Saturday, 24 February 2018

S-Core ‎– "Infant" (Corrosive Tapes ‎– C012) 1988


Dark Ambient Smoggy post industrial drones from that prolific S-Core bloke. An Industrial Infant child fathered by  Lustmord but has the eyes of Zoviet France.

Tracklist:

A1 Crimson
A2 Symptom
A3 The Open Air
A4 Bereaved Family
B1 Blind Passion
B2 Coal Tar
B3 The Goddess Of Mercy


Friday, 23 February 2018

Merzbow + S-Core ‎– "A Collaboration Tape" ( Afflict Records ‎– Aff 011) 1987



No, i'm not slagging Merzbow by the way! Just some slight criticism that he's painted himself into a corner  Noise-wise, and probably would benefit from a collaboration with the more understated S-Core......wait-a-minute!.....he did just this in 1987,and the result is a slightly harsher S-Core album.
If you like the sound of failing machinery in an abandoned factory then this is the Japnoise collaboration for you.

DOWNLOAD these collaborators HERE!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

S-Core ‎– "Dumb Chamber" (Broken Flag ‎– BF 62) 1987


S-Core had a cassette on Broken Flag too!
Old school industrial in the Zoviet (France)stylee,made all the more special due to the foggy nature of the media, and far more interesting to listen to than yer average Power Electronics copyist.

Tracklist:

A1 Oracular Pagoda
A2 Lust For Power
B1 A Slow Mire
B2 Implict Faith
B3 Fug
B4 Unslighty Disorder


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

S·Core ‎– "Dross" (Afflict Records ‎– Aff 003) 1985

This 'Dross' is probably S-Core's debut release is it not?
No reliance on the tactics as used by most of the Japnoise fraternity here.Instead of sandblasting the listener into submission, Yutaka Tanaka produced a gloomscape of 1950's electronica via The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, stuffed into a bag full of roof insulation. There are even some plaintiff melodies floating around to further distance himself from the Merzbow crowd.
Most 'Noise' albums are full of several versions of what is essentially the same track.This cannot be said about S-Core.There are Dark Ambient tunes,minimal synth non-hits,even some synth pop,the odd Dronescape,and some old school percussive Industrial numbers.Therefore this cassette is not as boring as yer normal Noise-fest.The other end of the scale from "Merzbox" and its fifty-plus hours of the same dynamic-less relentless racket.

DOWNLOAD this dross HERE!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

S·Core ‎– "A Great Lump" (Technological Feeling ‎– TF 11) 1987


Old Skool(UK) post industrial dark ambient,in the style of  Nocturnal Emissions or Zoviet France, from Japan. Some parts of this could even be danced to by some Neo-Goths in a random urban nite-klub in former Yugoslavia.
There are two kinds of music that are perfect background music to a laid-back party, probably involving smoking class-B herbal products;and they are,obviously, Dub Reggae and,less obviously, Post-Industrial Dark Ambient.
If there's a white Rasta hippy present who's stoned enough, they'll probably attempt to do some skanking dance to most of this record.....don't let that put you off.....as sickening a thought as it may be!!! 

Tracklist:

A1 Insanity Of Grandeur 7:42
A2 Dog Whip 4:30
A3 For The Coming Day 2:50
A4 Relapse 3:42
A5 No's Music 0:30
A6 Waifs And Strays 3:25
B1 R.I.P. 3:32
B2 I Was Punished By Heaven 4:40
B3 Magnetic Force 3:06
B4 A Sacred Light 2:55
B5 Augur 3:22
B6 Baptism Of Fire 3:22
B7 Ritualism 2:42


Monday, 19 February 2018

S·Core ‎– "Morbid Moppets" ( Afflict Records ‎– Aff 005) 1986


Most Industrial Noise fans could safely be referred to as 'Morbid Muppets',but I have no idea what a 'Moppet' could be......should I google it?.......Nah!
Yutaka Kanaka is the brains behind S-Core,and he's been going for over thirty years at this lark.
The noise on this cassette is yer usual subway train braking in a tunnel, crashing,probably causing immense loss of life and horrific life changing injuries,but with a hint of a Zoviet France influence with some overloaded drum loops to alleviate the monotony.

Tracklist:
A The Afterimage 22:57
B1 Criticism 2:40
B2 Reddish-Black 6:34
B3 Sutra 12:12
B4 The Far East 2:53


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Toukaseibunshi ‎– "Meta-Inorganicmatter Meta-Newlon" (Angakok ‎– AKT005) 1986


Hironari Iwata, was Toukaseibunshi, or Transparent Molecules in English.
He made this album, and ran his own label, 'Angakok' for a couple of years in the mid-eighties, then disappeared for twenty years, only to return in 2009!?.....if only a lot of other artists would do that,and I can think of a lot that would benefit from disappearing permanently.
Hironari thankfully steers clear of the 'Power Electronics' tag, and concentrates on minimal glitchy circuit bending drones.
The 'Drone' is really only something an artist should do Once, and as Iwata did just this, he must be lauded as a visionary......well done young man!

Tracklist:
A1 Glace
B1 Enthsiate
B2 Cryptogramm
B3 Luverd


Friday, 16 February 2018

Incapacitants ‎– "Stupid Is Stupid" (Sounds For Consciousness Rape ‎– S.F.C.R. 027) 1993



Stupid is stupid is stupid is stupid as stupid does, would be a catchphrase for the Trump and NRA stance on Gun Laws.
Yesterday there was the 18th school shooting this year in the USA, and its only half way through February. That's exactly 18 more school shootings than in the whole of the rest of the planet!?....probably more than in every country combined for all time!
The argument this time is that if the innocent Assault Rifle hadn't had a mentalist attached to it, it wouldn't have killed anybody!???....like no other country has mental cases who want to kill people?...the difference is...and its a simple but big difference, is that the mental cases in every other country except the USA can't get hold of Automatic weaponry!
Its also far easier to remove a gun from a situation rather than a human being......even though their dumb-ass answer to that is to just shoot the Human leaving the gun inoperable.
This double cassette has nothing to do with the NRA or those stupid is stupid U.S. gun laws, but the sound recorded on them could easily be a soundtrack to a mass shooting by an angry young outcast with a K-Mart shopping bag full of ammo.
This only happens in the USA, and noise of this quality only happens in Japan....well at least for the past thirty years anyway.

