Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The New Improved Jook Savages - The Night Nurses On A Control Trip (Cassette) (1989)

Hard to find cassette release, not available on CD, by The New Improved Jook Savages, on Holy Funk Records, from Port Reyes, CA. "Blistering ranting/music... not for the wimp-hearted. You haven't heard 'em even on college radio because there's so much cussing in the lyrics. NOT what you're expecting. Blows other "angry rappers" out of the water. Republicans and Limbaugh-drones WON'T like it." Vocals: The Night Nurses (Moon, Desda & Bobby Z), Guitars: Krishna Fats, Keyboards: Ira Kamin, Drums: Bill Bowen, Bass: R. Moon & Arthur Indenbaum, Harmonica: K. Fats, Engineer: Ethan Kenning, Producer: R. Moon. This band started in the 60's as a ragtag and stoned jug band playing such ultramodern instruments as the hat box cover, the kazoo, and the straw (yes, you heard me right: a plastic drinking straw, with holes cut in it, played like some sort of squeaky piccolo) along with the usual guitars, jugs, and a gutbucket bass. (see: http://billwolf.org/0162AA.htm).


Monday, March 28, 2011

Victoria Phantasia - Eccentric British Sounds From The Psychedelic Era LP

'British Psych - The Unexplored Underground 1968-1972'. Compilation LP released in 2002 on the Queen Victoria label. Featuring Woody Kern, Bulldog Breed, The Mindbenders, The Gods, Villiers & Gold, Love Affair, Chris Britton, Panama Ltd., Sharon Tandy, Cupid's Inspiration, Mosaic, Clown, Quartet and Paul Brett Sage.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Waste - Disposal Of Waste (Rehearsals 1982)

Great rehearsal recordings from southern Dutch punk band Waste, known from their self titled 7" (also called Blue Light) from 1981. No tracklist (yet).


Anadorei - 7" EP (2003)

6 track 7" EP by Japanese punk band Anadorei, released in 2003 on the Dutch Freaked Out Frequencies label. Great review: "Words can't do justice to the feeling of paying seven bucks for a single that is described as "three cute Japanese girls playing trashy noise punk" that actually ends up being three dick-nasty skanks playing god-awful hardcore sludge with the most annoyingly high pitched screeching vocals my ears have ever been subjected to. I could repeatedly stab my ear with a rusty shank for ten minutes and it would be more pleasurable than listening to this shit. Side A consists of five "songs" with titles like "69 N Hole" and "Hell On Earth" (actually, that last one pretty accurately describes the experience of not only hearing this sonic refuse, but doing so with the knowledge that you PAID SEVEN BUCKS FOR IT. What I won't do for you, the loyal TB audience!) with an unbearably LOOOONG cover of Black Sabbath's 'Sweet Leaf' taking up the entire b-side. Fuck, this is so unbelievably bad. If anyone has the nerve to even tell you that this record doesn't suck (let alone that it's good) please reprimand their erroneous appraisal by beating their nutsack in with a crowbar. Repeat if necessary. That might sound harsh, but trust me, they'll feel a lot better with a sack that resembles some regurgitated ground chuck than you would if you actually plunked down seven dollars for this." ~Steven Strange/Terminal Boredom


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mario Nascimbene - One Million Years B.C. / When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth / Creatures The World Forgot (1966 / 1970 / 1971)

Excellent soundtracks by Mario Nascimbene of three of Hammer's so-called 'cave-girl' movies from the late 60's and early 70's. Released on CD on the Italian Legend label in 1994.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Šalikapalikau - Calligraphy CDR (2003)

Debut album from this Lithuanian project known for their 7" on Hau Ruck! Experimental and concrete sounds, sample-voices, some ritual and ethnic sounds. The first edition came in printed fold-out cover between two painted wooden plates and was a limited edition of 80 copies. The second edition came in a plastic sleeve with colour cover and was limited to 40 copies.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Caroliner Rainbow Fire Tongues On The Fingermill Of The Paste Demon / Eeyore Ass Guzzler - Split 7" (1994)

Monsters of country mayhem unite for an assault on the senses. Released by Eerie Materials in 1994.


