4.21.2016

SOLANACEAE TAU





































"Anarcho TV"
Year:  1994
Country:  Germany
City:  Frankfurt
Label:  Nihilistick Noise
Format:  VHS , CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Industrial        Experimental




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"Outdoor expressions"
Year:  1990
Country:  Germany
City:  Frankfurt
Label:  Klappstuhl
Format:  CD , cassette
Tracks:  11
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Industrial        Dark Wave



















SOLANACEAE TAU is an experimental, industrial, sound collage and avant-punk band with anarchist attitude from Frankfurt (Germany). Founded in 1984 by Andreas Kirchner and B. Katmaina. They combined anarcho-leftwing orientated lyrics with cold electronic music, pulsating noises, female vocals and tape collages. After “Outdoor Expressions” from 1990, Jason Fretz occasional guitar player, who appeared before only on few tracks, became third full-time member and made guitar free improv-noise one of dominants of the project. In same period sound of the band started shifting into more ebm / acid techno / leftfield area. In 1995 B. Katmaina left and three years later after “Club Des Haschischins” Nicci Harrington replaced her, Fenryr (Andreas Kirchnerand) also became Axaxaxs. Solanaceae Tau is active in the DIY underground and releasing music on own label “Nihilistick Noise Records” since 1986.
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"A chemical in débris"
Year:  1989
Country:  Germany
City:  Frankfurt
Label:  Nihilistick Noise
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  18
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Industrial        Experimental




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"Architektura psychedelia"
Year:  1988
Country:  Germany
City:  Düsselford
Label:  Prion
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  18
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:      Industrial       Experimental



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THE SYMBOLIST



































"Septagram"
Year:  2015
Country:  Portugal
City:  Lisboa
Label:  The Hills Are Dead
Format:  CD
Tracks:  4
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        HNW
























Hailing from the neighbour country, Portugal, comes this new noise activist, who run his project THE SYMBOLIST and also an interesting netlabel under the name of "The Hills Are Dead Records". His project sound at the moment a kind of slow and calm harsh noise wall, which some times can to remind even "ambient noise wall" (ANW). Great and powerful walls of noise, rich in textures and progressive tempo. About the record label, it can to promote and distribute experimental music (noise, ambient, etc.) but also musical styles closer to extreme rock forms such as: grindcore, noisecore, crust punk, etc. This SYMBOLIST release is already sold out on physical format, but everybody can you get it on digital format in different net platforms such as: bandcamp, archive, lastfm, etc. Enjoy the wall!
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4.20.2016

HAGGUS

































 "Where do you draw the line"
Year:  2015
Country:  US
City:  Oakland
Label:   none
Format:  CD
Tracks:  41
Time:  40 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:        Grindcore














Grindcore band from Oakland, CA (USA) started by three young musicians in 2013. At date the group has recorded eight ep's avaible totally free in its bandcamp, archive, etc. Its musical style is very similar to Agathocles, which is very short, simple, direct and with lyrical themes such as: social issues, politics, animal liberation, anti-war, etc.
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3.29.2016

CRASS
































"The feeding of 5.000"
Year:  1978
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Crass
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  18
Time:  40 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Experimental






















CRASS were an English anarcho-punk band, formed in 1977 and based around Dial House, an open house community near Epping, Essex, England. In contrast to the Sex Pistols ‘anarchy’, CRASS’ attitude was more directly influenced by libertarian socialist philosophy and anarchism’s nineteenth century roots. In the process they promoted anarchism as a legitimate political ideology, way of living, and as a resistance movement , popularizing the seminal peace punk movement and touching on such overtly political issues as anti-consumerism, direct action, feminism, pacifism, anti-corporatism, environmentalism, anti-globalization, anti-racism, religious power, and squatting. Taking literally the punk manifesto of “Do It Yourself”, Crass combined the use of sound collage, graphics, song, film, and subversion to launch a sustained and innovative critical broadside against all that they saw as a culture built on foundations of war, violence, sexism, prejudice, capitalism, religious hypocrisy and unthinking consumerism. They were also critical of what they perceived as the flaws of the punk movement itself, as well as wider youth culture in general. CRASS were amongst the progenitors of the anarcho-pacifism that became common in the punk music scene.
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"Penis envy"
Year:  1980
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Crass
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  35 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Experimental




















