Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Loved One - The Radio Fantazias CD

2nd in a series of The Loved One reissues.
'The Radio Fantazias' collects the latest works of Dryden Hawkins and Zeb Yek, originally released/recorded in 1994. This album collects 8 pieces with the same title. This is The Loved One at their most experimental.

All of the Radio Fantazias were composed from one set of shortwave radio passes recorded from 1981 to 1986. These electronic variations were composed using the shortwave as the only source material.

You can hear snippets of the tracks on the Metaphon homepage.
Those interested in ordering a copy,  can order one at Edit House.
Thanks to Dryden for sending me a copy.  Hopefully the other reissues won't take that long but I guess Dryden is busy with a lot of other things!

Friday, November 01, 2013

The Harrow - s/t EP

Great female-fronted cold wave postpunk band from Brooklyn. Two members were in Revel Hotel before.. One of them is Frankie Deserto AKA Frankie Teardrop of the Systems Of Romance blog. He was also a member of Dream Affair and The Funeral Crashers. Another wellknown member is Greg Fasolino of 80's goth band The Naked And The Dead and later in Bell Hollow.
No free download as requested by the band but you can check stream/download on the Function Operate bandcamp page.
This EP is a cassette-only release. Be sure to check other stuff on Function Operate as well.

The Harrow Bandcamp

Friday, September 27, 2013

Schröttersburg - Demo 2013

Got a mail from Michal out of Poland to promote his band Schröttersburg. He describes their sound as a mix of postpunk and noiserock. Cool stuff.
As there are no new posts planned with older stuff, I can as well post some new, interesting bands that somehow fit with the music posted here before.

Schröttersburg site

Listen on Bandcamp


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Survival - Civil War Tape

Normally I don't plug new bands or new releases here but I'm making an exception as Alex of Survival wrote me that the music posted on my blog is a big influence/inspiration for the music he makes with Survival.
Survival are from NY and recorded this demo as well as a split tape with fellow dark punkers Anasazi (who have two 7"s out on Sacred Bones and Toxic State, as well as some tapes on their own).
Cool female vocals, eerie guitar , somber keyboards and a drumcomputer. It has a bit of a more coldwave sound than most of the new dark punk bands. Hopefully we"ll see some vinyl release in the near future.
You can get the tape from Burn Books or Inflammable Material.
For fans of Blue Cross, Anasazi, Belgrado, Bellicose Minds, Arctic Flowers, Crimson Scarlet, ...

Civil War

All tracks can be heard on Youtube as well:

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Vazz - Chronoillogical CD

Forced Nostalgia will release a discography CD of Vazz. It will be out next month but you can already pre-order a copy. I posted the records of Vazz before so for those who like the band can get an official CD now. The CD also includes the 'Whisper Not' tracks previously released on tape-only and reissued on Forced Nostalgia as a vinyl split album.

More info:
Listen (excerpts):

About re-ups

From time to time I get questions to re-up files. As stated before, I have no access to my external hard drive from my very old PC. The good news is that the HD still works as a friend checked it on his laptop. But there are files damaged so that scares me a bit.
I can probably get a 5-years old laptop for free very soon so I can re-up files again. Just need money to buy a new laptop myself.
So please have patience when asking for new links. Also would like to let you know that I'm not going to re-up files endlessly. This blog is probably going in hiatus by the end of the year as I don't have any stuff to post for the moment and lost the drive for it as well.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Þeyr - As Above LP / The Fourth Reich 12"

Got a mail a few weeks ago asking me if I had some records of  Þeyr.
So here are both records I own of them. Both were released in the UK as well on Shout. They are the easiest to find although still pretty hard to find.
Þeyr existed from 1980 to 1983 and are one of the better known postpunk bands from Iceland. Their discography includes two albums and four singles & EPs.
The 'As Above' LP looks similar to the 'Mjötviður  Mær' LP but has a different tracklisting as well as English lyrics. 'Homo Gestalt' is also known as 'Life Transmission' (released as 7"), an ode to Ian Curtis.
The 'The Fourth Reich' 12" was the band's second to last release and show the hardest side of the band.
My copy of the 12" is the Icelandic version.As stated, also released on Shout with different artwork.
A bit of scuffing noise on side A of the 'As Above' album which I couldn't remove.

As Above LP (Shout-LX 001-1982)
1. Homo Gestalt
2. Killer Boogie
3. Dead/Undead
4. Wolf
5. Technologos
6. Poème
7. Current
8. Rudolf
9. AreYou Still There
10. Enough
11. Shout
12. Mjötviður 

As Above - 320

As Above - FLAC - Side A

As Above - FLAC - Side B

The Fourth Reich 12" (Mjöt-MJÖT 1-1982)
1. Public
2. Metamorphosis
3. Zen
4. Blood

The Fourth Reich - 320

The Fourth Reich - FLAC

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Darkness & Jive - The Singles

Never seen a post on this Newcastle band. Darkness & Jive started in 1981 and lasted for about 7 years. It seems that the band is active again these days.
Collected here are the three singles the band released. The first two were released on wellknown indie label Red Rhino. The last one was on a small label called Floating World (only 3 releases; also 7"s of Tralala and Pasha).
Darkness & Jive also did 2 Peel sessions which can be found on CDBaby (and other download sites). Their 'lost' album 'Rebellion And Romance' can be found there as well. Personally not too fond of their later stuff.
The band had a wild, raw side as well as a more softer, tender side. 'Hooked On You' shows the softer side of the band. The other songs are way more frenetic and more my cup of decaf.
My copy of the 'Jigsaw' 7" doesn't come with a sleeve so I took those from the band's website.
Another great song 'Death In Venice' appears on the 'Better Than A Poke In The Eye' comp. 7".

Hooked On You 7" (Red Rhino-RED 21-1982)
1. Hooked On You
2. Tarzan

Furnace 7" (Red Rhino-RED 27-1983)
1. Furnace
2. Guys & Dolls

Jigsaw 7" (Floating World-FLOAT 3-1985)
1. Jigsaw
2. Victims

D&J (320)


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Glorious Din - Leading Stolen Horses LP

Got a request to post the first album of Glorious Din. Previously posted on the dormant Fritz Die Spinne blog more than 5 years ago but the link is dead. Ripped my own copy. Worth to re-post I guess.
Really great postpunk sound on this album. Eric Cope has a similar voice as Ian Curtis.
For more info and comments of ex-members, I direct you to the original post on Fritz Die Spinne. They were talking of compiling and reissuing Glorious Din material but nothing happened yet.
An early version of 'Water From The Temple' and an unreleased elsewhere track can be found on the 'Numb Tongue No Taste' comp. tape.

Leading Stolen Horses LP (Insight-R 41585-1985)
1. Tenement Roofs
2. Pallet On The Floor
3. Arrival
4. Cello Tape
5. Sixth Pillar
6. Leading Stolen Horses
7. Water From The Temple
8. Insects

Leading Stolen Horses (320)

Leading Stolen Horses (FLAC)