Thursday, 21 February 2019

Astral Social Club ‎– "#4" (Self-Released CD-r) 2005



As aural spam, or even astral spam, are a major source of material in the Astral Social Club. I thought I wouldn't waste your time with my silly opinions and review this album using more Spam from my junk folder. You've already had advice on enlarging your organ, so now I bring you an opportunity to be richer than your wildest dreams and massively sucessful by doing precisely....Nothing. Except making a quick Whats-App call to join the Illuminati. I did it, and now i'm penniless after The 'Illuminati' emptied my bank account, and ordered a massive plasma screen Television from Amazon in my name.
I'm sure that was just some kind of bureaucratic error, so if you want $600,000 US Dollars and a Golden Ring!!!...yes, a ring I said! Then read this important message:

"WELCOME TO THE GREAT TEMPLE OF RICHES,FAME AND POWERS. Are you a business man or woman, politician, musician,pastor,lawyer,actor,actress,banker,Footballer,doctor, engineer, model,graduate, student,seeking wisdom, fame,power, knowledge and wealth and you. want to be rich, powerful and be famous in life. You can achieve your dreams by being a member of the Great ILLUMINATI brother hood. With this all your dreams and heart desire can be fully accomplish, if you really want to be a member of the great ILLUMINATI brother hood, Note: newly recruited members are entitled with 600,000 US Dollars , A Golden Ring, that will protect and guild you from enemies, and a free visa to United State Of America . Please will do not share blood. Kindly Email us on worldilluminaticentre@gmail.com or whats app us on +2349031652461"

Important Note:
I'm assuming you are supremely intelligent if you read this blog, so I trust you have not called that number.If you did, this is a disclaimer,as I am not responsible for anyone misunderstanding obvious satire.
I'm already in the Illuminati anyways...it ain't up to much.Never get christmas cards from the Rothschilds,and don't get the chance to order False Flag terrorist attacks....never!!! I'm thinking about sending my ring back. Anyone know their address?


Tracklisting:

1 Untitled 4:54
2 Untitled 12:40
3 Untitled 2:17
4 Untitled 3:05
5 Untitled 5:23
6 Untitled 6:45
7 Untitled 4:27
8 Untitled 4:16
9 Untitled 5:18


Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Astral Social Club - "#3" (Self-released CD-r) 2005



I found this important piece of information in my spam section, which i think sums up this experimental drone noise variety performance rather adequately.....also I've ran out of superlatives for anymore Neil campbell projects so here's something as surreal as the music....behold the wisdom of Dr Olhia.....

Relanes Ihab said...

"Hello viewers around the Globe, I was despondent because i had a very small penis, about 2.5 inches soft and 4 inches hard not nice enough to satisfy a woman, i have been in so many relationship, but cut off because of my situation, i have used so many product which doctors prescribe for me, but none could offer me the help i searched for. i saw some few comments on the internet about this specialist called Dr, OLHIA and i decided to contact him on his {oliha.miraclemedicine@gmail.com} so I decided to give his herbal product a try. i emailed him and he got back to me, he gave me some comforting words with his herbal pills for Penis Enlargement, Within 3 week of it, i began to feel the enlargement of my penis, " and now it just 4 weeks of using his products my penis is about 9 inches longer, and i had to settle out with my Ex girlfriend Ella, i was surprised when she said that she is satisfied with my sex and i have got a large penis. Am so happy, thanks to Dr OLIHA I also learn that Dr OLIHA also help with Breast Enlargement Hips and Bums Enlargement etc.. If you are in any situation with a little Penis, weak ejaculation, small breast_hips_bums do get to Dr OLIHA now for help on his email {oliha.miraclemedicine@gmail.com} or whats app him number: +2349038382931"


Please note this isn't me saying this, its Relanes Ihab....my penis is 4 inches soft and 2.65" hard, i'll gice you the radius later on so you can work out the circumference if you have nothing better to do.....whatever that could be leaves me speechless??

Tracklisting:

1 Untitled 8:30
2 Untitled 2:45
3 Untitled 3:33
4 Untitled 3:56
5 Untitled 1:20
6 Untitled 7:11
7 Untitled 1:26
8 Untitled 15:16


Monday, 18 February 2019

Jandek ‎– "Indianapolis Saturday" (Corwood Industries ‎– Corwood 0807) 2012


The corwood Rep, with un-named friends, captured live at the Harrison Center for the Arts Indianapolis, Indiana December 9, 2006.
Was it not Kurt Cobain who said 'Jandek isn't Pretentious, but his fans are'?....well, if that isn't recommendation enough to listen to Jandek records I dunno what is. Basically fuck off Nirvana boy....oh,wait, he has.
Yeah, its pretentious, but like Political correctness ,that can piss off all the dick'eads one doesn't like. Unlike Rock Music in general, which is just 'conformism' in ripped jeans.
Yeah, Pretensiousness, if its done right, can be as subversive as Elvis in '56. I've grown to love Political correctness in the same way.Anything that fucks off 'les Gilet Jaunes' is fine with me. All Fascists and Bigots hate both of these fine institutions in spades.....and i'm not refering to 'people of Colour'!
Jandek's in fine form again on this double CD.The viola gets dusted off again, and there's some flute too, all improvised to the Rep's highest low standards.
As for Indianapolis, the only thing I can think of to say about that is, isn't that the place where thee most boring sporting event on the planet takes place? The Indianapolis 500, where a bunch of boneheads drive as fast as possible around an oval track with no bends or chicanes for 500 miles. No driving skill is required other than the ability to push the throttle to the max for 200 laps, and have a stupid desire to risk death. Some would say, that exactly describes Jandeks never-ending onslaught of record releases, but i would say back to them exactly the same thing i said earlier to the ghost of Cobain....it begins with 'F' and the second word is 'off'.

