Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mika Vainio & Lucio Capece - Trahnie (2009)

Electro-acoustic? Free jazz? Noise? Glitch? Drone? I guess it's a bit of all. Features a magnificently manipulated sax, droning soundscapes, and distorted outbursts.

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Coil - Horse Rotorvator (1988, FLAC & mp3)

Everyone should have this already, but I was asked to upload it. Ranks among Coil's best albums. Enjoy your FLAC.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Disc - GaijinCD4 (1998, FLAC & mp3)

"Glitch? Oh well I do quite enjoy the pleasant melodious Kashiwa Daisuke ^^"... NO, this is GLITCH. The stuff that could make someone go "oh shooks, the cd is broken".

Even though never really particularly distorted, it is very dissonant and makes little musical sense enough for me to actually call it noise.

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I'll also recommend another album by them entitled brave2ep, I'm not sure which one I enjoy the most, they're both great. It's available from here.

Time to Burn - Starting Point (2005)

Uploaded this for my friend who couldn't find it, and well, I thought I might just put it out there for everyone.

I haven't listened to this one yet so it could be complete shite but I did enjoy their most recent album entitled which is decent, available from here.

Ignore the genre he put on it, it's actually Post-Hardcore/Sludge (fuck yeah capitalize genres) something.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Incapacitants - As Loud As Possible (1995) [FLAC/V0]

Noise is probably the form of music where you'd most definitely want it in FLAC. Where as "normal" music don't use the extreme frequency spectra to an especial degree, which happens to be where mp3 lowers the definition in order to compress, noise most certainly does and intentionally, or perhaps intentionally unintentional as would be the case with these. This is one of my favorites by Incapacitants. An essential album. Sketches toward "pure" noise.  


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BBBlood - BBBlood (2009)

20 minutes of chaotic noise experiments from British project BBBlood.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ground Zero - Revolutionary Pekinese Opera [Ver.1.28] (1996, FLAC & mp3)

Features like a billion of japanese/east asian samples, I can't udnerstand what's being said, but a Japanese woman once said "vibrator", I could understand that much. The best way to describe it is perhaps to call it "avant-garde jazz", very random, but also stays focused at times, so it's more in doses and processable. Has some mind-exploding noise bursts as well.

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Keiji Haino With Boris - Black: Implication Flooding (1998)

Uploaded for my silly friend who doesn't have this already. It's more a Keiji Haino album than it is a Boris album.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Galax - Never Ending Space Trackin' (2007)

A very playful psychedelic, spacey, drone-ambient album, composed mainly of a bunch of manipulated delay, from guitars and whatnots. Though the actual instruments are never really what confronts you about it, they are instead somewhat pushed back to a background. Rarely ventures into more distorted drones, but it's there. In the end not a masterpiece but certainly fun.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Astromero - Astromero (2005)

A spacey drone/noise/industrial album. Varies between realms. Sometimes leans more towards sound manipulation, sometimes towards the more distorted and sometimes towards droning soundscapes. Yet they are all an integral and constant part of the overall picture portrayed.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Steve Roden - Crop Circles (1997, flac & mp3)

CROP CIRCLES seems at first impression to be very flat just random repetitive crackling. But turn up the volume and eventually what reveals itself is a very opressive and claustrophobic soundscape. Seemingly repetitive but constantly morphing. Made only with a microphone and a speaker. Steve Roden is famous for coining the term "lowercase" to describe his music. Lowercase music is composed of sounds normally inaccessible to the human ear, such as the sound of plants growing or underground ant colony chambers, these are amplified to a hearable level.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Jon Hassell - Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street (2009)

His new album, on ECM (gotta love ECM). This album is a lot darker and slower than it's predecessor (which I coincidentially posted here just a few days ago), takes a more noir approach and is inspired by world music to a much lesser extent.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Incapacitants - Box Is Stupid (2009)

Another box? This time, it's 10 discs, 8 hours and 15 minutes of noise. Remastered versions of previously released cassettes from 93-97. Fuck yes Incapacitants are awesome.

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11 parts. That's a new record. Well, the Henry Cow one is technically 14 parts if you want to download the whole set but I split that one up in volumes so that doesn't really count, it would probably have been like 8 or 9 parts if I had not split it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set (2009)

Fuck yes, you heard me, another box set. This one is from avant-garde/progressive rock band Henry Cow. The links here are Volume 1 to 9. EXCLUDING volume 10 (a live DVD), the bonus CD as well as the subscriber exclusive 3rd box. Total length is roughly 8 hours and 45 minutes.