Tracklist:

Studio Materials

A1 Stupid Is Stupid
A2 Don't Sleep While We Explain
B Even Stupid Can Be Director

Live Materials

C Live At 20000V, Koenji - Tokyo, Nov. 3rd 1991
D Live At 20000V, Koenji - Tokyo, Feb. 27th 1992

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Incapacitants ‎– "Project Pallo" - (Pariah Tapes ‎– PT-3, PT-4, & PT-5) 1985


Yes, its a wall of electronic circuit damaged noise spread over three cassettes.....but the most interesting discussion point is why have they used 1970's cheesy wrestling maestro Jackie "Mr TV " Pallo as the focal theme for this synapse welding noise holocaust?
Mr Pallo, was just one of a galaxy of incredibly unfit,and stagy cartoon characters, that made up the year round pantomime that was ITV Wrestling.Which was a scene of laughably fake wrestling,attended by hundreds of aggressive grannies looking for blood.
The biggest (as in 'Fat') stars were Shirley 'Big Daddy' Crabtree,and the 6 foot 11 inches tall 'Giant Haystacks',who managed to fill Wembley Arena with Gobby Grannies in 1976 for the big showdown....which Big Daddy won....somehow?....Watch this bizzare spectacle HERE!.....they were both out of breath before they reached the ring!
Why Incapacitants chose Jackie Pallo over 'Kendo Nagasaki' I'm struggling to understand.
Kendo, as he was known to his friends, and manager (the hilarious Gorgeous George), never spoke or gave interviews, and wore a mask 24/7.....he was also obviously NOT Japanese.This could be the reason, along with the tasteless sense to name himself after a nuclear atrocity and a martial art...which I reckon is to be applauded.
Pallo himself had a head of flowing golden locks, frequently tied in a pony tail,stripy pants and golden boots.Often he exchanged banter with the grannies in the front row, like some character in a Carry-on movie.
Check out his fight with Johnny Kwango, the king of the Head Butt. Kwango was billed as being from Lagos, Nigeria, rather than from Peckham, where he was born.
As a tribute to 'Mr TV',i'm sure the man himself would have been horrified, and would probably challenged Incapacitants to a bout of Tag-wrestling, doubtlessly partnered by Kendo Nagasaki for disrespecting Kendo's home nation.....yeah, thats right,England.

Tracklist:

Pallo 1 "Receita"

A Jaapsoc 24:04
B1 Leprosy 9:33
B2 Manic-Depressive 14:28


Pallo 2 "Quiet Sound"
C Peony Crackers 2 24:06
D Irrevocable Letter Of Credit 24:06

Pallo 3 "To Die Key"
E Living Zombie Is About To Die 24:05
F Long Awaited 24:05

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Incapacitants ‎– "Eternal Paralysis" (Pariah Tapes ‎– PT-1) 1981


Toshiji Mikawa and Fumio Kosakai were there at the year zero of Japnoise, with their onslaughts of heavily processed fried circuitry.
This is an early example of their craft.A single sided c-90 of non-stop ear damage.And they are still damaging innocent peoples hearing facilities to this day.

Tracklist:

A - Eternal Paralysis (45:00)


Monday, 12 February 2018

Taku Sugimoto ‎– "Opposite" (hatNOIR ‎– hatNOIR 802) 1998


This is a request, but also a timely tranquil respite from all the soul-crushing noise that I've been posting of late.The title is very appropriate,as the improvised guitar minimalism is the absolute 'opposite' to the racket put forward by 'Flying Testicle' previously.The Japanese aren't all VU meters in the red zone types after-all.This one barely registers at all!
It sounds like a guitar being hit by some unknown objects flailing in the wind and striking the strings randomly,but with the wind noise edited out.
Its one of those 'it's not what you put in its what you leave out' kind of moments.99% silence...... Very calming. 

Tracklist:
1 Mirrors 1:08
2 Bells Of ... 4:05
3 Flagments Of Happiness 1:35
4 Spoon River I 3:57
5 Spring 3:22
6 Midnoon 1:44
7 Opposite 0:46
8 Subtle 1:37
9 Birds Of Afternoon 1:32
10 Stained Glass Windows 1:21
11 A Narrow Path 1:32
12 Transylvania 2:34
13 Paris 1:31
14 Spoon River II 3:17
15 Monad 8:49
16 Treading 2:22
17 Pale Light 1:33
18 A Day Book 2:04
19 At The Corner 2:01
20 To Ward 1:11


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Flying Testicle ‎– "Space Desia" (Charnel Music ‎– CHCD-8) 1993



A Japnoise 'Super Groop' called 'Flying Testicle'?????....it don't get much better than this!
That bloke from 'Merzbow', and that screamy bloke from 'Masonna', get down and make some sublimely, or subliminally fucked up Noise Rock that could clear a room of music fans in 60 seconds or less.
That's always a recommendation.
Underneath the mind destroying wreckage this is as close to actual song based music these reprobates have ever sailed close to, without hitting the 'Rock' and sinking in that abysmally redundant category. This is what 'Rock' music should sound like.A decontructed power trio from an anti-universe,devastatingly LOUD and obnoxious, a sonically offensive musical bad trip. It preserves the processed noise onslaught that its individual members are famed for,but adds conventional instruments to the morass to reel in the casual metalhead before they burst into tears.
All topped off by that ridiculous band name.....nearly perfect.

