Τετάρτη, 27 Οκτωβρίου 2010

various 'voices of birds in the nature' 5 x 10" (melodya)



here's a quite recent fave. discovered it accidentally, purchased it and since then often played so many times that i handed it to a friend to transfer it on a cdr in order to take care of the vinyl so here it is documented and uploaded as well.

recorded between 59-65 this 5 x 10" includes some stunning recordings of birds of siberia, far east and the european part of russia. one of my fave ones regarding bird recordings. included as well is the booklet scanned featuring infos on each of the 10" plus which birds are documented in it.

PLAY LOUD!!!!


birds

Κυριακή, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

musicworks 52 : john cage



issued back in early 90's in musicworks 52 that was dedicated to john cage. sadly i havent' scanned the mag but as soon as i set up a scanner i'll do and upload w/ more printed matter.

however here's this gem which i like and gotta admit that has the 'all star' line - up in the still unpublished atlas eclipticalis with winter music version from 1964.

john cage

Δευτέρα, 23 Αυγούστου 2010

p16.d4 'acRID acME of...' CD (selektion stc 02 1989)



a flabbergasting farewell or almost farewell back then. the rid me of p16.d4 (disguised as acrid acme of) is a form of compilation showing nearly all of the project's faces. definitely THE collection (ok is 'tionchor' too mostly assembled from compilation tracks) of the project that gave to industrial its musique concrete approach and vice versa...


Section 1: 1981
1 P16.D4 - Maba 4. 12. 2:05
2 P16.D4 - Kriemhilds Rache 3:59
3 P16.D4 - Rotting Outscratched 5:41
Section 2: 1987
4 P16.D4 - 4 10 Up / 3 Down 3:11
5 P16.D4 - Sabine Mit Helmut ... 1:46
6 P16.D4 - ... Their Coffin-Shaped Clock 1:32
7 P16.D4 - Das Lamm, Der Dolch 3:37
8 P16.D4 - Acrid Addled Adze 2:26
Section 3: Musique Concrète Improvisée
9 P16.D4 - Half Cut Crows 10:14
10 P16.D4 - Interfaces 5:35
Section 4: P16.D4 & Merzbow
11 P16.D4 & Merzbow - Zur Genese Der Halbbildung 19:49

Credits
Performer - Ewald Weber , Roger Schönauer , Stefan E. Schmidt
Notes
Section 1: All tracks of this section are based on material recorded in 1981
wich was treted and recomposed in 1987. The idea was to work with early
rock-recordings in a non-nostalgic way analysing the relations between
actual and early-80 approaches.

Section 2 consits of compositions featured on the Captured Music Festival,
february 1987. Since the performance was denominated by confrontation and
combination of acoustic and optic elements, the tracks were rearranged as
"pure acoustic" features.

Section 3: Whilst the tracks of the other 3 section are composed with
studio-techniques these are improvised direct-to-tape.

Acrid Acme (Of) P16.D4
It's anti-social to play this record in public.




rid me of

Κυριακή, 22 Αυγούστου 2010

bobby and betty go to the moon LP



the funny thing with this record is when i first learned about it. it was a usual keymap ebay auction and suddenly saw it buy it now at a rather high price and got curious to hear what this might be as it sounded like a children record but not the ones i was expecting to be. luckily i downloaded it from a children's record blog (& i reupload here). side a is the usual effects, children's of the 60s b side is the more 60's funky dj stuff. pretty funny.