I decided to split the downloads to volumes so you don't have to download the whole box if you just want certain volumes, on the other hand this forces you to click more links if you want the whole thing, but whatever, the amount downloaded in bytes remains the same anyway.

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Box 1: The Road, Volumes 1-5

Volume 1: Beginnings
Extracts from rehearsal and other tapes from 1971-73. Tracks 1,2,5 are from rehearsal tapes, recorded by Jack Balchin before Legend. Other tracks are from various unmarked tapes, 1971-73.


Volume 2: 1974-5
A collection of live performances from 1974 and 1975. Tracks 1-5 are from an unmarked tape, 1974. Tracks 7-23 are from a concert at the Verenigingsgebouw in Halsteren, 26 September 1974, recorded by Jan Smagge on a stereo reel-to-reel. Tracks 24-32 are from a concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 8 May 1975, with live mix by Sarah Greaves.

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Volume 3: Hamburg
Recordings from the March 1976 Hamburg, Germany concert. Tracks 1-13 are from a public concert recorded for the NDR Jazz Workshop, Hamburg, 26 March 1976. Track 14 are from a concert at the Piazza Navona, Rome, 27 June 1975, mixed by Sarah Greaves. Track 15 are from a concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 8 May 1975, with live mix by Sarah Greaves.

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Volume 4 & 5: Trondheim
This is probably my favorite in the bunch. A double CD of a complete concert recorded in Trondheim, Norway in May 1976. All tracks from a cassette recording made by Henry Cow at the mixing desk at a concert at Studentersamfundet, Trondheim, 26 May 1976, mixed by Joel Schwartz

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Box 2: The Road, Volumes 5-9 (excluding the vol.10 video dvd)

Volume 6: Stockholm & Göteborg
Swedish Radio recordings of concerts performed in May 1976 in Gothenburg and May 1977 in Stockholm. Tracks 1-7 and 12-14 were recorded for Tonkraft by Sveriges Radio at a concert in Stockholm on 9 May 1977 and broadcast on 8 June and 11 June 1977; the programme producer was S. Vermalin. Track 8 was recorded for the NDR Jazz Workshop in Hamburg on 26 March 1976. Tracks 9-11 were recorded for Tonkraft by Sveriges Radio at a concert in Gothenburg on 28 May 1976 and broadcast on 14 July and 17 July 1976; the programme producer was Christer Eklund.

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Volume 7: Later and Post-Virgin
A collection of live performances from late 1976 and 1977. Tracks 1-3 were recorded on cassette from the audience at Wandsworth Town Hall, London, 13 February 1977, live mix by Jack Balchin. Track 4 was recorded on cassette from the audience at De Plek, Vlissingen, 22 May 1977, live mix by Jack Balchin. Tracks 5-7 were recorded on cassette from the audience at Salle des Fetes, Chaumont, P 25 November 1976, live mix by Jack Balchin. Tracks 8-11 were recorded on cassette from the audience at Melkweg, Amsterdam, 16 December 1977, live mix by Jack Balchin. Track 12 was from an unidentified cassette recording, probably Italy, May/June 1977.

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Volume 8: Bremen
Extracts from a Radio Bremen radio broadcast in March 1978. Recorded for New Jazz Live at a public concert at Sendesall, Studio F, Radio Bremen, 22 March 1978, produced by Bernd Meier, concert mix by Jack Balchin.

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Volume 9: Late
A collection of performances from June and July 1978, plus Henry Cow's set at the inaugural Rock in Opposition Festival in March 1978. Tracks 1-4,10 are from a source unknown, probably outdoors in Italy, June or July 1978, live concert mix by E. M. Thomas. Tracks 5-9 are from the Rock in Opposition Festival at New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London, 12 March 1978, recorded by Hasse Bruniusson of Samla Mammas Manna, live concert mix by Jack Balchin. Track 11 was recorded on cassette from the audience at Cervia, 23 July 1978, live concert mix by E. M. Thomas.


Oh wow, what a beautiful wall of text. I could've added cover art for each volume, but that would just be mean.

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Black Earth (2002)

Uploaded by request.

Extract from a review I wrote on the album ages ago:
"Long droning ambient tones immediately captivate me as I begin to listen. The funeral-paced drums sets the tempo of my breathing. The rhodes piano plays a dark melody for me, an emotional one. Bass tones sounding as if they had traveled from the most unfathomable depths of the abyss has begun to tremble me. The bass is later on played with a bow which creates what can only be described as a fearsome sound. The almost silent buzzy noise created by the brush fondling the snare is tingling my ears. Ah the sax... I don't know how long it's been playing for I have forgotten when it begun. It plays me a lonely tune. Which isn't necessarily grieving the absence of company."

