Sector 2814


Xhol Caravan – “Motherfuckers GMBH”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 31, 2007

a band often referenced by/in conjunction with Steven Stapleton/Nurse With Wound, one listen to this will make it quite clear why that is.

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Brainticket – “Cottonwood Hill”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 31, 2007

sometimes also coined as being self-titled, here is the debut of acid-drenched fuzz-psych from this group.

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Embryo – “We Keep On”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 31, 2007

a group featuring Mal Waldron, who had played with Miles Davis as well, Embryo tended to incorporate jazz and eastern-music influences into their sound, which can be heard here. there’s a quote from Miles Davis in the liner notes: “That German hippy group where Mal used to play, they are doing interesting things. You know, man? They are creative, good musicians, just playing good shit.”

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Gila – “Free Electric Sound”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 31, 2007

continuing with some more under-appreciated German prog.

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Kollektiv – “Swr Sessions”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 31, 2007

another similar release from another excellent German prog band. like Odin, Kollektiv seem to be overlooked by the more casual purveyors of krautrock – unfortunate, as there are some real gems from both bands.

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Odin – “Swr Sessions”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 31, 2007

continuing with musicians of German origin in a different vein, here’s one of lesser known prog bands from Germany and some sessions they recorded in 1973. includes a cover of Zappa’s “King Kong”.

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Caspar Brotzmann Masaker – “Koksoffen”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 30, 2007

if the last name looks familiar, it is indeed. or familial, rather. Caspar Brotzmann¬†is the son of free-jazz legend Peter Brotzmann and about 1.5 decades ago, he released this slab of Neubauten/Swans-inspired dirge. another longtime favorite of mine that isn’t too easy to find these days.

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Six Finger Satellite – “The Pigeon is the Most Popular Bird”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 30, 2007

reportedly having submitted a “fake” demo of grunge-styled rock to Sub Pop in order to get signed, 6FS showed their true colors once their contract was in place. or maybe it was all a gimmick to begin with. either way, this disc collects two early 10″ releases that saw the band showing an early version of their Beefheart-meets-Devo-meets-metal stylings and has been a longtime favorite of mine.

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Steel Pole Bath Tub – “Miracle of Sound in Motion”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 30, 2007

and here we have my favorite noise-rock record of the 90s.

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Lubricated Goat – “Psychedelicatessan”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 30, 2007

another one that I reviewed in the earlier days of the blog – see the review for additional comments ūüėČ

in the meantime, get it here

King Snake Roost – “Ground Into the Dirt”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 30, 2007

going back to the Amphetamine Reptile roster for this release from arguably the best band of the late-80s noise-rock scene.

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Godheadsilo – “Skyward in Triumph”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 30, 2007

here’s one from one of the originators of the bass/drum-duo phenomenon.

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Scissor Girls – “We People with Space Phantoms”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 28, 2007

rounding out the day with another of Chicago’s early-mid-90s no wave revival groups and their release that was recorded early in their career, but released on Atavistic only after the departure of founding member SueAnne Zollinger.

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Harry Pussy – “In an Emergency You Can Shit on a Puerto Rican Whore”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 28, 2007

speaking of tasteless, here’s this infamous release by this equally infamous Miami-based free-noise group, who were met with a seal of approval by many an indie-rock “tastemaker”…

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Faxed Head – “Uncomfortable But Free”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 28, 2007

and continuing with the tasteless-but-hilarious streak, here is the infamous parapalegic black-metal quintet that rumors say features a member of Mr. Bungle. show pride in Coalinga.

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Zip Code Rapists – “92124” ep

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 28, 2007

hilarious Greg Turkington excursion from the mid-90s, tasteless but fun.

“94124” ep here

edit: removed at the request of Eabla Records, who will evidently be re-issuing this in some form shortly. keep an eye out for it.


Terminal Cheesecake – “Bladdersack” ep

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 28, 2007

featuring members of Skullflower and Godflesh, this group pushed the psychedelic noise-punk stylings of Chrome to further extremes, becoming probably the most stoned-sounding space-drone UK band of the 80s this side of Loop.

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Death Sentence, Panda! – “Puppy, Kitty or Both” 10″

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 28, 2007

featuring a member of T.I.T.S. and also released (on vinyl only) by Upset The Rhythm, this noise-punk trio is a must-hear.