you can get more infos too on discogs here and here

go to the moon

v/a 'rhythm & passion' (neo rok fanzine july 1989)



summer of 89 at a crossroads as the grind thing was coming to its end at least in the way i (& too many others) we lived it even for that short period of time. earache has launched the morbid angel 'altars of madness' LP and w/out doubt a death metal fashion was coming ripping but already for lots of us the world of obscure musics had been opened via groups we were discovering back then like spk, throbbing gristle, nww, amm, etc etc. thanks to the tape trading scene of the grind/metal scene wasn't too difficult to keep on doing the same w/ the more 'indie' (allow me use this word) scene's net. 'zines were the easiest way to learn 'bout various tape labels, proejcts, mail orders of the time great help back then 'vromia' (aka 'the filth), to ktinos, skies tou b-23 but me speaking it was the 'neo rok'zine of giorgos priniotakis that introduced me to harsh and obscure sounds on one hand but on the other helped to launch my first tape label dedicated to experimental musics 'harsh dept'. guess nothing would have happened if it werent' this compilation tape. launched in july 89 but got acquaint with it almost a year afterwards or less. i was introduced to the sounds of some of my all time favest projects like hands to, city of worms and if,bwana. thanks to this compilation i came in contact with gianfranco santoro (today of the sin org / nailed fame) who back then used to do rattlesnake arena fanzine and run a devastating mail order who introduced me to frans de waard and kapotte muziek / korm plastics, blah blah blah

but let's stop it here as i can talk for hours and hours about this compilation.

you can check related material at the 'no longer forgotten music' blog has nostalgie eternelle (the splt w/ maeror tri), la sonorite jaune and much much much more... it has also the other compilation that changed my life completely too (after xenakis's 'electroacoustic music') the first dry lungs comp LP on placebo. a motherfuckin oddball!

ENJOY!

scans (well slayed scans should be the appropriate description)



side a



side b new links (08/2013) side a side b

Σάββατο, 21 Αυγούστου 2010

violent onsen geisha (pt 1)

first post of stuff of one of my all time favest projects. it's the 'excrete music' cd that i took the name for this blog and sooner or later more posts are vog works will be uploaded.

PLAY LOUD!!!



shocks! shocks! shocks! (this is the vanilla 93 remix not the tape)





RRR Records 1989

Tracklist
A1 Violent Onsen Geisha - Ultra Psychotic Piss Drunk Bunny Girl !
A2 Violent Onsen Geisha - Cock Guillotine 1965
A3 Violent Onsen Geisha - Madness Fullchin Idol
A4 Violent Onsen Geisha - Torture In Romper Room (Live At Izu Onsen 86.7.3)
A5 Violent Onsen Geisha - Tyrolean Hat
A6 Violent Onsen Geisha - Snuff Home Drama
A7 Violent Onsen Geisha - Thalidomidal Tendencies
Anal Onanie
B1 Masonna - Vo.saddfre
B2 Masonna - B.htkjoiilm
B3 Masonna - G.zxzxxxcvdb
B4 Masonna - D.mhmkkljuuoyoor
B5 Masonna - Key.asasggkjkieeee
B6 Masonna - Sax.asqqqrtefdhkgjriukhvjbmosfjiejp

Notes
This release is limited to 300 copies. It comes in a white sleeve with two
stickers on it. Included is a 15x15 cm Masonna sticker

masonna / vog





excrete music





black lovers





violent onsen geisha

Δευτέρα, 19 Ιουλίου 2010

rowenta / khan 'stereo extrem' CD (Dom Elchklang DOM EK 006)



that was my first encounter with the frank rowenta / achim p. li khan work and still my favest. bought upon release and dare to say i love it more than their debut 'tiefpunkte moderner tonkompositionen' on dradomel which is also fantastic but this one since the first time i listened to it to this day reminds me of lotsa bizarre a la nurse with wound of the glorious days outfits if you get what i mean.
no more comments PLAY LOUD!!!

stereo extrem

Πέμπτη, 1 Ιουλίου 2010

entre vifs ' l'ordre par le bruit'





entre vifs have always been a fae le syndicat oufit. more noisy or better say more 'futuristic noisy' in terms or call it whatever.
tags anyhow fail to describe their atmosphere. this is their 1st cd on artware limited to 500 copies issued in early 90's. a coupl of years later staalplaat also issued thir 2nd cd 'a scent of strength' which sooner or later will be uploaded too.
play loud!