A very melancholic ambient/noir jazz album. A must hear for fans of twin peaks' soundtrack.

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Nels Cline - Coward (2009)

Improvisational guitar jazz. Sometimes you feel like you've made yourself comfortable and familiar with his style only to get slapped in the face when he suddenly changes direction completely. Works a lot with analog effects.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Jon Hassell - Maarifa Street: Magic Realism Vol.2 (2005)

Combining electronically manipulated trumpet jazz with an already unique way of playing influenced by world music, Jon Hassell creates a superb atmosphere. His music truly travels in time, in both directions. This is his famous "Fourth World" style. He has also worked with Brian Eno among others.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Zu - Carboniferous (2009)

Somehow I had just missed that Zu had released a new album (or rather it had leaked) until just recently. Perhaps not a brilliant album, it's kind of corny with a mathy sound. Yet I couldn't help finding this to be very catchy while still maintaining an acceptable level of creativity and innovation. Much reminiscent of John Zorn's jazzcore-ish stuff. This album manages to travel from heavy doom metal (almost sludge) to math rock to punk jazz without creating a sense of disorientation. It is certainly not free jazz as some people seem to believe though. Stop distorting your bass and sax, I'm weak for that.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Æthenor - Faking Gold And Murder (2009)

Daniel O'Sullivan, Stephen O'Malley, Vincent de Roguin, David Tibet, Nicolas Field, Alexandre Babel and Alexander Tucker.

The music is largely based around dark ambient soundscapes, freeform percussion and David Tibet's haunting vocals. I must say it exceeded my expectations.

"Brooding, primeval, dark, alchemical epics are full of a ferocious intensity, sounding more like a starlit night being ripped open by lightning than a musical group. Intelligent and primal, like a daemonic workshop, battering up Pandemoniums and dreaming of gold and murder, Æthenor are spectacular." -David Tibet

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Stendeck - Sonnambula (2009)

It's not as good as his previous album Faces, but that one is pretty hard to top after all. This one is feels too happy at times, instead of that melancholic glory we all love in Faces.

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Natural Snow Buildings - Daughter of Darkness (2009)

Ok I realize this is starting to look like a Natural Snow Buildings fanblog, but I wanted to share their new release too. Six fucking hours of drone, listening in one sitting is a must. I won't lie, I don't recommend this to people who aren't already familiar with NSB or people with an un-trained attention span.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Natural Snow Buildings - Sung To The North (2008)

Uploaded as requested. Starts out kind of weak but the 1 hour droning track is sweet.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Entre Vifs - L'Ordre Par Le Bruit (1991)

"What is named CHAOS is a superior form of organization. We are active filters of this chaos. Our sound is generated by percussion-like impulses. Our automatisms are perversely influencing all our acts. That's why the structures which appear in our sound is inconscious to us. Our creative process being a chain of mental destructions. Our dynamics are formed by the successive births of these selfdestructions."

"Do you want to Hear some cute Pieces of Electro-acoustic Music? You just have to Listen to this Record at low Level. And thus, Castrate our Sound. It's Easy. And Innocuous. Middle-class Entertainment. But if you're not afraid to Taste real NOISE POWER, Play it at high volume only!"


So they say, so they say. Corny? Slightly, but this is one hell of a noise album. I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in dark soundscapes, sound collage, sound manipulation or walls of noise. FUCKING HATE.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Boredoms - Super Roots 10 (2009)

You can never really be sure whatever direction they might head with their super roots releases but this one manages to stay somewhat musically sane. It's basically just one track with 4 creative remixes on it. Didn't quite enjoy it as much as it's predecessor super roots 9.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

SoiSong - Soi-Jin-No-Hi [qXn948s] (2008)


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I couldn't possibly imagine how you haven't downloaded this yet. But anyway, it's another post-Coil Sleazy project, this time together with CoH. Brings two specialties together and becomes something great. Sleazy's subtle sound manipulation of the eastern trademark with CoH's rhythmic soundscapes.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Threshold HouseBoys Choir - Amulet Edition (2008, FLAC + mp3)

"Sketches towards the Soundtrack of a movie - yet to be made - about Thai Temple Tattooing"
- Amulet Edition in Sleazy's own words.

Follow-up to Coil I guess, reminiscent of later Coil stuff. Subtle, eerie, manipulated vocals etc. The genre would be something like experimental ambient. Thanks to Headphonehalo for this rec.

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