Thursday, May 31, 2007

Celtic Frost - Monotheist (2006)


Celtic Frost's much anticipated 2006 comeback album, Monotheist, is everything you'd expect from the band who managed to attach the term avant-garde to ugly ol' heavy metal. It's unconventional, unpredictable, challenging to a fault, head-scratchingly weird at times, frequently brilliant, and anything but perfect.
A simplified stylistic description would have it pegged as some sort of modern gothic doom album, but simple descriptions have never really fit the bill with Celtic Frost -- whether relating to their greatest triumphs, To Mega Therion and Into the Pandemonium, or abject disasters, like the infamous Cold Lake. The inherently complex Monotheist is no different...
Celtic Frost's return should satisfy even the biggest cynics with the scope of its imagination and sheer audacity. Those qualities, as much as great music, have always represented the cornerstone of Frost's unique body of work, and Monotheist -- unrealistic listener expectations or not -- is a more than worthy addition to it.
Japanese Bonus Tracks (2) included!

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Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence (1987)


Though they were immediately pegged as the runts of the Bay Area thrash metal scene for barely being old enough to drive, Death Angel quickly silenced most critics with their ambitious first album, The Ultra-Violence. Technically on par with many of their older peers, the album still showed a lot of room for growth, however -- especially in the songwriting department. "Evil Priest" and "Kill As One" thrash out convincingly enough, but "Mistress of Pain" and "Voracious Souls" are the only somewhat fully realized songs on the album. And at over ten minutes, the yawn-inducing multi-part title track is the best example of the group's desperate desire to impress with quantity, instead of quality. Thankfully, the band would continue to improve, and subsequent efforts saw them gradually fulfill their promise.

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Lull - Continue (1996) & Moments (1998)

Closely allied with post-industrial dub terrorists such as Bill Laswell, Techno Animal, James Plotkin, Robert Musso, and Anton Fier, Birmingham-based artist Mick Harris is something of a study in extremes. A drummer with noted death metal outfit Napalm Death through the group's late-'80s/early-'90s heyday, Harris began experimenting with monochrome ambient and dub styles toward the tail end of his association with that group. Releasing material through Earache as Scorn (his ambient dub aegis) and through Sentrax as Lull, in addition to other sporadic projects, his genre-spanning activities have done much to jar the minds, expectations, and record collections of audiences previously kept aggressively opposed. To the present, Scorn and Lull, along with John Zorn's experimental jazz-dubcore outfit Painkiller have remained Harris' primary ongoing projects, although one-off collaborations with the likes of James Plotkin, Nicholas Bullen, Bill Laswell, and Martyn Bates are common. Harris formed Scorn in 1991 in collaboration with bassist Nick Bullen, incorporating elements of ambient, industrial, dub, rock, and hip-hop. The group (though pared back to just Harris following Evanescence) have released a number of increasingly well-received full-length recordings, including the remix LP Ellipsis, which features outbound reworkings by the likes of Coil, Autechre, Laswell, and Germ. Harris' solo work as Lull focuses on darker, more "isolationist" ambient soundscapes, some of which have been reissued domestically by Laswell's now-defunct Subharmonic imprint; a move to Relapse yielded 1996's Continue and 1998's Moments.
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Continue (1996)


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Lull is exactly what its name would seem to imply -- ambient noise with a surprisingly hypnotic effect. Consisting of a one-hour-long track that unfolds excruciatingly slowly, Continue could be the soundtrack for a '90s version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was equally unnerving for its vast expanses of nothingness. Where Scorn can be the horrific equivalent of a musical Freddy Krueger -- getting in your face to tell you how badly he's gonna mess you up -- Lull's approach is more subtle and seductive, soothing your nerves before slitting your throat while you sleep. Spooky stuff.

Moments (1998)

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Reportedly inspired by Mick Harris' deep affection for the soundtrack to the classic David Lynch film Eraserhead, Lull's fifth full-length effort is utterly hypnotic stuff. Digitally edited from 33 separate sections to form one continuous soundscape pattern, its ebb and flow makes for transfixing listening.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Suicidal Tendencies Mega-Post

Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies (1983)

Review:
Fast, furious, and funny, Suicidal Tendencies' self-titled debut owed much more to hardcore punk than to the later hardcore/heavy metal hybrid they would become known for, but it's still quite possibly their best album. Mike Muir proves himself an articulate lyricist and commentator, delving into subjects like alienation, depression, and nonconformist politics with intelligence and humor. The band behind him is aggressive and speedy, but never sinks into an overly fast sonic blur. Contains the classic rant "Institutionalized."


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Suicidal Tendencies - Join The Army (1987)

Review:
No one could expect 1987's Join the Army, the long-awaited follow-up to Suicidal Tendencies' quintessential self-titled debut, to live up to its predecessor, but few expected it to be this disappointing. Except for a few bright moments such as "Possessed to Skate" and "War Inside My Head," the album is badly written, badly played, and terribly produced. There could have been many reasons for this fiasco, but considering the renewed quality of the following year's How Will I Laugh Tomorrow opus, perha
ps the most likely is that Join the Army was a transitional album in the transformation of the band's sound from hardcore punk to thrash metal.

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Suicidal Tendencies - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow... (1990)


Review:
Suicidal Tendencies regrouped successfully for one of its best efforts, How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today. The band's thrashy fusion of its hardcore roots with speed metal was fully developed by this point, and Mike Muir's social commentary and self-analysis were as ragingly compelling and by turns amusing as ever. Highlights include "Trip at the Brain," "One Too Many Times," and the title track.


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Suicidal Tendencies - Lights, Camera, Revolution


Review:
After recording some definite gems in the late '80s, Suicidal Tendencies triumphantly entered the '90s with one of its best albums ever, the commanding Lights...Camera...Revolution! Not since the mid-'80s had the L.A. band sounded this confident, focused and inspired. "You Can't Bring Me Down" and the Motörhead-ish "Get Whacked" demonstrate just how much fun Suicidal can be, but most of all, the metal-oriented album is dark, angry, and troubling. The Angelenos already commanded an incredibly devoted following, and powerful offerings like "Send Me Money" (a gut-level, brutally honest attack on television evangelists), "Give It Revolution," and the dark-humored "Disco's Out, Murder's In" brought even more listeners aboard. This is a disc that no Suicidal fan should be without.


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Ministry - Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984)


Released in 1985 on TVT. Includes all of their best-known hits and great songs before they got signed by a major label (Sire). Early techno-industrial music from the early '80s.