Tracklisting:

Disc One


1-1 The Chance 17:18
1-2 What I Am 10:54
1-3 Goodbye My Love 9:32
1-4 I Left You Here 8:52
1-5 This Day 10:32
1-6 When He Comes 8:47

Disc Two

2-1 Marvel At The Wilderness 10:03
2-2 In The Late Afternoon 10:18
2-3 Back Then 9:58
2-4 Forever More 11:23
2-5 Leave Me Alone 12:11
2-6 Timeless 12:53

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Astral Social Club ‎– "#2" (Self-Released CD-r) 2005



A second volume of Neil Campbell's abstract semi-improvised sound mixing, as his Astral Social Club shadow project.
As I have nothing short of eff all to say this evening, I'll keep it short and say that, "This is effing good shit that would make a jolly fine soundtrack to an alternative Bunga Bunga party."
Its music that perfectly describes the moment you regain consciousness in the Dentists chair and notice that your belt an flys have been tampered with and your bottom has an unexplained throbbing sensation. We've all been there.....haven't we?????

Tracklisting:

1 Untitled 2:48
2 Untitled 5:25
3 Untitled 2:23
4 Untitled 6:57
5 Untitled 3:18
6 Untitled 2:52
7 Untitled 9:26
8 Untitled 8:24

DOWNLOAD from the astral social plain HERE!

Friday, 15 February 2019

Astral Social Club ‎– "#1" - (Self Released CD-r) 2005


Neil Campbell's solo and small group outings post-Vibracathedral Orchestra project.
Its less dependant on the Drone, and even veers towards the 'ambient House' end of the toilet on track four.
I assume Campbells moniker for this project alludes to a fantasy version of the Northern English phenomenon of the 'Working Mens Club', full of Flat Caps, stale ale, and cigarette smoke....I was gonna say Fag smoke,but there were absolutely zero Homosexuals in Northern England until very recently.Just like there are No Gays in Iran. Christ knows what went on in those male bogs back in the seventies!?
The Astral Social Club is an antidote to all those Racist comedians and cheapo organists who provided the entertainment to these 'Working Class' morons. I'd have loved to see the reaction Neil Campbell would have received if by some impossible quirk of fate he was booked as the entertainment at a Working Mens Club in Scunthorpe, for example. Blood would have flowed.
If you are unfamiliar with the strange world of the W.M.C., also known as being 'posh', watch this clip from the British TV version, "The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club" and if you want the uncensored version, watch Bernard Manning at his very worst.
Now you know why Brits are weird.
Tracklisting:

1 Untitled 9:50
2 Untitled 4:16
3 Untitled 6:24
4 Untitled 6:45
5 Untitled 4:06
6 Untitled 1:18
7 Untitled 11:32


Thursday, 14 February 2019

Vibracathedral Orchestra ‎– "Copse" (Self-released CD-r) 1998


Only recently did I notice that this CD-r wasn't called 'Corpse'!?...It's 'C-O-P-S-E....."Copse", as in 'Call the cops' or a small group of trees.
Dunno about trees, but Vibracathedral are a small group of, here comes that word again... 'Experimental' musicians, or most likely, Non-Musicians in this case.
Where on the graph of musicianship is the line drawn that marks the transistion from Non-Musician to Musician? I prefer to see myself, and other worthy vessels such as 'moi', as inhabiting the scarred and cratered land between the two, a 'No-Musicians Land' if you will allow me such flights of fancy? Here inhabits Poets who would never call themselves 'Poets', Artists who don't think they are the special ones, and Musicians like Vibracathedral who just do it because they appear to have a need to do it, without any pretentions otherwise. A killing ground where the only category is 'Other'.Its not, uh-hum, "Experimental", because its a natural outpouring of a lifeforce channeled from the pure energy that flows within us all,and it can be a rich seam, the motherlode.Then once you've discovered this exposed treasure....Reject it and start again.
In a sense Human Beings are experimental biological machines, full of flaws and defects,both organically and morally...dare I say?...A Failed Experiment?
Its taken a billion years to find out that intelligent life will always destroy itself, and most other living objects they come into contact with.Except for the humble Tardigrade,which is indestructable and would even survive the demolition of the Earth by the Vogons if so required.Perhaps the perfect living creature?
Vibracathedral are perhaps not the perfect living band, but their approach to Drone music cannot be faulted, and also can't be compared to the immortality of the Tardigrade.Especially as the 1998 era of CD-r manufacture turned out to be a less than perfect method for the storage of information.Several manufacturers of these awful little discs,produced CDs that slowly disintegrated over the ensuing years,contrary to the legend that CDs were indestructable.'Dee-grade'would be the name of their creature equivalent.

Tracklisting:

1 Knots Tied In This World Will Hold In The Next
2 Slow Amplic Crackle
3 Kids' Drawings Eat Gloom
4 The Sea Of Sleep
5 Losthappy
6 It's Always Like This
7 Some Will Come


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Vibracathedral Orchestra ‎– "Music For Red Breath" (Self-released CD-r) 1999


Like an AMM of the nineties, Vibracathedral regularly exhaled red breath into the underground Drone praries of the UK turn of the millenium underground scene, like an Edgar Allen Poe novel that just repeated the same word over and over again, but all in different fonts. Like the novel Jack Torrence was working on in 'The Shining' (the movie), "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy".
Except in this version, us the listeners are Wendy,Vibracathedral replace Penderecki and this time Jack gets her and bludgeons her, and Danny to death with the Baseball Bat.
Well....I'm just nipping off to Room 237,so in the meantime, i'll leave you with this text extract and a free download of this Vibracathedral Drone epic, alternatively called 'Music to cure your Bad Breath'.