Tracklist:

1 Johnny Guitar 10:50
2 Arturos Island 4:00
3 Romance 8:07
4 The Red Lanterns 2:31
5 Dark Eyes 7:45
6 Hit Kit Party 2:53
7 Night Falls 10:15
8 Open Squeeze/Horizontal Bop 19:17
9 Beautiful Dreamer 7:45


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Various Artists ‎– "Ne Shi" (Banned Production ‎– BP- 55) 1994



Now we are on the Japanoise end of the former Axis powers; it seems natural to start with a compilation does it not?
This double cassette box set is the best place to collect the main perps of the japanese primal scream.
Its rather like listening to a platoon of Guiger-Muller tubes focusing in on ground zero at Hiroshima and Nagasaki immediately after the American Atrocities had fucked everything up forever. Accompanied by the screams of burning children as they are x-rayed onto the rubble.
If you want reminding what a Nuclear strike could feel like, listen to some of this stuff,by some ofthe most repressed people on the planet.Which is even more relevant today as we have an intellectual amoeba in the Whitehouse capable of giving as much thought to initiating a Nuclear war as he does to the economy he is just about to over-heat and send into recession.

Tracklist:

A1 –Incapacitants - Whisper In The Night
A2 –Agencement - Homeo Box & A.T.G.C.
A3 –C.C.C.C. - Space Temple
B1 –Solmania - Astral Montage
B2 –K2 Zombie - Anatomy
B3 –Contagious Orgasm - Dr. Plum Pig
C1 –Yuzuru Syogase - Kundalini
C2 –MSBR - Crack.
C3 –Yximalloo - A Grass
D1 –Ryuzi Ryuzi - Meddw Brwysg
D2 –Vasilisk - The Blood
D3 –S·Core - Doldrums
D4 –Merzbow - Ram Me, Ream Me, You Lusty Cunts


Friday, 9 February 2018

Merzbow ‎– "Collection 001" (Lowest Music & Arts) 1981




Don't worry, this isn't the first of a hundred Merzbow tapes.I wouldn't do that to you!
But it does complete the Axis of Noise, after having done the Italian connection,with a smattering of Germans here and there;so logically,some Japanese noise is required.....also it allows a smooth segue into some other stuff from the sons of Nippon to follow like a Kamikaze attack on the senses; a divine wind of abstract noise if you will? 
This is very early Merzbow, so its more experimental sounding,and less reliant on brain searing Noise.

Tracklist:

Side A
Side B

DOWNLOAD from somewhere over the merzbow HERE!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Leibstandarte SS MB ‎– "Menses" (Come Org ‎– WDC883023) 1982


You'll be relieved to know that this is the last Maurizio Bianchi post, and the third and final 'Leibstandarte SS release. Although it was re-released later under the  'MB' moniker, which is a more accurate assessment of the authorship.
Yep you guessed it ,rather noisy, don't expect a chorus or middle eight,and the only bridge you'll be taken to is the Mostar Bridge as it was destroyed by Croatian forces in the Yugoslavian ethnic cleansing war.
Nothing changes, either in Bianchi's formula, or in human behaviour.
The tracks themselves are like listening to cartoon sound effects whilst being waterboarded, or held face down in a bath of shit while a bunch of hi-fiving andrenalin junkies bungee jump over an active volcano crater.
All this, and NO Nazi speech cut-ups to ruin the 'fun'.Either way, you know what you're in for?

Tracklist:

A Yra 22:48
B Scent 23:01


Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Leibstandarte SS MB ‎– "Weltanschauung" (Come Org ‎– WDC 881018VKZ3) 1982


Here we go, Nazisploitation album part two.
Nothing sells like a pair of Tits, sharks, or a Nazi.....and here we have a pair of 'Tits'(Bianchi and Bennett) selling an album of Noise, chock-a-bloc full of Nazis, with Come Organisation playing the part of the Shark.
In all fairness it'snot quite as bad as the previous effort by Leibstantart SS MB, "Triumph Of The Will", as it only has one track that features a collage of Nazi Speeches.The culprit responsible was possibly Maurizio Himself rather than William Bennett this time;as 'MB' didn't disown this one, unlike "Triumph Of The Will".
Although "Triumph Of The Will" would make a superb backing track to 'Brexit', as this Nietzschean phrase is often heard spouted by all Brexshitters from cost(50Billion Quid) to coast and beyond. That said,looking at your average 'Brexshitter', that other famed Nietzschean term, The "Uber-Mensch", couldn't be further from an accurate description of these lazy mobility scooter bound intellectual minnow xeno-scumbags,who are more often than not, 'On the Sick'*.....the Nazi catchphrase "Unter-Mensch" is far more appropriate....and for my money, the re-introduction of the Nazi euthanasia program for these little englander dicks would cleanse the gene pool immeasurably.
"Drain the Swamp" said the Donald. 

*a term used in the UK to refer to the person in question claiming disability/sickness benefits for their 'Back-ache', or any other imaginary synonym for 'Fat and Lazy'......don't see these geezers queuing up at the Job Centre to fill those lengthening vacancy stats for fruit picking jobs, now that our swarthy but hard working Romanian chums are too scared to go to the UK to help. And they(Brexshitters) are too Thick to fill the 10,000 vacancies in the crisis ridden National Health Service,of which these malingerers waste hundreds of thousands of NHS pounds with their 'Bad Backs'......its time for Bill Gates' Agenda 21 depopulation conspiracy theory to become a conspiracy reality?

