Monday, February 25, 2008

Blah Blah Blah - In the Army 7" (Absurd 1) 1979

I picked up this single at the annual WFMU record fair last year on a whim. The vocals aren't my cup of tea, but at times I find it to be humorous.

My brief comparison/review: early electronic/industrial like Throbbing Gristle/Cabaret Voltaire with less interesting programming/sequencing mixed with the aggression of a group like Whitehouse.

Cranio @ Thing on the Doorstep has posted their LP - you can find it here.

In the Army/Why Diddle?


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

V/A - Sensationnel Vol.1 Cassette (Illusion Production IP012) 1983

This is the first volume of the Sensationnel series released by Illusion Production in 1983. Volumes 2-4 of this series were posted by Mutant Sounds last year, and Volume 5 was recently
posted by Continuo.

Like all the other volumes, booklets and other inserts with contributions from the artists were included with the music. Paphio23 has provided a link to these for volume 1 here.

Standout tracks for me are the two synth pieces from Philippe Laurent, a Merzbow track with drum machines (another excellent early track), one of my favorite DDAA songs and the contributions from Rock Critics & Prince Emile de Ly (presumably Bernard C.).

The tracklist below is adapted from the discogs entry for this which appears to be incorrect. There are two tracks by Jacques & Bernard C, not one as listed there. I am only guessing that their two tracks are in succession, so there is a chance the tracklist is incorrect.

Side A:
A1 Philippe Laurent Exposition Partie 5
A2 Legendary Pink Dots, The A Day At The Dreamies
A3 P16.D4 Physisch Erschöpft
A4 Deux Pingouins 3 Essais Musicaux
A5 Kevin Harrison Signal Music And Collage
A6 Un Département Tu Veux Ma Radio
A7 Prince Emile De Ly Alaijozi Con Carmen
A8 Germain Hubert Ales Swinging Pool
A9 Jacques & Bernard C. Moiteur Tropicale
A10 Jacques & Bernard C. Humidité Urbaine
A10 Arsène Fée Merrie Melodies

Side B:
B1 Rock Critics Oasis
B2 Die Endzeitakrobaten Ein Friedhof In Zürich
B3 Ptôse Production Ecraser La Vermine
B4 Merzbow Envoise 24882
B5 DDAA Driving My Car With A Cigarette
B6 Blinddarm Intensivstation
B7 E.C.A. (3) Music Of The Deep H.P.
B8 Steven Parker To Turn In Her Girl
B9 S. Minimal Projet Drumming Animal
B10 Travis And The Nuns Reaction Overload Extrait
B11 Philippe Laurent Exposition Partie 2

Again, thanks to Mutant Sounds, Continuo & Paphio23 for the other uploads & everyone who visits here and enjoys the music. Now that I am getting settled in the very cold Twin Cities area, I hope to get back to posting regularly. I sure seem to have quite a list to begin with from previous requests...

Enjoy Side A
Enjoy Side B

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Back online and ready to post - more requests?

Greetings visitors/guests,
After a move from Virginia to Minnesota and a move to my new home, I am ready to start posting more titles. I'm at least 2-3 months behind on all the other sharing pages. Listed below are some titles I plan to post beginning this week, but I am not sure if they've already been posted by others. If anyone knows if these have already been posted, leave a comment. Feel free to post more requests as well, but limit them to cassette or vinyl releases pre-1990.

Here is what I am planning on posting:
V/A - Sensationnel Vol.1 (Illusion Production) cassette
Human Flesh - A Collection of Ambiant Music Vol.1 cassette
V/A - Insane Music for Insane People Vol.1 (and possibly a couple other volumes)
Gran Guignol LP (Pinakotheca)
Blah Blah Blah 7" (Absurd)
all three Vanity label 7"s