From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Recorded live on KZSC, this is indeed a trip -- an audio excursion par excellence. A bit of a different sound from Allegory Chapel. Well worth the journey. Come on along".
The pure sound of eighties home-made industrial music...
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "2 cuts on this tape, each encompassing 1 side. Loops set the tone, as other sounds, both musical and non-musical, shift in and out of the mix. A broken player piano perhaps or perhaps it's the piano player who's broken. Minoy meets The Haters and more".
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "BCO kicks in with their 2nd SOP release. One of my favourite bands working these days. Someone oughta give these guys a record contract. They clang, bang and loop their way into your heart and mind. Once there, you're hooked for life. And this tape is another injection. Make your score".
A1. Mile After Mile (6:39)
A2. Lottery (4:25)
A3. Another Harmless Formula (18:23)
B1. Dragon Lady Wedding (10:37)
B2. Headache (14:26)
B3. Another Mile (5:27)
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Liquid Lysergic Leper from Indiana plays music for the psychedelic and psychotic. I think he sums this tape up best with his song, "My Brain Was Burning Badly" -- I think yours will be too".
A1. Fragments From The Semi Structure (1:29)
A2. Liquid Lysergic Leper (1:59)
A3. Ancient Poem For The Stoned Age (5:06)
A4. Assault Of The Rotation Craft (2:31)
A5. Swamp (1:11)
A6. Variations Of 6 On 4 (4:24)
A7. He Tried To Wear His What? (2:50)
A8. Sunrise At The Ruins (3:07)
A9. Safe Dreams On A Scaffold (3:59)
A10. From The Center Somewhere (2:08)
A11. A Lunar Theme In Passing (1:53)
B1. Halls Of The Static King (5:28)
B2. Clattering Of Pure Guitar Compost (2:09)
B3. Comeback Baby My Heart's In Your Hand (And I'm Bleeding On Your Carpet) (3:32)
B4. Clipped Wing (3:40)
B5. Ritual At Mound (1:42)
B6. Archaic (4:51)
B7. My Brain Was Burning Badly (2:22)
B8. Orwat (7:04)
One of the first cassettes by legendary Doug Walker's space rock band Alien Planetscapes, before Carl Howard and Al Margolis join in.
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Doug Walker's Alien Planetscapes land on SOP. Electronic music that cooks -- not the boring "New Age" junk, but picking up where Hawkind (in its "spacier" moments) left off. Two side-long pieces that take you on a journey and then drop you off back home... where there are still Children Of Slaves".
Second collaboration cassette between Al Margolis and David Prescott, featuring Adam Bohman.
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Second As If² Bwana release. Side one is percussion, vocals and synth - everything processed and reprocessed in a slowly building piece. Side 2 finds Rich Clark's computer speaking to us (and with us) along with processed tapes of a mutant trumpet and mutated computer".
Side B has been rereleased on "Reefer" CDr, that is available for free download here.
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Two half hour pieces on this tape. "Loop De Loop" is 54 loops of one sampled sound progressing towards orchestral dimensions. "Organ Life" is 7 different organ sounds playing 7 different chords. Headache inducing (hopefully)".
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Well, for the 100th SOP release it's - If, Bwana. Oh hell what can I say - this is me - a bit of a different direction - and pretty damn hot. Buy it".
A1. Watery One (5:09)
A2. They Call Me 'Bwana' (3:20)
A3. The Sleepwalkers (4:48)
A4. Bleeding At Limelight (6:09)
A5. Summers Holiday (4:37)
B1. Untitled #651 (6:03)
B2. What Martin ET (2:49)
B3. Fifth At Five (2:58)
B4. Jaws Of Hell (5:16)
B5. Not Wanted (6:08)
B6. This Means You (3:15)
If, Bwana is the musical project of Sound Of Pig Music owner, Al Margolis. "Beware The Sleeping Squid" is one of his first tapes.
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Well, after a couple of years on Cause & Effect, this tape is now on SOP. Dark, mysterious and alien (to borrow a paraphrase). For those who dig Bwana -- and beyond".