Tracklist:

A1 Weltanschauung 18:05
A2 Under The Victory Banner 6:53
B1 Endoradiation 11:52
B2 SS 20 Attack 12:08


Monday, 5 February 2018

Lyoto Music ‎– "Lyoto Music" (Aquilifer Sodality ‎– 1AE 10011) 1984


Now we present the 'Blind Faith'* of Italian Industrial, 'Lyoto Music' and their eponymously titled cassette called.....er......"Lyoto Music".
At least, unlike the aforementioned 'Blind Faith'they at least had a naked consenting adult on their cover ,rather than a nude pubescent schoolgirl(who looked disturbingly like Robert plant?!) holding a model aircraft. We,civilised humanity, definitely needs an operation yew tree* investigation on sixities rock monsters....they'd ALL be banged up I can guarantee it.Unless they use the infamous Pete Townsend defense plea,and call Under-age sex.... "Research"!?
This Italian Post-Industrial Super-Group, featuring the bloke from Mauthausen Orchestra and the bloke from Swastika Kommando, present two sides of yer standard Italian Power Electronics, resplendent with lo-spec artwork of an un-named female being,for want of a better word....'Fisted'.
When this came out I was naive/young enough to have dismissed the act of 'Fisting' as an urban myth.I now know better...NOT...I may add, to having experienced this dubious pleasure myself,giving or receiving ;but I MAY have seen video evidence from an un-named web based emporium that offers such specialized entertainment for the discerning self-whittler*,free of charge.
So, what i'm saying is,Industrial music is ,by far, morally superior to all Classic Rock.......BANG 'EM UP! 

*Hideously sexist sixties rock supergroup featuring Clapton,Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech (Who lived round the corner from me in my childhood council estate in Leicester,wheelchair bound, when his star had fallen with a massive crash!).

*UK Police investigation into sex abuse in British TV triggered by the Jimmy Savile scandal.

*a slang word for a 'masturbator', which one gleaned from "Beavis and Buttheads Ensucklopaedia"....a classic tome that should be on the required reading list of every school.

Tracklist:

Side A - Untitled
Side B - Untitled

DOWNLOAD in blind faith HERE!

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Various Artists ‎– "Für Ilse Koch" (Come Organisation ‎– WDC 881021) 1982


Who the fuck is Ilse Koch? One may ask?
Better known after the war as the "Bitch of Buchenwald" ,she allegedly chose inmates with Tattoo's to be killed and their skin to be made into decorative lampshades.At both of her trials, this was proved to be absolute bollocks.This didn't help her escape being given a life sentence, during which she topped herself in the six six sixties(note clever Throbbing Gristle reference?).
Lady Nazi's seem to be a popular male fantasy, but as I earlier mentioned in my piece on 'Women Ov Thee SS' and Irma Grese, "The Angel Of Auschwitz", they weren't 'lookers', and i'm sorry to inform you, never wore patent leather jackboots, fishnets stockings and crotchless PVC panties. They were as rough as old arseholes. Checkout a picture of our Ilse.....my 'Koch' would not want to go near it; even though she was subsequently 'knocked up' as a prisoner in Dachau.The child campaigning to this day for her to be pardoned posthumously.Her earlier child having previously committed suicide over the shame of who his parents were.(Namely Otto Koch,commandant of Buchenwald and his missus).
PHWOOOOAAARRR!
Ugly on the inside,and the outside, the lovely Ilse gets a fitting tribute on this jolly compilation that represents the ugliness of life by the inclusion of several complete Twats; including Reichfuhrer Heinrich Himmler, who would have labelled the 'music' on here as 'Degenerate' and sentenced all contributors to death without trial.
Twat number 2 is none other than Chuck Manson, and his very appropriate self-penned number,"Cease To Exist". Appropriate because neither he or Ilse 'Exist' anymore in 2018. Which makes this world slightly less of a shithole for their absence from it. At least Manson never joined the Monkees, for whom he allegedly auditioned in 1965....which by the way is Total urban mythology style Crap!.....membership of which is equally a jail-able offence.
Twat number three is the self-proclaimed 'Beast', posh bloke Aliester Crowley, who thought so much of his own legend that he believed he was some sort of incarnation of the devil or something. That's no bad thing, but his introduction of that bloody daft spelling style,for example, 'ov & Magick', that all Industrial artists inflicted on the world, is almost unforgivable.
So on this rather silly tribute LP we have Germans,Italians, and some Japanese imperial army tune, which opens the album to complete the Axis powers representation.Then, to make things worse we have some augmented rubbish from a deluded Devil wannabe, and an attention starved murder cult guru.....charming.
There are some good bits however,like Nurse With Wound,and Whitehouse are always game for a laugh, so don't let Ilses' frowny fizzog put you off.

Tracklist:

1–Imperial Japan- Under The Victory Banner
2–Musique Concret - Exit
3–Come - Come Sunday 2
4–Aleister Crowley - Nature Of The Beast
5–Nurse With Wound - Fashioned To A Device Behind A Tree
6–Consumer Electronics - Lebensraum
7–Leibstandarte SS (MB) - Plutoniumetrio
8–Charles Manson - Cease To Exist
9–Etat Brut - Necro
10–Wiking DDV - Nordik Perversion
11–Whitehouse - Mindphaser (Live)
12–Whitehouse - Anal American (Live)
13–Heinrich Himmler - Europe Lives