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Over The Edge Vol. 2 : Pastor Dick: Muriel's Purse Fund (1996)


Pastor Dick: Muriel's Purse Fund was the second volume in the Over the Edge series, which distilled Negativland's live performances on the radio program Over the Edge on KPFA. This album was edited together from several different broadcasts recorded between 1982 and 1986.
Originally released in 1989 by SST Records on cassette only, it was re-released in 1996 by Negativland's own label, Seeland Records, as a CD with a new edit to make room for additional recorded material, a tract-like booklet titled Pastor Dick's Flagship Faith Vol. 17 #1, and an offering envelope.

Length 73:03
- This is the re-issued cd version. :)

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Head on over to Kill Ugly Radio where you'll find Over The Edge Vol. 4: Dick Vaughn's Moribund Music From The 70's and many other delights.
AND...for even more OTE, check out My Wife Of Sennacherib Is Radiosick Queen where you'll find Vol. 3: The Weatherman!

The Residents - Not Available (1978)


This is one of the strangest and most interesting recordings in rock history, which speaks volumes coming from one of the strangest and more interesting bands in rock history. Not Available used what was referred to as "the theory of obscurity" (which called for the album to not be released until its makers literally forgot about its existence). It is said to be, questionably, the Residents' second recorded album (in 1974, only to be released in 1978 after utilizing "the theory of obscurity"). A highly underrated and forgotten achievement in the Residents' body of work, Not Available is such an incredible recording to experience that it simply and truly cannot be classified as being like another. While the Residents have experimented within the confines of rock throughout their entire careers, with the exceptions of Eskimo, The Commercial Album, and God in Three Persons, this album achieves like no other. A surreal rock opera resulting in an incredibly weird circus of sound, it is one that simply must be heard to be believed.

* Trying a new file-share service today. Lemme know if it gives you any problems. Seemed pretty simple and no wait times. hfigurine@hotmail.com


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Bonus: The Residents - Freakshow Comic Book

I meant to release this w/ the Freakshow cd a few posts back but totally forgot to add it. Here it is! (no special viewer needed, each page is a jpeg image).

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Katie Jane Garside - Lost Upon The Flame

Just stumbled upon this...I don't know if it's new or maybe from an upcoming solo album. I wish!
You tell me. :)

Buckethead - Pepper's Ghost (2007)


* Bucket's greatest release to date!

Released March 1, 2007
- Length 45:15
Pepper's Ghost is the 19th full length album by Buckethead. The album features the cleaner and more structured sound that previous albums The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock and Crime Slunk Scene brought along.

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Painkiller : 50th Birthday Celebration Volume Twelve


Released Sep 2005 - cd time - 43:16
Recorded Sept. 06, 2003 @ The Tonic, NY.
A powerful and breathtaking meeting of masters. With the tight rhythm section of Laswell and Drake, who have a long history working together in a variety of bands and contexts, and the empathetic insanity of Patton and Zorn, this set was as much of a surprise to the musicians as it was to the pumped up crowd that were lucky enough to hear it that night. Although billed as Painkiller, this once in a lifetime unit was really something completely different. At times hilarious, exhilarating, outrageous and transcendent, this is music only the New American Underground could create. East Coast meets West Coast meets Midwest: New York, California and Chicago come together in this twisted, funky improviser’s paradise.

Personnel:
Bill Laswell: Bass
John Zorn: Saxophone
Hamid Drake: Drums
Special Guest
Mike Patton: Voice

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Painkiller - 09-05-2003 NY
Bootleg of the first of 2 nights at The Tonic.
Different setlist, same line-up. Enjoy!

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Negativland: Over The Edge Vol. 7: Times Zones Exchange Project (1994)


The seventh volume of Negativland's Over the Edge series, entitled Time Zones Exchange Project, marked the downfall of the former Soviet Union. The disc is edited entirely from radio broadcasts between 1989 and 1992. The focus of this double-CD set is on the fictitious Howland Island, where a time warp is created in the future to alter the Soviet Union of the past into a free-market nation. A character named C. Eliot Friday and his company Universal Media Netweb are central to the saga. Friday also owns the patent on Mertz, an imaginary drug that helps you make up your mind. Friday's goal throughout the disc is to teach the people of the Soviet Union to learn the ways of a free market, so he can exploit them in the future. More than two hours of audio collages offer mock investigative reporting about Friday, a call-in U.S./Soviet talk-radio show, and the selling of Mertz to the Soviets. This, and the other discs in the Over the Edge series, are, in the end, quality radio drama in the Orwellian tradition. The "Testwave" broadcasts on the second disc were aimed at, as the group called it, "planting the seeds of free market thinking." Testwave is the broadcast manifestation of Time Zones Exchange Project, pointing to the massive size of the U.S.S.R., which spanned 11 time zones. The collection includes 17 tracks of scattered and pieced-together audio experiments marking the historic end of the Soviet superpower. In the end, this is social commentary on the priorities of the United States. The result is a continually engaging, and often disturbing, presentation. Russian language assistance on the disc was performed by Taras Titarenenko. With the tongue-in-cheek help of "Radio Moscow," various Russian musicians, and numerous anonymous callers, the broadcasts became a landmark moment of, as the band puts it, "cultural transference." The radio programs on Time Zones Exchange Project originally aired on KPFA in Berkeley, CA, on the Over the Edge program.
see negativland.com for more info.

Disc 1 - Time Zones
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Disc 2 - Testwave
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Naked City - Radio (1993)



Naked City was a band of excellent N.Y.C.-based improvisers from the late '80s to 1993, led by avant-alto saxophonist and composer John Zorn. Unlike their self-titled debut and the second Avant release Grand Guignol, there are no cover tunes on this release, entitled Radio. Several genres and bands are skillfully evoked, however, and helpfully listed in the liner notes in order of occurrence. Jazz, surf, R&B, death metal, funk, acid rock, and serialism are grafted together in this collection, often into the same song, and the band shifts genres, tempos, and arrangements on a dime.


Supposedly, Radio was conceived as a set for a college radio program, making it a kind of "Young Person's Guide to Naked City," beginning with accessible tunes, gradually building up listener tolerance to dissonance, and finally sandbagging the listener with evil blasts of dissonant metallic noise and convincing perpetrator-and-victim screaming.