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Tracklisting:

1 Train Tunnels / Railyard
2 Train Tracks / Fields
3 Late Night Street / Train Station At Night / Hallway
4 Brontis' Bedroom / Brontis' Backyard
5 Future Bedroom / Future Bathroom
6 Stairwell / School Classroom
7 Boys' And Girls' Bathrooms
8 Pharmacy
9 Train Tunnel


Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Vibracathedral Orchestra ‎– "Mothing" (Self-released CD-r) 1998


As I said!..Neil Campbell was an integral member of the Vibracarhedral Orchestra!.Weren't you listening?...no(?), because you were reading......well....probably NOT as it happens.Haven't you got anything better to do?
In fact haven't,... I(?)....,got anything better to do?
That's depressing.
Well, to make me feel like life's worthwhile i'll tap away on my grubby keyboard on the subject of the Vibracathedral Orchestra, and generally talk about anything but the music, as I normally do.
I fact I'm listening to something else while I write these words.Words that are destined to disappear forever as soon as Google decide, one day in the near future, to delete everything on Blogger without prior notice.Google plus is going in april.The only thing people are interested in these silly old days are pictures of themselves on Instagram,reading fake stuff on Farcebook,watching funny cats on YouTube,or typing about complex issues in bad english with a minimum of 140 characters....nothing shitter than Twitter, i mean, Trump uses it for starters.
What am I listening to while i'm typing is garbled nonsense is what you all wanna know now right?....Ok,Ok,its that album by the late Mick Karn and Peter Murphy, Dalis Car, "The Waking Hour"....i think its well weird me;but is it weirder than Vibracathedral?.....I reckon it is.
In 1998 everyone and his granny were doing a Drone project.Everyone thought you couldn't get any weirder than that. Well, now i'm of the opinion that A Flock Of Seagulls and Japan were far weirder, we just didn't realise it at the time because this stuff was in the charts. Even the members of these mutant bands thought they were making normal chart music.However, I don't think Dalis Car actually got in the charts?...did it?
My sister actually turned up at a wedding looking for all intents and purposes like Mick Karn in a Dalis Car Video.I had to ask her if she wasn't actually the great Mick himself? She didn't find this funny.I was rather disappointed in fact that it wasn't the Karn himself.
Twenty years in the future...yep, as a commerical for Boeing said on TV this morning, 'The Future is already here'.....and Vibracatherdral doesn't sound so much of the time(1998) as Dalis Car probably does of 1984.Mainly because 'The Drone' is a timeless form of meditative music that dates back at least five thousand years, so 1998 was merely a blip of trendiness, where the perps thought they were doing something new and fresh, when in fact they had gone back to the year zero of pop.So, five thousand years ago this would have been number one,and Dalis Car would still be lingering around the number 50 mark.
But, Einsteins theory of Relativity has an interesting by-product called the 'Loss of Simultaniety'. So if one was travelling very fast (the speed of light) towards an event, say Vibracathedral playing a gig? And my sister, dressed as Mick Karn was, doing light speed in the opposite direction towards a television playing a re-run of Dalis Car on the Old Grey Whistle test in 1984, on Planet Niburu in the Oort Cloud of this solar system; they would have two different perspectives of which one was happening now or in the future or the past. My sister would see the Whistle test as having already happened, but oneself, travelling towards the Vibracathedral gig would think that that Whistle test re-run was in the future. So simutaneously, both parties would have different ideas of which was in the future,but they would both be correct.....got it? Therefore, this suggests that the future has already happened, depending on your relative speed and position in space. A third person, sometimes how I like to refer to myself as when i'm feeling arrogant...I prefer to call it confidence,....oh yeah,i digress,...the Third person....if this Third person, stands equidistant from both events, they will appear to happen in the present, simultaneously.But the other two have quite different views as to wether they have happened, or will be happening in the future.Therfore one viewer will be seeing the future before it has happened for the other.
Now that I've done your Brane in, you probably need some nineties Drone music to soothe your cerebral cortex......or even better,play some Dalis Car. 

Tracklisting:

1 The Beauty Of Refined Austicity 18:36
2 High Reach Driver 11:33
3 Souls Of Centrifuge 4:01
4 Fave Welfare 7:20
5 Transvestite Electrics 5:12
6 Falling Free You & Me 22:59


Monday, 11 February 2019

Jandek ‎– "Atlanta Saturday" (Corwood Industries ‎– Corwood 0809) 2012


For those who don't know, Mondays are Jandek days in this particular prison. This Monday,we find our hero getting all avant garde in Atlanta, Georgia, the state not the country.
Atlanta is the capital city of Hip-Hop, so sayeth the news, after some Grammy nominated Rapper called 'Savage 21'(oooo i'm scared!) was outed as actually being British by ICE, and is gonna be deported back to England, like Jandek, an 'Outcast of (american)Society' after outstaying his Visa by over a decade. Is there any way  we can block this and get this prat sent to Somalia or somewhere similar? In fact could we deport our own UK inbred sportswear donning Rappers and laughable 'Grime' stars to Atlanta in exchange?.....I'll understand if they say No...I would.
In a way Jandek is a White Rap star, but without ryhming anything.Such a concept would be an anathema to our shiny unhappy Jandek. 'Doom Rap' would be a fine genre in which Jandek could be the godfather of.
However, instead of tasty beats and samples, the rapping on this double CD is backed by Viola/Violin,orchestral percussion, oboe and Clarinet, with the Representative improvising on Piano....ocassionaly treating us to some of his doom rap.
Would love to see Jandek playing this to a hardcore Rap audience in Atlanta.....methinks it would be the last thing he ever did on Earth.