Friday, 2 February 2018

Various Artists ‎– "Axis Sally" (Broken Flag ‎– BF8) 1983


Axis Sally, for those who didn't know (Or care?),which is most everybody; was the female version of Lord Haw Haw on the Nazi English language propaganda service during world war two.......and you thought this might be a Broken Flag release without any reference to right wing politics in Germany.......well, you were wrong.
Then we look at the track list and see that every track has some reference at least to Nazi's or right wing twits like Senator Joe McCarthy.
Axis Sally, like Lord Haw Haw ,was American......ahh the 'special relationship' between Britain and the USA  rears its non-existent head once more. But at least we (the Brits) got to hang Lord Haw Haw, whereas Axis Sally escaped the Gallows, as many other 'top' Nazis did thanks to a concept of American Justice that has now disappeared.
All this Nazi, Murderer, Sadism stuff ,is designed to confront ourselves with the part of ourselves we would rather not admit to;and to a certain extent it works.Sadly Like when Donald Trump said "You won't find anyone less Racist than me",few people are comfortable at being confronted by this side to their character.
However, these tapes are preaching to the converted, and I doubt Trump and his dim-witted followers would be interested in listening to banks of squealing synths and barked distorted couplets about Nazis....Trump supporters think they aren't Nazis,so this would put them off immediately. Put all this stuff over a country and Western track instead of skin blistering noise, then they may pay attention.....as long as its in short bursts like TV ads,as they have the attention spans of goldfish with Alzheimers. 

DOWNLOAD excess sally HERE!

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Various Artists ‎– "Slaughter Of The Innocent" (New Blockaders Org) 1983



This compilation, compiled by Richard Rupenus of New Blockaders fame, tries nobly to dispel much of the criticism leveled against the industrial/power electronics genre as an all sound-alike group of TG/Whitehouse imitators(Which it largely IS). The great variety of styles, techniques and sounds displayed on this 20 track tape suggest that perhaps this genre is more of a philosophical collective rather than a purely aesthetic one.The truth being more like a mixture of both leaning strongly towards the Aesthetic shoebox that all these acts find themselves cornered in. All the performers included here are extreme and intense chaps, yet the gamut of sounds runs from new musique concrete via 23 Skidoo Funk (Bourbonese Qualk, Mixed Band Philanthropist) to dark ritualistic collages (Metgumnerbone), to skin peeling power electronics (New Sadism, Vortex Campaign). Then we have Observation Clinique, Konstruktivits,and David Jackman to provide the dark understated, avant garde end of the genre to make us all feel thick.And finally always the very odd one out, Paul Kelday is here to provide some Kosmishe inspired spacey electronics.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Various Artists ‎– "Trial By Ordeal" (Broken Flag ‎– BF 31) 1983


Trial by Ordeal was the preferred method of finding out if that old hag from the shitty end of the village really was a witch. If she survived being held underwater for an inordinate length of time she was obviously a Witch and would therefore have to be burnt at the Stake...which apparently witches could not survive.
This tape is something similar, and if you survive sixty minutes of MORE Industrial sameness then you should probably self-immolate yourself before the Witchfinder general,or the Police, ring your novelty doorbell.
That said, probably the best way to listen to Industrial Noise is in the form of a compilation.Even in the Industrial corner that many acts have painted themselves into, there are subtly different shades of conformity available.Luckily we have Giancarlos Toniutti to provide some pretentious avant garde noise in between the balls to the wall stuff from fellow I-tie  Mauthausen Orchestra and Whitehouse copyists Ramleh. The other Italian act on the list LXSS (or Laxative Souls), also provide some welcome respite with some gentle echo laden Industrial Percussion. 
So, all-in-all, as Industrial comps go,this is a less dull one. 

Tracklist:

A1 –Giancarlo Toniutti - Some Fibres 5:55
A2 –Ramleh - Emaciator [1982] 3:58
A3 –This Body I Mutilate - Carnal Direction 1:10
A4 –Depilate - Corps Assault 3:06
A5 –Mauthausen Orchestra - Bloodyminded 5:58
A6 –Thee Un-Kommuniti - Live 30-11-83 8:13
B1 –Assailer - Annihilation 8:57
B2 –Giancarlo Toniutti - Neocortex 3:39
B3 –LXSS - U.I.K. [Pt.1] 5:31
B4 –The New Blockaders - Live 12-10-1983 2:16
B5 –Thee Un-Kommuniti - Spurt White/Cut Black 4:58


Monday, 29 January 2018

Swastika Kommando ‎– "1983" (menstrualrecordings ‎– LH50/SE) 2014



I was going to post all of the Swastika Kommando and related offshoots' Tapes individually.....but the sequence got ruined,fittingly, by the demise of Mark E. Smith. So, here's the 2014 complete Post-Industrial Noise career in a box anthology of Pietro Mazzocchin's 1983 works on Menstrual Recordings.(Most of these were originally on Broken Flag in fact).I assume the picture on the front of the box is not the man himself,so i'm guessing its a Nazi War Criminal......predictably enough). So pop a tampon (unused) in each ear,turn the volume up,and wait for your neighbours(if they're still talking to you?),girlfriend (If you have one?), and maybe even the Police to start banging on your door and walls shouting, "TURN THAT SHIT OFF!".

Tracklist:

Der Arbeiter

A Untitled
B Untitled
Mental Answer
C Untitled
D Untitled
Public Assault 1 / 7 April 1979
E Public Assault 1
F 7 April 1979
Untitled
G Untitled
H Untitled
Little Song Of Auschwitz / Mengele
I1 Little Song Of Auschwitz
I2 Mengele


Saturday, 27 January 2018

The Fall ‎– "The Complete Peel Sessions 1978 - 2004" (Castle Music ‎– CMXBX982) 2005



Mark E. Smith : "A Tribute?"