Zorn gives ace guitarist Bill Frisell and versatile keyboardist Wayne Horvitz the space to shine on this collection, and both more than meet the challenges of these pieces. Avant-garde guitarist Fred Frith takes a supporting role in the band, supplying an in-the-pocket bass that keeps the funkier tracks cooking, and the depth and range of his playing on these tunes is a consistent pleasure.


Master drummer Joey Baron alternates restraint and abandon, keeping solid time on the jazz tunes, throwing tasty fills into the funk, and laying down a muscular, punishing thrash on the metal sections. Zorn himself does a fair amount of his balloon-animal-twisting squeals and sustained shrieking blasts, but he does vary the palette. Listed also as a full band member on Radio (but not performing on every piece) is Japanese noisecore/funk screamer Yamatsuka Eye of the Boredoms (now going by Yamataka Eye). His babbling, howling, choking, and flat-out screams of terror take many of the metal performances well over the top.


* This version is from the Remastered Naked City Complete Recordings.
Zorn's own words (from tzadik.com):
"I have radically remastered this music with exacting and loving attention to every last detail. Mistakes have been corrected, balances adjusted and thanks to the latest in digital technology the music is louder, clearer, more in your face and exploding with more energy than ever before. Even if you already own all of the original discs, I strongly urge you to pick this set up and experience Naked City as it always should have sounded. " --John Zorn


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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Requests?

Now taking requests from this list
Limit to 2-3 items per request please.

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Thanks.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The God Machine (x2)

* Another of my personal favorites. Comments appreciated.

After graduating high school in San Diego, Robin Proper-Sheppard, Jimmy Fernandez, Ron Austin, and Albert Amman formed Society Line. They
recorded a six-song demo and began playing locally, developing their rough sound into a bracing mix of metallics and atmospherics. Despite the musical progress, Proper-Sheppard became increasingly restless in San Diego and opted to move to New York. The remaining members continued to play together and thought of replacing the singer/guitarist, but Proper-Sheppard returned months later to see if his ex-bandmates would be willing to join him back in New York. Amman was the only member to stay behind.

Through numerous turns of events, the trio ended up in London. Somewhere along the line, they changed their name to God Machine and played their first official gig in early 1991. After a debut EP for Eve, the band signed to Fiction and released two more EPs in 1992. The full length Scenes From the Second Storey appeared in 1993, featuring remakes of four tracks off the ea
rlier EPs. A monstrous double record, its (un)holy racket and scope serve the band's name perfectly. A year later, GM had completed recording and mixing a follow-up LP when Fernandez fell victim to a brain tumor. Saddened and devastated, Proper-Sheppard and Austin opted to call it a day. The sessions for the fine second album, One Last Laugh in a Place of Dying, saw release in 1995. Propper-Sheppard set up the Flower Shop label, putting out records from the likes of Elevate, Ligament, and Swervedriver. He also began recording a year later as Sophia.

Scenes From The Second Storey (1993)


A band with a truly strange trajectory, the God Machine was founded in San Diego, paid their dues in New York, but only managed to kick-start their career after moving on to London, England. There, the trio signed with independent Fiction Records and released their critically acclaimed debut Scenes From the Second Storey in 1993. A sprawling, stylistically diverse effort, the album's alternative metal often drew comparisons to Jane's Addiction because of singer Robin Proper-Shepard's vocal resemblance to Perry Farrell. But the God Machine was even more experimental, using hypnotic riffs, trance-like drones, ethereal vocals, and a bevy of unconventional instruments to achieve a highly cinematic effect throughout their work. Opener "Dream Machine" (whose eerie intro dialog was coincidentally used on a Neurosis album that same year) and the mesmerizing "The Desert Song" are especially memorable, but the band stretches their wings even further on extended pieces like "Purity" and "Seven." Though quite impressive, these explorations cover so much terrain that the listener's attention can be severely tested -- especially by the bland songs contained in the album's Oreo-like creamy center, among which only the interestingly sparse "It's All Over" leaves a lasting impression. And, not surprisingly, the predictable single "She Said" -- the kind of throwaway funk metal radio fodder popular at the time -- is the album's weakest link. In the end, Scenes From the Second Storey probably could have done without all of its CD-busting 80 minutes, but all things considered, there's plenty of value for their money here.

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One Last Laugh In A Place Of Dying (1995)

Sparse, desolate, haunting and beautiful. "One Last Laugh In A Place Of Dying" is a fitting epitaph to one of the most original and overlooked bands of the early ninties and to the tragically early death of bassist Jimmy Fernandez. Death and loneliness haunt the recording. It is sad and dark but avoids morbidity. It lilts and flows along on cold, crisp riffs interspersed with jagged shards of rage. "You said life could be painless, well that's not what i found." And you can hear the heartstrings snapping in anger and frustration.
For moments of cool reflection, when you just want to turn the lights off and bathe in the utter desolation of life continuing after death, i cannot recommend this album highly enough.
Thankfully there is a silver cloud to this document of woe. Robin Proper-Sheppard, the surviving half of the band formed and is still recording with his band "Sophia." Well worth checking out.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Arcana - Arc Of The Testimony (1997)


Arc of the Testimony is one of the last recordings to feature legendary drummer Tony Williams, and its bold, experimental textures are a fitting epitaph to his career. Arcana was formed by bassist/producer Bill Laswell with the intention of exploring the outer reaches of fusion, ambient and free jazz. Like the group's debut, Last Wave (released only in Japan), Arc of the Testimony is a freewheeling, unpredictable blend of electronic and acoustic sounds. However, this record is even more adventurous, since it finds a common ground between improvisation and post-production studio trickery. All of the musicians -- Williams, Laswell, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, saxophonist Byard Lancaster, cornetist Graham Haynes, guitarist Nicky Skopelitis and guitarist Buckethead -- are open-minded and help push the music forward, resulting in a thoroughly involving, challenging listen.

* This was buried in my Buckethead discography but it should really be filed under Bill Laswell. Enjoy!

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John Zorn - 50th Birthday Celebration Vol. 4: Electric Masada (2004)


The long awaited first release of Zorn's most recent and most powerful Masada unit. A true downtown supergroup, blending the raw power of Naked City with the improvisational madness of Cobra and the lyrical soul of the Masada songbook, Electric Masada is considered by many to be the most exciting band Zorn has ever had. This set, the taut climax of a three night run at Tonic, features the full octet at its wildest and most creative. Incredible solos, jaw dropping ensemble conductions and much more.

