Friday, 12 February 2016

Another View ‎– "A Career In Dancing" (Abstractions ‎– ABS-0004) 1980

For some bizarre reason I always thought Another View came from Coventry!?.....so that's the tenuous reason I have posted this tape today to link it to the previous 'Cov' Bands. Apprently he came from that other masterpiece of British architecture, Luton.
I reckon its because I received this in the post the same day as those other Coventry synth greats, 'Sea Of Wires'.(Highly recommended so click here).
The cassette didn't have any artwork like above;just a tape and a letter on AV headed notepaper.And the track listing was completely different,with different tracks,which,so I gather, was specific to each tape he (Adrian Smith) sent out in those early days.
Played this to death in 1980 in all its cold, disconnected, majesty. This has everything I love about Minimal Synth music; analogue synths,tunes played by hand, emotionless production,and a certain air of melancholia. "She Goes To Your Heart" is a perfect example of all this in action, ticks all the boxes of Minimal Synth; except for dancing to in a trendy Brooklyn nite-spot,but good for the last dance with that fat bird.

Tracks:

1. Motorway
2. Power Station
3. Maximum ontrast
4. A Career In Dancing
5. She Goes to Your Heart
6. The Elephant man
7. Amongst the Portraits
8. Pressure
9. Frequently Repeat
10. Lufthansa
11. Stay Awake
12. Urge
13. Stuntman
14. You Typewriter
15. Another View

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Digital Dinosaurs ‎– "Huh?..." (Spott Records PUSS 5) 1980



While we're on the subject of Coventry,we may as well check out other groups from that gray city.
One of the leading lights,and most musically gifted, of the UK DIY cassette underground,were the prolific pop machine that was The Digital Dinosaurs. They had beards(well...one!) and dared to write well crafted and melodious pop songs. Disturbingly they were quite obviously from that 'lost generation who were too young for Hippie,yet too old for Punk......like Joe 'Woody' Strummer.But like Joe,we will forgive them for that,although Mr Mellor will not be forgiven for being Posh.
These jolly ditties are pervaded throughout with a splash of 'pythonesque' humour,which is the only thing thats dated about this cassette.The songs ,thankfully are classic examples of  British pop songcraft that follows that fine tradition from 'Love Me Do' via Donovan to The Digital Dinosaurs,and still surfaces today. I say Donovan,as he was a great favourite of the Dinosaurs,but they sound not at all like the randy scotch troubadour.A more accurate comparison would have to be The Kinks in their English whimsy phase.Only The Cleaners From Venus beat them in the DIY world for such melodious joy.

Tracklist:
1 Army Green 4:47
2 Huh Prologue 1:00
3 Boots 2:55
4 What A Waste 2:42
5 The Man Who Would Not Live 3:08
6 Amy Turtle 2:44
7 Nuclear Nightclub 5:18
8 Pinkie's Flesh Crawled 2:45
9 Batman 2:33
10 Dinosaur Disco 1:35
11 Dreaming In My Sleep 2:31
12 Tumble-Drier Link 1:11
13 Tex Thistle 3:24
14 Superella 4:32
15 Secret Jehovah 1:35
16 The Girl Who Goes On Nine 3:21
17 B66 4BQ 3:11
18 Tones Link 0:19
19 Organs 2:06
20 Hole 2:51


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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Stress ‎– "The Big Wheel" (Adventures In Reality Recordings ‎– ARR 014) 1985

In 1985, one of the worst years in pop music, Stress and Adventures In Reality goes plastic with a mini album. The title of which seems to mimic the atrocious Heaven 17's soul-synth atrocity "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry". Stress obviously had chart ambitions, which is never a force for good in any medium. 
They had also invested in better equipment, used a proper recording studio,which results in a harder EBM influenced sound, and do I sense a sampler? Thankfully there's no Orchestral Stabs,or any "Oh Yeah!"'s;but a few Reagan samples and the 'Bagpuss wakes up' harp glissando. Anyone one who samples from "Bagpuss" deserves a medal in my book. I never listened to anything Reagan had to say at the time,and on the evidence of these samples the bloke was a complete prick! They (the USA) would have done a lot better having Bagpuss as president, a puppet with a heart who could tell a mean yarn.(Also 'Bagpuss' had a soundtrack that rivals 'The Wicker Man' for weird dark folkiness.)
On the subject of 1985 being one of thee worst years in pop music;......we now know this not to be true.At the time it was,but little did we realise that every year from 1989 to 2016 would be worse. 1973 used to be cited as the worst, but this is total crap; it was jam packed with prime prog rock (not including Yes or ELP of course), 1974-76 were markedly worse; even Can were shite then!
This album is very 1985 sounding,with sophisticated sequencing, car skidding and speech samples, thudding drum machine kick drums, and an amusing attempt to sing like the bloke from Front 242.
As a francophone, the tune "Slaves To Beat" never fails to amuse me, and the French in general, because in French the word 'Beat' refers to a male sexual appendage; written 'Bite' its pronounced phonetically as 'Beet', aka Beat (titter titter)......how amusing eh kids?