Tracklisting:

Outcast Of Civilisation:


1-1 Prelude 9:30
1-2 Part One 10:22
1-3 Part Two 9:58
1-4 Part Three 13:22
1-5 Part Four 13:46
2-1 Part Five 14:17
2-2 Part Six 21:54
2-3 Part Seven 11:23
2-4 Part Eight 13:10

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Kneale/Campbell/Todd ‎– "British Steel" (Celebrate Psi Phenomenon ) 2003




By some strange coincidence, the UK Neil Campbell's mirror image from the other side of the planet is New Zealands Campbell Kneale of The Birchville Cat Motel . So naturally, they're gonna collaborate aren't they? Throw in Ashtray Navigations Phil Todd to keep the two Neils, or Kneales, apart to prevent them from cancelling each other out, and we have a noise super groop to end all sooper groops......yes even eclipsing Blind Faith.
In the world of particle physics, or even supernatural German mythology, one should never meet ones Doppleganger, or anti-particle, or you face the danger of the stronger self taking your place, or your anti-matter self cancelling you out to leave ........nothing.
I don't know wether this happened on these nights in Leeds in 2003, but the evidence that something creative occured rather than anything destructive is here to...er...hear?. I suppose, if you make a recording of yourself to prove that you existed, then the power of the Doppleganger would be negated? Can't say the same for Matter/Anti-matter scenarios, as the recording becomes a space/time event rather than proof that something will exist in future time.In fact its difficult to prove that future time will exist at all. This is, however, proof that we all definitely exist in the present.So while one plays these drones,the sound may change, but its only evolving in the moment......the next moment we may not even be alive to hear it.......so get listening to some 'British Steel', preferably not the album by Judas Priest, but this one with the two Neil Campbells on it, before its too late. Not that the concept of 'Lateness' exists in the space time continum,but you know what I mean, because I certainly fucking don't!

Tracklisting:
1 Untitled 15:56
2 Untitled 28:13
3 Untitled 18:45


Saturday, 9 February 2019

Neil Campbell ‎– "Is Not Here" (Union Pole ‎– #53) 1996


Indeed, noise experimentalist Neil Campbell appears not to be here.Instead he's been replaced by one of those pain in the arses who whips out the acoustic guitar at parties and other social gatherings.Oblivious to the fact that he's shit (its always a 'He'), and incapable of knowing when to stop.Churning out a painful array of hits from the sixties and seventies, surrounded by adoring women.
If there's one song that makes me wanna smash something up, primarily any acoustic fucking guitar within my personal aura, It's "American fucking Pie"!!!!
It is, however, more than acceptable, if this excuse for self-immolation is played sardonically by someone like Neil Campbell, bristling with subtle irony,and lashings of stealthy intelligence. 
The most amusing tracks have to be his versions of  Syd Barratts "Astronomy Domine", and the demolishing of FM radio anthem to boredom, Led Zep's thoroughly atrocious "Stairway To Heaven"; otherwise known as the down escalator to some horrific rock'n'roll purgatory where this track plays in an eternal loop while you're straped into a chair.....no wait a minute,this exists already...its called American FM Radio.
I'd love to hear Neil having a go at doing a  "12 Crass Songs" thing like the Jeffery Lewis album of the same name."U2 Crass Songs" this time Maybe?

Tracklisting:

A1 American Pie
A2 If
A3 Green Is The Colour
A4 Fat Old Sun
A5 Stairway To Heaven
A6 Scarborough Fair
A7 Imagine
A8 Astronomy Domine
B1 Blowin' In The Wind
B2 The Times They Are A-Changing
B3 Let It Be
B4 Eleanor Rigby
B5 Penny Lane

B6 Unknown Title

Friday, 8 February 2019

Neil Campbell ‎– "Face Of Scurf" (Union Pole ‎– UP41) 1994


Ahhhhh!.....'Scurf'.
This brings back memories of my mother going through my hair, removing insects with the dreaded "Scurf Comb"! Which she dragged over my scalp removing both dead insects (nits or Head lice), and a fair bit of skin, both of the flakey variety ,i.e. actual 'Scurf' and the normal stuff, in one go.
Another name for 'Scurf' is actually 'Dandruff'.Never quite understood what it was until later in my tenure.
As Neil Campbell and I are approximatly the same age, i'm sure he too came face to face with the 'Scurf Comb' A traumatic experience akin to slow torture, and undoubtedly a major influence on Neils work.....of which there are masses of.
Campbell has been in many groups too numerous to list here,as well as a myriad of duo's, and has been a solo sound experimenter since the late eighties at least.
He's most known as a part of uk drone miesters Vibracathedral Orchestra,but he rarely sticks to one style for long.Importantly there's always the suggestion of humour in his work,where commonly one only finds pretention
A non-musician worthy of the honour of life membership in the 'Other' category on iTunes'.

Tracklisting:

A1 Retardo
A2 A Man Ain't A Man
A3 The New Landlords Of Lenton
A4 Ideas
A5 Theo Lorene
A6 Green Sea
A7 Love Falls Out
A8 No Bacon
B1 The Plastic They Put In Bread
B2 Sponge Common
B3 Flap Of Skin