Napalm Death / Electro Hippies - Split 7" (1989)

Limited edition etched 7" single, included in initial copies of the Grindcrusher compilation LP, which was entered into the Guinness Book Of Records as the world's shortest single.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Finnish Snow-Walks And Dances (The Sound Of Snow: A Collection Of Finnish Snow Music) LP (2005)

Recordings of Snow Music are rare, and even more rarely are they presented to a greater public. This may seem curious, considering that the Kalevala, the national epos of the Finnish people, explicitly mentions songs scooped out of the frost. Despite this lack of official presentation, snow tunes and rituals have been performed long before and after the publication of the Kalevala in 1835. This album now lays some of the finest examples of Finnish Snow Music in your hands. Most of the material originates from field recordings made in North Karelia and Lapland. The modern pieces were recorded in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere. Snow Music can be performed in a variety of manners: traditional, modernist, eccentric. And a new generation of musicians has taken on the task of evaluating and redefining the older traditions of ritual tunes and word magic. The impact of Snow Music has grown with the increasing need for a musical identity incorporating the poetic universe of snow. With this compilation, Snow Music marks its entry into the 21st century. ~Sisukas Poronainen, February 2005.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Djoli Laiwanga & David Blanasi - Les Aborigenes: Chants Et Danses De L'Australie Du Nord (1980)

Djoli Lawanga: vocals, David Blanasi: didgeridoo, David Gulpilil: dances, Dick Plummer: dances. Members of the Maiala & Mandalbingu tribes from middle and eastern Arnhem Land, Northern Territitories, Australia. Recorded at the 6th Festival of Traditional Arts in 1980.


Pierre Henry - The Secret Love Life Of The Octopus 7" (1968)

Soundtrack of a rare movie from 1968. Released on the Mexican label Dolor Del Estamago in the early 2000s. Quite bizarre stuff.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Xul People - Cassette (2008)

The Xul People are a tribe of people who developed a higher form of self and intelligence. It is believed that this tribe communicates with 'higher lifeforms' or e.t. lifeforms... Xul People always have been a big mystery for both authorities and anthropologists. Maybe this tape holds some of the secrets and facts?! This is a rare aural document of their songs, language, communication, coded messages and dance heritage. What it sounds like is a tape of modern-day field-recordings of African drum rituals, slowed down just enough to make the chants sound like roars and groans and maybe, just maybe, possession by demonic 'higher e.t. lifeforms'.


Maria Zerfall - Kopfkrieg 1985-1995

"Like a ghost of Fassbinder's spirit of post-war Germany Maria Zerfall have arose - mechanic Maria from Fritz Lang's “Metropolis”, the archaic Goddess of her personal cults, the ruthless destructive messenger of the sonic Armageddon - ashes to ashes, sound to sound, devastation to devastation: claustrophobia to claustrophobia. The industrial mantras, rough springs of low bass, perforate static ultra-noises and amplitude vibrations, monotonous droning eclipses, chaotic naked distressing echoes, sting poison groans of mysterious signals, larynx wheezing from reflections of the steel death, decadence of depressed machines. Combined with the lonely monotonous monologues in German it seems it looks like a dying whale cry, like a German military disco in the Gas Camera of Europe, like a war - no taboo, no limit, no mercy!…" ~Igor Vaganov 1999


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fuck Off Piss Off Park Off! 7" (1995)

Free 7" released for the 15th anniversary of the Parkhof venue in Alkmaar, The Netherlands (now destroyed), featuring local early 80s punk bands Krikk, CKN, Zweetkutten and Willibrortz plus some crazy spoken word pieces by two members of CKN and by Rubberen Robbie.