Those of you who are sick of the recent barrage of Italian Post-Industrial Noise have been rescued,momentarily by the untimely death of the Bard of Prestwich, Mark Edward Smith.Yea,he of The Fall.
I once thought that 'The Fall' was a good name for a group,until I realised it was American for 'Autumn'!?.....very proto-gothic I thought.
This Band.....oh sorry.....'Group', as Mark E. always insisted they were, fitted very nicely into the exclusive ,canon of 'groups' such as Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, as 'groups' one could NOT get into on the first encounter. As with Beefheart, the first time I heard 'The Fall' I was immediately enamored and wanted more, like Oliver Twist approaching the Mr Bumble of accepted Rock'n'Roll myths for more Gruel. If there was a food equivalent for The Fall, it could only be a grubby bowl of tepid Gruel. Marks corresponding Dickensian character would have had to have been Fagin, and the endless supply of Group members would have been his gang of child pick-pockets,but with worse clothes. 
I first heard The Fall (mark 1),aged 14, predictably on the John Peel show back in '78. "Stepping Out" from the 'Live at the Electric Circus' blue ten incher on ,incredibly, Virgin Records, was the track. I found this short discordant tune was to this date the weirdest thing i'd ever heard, even alongside the moment my record player needle hit the grooves of "Frownland", the opener to 'Trout Mask replica'.
That saturday I asked my Mother to pop into the record shop to get me a copy.
'Twas a thing of great beauty in its opaque electric blue vinyl, made even better as it introduced me to Joy Division as well. But it was the two tracks by The Fall that were by far the most intriguing.Both tracks ('Stepping Out, and Last Orders') would have been very relevant for Mark's funeral service in my opinion, predictably followed by 'Bill Is Dead' and ' New face In Hell' from the post-Bramah period.
Then i was privileged to hear the first Peel session from 1978, which included the best ever Fall song in my opinion, "Industrial estate".....I Know Mark will be spinning in his Urn, but its a fact.
Then I spotted "Bingo-Masters Breakout" stuck on the wall of Revolver Records in Leicester, opposite Gary Linekers' family vegatable stall in the market.
Wow!..."Psycho Mafia" , and "Repetition",which set out The Fall's musical manifesto in three letters, The three 'R's....Repetition, Repetition, Repetition!...Perfect.
All the tunes on the first singles and "Live at the Witch Trials" were indeed......Perfect in their imperfection........then, as happens with everything 'good', the human ego takes hold and  ruins everything. Mark wanted the 'Group' to be his backing 'Band', and he was to be the poet in the spotlight. So Martin Bramah, the musicial brains behind the early Fall, left (returning for the last great ,despite the inclusion of a DJ(?) in the line-up?,Fall Album, "Extricate" in 1990).
I again sent my long suffering Mother downtown to Revolver to get "Dragnet", the second album, and the first Mark E. Smith and backing band record. The magic had gone for me, and it was only 1979! If it wasn't for the Vocals and lyrical content,it would have been not much different to any Spherical Objects album from the same town and era. It had the lo-fi clautrophobic atmosphere, and a greyness about it,but it just sounded like a 'Band' of also-rans, following orders to these ears. Some good singles followed and a few more decent albums, but it never again recreated the spark the early records achieved for me.
But......as a Poet and  Word E. Smith , he was probably second to none. Of course he had to have a backing 'Band', or no-one would have had the pleasure of his written script. No matter how slurred his delivery became in the last twenty years of the 'Groups' existence, the lyrical content was always interesting and worthy of study in English Literature classes of the near-future.
Then during the eighties, in the period when Mark E. was seen dancing in video's, wearing eye-liner and Armani suits, a bizarre mental illness reared its ugly head....."The Fall Fan" became common place.
Mostly post-teenage male professionals with thinning male pattern baldness, they delighted in telling anyone who would listen who their Favourite Group was, with an 'Ain't I weird' smirk. Willing the person on the receiving end of this announcement to have an aptly confused expression on their face.
Bank managers were regularly seen replacing the Jazz cd's on their coffee table with a copy of "Hex Enduction Hour".As much as Mark hated being accidentally,but on purpose, 'Cool', his 'Group' were now inevitably accessories for the Yuppie classes and trainspotters everywhere to appear 'Cool'.
Yes, a Fall Gig was a depressing experience.
But we still have the records, and The Complete Peel Sessions is arguably the best one, even if it goes downhill musically from the third session onwards....."Australians In Europe" excepted.
The words however will live on in infamy ,....infamy,infamy they all had it infa-him!
He should be interred in Poets Corner in Westminster abbey, but the great man,contrary as always would have viewed that as a failure. So an unmarked grave in hallowed ground in Prestwich will have to suffice methinks? He was, remarkably, a Christian after-all!?
Mark E. Smith as the man at C&A!?

PS...Oh, and by the way, yes he sacked a lot of group members and was permanently Drunk for at least 20 years, but he was one of the grand dukes of DIY philosophy,so he' earned this mealy mouthed tribute well.Hopefully he won't just be remembered only for being the drunk megalomaniac he's so often portrayed as? RIP MES.


Tracklist:

