6.21.2015

PSYCHIC TV


































Sugarmorphoses"
Year:  1994
Country: US
City:  New York
Label:  EMI
Format:  6 discs - box set
Tracks:  20
Time:  75 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Experimental       Post-Punk






















"Sugarmorphoses", an album credited to "Psychic TV & Genesis P-Orridge", although P-Orridge is the primary member of PTV. The album was released as Disc "E" of the 6 disc "Splinter Test" box set. After Genesis P-Orridge dissolved the seminal industrial rock outfit Throbbing Gristle, he and Gristle cohorts Peter Christopherson and Cosey Fanni Tutti, plus Geoff Rushton, formed Psychic TV in 1979 as a means of continuing their confrontational, shock-oriented approach to music and their multimedia live performances.
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"Thee fabulous feast ov flowering light"
Year:  1985
Country: US
City:  New York
Label:  Cold Spring
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  50 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Experimental       Post-Punk



















Fifth release in "Cold Spring Records" series of extremely limited monthly 12″ vinyl. One-sided vinyl by artists carefully selected by the label, as leading lights in their scene. Each 12″ is presented in a white sleeve, with a hand-stamped obi-strip. Derek Jarman’s collaboration with Psychic TV: “Pirate Tape: A Portrait Of William Burroughs”, from 1982. PSYCHIC TV were: Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Thee Majesty), John Gosling (Zos Kia), Alex Fergusson, Peter Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle, Coil), and Geff Rushton (Coil) “Pirate Tape” is exclusive to Cold Spring and has never been released on audio format until now. It is limited to just 230 copies. There won`t be any reprint or reissue. No download. First come first served. These vinyls are exclusive to "Cold Spring Records" mailorder customers only and are available from nowhere else. Deleted. I wonder how Justin (the own of "Cold Spring Records") has made also the complete PSYCHIC TV, in comparaison to the rest of the catalogue (bands, projects, music, way of life, ideas, etc.) but the fact is here we can to enjoy this great band avaible in different formats and remastared, redigitilzaed and improved in all details.
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"Paramartha"
Year:  1985
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Cold Spring
Format:  CD
Tracks:  6
Time:  56 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:    Experimental      Post-Punk






















Originally released in Holland in 1985; 300 copies in black vinyl. Recorded 22nd Sept 1984 and made and distribute by ducth label "Korm Plastics" (Kapotte Muziek). Later in 2012 was the british label "Cold Spring" which decided to re-make the album with new artwork and some more details. The quality sound was / is medium and quite lo-fi, fact which become the album noisier.
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"Haçienda"
Year:  1984
Country: US
City:  New York
Label:  Cold Spring
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  9
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Experimental       Post-Punk






















PSYCHIC TV 5th November 1984, Manchester. This was PSYCHIC TV’s first show at New Order / Factory’s legendary "HACIENDA club!". For this event PSYCHIC TV were: Genesis P-Orridge, John Gosling (Zos Kia, Coil), Paul Reeson, and Alex Fergusson. This is the complete show with unseen photos! Ltd x 1000 copies. The album move from alternative rock from post-punk to industrial, and was made by three different labels: "OPY Records", "Let Them Eat Vinyl Records" and finally "Cold Spring Records".
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"Ov power"
Year:  1984
Country: US
City:  New York
Label:  Cold Spring
Format:  CD
Tracks:  7
Time:  70 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Experimental       Post-Punk



























Live at Klecks Theatre, Hamburg (West Germany) 16th September 1984. Originally issued as a vinyl bootleg in 1985 in an limited edition of 500 copies. Completely remastered and expanded. PSYCHIC TV at their most experimental and dark side. For thee realization ov this project PSYCHIC TV were: Genesis P-Orridge, John 'Zos Kia' Gosling, Paul 'Grimsby' Reeson and Alex Fergusson.
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"Batschkapp"
Year:  1984
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Cold Spring
Format:  CD
Tracks:  7
Time:  80 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Experimental       Post-Punk





























Recorded at Batschkapp, Frankfurt, West Germany, 10th december 1984. This was originally issued as a bonus CD for the first 1000 copies of "Were You Ever Bullied At School - Do You Want Revenge?" (CSR27CD) album in 1999. That first edition sold out immediately and has not been available in any other form for 12 years. In 2012 british label "Cold Spring" re-made the album with different artwork and remastered.
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"Unclean"
Year:  1984
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Temple
Format:  CD
Tracks:  2
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic , rock
Style:     Experimental      Noise Rock



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"Live at the Ritz"
Year:  1983
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Cold Spring
Format:  CD
Tracks:  2
Time:  44 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Experimental       Post-Punk



























