Before he was America's Greatest Living Noise Artist, Emil Beaulieau was just Ron Lessard, owner of the legendary RRRecords shop in Lowell, MA. For this cassette on the RRRecords label (catalog #RRR-K7-12 for all you noise nerds), Emil takes a stack of RRR "anti-records" and plays them on his record player so that you don't have to ruin your own needle. The sound of melted, chopped up, and blank wax, distilled onto dusty old plastic tape for maximum RRR fidelity.
According to the sleeve, this tape contains the anti-sounds of Billboard Combat "Metastasis", Due Process "Do Nothing" & "Do Damage", The Haters "Wind Licked Dirt" (probably the Sgt Pepper's of anti-records), Colorado Anti-Record, Kapotte Muziek "Heathen Muzak, Honeymoon Production (aka Freek Kinkelaar of Beequeen) "Manipulation Muzak", and AMK "Montage Flexi". I've ripped them as continuous side-long tracks.
Last night, I pulled loads of vinyl from the shelves that I hadn't played for a while. Quite simply, this rocks the fuck out!
Double LP released on Daymare Recordings in 2007. All of this was recorded live which makes it even sweeter...
Long Hair And Tights
An immensely rare item, this Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock CDR was published in an edition of just seven copies by the Ignivomous label in 1997. Yes, you read correctly: 7 copies. The only way to get it was to write to the label and make an offer. If the offer was accepted, you got your CDR in the mail. And now, here it is for you.
Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock/Schimpfluch-Gruppe - Shitpflug
Another guitar/trumpet blur by Heathen Shame, this time recorded (duh) live in a town called Chicago in the year 2002 and made "available" in 2003. Like the previously posted album, this scorcher graced the world in an edition of 25 numbered copies. You were not one of the 25 people to buy this. The tears end today, my friend. Everything is going to be alright.
Heathen Shame - Live in Chicago 2002
White-hot ecstatic free noise by the power trio of Wayne Rogers and Kate Biggar (also of Twisted Village/Major Stars, burning up the guitars) and Greg Kelley (of Nmperign, on significantly amplified/amphetamine-dosed trumpet). This CDR was published in an edition of just 25 numbered copies.
Heathen Shame - Anal Dropout
Final DSM post of the day, a cassette album published in 1990 by the German label Tonspur Tapes.
Was Ist Das, Die Realitat?
1989 cassette album, published by the Freedom in a Vacuum label in Canada.
The other DSM cassette from 1982, also published by Das Cassettencombinat, was Audience of the Soul Destroyers. For such an early work, it's clear that Hubner had a clear idea of what he was doing. Rough and jagged outsider industrial noise, this tape (and others posted here) may demonstrate audible empathy with early 80's Berlin contemporaries Freider Butzmann and Einsturzende Neubauten, but are also quite unique. Hubner's work would only grow richer and bolder with time, and he is still producing excellent work today.
Audience of the Soul Destroyers
Intricate, dense, thoughtful, and occasionally brutal industrial concrete noise by the composer and installation artist Guido Hubner, doing business as Das Synthetische Mischgewebe with a rotating cast of collaborators/enablers. This very early cassette was one of two that came out under the DSM flag in 1982. It was initially published by the legendary Berlin label Das Cassttencombinat, which was also home to such cheerful dilettantes as Sprung aus den Wolken and Die Todlische Doris.
Mammoth six CDr set put out (on the otherwise unknown to me) Slop Drug label in 2008.
You already know all about The Rita, Vomir and Last Rape. In case the others are new to you:
Griz+zlor has now ceased operations under this name but he will hopefully continue to release material. Thankfully, Paul dvr has uploaded a wealth of material on his bandcamp page. You should check it out! Gasmask is the work of Cody Ouimet who used to run Trench Knifed Tapes. Paranoid Time is the work of Patrick Yankee. Whilst he was very prolific between about 2005 and 2010, releases slowed down. However, 2013 saw a new tape on Enemata Productions (who have put their catalogue up on bandcamp for free streaming. With a bit of luck we can look forward to a bit more Paranoid Time in our lives.
2 The Rita
4 Paranoid Time
6 Last Rape
The bleak, stubbornly anti-human non-music that arose from Tokyo's Off Site scene has always baffled me. I've heard a ton of music, and lemme tell you... it takes a lot to baffle me. One of the scene's chief instigators/antagonists was (is?) Toshimaru Nakamura, who plays a mixing board feeding back onto itself. Some of his work resembles music. Other times, it's a thin wave of nearly-eventless piercing sine tones that feels no need to make itself easy to listen to. These live collaborations with cellist Daniel Weaver (aka Unplugboy) from their 2001 UK tour is one of Nakamura's more music-like productions. It came out as a set of two 3"CDs in an adorable little stapled pouch.
This little business-card CDr from 2001 is significant for two reasons. First, it probably (correct me if I'm wrong) holds a record for having the most photographs of the artist in the smallest package. I count ten images of Ami's face. Well, I suppose it really is a business card! Second, it was the solo debut of vocalist Ami Yoshida, now known as part of the post-Off Site crew of Tokyo improvisers.
CS, Fusty Cunt, 2011
Excellent Milwaukee harsh pedal noise from a relaibly
great artist whom I see an American standard setter.
Carter Thornton's alias on a double CD released on Conduit Creations in 2003.
"All instruments played by Carter Thornton except for when they're not."
And, when they are not, you get Brooke Thornton, Carl Maguire, Chris Mannigan, David Shuford, Fudge Bridges, James Duncan, January Geisert, Jesse Wallace, Matt Heyner and Phil Murphy.
Bloat (Green Floor)
Goat (Blue Child)
Enos Slaughter were a great freakfolk improv outfit and featured Carter Thornton (aka Zashiki-Warashi) David Shuford (aka D. Charles Speer and member of No-Neck Blues Band, The Suntanama and Egypt Is The Magick # amongst others) and Marc Orleans (member of Sunburned Hand Of The Man as well as The Helix who record alongside D. Charles Speer).
This CDr was released on Tequila Sunrise Records in 2003. It contains a track called Floor Child.
"all music recorded at night, outside, under a pink sky with fast clouds. special guest appearance by our good friend the wind on microphones."