Personnel:
Cyro Baptista: Percussion

Joey Baron: Drums

Trevor Dunn: Bass

Ikue Mori: Laptop Electronics

Marc Ribot: Guitar

Jamie Saft: Keyboards

Kenny Wollesen: Drums

John Zorn: Alto Saxophone


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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Daisy Chainsaw EP's

As promised here's the rest of my Daisy Chainsaw stuff w/ Katie Jane Garside.
All 3 ep's included in one rar file. Enjoy!


Love Sick Pleasure - 1991



Hope Your Dreams Come True - 1992


Pink Flower - 1992


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Request: The Black Taj

Anyone out there happen to have either of The Black Taj albums? (former Polvo)
Also interested in The Idyll Swords (also former Polvo members)
Please email me or leave a comment. Thanks.


hfigurine@hotmail.com

Friday, May 18, 2007

Vidna Obmana - Crossing The Trail (1998)

Belgian producer Dirk Serries, aka Vidna Obmana, is a prolific composer of deep ambient and electro-acoustic music, utilizing slow, shifting electronic figures and sparse environmental recordings to construct long, minimalist, often extremely personal textural works. Taking his nom de plume from the Yugoslavian for "optical illusion" (a concept which carries much weight in his composing, as well), Serries has released material through a wide range of different labels, including Projekt, Amplexus, Extreme, Hic Sunt Leones, Syrenia, ND, and Multimood.


Dirk Serries, aka Vidna Obmana, has crafted a well-polished, smooth stone that glistens in the river of Sound. His minimalist, trancewalk, dreamtime whispers on Crossing the Trail rate right up there with Steve Roach, Robert Rich, and Nik Tyndall, to mention just a few. In fact, Roach guests on this release having collaborated with Vidna Obmana in past creations. Seamless, drifting, boundless, lilting, waves and rivulets of sound wash over you in the 69-plus minutes, that pass by in a timeless void. Vidna Obmana guides the soul in Crossing the Trail. Vidna Obmana has learned his lessons well and offers a gift of thanks.

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Queen Adreena - Taxidermy (2000)


Katie Jane Garside first made noise in the early '90s in the U.K. post-punk outfit Daisy Chainsaw. Her rag doll look of torn dresses besmirched in mud made her vulnerability a quick target for the media. Unfortunately, Daisy Chainsaw only released one album with Garside's vocal theatrics; she left the band in 1992 under pressures of being in the limelight. Eight years later, she and former Chainsaw guitarist Crispin Grey joined forces for Queen Adreena with bassist Orson Wajih and drummer Billy Freedom.



Though you could never accuse Daisy Chainsaw of not having a unique and interesting creativity, Queen Adreena shows a sense of maturity that shows in the songs that only time could bring. Haunting, brooding, with a strange out of control sound that sounds like it's matured from their previous incarnate. At times, the music is eerie & disquieting, but there are times when the singer's voice draws out hidden beauty from the songs.
www.room-eleven.org (Excellent Fan site, check the pics!)
www.queenadreena.net (New? Official site)

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Lustmord - The Place Where the Black Stars Hang (1994)

While his days are spent working on sound design for Hollywood scores by Graeme Revell, sound designer Brian Williams records experimental ambience and dark space music as Lustmord. His recordings have been embraced by a variety of ambient fans, ranging from the '70s traditionalists at the Hearts of Space label to the ambient-techno experimentalists at Plug Research. Born and raised in Wales, Williams first performed as Lustmord in 1980 as a series of unannounced "support slots" at larger gigs, with Williams simply leaping onstage and performing until security became aware of the situation. Though understandably brief, the rock terrorism gained Williams contact with like minds in the proto-industrial scene including SPK and Throbbing Gristle.


The Place Where the Black Stars Hang is a huge, atmospheric effort with dark overtones and satanic dirges. This music is about as dark as it gets. The entire soundscape is electronic. Williams builds on the drone with atmospheric effects and wild synth washes. The soundscape is dense and foggy and the sound design is flawless. There are no holes or gaps in this layout. The disc is set up as one long (75 minutes and 48 seconds) track with five distinct sections. Williams builds the atmospheres upon each other as they ebb and flow. This dark minimalism will appeal to fans of Jeff Greinke, Alio Die, Richard Bone, Max Corbacho, Pete Namlook, and Oöphoi. In dark ambient circles it is essential. For e-music fans it is important.

* BIG file but worth your time if you like dark/ ambient/ soundscapes.
You will not be disappointed! :)

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Clutch-The Elephant Riders (1998)

Clutch combined elements of funk, Led Zeppelin, and metal with vocals inspired by Faith No More. Formed in 1991 in Germantown, MD, the group included Neil Fallon (vocals), Tim Sult (guitar), Dan Maines (bass), and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums). They built a local following through constant gigging, and after just one 7" single (the classic Earache release "Passive Restraints") Clutch was signed by EastWest Records.


Moving to a major label hardly dilutes Clutch's music. The Elephant Riders finds the band continuing the stylistic breakthroughs of Clutch, sharpening their guitar attack while adding subliminal elements of funk to their rhythms. Furthermore, their songwriting has strengthened; no longer are they simply riff-oriented rockers who get off on the sheer force of sound, turning in a set of consistently strong songs that suggest a song cycle. It's an impressive effort that hopefully should bring them an audience the size of Deftones, if not Korn.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sanctuary - Refuge Denied (1987)


Formed in Seattle in 1985, Sanctuary gained notoriety by having Dave Mustaine produce their debut album (apparently the band met Dave backstage and simply handed them a demo, and Dave decided to produce their album). The band's intricate, classy power metal, highlighted by Warrel Dane's outstanding vocals, was a breath of fresh air in the metal field. Personal differences between some members led to the breakup of the band after two fine albums, prompting Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard to form the even better Nevermore, and they have prospered ever since.

