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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Whitehouse ‎– "Live Action 11,Mudd club - New york, 5/4/83" (Susan Lawly Cassette)

A fitting end for the home of Mutant Disco,The Mudd Club in NYC,as this was recorded at it's last night before closure. 
Also a fitting post, as this was the week that Madonna fell off the stage on live TV at the godawful BRIT awards. What a fool she looked,especially the squawk she emitted when that stupid cloak caught on her larynx! Hahahaaaa!
Fitting,unlike the cloak,because the awful Madonna attended this paint stripping performance from Whitehouse.
This was the William Bennett, Kevin Tomkins, Peter Sotos line-up,and they played quite a long set for Whitehouse in the earlyeighties, approximately forty minutes.
Did Madonna stay for the whole forty minutes? A duet with Bennett on 'right To Kill' would have done her cred no harm at all.

Tracks:

A1 Cock Dominant 4:19
A2 Bloodfucking 3:55
A3 Anal American 4:59
A4 Mindphaser 5:05
A5 Right To Kill 20:36

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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Whitehouse ‎– "Live Action 1, 2.8.82" (Come Organisation ‎– WDC883020) 1982

Whitehouse's first public appearance was originally scheduled to be at the moonlight club but had to be rearranged to the Whiskey agogo at the last moment owing to numerous complaints received by the club about the come org publicity leaflets.In front of an audience of 100, the line up of William Bennett, Steve Stapleton(Nurse with Wound),and Andrew Mackenzie, unleashed this new experience of live power electronics.This is really what the Sex Pistols second album should have sounded like four years previous,then they really would have been lynched. But, Whitehouse never looked as good as the Sex Pistols,so the public never got to hear about them,and definitely never got to hear such sing-along ditties like 'Shitfun'. No need to rig the charts so Rod Stewart could stop 'You Don't have To Say Please'or 'Cock Dominant' from hitting the top spot in 1982.It really doesn't get more extreme than this,and in an unshockable world,they try their damnedest to shock an audience that has probably seen it all. The saddest thing is that this stuff still manages to frighten and shock Mr and Mrs Henry Normal;,in fact even more so today, because the art world is so sterile and commercialised to the point that it doesn't exist anymore.If the subject matter was offensive in 1982,it is even more so today,with its unthinkable political incorrectness,and uncomfortable mirroring of an average British MP's 'private' life;or that of any showbiz celebrity from the 70's to the 80's; not to mention any representative of any religious cult like Catholicism,or the rapists that call themselves 'Husbands' in that stone-age belief system called Islam. The crazed lyrics in these atrocities/songs are more like an honest documentary on normal modern life than anything approaching the aural horror show they aspire to be. There's nothing more horrific than life itself,to paraphrase Britain's greatest painter ,Francis Bacon.Am I comparing Whitehouse to Francis Bacon?.....well,er....yes!?

Setlist:
erector, shitfun, rock and roll, prosexist, mindphaser, anal american, the second coming, buchenwald 

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Friday, 27 February 2015

Leibstandarte SS MB ‎– "Triumph Of The Will" (Come Organisation ‎– WDC 881015) 1981

A fuzzy rumbling noise fest wasn't attention seeking enough for William Bennett,he of Essential Logic, Whitehouse and the Come Organisation. So why not overdub a load of speeches by the higher echelons of the National Socialist and German Workers Party? The logic was essentially to create notoriety, but creatively a pretty uninspiring recipe.
 MB (Maurizio Bianchi) had delivered two of his usual noisy symphonies for  Come Org to release; but Bennett decided to firstly overdub speeches by Goebbels and uncle Adolf,and then add Leibstandarte SS to MB's name. Which I understand was Hitlers personal SS bodyguard unit. This kind of thing could muddy one's reputation!  Largely, it has been seen basically as a bad publicity stunt,and has gone to reside in the bad taste draw. 
Personally, I would have preferred the noise to have been mixed higher and the speeches a lot lower....in fact not there at all. I never play this record ,because it just sounds like a record of Nazi Speeches,rather than Industrial noise. A bit of a half-arsed hatchet job if you ask me.

