Sunday, 23 July 2017

ROADSIDE PICNIC



























"deny the rites"
Year:    2016
Country:  
City:  
Label:    Confusion Specialist
Format:    digital
Tracks:    3
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            ambient noise wall




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M.B. + ROADSIDE PICNIC
Year:    2014
Country:    Italy
Label:    4iB
Format:    CD
Tracks:    2
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:              Experimental




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"... and yet it moves"
Year:    2013
Label:    Jehu and Chinaman
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    3
Time:    70 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Ambient            Noise




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Saturday, 8 July 2017

THE NOT AMUSED




























"flat broke"
Year:    2016
Country:    Germany
City:    Berlin
Label:    Queen mum
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    12
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            New Wave









four piece band fronted by a girl called "Rosa Lux Riot" plus three guys who came from other bands of styles as: new wave, power pop, punk rock and mod music. Under the name of The Not Amused they already have recorded four albums plus this one. They come with force from Berlin and this is they definitive step to enter in the indie and alternative european scene next to other actual bands and also old bands such as: The Jam, The Rezillos, The Movement or even The Clash in its new wave era. They don't use electronic instruments at all but a classic rock ones, but they got a melodic, soft, smart and clean sound own of the new wave and mod bands.
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Thursday, 6 July 2017

GNOD




























"just say no to the psycho right-wing capitalist fascist industrial death machine"
Year:    2017
Country:    UK
City:   Stalford
Label:   Rocket
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    5
Time:   40 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Krautrock









The lineup: Paddy Shine (guitars, vocals, keyboards, electronics, drums), Chris Haslam (bass, guitars, keyboards and electronics), Marlene Ribeiro (bass, keyboards, electronics), Neil Francis (lead vocals, electronics). The background: Before you've even heard Gnod you can sort of tell they're going to be purveyors of ambient sludge, of prog-metal, of murky motorik psych-drone space-rock. You can tell that Julian Cope might be a fan, that reviewers are going to be drawing comparisons with Ash Ra Tempel, and that they would make people come away from their concerts saying things like: "My head is throbbing like a stained glass window-lined grotto of unconventional thought and atavistic proto-religious impulses. "Probably because "Gnod" resembles a conflation of "God" and "synod", they have an air about them of a quasi-religious sect, a cabal, a secret society. How often they frequent church we don't know, but they are figureheads of a stoner freakscene based around Islington Mill in Salford, and they run experimental electronic live nights there called Gesamtkunstwerk (German for "whole arts work") where they offer "outsider electronics, hardwarped machine rhythms and analogue debauchery all reflecting the postindustrial mill space". They don't have a fixed lineup, members switch roles and they have a punky belief in the dissolution of the boundary between artist and audience to the extent that it is not unlikely to find gig-goers onstage, adding to the instrumental melee. They released an album called InGnodWeTrust in 2011 that won praise for its "krautrock rhythmic patterns, dub effects, electronic manipulations and bleak post-punk vibe", and next month they release their follow-up, Chaudelande, comprising six tracks and one hour and 12 minutes of piledriving percussion and metronomic noise that may, depending on your record collections and age, remind you of anyone from Hawkwind to Loop to Sunburned Hand of the Man. Ten-minute opener Tron could soundtrack a road movie, although it would probably be Mad Max not Two Lane Blacktop. It builds slowly as the drums (systematic), guitars (fuzzed-up) and bass (either a graunchy growl or a seismic rumble, we can't decide) achieve a motorik momentum all their own. Gnod sound as much like Steppenwolf as they do the Stooges, as much like a cult as they do a biker gang, and there is, we've decided, a deliberate use of repetition to denote the Sisyphean nature of existence. Tron features three chords; the next track, Visions of Load, dispenses with such extraneous fripperies and has only two. The band recall Can's ga-ga go-go music while the singer yelps like Alan Vega doused in even more echo.
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Saturday, 1 July 2017

ANGELIC UPSTARTS


























"we gotta get out of this place"
Year:    1980
Country:    UK
Label:    Warner Bros
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    12
Time:    33 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Oi!



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"2,000,000 voices"
Year:    1981
Country:    UK
City:    London
 
Label:    Universal Music
Format:    CD
Tracks:    16
Time:    33 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Oi!