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Daisy Chainsaw - Eleventeen (1992)

* This you will either love or hate. Personally I think they were one of the most unique, outrageous and fascinating bands of the 90's. If there's ANY interest I could post more, as well as Queen Adreena. QA is a bit mellower but just as disturbing, if not more, than DC were. Lemme know in the comments if you'd like to hear more...in fact if you like this album at all would you PLEASE leave a comment and tell me. I don't know of alot of ppl that liked them and am very curious if there's anyone out there that still does. Thank-you. :)

Bio
Katie Jane Garside was the quirky starlet of the U.K. band Daisy Chainsaw. Her naive stage persona of torn dresses smeared with dirt was a disturbing yet enchanting look into the punk-pop four-piece who had a short-lived spot in alternative music. Joining Garside was bassist Richard Adams, drummer Vince Johnson, and guitarist Crispin Grey, and together the band made their debut with 1991's LoveSickPleasure EP. One Little Indian took notice, signing the band and issuing Daisy Chainsaw's full-length studio effort Eleventeen the following year. Garside left the band soon afterwards, citing difficulty with the pressures of fame. Without the
passion of Garside, Daisy Chainsaw was no longer impressive. Grey attempted to keep things going with the 1995 lackluster follow-up You're Gruesome, but the demise of the band was long overdue and Daisy Chainsaw disappeared. Garside resurfaced in the new millennium, again joining forces with Grey for Queen Adreena.


Review:
It is hard to believe that during the women's punk revolution of the early '90s, the talented Daisy Chainsaw barely made a blip on the music radar. Taking their cue from proto-punks like the Stooges and modern noise-bringers like Pussy Galore, Daisy Chainsaw had a brutal guitar assault that was grounded by awesome, twisted vocals. From the pounding "I Feel Insane" to the otherworld eeriness of "Use Me Use You," they prove that they are adept to many different styles while still retaining their unique sound. Some tracks, like "Dog With Sharper Teeth," are almost pop with their catchy melodies and up-tempo feel. But it is the mountains of ear-shattering guitar that brings this music its intense power. "Hope Your Dreams Come True" is the perfect example; barely holding molten riffs back from overtaking the fragile vocals, this is like the ugly younger sister to the Stooges' classic "Dirt," building to a brutal ending that bubbles over with raw anger. Never following trends and keeping a scary public image worked against them, keeping them behind their contemporaries in Hole and Babes in Toyland. But time has been very kind to their music, making Daisy Chainsaw a rare treat for any fan of solid, female-fronted alternative rock.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Flying Testicle - Space Desia (1993)


Early 90s experimental/noise trio which included Masami Akita (Merzbow), Maso Yamazaki (Masonna) and Zev Asher (Roughage).

Style: Noise, Experimental, Industrial
Credits: Electronics, Performer [Samples, Beats], Drums, Guitar, Bass - Masami Akita

Voice [Screams], Guitar, Violin, Synthesizer [Casio], Percussion - Maso Yamazaki

Voice, Vocals, Bass, Tape, Performer [Toy] - Zev Asher

Notes: Limited Edition CD with full-color miniposter


Tracklisting:

1. Johnny Guitar

2. Arturos Island

3. Romance

4. The Red Lanterns

5. Dark Eyes

6. Hit Kit Party

7. Night Falls

8. Open Squeeze

9. Horizontal Bop

10. Beautiful Dreamer

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Dolomite - Of The Angels (1993)


In the '90s, Dolomite was the showcase for experimental Chicago musicians Neil Rosario and Rian Murphy. They started releasing EPs at the beginning of their career, mostly noisy train wrecks produced by Steve Albini. Still, Thrill Jockey eventually signed the band and released the Acetate/The Gift Horse album in 1994. Although the band was still quite noisy, they had managed to shape that noise into something more accessible and memorable. After that release, they spent time with their other projects and eventually came back together for a year of studio hopping that resulted in Easter Someday, a cohesive cross between post-rock and '70s rock that was popular with critics. The band has apparently disbanded since then, as both musicians have gone on to work on different projects with no sign of going back.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Post #50

OOIOO - Tagia - (2006)

With OOIOO, there's plenty of distinguishing characteristics to separate them from the herd. First, you could mention the fluorescent body paint they wear on-stage. Or perhaps the demographics of their lineup, four Japanese women. Or their music, a furious amalgam of rhythmic guitars, patternless vocals, and energetic effects. The frontwoman of the group is the irrepressible Yoshimi P-We, the talented and multifaceted percussionist from the Boredoms. In this incarnation, she sings and plays guitar, but not in the way John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, or even Kim Gordon would. Her role in the group is as the main energizer, the street light around which the other moth-like noises revolve, flutter, bump, and find themselves redirected in a million different ways. It's next to impossible to describe "their sound," because -- by design -- it rarely follows consistent patterns. Suffice to say they're one of the most dynamic bands on the underground circuit. Not in the way a mid-level purchasing director would be described as dynamic, but in the way a ballistic missile would. They're bursting forth with excitement and vivacity in the way few humans, in few art forms, can. Plus, they're fun with a capital PH.

In Japanese, Taiga means "big river"; in Russian, it's "forest." Both are apt descriptions for the dense, winding, jungle-like music OOIOO craft on this, their fifth album. Not to push the connection too much, but Taiga's multilingual meanings could also allude to the band's magpie-like ability to pick the most vital, interesting sounds from other cultures and fashion them into what feels like world music from an alternate universe. Despite the Japanese and Russian meanings of "taiga," the most prominent influence on Taiga comes from Africa: dense African jazz and lilting African folk-inspired guitar melodies play large roles on most of the album's tracks. In particular, the vibrant "KMS," which makes nine minutes feel like the blink of an eye (well, maybe two blinks) incorporates these elements brilliantly. Building from hand drums, guitars, and a rubbery bassline, the track shifts to jazzy rhythms and picks up steam as it goes along, adding forceful singing and brass on the way. By the time it closes with an insistent guitar riff that weirdly echoes "Pictures of Matchstick Men," OOIOO make three very different-sounding stretches of music sound perfectly natural together. "SAI" is another standout, a 15-minute epic with a loping beat; hypnotic, slowly turning organ; and flute melodies and vocals that sound like wild birds. Elsewhere, the band fuses gamelan and psych-rock ("ATS") and calypso with drum rolls straight out of the big top ("GRS"). As always, Yoshimi P We's drumming is so vivid it's almost visible, especially on Taiga's opening salvo, "UMA." She plays cat-and-mouse with the rhythm (perhaps it's not coincidental that the album's name also sounds like "tiger"), rolling and batting it around before pouncing down with a satisfying crash that makes the track's chanted vocals sound even more feral. Most importantly, the album is a beautiful demonstration of how OOIOO keep changing and innovating without losing touch with what made them distinctive in the first place. Their inspired, eclectic mix of sounds and textures is always playful, but Taiga's powerful playing and sophisticated arrangements make it OOIOO's most mature album yet.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

SOD - Speak English Or Die Platinum Edition (2000)


* I'm sure this has been posted 100's of times elsewhere but seeing as it's The #1 Greatest Metal Album Of All Time, I had to post it here. If you don't already own this one, at least the original, there's definitely something missing from your collection! Enjoy!