A1. "The Sound Of..." (2:52)
A2. The Beyond Is Not Happy (3:52)
A3. The Great Khan's Atlas (3:50)
A4. An Acceptable Level Of Violence (6:13)
A5. Eusapia (3:52)
A6. Invisible Cities (3:56)
A7. Blood Lines Last Forever (4:20)
A8. Beware The Sleeping Squid (2:28)
B. The Depth Of Silence (30:14)
A1. Electric Impulses From The Cerebrum - Tribute To The Beatles
A2. Arvid Tuba - Like Warm Saliva
A3. Arvid Tuba - Moralpisser
A4. Swimming Behavior Of The Human Infant - Punkt Rot Flieger Punkt Rot
A5. Cool And The Clones - Tuner
A6. Cool And The Clones - Mumps
A7. Big City Orchestra - Making A Living As A Musician
A8. VOXnihil - Kulturriss
A9. Due Process - Beethoven
B1. Zombies Under Stress - Naar Het Licht
B2. Zombies Under Stress - Fill Up The Void
B3. Theatre Of Ice - Miron
B4. Roberta Eklund - Chastised Eulogy
B5. Victor/Im - Nein
B6. L'Akstremauncio - Aurt D'Autizma
B7. H.J. Freezen - Bullring In Your Nose
B8. Building Balanced Children - Excerpt
A1. Costes Cassette - Dupont Dreams
A2. The Ascetic Force - Somewhere
A3. Chris Gross - Tulpa
A4. Joe Humble - Memory By Product
A5. Joe Humble - The Domain
A6. Linea Tactica - Discorcion En Distorsion De Disociacion Para Disociar
A7. Swine Bolt #45 - Untitled
A8. The Arms Of Someone New - Actor On The Wall
A9. Zusammenwachsen - Z (Excerpt)
B1. Mental Anguish - Neon Dilemna
B2. Donald Campau - Same Time Next Channel
B3. Faded Glory - Blood Ice Cream
B4. Catharsist - Reflected Memories
B5. Pointless - Something To Look Up To
B6. Bogart - Dischoir
B7. Didier Moulinier - Helena (III)
B8. P.S. Bingo - Drive (Excerpt)
A1. Croiners - From "A Sample Of Croiners"
A2. Dennis Carleton - From "Color With Crayons" 1
A3. Dennis Carleton - From "Color With Crayons" 2
A4. Big City Orchestra - From "Number 5"
A5. Algebra Suicide - Connoisseurs Of Lightning
A6. Algebra Suicide - Father's By The Door
A7. Maniacs - Vietnam
A8. Pascal Massun - Flight To Barnard Star (Excerpt)
B1. Human Flesh - Can I Kiss You (27th Human Attempt)
B2. Solomonoff & Von Hoffmannstahl - The High And The Mighty
B3. Famlende Forsøk - Belzebub/Amerika
B4. Industrial Sponge - Boom Dark
B5. Industrial Sponge - Monsters In My Head
B6. Theatre Of Ice - Oblivion
B7. Theatre Of Ice - It's All Over Now
B8. Absolute Body Control - So Obvious - Sister Ray (Live)
B9. Seiei Jack - Excerpt
B10. The Haints - Haint House (Excerpt)
A1. Room 291 - Veldt
A2. No Unauthorized - Amour Funebre
A3. Monochrome Bleu - Waving Legs Of An Infinite Number Of Funk Junks
A4. Le Syndicat - Excerpt
A5. Psyclones - Deaf And Dumb / 1234! / Animal Rights
B1. Skoptzies - Dirty Demon
B2. Blackhouse - Rhythmus
B3. Voigt Kampff - One Day In Oulan-Bathor
B4. Josef K. Noyce - Tausende Schnitte (Excerpt)
B5. Minoy - Ethiopia
A1. Ken Clinger - Hello
A2. Ken Clinger - Meeting Of Minds
A3. Zanstones - The Sixth Sence
A4. Zanstones - Bob High Bob Low
A5. Problemist - America In Grave Danger
A6. Problemist - Platform
A7. Die Desultorische Detonation KG - Frustration (Excerpt)
A8. DZ Lectric & Anthon Shield - Nagual
B1. Mystery Hearsay - In Tide
B2. Mystery Hearsay - Out Tide
B3. Schlafengarten - Anxious
B4. Bocal 5 - Funky Cat
B5. Bocal 5 - Aimer
B6. Ceramic Madonna Head - Another Century
B7. If, Bwana - Tiny Bladders
B8. Der Akteur - Inside McDonalds
B9. The Sonic Excorcists - Journey To Big Browser (Excerpt)
From mid-eighties to mid-nineties, there were three major cassette labels of post-industrial and experimental musics in the US : Audiofile Tapes, Harsh Reality Music and Sound Of Pig Music. During that period, Al Margolis released more than 300 cassettes of underground music and was considered "the cassette godfather", as stated on Hal McGee's Electronic Cottage #1 cover (although the two other mentioned labels have released the same - Harsh Reality Music - or nearly the same - Audiofile Tapes - amount of tapes). You can read an interview of Al Margolis about Sound Of Pig Music here.
