Sector 2814


Crom-Tech – “Slowdime” 12″

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 29, 2007

honestly I’m having trouble distinguishing whether “Slowdime” was the name of this ep, or of the label who released it (with the ep being self-titled)… but regardless, it’s a veritable Mick Barr shredfest (this time in conjunction with drummer Malcolm McDuffie) presented again for the vinyl-impaired.

get it here

Octis – “Twevim Llelengr” 7”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 29, 2007

vinyl outing from this Mick Barr-related project, limited to 500 copies. if you have a turntable, there are still some available here for a mere $4.46… if not,

get a digital copy here

Iceburn/Engine Kid – split LP

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 29, 2007

another of my old (marble-colored) vinyl treasures that I found a digital copy of due to my vinyl-imparied status… long story short, Iceburn were math rock before the term really even existed… their renditions of Stravinsky herein speak enough toward that, methinks… meanwhile Engine Kid, though associated by default-of-inclusion with the 90s version of “emo”, were actually something else entirely… too light to be called “math-core” and too heavy to be called “post-rock”, but you get the idea… and let’s not forget their guitarist/vocalist Greg Anderson, whose name should be more than familiar to doom/drone/Southern Lord fans…

get it here

Puerto Rican Pussy

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 27, 2007

sorry folks, I’m just trying to increase my search-engine hits.

 you see, about every second or third day I get a hit on this post from may that results from someone typing “Puerto Rican Pussy” in a search engine. since they seem to keep coming here, I thought I’d make it a bit easier for them to find me.

nothing to see here, carry on with your day.

 😉

The Carl Stalling Project – Music from Warner Bros. Cartoons 1936-1958

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 26, 2007

um… I think the title of this one is about as self-explanatory as it gets. Stalling’s Wiki entry gives some more info on the man himself, and the recordings are

here

Caroliner – “Rings on the Awkard Shadow” double LP

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 26, 2007

billed for this release as Caroliner Rainbow Grace Blocks Used in the Placement of the Personality, we have here a 1995 double-vinyl outing from the group to whom today’s current crop of “freak-folk” artists owe a deep debt of gratitude. pretty much a case of “you either get it or you don’t,” but feel free to read their Wiki entry if you’re unfamiliar… each portion of the dbl LP is upped separately…

get LP 1 here

get LP 2 here

Einstuerzende Neubauten – “Funf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterscala”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 23, 2007

my recent discovery of The Thing on the Doorstep inspired today’s posts, prompting me to dig into my own collection of “modern primitives” for a few equally inspirational items. I’m hoping this particular post, of my favorite album by these german legends, is one of those “needs no introduction” pieces…

get it here

Esplendor Geometrico – “80s Tracks”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 23, 2007

this Spanish electronic/industrial group first formed in the early 80s (read the whole story here)… and although this disc wasn’t released until 1996, it is (IMO) a shining example of why they stood ahead of many of their contemporaries. bit-rate on this is 320kbps, which was sufficient to make the combined size over 100MB… so it’s split down the middle,

here

and here

Iao Core – “Funktionlust”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 23, 2007

although there are various self-bios scattered about the net regarding this industrial/art collective, the one I found most recently does not seem to acknowledge this release… so I don’t really know the story behind it, but it’s an entertaining outing nonetheless.

get it here

Bipolar Bear/The Pope – split 10″

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 20, 2007

what we have here is a rare opportunity for me to share something recent that I’ve been enjoying that still isn’t available digitally. Bipolar Bear, at least judging by the tracks here, might be at home on the ThreeOneG label… meanwhile The Pope (who don’t seem to have an easily-detectable web presence) might be at home in the Load Records stable – at least in the sense that they’re a bass-and-drums duo with more than a passing resemblance to Lightning Bolt, even if such a comparison is lazy and easy to make. I’m enjoying this record immensely and, since it’s only available on vinyl and limited to 300 copies (scroll down), we present it digitally for the vinyl-impaired…

get it here

Home – “IX”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 20, 2007

this disc was my first taste of Home, who may very well be my favorite indie-cum-prog group to emerge from the post-whatever slipstream…

get it here

(note: Mediafire link replaced with Massmirror link)

Pram – “Music for Your Movies” ep

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 20, 2007

another o.p. ep here, this time from everyone’s favorite 90s electro-lounge act.

get it here

Half Japanese – “Zombies of Mora Tau”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 18, 2007

long-o.p. I’m not feeling terribly verbose ATM and if you don’t know who Jad Fair is by now, well… anyway,

get it here

Live Skull – “Dusted”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 18, 2007

this one went up at Xhol Desert a while back… the link there is still live but the blog itself appears to be dead, so in case it disappears from there you can also

get it here

Chokebore – “Motionless”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 18, 2007

another Am Rep release that is still available, but only on vinyl…

digitally yours here

Pitchblende Quartet – “Gygax”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 16, 2007

final release circa 1995 from this emo-cum-pre-post-rock/indie-prog/whatever-the-fuck outfit. more meandering and prog-like than almost anything else indie that I had heard at that point, they always seemed like a more noise-adled, true-to-SY version of the prog-influenced infestation that eventually morphed a whole segment of the indie scene into so-called “post-rock”… but whatever. doesn’t really matter how you might choose to label them because any way you cut it, this album (and any of their other output I’ve ever laid ears on) was fucking brilliant.

get it here

Helios Creed – “Boxing the Clown”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 16, 2007

late 80s Am. Rep. release from this madman (if you don’t know who he is, stop reading), which is still available from the label on vinyl only. here’s a copy for the vinyl-impaired, such as myself. interesting review (mainly for the comments from the album’s drummer, Rey Washam) here. go order one for your turntable.

if you don’t have a turntable, get yer digital copy here

The Nazgûl – s.t.