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"still from the heart"
Year:    1982
Country:    UK
Label:    Universal Music
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    10
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            New Wave









After their three first albums with a complete rockin sound, Angelic Upstarts entered in the field of electronic music with this "still from the heart". These ten songs keep still some kind of Oi! music, reggae and new wave, but the whole was made and recorded with electronic sounds: keyboards, electronic drums, modulated voices, guitars, bass, etc. It seem an attempt to suggestion the new wave and synth-pop public, but the most of Angelic Upstarts followers rejected this album as too much "melodic", "clean" and "pop", despite the lyrical themes continue being the same: social issues, politics, working class, etc.
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"Reason why?"
Year:    1983
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Mad Butcher
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    12
Time:    36 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Oi!




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"The power of the press" 
Year:    1986
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Mad Butcher
Format:    CD
Tracks:    12
Time:    34 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Oi!









Angelic Upstarts are still a british Oi! band formed in South Shields in 1977 during the punk rock and new wave explosion. The band espoused an anti-fascist and socialist working class philosophy, and have been associated with the skinhead subculture. More than 3 decades after its release, their debut single, "The Murder Of Liddle Towers", was included in Mojo magazine’s list of the best punk rock singles of all time. The first albums were more crude and noisy, but at late 80´s decade the band adopted an hyper-clean and well produced sound which reminded the synth-pop bands like Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode or OMD. The musical base, structure was still oi! music but not the sound, even they changed the classic drums for an electronic drums to recorded the last 3 albums. Despite this synth-pop influence I have to admit that "The power of the press" was / is a good album, with great chorus and intelligent lyrics. How to labeled this? melodic oi! ? or perhaps oi! / pop? anyway is quite well done. good.
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"blood on the terraces"
Year:    1987
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Link
Format:    CD
Tracks:    10
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Oi!






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"bombed out"
Year:    1991
Country:    UK
Label:    Roadracer
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    10
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:           Oi!









"bombed out" was recorded and distributed in worst year of punk rock history: 1991. In USA it made a documentary film entitled "1991: the year punk broke" also on soundtrack format HERE, with no one punk band but alternative rock, indie rock, pop, etc. The line evolution started in 1976 was broken in the fatale 1991 and it was just in that year when Angelic Upstarts decided to put this album on the market. Obviously it was a complete and total faillure, but the true is the recording is not bad at all. Ten songs album and just thirty minutes of pure, simple and direct Oi! music with socialist and working class lyrics oriented. It seem with the pass of the year people and medias become this work in another good Angelic Upstarts album, despite initially nobody pay attention in it.
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"sons of Spartacus"
Year:    2002
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    CO
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    15
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Oi!



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"bullingdon bastards"
Year:    2016
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Boss Tuneage
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    15
Time:    38 min.
Genre:   rock
Style:            Oi!



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"Live - anthems against scum"
Year:    1999
Country:    Germany
City:    Hamburg
Label:    Mad Butcher
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    14
Time:    35 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Oi!









Recorded live 15 / 05 / 1999 at the Antifa Jugend Front Benefit show in Hamburg/Docks, Germany. Issued by german record label "Mad Butcher" two years later and remastered in 2017 through the same labe. Avaible on CD and LP format. The quality sound is acceptable and the band played here their best songs from their long history since 1977.
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VITALY MALYGIN


























SIROTEK
"listening to the mirror"
Year:    2015
Country:    Russia
Label:    none
Format:    CD
Tracks:    8
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise           Space



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DOR
"cамоликвидация"
Year:    2015
Country:    Russia
Label:    UFA
Format:    CD
Tracks:    9
Time:    70 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Spoken words



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DOR
"something without a name"
Year:    2012
Country:    Russia
Label:    UFA
Format:    CD
Tracks:    7
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Spoken words



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"life in Russhausen"
Year:    2011
Country:    Russia
Label:    Ufa
Format:    CD
Tracks:    8
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Spoken words



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DOR
"from the personal fear to the social agony"
Year:    2010
Country:    Russia
City:    Moscow
Label:    Ronf
Format:    mini-CD
Tracks:    4
Time:    16 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Spoken words



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DASEIN + NORMA REAKTSII
"93"
Year:    2011
Country:    Russia
City:   Moscow
Label:    Sickcore
Format:    CD
Edition:    300 copies
Tracks:    1
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Death Industrial








Almost thirty minutes / unique track from these two russian sound artists, mixing throbbing electronics and noises with authentic radio interceptions from Moscow on oct. 3rd and 4th., 1993 (during the coup d'etat). This album is dedicated t the tragic events of those days. Housed in a six panel digifile in a limited edition of 300 copies. Released in 2011 by siberian label "Sickcore" as an awesome digipack.