Tracklist:

A1 The Big Wheel
A2 Elizabeth Selwyn
A3 Get The Most
B1 Slaves To Beat
B2 No Sane Alternative
B3 The Price You Pay

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Monday, 8 February 2016

Stress ‎– "Restraint" (Adventures In Reality Recordings ‎– ARR 010) 1984

Stress's next tape after their incredibly watery debut,was 'Restraint'.Which is ironic,because their sound before 1984 showed considerable restraint; especially vocally. There is a marked inprovement on this one.The vocals are marginally more confident,and the music marginally harder. Moving more towards the Belgian end of the minimal synth world rather than the camp English androgyny set. You could probably dance to some of this?

Tracklist:

A1 Engrave The Name
A2 Nothing New
A3 Raga
A4 Hide From View
A5 I Go To Pieces
A6 Semi-D Prison
B1 Down Through The Years
B2 Freespeak
B3 Enigma
B4 Rule Of Force
B5 The Pulse Thickens
B6 4th Dimension


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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Stress ‎– "Help Comes Too Late" ( Adventures In Reality Recordings ‎– ARR 005) 1983

Stress,is appropriate,especially if you are a Manchester City fan today......losing 3-1 to low-budget rivals, the mighty Leicester.Just gotta dick Arsenal next week and its all over bar the shouting.
Of course Leicester is about 20 minutes down the M69 from Coventry,home of Adventures In Reality,but also guilty of Two Tone;the first in a long line of forcing white men to dance fad's!
Luckily, Adventures In reality never tried to do that to us.
One in a long tradition of 'synth duo's',Stress, was Alan Rider's, head honcho of Adventures In Reality fanzine/Label, foray into the pop world. I assume he is one of those shadowy figures on the insert.
If anyone's ever been to Coventry,they will know what a despondency inducing,concrete clad, architectural atrocity it is.....post WW2.Once a medieval treasure ,second only to York,it was bombed flat by the Luftwaffe;and then finished off by British modernist architecture of the 1950's.
This would explain this alienated and despondent synth pop outing.
Its kinda like Soft Cell with even wimpier vocals; a Softer Cell if you prefer?
Its fairly anemic stuff,which is all part of its charm; Front 242 it is not,and very English. 

Tracklist

A1 Help Comes Too Late
A2 Work Ethic
A3 Love Mafia
A4 I Stand Alone
A5 Saving Graces
A6 Perfection
A7 Distortion
B1 Hiroshima Blues
B2 Crying In The Wilderness
B3 Tribal Rite
B4 Tin Soldiers
B5 Glacial
B6 Help Comes Too Late Too


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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Attrition ‎– "Death House" (Adventures In Reality Recordings ‎– ARR 11) 1982


According to Discogs, this was the tape that invented "Dark Ambient",which is ,as usual, total crap.That accolade probably goes to Kluster,or  at the latest Lustmord?
I'll use more from Discogs' slushy superlatives, 'Rich Shadowy electronic soundscapes......interweaving the ephemeral with the operatic'...what?......'gloomy atmospheres mixed with prodding beats;classical bombast melded with ambient noise'......there's more!......'enveloping listeners in a dense nebula'.
Put that sick bucket aside now, as this isn't too far from the truth. I'd write something similar myself, if I wasn't listening to Leicester City beating Liverpool 2-0 on the radio.So I might as well snaffle somebody else's pretentious waffle.I'd watch it on TV but the rights have been bought up by the ruling elite to sell it back to us for a massive profit.
"Death House" tonight, means the death of the working classes right to the stuff they invented to entertain themselves. At least we're fighting back in the music world by taking down the record companies. There's more music around now than there has ever been,and it's mostly free or very cheap. Reclaim the streets, and come on yee Foxes to reclaim the Premier League for real football clubs.