During the last months, I've been collecting MP3s of Sound Of Pig Music cassettes, and I'm gonna share some of them.
That cassette was part of a series of "national" compilations released by excellent US cassette label Harsh Reality Music.
Download as well The Netherlands and Spain.
A1. X-Ray Pop - Touf Touf (3:23)
A2. Aehos - Rectitude No. 4 (12:52)
A3. Brume - Panzerfaust 3 (3:50)
A4. La Sonorité Jaune - Reha (3:12)
A5. Sempiternels - L'Annunciation (Du Vide) (7:28)
A6. Betrayal - Mauri (5:18)
A7. Vox Populi! - Let Us Get Higher (8:02)
A8. Hänzel & Gretzel - C'Est Le Père Sadique (1:53)
A9. Hänzel & Gretzel - Teutir Spregue (1:09)
B1. M. Nomized - The Girl In The Sweating Room (4:33)
B2. Das Synthetische Mischgewebe - Bloody Slime, Significant Symbol For The Force Of Tedious Habits (12:28)
B3. Costes - Fart In My Face (2:14)
B4. Bernard Donzel-Gargand & Philippe Moënne-Loccoz - Cellules (7:28)
B5. Totentanz - Future Prospects (4:33)
B6. RWA - Jesus Trash Can (2:48)
B7. Alain Basso - Poussières Dans L'Extase (4:04)
B8. X Non X - Loiseau Malade (2:18)
B9. Nos Yeux Aveugles - Z.T.T.01 (7:00)
I usually try my best not to post anything that was posted elsewhere before. That wonderful "F-rants" compilation of french artists, put together by Pascal Dauzier, was recently posted here, but my rip was ready to close the S.J. Organisation series... So here it is.
A1. The Grief - Automatic Piece (6:04)
A2. Lieutenant Caramel - Donald Au Moyen Age (5:59)
A3. La Sonorité Jaune - Hilessia (3:22)
A4. Cri Primal - Untitled (3:54)
A5. La Destination - Diaspora (6:20)
A6. S.T.P.O. - Idol (Live) (1:04)
A7. Le Syndicat - Presque (6:54)
A8. Galeshka Moravioff - Untitled (5:04)
A9. Élève Modèle - The Big Baboon By The Light Of The Moon (3:56)
B1. Étant Donnés - Mes Yeux Clos, C'Est Mon Coeur Entre Tes Mains (6:50)
B2. Orient Express - L'Offrande A Itzpapalotl (Live) (4:58)
B3. Pacific 231 - Mahol (2:01)
B4. S.T.P.O. - Non (Live) (1:12)
B5. Jérôme Noettinger - Le Macheur De Verre (8:15)
B6. Anne Gillis - Wohohin (3:33)
B7. Dreaming With Vox Populi - Luna Plexus (6:05)
B8. Pierre Perret - Excerpt From "Gaia, La Terre" (4:48)
B9. Aversion Sonore - Lai (6:57)
A1. The Chess Of Death (3:59)
A2. Tribal Moment (4:13)
A3. Shema Yisrael (2:46)
A4. Tisha B'Ov (1:39)
A5. Torture (0:39)
A6. I Hate Politics (4:38)
A7. L'Orage (4:52)
A8. Zoolologie (2:05)
A9. Rhone Poulenc (3:18)
A10. You ! Yes You (2:17)
B1. Le Peuple Révolutionnaire (1:11)
B2. Le Sang (4:39)
B3. Stalingrad In Blue (3:49)
B4. La Vie En Rose (3:40)
B5. Shall Be Free (3:29)
B6. Numéro 6 (4:29)
B7. Zyklon B (3:07)
B8. Le Retour D'Edgar Le Scieur (5:55)
"Psycodrama are two beerbellied, bearded men who long ago went to art school and then went on to Virginia, where they “died.” Listening to their music—a cat wailing over disco beats and songs about Jesus and asses (sticking cocks up them and poop coming out of them)—is for me like looking in a mirror, if only I were a redneck homosexual in my thirties. I write them a fan letter—their only one, I believe, and they immediately invite me to join the troupe. I spend my eighteenth birthday with Gator and Bubba (Brett and Jim) in Virginia making a video where we all eat bacon and sausage and drink whiskey at a restaurant called Grandma’s, and laugh about terrible things until I think I’m going to be sick. And then they drive me around the hills of Virginia drunk, talking over and over about “twee” instead of “three” (I don’t get it, but it cracks both of them up every single time) and their plans to beat up our friend Wha whose mother did heroin so he has very long arms and very tiny legs and their next tape which they will call Nigger. They swerve all over the gravelly road until I’m so scared I start crying. On the train home the next day, I feel like I hate them, but a letter from Brett explaining that what they did to me was “theatre” convinces me that I got what I claimed to want. My favourite authors (all stolen from Andrew) theorize on terror and absurdity, but it was my drive with the hairy, horrible men through the backwoods that was fast and real, with taste (the bacon and sausage kept coming back up) and touch and sound. Suckdog are feral. Psycodrama—the way they play with racism, sexism and homophobia—are more seasoned, more dangerous. I want in." (Lisa Crystal Carver, Drugs are nice, London, Snowbooks, 2006, p. 58-59)
If you want to listen and learn more about mysterious, provocative and crazy act Psycodrama - Costes US alter ego and collaborators -, please go there and there.