"Penis Envy", released in 1980, was the second LP by anarcho-pacifist punk band CRASS. Named as a reference to some of Freud's ideas concerning sexuality, this release marked something of a departure from the somewhat 'macho', 'hardcore punk' image that The Feeding of the 5000 and its follow up Stations of the Crass had to some extent given the group, for it featured more obviously complex musical arrangements, as well as exclusively female vocals provided by Eve Libertine and Joy De Vivre (although Steve Ignorant remained a group member and is credited on the record sleeve as not on this recording). The album addressed feminist issues and once again attacked the institutions of 'the system' such as marriage and sexual repression. One track, not actually listed on the album cover, was a deliberately sacharine (described in fact by the band themselves as pure, unadulterated shit) parody of a "MOR" love song entitled "Our Wedding". This was given away as a flexi disc with a teenage girl's romance magazine called Loving after having been offered it by an organisation calling itself Creative Recording And Sound Services (note the initials). A minor tabloid furore erupted once the hoax was revealed, with the News of the World going so far as to state that the album's title was "too obscene to print" (a leaflet giving the background to this Situationist-style prank was subsequently issued by the band). Now considered a rarity, the original flexi-disc now fetches high prices on the collectors market. The album was banned by retailers HMV. During the mid-1980s, under the direction of James Anderton copies were seized, along with other records by Crass and The Dead Kennedys, by Greater Manchester Police from Eastern Bloc record shop. Frank Schofield was charged with displaying "Obscene Articles For Publication For Gain". The band Flux of Pink Indians, its two record labels and its publishing company were also charged under the Obscene Publications Act. The judge ruled against Crass in the ensuing court case, although this decision was overturned by the Court of Appeal, apart from the lyrics to one song, Bata Motel. The heavy costs incurred by this episode were a contributing factor in Crass deciding to disband.
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"Christ, the album"
Year:  1982
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Crass rec.
Format:  2 x CD , 2 x LP
Tracks:  34
Time:  90 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Experimental























Christ – The Album is CRASS third album, released in 1982. It was released as a boxed set double vinyl LP package, including one disk of new studio material and another, entitled Well Forked.. but not dead, featuring a live recording of their June 1981 gig at the 100 Club in London along with other studio tracks, demos and tape fragments. The album also included a book, A Series Of Shock Slogans and Mindless Token Tantrums (which featured Penny Rimbaud's essay The Last of the Hippies [1], telling the story of the suspicious death of his friend Wally Hope) and a large size poster painted by Gee Vaucher. The album took almost a year to record, produce and mix, during which time the Falklands War had taken place. This caused Crass to fundamentally question their approach to making records, for as a group whose very reason for existing was to comment upon political issues, they felt they had been overtaken and made to appear redundant by real world events. Subsequent releases, including the singles "How does it Feel to Be the Mother of A Thousand Dead" and "Sheep Farming in the Falklands" and the album Yes Sir, I Will saw the band strip their sound 'back to basics' and were issued as 'tactical responses' to political situations. Re-releases of the album bear the line "With love to Steve Herman who died on the 4th of February 1989" on the back cover. Steve Herman was Crass' guitar player during their first few months. The 'Crassical Collection' version of this release, including new artwork by Gee Vaucher, remastered sound, liner notes by Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud, and bonus material, was released May 2011. It does not contain the original album cover or any of the material from the 'Series Of Shock Slogans' booklet.
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"Yes sir, I will"
Year:  1984
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Crass rec.
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  36 min.
 Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Experimental






















Yes Sir, I Will, released by CRASS in 1984 was the band's last 'official' album. The original vinyl release contained no banding between songs, thus presenting the contents as one long piece split over both sides (the CD release was tracked by individual song). The album was essentially a bitter and virulent attack on then prime minister Margaret Thatcher and her government in the aftermath of the Falklands War, set nearly wholly over a raging and an almost free-form improvised backing provided by the groups' instrumentalists. Many of the 'lyrics' of this piece, which can be read at [1], are extracted from Rimbaud's extended poem Rocky Eyed. Sleeve notes for the album include parts of Rimbaud's article The Pig's Head Controversy [2] that originally appeared in the Crass produced magazine International Anthem. The title of the record is ironic, taken from a news cutting reporting a conversation said to have taken place between Charles, Prince of Wales and a badly burned soldier (Simon Weston) who had returned from the Falklands; "Get well soon," the Prince said. And the heroic soldier replied "Yes sir, I will". Penny Rimbaud, commenting on this, has said "That was the hook. That was such an audacious thing to do at the time. Especially given that one had to feel compassion for Simon Weston". A film made by Crass member Gee Vaucher to accompany Yes Sir, I Will was shown at the UK National Film Theatre's Stuff the Jubilee festival of punk films in 2002, and the track has been recently remixed by Penny Rimbaud to incorporate additional jazz instrumentation provided by Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone) and Julien Seigal (double bass) to augment the original performance. The 'Crassical Collection' version of this release, including new artwork by Gee Vaucher, remastered sound and liner notes by Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud, was released on May 17th, 2011. The reissue also contains a second disc (entitled 'Why Don't You Fuck Off?'), which features Penny Rimbaud's 2002 remix of the album, featuring jazz instrumentalists Ingrid Laubrock and Julien Seigal.
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PENNY RIMBAUD
"Acts of love"
Year:  1984
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  CRASS Records
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  50
Time:  26 min.
Genre:  electronic , vocal
Style:         Modern Classical




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"Tribute to CRASS"
Year:  1993
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Ruptured Ambitions
Format:  2 x LP
Bands:  43
Tracks: 43
Time:  75 min.
Genre:  rock , electronic
Style:      Folk , Rock , Industrial , Punk , Pop , Art Rock , Techno , Doom Metal , Experimental





















