Facialmess - Schizoid [3-way split]

Sickness (Chris Goudreau) you already know about, (if not, see the post below this one) so here are a few words about the other two artists on this split...
T.E.F. is Kevin Novak from Sealy, Texas, and has been an active participant in Houston's noise scene for the better part of a decade. Also, a member of Black Leather Jesus.
And last, but certainly not least, Facialmess is noise musician Kenny Sanderson from Funabashi, Chiba, Japan, who's been active since 1995.

Release Year(s): 2004
Artist(s) Country: USA / Japan
Label(s): Ninth Circle Music

Track Listing:
01. T.E.F.: Contemportary Divisionist Trilogy (20:00)
└ ¹ ⁄ Cleaving The Alluvian Plains (-19:56)
└ ² ⁄ Massed Elementary Particles And Debris (-9:09)
└ ³ ⁄ Empirical Sublevel Hierarchy (-3:45)
02. Sickness: Wiring The Body (7:14)
03. Sickness: Insists On Seeing The Ghosts (13:04)
04. Sickness: Kill Kill Kill For Inner Peace (9:46)
05. Facialmess: Luck Of The Irish (10:20)
06. Facialmess: I'm Fucking Angry (1:43)
07. Facialmess: Last Night A DJ Fucked My Wife (10:12)

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☼ Sickness - Flesh And Bone

Sickness started in the early days of 1986-1987 as a tape-loop/ industrial project. Now, so many years later, it has grown into the infestation you see before you. "Noise is the truest form of music, and Sickness wishes to spread this blessed disease." ~ Chris Goudreau

Release Year(s): 2003
Artist(s) Country: USA
Label(s): Denshi Zatsuon

Track Listing:
01. Hope Is Our Greatest Disease (5:47)
02. Misused (6:30)
03. Peel, Sever, And Scar (6:03)
04. The Need To Cut (7:32)
05. Flesh & Bone (7:15)
06. Dead Faces In Water (7:49)
07. Pulling The Trigger (6:33)
08. Consume [Skin Crime remix] (9:21)
09. Oil And Blood [Macronympha remix] (16:36)

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☼ Paranoia Inducta - Gloria Laus [October 2008 re-post]

Gloria Laus is the first part of the Lux Mundi Trilogy, which is a tribute to those who were deceived, humiliated, stalked and killed by the Catholic Church. A homage for all those victims to whom, instead of love, hope and brotherhood, was brought blood, torture and death. Tell grandma to put that in her pipe and smoke it!
Limited to 444 pieces.

Год: 2006
Страна: Poland
Лейбл: Beast Of Prey

01. Sacrum (4:38)
02. Virus Christii (8:04)
03. Corpus Misticum (8:54)
04. Machina Deo (4:38)
05. Gloria Laus (6:37)
06. Memento Mori (4:01)
07. Opus Diaboli (8:57)
08. Profanum (4:34)

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☼ Shemale - Bunker 3074 LP [October 2008 re-post]

A failed laboratory experiment in the Bio-weapons division of the military-industrial complex known as ManCorp, mysteriously transformed mild-mannered lab technician Pete Plus+ into the 'Shemale' a hybrid humanoid robot.
In an attempt to cover their tracks, ManCorp decided to destroy 'Shemale', so the secrets of their sinister experiments would remain unknown, but 'Shemale' escaped, and went into hiding in a subterranean cave system beneath a metropolis in the North-East of England called Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Shunned by humans, and forever on the run from ManCorp agents, 'Shemale' retreated from the world into a parallel universe to create dark, dystopian machine-music, influenced by a synthetic dream of Hyperborea the land beyond the North Wind.
This release brings you dark and slow electro, very ambient and chilling horror soundtracks of a failed polar expedition. (absolutely my favorite kind of failed expedition, too! whodda thunk it?)