Tracklist:

A - Crawling
B - Dead Of Night


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Monday, 1 February 2016

We Be Echo ‎– "Nothing Left" (Mystery Hearsay ‎– MH 013) 1986

As I have a dearth of We Be Echo tapes,as in 'Nothing Left'.....ie one "Ceza Evi". I nicked this off of Wet Dreams(he's nicked a few off me so thats ok then innit?),but there's two tracks missing!.....very poor show.Also sorry about the shite scan,can't find a better one......anyone?
Nonetheless, Kevin Thorne has stuck to his guns in 1986,and reproduced more Old skool Industrial,with a minimal synth edge to counter the swathes of Power Electronics, and boring dogma laden  generic Industrial that followed a strict formula and dress code;just like all the music tribes before and since......its that Hive Mind again kids.
We Be Echo, thankfully, resisted the pressure to follow the swarm, and continued to create the minimal classic Industrial of the Cabaret/TG template from half a decade before.
This is the kind of music I could listen to all day, forget being innovative, sometimes one would like to hear something classic done well. Just like a well painted landscape,there's no point in not doing something just because its been done before. In this case, its a well painted sonic landscape of our 'modern' post-industrial, over informed planet.

Tracklist:
A1 You Are Everything
A2 Punish You (Part Two)
A3 Never Mind (Survival Version)
A4 Walkout
A5 Butterfly
A6 The Marksman
A7 Maggot
B1 Anyone But You
B2 She's Gone
B3 Your Face
B4 Whiplash
B5 looking For you
B6 Bogeyman



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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Third Door From The Left - "Live 001 / Live 002" (Cause For Concern ‎– CFC 003) 1982


Duo comprising of Raye Caluori & Kevin Thorne(Of We Be Echo fame), who met at the Throbbing Gristle performance at the YMCA, London on August 3rd 1979.......that's the factual crap out of the way!
The preceding cassette ("Face The Firing Squad") was more or less a photostat of pre-1981 Cabaret Voltaire,as will be the first 'We Be Echo' releases; but, remarkably this double live album is more of a TG/CV hybrid,and is all the better for it. The Three Mantra's Riff makes an unwelcome appearance on track one ,but it is thankfully submerged underneath a Doppler effect of swooshing noise.In the studio this would have been mixed below the beats and the plagiarized bass line; this is the advantage Live recordings have,allowing the uncontrolled sound to assume its own form.
Basically,this one allows Third door From the Left to have their own identity;which in a world where every town and the populous within them are slowly becoming identical, is something to be celebrated.

Tracklist

A1001
A2002
A3003
B1Eat The Baby
B2The Plague
B3Turn Me Off
B4Mission To Kill
B5The Voice Of God

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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Third Door From The Left ‎– "Face The Firing Squad" (Chamber Music ‎– CM001) 1981


In the mid-seventies, kids in america bemoaned the fact that Led Zeppelin weren't around often enough for them......so we got Aerosmith, who keenly filled that abyss for these simple youths. Inexplicably, Aerosmith escaped being sent to the Hague ,and lesser criminals like Radovan Karadzic did!?
In the early Eighties, Cabaret Voltaire were evolving from their near-perfect proto-industrial sound,to the less effective 'Red Mecca' sound,then afterwards degenerate into some dodgy disco unit.
To fill this aching void we got "Third Door From The Left",who sound like.....er.....Cabaret Voltaire? 
This tape is their version of a ,less funky, "Voice Of America" era Cabs,and is a fine, if generic, listen.
That is definitely CV's drum machine on track one,i'd recognise it anywhere! I understand there was some co-operation from those fun loving Sheffield dwelling chaps somewhere along the line.
Kevin Thorne of TDOTL,became the equally Cab-alike project 'We Be Echo' after this.


