This is a four 3" CDr boxset released on the excellent Striate Cortex in a rapidly sold out edition of 50 in 2012.
Here you get Neil Campbell's Astral Social Club (with Paul Walsh), Daniel Thomas (who also runs the brilliant Sheepscar Light Industrial label), Midwich (aka Rob Hayler who also runs the must-see Radio Free Midwich blog) and Ashtray Navigations (this time around as Phil Todd and Melanie O'Dubhshlaine aka Melanie Delaney who also records as Ocelocelot).
This was released to celebrate the 50th Striate Cortex release and the birth of Sheepscar Light Industrial.
Whilst I have your attention...go and visit Daniel's and Sheepscar's bandcamp pages where there is a wealth of fine material available as name your price downloads.
3" CDr released on Stiff Opposition in 2012.
Black Sun Roof is the new project of (mainly) Samantha Davies and Matthew Bower (aka Skullflower and Voltigeurs).
You should also check out the Feral LP on VHF Records and the 4 Black Suns & A Sinister Rainbow double CD on Handmade Birds.
At times of grief...reach for a bit of classic noise.
Double C90 co-released by Mother Savage Noise Productions and Sounds For Consciousness Rape in '93/4.
These can't be extracted seperately...they will need to be combined with 7-zip or somesuch...
Greetings, this is Matt from Vas Deferens Organization. I just want to let everyone know that Eric's been away from posting due to some unexpected family-related drama, but he'll be back to his posting on Mutant in about a week.
Three hours and 35 minutes ago I had to allow my elder stateswoman to leave.
I want to mark her passing.
We spent 17 years of me doing what she wanted me to do.
A beautiful cat!
This is an almost mythical release from 1996.
Salvatore (aka K Salvatore) are Jason Meagher (who also records with Coach Fingers and The Helix) and Pat Murano (who records as Decimus and as a member of Key Of Shame, Malkuth, Raajmahal and Safiyya). Both are also members of No-Neck Blues Band. They also recorded at least one tape with Dylan Nyoukis as Beautifull Music Company which was released on Dylan's Chocolate Monk label (if anybody has that one to share, I'd be prepared to love you for a short while).
These tapes are the result of weekly meetings where they scuplted a series of six continuous improvisations. They were then ostensibly released in an edition of ten copies on NNCK's Sound@One label but were in effect given away to friends and family...and they disappeared from public gaze.
They have recently been resurrected in vinyl form as a lavish six-disc boxset on Italy's Planam label. Presumably, there has been some editing in the vinyl version given the length of the taped improvisations and I'm not sure if there has been any remastering. The label does not appear to have an obvious internet presence. However, Planam is a sub-division of Alga Marghen which has a presence on facebook...I just can't engage with that platform so don't know how much information is available there. What I do know is that there are only 145 copies of the LP version and they are relatively expensive. I also know that this music would sound truly astonishing on vinyl. You can still find it in some distros so hopefully this will inspire some to go and pick it up before it disappears again!
Planam have described this as "Akin to a 5+ hour kidnapping ordeal that culminates, not with freedom restored, but instead disembowlment in a sad man's bathtub." Hmmm...maybe.
This is free jazz inspired, freak folked acid fried psychedelia.
This is a series of CDRs released on Paul Bradley's Twenty Hertz label between 2004 and 2005. Volumes 1 and 3 are for free download on Paul's Bandcamp page - the links are included below. As far as I know, Volume 6 was originally the Bass Communion disc but that was quickly deleted and replaced by a work by Paul that you can get here.
Paul Bradley - Drone Work #1
Colin Potter - Drone Work #2
Phil Mouldycliff & Colin Potter - Drone Work #3
Darren Tate - Drone Work #4
Freiband - Drone Work #5
Bass Communion - Drone Work #6
Andrew Liles - Drone Work #7
Cheapmachines - Drone Work #8
David Wells - Drone Work #9
Irr. App. (Ext.) - Drone Work #10
Great four CD set released on Big Cat in 1997.
Pauline Oliveros & Randy Raine-Reusch
Nijiumu (literally "the blending of that which is and that which is not") were Asahito Nanjo, Keiji Haino, Shizuo Uchida and Tetuzi Akiyama.
There is an excellent and comprehensive interview with Asahito on Squealer.
"Nijiumu concentrate on creating an atmosphere. There was no clear concept, sometimes we wouldn't even talk about what we were going to do. Nijiumu is like Fushitsusha in that it was started with the aim of doing something that no one else had thought of. It doesn't have any clear philosophy behind it.
There were four of us - Matsuoka, Uchida, Haino and me. The first time we played Haino was on vocals, percussion and small ethnic instruments, I was on bass, Matsuoka on piano, and Uchida played bass and synthesized percussion. So there were a lot of electric instruments. We used to play once a week in Nerima for about three hours. After I left [in 1990], Nijiumu became more and more Haino's band."
These are two CDRs that Asahito released on his (controversial) La Musica Records. They feature two live recordings (they appear to be recorded live in the studio) from 1990. They were mastered by Asahito at La Musica Studio in 1999 so I think it's fair to say that is also the year of release.
Imagine Dead Can Dance playing cover versions of The Lemon Kittens (or vice versa) and you're close but nowhere near.
Great, great music!