One of the crucial links in the musical chain linking hardcore punk with speed metal, the Stormtroopers of Death -- known more commonly as S.O.D. -- were actually intended to be a one-off novelty side project, done as a lark during a gap in Anthrax's recording and touring schedule in 1985. Guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante were joined by former Anthrax bassist Dan Lilker (then in Nuclear Assault) plus Anthrax roadie Billy Milano on vocals; Ian and Milano had recorded a hyperspeed demo for the project under the name Crab Society North. The resulting album, Speak English or Die, was recorded in three days and released later that year, and it gained as much notoriety for its silly, sometimes racist and sexist humor as it did for its raw musical power. The group played a small number of concerts, after which the musicians returned to their full-time projects and Milano went on to form M.O.D.


S.O.D. had ostensibly been put on permanent hiatus, but a dedicated cult following grew around the record, as well as critical acclaim for the band's freewheeling melding of heavy-guitar styles. Milano eventually spearheaded a full S.O.D. reunion in 1992, which produced the live album Live at Budokan (actually recorded in New York City), consisting mostly of Speak English or Die material mixed in with a few new covers. S.O.D. then broke up again, reconvening in 1997 for a few concerts; in 1999, they reunited once more and finally released an album of all-new studio material, titled Bigger Than the Devil. After a successful tour and a hilarious followup video/DVD (Kill Yourself: the Movie), the various members went their own ways. But when Anthrax's Behind the Music special appeared on VH1 in 2002, Milano took offense to not being included and began speaking poorly of Ian and Benante in the press. He claimed to have thought of the gimmick of wearing shorts in concert, as well as having riffs stolen for various Anthrax tracks. He even began saying that Ian had sabotaged his career by forcing him to do the second S.O.D. album when Ian was being investigated by the IRS. The Anthrax camp had no response, but Milano's press outbursts may have sealed the S.O.D. coffin for good.


Review

S.O.D.'s Speak English or Die was an important record in the fusion of hardcore punk with thrash and speed metal, making even more explicit the connections that Anthrax's music implied. The tone of the music is crushingly loud, fast, and aggressive, but not at all serious -- the record is filled with goofy, macho humor, some of which holds up well (i.e., the three-second "Anti-Procrastination Song," an ode to "Milk") and some of which is quite racist and sexist. However, the music blasts by at such a frenetic pace (22 tracks in under half an hour) that the more offensive lyrics are often incomprehensible, so some may find them easier to ignore. Still, it's the loud-fast-rules music that made an impact, and mosh fans will quickly understand why. [In 2000, to commemorate the album's worldwide sales of one million copies, Megaforce put together Speak English or Die: The Platinum Edition, digitally remastering the original recording and appending two new studio tracks and eight live cuts recorded at a 1999 concert in Tokyo.]

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Trevor Dunn's Trio Convulsant - Sister Phantom Owl Fish (2004)


Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant is back for their second album, although with a completely different lineup (besides Dunn, of course). Adam Levy and Kenny Wollesen are gone, replaced by Mary Halvorson on guitar and Ches Smith on drums. The music they play is not so much a fusion of styles as it is a collision of styles. Almost straight-ahead jazz noodling gives way to hardcore blasts and crunching power chords, then completely devolves into Derek Bailey territory, but the band is always together. You can tell that some of it is quite composed, and that other sections are most likely entirely improvised. Dunn plays acoustic bass throughout ("Me Susurra un Secreto" is actually a bass solo), while Halvorson is all over the map sonically, switching between clean and distorted tones, chords, single-string runs, and extended techniques. She also judiciously uses some kind of delay or pitch-bending device to wonderful effect. The tunes are challenging but aren't difficult to listen to, and their cover of Duke Ellington's "The Single Petal of a Rose" (with guest harpist Shelley Burgon) is actually quite pretty. If you've been following Trevor Dunn's widely varied career as a player, you know he's got a sense of adventure, and Sister Phantom Owl Fish will not disappoint.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

The Residents - Freakshow: Special Edition (2003)



Born out of a vague and uncomfortable childhood memory of a mule faced lady at the Lousiana State Fair, The Freak Show album, originally released in 1990, is the story of a collection of freaks, each with their own all-too human failings and each with a haunting theme song worming its way into the listener's brain.
Meet Harry The Head, Herman The Human Mole, Wanda The Worm Woman, Mickey The Mumbling Midget and Jello Jack The Boneless Boy. "Come in", say The Residents, "and make your mundane lives look like the kiss of bliss".

The first disc is the original Freak Show release but includes the "BlowOff" ep ,

plus a few introductions by Tex (scattered into the program), and the second disc is a bunch of previously unreleased tracks, with most of them from the Freak Show Live show in Prague. But there are a couple live tracks and remixes. Only 1000 made, hand numbered.

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Drums & Tuba - Vinyl Killer


Flavoring their respective instruments with liberal amounts of electronic effects, loops, and delays, the New York City trio Drums & Tuba creates an instrumental palette of sounds that includes funk, fusion, rock, ambient, and other modern dance strains. As on previous works, the group in no way limits itself to traditional styles of arrangement.
Drummer Tony Nozero sets up the moody, whirling "Topolino" with looped rim shots that sound vaguely North African. Brian Wolff lays gentle tuba and trumpet over top, yielding the set's finest and most serene composition. Guitarist Neal McKeeby shines on "The Sauce Maker," playing a simple, yet effective slide melody over his own chords that comes off as a sort of post-rock version of Santo & Johnny's "Sleepwalk."