I have the luck to find this double LP early 90s in a small old shop in London city and more I listen to it... more I like it. This is not the typical tribute which bands try to make to songs as a clones but completly the opposite. Here we can to listen to bands from doom metal to techno to folk to reggae or punk, of course. All of them (43 bands) made classic CRASS songs but in its own style. The result is more than satisfactory and very original. On vinyl format there was an old fashion fanzine with lyrics and info about the bands (bio, contact, pics, etc.) but I had never see the CD format.
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"Live at conway hall statement"
Year:  1979
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label: Crass
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  13
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk



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 "Live at the witham labour hall"
Year:  1981
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Crass
Format:  CD
Tracks:  24
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Experimental



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"Demos 1977 - 1979"
Year:  1979
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Crass
Format:  LP
Tracks:   12
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Experimental



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"John Peel session"
Year:  1979
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Crass
Format:  EP
Tracks:  5
Time:  12 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk         Experimental




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3.28.2016

NGUYEN HONG GIANG

































"Vea"
Year:  2014
Country:  Vietnam
City:  Hanoi
Label:  none
Format:  CD
Edition:  15 copies
Tracks:  8
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Experimental























WRITHER is project solo experimental noise from the city of Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), create by the musician Nguyen Hong Giang at beginning 2009. Sometimes analog, sometimes digital equipment for recording and performance… Always choice “simple- free-as loud as possible”… WRITHER means "quằn quại" on vietnames. While I am listening the different releases put on his Bandcamp, I realize little by little that his style is more agressive, fast and saturated in the beggining of his musical career and (fortunately) his lasts albums are moderatly close to ambient / drone. It´s a kind of slow noise, dirty industrial sounds and very old electronic music. I don´t know but maybe in the future this artist will do music similar to glitch, minimal or even techno. Nowadays I am sure we have the best fruits, not extremly harsh nor empty and sometimes bored ambient. Well of course is important and also very curious to mention Nguyen Hong Giang currently lives in Ho Chi Minh (old Saigon city) in the south of Vietnam. Firstly I thought he was the only one experimentalist musician in that country, but after I discovered a huge blog with tonnes of reviews, articles, free downloads, etc. of vietnames artists. If somebody want to know more about the experimental music scene in Vietnam can go HERE .
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3.22.2016

HELM



































"Olympic mess"
Year:  2015
Country:  UK
City:  London
Artist:  Luke Younger
Label:  PAN
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Techno























HELM is a sound artist and experimental musician based in London, active since 2006 and working with a vast array of revolving instrumentation and abstract sound sources. He has produced four full-length albums and three EPs consisting of dense compositions which explore the relationship between acoustic and electronic derived sounds. Helm's initial influences covered a broad range of 20th and 21st century avant-garde and experimental music, yet recently the project has grown to incorporate elements and ideas from other forms of electronic music, particularly industrial and different strains of dance music, something which more accurately reflects his own listening habits. He has also performed extensively across Europe and the USA in various different locations and environments, including many festival dates and North American and European tours with Danish band Iceage.
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3.18.2016

LYKE WAKE

































"Let the suffering grow inside"
Year:  1985
Country:  Italy
City:  Rome
Label:  Aseptic noise
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  5
Time:  77 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Ambient        Noise

























Stefano Di Serio is an experimental musician from Rome, Italy which was active in the late 80s and early 90s. The project LYKE WAKE is back to life in 2010. Official repress of this industrial classic. The first ever reissue of this classic tape from the long-running Rome-based project LYKE WAKE, founded by Stefano Di Serio in 1981. Originally released on the artist's own Aseptic Tapes in 1985 and now available again for the first time in three decades. 5 tracks of dense and bleak electronics with postmortem edges. One of the best kept secrets of the '80s Italian industrial cassette culture. "Let the Suffering Grow Inside", originally released in 1986, fit right into the industrial music scene of the time. The album is an evolution compared to the previous (totally noise) works, which had received much criticism for being too extreme. With "Let the suffering grow inside", LYKE WAKE almost completely abandoned tapes manipulation to give form to the dark, rough and abrasive synths that became the project's trademark. If the shape, even just partially, was changed, the substance, however, remained the same. LYKE WAKE's music has always expressed isolation, pain and discomfort, the "discomfort of those who find themselves in a world not theirs, knowing that their own does not exist. The goal of this release was / is to denounce the exploitation of human on the animals in farms, factories, laboratories, etc. again  a sample of LYKE WAKE point of view about world and life, like its track collaboration in the anti-war noise compilation "Non Nuclear War" made by label "ZNS Tapes" in 1990. "Aseptic Noise Records" made this release on digital format with the cover you can see here, but in 1985 the first and original cassette cover was this one here below.
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Here below you can see the original LYKE WAKE "Let the suffering grow inside" of 1985.













































































































"Lost in the psychic noise"
Year:  1984
Country:  Italy
City:  Rome
Label:  none
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  4
Time:  56 min.
Genre:        Noise        Ambient




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