To continue this weeks highlighting of the Year Zero Records Stable here we have some Experimental Post Ambient Quasi-Industrial Noise Rock.......just made that up, but it applies as an adequate genre for the music of Thee Mark Chapman Experience. The name is not an attempt to glorify murder, but a symbolic reference to the end of an old musical order, so calm ye down Beatles Saddo's everywhere (Although we are all Yoko Ono fans here).
The album starts with "Absolute Zero" , where the listener is plunged headfirst into ear splitting seering noise, be not afraid for the whole album is NOT like this."Exit Via Entrance" is a doom laiden peon to life, a dull distant thud as a countdown to an inevitable demise.The situationist sounding "Ne Travaillez Jamais!", is an improvised post jazz collaboration with Phil of Flipart,who contributes drums and clarinet."We Will Fight" samples Reverend Jim Jones's final call to arms speech against a teutonic funk backing.......I'm not gonna go through every track, but i think you get the general idea,its varied and experimental,and can get extreme listening, especially "Red Shift/Blue Shift", which sounds like a thousand guitar drone galactic rollercoaster, ascending and then descending in a light speed simulator.
Download and enjoy, if enjoy is the right word.
Cover art by Australian Artist Peter Maloney.
For Peter Maloney's Website click here!
1. Absolute Zero (4:33)
2. Exit Via Entrance (7:10)
3. Ne Travaillez Jamais! (3:43) #
4. We Will Fight (3:40)
5. Everything We Know is a Lie! (6:56)
6. Black Oceans Of Loneliness. (11:41)
7. Red Shift/Blue Shift (12:57)
8. Radiation (6:22)
9. Bad Karma (5:45)
10.Unhallowed Ground (6:58)
11.The Culling is Coming (6:33)
12.Porn For The Blind. (7:20)
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
As much as I am obsessed by the DIY scene of the early eighties/late seventies, it,in fact, pales into insignificance to the size of the 21st century DIY scene. There is so much stuff out there that never ever wants to even hear the words "Recording Contract" and/or "Fame". This of course leads to creative freedom,music without boundaries, and, most importantly, NO POP STARS!
Heres a fine example of the modern era, a disc by the unhinged genius that is Flipart. A maelstrom of distorted abstract saxophony, that once endured can affirm ones Raison d'etre.
This is Fliparts latest release on the internet only label Year Zero Records. For other Flipart releases check out the website.
Cover Art by Phillip Maynard Allison.
I Always Thought 6,7,10
No It's 13,13,12,11
I Thought Of 3
Song For R
Too Much ,Too Many
Put The Kettle On
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Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Sterile records also was the home for many other, so-called "Industrial" artists; giving welsh sound designer 'Lustmord' his first releases. Lustmordekay is his second release on Sterile, and is a dense sound collage, very first wave industrial,and far apart from the 'Dark Ambient' Lustmord of his later years. Its superb muddy lo-fi noise, which was probably deemed weird and creepy in 1982, but now sounds like the stuff every henry normal makes in his bedroom,even your aunty Doreen probably has a noise project going these days!
Monday, 14 February 2011
Nocturnal Emissions, slang for farting in bed is it not(actually its a scientific term for a 'Wet Dream')? Wrong, its a second generation Industrial group from the uk, active from about 1980 to the present day. Formed by Nigel Ayers and Caroline K, they were part of the cassette culture of the early eighties via their own label, Sterile Records. The early part of which one has posted here. This period was, in my opinion, Nocturnal Emissions finest moments. Lots of lo-fi distorted tape loops and crude electronics, heavily influenced,obviously,by Throbbing Gristle and Industrial Culture; based on the standard themes of Mind Control, information overload,and other Borroughsian concepts.
Industrial Music was and is theee most easy musick to create for those with no musical skill whatsoever. A couple of tape recorders,and a crap synthesiser and you're up and running.Its also pretty difficult not to make it sound good either, which is demonstrated admirably on these six releases on Sterile from 1980 to 1983. After which,Caroline K left,leaving the project as solely a Nigel Ayers solo vehicle,which continuesto this very day.
Probably the best of their early works has to be "Drowning in a sea of Bliss", but they are all prime examples of how to play great non-rock music without any chords whatsoever- this is what punk rock should have sounded like from day zero.
1) - " Tissue of Lies " (Sterile Records LP - EMISS 001) 1980
|When Were You Last In Control Of Your Dreams And Aspirations?|
|You Tempt Me|
|Limited Holocaust Engagement|
|Down The Sink|
|Backwards Man - Regressive Music|
2) " Deathday " (Sterile Records single-sided Cassette SRC 3 ) 1981
1/ Untitled (30:16)
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3) " Live at the Whisky a go go 23/05/1982 " (Sterile Records single sided cassette SRC 5) 1982
1) Untitled (46:12)
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4) " Befehlsnotstand " (Sterile Records LP SR 05) 1983
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5) - " Drowning in a Sea of Bliss " (Sterile Records LP SR04) 1983
|How Groovy You Were|
|Want To Die|
|Smoking Rat Machine|
|Violence Is Love|
|Shan't Do That|
|Peace Through Strength|
|Home Video Warhead|
|Education For Consumption|
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6) - " Dyskinesia " (Sterile Records Cassette SRC 7 ) 1983
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Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Anyone remember Blind Faith? Well this is the DIY equivelent, the nearest DIY land ever got to a super group.Dennis Burns and Mark Perry from ATV or The Good Missionaries,Karl Blake from The Lemon Kittens,and The legend that is Nag,from The Door and the Window. If that wasn't enough,the sleeve was designed by Danielle Dax!