Tracklist

A1Under Attack
A2Pause
A3Ritual
A4Tear My Heart Out
A5In The Room
A6The Party
B1Jack/MIssion To Kill
B2Endorphin
B3Erik Dorf's Diary
B4It's Not Us
B5People Like You

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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Laibach ‎– "Deutschland" (Self-released cassette 1985)

There have been a few groups who have drawn complaints from neighbours,girlfriends,or parents over the years. The stand-outs were, Suicide for "Frankie Teardrop", Whitehouse for everything they ever did,and  bizarrely, the Butthole Surfers "Locust Abortion Technician";which made one particular girlfriend livid,and convinced I was a satanist!?
One shining example of such an artist,who are largely misunderstood,in fact I don't think I understand them(?); are the hugely crushingly heavy Laibach,from the Former-Yugoslav republik of Solvenia.The only country from which I have been deported!.....a funny story involving me hiding my smack-head girlfriend's methadone pills,accidentally i may add, in my Passport(I know!).Which i unfortunately proceeded to present to a clued-up border guard.I said they were Headache pills,which usually worked, but he knew what they were. Gallantly, I blamed my Girlfriend,and she got grilled by the gestapo while i waited. Sent back into Croatia,the Cops there were more like the Nazi type's one imagines in the world of Laibach.....ironically,a lot more frightening than the reasonable chaps in Laibach's fatherland,Slovenia.Bare in mind that this was 1998 and the war had only just finished,so everyone were very twitchy,and looked as if they had something to hide. So, I never got to visit Ljubljana (aka Laibach in German),but managed to avoid jail. Many other bizarre incidents happened on that trip too numerous to mention,the best was being mistaken for UN peace keepers in a deserted Bosnian Hotel(where we were the only guests),as we were wearing military uniforms as a fashion item(really stupid in a war zone i know!); the staff panicked when they saw us, and laid on five star service.....then the real army arrived.Very funny,and a very cheap holiday in other peoples misery,as it says in the song,well....at least on the sleeve of "Holidays in the Sun", by the comparatively, very lame and inoffensive, Sex Pistols.
The 'Pistols' never got any complaints , their music never matched their image; just rock'n'roll.
Now Laibach had a huge frightening sound to match their huge frightening image ,with even more confusing politics than our loveable spikey-tops. Forget electric guitars, whip out yer Flugel Horns and Opera singers, then shit your pants!
I'm not alone, when I sense a underlying 'Humour' in Laibach's music,subtly threading through the Wagnerian Horror of this brutal music. Early Laibach,is especially wonderful and brutal, as showcased on this self-released Live cassette from post-Tito yogoslavia in 1985. They seemed to like Tito a lot,who, as a communist, contradicts their Fascistic imagery.'Are they Communists, or Nazi's(?)', was a common question. I prefer to think they are neither,but a representation of the Horror of mass political movements. Although,that said, both of these political dogma's do have some positive aspects, namely in their common "Socialist" roots. Its these aspects that are frequently promoted in Laibach's propaganda, amidst the humour and the horror. A very complex pop group indeed; just how we like it.
This cassette is a fine document,and shows the group at their very best;noisy, brutal, aggressive,and frightening. Guaranteed to draw complaints from the 'Normals' in your life,confronting them with uncomfortable feelings; as if dropped into the crowd of a Torch-lit Nuremberg Rally and they find themselves screaming 'sieg heil' enthusiastically.......Beware the 'Hive Mind'!

(the track listing on the insert didn't match the music,so i've tried my best at identifying the tunes,if i'm wrong .....keep it to yourself please).  

Track Listing:

01 Vier Personen
02 Vade Retro
03 Nova Akropola
04 Die Liebe
05 Ti, Ki Izzivas
06 Sredi Bojev
07 Vojna Poema
08 Drzava

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A Completists guide to the best of rest Of Vanity Records (1978-1981)

BGM-"Background Music" 1980

Agata Morio - "Norimono Zukan" 1980

Tolerance - "Divin" 1981

Tolerance - " Anonym" (1979)

Aunt Sally - "Aunt Sally" (1979)
As the rest of the classic releases on this wonderful Japanese record label were posted on the equally wonderful non-japanese "Bleak Bliss" blog; I have provided convenient linkages to said quality obscure noise vessel above. Especially excellent is the post-punk classic "Background Music" by BGM; good enough to rival The Glaxo Babies,ESG, and Gang of Four for post-punk-funk perfection.
Check the descriptons on Bleak Bliss for further infotainment.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Morio Agata ‎– "恋のラジオシティ" ( Vanity Records – vanity 2003, 7" Flexi promo) 1980