One
1-1 Futures And Pasts 2:35
1-2 Mother-Sister! 3:07
1-3 Rebellious Jukebox 2:59
1-4 Industrial Estate 1:44
Two
1-5 Put Away 3:33
1-6 Mess Of My 3:13
1-7 No Xmas For John Quays 4:12
1-8 Like To Blow 1:46
Three
1-9 Container Drivers 3:38
1-10 Jawbone And The Air-Rifle 3:22
1-11 New Puritan 7:13
1-12 New Face In Hell 5:02
Four
1-13 Middlemass 3:53
1-14 Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul 2:41
1-15 Hip Priest 9:23
1-16 C'n'C / Hassle Schmuck 4:13
Five
2-1 Deer Park 4:26
2-2 Look, Know 5:05
2-3 Winter 8:03
2-4 Who Makes The Nazis? 2:54
Six
2-5 Smile 5:10
2-6 Garden 10:00
2-7 Hexen Definitive / Strife Knot 9:07
2-8 Eat Y'self Fitter 7:01
Seven
2-9 Pat Trip Dispenser 4:08
2-10 2x4 4:15
2-11 Words Of Expectation 9:14
2-12 C.R.E.E.P. 2:36
Eight
3-1 Cruiser's Creek 5:49
3-2 Couldn't Get Ahead 2:33
3-3 Spoilt Victorian Child 4:55
3-4 Gut Of The Quantifier 4:42
Nine
3-5 L.A. 4:34
3-6 The Man Whose Head Expanded 5:13
3-7 What You Need 5:52
3-8 Faust Banana 5:06
Ten
3-9 Hot Aftershave Bop 3:10
3-10 R.O.D. 4:26
3-11 Gross Chapel / GB Grenadiers 6:21
3-12 US 80's-90's 4:53
Eleven
3-13 Athlete Cured 4:45
3-14 Australians In Europe 5:42
3-15 Twister 4:16
3-16 Guest Informant 4:09
Twelve
4-1 Deadbeat Descendant 2:17
4-2 Cab It Up 4:40
4-3 Squid Lord 3:48
4-4 Kurious Oranj 5:57
Thirteen
4-5 Chicago Now 5:33
4-6 Black Monk Theme 4:05
4-7 Hilary 2:22
4-8 Whizz Bang 2:59
Fourteen
4-9 The War Against Intelligence 3:02
4-10 Idiot Joy Showland 3:46
4-11 A Lot Of Wind 5:25
4-12 The Mixer 4:32
Fifteen
4-13 Free Range 4:05
4-14 Kimble 3:53
4-15 Immortality 4:27
4-16 Return 4:11
Sixteen
5-1 Ladybird (Green Grass) 4:04
5-2 Strychnine 2:54
5-3 Service 3:35
5-4 Paranoia Man In Cheap Sh*t Room 4:17
Seventeen
5-5 M5 3:08
5-6 Behind The Counter 4:03
5-7 Reckoning 3:40
5-8 Hey! Student 4:09
Eighteen
5-9 Glam Racket / Star 3:20
5-10 Jingle Bell Rock 1:08
5-11 Hark The Herald Angels Sing 3:09
5-12 Numb At The Lodge 3:00
Nineteen
5-13 He Pep! 4:15
5-14 Oleano 3:08
5-15 Chilinist 5:20
5-16 The City Never Sleeps 2:55
Twenty
5-17 D.I.Y. Meat 2:32
5-18 Spinetrak 2:39
5-19 Spencer 3:34
5-20 Beatle Bones 'N' Smokin' Stones 3:40
Twenty One
6-1 Calendar 3:00
6-2 Touch Sensitive 3:35
6-3 Masquerade 6:33
6-4 Jungle Rock6:21
Twenty Two
6-5 Bound Soul One 3:50
6-6 Antidotes 4:57
6-7 Shake-Off 1:43
6-8 This Perfect Day 2:15
Twenty Three
6-9 Theme From Sparta F.C. 3:53
6-10 Contraflow 4:05
6-11 Groovin' With Mr. Bloe 6:06
6-12 Mere Pseud Mag. Ed. 3:17
Twenty Four
6-13 Clasp Hands 4:41
6-14 Blindness 6:28
6-15 What About Us? 5:52
6-16 Wrong Place, Right Time 7:00
Bonus Track
6-17 Job Search 4:20

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Friday, 26 January 2018

Observation Clinique ‎– "The Mental Answer 1" (Recloose Organisation ‎– Loose 3) 1984


The same bloke who was know alternatively as Swastika Kommando and New Sadism, Pietro Mazzocchin, was also...yes, you guessed it.....no,not a nazi,....well maybe(?).....he was also Observation Clinique; who made this contribution for a three tape overhaul of Italian 'post'Industrial acts on Bourbonese Qualks label, Recloose Org in 1984.
"The Mental Answer 1" also made it out there as an album in its own right, and thinking of Pietro's favourite subject matter ,the mental answer was probably the pre-war Nazi Euthanasia program against the disabled.
Side A is the standard half an hour of untuned short wave radio static that we've heard a thousand times before.....OK we get it, you're an intellectual, albeit in your own lunchtime.
Side B sounds like a a thousand car theft alarms arguing with a flock of Seagulls.....unfortunately NOT the band, but an actual Flock of the rather noisy seabirds, and pissed-off ones at that. It does the trick nicely, inducing the emotion of anger as one reaches aggressively for the off button.If there's one noise that makes me wanna smash up any offending device more than a car alarm I'd like to know what it is?

Tracklist:
Side A (29:10)
Side B (29:51)

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Thursday, 25 January 2018

The New Sadism ‎– "Urge To Kill" (Aquilifer Sodality ‎– 1AE 09009) 1983

For this exploration of extreme sex and violence as sonic paint stripper, I have decided to use the cover art from a later re-release on "Strength Through Joy" (would you believe it,a Nazi reference again?!), as the original cover was kind of inappropriate....in a schoolboy misogynistic way.....rather than just offensive. I've personally no problem with anything offensive,in fact positively encourage it, but I'm not risking an angry mob of aggressive,so-called, 'feminists' stalking my cyber footprints unless I can help it in these last days of the 'Male'.Just by typing this I'm risking being labelled a Misogynist Neanderthal Pervert.....mainly because I'm male with the misfortune to find females attractive; thanks in no small measure to naturally occurring Testosterone.
Disclaimer:
Having said that I do Not condone the behaviour depicted on the original Aquilifer Sodality release, or the subject matter frequently used by most Industrial artists to confront these issues head on.
Power Electronics' motives can be explained in a couple of ways.Either as a sonic mirror reflecting all of lifes horror back at us so we can confront ourselves, or, as a way of breaking through the Taboo's of the social construct we are trapped inside.The objective being 'freedom'.

