Friday, 27 July 2012
They sound rather like the motherless sons of The Residents and an Oompah band. Obscure Inspired Insanity at its most obscure and inspired.
Especially fine are the cover versions of rock and pop standards, which firmly put those upstarts in their place, and then piss on their smoking entrails.
Henk Madrotter explains the Prutsers Raison d`etre....."we used any kind of instrument we could get our hands on, kids toys and sometimes a commodore 64, mostly recorded with a mic to a cassette recorder with the "ping pong" method and later with a 4 track cassette recorder.... we did weird covers and we also did covers as cheesy as possible and lots of our own songs in all kinds of styles depending our mood and who ever was there for recording, but mostly it was me, jan, patrick and robo."
He continues on the tenuous subject of influences!!!!....."most of us came out of the old Rotterdam punk scene and we were heavy influenced by bands like snakefinger, einsturzende neubauten, this heat, throbbing gristle, the whole neue welle you name it. We made music on any instrument we could get our hands on and the cassettes that we made, we never sold them but plenty of people were copying them."
3 Love in the old Fashioned Way
4 Tijdens de Ramadan Geen Alcohol
5 My Generation
6 Ik Dank U Allen
7 Wir Gehan Kaputt
9 De Chinese Thee
10 Een Goed Ontwikkelde Baby
11 De Tekst is Nog Niet
12 Eens Gaan wij Verrot
13 Helter Skelter
15 Ochtend Humeur
17 Hopelessly Devoted To You
18 Ben Ik Het Monster Uit Jouw Drome.
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Monday, 23 July 2012
Des Duyvels Doedelsack -"Het Duizelt De Staketsels & Snerpt Door De Kathedralen, Het Ruisen Der Vleesch" (Pidoewa P1/P2/P3 , 1983)
This is the Netherlands answer to Danny and the Dressmakers` 4 and a half hour long rock opera, "200 Cancellations", which was also a three Cassette release; although the Dressmakers were far more serious about their music than these fellows were. Which is probably why Hans commited suicide in 1998.
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DOWNLOAD het ruisen der vleesch(P3) HERE!
Monday, 16 July 2012
Lots of hippie culture was punk as fuck, and an awful lot of punk was more hippie than hippie (Crass and their legion of washed out black clad clones).
On continental europe, the hippie stuck around, and Punk Rock was generally absorbed into this smelly morass(no matter what the european "punks" tell you) so change never really filtered through in the rock world; although euro-electronics were a different matter entirely. This tape is a prime example of the resulting cross fertilisation; and an intriguing mess it is too.
We love hippies really.
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Saturday, 14 July 2012
The powers that wanna be have tried to remove me from the digital highway, but are realising that you cannot uninvent something once you have invented it; or as some clever chap suggested, restoring a genie back into its bottle.
All posts dating back to the beginning of march have now been re-uploaded to mediafire account B, so continue with downloading all you wish from then onwards.......
Including this.....er...... collection of ambient music from Neffe and collaborators.
The title says it all i suppose,so i won`t, in fact , can`t be bothered to write anything witty about it; not that I do anyway, but there you go.
And don`t fucking worry whingers, this is my last Neffe/ Belgian posting for now.
We move next door to Holland next, home of the much maligned in these pages, Korm Plastics.
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Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Very minimal,very good indeed.
|A2||Godot Was Here||2:30|
|A3||Betsy Don't Care||4:50|
|A5||He Has Lost His Head Too (For R. Wyatt)||2:20|
|A6||Kent Should Love It||3:13|
|A9||Niala Was Here||3:00|
|B2||Amnesia (Your Eyes)||5:40|
|B4||TV Kills/Victims Of The Tube||4:25|
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Which is a good thing, because if Music was left to musicians, experimental music would probably not exist, except in a very exclusive high-brow world where Alain Neffe would be eternally exiled from. This is Punk culture in its purest form.The fact that these tracks were recorded between 1973 and 1978 makes this "proto-punk" and could well claim to be heavily influenced by various Krautrockers, probably Cluster more than anything else one believes.
Also check I Scream on Integrated Circuits here!
|A2||Nothing To Do||5:20|
|A3||Tomorrow Is Another Day||1:40|
|A4||L'Arabe Est Le Juif Du Juif||2:40|
|A8||Never Say: "Die!"||2:10|
|A9||Why Do I Scream??||1:20|
|A10||Take Your Headphone And Dance!||3:00|
|B1||Cyclical Music Part 1||5:40|
|B2||Cyclical Music Part 2||8:10|
|B3||Cyclical Music Part 3||5:40|
|B4||Cyclical Music Part 4 (Excerpt)||10:00|
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Monday, 9 July 2012
The very fact that I am struggling to categorise this fine animal is a testament to some fine experimental music. It should be the aim of all experimental musics to escape definition as much as possible, and I think Pseudo Code have achieved this. Minimal free Industrial Jazz Rap anyone?......or have I "had too much to think"?(Don Van Vliet, 1980)
Feel free to invent your own pigeon hole for this cassette. All suggestions can be published in the comments section below.
Material from 1980-1982.