Recorded on 6th November 1983, this is the complete, mostly unheard document of Psychic TV’s first ever show as a full live band, after their appearance at The Final Academy, with William S. Burroughs in 1982. Originally issued on vinyl only in 1989 (in an edition of 5000 copies), rare tapes have been found to expand to a full double CD set, with updated sleeve notes and never before seen photos. The classic PTV line-up: Genesis P-Orridge, Alex Fergusson, John Gosling (Zos Kia), Peter Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle, Coil), and Geff Rushton (Coil).
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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is also talented as a painter with a personal style quite close to Dadaism, Psychedelia or 60s aesthetics. Here below you can to admire some of her works or also to go HERE or HERE .













































































































































































































































6.14.2015

PHILIPPE PETIT


































"Una symphonia della paura"
Year:  2012
Country:  France
City:  Marseille
Label:  Utech rec.
Format:  CD
Edition:  300 copies
Tracks:  5
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic , rock
Style:     Noise       Doom Metal





























The opener is a collaboration PHILIPPE PETIT did with Justin Broderick. PHILIPPE PETIT was so happy with it that he felt an urge to produce more pieces in that vein and complete a whole suite. The idea was neither to give birth to one more Neo-Metal record, nor to one more Noise album, instead Petit dreamt of blending together Phil Spector's "Wall Of Sound" and Lou Reed's influential "Metal Machine Music"... Building dense mixtures of digital filtering in order to conjure up a mix of blurred melodies and themes, and feeding his Noïz with loads of twists and turns. For FANS of KTL, Fennesz, Neurosis, Oren Ambarchi... Excellent album no doubt. 9 / 10
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DYING FETUS

































"War of attrition"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  Maryland
Label:  Relapse rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  8
Time:  42 min.
Lyrical themes:  politics , social issues
Genre:  rock
Style:      Grindcore





























"On War of Attrition", hyper-technical-grindcore gurus Dying Fetus offer up more of the same, but the quality hasn't changed. The guys in Fetus still know how to make some fairly kick ass modern grindcore, despite what nay-sayers might say.   The riffs are pummeling as expected, super-fast grind riffs mixed in with chugga-chugga death metal riffing. They have a nice grit and rawness to them bringing an overall rich and deep sound to the table. The unfortunate thing is that most of the riffs aren't very memorable, which is something death metal in particular needs. It's not that they're clusterfucked and constantly changing like many contemporary death metal acts; it's that they just don't bring enough catchiness, groove, or shear technicality to be memorable. But they're not bad in the last bit, they just don't stick in the end, save for the track "Insidious Repression", which has some very nice, rather unforgettable riffs throughout. The bass guitar does a very nice job filling in the low end. It's fairly audible throughout and even pokes its ugly head out to take center-stage a few times, like in "Insidious Repression" and "Unadulterated Hatred". However, overall, it just fills in the sub-noise and really does nothing exceptional.   The drumming owns on this album. It's fast, fucking relentless, and fairly technical at times. Though the constant blast-beats can grow tiresome, the awesome fills and the overall pummeling driving force of them makes them probably the best part of the album.   And, notwithstanding, is the decent vocal performance, which mostly consists of septic gurgles usual for the genre, getting fairly boring after a while. However, the other, more high-pitched growls that are also used are much better, mainly because there's much more overall variety to them in that they change pitch and often carry some melody whereas the gurgles are fairly monotone, but they also add a small, but decent variety to the album. Having it littered with nothing but gurgles would undoubtably make it more of a boring listen.   So, all-in-all, a worthy release that goes by extremely underrated. Contrary to what the band's harshest critics might say, this is not Fetus selling out. This is Fetus continuing to kick ass with some top-notch thrash-metal, grindcore and Discharge "d-beat" spirit, despite its minor flaws (it lacks memorability in many areas and can get mildly boring at times).
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6.11.2015

JADIS MERCADO



























THE ADJECTIVE NOUN
"Black and green bisected symbolism"
Year:  2009
Country:  US
City:  New York
Artist:  Jadis Mercado
Label:  Obsolete Audio Formats
Format:  net
Tracks:  1
Time:  69 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Noise


















THE ADJECTIVE NOUN is one of the different noise experimental audio/video projects formed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA) in 1995 by Jadis Mercado. THE ADJECTIVE NOUN consists of unique member Jadis Mercado. Politics activist, artist, composer, designer and engineer. Born and raised in the residential neighborhood of Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York City. Producing since 1995. Currently residing in Sequoia National Forest, California (USA). Two-time (2x) World Noise Champion, recognized by the Internationale Électronique Grand Prix governing body.
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6.10.2015

MSBR

































"Structured suicide"
Year:  1993
Country:  Japan
City:  Tokyo
Artist:  Koji Tano
Label:  MSBR rec.
Format:  CD , cassette
Tracks:  4
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Noise




























1961 - 2005. Koji Tano died on 31 July 2005 at the age of 44. MSBR (Molten Salt Breeder Reactor), aka Koji Tano, was one of the most respected noise artists to emerge from Japan's vibrant noise/experimental music scene of the 90's. He played with countless other musicians and toured on 4 continents (Asia, Europe, North America and Australia). Much of his material was self-released on his own labels, one of which was dedicated to the production of limited edition cassette releases. MSBR's crushing wall of noise, like Merzbow's, managed to tap into a post-human territory of pure absolute volume that seems to have more in common with the unstoppable forces of nature than any form of music.
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6.02.2015

