Monday, 10 May 2021

Stenka Bazin – "Racines" (Émergence Du Refus) 1984



It may have escaped your notice,hopefully,that a certain moaning German DIY music oligarch (our 'friends' at VOD),was complaining,on facebook I believe, about how hard done by he has been because a rival reissue label from France (Rotorelief) has beaten his corpulent majesty, in attempting a reissue of French Industrial artiste Stenka Bazin's,also know as the weird and arty,not,Claude Escarmand's, early cassette works. So all you record consumers in the richest 1% of the "Ain't I weird and artistic,not" record collecting bracket,will have to exchange their diminishing wad of 100 Euro bills for someone else's over priced and over packaged re-marketed lo-fi 'we've heard it all before' eighties old Skool Industrial for the upper stratum white collar professional.
Naturally the curators of laughable Genesis P. Orridge museums everywhere are lubricating themselves with self-righteous indignation that someone else has the sheer gall to compete in the same area as they have claimed as their property,that they would hypocritically claim that this rival label owner was maybe arrogant????.....and may not have the artist in question's best interests at heart????? Quick somebody nail them to a cross for we sinners are not worthy.
Sect members are effortlessly liberated of their easily earned cash,hemorrhaging profusely into the swollen edifices of this messianic cassette tape Richard Branson.In fact Claude Escarmand himself was't too shy in using messianic imagery,and a few cocks, to enhance his 'i'm weird and arty' credibility to a level hither to only seen in a Hermann Nitsch video;and almost as boring too. Come Armageddon come.
They died for your sins against art!...I guess that creepy guy in the background is Claude?

Rotorelief is the rather naughty label in question,who have had the nerve to want to reissue these Stenka Bazin cassettes.Their crime being that they have taken too long,and won't co-operate with the auto-superior re-issue pied piper of Hamlin, and give them the master tapes which were given to them by the artiste himself.....who,as artists are liable to do,changed his minds(sic) half-way through the project.
Of course readers of this blog could not care less about the hissy-fits of these small business men,so I thought it would be funny to post some of these tapes here. Bog standard Old Skool Industrial as it may be,but it gives a section of my readership the chance to escape the glut of Contemporary Folk musick(note crowleyism) that these poor chaps have been exposed to these past weeks.Folk musick(there I go again) is far more unsettling than most of this endless shit pit of Industrialism could ever be.
So, I gift those with Industrial withdrawal symptoms,the no more than just 'Ok' sounds of Stenka Bazin of France. I may be so incredibly bored of listening to this stuff, but at least those who aren't can keep their Euro's in their furry black fanny bag purses for a bit longer.This stuff wasn't meant for glossy over elaborate reissues.Its as if the capitalists in question have never actually listened,or understood this music...and why should they?...we do though, don't we?....in fact who cares?...in fact also, you can get the set here,so i've been informed:


Saves me from boring myself rigid,and straining my brane trying to think of something else to say about Industrial musick and the usual targets. I dunno if they are in 320k however,but 'tis supposed to be noisy anyways so...whatever?

Tracklist:

A1 Crépuscule
A2 Force D'Intervention
A3 Lumières Pour Un Massacre
A4 Valzakapé
B1 Quart D'Heure
B2 Transit
B3 Pôle
B4 Diffomite 1
B5 Alcools


DOWNLOAD the roots of grown men throwing handbags in each others general direction HERE!

36 comments:

Unknown said...

ah come on man. Bring back the flakes of folk. This industrial stuff is for punters and gob stoppers. I like my stuff tender and full of flowery sage musk. What pretentious puds these goat rapers are. Makes me want to get fully literate and lash out...or at least leave a comment. Judas!

Julie Schubert said...

http://nostalgie-de-la-boue.blogspot.com/2021/04/stenka-bazin-racines.html

Jonny Zchivago said...

Fear yee not Mr or mrs unknown,i agree with everything you said....just a few posts to try and piss off those who deserve it, then back to the racines/roots of Folk...thee original DIY music.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Thanks Julie,you saved me from using up precious megabytes of storage by pointing me in the direction of the nostalgic mud blog....although he never writes anything to go with the files,he does a fine job.

Anonymous said...

I think you should post something about Frank N. Farter once a month. Make it a regular thing. A proper feud - lol.

Jonny Zchivago said...

It used to be a proper feud but Mutant Sounds man outed fat Frank as the lying twat he is. Then it just seemed below even me to continue...however there are measure being taken that you will have to work out yerself for security reasons.

viennesewaltz said...

This stuff wasn't meant for glossy over elaborate reissues

That's not really for you to say, is it? Personally, I'm happy to pay for a high quality, limited edition product that looks good on my shelves. It's not even really about the music, it's about the artefact. I don't even own a turntable!

Nick said...

Speaking of Hermann Nitsch, I saw him perform in Glasgow many years back. Right grumpy bastard he was too.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hmmmm, Herr Viennesewaltz......i think that sums up yer average VOD purchaser nicely.Its about owning stuff, not even the so-called artwork either,and certainly nothing to do with the music.

Double Dubz said...