4: Live at the Beursschouwburg, Brussels
6: Live studio version
7: Live at the Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
9: Live at Zaal St. Elooi, Brugge
|1||Immoral Facts Now||4:35|
|2||Slow Down To The Hypothalmus||6:27|
|3||Rebirth (To An Honest Man)||2:31|
|4||The Sweetest Energies||5:44|
|5||Refuse The Punishment||1:25|
|6||Disfunctional Guy (Live Studio Version)||4:26|
|8||Outside Cruising (The Worst)||2:14|
|11||Worth Of The North (Live Studio Version)||15:01|
|12||Toi Et Moi (La Peine)||4:16|
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Sunday, 8 July 2012
The vocals sound like they`ve been recorded on the shittest cassette they could find,and the musiky stuff on a top quality multitrack unit; even though they would only have used 2 tracks out of the 24.
A classic of experimental unpopular electronics.
1, 2: 19/5/81
3 : Live at the Cool Gate, Brussels, 8/5/81
5: Live at the Beursschouwburg, Brussels 3/4/81
8 : Live at the Cool Gate, Brussels, 9/5/81
9, 10: Live at Zaal St. Elooi, Brugge, 20/3/82
12: Live at Jacobiberg, Arnhem, 3/4/82
|2||White Beast/Black Beast||2:25|
|3||Monarch In My Kingdom||5:50|
|4||Democracy Leads To Excess...Fascism Too...||1:20|
|5||Little Big Man||4:20|
|8||The Crook Of Your Heart||5:40|
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It scores a healthy 6 on the Industrial cliché scale for the image of Auschwitz on the front, but this is rap music for miserable young men with long black overcoats and longer black fringes. A genre defining tape if ever there was one!
Having said that the whole of side B is probably in the Ambient Dark Industrial Rap sphere of influence; consisting entirely of a field recording of the "outside" world (by Alain Neffe), a sound of silence type experiment of the ambient noise of a city.A lost opportunity to have P Diddy lay some of his deep poetry on whitey!?....Maybe next time eh?
|A1||Steps On Pavement||2:04|
|A2||Last Security (I'm So Clumsy) I||2:40|
|A4||Last Security (I'm So Clumsy) II||4:20|
|A6||(Something in Arabic)||3:03|
|B1||Surrounding 1 (07h / 07h30 Street) Recording A.N.||31:01|
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Saturday, 7 July 2012
A twisted form of experimental synth pop is what we have here. The highlight for me being the first track on side B ("Kidnapping"), which sort of invents euro-rap,and its at least a year before Grandmaster Flash hit the european airwaves.
As much as I detest all Rap from the last 25 years, in its early incarnations it did have a DIY charm that was quite infectious. I`ve always loved the White Rap of Mark E. Smith and John Cooper Clarke; and I like the white Rap moments of Bene Gesserit!
Apparently the black kids in the ghetto were witnessed breakdancing to Gary Numan tracks in 1980, they should have been doing the same to Bene Gesserit. If only one of the 50 plus copies of this made it to the Bronx in 1981, the kids could be dancing to a different, more bizarre, tune.(although Gary Numan rules,lets not forget that!)
|A1||Epitaph For A One-Way Love||3:00|
|A2||Hymne Au Ver||2:45|
|A4||Fly To Hell||4:15|
|B5||Live In China||1:10|
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Friday, 6 July 2012
This is the version released on Calypso Now from Switzerland; there at least five other versions, including one on Alain Neffe's own Insane Music label.
Tracks A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, B3 and B4 recorded live at the Riches-Claires, Brussels, 9/4/1983 at
Tracks A1, B1, B2 and B5 recorded live at the Plan K, Brussels, 30/4/1983 at 3.00 am.
Tracks A5, A8 and B6 recorded live at Paard van Troye, Den Haag, 12/2/1983 at 01.00 am.
|A1||From The Plan K. With Laughs|
|A2||Same Old Story|
|B3||Death Is Not A Betrayal|
|B6||From Dune, With Laughs|
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Thursday, 5 July 2012
Basically it`s Alain Neffe, of Bene Gesserit and the Insane Music cassette label fame, with various sultry voiced female francophones, recorded from an astonishingly early 1975 to 1982.
Minimal is the word, and reminds one of the two Kluster albums from 1970/71.
A stark one tone electronic backing, fronted by part narrated/ part sung, dialogue provided by the various girlies listed on the inlay card above.
Those Belgians sure know the meaning of the mantra: "Its not what you put in , its what you leave out".
And Cortex certainly left out a lot on this proto-Minimalist relic of a future that never happened.
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Sunday, 1 July 2012
"The only meaning of life is Emptiness. The Horrible, beautiful Emptiness. There is no evil, no good; there is only the blind power of: to be or not to be, to will or not to will, to do or not to do. Nothing is arranged. It is chaos where-out the uncontrolled insanity grows...".
......has to be good!
But, this is great!
I assume this was intended as an accompanying electronic soundtrack for some dodgy fringe theatre production in Antwerp, Belgium, back in 1983. A year when it seemed that everyone in that fine land had a synthesiser,and/or a minimal electronic project going on.
This C-60 is a forgotten classic of the era,full of throbbing oscillators, tin pot drum machines, and monophonic synths-a-plenty.
And remember,the only meaning of life is Emptiness, but the kind of emptiness found on this cassette gives life meaning.A horrible, beautiful meaning.
Side A : Untitled (30:58)
Side B : Untitled (31:10)
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