A1. Two Witnesses - Only Love (2:20)
A2. Tzilenda Kopfdachtung - Tribut-Tot (4:00)
A3. Pietro Insipido - Remember (4:09)
A4. A.I.Z - La Purge (5:08)
A5. Controlled Bleeding - Body Bags (6:17)
A6. Arnovah - Symetrical Segments (4:44)
A7. Stenka Bazin - La Conscience Immolée (6:48)
A8. S-Ink - Monument (3:24)
A9. Vivenza - Unité Objective (Principe Conducteur) (5:00)
A10. Urbain Autopsy - Overload System (3:37)
B1. Schlafengarten - Looking Glas (2:46)
B2. Moly - Val De Travers (3:46)
B3. Mystery Hearsay - Sunrise In Disguise (7:04)
B4. Ampzilla's Delight - Mindscape (3:50)
B5. Alain Basso - Parliures Et Aveuglements / Les Murmures Du Moribond (3:55)
B6. Controlled Bleeding - Trunk Time (3:35)
B7. Yves Mo - Ecouter Strauss Sous La Douche (2:22)
B8. Mystery Hearsay - Plumtree Spiral (7:19)
B9. Yves Mo - La Femme Est Merveille (3:28)
B10. Société Musicale Marine - Chat De Printemps (6:21)
C. Big City Orchestra - Orange Is The Color Of My True Love Eyes (3:58)
D. La Sonorité Jaune - My Dreams Collapse In The Orange Landscape (Excerpt) (3:29)
From Le Syndicat website :
"Due to a painful experience of censorship at the festival of new music DMA2 in Bordeaux (France), Le Syndicat decided to build his personal sound system.
Zorïn immerses himself in electronics and starts constructing "The MATRIX" : the electro metallic material intended to be used at the live appearances of Le Syndicat.
It is about an armada of objects over amplified by contact microphones, often discovered in the belly of a trashcan and designed to the manner of dangerous weapons : Low Tech electronic instruments, walkmans, multitrack tape recorders to cassettes used at the same time as samplers and mixing tables, racks of preamplifiers, distorters, ring modulators, delays. 800 meters of cables concentrated on 5 square meters.
The goal of the system was to be able to react as quickly as possible to everything that all other operator porduces. What they named "The reflex piloting", something that holds as much the fight sports or the instinctive monitoring of the other. This live version of Le Syndicat conceived by Zorïn became naturally his thing in 1986 : The bruitiste ensemble (Noisecraft band) ENTRE VIFS".
From inner sleeve :
"We began to build our Noise Complex (generators, switches, intermodulations, mixing) in 1985.
Our Sessions or Training meetings started in early 1986. Some were performed in front of a few selected listeners.
These live excerpts were recorded at our Noisecraft Workshop, Enghien (France).
The instruments used on these tracks are : the Rumbler, the Shriller, the Harrow, the Smashers, the Cracklers, the Screecher, the Rails.
Our voices are picked up by Laryngophones and processed by various distortion units".
From Empty Records website : "This concept album is the only vinyl release this Nürnberg band ever released, and is based upon an obscure story by H.G. Wells. Musically, these nine tracks are somewhere between soft industrial and guitar based new wave".
A1. Instantaneously Drown (6:04)
A2. Eastward Slip (4:22)
A3. The One-Eyed King (4:36)
A4. Zwischen Knochenrissen I (3:07)
A5. A Great Big Kiss (4:52)
B1. Sacrifice For Love (4:53)
B2. A Man Is Close To Nothing (8:30)
B3. Zwischen Knochenrissen II (5:14)
B4. Blue Deepening Into Purple (3:28)
That "Spellbondage" cassette version includes two tracks that are not on the LP version.
On both cassette and LP covers, John Zewizz used pictures of Debbie Jaffe (Master/Slave Relationship) without her consent. Debbie addressed that issue in the 1991 interview I've posted.
Find more Sleep Chamber rarities here and here.