This Russian constitutional crisis of 1993 was a political stand-off between the Russian president Boris Yeltsin and the Russian communist parliament that was resolved by using military force. The relations between the president and the parliament had been deteriorating for some time. The constitutional crisis reached a tipping point on September 21, 1993, when President Yeltsin aimed to dissolve the country's legislature (the Congress of People's Deputies and its Supreme Soviet), although the president did not have the power to dissolve the parliament according to the constitution. Yeltsin used the results of the referendum of April 1993 to justify his actions. In response, the parliament declared that the president's decision was null and void, impeached Yeltsin and proclaimed vice president Aleksandr Rutskoy to be acting president. The situation deteriorated at the beginning of October. On October 3, demonstrators removed police cordons around the parliament and, urged by their leaders, took over the Mayor's offices and tried to storm the Ostankino television centre. The army, which had initially declared its neutrality, stormed the Supreme Soviet building in the early morning hours of October 4 by Yeltsin's order, and arrested the leaders of the resistance. The ten-day conflict became the deadliest single event of street fighting in Moscow's history since the revolutions of 1917.[1] According to government estimates, 187 people were killed and 437 wounded, while estimates from non-governmental sources put the death toll at as high as 2,000.
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

HOSTAGE PAGEANT


























"barren terminals"
Year:    2016
Country:    US
City:    Virginia
Label:    Hologram
Format:    LP
Tracks:    2
Time:    28 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Field Recordings            Noise




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PIGFACE



























"gub"
Year:    1990
Country:    US
City:    Chicago
Label:    Anagram 
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    16
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial










Pigface is an industrial music collective directed by remixer/producer/drummer Martin Atkins, who prior to forming the group in 1990, had lent his talents to such outfits as Public Image Ltd. , Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, and Killing Joke, as well as heading his own record label, Invisible. During Ministry's 1989-1990 tour in support of their classic The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste album, Atkins came up with the idea of Pigface along with then-Ministry drummer Bill Rieflin. For each album, Atkins would assemble a new lineup of alternative superstars, reflecting the anarchistic ideals of the original punk rock bands of the mid-'70s. Beginning in 1990, Pigface has created albums that range from bracing industrial noise to punk ravers to trance-like atmospherics, including such titles as 1990's Gub, 1991's Welcome to Mexico Asshole, 1992's Fook, 1993's Truth Will Out, 1994's Notes From Thee Underground, 1995's Feels Like Heaven, 1997's A New High in Low, and 1998's Eat Shit, You Fucking Redneck (all of which were issued via Invisible). Since the group's inception, Pigface has seen countless renowned members of the punk / alternative rock community pass through its ranks, including Steve Albini, Martin Atkins, Paul Barker, Jello Biafra, Chris Connelly, Danny Carey (Tool), Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard), Flea, Chris Haskett (Rollins Band), cEvin Key, Shonen Knife, Lydia Lunch, John Lydon, Trent Reznor, Geordie Walker, Andrew Weiss, and David Yow, among countless others. March of 2001 saw the release of a double-disc, 35-track long compilation, The Best of Pigface: Preaching to the Perverted. The 2003 album Easy Listening... was followed by five remix albums, all incorporating the word "head" into the title (Dubhead, Clubhead, etc.). Fook was reissued in 2005 with two bonus discs. The limited-edition Head Remixes followed a year later. ~ Greg Prato & Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Friday, 26 May 2017

MAEROR TRI
























"myein"
Year:    2016
Country:    Germany
City:    Bremen
Label:   Infinite Fog
Format:    CD
Tracks:    3
Time:   60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Ambient