The top capitalists/media conglomerates will be pleased to see us fighting each other over what amounts to crumbs

Jonny Zchivago said...

I doubt they even know,or care, that we exist,just as we're barely interested in them,except to justify our childish behaviour...but such tasty crumbs?

Monsieur Praline said...

It's people like you - all of you - what cause unrest.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Listen Praline....are you trying to cause unrest here or what?

rev.b said...

I come here specifically to be pissed off and it hasn't failed me yet. As soon as things settle into a comfortable routine, the gears grind and all hell breaks loose; wafting ethereal folkies give way to industrial skronk, disgruntled punks, scratchy lo-fi homemade cassettes, Jandek and back to the lilting folkies. Something to upset, annoy and offend everyone. Unlike daily news or other popular forms of outragetainment, at least I come away with free music worth my time. A wondrous thing that.

Bence said...
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Jonny Zchivago said...

Better pissed off than pissed on,as would happen at one of Claude's 'Art' istallations.....appearing soon at the Genesis P. Orridge Museum somewhere in Berlin....where you can also buy your Stinka Bazin box sets for around the price of a multi-effects box which would allow you to make your very own Industrial by numbers and remove the need to feed the fat one.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure Zchivago is right in the head actually.

David Brooks said...

I just listened to the TG Crypt gig yesterday. One of the better ones.

"Welcome to the Genesis P. Orridge Museum. Tonight....is family night...."

Anonymous said...

Why doesn´t VOD offer downloads for those people who aren´t able or willing to buy these expensive limited vinyl sets? They would probably make even more money. That shouldn`t bother those people who want to worship boxes in their bookshelf and those who simply buy this stuff to sell it on ebay should fuck off anyway.

Herr A

Jonny Zchivago said...

Because it's not interested in making the music available to anyone else but it's rich mates and plutocrats thats why.
Maybe there's a market in just selling the empty boxes....that's an artistic statement if ever there was one. Selling a box of air for €99.99 plus shipping....which is virtually what VOD are about.
Can't believe there's a LAFMS box set coming up....i'll have to rip that and make it available asap. Fucking sell-outs.

John John said...

VOD/Frank is just a jealous cunt and thats all he will ever be, always slogging the next release, evermore with his cheerleader Anja who likes to make sex videos for "cassettes" fuck the lot of them.

Jonny Zchivago said...

@ John John....your concise and accurate analysis is something to be envied.
Verygood indeed.
I heard ,whatever her name is, actually speak in a vid...she sounds like a moron......which kinda turns me on,despite her hilarious sexless s&m fetish and boring pervy boook collecting.OMFG LOL and whatever else the text savvy generation Y can acronymize!

rrr8891 said...

He attacked you and linked to this page on his Facebook feed. Perfectly normal and healthy behavior for a business owner.

Bence said...

Not sure whether I would like to mingle further in this discussion, but I see no other option given my position. The fact that VOD gets criticized and that Frank is being offended publicly has a purpose. This comes with the territory. Intuitively we all know things aren't right and that he moves opportunistically. I could publicly speak out on his person but don't like the idea that I'm projecting that I have personal issues with someone I ultimately don't know.

Same goes for Mors Mea. I don't know her, but I don't think she is a bad person. Me, being a true representative of Generation Y, born in the 90's do not like to see this online shaming/sexism being articulated in the blogosphere. It's wrong. We are a space of freedom and we are storytellers of the underground, with enormous knowledge about music. Also it's us that keep on fighting corporatism and fake labels, horrifying lifestyle DJ's etc etc. I want to share all the music with everyone so that we can grow as a community and who ever wants to profit of my non-profitable work after is free to do so, I will intuitively feel whether it's done well or badly. It's a pity that with time our entire online music community got so funneled that we are no longer anonymous, but we've sadly became known and public figures, just somehow relating to an underground with music that has been made by others than us... With time many have left the blogosphere and original content has become scarce. New social media outlets have become a main source for people's discovery of music.

However I want to ask you to draw a line in where you RIGHTLY offend these underground culture vultures and where people you don't know are being slandered personally without seeing the consequences. When I see sexist, racist etc remarks in the blogosphere it makes me truly sad. And I mean this in the light of Mors Mea just here in the comments.

In any case all these different energies are one of the reasons I will keep going. And I will follow your blog and rambles with pleasure. We as blogs still have a purpose in our "non-professionism" whatever the rest thinks....

If they fuck it up, then show that we do it differently. Yes with a huge fuck you to this terrible mediation of music that relates to many. But keep certain elements out otherwise we will be demonized as well.

Best, Bence

Jonny Zchivago said...

@ Bence.....wow!...yeah can't argue with most of that,and the bits i would argue with i can't be arsed to....i got some folk music to listen to.
Well...VOD man...he started it years ago.Slagging me off to all and sundry for giving his overpriced status symbols away for free. I made a reference to John Peel once, so now I think I'm John Peel's reincarnation....i also mentioned Robin Hood..but no mention of that as he's far too close to being the Sheriff of Nottingham...and everyone knows what I think of Nottingham's football teams...I can't let that go. Robbing from the rich and giving to the poor has never been wrong......i prefer to see myself as Monty Python's 'Dennis Moore' who stole Lupins from the Rich and distributed them among the poor instead of Food.....
The thing i can't stand most are Franks arse licking minions...compared to them Franks a great bloke. y'know hates the same thing as love,so i'm glad to say I don't hate him...just mild retaliatory disapproval 'tis all young man.
Keep up that non-professionalism .
Love 'n' kisses Jonny

Jonny Zchivago said...