le ordere par le bruit

Κυριακή, 30 Μαΐου 2010

v/a : acid dreams LP (or 'the return of acid dreams')



i always thank phil todd (of ashtray navigations fame) for discovering this amazing psych / acid punk comp LP. it was a few years ago when in a discussion for LPs in the jewelled antler list did phil drop a line about some fave LPs of his, 'the return of acid dreams' was one of them. without hesitation i asked him to tape it for me and upon receivign the tape i was totally blown into it (having as b-side caetano veloso's 'araca azul' masterpiece too which made the insanity even greater!)

since then i've heard lots of rumours about this compilation, one of which says that a guy who run a record store in berlin issued it in the 80's and so on. since this one a sequel appeared there's also the acid dreams testament (clocks some 75 min as cd), a triple foldout LP too however this one stands as the blow out for me. 've had the 3ple LP (testament cd) but i always feeled they miss the whole intensity of this one, every piece is a little diamond itself making overall a brilliant atmosphere, check it for yourself & enjoy!

acid dreams

Παρασκευή, 14 Μαΐου 2010

little howlin' wolf 'cool truth'



've heard his name a lot of times but never did i pay any attention to his music until recently when in a trade a friend throwed in the pack a copy of 'cool truth' stellar outsider music bluesey, jazzy, multitracking insanity from 85. was nuts to listen a great production and pure vinyl rip without any deglitch between the gaps of the vinyl grooves from one song to another! makes it even more lo-fi!!!
if you fancy it that much as i did then buy your copy here!!!!

cool truth

peter lacroix & guenter haertel 'personalis aquisgrandi' cd (no-note records)

i owe it to christophe heeman for discovering this cd. actually he was involved in its production. the brainwashed site mentions that he remixed the whole thing. not sure of what happened but it was one of the first location recordings i acquained back then in my collection and was astounded by it and the way they had worked w/ maps, locations, etc... still love it!


personalis aquisgrani

shit scans so here's the english translation of the text to get an idea on the project.


Two portraits, as distinct and intimate as one might expect from this form
of artistic expression - and yet, no figurative illustrations. A stoll
through the city, a sensory description of certan situations captured at the
source - absolutely authentic, full of atmosphere, and yet beyond normal
expectations; it is neither photography nor landscape painting.

Peter Lacroix & Guenter Haertel are breaking new ground in what is not just
a joint effort but a reciprocal exploration of their respective fields;
reduced, virtually ascetic in the application of artistic means and yet
poetic in the message.

Peter Lacroix's 'personalis artistic portraits' are based on numbers and
letters of the alphabet. Considering today's preoccupation with developments
in informatin technology, one could level the accusation that this is not
exactly the most original idea. However, the numbers Lacroix categorizes to
the indicidual throw little light on the physical presence of that person,
or indeed on his / her status in our society. They project the portrayed
person into an almost forgotten, mystical relam. They refer artistically and
abstractly to a cogent existence beyond the Socio-Normative.

Using the Kaballa, an ancient Jewish doctrine based on the interpretation of
certain letters of the alphabet and numeric systems, Lacroix transposes the
information he has gathered on a certain individual into geometric figures.
The characters are mysterious yet by no means fictional, drawing their form
froma combination o fthe 'date of birth' or 'name number' or 'lucky number'.
Each person is expressed individually - artistically yet abstractly, with a
final manifestatin remaining impossible, despite every effort to embody the
portaryed person in concrete terms.

In his artistic interaction with Guenter Haertel, Lacroix transposes these
geometric images into the direct intellectual mileiau of both artists. The
starting point was their own Personalis portrait coordinates which were then
placed over a map of Aachen, with the geometric angles determining certain
locations in the city.