The group can riff on James Brown and Morcheeba with equal ease. A light-handed production by vocal supporter Ani DiFranco and Andrew "Goat Boy" Gilchrist ensures that Vinyl Killer's charms and oddities shine through clearly.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Ryoji Ikeda - Headphonics +/- (1996)


When Ryoji Ikeda's groundbreaking album +/- was released in 1996, there were very few precedents for its sparse, clean, rhythmic electronics. Composed of two suites, "Headphonics" and the title work, +/- defined the microwave or glitch genre that became relatively popular in the late 1990s. "Headphonics" starts with sine tones alternating in each channel at the same pitch, then layers different elements in each of the three sections of the piece. Each layer is clearly distinguishable, whether it is the high pitched trills, low bass tones, or the rhythmic click track. The work builds to a climax in 1/0 with arpeggiated bass rumbles and increasing volume in the background drone. The title work is really in two parts marked by the initial character in the track title. The pieces starting with "+" are based on a helicopter-like rhythm track where the overtones subtly change pitch. With the exception of a little bit of reverberation at the end of "+..," the dry rhythm track is the only element in these three pieces. By contrast, the tracks beginning with "-" are drone pieces, where the drones are layered and accompanied by sonar-like pings. In the closing moments of this second set of three pieces, the drone suddenly stops, leaving a quickening series of high-pitched tones which become quite loud. The last track is short and composed only of supersonic pitches and will be all but inaudible for most listeners. The album has none of the noisy work typical of Ikeda's later releases, but has a sparse and simplistic beauty that remains unsurpassed.

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CC Nova - Milk Cult Dispatch (1994)


Milk Cult was a Steel Pole Bath Tub side project spearheaded by bassist Dale Flattum (aka C.C. Nova, aka Agent Nova) and guitarist Mike Morasky (aka Bumblebee). More electronics-oriented than their main vehicle, Milk Cult gave the duo an arena to explore their interest in sampling, tape manipulation, and found instruments. The results sounded more like industrial music than the guitar-driven SPBT, but were often just as noisy and chaotically surreal.
Nova and Bumblebee kicked off Milk Cult's existence in 1990, and issued their debut album, Love God film of the same title. , in 1992 on Boner Records; a portion of the record was devoted to their score for the Frank GrowFlattum subsequently issued a solo C.C. Nova album, confusingly titled Milk Cult Dispatch, in 1994 on Communion.
Milk Cult's next effort was 1995's Burn or Bury, released while SPBT was in the middle of its short stay on a major label. Burn or Bury featured guest appearances from Faith No More's Mike Patton and Billy Gould, Jawbreaker's Blake Schwarzenbach, and the anonymous Conko, among others.
With Steel Pole Bath Tub stuck in label-imposed limbo in 1997, Nova and Bumblebee managed to score a grant from the French government to join an artists' collective in Marseilles. They spent a year recording the material that would eventually become 2000's acclaimed Project M-13, which featured deconstructions of traditional Corsican singing, Buddhist chanting, and a large African orchestra, among a vast array of other sources and guests.
Morasky then moved on to work as a special-effects technician on the Lord of the Rings films, and Flattum took his Agent Nova alias to a new project, Novex, which reunited him with SPBT drummer Darren Mor-X.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Faith No More - King For A Day...Fool For A Lifetime (1995)


Longtime Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin split from the band under less-than-amicable circumstances in 1994. Consequently, the group hired Trey Spruance (the guitarist from Mike Patton's other band, Mr. Bungle) to handle six-string duties for 1995's King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime. While it wasn't exactly the mind-bending masterpiece that 1992's Angel Dust was, it was easily their most musically straightforward album and was another challenging, exceptional release. As on Angel Dust, Patton truly shines on vocals, as he tackles any genre put in front of him -- romantic love songs (the soulful smooth funk of "Evidence"), bile-spitting rants of hate ("The Gentle Art of Making Enemies"), cacophonous freak-outs ("Ugly in the Morning"), gospel (the lighthearted album closer, "Just a Man"), and breezy pop ("Caralho Voador"). But there was also plenty of FNM's signature heavy sound to go around -- the furious opener "Get Out," "Ricochet," "Cuckoo for Caca," "Digging the Grave," "The Last to Know," and the almost progressive title track. While Spruance did a masterful job of filling in the shoes of an integral founding member, he abruptly split from the band himself on the eve of the album's ensuing worldwide tour (replaced by roadie Dean Mentia). King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime remains one of Faith No More's underrated releases.

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Unsane - Visqueen (2007)

* Dear requester: I know this is not what you're looking for, I don't have their discography. But I'm sure I know someone who does. Gimme a couple days. :)



Formed in a dilapidated downtown New York City of the late 1980s under the regime of tyrannical Ed Koch, one of New York City's least attractive mayors, Unsane's imposing presence and influence remain as diverse and expanding as the seldom dull or predictable crowds at their powerful live sets. Coming from the same pre-Quiznos East Village music scene which spawned many acts pigeonholed into what was called noise rock, UNSANE always separated itself by performing and producing sounds with an urgency and sincerity without peer even among strong contemporaries such as early Helmet, Cop Shoot Cop and Pussy Galore. The band's self-titled debut was released in 1991 and was known for its harsh music and gruesome cover art: a photo of a decapitated man on a New York City subway track, his body still wearing a Members Only jacket. Original drummer Charlie Ondras died of a heroin overdose in 1992, and was replaced by Vinny Signorelli (formerly of Foetus and NY icons Swans). In 1994 Shore departed from the band and was replaced by Dave Curran. The band toured heavily, and signed to Atlantic Records, who released Total Destruction in 1993 -- it was Unsane's only major-label release. Their third album, Scattered, Smothered & Covered, was issued by Amphetamine Reptile. The music video for the single "Scrape" was made for a mere $200, yet earned significant play on MTV. Not since Black Flag, has any band had such an arresting and consistent visual style: from Unsane's true gore album covers to their legendary wince inducing "Scrape" video clip - a watershed marriage of low-tech and high concept. They continued touring heavily (including a stint opening for metal icons Slayer), but did not release a new album until 1998's Occupational Hazard, issued by Relapse Records. Later in the same--seeming to fulfill the album's title--Spencer was attacked by four people while in Vienna, Austria. He ended up in hospital suffering internal bleeding and underwent major surgery. As a result of Spencer's injury, and
touring over ten months of the year, the band decided to take a break in 2000. During the interim, Spencer moved to California where he formed a new band with Dave Curran called The Cutthroats 9, releasing one album on Man's
Ruin Records. Curran also started a band called The J.J. Paradise Players Club and Signorelli opened a tattoo shop in Brooklyn. Unsane reformed in 2003 upon Spencer's return to New York, and released a greatest hits record,
Lambhouse. The band got back to touring and soon after released Blood Run on Relapse records. They have recently completed their upcoming album Visqueen for IPECAC recordings, to be released March 13th 2007. Extensive touring will follow the release.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Polvo Pt. 2

* Edit- updated links...

* Just missing "The Eclipse EP" (1995) to complete the
discography.