@...rrr8891...yeah i think he has an esteem problem....he just wishes he was me....in fact anybody else but himself.

John John said...

Ya know Bence she ain't going to suck yer cock for defending her(actually she just might). They are all cunts. Frank is as Jonny said, he's okay, a businessman man though, he is the truest(but the most expensive)

Mors is okay, she's a youngin who isn't as bitter as my old ass.

Im sure we could all sit down and have a pint and mash this out, what a covidtacular year.

Jonny Zchivago said...

@ John John...you are fast becoming my commentor of preference.
Blokes who take up the torch of Sexism to score brownie points with the ladies are far worse than sexism itself
Sitting down for a pint with those two, and you of course, could well end in tears methinks....hey, I'm bitter too...maybe a pint of bitter or two?(ha ha fucking haaa)
Referring to a ladies sexual habits or otherwise is not sexist.No-ones stopping her from doing anything,and by not giving her similar treatment when compared to her male counterparts,that IS indeed sexist. But the internet is in grave danger of becoming as sterile as my balls if we don't watch it. Offend away, we are all adults here...except maybe me, and John John....oh yeah i forgot frank VOD.

Bence said...

You see, I don't like this polemic nonsense about futile music thingies.You did say the wrong things in a joke manner about people you don't know. You both already showed your nicer sides after that. We agree on many levels as well. We are in the timeframe of transferring this content to younger generations. It it was it is. I'll stay in my lane trying to escape all this madness. I do not progress mingling with people in this domain. I always forget I should do everything myself. Until then we can buy VOD boxes for 400 quid! Good luck you bitter fuckers! :-)


Jonny Zchivago said...

Polemic...nice word...must remember to use that one.
It's all good abrasive fun,if you...(not 'you', the royal you) can't take a bit of offensive fun then tread not in this domain. Stay in the sterile world of the near future, where blogs like this will be wiped from the face of a 'woke' internet. Very Fuck That!....at least that will lead to the revival of the Printed word,just like the net has led to the revival of musicians actually playing/working for a living in concert. So bring it on.
Eventually the internet will be just for Shopping and meeting Russian and Filipino brides.
My version of that endlessly dull Autechre box set cost me nuffin'...do you want a FLAC version,just e-mail me and the link is yours...with full artwork.

The Mole On Mimi Farina's Left Breast, Just Above The Nipple said...

Psssst.....Bence eats granola and wears Crocs. Pass it on.

Anonymous said...

I think it says rather a lot that upon locating Ms Mea's youtube channel the first two featured videos are ads for newly available t-shirts for sale, followed by one so wonderfully titled "!!SEEKING HELP TO ACQUIRE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO CREATE MY ART"... it's a 12 minute video by the way... god know why it takes that long to explain but alas i didn't watch it...

Luca said...

Personally, ive never been able to afford a VOD release but I still like that Frank can unearth some things. Mors Mea has always been a class act in my experiences. Anyway, If you dig SB I suggest listening to Châtiment Circonflexe

Gabe H Coud said...

Bence, you sound like a tremendous boy-molesting fruit. You prancing La La homo man

Tim 'Space Debris' said...

i'm sure Gen P loved his folk like Dr Strangely Strange and the like. I'm sure that's how I discovered them. Then again I dunno coz me braine wont recall all me useless trivia with much clarity anymore & I don't even have alcohol brain injury plus i'm not even 50 and not even a druggie or brain damaged. I know dissappointing right!

Gen wouldn't even get a gig on the ladies rowing team at the Polk City Senior Citizen centre in Florida today if he was alive and lived in Florida.

He would have been the coxwain anyway so he probably could have just dressed in man drag and joined the mens team with birth certificate in hand of course!

Tim 'Space Debris' said...

Hi Jonny been a while. Alright?

Just saw Bence's words!!!

Best fun I've had in weeks. What's he on aboot?

I only understand humans born pre 1990 and post 2010!

I think Bence has gone off to 4Chan for more civilised discourse with his generation whatever he said. Seriously are people identifying as their slotted generation name? That sounds like a bit shit and why you wanna id with those born around you? Nonsensical generational attitude man. DOES THIS NOW MAKE ME CHARACTER IN CLERKS? AWW NO WHAT A SHIT STEREOTYPLE. Douglas Coupland has cloned me and made millions just like me!

Bence you may as well lob off a ball too and chuck it in the river with your forgone generational future happiness of fun!

I'm sure he now is listening to the trance version of Remove Kebaab in utopia heaven of his generational groop. aww milk and cookies.

Oh dear "can we get some humour in here!

I SAID "CAN WE GET SOME HUMOUR IN HERE!"