Haertel, armed with microphone, visited these locations and recorded the
sounds he found there. Thus, a whole series of acoustic impressions
materialized, not just a description of the individual points, but a rounded
impression of the city reflecting its tenor - a feast for the ears.

Haertel's sound document is also a very individual portrait of Aachen.
Listening to it, the natural process of association soon reveals that this
urban background noise cannto be interhchanged with any other. Although
Haertel, the audio journalist and chronicler, deliberately avoided the
historically and locally renowned highlights of the city, Aachen's special
characterisitics still emerge from what would seems to be an arbitrary
conglomerate of everyday sounds. The backdrop noises of the working world,
traffic, birds are counterpointed by a variable, yet constantly recurring
sound experience of ells, church choirs and the boundless bubbling of
Aachen's water.

Πέμπτη, 13 Μαΐου 2010

blue humans featuring rudolph grey 'incandescence' shock SX28CD



no words an amazing trio and devastating set. i paste cd infos from the discogs page as the pic i've included is shit.

enjoy!!!

Artwork By [Cover Concept] - Rudolph Grey
Artwork By [Cover Design] - Lindy Bryce
Guitar, Liner Notes - Rudolph Grey
Mastered By - Denis Blackham
Percussion - Beaver Harris
Photography [Cover & Disc] - Catherine Ceresole
Photography [Inside & Inlay Tray] - Michael Grimm
Saxophone [Tenor] - Jim Sauter
Notes
Recorded live at CBGB, June 23, 1998.
Mastered at Porky's.



pt1 - pt2

Κυριακή, 14 Μαρτίου 2010

audio arts / orchard gallery LP





i discovered this lp a couple of years ago at a friend's place and liked a lot its concept of in situ field recordings and their manipulation afterwards.

scans included too but if you want just a simple info / track listing visit here



http://www.mediafire.com/?zyzzdzmjwhi

dimitri mitropoulos - scriabin 'poem of ecstasy / poem of fire'






i was unaware of the master mitropoulos's LP of scriabin's 'poem of ecstasy / poem of fire' to be honest or at least i hadn't paid the necessary attention to it earlier. i only had the stokowski version on everest of poem of ecstasy and svetlanov's version of the 1966 melodya lp w/ an impressive version of rachmaninoff's 'isle of the dead'. but mitropoulos's LP unfolds a completely diffent universe compared to the other 2 LPs that makes it a devastating LP! no words to describe it, just listen & experience it!

(flac / scans)

pt1 pt2 pt3

Idiotsavant - Feindsender





i got acquained with idiotsavant's sound thanks to this mini LP back in early 90's upon visiting a friend's place to listen to some musics. still love it. can't say the same for their rest records but this one remains a trully fave one.

sadly my copy misses the inserts so just front/back & sound @ 320 mp3 and infos pasted from disgogs.

Idiotsavant - Feindsender

eksakt records eksakt 009 mini LP 1984


A1 Bolero
A2 Maskarab
B1 Stravinsky
B2 Phantasy In Red


play loud!!

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Κυριακή, 10 Ιανουαρίου 2010

cecil taylor 'nuits de la fondation maeght' 3LP box (shandar)



for trully loooooong i wasn't keen on cecil taylor's work. perhaps because i was (and still am) allergic to piano but some exceptions or rock tracks.
i only had the monstrous 'winged serpent' and 'conquistador' since early 90's in my collection till last year that did i chance upon the thread on the skafunkrastapunk forum and downloaded a couple of albums like the unit's 'akisalakila', 'nefertiti', etc and was totally blown by them! long story to cut it short here and explain why, etc.. the thing is his music, etc..

being nuts w/ his work started -as you can guess- downloading and then buying the ones i love the most.. such as this gem the 3ple lp box on shandar. no comments on it, i totally love it including once more a stellar line up such as

cecil taylor : piano, voice
sam rivers : tenor sax
jimmy lyons : alto sax
andrew cyrille : drums

rcorded live on 29 July 1969 at saint-paul-de-vence,paris.