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Notekillers

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 28, 2007

a late-70s group blending punk, funk, jazz and prog in an inimitable way. a couple years back, Thurston Moore gathered all of their known recordings as well as some live stuff and issued this retrospective on his Ecstatic Peace label.

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Pyrolator – “Ausland”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 28, 2007

here’s a weird one… a German duo echoing Kraftwerk‘s methods and The Residents’ surrealism all at once. dadaist pre-techno?

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Liliput/Kleenex

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 27, 2007

anthology of this female Swiss group who were often compared to The Slits and The Raincoats, while likely inspiring the likes of The Bush Tetras and Erase Errata. originally called Kleenex, they changed their name to Liliput after being threatened with legal action by you-know-who. this two-disc set was most recently issued by Kill Rock Stars around 2001 and collects all of their recorded material. it’s almost 200MB, but no longer in two parts thanks to the new and improved Rapidshare.

here

Au Pairs – “Playing with a Different Sex”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 27, 2007

another catchy, English, post-punk, Gang of Four-inspired group.

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Delta 5 – “Singles & Sessions”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 27, 2007

Gang of Four-inspired group from Leeds, had little to do with the NY no-wave scene itself other than a passing stylistic post-punk similarity… but excellent stuff nonetheless.

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Waitresses – “Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 27, 2007

Chris Butler-led project that ended up having a couple of those “no one knows the band but everyone knows the song” 80’s hits, such the infamous “I Know What Boys Like”, included on this release.

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Liquid Liquid

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 27, 2007

anthology of yet another 99 Records band…

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ESG – “South Bronx Story”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 27, 2007

the popular story about this quartet of sisters is that they were aspiring to be a soul/r&b group but, due to their lack of instrumental prowess, ended up sounding more like a no-wave band and becoming popular in that scene, despite being fairly detatched from it on an intellectual level. they also had some material released by 99 Records. I don’t remember off-hand if this release is an anthology or just one of their albums, but either way, pretty enjoyable. oh yeah – apparently ESG became sample fodder for the Beastie Boys at one point as well. I forget the exact details but if you google the band name you should come across the story.

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Y Pants

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 27, 2007

first of a few posts by bands who had records released by early-80s NY label 99 Records (good article about the label here). Y Pants were an all-female trio and apparently some of the tracks on this anthology, originally released on a four-song 7″, had Glenn Branca at the controls when they were recorded.

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Del-Byzanteens

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 26, 2007

featuring former¬†members of The Controtions and Circus Mort, this is one of my favorite no-wave related outfits. I’ve uploaded their “Girl’s Imagination” 12″ and their full-length,¬†“Lies to Live By”… AFAIK this is the sum total of their recorded material.

“Girl’s Imagination”¬†here

“Lies to Live By” here

Ut – “In Gut’s House”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 26, 2007

and rounding out a “post-DNA” trilogy of sorts… even though no one from Ut was a member of DNA, Nina Canal¬†had been in¬†Dark Day with Crutchfield before forming this project.

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Dark Day – “Exterminating Angels”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 26, 2007

normally I won’t make a habit of posting stuff that has shown up recently on other blogs (this album appeared on the excellent Mutant Sounds blog within the last month or two), but this one is related to the preceeding and proceeding posts, so I’m making an exception. plus, this is one of the few things to show up on Mutant Sounds that I already had ūüôā¬† … namely, Robin Crutchfield’s post-DNA outfit.

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Ambitious Lovers – “Envy”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 26, 2007

continuing with some more no-wave related posts, here is Arto Lindsay’s post-DNA project,¬†in which he took some of the no-wave spirit into catchier and funkier territory.

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Theoretical Girls – s/t

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 25, 2007

finishing up for today with the anthology of one the groups Glenn Branca was in before he began working on his Symphonies. slightly over 100MB, in two parts.

part one here

part two here

8 Eyed Spy – “Everything”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 25, 2007

the discogrpahy of Lydia Lunch’s other no-wave outfit.

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Teenage Jesus and the Jerks – “Everything”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 25, 2007

their discography here

The Contortions – “Sax Maniac”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 25, 2007

in the spirit of the live gigs, here are some proper recordings by the bands as well. although¬†The Contortions album “Buy” is usually the main point of reference toward the band, this release with longer songs and more sax squall is equally compelling.