Thursday, 7 February 2019

Prick Decay & Neil Campbell ‎– "Rate Of CHB Is In" (Union Pole ‎– UP55) 1996


Breathe easy.....Prick Decay also did collaborations with unknowns with no ambitions to be a corporate whore of any description. One of them being Neil Campbell, the prolific sound abstracter from Yorkshire who's manin claim to fame is that he used to be in the Vibracathedral Orchestra.
These two sonic rebrobates, rather than sonic youths, manage to create a sound that is not unlike what your self charging radio would sound like after Russia and America have tested their new intermediate range nuclear missiles on your expendable social housing estate.
Naturally the poor and lower stratas of the middle class will be vaporised first, but the inevitable second wave of long range warheads will wipe out all communications centres, and, regretabbly BBC Braodcasting House will be, i'm sorry to say, nothing more than rubble. Don't those fuckers realise that was a grade one listed building!?.....whatever happened to the fabled Neutron Bomb that just zapps people rather than damaging our heritage and infastructure!
Who would you let into your fallout shelter?
And if you force your way into your neighbours because you haven't got one, be pretty sure that its not a false alarm before you start behaving like a cornered animal.That's a side of our personalities that should never be exposed in public.
One does have the comforting thought that all those celebrities and politicians that will survive in their own luxurious bunkers, will all die horribly when they finally leave their shelter when the water runs out.And, further comfort yourselves with the thought that they are all completely useless at anything real, like farming, basic DIY or building stuff,like theatres for those actors succumbing to Radiation Sickness.All the real people were left to die a quick death so that these important people can live on for another month or so.
The cover of this cassette doesn't look like a mushroom cloud for nothing y'know?

Tracklisting:

A Am Closing In On Skint
B Jerks And Shirts


Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Prick Decay & Thurston Moore ‎– "Electricity Vs Insects" (Chocolate Monk ‎– CHOC-070) 1996


Name dropping never harms record sales.So the inclusion of Alt Rock dinosaur, Moore of Sonic Youth, would have guaranteed this limited run of vinyl sold out, once those legions of lumberjack shirted and converse bedecked forty somethings got wind of this collaboration with Prick Decay.
He's 'Experimental' y'know is Thurston, and an avid obscuro music bore....rather like me I admit,but I ain't famous so fuck you. Nothing would delight him so as to align himself with DIY noise experimentalist Dylan Nyoukis aka Prick Decay, for a stimulating experiment-off.
This serves to further enhance Thurtons thirst for "I'm experimental me" credibility, and relaxes his fear of being the 'Corporate Rock Whore' (Cobain 1990-ish). Anyone who would sign a contract with David Geffen deserves to be labelled so.
It may not sound like it, but i do actually like Sonic Youths records up to about the cusp of the nineties, especially the first few, so I also giggled in expectation as to what this sounded like.
The news is, it sounds like a Prick Decay record.No signs of any 'experimental' tunings to be found?Was the legendary mr Moore even on this at all? If he appears not, then its a triumph of conceptual experimentation.I like it. Maybe I'll steal the idea for one of my own unreleased avant-garde 'I'm clever I am' noise workouts, and bill it as "Jonny Zchivago and Lydia Lunch do Lunch"......but really the lovely Lydia isn't on it......thats a goer I think.
Inspiration NOT appropriation.

Tracklisting

A1 Log Teeth
A2 Spirit Of Vulva
A3 Teeth Like Logs
B1 Slight Gut Wrenchings
B2 Hemoglobins Affinity
B3 Syrup Of Ipecac


Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Prick Decay ‎– "Junk Operatics: Quasi Thot Stimulants". (Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers) 1995




Prick Decay must be Scottish, and they are apparently? I say they, its mainly a chap called Dylan Nyoukis,and anyone daft enough to collaborate with him....which at some point included alt-rock eternal teenager Thurston Moore,late of Sonic Youth.
At least Pete Townsend only mentioned a wish to die before he got old in a song that wasn't necessary to play every night, but Sonic Youth had the word 'Youth' out front, even when they were very visibly, NOT young. Ahhhh, the optimism of the younger generation,too young to really know disappointment, and too stupid to realise that we're all gonna get old and die.
Listening to the jumbled racket of Prick Decay, its obvious that Dylan knows all too well the rapidly approaching inevitablity of the curtains closing on the sick pantomime of 'life'.
His patented (not) method of sound construction, which he calls , Junk Operatics,is nothing new or inovative;its something everyone was doing from the incept date of DIY back in the late seventies when the humble cassette recorder became affordable for council estate scum like me.
We just didn't have the arrogance to give it a name.It like saying you'd invented Country and Western a few weeks ago while sitting on the Bog.
He's even written a full A4 thesis on the subject, included with the tape, that sets out the various 'types' of J.O. that are possible.
He could have also invented the Abstract Impressionism that adorns the cover for all we know......he probably thinks so.
Yes Dylan?.....tell us unworthy specimens of your genius:

It's a bit blurry, but basically here's the abridged version:

"Junk Operatics is the basic overlaying of four or more sounds.
the important thing to remember is the sounds should be recorded without listening to any of the sounds previously recorded, that way the random factor is added and the Opera is fuelled." (D.Nyoukis,1995)

Tracklisting:

A- Junk Opera #1
B- Junk Opera #2

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Monday, 4 February 2019

Jandek ‎– "Richmond Sunday" (Corwood Industries ‎– CORWOOD 0810) 2012



Its Jandek Monday.....don't worry, nearly finished.Only another 18 albums to go.Not counting this one, 
which is another Jandek double CD, recorded live at The Firehouse Theater,in 'Waltons Country' Richmond, Virginia,on March 11th, 2007.
Long running prime time depression era drama series, "The Waltons" was set around Virginia.The bible bashing, goody goody characters were often seen driving to Richmond for various forgettable reasons.
Jandek could easily pass for one of the Waltons distant cousins.The ginger hair, the inbred looks, with that slight hint of hillbilly.He could easily have played the role of Jason Walton, the musicianly one with the big ears; but a Jason Walton after he'd accidently dropped some real bad acid down at the 'Dew Drop Inn'.
Of course for the 'normal' person out there, none of these Waltons references will mean diddly-squat. My advice is to keep it that way, unless you like cynical American folk propaganda of the sickliest sweet variety. 
Frequently, especially when soldiers entered the vacinity of a Nazi Death Camp, the odour of decomposing corpses were described as having a 'Sickly Sweet' bouquet. That's 'The Waltons'. Representative of the rotting corpse of the American Dream, or indeed, the American Lie, the 'Big Lie' as Goebbels christened it. The USA is the equivalent of a capitalist Auschwitz but with everyone fenced in to keep the legions of willing volunteers out???
Hands up who wants to be gassed?
Imagine a death camp where the victims fight and scramble to be first in the gas chamber as if it was a 100% off sale at Macys.Thats what the USA is doing to us all. Turning us all into grasping Turkeys gobbling up each others crap to vote for Christmas.
America will eat itself,and all the other little americas will eat what is left.Then all that remains is for us all to eat ourselves.
And we're sleepwalking towards this oblivion.
Its a kind of Holocaust Denial for the coming age......not that anyone ever thinks about tomorrow.
In Jandeks Waltons, also known as 'the Real World', John Boy is in the KKK, Mummy Walton is hooked on Valium and receives frequent beatings from an alcoholic John Walton. Grandad is abusing Elizabeth, the Church Minister is abusing Jim Bob,and Mary Ellen is a backstreet abortionist. Erin is a prostitute, Ike Godsey sells pornography,Ben Walton is secretly Gay,Grandma hung herself in the barn,and Jason Walton is..well..Jandek!?

Anyway if you luckily have no clue what, or who, the Waltons were,here's a clip from one of the most absurd episodes, where Elizabeth is haunted by a Poltergeist. One of the TV moments that rank up there with Fallon being abducted by Aliens in Dynasty, and the Bobby appearing in the Shower scene in Dallas, where the whole of the previous season was a Dream!?.....Click HERE for the jaw dropping Poltergeist episode.

All that aside, you probably wanna know what the music sounds like on this CD?
Its more free improvisation, with saxophone, but that don't mean its Jazz kids. There's a funky drummer called Brian Jones, who could easily be the missing Rolling Stone after faking his death to escape fame......in fact for the sake of clouding the Jandek myth further, it IS Brian Jones on drums. Its the Funky bits that give it away.

Tracklisting:

1-1 This Dream 25:04
1-2 Another Mystery 27:40
1-3 What She On 15:50
2-1 Girl With The Pink Bag 19:00
2-2 Standing There 14:12
2-3 The Ditch 11:23


Sunday, 3 February 2019

Dogliveroil ‎– "Amp Tamper Rampant Pecker" (Union Pole ‎– UP37) 1996


What was the worst most intense pain I ever had in my sad little life? Was it my Kidney Stones?...Nah!....My broken ribs and collapsed Lung....Nah!......yup, you guessed it, it was Toothache at the weekend when no dentist was available, and the drugs from the Pharmacy weren't strong enough.Basically the only thing that could have worked would have been morphine,and me being straight edge would have no access to illegal suppies of such a substance...unlike you lot I guess?
It was around the time of the second Gulf war, the Shock'n'Awe thing.During my sleepless stupor i could take my mind off the arcing electric cable in my dying tooth by watching some live war on the 24 hour news feed.Unbeliveable. The seige of Basra by the British Army was live throughout the night......this doesn't happen anymore.Its bad for morale and lessens support for illegal wars,and no government wants that do they?
Dogliveroil...er..did I say Phil Todd of Ashtray Navigations is in this fab combo?.....manage to capture the sheer hell of toothache very accurately in two 15 minute parts. This is the sound of having nowhere to hide from unstoppable pain.
Don't forget to brush your teeth kids.

The classic Ren and Stimpy Cartoon 'Rens Toothache' kinda sums up both the experience of listening to Dogliveroil, and my Toofache episode very adequately....click here to experience this landmark piece of television... hopefully?

Its new Dog(liveroil).... from Blammo!
.....yeah ok, i'm a shameless Ren and Stimpy fan,frankly the best thing ever made for television.

Tracklisting:

A Toothache Comes In Spring Part One 14:57
B Toothache Comes In Spring Part Two 14:39


Saturday, 2 February 2019

Dogliveroil ‎– "Tamagotchi Nappy* Rash" (Vigilant ‎– VIGILMC002) 1997


When one veers over towards nineties style harsh noise cassettes,it begins to sound a lot like Groundhog Day. Which is appropriate because,this being 'Groundhog Day'(wot?) I just watched.....open-mouthed I may add......a live news feed of the 'Groundhog Day' ceremony in some white only backwards backwater called 'Punxsutawny, in Pennslyvania. It seems that a bunch of members of the fucking illuminati, decked out in creepy victorian outfits, ask a Groundhog called 'Phil', what the weathers gonna be like in the coming year!? You couldn't make this shit up!? No wonder Trump* got voted in, he seems normal compared to these , male only, relics from some obscene secret society.Trump and Putin are highly likely to be members.
So, as to avoid a Groundhog Day version of Harsh Noise, I've gone for a more articulate, nuanced Noise, from 'Dogliveroil' based in the grim hole that is Stoke-On-Trent. Possibly the Punxsutawny of the black country in ye olde england.The place that gave the world Discharge and D-Beat, if not an actual bodily discharge of the puss variety, or Vomit at the thought that actual intelligent lifeforms live there!....I say intelligent, but this place did also give us Robbie Williams, which is a crime that deserves the place to be wiped from the face of the Earth and turned into a country park.
Rather than Phil the Groundhog Dogliveroil has a another Phill,as in Phil Todd, of the 'Betly Welcomes careful Drivers'label and 'Ashtray Navigations', as an integral member.
The noise ,thankfully, is not a constant barrage of unplugged TV white noise, but has space in between the grinds, scrapes, and frying circuitry.This lends quality to the horrible sounds dribbled hence.
So, this Phil (Todd), is predicting a very noisy February, and a throughly miserable coming year.
On a more Positive note, Phil the Groundhog has predicted a 'Beautiful Spring'????.....he did also say that The Beatles 'Rock!', so this prediction is currently under intense scrutiny.