ROVAR17
























"Charlie foxtrot"
Year:  2015
Country:  Hungary
City:  Budapest
Artist:  Kálmán Pongrácz
Label:  Unsigned rec.
Format:  CD
Edition:  100 copies
Tracks:  3
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Noise      Space





























ROVAR17 was born in 2002, in Budapest, Hungary, in the workroom of Kálmán Pongrácz. Levente Bod joined the band three days after, and they worked jointly through the end of 2004. They together created the albums Horsehead Nebula, Anything Else the Madness and English Letter with audio collage technique. The lineup widened with fine artist Zoltán Fekete in the debut concert. Fekete was responsible for the visuals of live acts. He played a few times in the ROVAR17, but soon he made up his own band, first under the name Káoszütemező then Nautilus. "Charlie foxtrot" is my first encounter with the music of ROVAR17 and from what I can figure, it’s probably his best work as well. In his bandcamp there are many recordings and frankly I choose this one as my favourite. The experimentalist musician Kálmán Pongrácz manipulate with great talent his pedals distortion and other electronic gear to get a mix from dry harsh noise to calm and quite ambient, drone and even space landscapes. ROVAR17, known otherwise as Kálmán Pongrácz, takes a unique and powerful approach to composing a sonic update to his similar artists who get also this perfect balance before mentioned. Fun "comic" cover album is more similar to his influences than the other CD's of his discography. The work was recorded during a live performance in the USA Tour in 2010 and made / distributed by his own label "Unsigned Records". Serene ponds of electronic instrumentation emerge from this makeover as a fearful collision of nature and technology.
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5.20.2015

REDROT































REDROT
"Psychiatry divine"
Year:  2003
Country:  US
City:  Farmington Hills, MI
Artist:   Ryan Oppermann
Label:  Skeletone
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  2
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Industrial       Noise








































In 2002 Ryan Oppermann created his own small label called "Skeletone Records" to make and distribute his own projects (Redrot, Klinikal Scum, Post-Mortem Junkie...) and also some few different projects. "Psychiatry divine" is the third REDROT recording and continue a musical line very similar to its precedent "Outpatient". Perhaps we can to say here the artist got a kind of sound more calm, slower and a bit close to ambient or drone landscapes. Despite this tydish approach to softer forms and sounds, the release can to be described mostly as a noise or industrial no doubt. Conceptually, the idea of fording a river with a bunch of diseased landlubbers only to reach a very heinous landfall, is pretty much a welcome bummer, if only musically. The packaging has some evocative Psychic TV or Vagina Dentata Organ aesthetics with some porcine modifications and also helps tie the release together.
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REDROT
"Outpatient"
Year:  2003
Country:  US
City:  Farmington Hills, MI
Artist:   Ryan Oppermann
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  cassette
Edition:  47 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Industrial      Noise




























ACCORDING TO THE ARTIST : REDROT = Ryan Oppermann ... paranoid ??? yes. Par for the course. honest ??? yes. Like any proper information overload unit would be. The flesh is there... throbbing beneath the womb of filth that is the Detroit underground... for far too long. Sometimes it wants to stomp all over your dancefloor... sometimes it wants to stump your brain... merely a product and a reflection of negativity ??? a product of my ongoing abuse as a struggling musician. I also happen to have paranoid schizophrenia. It means that I already carry much of my own pain and guilt. it manifests itself as your voice in my head endlessly insulting every single thing I do. Do you know that kind of misery ??? a reflection...










REVIEW :  few time ago I knew some Ryan Oppermann recordings, sincerely just "On Drowning" as REDROT and few after also another b-side projects like  Klinikal Skum or Post-Mortem Junkie. But we walk little by little because these three projects don't make the same style. This cassette entitled "Outpatient" is divided into two parts: "hospital waste" and "I wish schizophrenia was contagious". As always, many musicians see a clear relation between noise and negatives aspects of life (war, deseases, torture, etc.) my me, also al always... not at all. Anyway I sincerely like a lot this great way to use of distortion pedals, samples to usher in a frantic and clangorous arrangement of very nicely sequenced rhythmic noise which are paired with some live percussion. Crackling mixtures diffuse and snake in the background, all elements mixed really nicely, and metal scrap howling through distortion can be heard as the first part comes to a close. Not extreme harsh noise nor clear rhythmic noise neither industrial... but something near to all these elements. Another thing I like in this tape is the total absence of human vocals, nor screams neither spoken words... only "moderate" and "controlled" noise.
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REDROT
"Cathedral of filth"
Year:  2002
Country:  US
City:  Farmington Hills, MI
Artist:   Ryan Oppermann
Label:  Spatter rec.
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  8
Time:  64 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:    Industrial       Noise






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