The German-based guitar trio Maeror Tri was active between 1988 and 1996. Well known in the industrial cassette underground, the group was about to break into the growing experimental electronica scene when it ceased its activities. Its brand of drone music borrowed elements from industrial, gothic, avant-garde minimalism (Tony Conrad, Glenn Branca), and new age meditation to reach a form of transcendentalism. It has released dozens of full-length cassettes and 7" and 10" EPs in very limited, hard to find editions, along with five studio albums that are more widely available. Archive material has continued to surface a few years after the group's dissolution. Maeror Tri formed in April 1988. Very little is known about its origins; even the identity of its members remains vague, except for Stefan Knappe, the group's spokesperson and owner of the label Drone Records. The name is an incorrect Latin expression that could mean "the absorbed three" or "the grieving three" -- suitable for the trio's dark inner journeys. The group released its first cassette privately in 1988, followed by many more and dozens of appearances on drone and noise compilation tapes. The group was building a strong name because of the consistent quality and originality of its hazy music and the uniqueness of its packages. In 1993 Korm Plastics released the first "overground" Maeror Tri album, the ambitious concept CD Multiple Personality Disorder. It was followed by Meditamentum, a collection of tape tracks from 1988 to 1993. Myein (1995) and Language of Flames and Sound .
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MAEROR TRI + MØHR
"Hafenstadt"
Year:    2015
Country:    Germany
Label:    Auf Abwegen
Format:    CD
Edition:    500 copies
Tracks:    4
Time:    56 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Experimental          Noise




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"Hypnotykum II"
Year:  1999
Country:  Germany
City:  Bremen
Label:  Absurd
Format:  LP
Edition:  800 copies
Tracks:  5
Time:  42 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:           Drone            Noise


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"Hypnotikum I"
Year:    1998
Country:    Germany
City:    Bremen
Label:    Soleilmoon Recordings
Format:    LP
Edition:    800 copies
Tracks:    5
Time:    42 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:              Ambient             Drone



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"Mind reversal"
Year:    1993
Country:    Germany
City:    Bremen
Label:    Hithlahabuth
Format:    cassette
Tracks:   5
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:              Ambient              Drone



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"Multipersonality disorder"
Year:    1993
Country:    Germany
City:    Bremen
Label:    Korm Plastics
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Drone            Ambient


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"Subliminal forces"
Year:    1991
Country:    Germany
City:    Bremen
Label:    Teta-Morphosis
Format:    CD , cassette
Tracks:    8
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Ambient            Drone












Reissue of a cassette originally released in 1991 by Tonspur Tapes label, containing recordings made in 1990-1991. Deep low-end drones and plangent noises, reverbed clanging of metal and other experimental textures, minimum of melodies and guitar-based melancholia, typical rather for later period of the band. Complete and relentless immersion into the subliminal sphere. "Like a waterfall in your mind" reads a pithy text on the back of this reissue from the German industrial-drone iconoclasts Maeror Tri. It's very much a fitting descriptor to the sprawling, long-form bass-rumble that those three had developed as their signature sound during their prolific career from 1988 to 1996. Hypnotic, transfixing, ominous, sublime. Subliminal Forces was one of the many cassettes that had been released in a tiny edition at sometime during their career. The sub-underground imprint Tonspur put out the original cassette, doing so in 1993, which was a couple years after the recordings were completed. Suspended tones of flanging guitar noise and flecked electronics hang above inky black, gothic, shadowy, sepulchral, subterranean, and otherwise dark-as-fuck tones, lending to an post-apocalyptic imagery of flickering strands of Christmas lightbulbs that somehow managed to stay illumined while the remaining landscape is charred, bombed-out, deserted, and strewn only with rubble. After seven tracks of expressively desolate slabs of industrial drone, album's isolationist tendencies crack only slightly with the final track "Memento." Here, pools of synths and guitars ripple against each other's languid reverberations and spectral decay. Very lovely. Reports from the peanut gallery about the original tape's inconsistent sound seem to have addressed with the remastering of this album for the 2014 relaunch. As such, it's a necessary reissue on all fronts.
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"Ambient dreams"
Year:    1990
Country:    Germany
City:    Bremen
Label:     ZNS Tapes
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    11
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Ambient            Drone









From 1988 to 1996, MAEROR TRI were a German trio that used only electric guitars and tons of processing devices to create their floating and static droning soundscapes. The group is now disbanded. Knappe and Gitschel formed Troum, Siehl is currently working as Tausendschoen.
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"peak experience"
Year:    1989
Country:    Germany
Label:    Harsh Reality Music
Format:    CD , LP
Tracks:    11
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental            Ambient



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