Morio Agata was apparently a moderately successful pop singer in Japan in the 70's. So to keep up with the times he made some synth-pop tunes in 1980, which resulted in the cheesy new-wavesploitation album " 乗物図鑑" on Vanity.(Which you can download on the rather lovely 'Bleak Bliss' blog by clicking here!)
This Flexi-Disc, free with 'Rock Magazine' in Japan, has the first track from that album to wet your appetites for more electronic R'n'R such as this. Its a kind of Suicide number with the lights turned on, but with  Alan Vega and Martin Rev replaced by Keith Harris and Orville.(yep its trash culture reference time again....for foreigners,ie anyone who isn't British, click here to experience the Harris as introduced by John Peel on Top Of The Pops)

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Die Krupps ‎– "6 Jun 1981 At Krefeld Haus Blumenthal" (Vanity Records ‎– vanity 8104, 7"Flexi promo) 1981

Vanity also has their/his serial number on a plethora of promo Flexi Discs that came with the boss's (Yozuru Agi) "Rock Magazine". These are as rare as a Tory/Neo Con I don't want to kick seven shades of Shite out of.
This one features German Industrial/EBM old skoolers ,Die Krupps, named after another jolly German industrial giant who used slave labour during WW2. I suppose we can't critise them too much,what they did was legal in their country,and bastards like McDonalds still do it today,as it is still legal;coupled with the slow murder of generations of children with their provably poisonous unhappy meals.There should be an industrial group called Die McDonalds Die really,but it doesn't sound as good as Die Krupps.
Die Krupps, nowadays, are an incredibly awful Metal group, but back in 1980 they were good, so don't be put off. This Flexi disc captures 6 minutes of their very non-metal early live sound.

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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Sympathy Nervous ‎– "Polaroid" (Vanity Records ‎– VA-S1) 1980

There have been aspersions cast on the authenticity of the date that Sympathy Nervous made his prescient recordings.This single, especially the a-side, sounds very,almost too modern era techno.
There is absolutely no doubt as to when 'Polaroid' was set to tape in Yoshifumi Niiuma's living room.....1980.No  sophisticated sequencing required, just controlled voltage,and ,or, tape syncing. Not just ground breaking, he made the whole mine shaft to the mother-lode.
The other two tracks are a bit weirder, "D.B.TV" (Directed by TV) especially, sounding like  the soundtrack to Forbidden Planet being transformed into a fruit smoothie.

Tracklist:

APolaroid
B1Polyester 35 Micron
B2D.B.TV

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Perfect Mother ‎– "Youll No So Wit" (Vanity Records ‎– VA-S3) 1980


In house music journalist and label owner, Yuzuru Agi, again takes the producers chair for Perfect Mother's only vinyl release; and its a mad one.The three tracks on this seven incher which contain elements of ambient,post punk, and minimal synth pop,are almost devoid of anything you would associate with a pop single.There are no catchy melodies or hooks, no songs, but there are moments you can dance to, only if you're insane,or don't mind dancing on your own. Songs for a very 'Dark Disco',for example, one that has closed down for the night. Unhinged madness guaranteed to empty a room,never-mind a dance-floor; now that's my kind of Pop......Unpopular.

Tracklist:

A1Dark Disco - Da. Da. Da. Da. Da. Run
B1You'll No So Witt
B2Ephemeral Pieces

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Friday, 15 January 2016

Mad Tea Party ‎– "Hide And Seek" (Vanity Records ‎– VA-S2) 1980

Vanity released three 'Classic' singles, this being the best according to my tastes,which were firmly molded by the immediate UK post-punk period ; as if you didn't know.
This collection of three heavily UK influenced tunes (can you call 'three' a collection?);could have easily been a Rough Trade release,with its untuned GangofFour-isms, as fronted by Claire Grogan on Valium. Pop music has never sounded better,especially Japanese Pop Music.