Exploded Drawing (1996)

Polvo's Exploded Drawing takes listeners on a sonic journey that encompasses nearly every kind of sound that a guitar has been known to make, and a few that might be unheard of until now. The group has worked on their intricat changeable sound since the early '90s, but on Exploded Drawing, it shows they've worked on their songwriting as well. The great majority of this hour-plus-long album is as listenable as it is inventive, particularly on the alternately shimmery and explosive "Bridesmaid Blues" and the angular "Feather of Forgiveness." "Light of the Moon" sounds like a twisted cowboy ballad, and "Missing Receipts" is an eerie, echoing instrumental that exemplifies Polvo's experimental guitar play. Polvo doesn't forget t
o include the punk, as "High-Wire Moves" and "Taste of Your Mind" testify, but blues, Eastern music, folk, country, and ambient music also find their way into Exploded Drawing, giving each song a twisting, unpredictable quality. Though the album's length can lose some listeners, if the mood is right for arty guitar music, then Polvo's Exploded Drawing is the right choice.
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Live WMBR 11-15-91

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Peel Sessions (1993)
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Polvo EP (1996)

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Singles & B-Sides (2003)
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Grotus - Luddite/ Slow Motion Apocalypse

With their eccentric blend of disparate musical styles, San Francisco's Grotus fit in extremely well with the 1990s freewheeling alt-rock spirit -- so well, and so freewheeling, in fact, that hardly anyone remembers their existence. Birthed along with the decade itself, the quartet comprised of Lars Fox (vocals/samples), Adam Tanner (guitar/bass/samples), Bruce Boyd recorded several albums (including 1991's Brown, 1993's Slow Motion Apocalypse, and 1996's Mass) featuring heavily electronic/industrial distortions of alt-rock and metal -- all topped with often inscrutable, nearly dadaist lyrics decried in a schizophrenic array of voices. That Grotus managed to attract a small cult following almost goes without saying, but mass acceptance was probably never an option, so, after being juggled by a number of well-intentioned but equally perplexed independent labels, the group's career (also filled with several EPs and remix sets) finally ground to a halt in the late '90s, along with the alt-rock era's enthusiasm for anything so quirky.


Starting with the slow, menacing title track, moaning keyboards, and random news samples cutting across the
rumbling beat before piling things on a bit,
Luddite makes for a good slice of Grotus at its pre-major-label peak.
Finding its own way around industrial/rock fusions without simply recreating Ministry or Nine Inch Nails, the foursome
explores grinding rhythms without an eye to either thrash metal or dancefloors, Lars Fox's roared vocals calling the
tune (or lack thereof). When he leaves off the treatments, there's a surprising vulnerability that matches the lyrics
about go-nowhere situations and building frustration. Musically, the best is "Shelf Life," with distorted keyboard bursts
and echoing clangs helping flesh out the overall rhythm in a creepy but beautiful fashion.


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Alternative Press (8/93, p.69) - "...SLOW MOTION APOCALYPSE proves Grotus were holding their best tracks for
their full-length player....the title track is pure sonic devastation that lives up to the imagery of its title....one of the
best 1993 has to offer..."

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Wax Trax Black Box 3 Disc Boxset (1994)


Black Box commemorates Wax Trax!'s output as an independent record label prior to
its purchase by TVT Records. In particular, Black Box celebrates Wax Trax!'s place

as the seminal American industrial label, featuring acts such as Ministry (and its

numerous side projects), KMFDM, Meat Beat Manifesto, Coil, Laibach, and many
others.

Black Box is notable for containing the Trent Reznor Vocal Version of 1000 Homo

DJs' "Supernaut." Reznor's vocal recording was not used on the original Wax Trax!

release because of pressure from his then-current record label—coincidentally, TVT

Records. Absent from Black Box is the work of Front 242, whose releases on Wax

Trax! (originally licensed from Play It Again Sam) are not represented because of

disputes with Epic Records, which had recently obtained the rights to Front 242's

catalogue.


Disc: 1

1. Supernaut [Trent Reznor Vocal Version][#] - 1000 Homo DJs
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2. No Devotion [LP Version] - Revolting Cocks

3. Beers, Steers and Queers [12" Version] - Revolting Cocks

4. Addiction [LP Version] - Sister Machine Gun

5. Violent Peace [LP Version] - Excessive Force

6. Envoye [12" Version] - Young Gods

7. I Will Refuse [12" Version] - Pailhead

8. Faster Than Light [LP Version] - Lead Into Gold

9. Digital Tension Dementia [LP Version] - Front Line Assembly

10. Your God Is Dead [LP Version] - Mussolini Headkick

11. Now Is the Time [LP Version] - Greater Than One

12. Shit for Brains [LP Version] - Pig

13. Cop Out [LP Version]

14. Atomic Dog [LP Version] - Wreck

15. Elephant's Graveyard [12" Version] - Strike Under


Disc: 2

1. Stowaway [LP Version] - Chris Connelly

2. Come Down Here [LP Version] - Chris Connelly

3. Love's Secret Domain [LP Version] - Coil

4. Snow [Answers Come in Dreams II Version] - Coil

5. Hacker [LP Version] - Clock DVA

6. Virus [12" Version] - KMFDM

7. Godlike [12" Version] - KMFDM

8. Everyday Is Halloween [Original 12" Version] - Ministry

9. Rigor Mortis [LP Version] - A Split Second

10. Butterfly Potion [LP Version] - Foetus

11. Father Don't Cry [LP Version] - Doubting Thomas

12. Nothing Stays the Same [LP Version] - Cyberaktif

13. Words (Of the Dying) [LP Version] - Controlled Bleeding

14. Compulsion [LP Version] - In the Nursery


Disc: 3

1. Rubber Glove Seduction [12" Version] - Pip

2. No Name, No Slogan [12" Version] - Acid Horse

3. What Time Is Love? [12" Version] - The KLF

4. Silicon Jesus [Duality Mix] - Psykosonik

5. Cuz It's Hot [12" Version] - My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

6. Do You Fear (For Your Child) [LP Version] - My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

7. Geburt Einer Nation [LP Version] - Laibach

8. God O.D. [EP Version] - Meat Beat Manifesto

9. Mindblower [EP Version] - Fred Giannelli

10. I.C. Water [LP Version] - Psychic TV

11. Me and My Ding Dong [LP Version] - Pankow

12. Name Game [7" Version] - Divine


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Disc 3

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