Tracklist:


A -Triumph Of The Will 18:32
B -To Birkenau 18:44

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

M.B.(Maurizio Bianchi) - "Endometrio" (Self-Released cassette) 1982

Side one is a microphone without a windshield taped to a tree in a force ten gale.....with echo.
Side two is a pneumatic drill hammering away at the inside of a metal water tank,in a force ten gale.....er.....with echo.
Basically, two more noise-scapes that wouldn't be out of place in a brain washing facility at the re-education center.There's one near you.

Tracklist:


A Endometrio (1980)  (23:10)
B Endemetrio (1981)  (23:36)

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

M.B.(Maurizio Bianchi) ‎– "Regel" (Self Released Cassette) 1982l


Are we listening to a record stuck in the run off groove collecting more and more dust? A close miked divers helmet with its occupant struggling for breath? An automatic weapon rapid firing in a enclosed steel clad box?.....possibly all these things,but essentially it's another masterful noise-scape from Maurizio Bianchi.Have a nice day!

Tracklist:

A Untitled 23:33
B Untitled 23:00

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

MB (Maurizio Bianchi) ‎– "Technology2" (self released cassette) 1981

The Godfather of Italian Industrial is ,of course Maurizio Bianchi, better known as MB. A master of the dysfunctional fuzzy glitch on a grand scale. His compositions remind one of a system on the verge of breaking down irreversibly.Never has there been a time since WW2 that this music has been more appropriate.Play this tape while this metaphorical Rome is burning.MB was there at the start of something,but his compositions sound like the end of something else.The final word in Industrial noise-scapes.

Track Listing:
 

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Laxative Souls (LXSS) ‎– "Twist And Decease" (Multiple Configuration ‎– LXSS A) 1982


 
This is a far superior album to the "Desinfektionraum" album. A lot denser fog of fuzzy noise and ,as far as I can see, no mention of Nazi's.......hang on,"Nacht Und Nebel  7-12-1941" has got to be some atrocity reference.....i could google it,but I'll leave it to you if you want to. I'll deduct a point for that.
Top quality sinister-ish Italian Industrial........you know what to expect!

Tracklist

A Off Komarov 31:45
B1 Introduction Sych 7:49
B2 Xanthous Yahoo 5:38
B3 Niccolai 2:50
B4 << Nacht Und Nebel >> 7-12-1941 6:28
B5 U. I. K. ? 8:34

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

LXSS (Laxative Souls) ‎– "Desinfektionsraum" (Multiple Configuration ‎– LXSS G) 1984

Oh fucking 'ell, Nazi influenced track titles.....Yawn! Arbeit Macht Frei......Groan!......From the home of Fascism and the only country to declare war on all sides in WW2......yep, its more Italian Industrial,from the awfully monikered 'Laxative Souls'(aka Roberto Marinelli);thankfully contracted to LXSS.If it couldn't get any worse, there's some Porn loops as well!Predictably of a female's sex groans. So no prizes guessing(not gassing) as to the demographic this record is aimed.That's right, the almost exclusively male, Industrial fan.The Loner with a Boner,in between viewings of 'Shoah',and bashing the bishop to some saucy  internet mucky movie.
Tired clichés ,they may have been, by 1984.If you like Industrial music,it will not disappoint.As it says on Wikipaedia:"He(Roberto Marinelli) mainly worked with raw electronics, distorted vocals, concrete sounds, self assembled electronic circuits, and sample sources, such as news broadcasts, documentaries and recordings"(!?);you mean,like every other single fucking Industrial group? However it would have been improved by dropping the Nazi angle,or at least making it a bit more subtle.
Can't fault the cover though,a fine piece of art indeed.

Tracklist:

A1 "N. N." 9:46
A2 Arbeit Macht Frei 13:56
A3 Genickschuss 7:11
B Stehzelle 30:34

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Zona Industriale ‎– "Neutro" (ADN TAPES 13) 1985


Italy seemed to be Europe's second power in the bulging Industrial shoebox.One of the lesser known exponents of the genre was one Zona Industriale.Not a very imaginative group name,but they made a quite attractive minimal style of 'Industrial' music.
Mainly concentrating on singular sounds,with refreshing non-existent use of echo,leaving the noises to breath in a closed room with short fuzzy reverberation bouncing off the wallpaper. No Nazi references to the fore,only Industrial subject matter numbers two and three; Pornography and Cannibalism.I could actually play this more than once,its that good.