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Friction/Contortions/Teenage Jesus… live

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 25, 2007

in the earlier Friction posts I mentioned some gigs that Reck had played in the US¬†as a member of¬†The Contortions and Teenage Jesus…¬†here are some recordings of those gigs. one of each band with¬†Reck and a third one to bring us full circle: James Chance of The Contortions playing with Teenage Jesus. keep in mind that these gigs happened in the late 70s and were likely captured on portable cassette decks – the sound quality certainly suggests this to be the case.

The Contortions with Reck here

Teenage Jesus with Reck here

Teenage Jesus with James Chance here

The Seconds – “Kratitude”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 25, 2007

another no-wave spirited release from last year. apparently a member of this group is also in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but don’t let that deter you – this one’s good.

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Park Attack – “Half Past Human”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 25, 2007

last year’s release from this band sounds like what DNA might have if their songs had been even catchier…

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Lake of Dracula – s/t

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 25, 2007

starting a series of no-wave posts with this mid-90s group, featuring Weasel Walter (of Flying Luttenbachers fame) and others copping the style almost 20 years after the fact…

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Jackwacker – “Things from Inside Your Body”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

further with the noise-rock bass-and-drums duos… sort of. having apparently been recorded in 1993-1995 and just (re-?)released last year, this pre-dates anything Lightning Bolt have done to my knowledge… Godheadsilo and Ruins would have been the only well-known projects operating in a similar realm at the time. that said, apparently the bassist here was a guitarist as well – that is, he played an axe that had 3 lower-register bass strings and three higher-register guitar strings. post-everything for a pre-everything world, or something. check out the excellent cuts “frontal lobe blues” and “another bullet in the head (reprise)”.

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Eloe Omoe – 12″

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

continuing in the spirit of Lightning Bolt, here’s a bass-and-drums duo whose tone has a lot in common with LB, though that’s about where the similarities end. with much more of an¬†improv spirit about them, Eloe Omoe end up sounding like a free-jazz version of LB or Godheadsilo. they seem to have some sort of affiliation with Bill T. Miller (producer extraordinaire, responsible for recordings by sludge monsters Grief and his own experimental projects Kings of Feedback and Out of Band Experience), which is always a good signifier.

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Lightning Bolt – live @ WFMU

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

… and speaking of Lighting Bolt, here’s a live set they did on WFMU. but I already said that in the title didn’t I? a bit over 100MB, so it’s in two parts:

part one here

part two here

Headbutt – “Solvent Bassed Product”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

another item courtesy of our friends at The Ceiling (I’m not sure, but I think this may have been their last copy). four bassists and two percussionists go completely over the top in what sounds like jam session between “Dial M…”-era, sheet-metal-banging Pussy Galore and¬†the modern day Lightning Bolt.

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Gravitar – “Edifier”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

having originally heard this band on a 7″ that I got from the Charnel House catalog way back when, I was intrigued when a full length disc showed up in the catalog of my friends over at The Ceiling when it was time to do a trade with them. Gravitar were an American band who¬†seemed to be¬†heavily influenced by K.K. Null’s work in Zeni Geva, with similar dense walls of oppresive guitar. slightly over 100MB, so in two parts.

part one here

part two here

Halo of Flies – “Music for Insect Minds”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

anthology of Amphetamine Reptile label-founder Tom Hazelmeyer’s own band. raw, noisy garage-rock at it’s finest.

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U-Men – “Step on a Bug-The Red Toad Speaks”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

previously reviewed early Amphetamine Reptile band.

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Union Carbide Productions – “In the Air Tonight”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

late 80’s band with Stooges-by-way-of-noise-rock vibe and some sax skronk.

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Flied Egg – two albums

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

rounding out the Japanese posts (for now) here’s some material from this 70s Japanese psyche outfit. I found these together, labelled as “two albums” so I don’t know the titles or which tracks belong on which. I split the difference down the middle.

evidently though this group had a sense of humor, since their name makes more sense in English if you pronounce it in Engrish.

part one here

part two here

Friction – “Skin Deep”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

another excellent full length from Reck & co. more ep’s and live stuff to follow later.

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Demi Semi Quaver – “I”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on May 24, 2007

first release from this group, who contributed members to Tzadik “New Japan” supergroup Rovo. this is one of the first things I reviewed when I started the blog and, like I said then, it’s a bit like Space Streakings and Omoide Hatoba meeting somewhere in the middle and picking up a female vocalist along the way. great stuff. their second album, appropriately titled “II,”¬†may follow.

get this one here

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