*Note for Americans who accidently were brought here by googling 'Groundhog Day':

1/ A Nappy is a Diaper
2/ A Bog-Seat is a toilet seat.
3/ Trump is your president!!!!????
4/ Trump is also an anglicism for 'Fart'

Tracklisting:

A Mounting The Bog-Seat* To Oblivion 17:58
B Bucket Without A Shadow 18:46


Friday, 1 February 2019

Thirdorgan ‎– "Cyclotron" (G.R.O.S.S. ‎– GR-018) 1993


Remember the last time you used that old Cyclotron you stuffed in the attic? Well, it didn't sound like this, so I dunno what Mister Thirdorgan is alluding to?
Most of us have now upgraded to modern particle accelerators anyway, so the sound of the Cyclotron belongs firmly in the era of Elvis and Jerry Lee, when statutory rape was called marriage.
Thats the best Industrial culture reference I could come up with for the title, except that its also a good word, that could also suggest the birth of really dodgy science and its insideous influence on modern existence. Ah the good ol' days, when everyone thought everything was shit and couldn't wait to get to the future. Now we know the future is even shitter than the Fifties, and the prospects of the future after this are not looking too rosey.
Nowadays, we have the massive particle accelerators at CERN in Switzerland,where atoms have been smashed to reveal 99% of all of the elementary particles that made up the previously elemental particles that we thought we knew about. Including the semi-mythical 'God' particle, the 'Higgs Boson'.A particle that ,in theory could trigger a rapidly expanding vacuum bubble that could wipe out the known universe.This theory of a Higgs boson doomsday, where a quantum fluctuation creates this vacuum "bubble" isn't likely to happen anytime soon, but,on the other hand it may have already happened, and the bubble might be on its way here now. And you won't know because it's going at the speed of light so there's not going to be any warning.
Even more intriguingly is the theory that would prevent this from happening and stablise the universe infinitely, 'Super Symmetry'.This suggests that every particle has an anti-twin to balance it out.Raising the distinct possiblity that there is a shadow version of yourself lurking somewhere in the Higgs Field, possiblity doing all the things you hate in other people.Somewhere there's a shadow Akihiro Shimizu (Thirdorgan man)making melodic danceable sunshine pop thats in the charts on an Earth thats populated by a species of human that gives a shit about the consequences of their actions. Sadly, there's more evidence that we are on the brink of Doomsday.
So basically the meaning of this album is, if one doomsday scenario doesn't get you, another one certainly will.The favourite being limited Human longevity, closely followed by imminent evironmental collapse.
So do something nice before you cease to exist and donate $5 to help save the Pangolin by clicking this highlighted link thing what i done!

Tracklisting:

A1 Cyclotron Part 1 10:30
A2 Cyclotron Part 2 13:10
B1 Cyclotron Part 3 8:16
B2 Cyclotron Part 4 9:14
B3 Cyclotron Part 5 5:36


Thursday, 31 January 2019

Thirdorgan ‎– "The Pornography Of Despair" (SSS Productions ‎– SSS45) 1993


Well I never!?....how rude?
How downright inappropriate is that artwork? However,despite being literally ,too,appropriate in accordance with the title, it very appropriately appeals to the labido of your average Harsh Noise consumer locked away in their bedroom at Mum and Dads house. Mainly because they can masturbate with their fist organ (they have no girlfriends normally) while looking at the artwork in conjunction with listening to the relentless scraping of the abused electronic nightmare served up for us by Akihiro Shimizu.
Of course us Bloggers have no need for Pornography because we have a steady stream of modern womanhood and/or finely honed young gay gentlemen kicking our doors down just to bathe in our light for 5 minutes. Then they can all just fuck off and leave us alone, because our self-asteem is so secure we don't really need anything so vulgar in our superior lives.......now thats clear, where's that ladies underwear catalog?....Phwoooooaaaar! Knickers Knackers Knockers Missus!

Tracklisting:

The Pornography Of Despair

A1 Part I. Dedicated To M.C. 22:49
A2 Part II. Dedicated To S.M. 21:42
Metabolism
B1 Part I 22:55
B2 Part II 21:36


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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Thirdorgan ‎– "Mirrorman" (Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers ‎– CRASH 007) 1996




Also on Phil Todd's (mr Ashtray Navigations) 'Betly Welcomes Careful drivers' label, one can find plenty of obscure Japnoise.A fine example being Akihiro Shimizu, otherwise known as 'Thirdorgan'.
If you had any paint left to strip from your walls, this should finish it off for you.
Mirrorman,FYI, is one of those Japanese super-heroes frequently seen saving Tokyo from some deranged monster.Check picture above.
So if you think the Japanese aren't weird???Check out Mirrorman in action against something called Darkron (click Here)...or is that Dark Ron? Dark Ron describes one of my dodgier uncles exactly.

Oh yeah!....This tape was Part of the 'Are You Sane Enough To Drive?' series.
Includes ,Reflective covers,foldout insert and Mirrorman paper mask.