The music ,bizarrely enough sounds like that of all the aforementioned bands,but....erm ...different. There's a hint of the pop song about it,and in this case its a good thing, 'cus it works.A great album indeed,even the cover version of Rocky Erickson's "Interpreter" is great, aided greatly by the dulcet tones of Mark Perry.An overlooked classic of the genre methinks.(click on the mp3 sample of tightrope walker for a taster)
|A3||Keep It Easy|
|A4||Toy Dog Ripped By Cat|
|A5||Demon Of My Desires|
|A6||The Human Touch|
|B2||Oh Baby, Look Out ( It`s The New Dance)|
|B3||I Had Love In My Hands|
|B5||Nag Takes A Ride|
Mark Perry, Nag, Dennis Burns, Karl Blake, Grant Showbiz, Justin, Michele Bonett, Vicki Bonett, Steve Tannet Recorded at Street Level and Denmark Street Sudios May/June/July 1981
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Those that bite that feeds them sooner or later must meet.....THE BIG DENTIST, to give it its full title, is pop music filtered through an aural equivalent of a funny fairground mirror in a shadow earth from the 9th dimension.Yes, this is experimental rock's version of String Theory; but I understand string theory more than this.The Lemon Kittens are beyond rational thought,and exist in a parallel reality to utter shite like U2 and Kasabian. They drag you into places you don't wanna go, screaming and kicking;then like the reason Hell cannot exist,you get used to it,and then get to enjoy it.Unfortunately though,The Big Dentist only lasts 38 minutes and not Eternity. (Click the sample below)
1. They Are Both Dirty (11:19)
2. The Hospital Hurts The Girl (4:30)
3. Mylmus (4:09)
4. No Night Not Shared (4:55)
5. Oath (4:08)
6. The Log And The Pin (4:00)
7. Nudies (3:17) MP3 sample
8. An Untimely End (2:11)
Download The Big Dentist HERE!
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Due to the immense popularity of the Lemon Kittens debut ep,-"Spoonfed and Writhing",(posted earlier in this blog); I feel it my duty to post their best work,the "We Buy A Hammer For Daddy" lp. Now just a duo, of Danielle Dax and Karl Blake, they produced one of the most startlingly original lp's of the DIY era.Sort of John cage meets the Krankies on bad LSD. The obvious lack of musical technique is more than made up for by that long forgotten ingredient, ideas and originality.
(sample track below)
1. Pain Topics (4:24)
2. Reversal 2 (2:34)
3. These Men of Old England (2:25)
4. Wrist Job / Once Green and Pleasant Land (2:45)
5. Lycanthrothene (3:06)
6. Motet (3:10)
7. Throat Violence (2:28)
8. False Alarm (Malicious) (1:58)
9. P.V.S (1:55) MP3 sample
10. Small Mercies (2:03)
11. Coasters (3:48)
12. Up In Arms (2:34)
13. The American Cousin (1:50)
14. Evidence (2:25)
15. Rome Burning (1:31)
16. (Afraid of Being) Bled by Leeches (2:14)
Download a Hammer For Daddy HERE!
Posted by Jonny Zchivago at 22:51
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Various ex-homosexuals(the famous DIY band not those of a certain sexuality I might add) formed a trio called "Die Trip Computer Die!" in the mid-1990's,led by noise decomposer/ video artist Lepke Buchwater (Milk from Cheltenham) with Xentos 'Fray' Bentos (also known as Pete the Drummer, Dr. Shagnasty and 'Bubbles' in the Beyonce fan club) and Ted Barrow. inventor of various ur-instruments, most notably 'The Baxtertron' which was an electronic 'black box' constructed inside a recently vacated Ferrero Rocher box.
This was released well before any of their more famous cd's on the Alcahol label,and was apparently one of many,so I don't know much about it,except that it is beamed from outer space magnificence on a c-60.
The sound is a sectioned version of Plunderphonics, sampling snatches of elevator muzak,and layering it against dodgy glitches and curcuit bending. There definately lurks a sense of humour,inherent in all homosexuals related material, it even sounds ominously like mid period residents on some tracks ("Dat Wuz Da Beat Dat Bwoke Mah Heart")
1. Mr Basin
2. Sibling Family Research
3. XXentos Peeps The Septick Veil
4. Russian Roulette Complaints Dept
5. Dat Wuz Da Beat Dat Bwoke Mah Heart.Mp3
6. Fragtime (circa 1908)
7.The Beguiled Bells Of St. Trinians
8. Techno Cop
9. Throught The Talking Ship
11.Skin, Still The Best Dressing
12.Those Crazy, Fazy, Basie Days Of Trad
13.The Haunted Dolly Bird Boutique
14.Frying Baby Newton's B..B..Brains
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