Год: 2007
Страна: Netherlands
Лейбл: Bunker

01. Through The Mist (2:54)
02. Invocation (1:44)
03. Captain Smith (5:01)
04. The Watchers (3:35)
05. Black Magick Rites (6:04)
06. The Cursed Ship (4:17)
07. Beneath The Ice (3:32)
08. Wizards Of Hyperborea (3:52)

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☼ Axolotl - Archons?|Archons! / Split w/The Skaters [October 2008 re-post]

Your speakers will ooze some dark blue-brown vibrations when you listen to these releases. Primordial bliss from two Bay Area duos that drop the thinker and ignore the thoughts, allowing it all to come in. White hot noise poems that merge into throbbing earthscapes. Melting tape loops, organ vibes, and voices from the sun, blissed-out in a swirling mess of drones and clatter, deconstructed melodies, propulsive almost-rhythms and weird snatches of sonic detritus, all muddled up into a killer burst of avant-free-folk-noise-rock.

☼ Axolotl - Archons?/Archons!

Limited to 100 pieces.

Год: 2004
Страна: USA
Лейбл: Collective Jyrk

01. Emme Ya (5:26)
02. Sinthome (1:28)
03. Archons? (8:50)
04. O Bell Obelisk (1:50)
05. Enuma Flish (7:58)
06. Archons! (3:01)
07. Baav (12:32)
08. From White To Fawn (7:29)

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☼ Axolotl / The Skaters - Split

Limited to 50 pieces.

Год: 2005
Страна: USA
Лейбл: Collective Jyrk

01. The Skaters: Head Of Kin (7:49)
02. Axolotl: Untitled 2 (5:40)
03. The Skaters: Face of Kin (4:32)
04. Axolotl: Untitled 3 (5:55)
05. The Skaters: Cauality (5:05)
06. Axolotl: Untitled 1 (6:36)
07. The Skaters: Space Time (5:44)

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☼ Killdozer - Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys Of The Ruling Elite EP / Snakeboy LP [October 2008 re-post]

Here's a few earlier releases from Wisconsin's kings of noisy, degenerate-punk rock trashcore!

☼ Killdozer - Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys Of The Ruling Elite EP

This is clearly the band's debut record, but ignoring the weak production, there's a whole shitload of fuck to enjoy here... messy, unskooled and twangy, but it's still catchy, energetic, and kinda weird considering the state of popular music in 1984. The singer's voice is more of a scratchy redneck yelp than the full-bodied roar it would later become, but it's still a hoot.

Год: 1984
Страна: USA
Лейбл: Bone-AIr

01. Man Of Meat (2:14)
02. Pile Driver (3:52)
03. Parade (2:16)
04. Farmer Johnson (4:33)
05. Ed Gein (2:11)
06. A Man's Gotta Be A Man (1:46)
07. Dead Folks (2:52)
08. Run Through The Jungle [Creedence Clearwater Revival cover] (3:19)

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☼ Killdozer - Snakeboy LP

Here be the band's full length hyper splotch of trashy-recorded thumpadelic noise rock... much like the Butthole Surfers' "Psychic...Powerless...Another Man's Sac" but sillier. The drummer is all over the place, trying out stiff non-4/4 rhythms just to see what works (in the end, it all does) and the guitar/bass are battling each other for melodic lead in a pre-Cows Cows-esque fashion. This is Killdozer at their least predictable, throwing out all kinds of pop, rock, noise, grunge, ugly violin bits, hypnotic repetitive jams, and lo-fi anthemic grandeur in a fun, haphazard fashion that they would soon abandon in favor of a strict adherence to heavy slow numbness.

Год: 1985
Страна: USA
Лейбл: Bone-AIr

01. King Of Sex (3:35)
02. Going To The Beach (4:11)
03. River (2:47)
04. Live Like You Don't Exist (4:26)
05. Cinnamon Girl [Neil Young cover] (3:51)
06. Gone To Heaven (3:14)
07. Revelations (5:05)
08. Burning House (2:56)
09. Big Shot Of Love (3:33)
10. Fifty Seven (3:38)

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