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 16, 2007

it occurs to me that I had never posted this particular Psi Fi project… certainly not my favorite of the bunch, but a decent one nonetheless… and the more I think about it, the more the idea that Sundial were behind them all makes sense… British-sounding accent on a supposedly German vocalist? I dunno… anyway…

get it here

13

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 13, 2007

today I’m gonna go doom on your asses. and I’ll start here with what is, to the best of my knowledge, every recording made by short-lived and mostly-female NY doom/crust quartet, 13. during their relatively short tenure they did split 7″s with the likes of Eyehategod and Grief and appeared on a few comps, with pretty much all of it coming out on vinyl (someone should give their vinyl output the CD treatment ala Eyehategod‘s “Southern Discomfort” or Grief‘s “Turbulent Times” – Southern Lord, are you listening?). I remember practically wearing out my copy of the “Bound” 7″… those with memories as long as mine might also remember that for a brief period in the mid-90s, vocalist Alicia Morgan became editor of the infamous Metal Maniacs. anyway, until someone does collect this stuff on a CD release…

get it here

Drip – “Learning About Manners” demo

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 13, 2007

here’s a demo from a band that preceded Eyehategod. as far as I know there were never any official releases.

get it here

Asbestos Death – “Dejection” 7″

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 13, 2007

and we couldn’t do a “doom day” without this classic… pre-Sleep, etc etc… nothing you probably don’t know already.

get it here

V/A – “Must Be Musique”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 11, 2007

compilation of mostly darker ambient material, dare I say even slightly “industrial” at times… includes the likes of Phallus Dei, Legion, Nocturnal Emissions, Paul Lemos, Dissecting Table, etc… don’t be alarmed by the apparent glitches in the first 30 sec of the Lemos track – my copy of the disc has always played the track this way and the way the glitches fade out always led me to believe they were an intentional part of the track. either that, or I’ve owned a defective CD for all these years… at any rate,

get it here

V/A – “Come Again II”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 9, 2007

this Furnace (“a division of Slient Records“) complilation from years ago (I believe I ordered it in 1993) features many of the premier Japanese noise artists of the era. Merzbow, Incapacitants, Aube, Null, Solmania, Masonna, C.C.C.C., The Hanatarash – they’re all here, and then some… not to mention the infamous Violent Onsen Geisha classic, “Fuck Off RRRecords, Bye Bye Noise Music”. die hard collectors of Japanese noise might not have much use for this, but for anyone who wants a brief snapshot of that scene as it existed in the early 90s, you can’t do much better than this.

get it here

Pell Mell – “The Bumper Crop”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 7, 2007

as requested!

it dawned on me after I grabbed this that I’ve owned the LP for years. this must have been ripped from a CD re-issue as there are a couple extra tracks that wouldn’t have been on the original release. anyway, it’s another slice of brilliant, slightly-surfish instrumental rock from these geniuses.

get it here

V/A – East Village Other Electric Newspaper: Hiroshima Day – USA Vs Underground

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 3, 2007

before I go on a brief hiatus, one more treat for you folks. years back when I worked at a Toronto radio station, I ended up running into an older friend who’d moved into the city and getting him a job there as well. by this point he’d become a pretty serious record collector and ended up sharing this one with me (I recorded myself a copy of it on the station’s real-time CD-R recorder at the time). until I did some research on it yesterday, I had no idea how sought after this record was – most likely on account of the Velvet Underground contribution. it’s essentially a side-long sound collage… I’m led to believe that both sides must have been identical, because I had only ripped one 23-minute track to the CD-R I now have. anyway, without further preamble:

get it here

V/A – “Death of Vinyl”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 2, 2007

this early 90s comp released by Canadian label D(eath)O(of)V(inyl)entertainment featured a cross-section of plunderphonics (contributions from John Oswald, The Tape Beatles and overlooked Toronto plunderists Sucking Chest Wound – whose disc I’m still digging through boxes trying to find, hoping I haven’t lost it) and other experimentalists of the era (Vasilisk, Zoviet France, Zone, etc)… split into two parts as it came in slightly over 100MB… join us as we revisit this ushering-in of the digital era in two parts:

part one here

part two here

V/A – “The Cassette Mythos”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 2, 2007

in some ways it’s kind of astounding that there hasn’t been any larger-scale retro-appreciation for the cassette artists of the 80s yet… there were certainly some gems among that scene and many of them (Yximalloo, Minòy, Costes, John Wiggins, Qubais Ghazala, etc) are featured on this comp.

get it here

V/A – “Devastate to Liberate”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on September 2, 2007

infamous United Diaries comp. featuring Coil, Current 93, P.16.D4 and others, as well as what might just be my favorite-ever Nurse With Wound track…

*update* the non-functional Mediafire link replaced with a Rapidshare link.

get it here