Tracklisting:

A1 Untitled 10:20
A2 Untitled 12:51
B1 Untitled 17:18
B2 Untitled 2:07


Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Ashtray Navigations ‎– "The Black Clock" (Matching Head ‎– Matching Head 44) 1996



A black clock is alright as long you've got alternatively coloured hands, white for example.Unless the Black Clock is a metaphor for the inexorable tick-tocking of the countdown to ones inevitable demise. In which case this dark ambient, glitchy, smear of a recording would be the soundtrack. The difference being the Black Clock runs backwards,but cassette players normally only play forwards.An interesting juxtaposition yes? Therefore each should theoretically cancel the other out, and time will stand still.We will escape death but be forever stuck in a limbo of our own creation.....and bored shitless!
But, at least we could listen to this Ashtray Navigations tape for eternity. Its good, but even an eternity of listening to something good, great even, would have the most bulletproof constitution screaming out for Aquas "Barbie Girl" (a terrible number one hit from the nineties that thought it was being 'ironic')."Com'on Barbie, Let's Go party"!? If these scandinavians were actually warbling about Klaus Barbie, the 'Butcher of Lyon', rather than the kitch childrens dolly and gay icon,then this would be a supreme example of the art of Irony. Leaving the notion of Partying with a Nazi war criminal very much to the darker side of ones imagination. Maybe this is the description of Hell that the Bible failed to include, if so i'm gonna start praying and grovelling for redemption from any God that will listen.

Tracklisting:

1. Black Clock part 1 (22:38)
2. Black Clock part 2 (22:21)

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Monday, 28 January 2019

Jandek ‎– "Athens Saturday" (Corwood Industries ‎– Corwood 0812) 2013



What destroyed Nick Drakes first two albums?.....fucking string arrangements.I hate String arrangements, almost as much as I hate Brass sections, and backing singers! 
Jandek is yet to use the latter two abominations.
So when i saw Violin and Cello listed in Jandeks backing band for this double CD, I was nervous.
Wait, I thought.An inappropriate spark of positivity flashed across my frontal lobe briefly. This could be like a Nico's 'Marble Index' moment.One of the rare times when trad classical instrumentation actually married well with natural music.
Well....you know what i'm gonna say?....It does so right here.
Any work called "Waiting To Die" has to be good, right?
"How 'bout a round of Golf", our depressed representative whines as the Bass Clarinet kicks in.
"When is this Shit going to end?" is his retort to that woodwind interjection.
There will be a lot of pseudo composeurs (sic) saying the same phrase as their ears spontaeneously implode after the first few non-notes dance forth from their listening devices.
Jandek, narrating more than singing, on improv piano, is at his literal best with the words.It all makes sense for once.Christ on a Stick(!).....I even Identified with them!!!!????.......now i'm worried that I urgently need to see a shrink!!!
Even the classically trained parts of the backing musicians have that rare instinct among such creatures, namely an ability to improvise.They're usually lost without notation written down for them,like children waiting for instructions and an mad professor in a penguin suit waving a baton at them to keep time etc. Forget about metronomic time keeping in the world of Jandek.Its a place where time doesn't exist; except when it does rarely raise its ugly repressive head, it passes at crawling pace, like a slug slithering over a sheet of coarse grained sandpaper.
This hourand forty minutes long tune excretes possibly even more hopelessness and shameless nihilism than even 'The Marble Index' did?
Never thought I'd say this about latter day Jandek, but I wanna play this again!?

Tracklisting:

1.1 Waiting to die (part 1) (52:08)
2.1 Waiting to Die (part 2) (50:08)

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Sunday, 27 January 2019

Ashtray Navigations ‎– "Drain'd" (Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers) 1996


Another one of those microphone without wind shield in a gale noise cop outs. We've all done it, and thought we were very clever didn't we? This was Ashtray Navigations attempt at being clever.
There's only so many time one can listen to frying circuitry, and I passed my quota a looooong time ago.
But, there'll be someone out there who will dig this crazy single sided cassette fuzz-out as if it was the first time again.I suppose Noise is a bit like Sex I guess?

Tracklisting:

1. Drain'd (46:21)

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Saturday, 26 January 2019

Ashtray Navigations ‎– "Bicycle Glue Blues" (E.F. Tapes ‎– Echo Fixation #11) 1994



As i'm getting a bit bored with posting minimal synth albums, maybe its time to go into the chill out area and absorb some strange noise.......from the 'Nineties'!!!???
Yes, Color Disc wasn't the only means of escape from the mind mushing beat of Club culture and the bowel-flushing absurdity of Britpop in the UK. Look hard enough and there were a hardcore of creative non- musicians who probably didn't even realise that the world had moved on. Just like back in 1977 when the Prog groups returned from the padded cell of the United States of Awful, to discover that they were now roundly hated. However, in my school there was always a clique who still donned denim jackets, shoulder length hair, with Genesis written in biro on their adidas bags.......I now envy them. Like most Punks, I was always a secret Progger, and was secretly relieved when Rotten came out as a Van Der Graaf Generator fan, and Howard Devoto's new group was basically Progressive Rock with sneery vocals.
The same happened in the mid-Nineties, as one was deeply interested in Jungle and Drum'n'Bass, but in the chill out room, one could rediscover Krautrock , Italian Prog, and Van Der Graaf again. Never really looked back from there. These were traditional 'No-Go' areas for a long time.
While Oasis and Blur (Whoops,I'll admit to seeing Blur in a packed pub in Leicester....missed Oasis at the same venue thankfully,-only five people there apparently?), were making themselves out to be another new Beatles and Kinks, Phil Todd from Cheshire, was creating a world of his own on his "Betley Welcomes careful Drivers" cassette label. Like a Gary Ramon of the nineties,except the emphasis was more on the noisey rather than melodic, or pop, avenue.
This early cassette, is a demonstration of how to make a recording with no musical ability or technique whatsoever. Just get a load of cheapo instruments and budget effects,twist knobs press go, and just do it.A lazy way to explain this music is "Experimental"....other people, the normals...the ones who like Blur and Oasis, would describe it equally lazily as "Crap".....one begs to differ.

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