Saturday, August 04, 2007

V/A Anthems LP


An interesting compilation of international experimental bands who were asked to bring a version of their national anthem. Some of them are not the real ones. Spirocheta Pergoli brings a version of Liberia and 001011011100...Cancer one of Naon, although I never heard of that country.
Merzbow is quite different here than their usual noise assaults. Olho Seco is a Brazilian raw punk band and Prhemm brings a mix of the USA hymn and the URSS one. There was still a cold war going on.
The Trax label was run by Vittore Baroni, Piermario Ciani and Massimo Giacon and released besides a few records also some cassettes, audiomagazines and comics, but also organized exhibitions.
Another compilation album can be found on Mutant Sounds here.

PS: forgot to include a cover scan so I posted a larger one as usual.

V/A Anthems LP (Trax-TRAX 0983-1983)
1. Naif Orchestra - Fratelli D'Italia
2. Défecit Des Années Antérieures - La Marseillaise
3. P16. D4. - Aktion: Leer. Korn: Bier
4. Van Kaye & Ignit - Wilhelmus Part 1
5. Van Kaye & Ignit - Wilhelmus Part 2
6. Renaldo And The Loaf - Then At Iona Lanthem
7. No Night Sweats - The Gundagai Coolabah
8. Merzbow - Kimigayo
9. Olho Seco - Botas, Fuzis, Capacetes
10. Spirocheta Pergoli - Munrovia Sunrise
11. 001011011100...Cancer - Hodors Walley
12. Prhemm - UrsSA

Anthems

7 comments:

433 RPM said...

fantastisch!

x

-sto said...

quite a gem and a welcome dive into my own record shelf :-) the renaldo & the loaf track is the best thing they ever did (in my ears)

Segraren från Golgata said...

Absolutely great! Thanx for sharing.

Been looking for this one for years.

Just a note: Merzbow is not "them", he's just one guy (one rare occasions with some extra staff, but not during this time period ('82-'83).

Curious Guy said...

Shared with pleasure.
Merzbow on this recording was Masami Akita and H. Kawagishi who played guitar, bass, organ, synth and pipe.

zyklon-boy said...

thanks a lot for this lp!

ps. Naon was an imaginary country created by the guys of Great Complotto
http://www.thegreatcomplotto.it/naon.htm

Anonymous said...

Thank you much! Do someone have "Anthems 2" by same label? It would be nice to hear too.

Curious Guy said...

Anthems 2 is the cassette version of this album with extra tracks. Don't have it sorry. Trax cassettes are extremely rare.