A1. Site Ov Pain, Site Ov Pleasure (7:29)
A2. Odoratus Sexualis (6:13)
A3. Kiss The Whip (6:02)
A4. The Nun (Fetish Convent) (4:19)
A5. Spellbondage (Soundtrack Excerpt) (3:23)
B1. Extreme Unction (6:43)
B2. Femme Fatale (3:23)
B3. Vortex (7:06)
B4. Thee Unforgiven (3:12)
B5. Finger On The Trigger (8:50)
That exclusive interview was recorded in 1991 by Debbie Jaffe, aka Master/Slave Relationship, after the brilliant "Being Led Around By The Tongue" CD was released.
Those who are interested in the history of Debbie's earliest artistic and musical efforts with Hal McGee, with whom she has been making music in the duo Viscera and has been running the Cause & Effect label, should certainly listen to issues #11 an #12 of Hal's podcast "Homemade Alien Music".
Most MSR releases can be purchased on MSR website.
According to her MySpace, Debbie is recording new music. A short but exquisite new MSR track, "Give", the first musical recording Debbie has done in a decade, has recently been released on "Dictaphonia Microcassette Compilation Volume 3".
That CD was recorded live at Link's Hall, Chicago, April 19th 1988, by infamous minimalist pop duo Algebra Suicide, formed by Don Hedeker and the late Lydia Tomkiw (1959-2007).
You can read here a comment by Don Hedeker about that CD. And a nice tribute to Lydia here.
1. Cerebral Dance
2. Waiting For Delmore
3. In Bed With Boys
4. No Action
5. Verbal Blunder
9. Tuesday Tastes Good
10. Mantic Sway Set #2
11. True Romance At The World's Fair
12. Sub Rosa
13. Let's Transact
14. Heat Wave
15. Friendly Manifesto
16. Connoisseurs Of Lightning
17. An Explanation For That Flock Of Crows
18. Tractor Pull
20. Please Respect Our Decadence
21. Little Dead Bodies
22. Amusing One's Self
23. Somewhat Bleecker Street
A1. Traxx - Venecreator
A2. Bambix - Painted Noses
A3. White House White - The Image Creator
A4. Frontline Assembly - Resuraction
A5. Vomito Negro - The Man Factory
A6. Danton's Voice - Oriëntal
B1. Absolute Body Control - Slow Action
B2. M.I. 5 - Last Moments
B3. Blue Garden - Red Jungle
B4. The Force Dimension - Attenzione Prego!
B5. Unknown European Group - Fucking Dog Johnny
B6. De Fabriek - Corpusnow Callosumball
B7. Suicide Commando - Industrial Underground
I've found that link in a comment of a post on The Thing On The Doorstep. I thought it deserved a greater exposition, so here it is !
A1. White House White - Jungle Emotions
A2. Absolute Body Control - Car Fever
A3. Vita Noctis - She Likes Me
A4. Schicksal - Body Beat
A5. Nightmare Reality - The Cage
B1. Somnambulist - The Seaman's Imagined Fish
B2. Private Image - The Game
B3. The French Park - The Turn Of A Card
B4. Cross Arc. - Take This Day Away
B5. Deliens Roger - Falling Rain
B6. Private Image - This Belongs To Your Show
Mission Papua Holland was a band including two main members, Jasper Frenken and Mark Van Gelder, as well as a records and tapes label. They relased three LPs in 1987. The first one, "June 87", was a great LP of minimal electronic music. The second one is that strange "Love You Baby" LP, more conventionally "musical" than "June 87". And the third one was Roderik Henderson "Generated Progression" LP, a good record of percussive ambient music.
Get some Mission Papua Holland tapes as well here : 2 Corridor Le Chevre D'Or Rex Nura Son Geng Sweet Sixteen
A1. Presence Dub
A2. Uncle Gangster
A3. Kickin' Door
B2. Sammy Summer
B3. Ten Minutes At The Border
B4. The E.B.
A1. Denier Du Culte - A Tire Larigot
A2. Urbain Autopsy - To The Garden
A3. Axis Mixor - Acid Lyrique
A4. Cripure S.A. - Perte Des Sens I & II
A5. La Nomenklatur - TPE
A6. Minamata - Niigata
A7. Stenka Bazin - Malus
B1. Die Form - Uns Kill
B2. Scopul Hydre - Extra Son's
B3. DZ Lectric & Anthon Shield - Danse Rituelle Noire
B4. Arnovah - Shuffle Flam
B5. Moïra XII - Purgatoire
B6. Philippe Blanchard - Friend Cheap
B7. Kora - Rock Bi Ba