it's only one simple track in 6 parts

second act of a


play f***in' loud!!!! (vinyl rip @ flac)

pt1 / pt2 / pt3 / pt4 / pt5 / pt6 / pt7 / pt8

Σάββατο, 9 Ιανουαρίου 2010

anna planeta 2cd (betley welcomes careful drivers)



betley welcomes careful drivers (a.k.a. the brainchild of phil todd alias 'ashtray navigations' and many other disguises such as dogliveroil, tea culture, etc) is one of my favest lo-fi noise labels. not only because of one of my favest projects ever, ashtray navigations but for many releases it brought to daylight.

anna planeta being one of them. recorded in an abandoned building by phil todd, andy jarvis, dan bird, harrased by the neighbours who called the police at some point thinking that a 'satanic mass' was taking place in the building is an intense lo-fi recording sometime thanks to its nature bringing in mind the work of projects like metgumbnerbone whose lp on a-mission was also recorded in the ruins of an abandoned industry at least to mention one.

was pretty funny too when a couple of years ago since the 2cd set's release i accidentallly chanced upon the project's name, being one of the female characters of dusan makavejev's cult 'sweet movie' film (you can download it here & you can check & donwnload (not sure but seems is 192kbps) infos on manos hadjidakis's incredible soundtrack here)

phil also has some very few remaining copies of the anna planeta 2cd set. you can ask him for price, availability, etc not only for the memorable anna planeta but also for various other remaining betleys but also for ashtray navigations and related ones!

so 'welcome to hell'... (mp3@320)

cd1

pt1 / pt2

cd2

pt1 / pt2

bela bartok 'the miraculous mandarin / music for strings, percussion and celeste' (decca lp 1964?)




i can't recall the blog where i tracked down first the 'music for instruments...' piece a couple of years ago but it was of those bartok pieces that i fell in love with upon first listening... i was also curious on the 'miraculous mandarin' piece too and it was a few months ago when during an accidental but usual ebay buy that i cahnced upon this lp.. classic things.. 1 euro auction ending.. 7 euros postage...

i like a lot this lp, to be honest in general i love a lot the 50's / 60's interpretations of contemporary / classical pieces (well some classical mostly contemporary) as were more liberal times they are or at least sound to me more open minded, etc... perhaps is my dillusion.

for the record though you can check the back cover... is georg stolti conducting the london symphony orchestra. 1964 on decca.

enjoy!!! (vinyl rip @ flac)

pt1 / pt2 / pt3

Τρίτη, 5 Ιανουαρίου 2010

john cage 'live' (wergo LP)



i always had this love/hate relation to cage's works. i like a lot the ideas, etc but regarding his entire recorded opus must say that there are few recordings i fancy. besides 'variations', 'cartridge music' (especially the version w/ tudor of the split lp w/ wolf on time), roaratorio, hpchd (the lp version not the later emf) and guess a couple more like the cramps lps... 'live' (sometimes quoted also as 'empty words' too) on wergo is one of those exceptions too. a mesmerising piece!

vinyl rip @ flac

pt1 / pt2

Δευτέρα, 4 Ιανουαρίου 2010

henry cowell 'persian set' / lou harrison 'suite for violin, piano and small orchesra' CRI SD114



i must admit that i was never keen on both cowell's and harrison's musics. until a few years ago when during a trip to meet the duo of 'kalorifeur' i chanced upon this LP in their collection which they loved a lot. definitely is amazing especially in late night listening! for long was nuts with the cowell 'persian set' piece but upon transfering the vinyl to digital liked also harrison's piece as well.
hope you enjoy them too!

(flacs of vinyl rip)

pt1 / pt2

bozo and the big circus parade LP




hi happy new year / decade!
here's a record from my children's record collection that purchased recently at the flea market of piraeus. turned stellar! sooner or later i'll upload a few more of my collection too.
play loud!

bozo and the big circus parade