Tracklist:

Pornografia 21:03
Cannibali In Vetrina 21:00

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Friday, 20 February 2015

Con-Dom ‎– "A Prince Of Our Disorder" (Sounds For Consciousness Rape ‎– SFCR CD004) 1993





"Con-Dom stands for Control-Domination, and is the one-man industrial noise band of Mike Dando. Con-Dom explores any kind of social tensions and control: political, religious, racial, with an acid, violent and uncompromising attitude. He is well-known in the industrial scene for his furious ravaging vocals and the devastating live performances, in which he turns into a real stage animal."
So it says on Discogs.
I suppose this person is the British equivalent of G.G. Allin?Acting out the role of the most disgusting person on the planet.Spouting racism ,and other vile traits of a bigot,he confronts us with all that is ugly about the human animal.
Frequently attacking and groping audience members; often on the receiving end, as his victims defend themselves, -Dando is attempting to explore the depths of his own personality by more than just flirting with extremes,he actually tries to become them.A kind of musical method acting equivalent in a quest for personal freedom
Control-Domination is the theme. Control, domination, manipulation, organisation ... The forces of control  - mass culture, mass media, mass mentalities.Freedom lies from within, and Con-Dom believes to attain that one has to challenge taboo's and the extremities of human behaviour to discover the pure personality within.
Well, its either that or he's an attention seeking racist sex pervert who places shock value over content.
This album,which consists of a 3" Cd and cassette, is dedicated to T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia),with whom he seems obsessed.
" It is a journey into the realm of the intensely personal - one man's outer struggle and inner search for an individual "faith"; one man's very personal response to the human condition. Lawrence was a remarkable man - an enigmatic outsider who lived a tortured odyssey of physical and spiritual extremes in pursuit of a goal; a way. His life, writings and example are an inspiration to all who crave real freedom".
Personally, I don't wanna go through the Live Con-Dom experience,just as I wouldn't wanna have been beaten up by G.G.Allin, but I'm open to the concept,and the Records aren't too far off the standard of a good Whitehouse release. Nice packaging too.

Track Listing: 



Seven Pillars of Wisdom / Confession of Faith: Live Assault 49 - Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, USA, 12-10-91.
A1 and B5 - Recorded on The Hellfire Club, KFJC, Los Altos - USA.
A2, A5 - Recorded at The Armpit Gallery, San Francisco - USA.
A3, B3, B6 - Recorded at EPE, Paris - France.
A4, B1, B4  - Recorded at Sensory Lab, Los Angeles - USA.
B1 - Recorded at Jimmy's, Bourdeaux - France.
All recordings made between 15-10-91 and 05-11-92.

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Nails Øv Christ ‎– "Dark Night Of The Soul" (Sound Of Pig ‎– SOP 20) 1986



Sinister,dark ambient scrapings recorded in a steel lined ventilation system ,'with something' lurking at the end of one of the shafts;either obscured by a bend or approaching from behind. Could have been a BBC Radiophonic Workshop soundtrack for a 1970's episode of Dr Who? But no! File under Industrial.
(A rare English artist on Sound Of Pig)

Tracklist:


A1 Untitled 2:25
A2 Untitled 2:38
A3 Untitled 4:03
A4 Untitled 2:11
A5 Untitled 2:43
B1 Untitled 4:29
B2 Untitled 2:06
B3 Untitled 4:11
B4 Untitled 3:27

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Nails Ov Christ ‎– "The Beat Of The Blood" (Freedom In A Vacuum ‎– 025) 1985

Nails Ov Christ are the more dark ambient noise sideline from Trevor Ward of The Grey Wolves. Quite a lot more emphasis on atmosphere rather than the Heavy Industrial violence of his other combo. Sounds of approaching subway trains echo along long tunnel networks,mixed in with the underwater screams of people throwing themselves on the tracks. Jolly stuff,perfect for ridding your house of unwanted guests.

