Saturday, August 29, 2009

Strahler - 2 x 12"

Here's another French band I know nothing about. This isn't some cold wave or so. Pretty heavy postpunk sound. Hard to describe.
Oddly enough, the band released 2 versions of the same record, one sung in English, the other one in German. Don't know what the purpose could be.
Well there's is a small difference on both records. Listen to the beginning of the 2nd track and you'll hear.
The English version is way harder to find than the German one.
Both 12"s were released on Contorsion, a label that also released records of Baroque Bordello, Movement, Les Provisoires, The Bonaparte's and Opéra De Nuit.
Strahler also appear on the Garage Recordse cover comp. '1966 Garage 1970' with a version of 'I Wanna Be Your Dog'.
Anyone who has more info on Strahler?

Strahler 1st 12" (Contorsion-CNT.002-1984)
1. Between Four Walls
2. A War Relation
3. A Love Murderous

Strahler 2nd 12" (Contorsion-CNT.003-1984)
1. Zwischen Vier Wanden
2. Bezug Zum Krieg
3. Mörderische Liebe


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Selenite Vox/Les Abscons - Split 10"

And here's the first release on Prinzip Products.
A pretty rare split 10" released in 1982 in an oversized fold-out sleeve.
Selenite Vox came from Le Havre and offer 4 tracks of experimental synth stuff. One of their tracks was comped on the New Wave Complex boot series.
Les Abscons were from Lyon and offer 3 tracks of experimental weirdness. As far as I know this is their only release.
The label was named after Prinzip, the person who got arrested for shooting Franz Ferdinand. The start of WWI.
I scanned the whole sleeve for your viewing pleasure.

Selenite Vox/Les Abscons - Split 10" (Prinzip Products-00100 AB-1982)
1. Selenite Vox - Les Usines
2. Selenite Vox - Sans Titre 1
3. Selenite Vox - Voix Dans Le Tunnel
4. Selenite Vox - Sans Titre 2
5. Les Abscons - Cinq Minutes Trente
6. Les Abscons - Troix Vingt Cinq
7. Les Abscons - Troix Quinze

New link!
Selenite Vox/Les Abscons

Saturday, August 15, 2009

V/A Lyon Compilation LP

Interesting document of what was going on in French city Lyon early 1983. This album compiles the 6 best young bands from the area, excluding 'Les Abscons' (they did a split 10" with Selenite Vox).
All bands recorded at the same rehearsal room on cheap recording material so don't expect high quality recordings here.
Lust Sacrifice released a 7" called 'Hearting'. International Sin released an album 'Out' in 1985 on Contorsion. Don't think the other bands released anything else.
This was the 2nd release on Prinzip Products. First one is the Selenite Vox/Les Abscons split 10" which I will post next weekend.

A few notes: both tracks of Lust Sacrifice recorded as one track.
There are 3 song titles mentioned for La Cour Des Miracles but only 2 are on the album.
At the end of side B, Baat-Baal start a 3rd song but ends abruptly.

V/A Lyon Compilation LP (Prinzip Products-00200 AF-1983)
1. Lust Sacrifice - Vision
2. Lust Sacrifice - Ghost Sailer
3. Discipline - Souvenir Of Departure
4. Discipline - Honour & Past
5. La Cour Des Miracles - La Noblesse Déchue Des Bas Quartiers
6. La Cour Des Miracles - Le Royaume Des Enfants Perdus
7. Le Pacte Noir - Vacuum
8. Le Pacte Noir - 1er Novembre
9. International Sin - The Bal
10. International Sin - White Zombie
11. Baat-Baal - Taboo Death
12. Baat-Baal - L'Art Ou Plantage

Lyon Compilation

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Academy Of Unrest - s/t 12"

3 track 12" of Academy Of Unrest. The band came from St. Helens, UK.
They also appear with one track on the 'Elegance, Charm And Deadly Danger' comp. album on Push Records in 1985.
Nice postpunk with a goth touch although nothing groundbreaking.
First release on local label Dead Fly Records, also responsible for releases of electronic-psychedelic rockers Poisoned Electrick Head.

Academy Of Unrest 12" (Dead Fly Records-ACAD 001-1985)
1. Sheol Hex
2. Rise Of Doubt
3. Hope

Academy Of Unrest