Tracklist:

Side A
Side B

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Swastika Kommando ‎– "Der Arbeiter" (Broken Flag ‎– BF22) 1983


Power Electronics in Italy wasn't just limited to Maurizio Bianchi and Pierpaulo Zoppo, we also have the debatable privilege to include  Pietro Mazzochin (aka Swastika Kommando, New Sadism,and Obvservation Clinique) into this unholy triumvirate.
The rather unsubtly named Swastika Kommando (swas)sticks (see what I did?)faithfully to the standard Power Electronics formula of abrasive ear damaging electronic noise, padded cell style screaming vocals, and Nazi references-a-gogo.
It depends if you enjoy being reminded of the shear horror of life whether you can play this for more than 10 minutes or not, but its a fairly masterful attempt at the genre; complete with vocals that sound like the muffled screams of a kidnap victim bound and gagged in a coal-bunker after having several fingers removed to post to the victims loved ones.

Tracklist:

Side A
Side B

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Mauthausen Orchestra ‎– "They Never Learn!" (Aquilifer Sodality ‎– 1AE13019) 1985


They'll never learn will they?
Whom is the 'They' he is referring to? Victims of death squads, members of Death Squads,the bosses of the Death Squads? And what exactly is it that they should be learning? How not to die from a bullet to the head? How to kill people better? Which poison gas to inhale,like a consumer magazine for perpetrators and victims of Genocide......"Which Pogrom?"
Well I'm sure Zoppo knows, as he obviously intends the 'They' in the title, to be construed as 'The Human Race' in general.Whether he included himself in that demographic or not is unclear.
Us discerning misanthropes always tread a thin line between being labelled pessimists or arrogant, when one is simply making a simple observation that the Human Race in general, including myself and the late Zoppo, are incapable of getting on with each other or the Planet.There is at least 2 or 3 thousand years of history to back this statement up, from the ancient times of 'BF'.....Before Facebook.
Basically, let's just give up and accept our fate....whatever that may entail.We may be delightfully surprised, but I doubt it.
And the answer to the perfectly reasonable question 'will they ever learn(?)' is printed across the cover of this C-60.

PS. his tape is as noisy as fuck!

Tracklist:

Side A
Side B

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Mauthausen Orchestra ‎– "Vernichtung Lebenunwerten Leben" (Aquilifer Sodality ‎– 1AE06006) 1984

Well.....the literal translation of this album title is, "The Annihilation of Unworthy Life"!.....I wonder what that's a reference to?
You guessed it, I yawned it! Another contribution to 'Holocaust Fatigue Syndrome', I'm sick of hearing about it like it was the only genocide that ever happened in human history.....and there were an awful lot.There's even one happening right now in Myanmar. Conveniently ignored,because it doesn't involve white Christians,or Jews, or rich people.It's only Muslims, so there seems to be an acceptance in the current political climate. And us, in the 'west', probably think that those blood thirsty Buddhists,an oxymoron if ever there was one, are doing us a favor. And we wonder where terrorists come from?
If Mauthausen Orchestra was still operating today, he'd still be obsessed with the Nazi Genocide,even Yugoslavia wouldn't get a mention,which happened just over the other side of the Adriatic sea from Italy.It was only Muslims again I suppose?
Yep,its noisy, like dragging a few meters of rusty razor-wire through your ears and cerebral cortex.

Tracklist:

Side A
Side B

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Friday, 19 January 2018

Mauthausen Orchestra ‎– "Necrofellatio" (Peu Une Étiquette) 1983

The amplified space between radio stations,malfunctioning machinery and a nasty sounding shouty man tell me that its yet another cassette by the Mauthausen Orchestra.
I'd like to think that these 'Power Electronics' tapes all sound different,but I'm sorry to report that they don't.Its that 'Van Morrison Syndrome' again, and to these desensitized ears, good as it is, I found myself stifling a few yawns, then fumbling for my Flock Of Seagulls collection once more.

Tracklist:

Side A (26:38)
Side B (24:12)

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Mauthausen Orchestra ‎– "Mafarka" (Aquilifer Sodality ‎– 1AE12017) 1984


Pierpaulo Zoppo's unhealthy obsessions with extreme sex, perversion, tortures,disease and.......er......oh no, not Nazi's AGAIN!?.....manifest them selves in this, admittedly very samey ,but consistently brutal distorted noise collages. Any of his cassettes from 1982 to 1986 are highly recommended for any dysfunctional sociopathic loner to vent his,or rarely, her, pent up anger at the human condition and the world in general.It's a soundtrack for that moment when you really see what is served up on your dinner plate.

Tracklist: 

Side A - (25:26)
Side B - (22:09)

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Mauthausen Orchestra ‎– "Conflict" (Aquilifer Sodality ‎– 1AE02002) 1983


Staying in the Italian Industrial belt, here we have the extreme end of this particularly noisy spectrum with, the now very dead, Pierpaulo Zoppo's Mauthausen Orchestra project.
We are definitely entering the 'Power Electronics' zone of Industrial music here, Italy's Whitehouse compared to Maurizio Bianchi's Old School Throbbing Gristle variety.
At least he named himself after a forced Labour camp rather than one of the alleged 'Extermination'camps, so he's not allying himself with the more extreme end of Nazi politics; probably more out of ignorance rather than consciously.
The music,if thats what you want to call it, is the,now, well-trodden path of napalm intense sand blasting noise that could dissolve your ears if your amplifier could ever go up to eleven.
A true innovator.
(More Mauthausen Orchestra HERE!

Tracklist:

Side A : (29:38)
Side B : (28:52)

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