Tracklist;


A1 The Raped Execute
A2 Pulsehater
A3 Murderous Advice
A4 Nails & Blood
B1 Creeping Back To Power
B2 In This Cold Blooded Way
B3 The Raped Execute II
B4 Smash The Sinners
B5 Vatican Victims


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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Hunting Lodge ‎– "Harrington Ballroom 09/04/82" (S/M Operations) 1982




Operating out of Port Huron Michigan(dunno where that is,but i imagine its a shithole?).Hunting Lodge were pretty quick off the blocks to do the Industrial thing for Americans.Their first live appearance took place in September 1982 at the Harrington Ballroom inside the Harrington Hotel. The event was recorded on a portable cassette player and would become their first release.
An enjoyably noisy and raw affair ,filled with plenty of Industrial trademarks,scraping electronics,submerged screaming,and the odd Nazi reference.All unleashed in front of a very polite and attentive crowd.

Tracklist:


A1 Icepick Method
A2 By The Blood Of Others
A3 Ecce Qui Tollis Peccatta Mundi
A4 Sonderkommando
A5 Four Horsemen
B1 Astral Bell
B2 Mrs. Hagar
B3 Simulation / Stimulation
B4 Gone The Way Of All Flesh

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The Problemist ‎– "Pop Religion Is Love" (A.R.P.H. Tapes ‎– AT 002) 1982



If Pop didn't exist we'd have to invent it, so we did, and now it doesn't exist.The only religion is Money and Fear.The Banking mafia provide the money,and those cesspits of child abuse,the churches,mosques, and synagogues, provide the fear. Which nicely introduces us to the barely controlled No Wave-ish free punk of Problemist.The rudimentary drumming,with emphasis on 'Drum' singular,and the blasts of stream of consciousness sax blowing, reminds one of early Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, before James Chance left to get funky. Less visceral than Lydia Lunch's paint stripping intensity,but effectively primitive in its unstructured chaos. William Davenport,Mr Problemist, wanted to make punk music that sounded like what he thought 'Punk' music should sound like.Which ,one must agree, is the correct, and pure approach to 'punk' philosophy........and I think he has succeeded?

Tracklist:


A1 A Thousand
A2 Don't Worry About Me
A3 Why Was I Born
A4 Pop Religion Is Love
A5 Release Of Eden
A6 A Prayer
A7 501
A8 Dear Monica
A9 Your Waiting
A10 No No..
A11 Hundreds Of Virgins
A12 Proper Priestly Training
B1 God Kills Fun
B2 Diet Of Worms
B3 Bolero Crash
B4 Human Accident
B5 Bolero Crash Cont.
B6 Rock Me To Sleep
B7 Superstitions
B8 Hector
B9 5 Minute Affair / Shut The Tape Off

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Monday, 16 February 2015

Croiners ‎– "The Relentless Rhythm Of Change" (Jim Tapes ‎– 007) 1988

"The Relentless Rhythm of Change" is, in this epoch of music making, an ironic appellation.But, this process still exists,albeit in recorded form, and is manifest in any Croiners tape; where the music/non-music is in a constant state of flux. Normally a staccato barrage of short, sample filled, blasts; Jim Levine stretches out a few tracks up to the 12 minute barrier of  a modern X-Boxer's attention span. All 'Untitled', all pretty wacky,and most of you will be relieved to hear that I have now run out of Croiners tapes to post. I'm almost euphoric......no more editing of hundreds of untitled sound bursts,heading off my repetitive strain injuries at the pass.
This tape showcases a more ambient minimal synth style, mixed in with the usual sample loops,and bizarre spoken word samples.Thank you Croiners, its been good.

Tracklist:


A1 Untitled 1:46
A2 Untitled 8:07
A3 Untitled 12:11
A4 Untitled 1:55
A5 Untitled 0:35
A6 Untitled 0:52
A7 Untitled 2:31
A8 Untitled 1:54
B1 Untitled 2:01
B2 Untitled 1:43
B3 Untitled 3:15
B4 Untitled 0:53
B5 Untitled 11:55
B6 Untitled 2:55
B7 Untitled 2:32
B8 Untitled 1:49
B9 Untitled 1:22
B10 Untitled 1:35

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