Tracklist:


A Hide And Seek 3:42
B1 Modern Time's Pop 2:08
B2 In A Tea Bag 4:21

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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Dada ‎– "Jyo" (Vanity Records ‎– vanity 0001) 1978


Vanity Records' first release is from their prog hangover period, before the New Wave had hit Japan. A bit like Virgin Records before 1977.
This Mike Oldfield meets Brian Eno epic, sits comfortably alongside this labels other prog epic by SAB,but seems from another universe in comparison to the post-punk stuff from a year or so later, or the minimal electronic cassettes from 1980/1. One for post-Syd Pink Floyd Fans.

Tracklist:

A1Yuuen • Inraku • Gaki
A2Udonbara
B1Rokujinzuu
B2Seijyo-No-Chi. Mizu

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Den Sei Kwan ‎– "Pocket Planetaria" (Vanity Records ‎– VAT3) 1981

This reminds me of the time I bought a short wave radio from the Kays catalogue at 35p per week,it could also pick up the police radio and the transmissions of passing aircraft.Oh the hours of harmless fun I had.Then i started buying DIY cassettes from the DIY sections of Sounds and NME and realised that nearly everyone used a Short Wave Radio as an instrument.Who needed a synthesiser with a whole universe of weird noises and disjointed electronic rhythms  available at the twist of a dial.
That's basically what this entire cassette is, a bunch of Short wave radio interference,eastern European  blocking signals and drifting transmissions, masquerading as avant garde composition.
The ultimate Radio transmissions record is "The Conet Project" as featured earlier in this blog.This is  nowhere near as spooky as that release,but its probably the ultimate DIY method for anyone who can't be arsed to play an instrument or compose anything coherent.

Tracklist:

A1Transparent Radio
A2P×T×C=1
A3Thugu-Rikwo
B1Sarava Tetsudo
B2Pocket Planetaria
B3Plastic Garden

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Wireless Sight ‎– "Endless Dark Dream" (Vanity Records ‎– VAT5) 1981

Who or what Wireless Sight were or are, remains lost in the mists of this depressing foggy cassette.
Its the soundtrack to a sleeping old woman sitting in a chair in a quiet room.Only a ticking clock for company,waiting to die.
The Ticking clock is represented by......erm......a ticking clock! The loneliness, by an aimlessly played maltuned upright piano; maybe this should have been called 'Aimless Sight'? Nevertheless, it does seem endless, until it ends.....eventually.
It reminds one of the awkward silence one only finds in a Dentist's waiting room; which brings to mind a second alternative title for this lo-budget Eno facsimile,- "Music for Dentist's waiting Rooms"? Put this on in a Hospice and time how long it is before someone with Non-Hodgkinson's Lymphoma ,or their relative, smashes your compact disc player.
Wrist-slashing stuff,in the wrong sense of wrist-slashing.
That fucking ticking clock reminds one constantly of your approaching funeral,each tick of this cassette is one second that you'll never get back; in fact one thousand nine hundred and seventy seconds you ain't gonna get back.BEWARE!

Tracklist:

AAutomatic Funny Sight (16.32)
BEndless Dark Dream (16.18)

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Monday, 11 January 2016

Nishimura Alimoti ‎– "Shibou" (Vanity Records ‎– VAT6) 1981

As usual, I know Fuck all about Mr Alimoti,and I'd prefer it to remain that way.Mystery is an under-rated and increasingly rare commodity in today's overexposed planet, overdosed on information, both incorrect and partially false.The only truth available is the blank spaces from the past which we can fill in ourselves (DIY?) with that other under-rated,and again, sadly rare, process, 'Imagination'.
When I imagine Nishimura Alimoti recording this shadowy, rumbling, post punk shytsterpiece; I see a a monochrome vision of a small sparingly furnished room in a high rise apartment block in the most unfashionable area of Osaka, with a twenty something (Japanese) male sitting at a table covered with recently acquired second hand musical gear.Hunched over a crap guitar,overdubbing to some bass and drums he'd recorded earlier; all in one take.
And that's what this sounds like, bedsit land pop from the twilight zone. Don't walk towards the light, its shit out there!

Tracklist:

A1Bunbunbae
A2Hyojyo No Uta
A3Inkasanka
A4Lock And Role
B1Yasai Ga Kirai
B2Ninshiki Yoso
B3Moeagaru Chukinto
B4Nakayubi Tomare
B5Reito Shokki
B6Tori Ga Tonda Rarara
B7Zesshyo

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