Tuesday, July 9, 2019

various artists- AWAITING THE DAWN (velvet empire 1998)

this compilation, like nearly everything released on Velvet Empire, was a real quality treat.
the track selection here was overwhelmingly fantastic.
the artwork was stellar (provided by brett smith of Caul), the music was excellent as well, most tracks being exclusive to this compilation. also of note: this is one of two compilations which inspired the birth of the ambient cult of jester side project Skotoma, the author of which now recognizes this track as a Skotoma piece.
additionally, cadence(an embryonic a hymn for her) makes an appearance here with an edited track (back then cds could only hold 74 minutes) which later became A Hymn for Her. i have included the original track in its entirety here as well, in the way in which it was intended, from the only cadence release on cdr from 1997 which was limited to just 25 copies. there are plans to remix and otherwise treat those old recordings for re-release with new tracks in 2009 by a hymn for her.

AWAITING THE DAWN offers a wide array of ambient and its alternate forms.
please do enjoy.


1 Caul -Silver Shining, Brightly Gleaming (3:19)

2 EnGrave -Deep Cavern Unit (7:20)

3 Cradle->Grave -You Are Of The Broadest Skies (6:14)

4 Bonescan -Doctrine Of Vanities (4:08)

5 Firmament -Forgiven Frost (7:00)

6 Thymikon -The Mystic Mother (4:29)

7 Cadence (pre-a Hymn for Her) -...Nothing (I Am Lowly)[velvet empire edit] (6:02)

8 The Reclusive Cypher -Love Of Discoveries (3:00)

9 In A Lonely Place -This Pain (3:56)

10 Steve Scott -Nervous System (4:10)

11 True Colour Of Blood -Hovering Under The Deep (5:26)

12 Caul -The Abyss Of The Infinite Light Divine (6:04)

13 Cult Of Jester(ed finkler/Skotoma)-John Carpenter (7:37)

14 Frolic -Skin (5:00)


Monday, July 8, 2019

a hymn for her - videre in somnis (2003 alOne productions)



1. a life has passed on
2. in absence of faith
3. deceptions from the ravaged heart
4. in absence of courage
5. ...ist tot.
6. a whisper (she gives to me cold answers in the snow)
7. no one will pull the trigger for you
8. the harrowed queen
9. next time it will be different/riven
10. susurration (i am not a god)
11. my lovely, i am still falling
12. there was felt a dead breath
13. ...these frozen shards of blood


a hymn for her discography:

(as CADENCE)-"Cold expressions of Dismay" (a.i.musick-split w/twitch) CD (1997)
"life is..."(unreleased)
"the silence" (alOne 2000) CD
"noir ambiant"(2001)
"split with jorge castro"(aborted)
"amaranthine"(2002)
"for all the mechanized dolls" (video 2002)
"for jed and lennie" ltd.ed. 1 wedding gift 3" cdr
"beautiful death"(2003 alOne productions)
"videre in somnis"(2003)
"so now then (anaphylaxis) remix album"(on hold 2003)
"...when god stopped caring"(2004)
"Music for Convulsive Therapy" (2005) cdr ltd.ed. of 1(for lyndi)
"the marriage of beauty & blood" forthcoming cd (begun in 2005
"deathbed" 3"cdr (private edition 2007)
"in a fragile state" (collection of previously unreleased tracks) (forthcoming mp3 release 2012)

Compilation Appearances:

 "awaiting the dawn" (as cadence) (velvet empire/flaming fish music- 1997)
"in darkness my heart was won" (Dieiatra- 2000)
"electro static amplification" (Mannequin Oddio- 2003)
"Voices and Machines" (Mannequin Oddio Media- 2003)

remixes:
me, myself & i "overstimulated" (remix ep One Man Show- 2002)
anaphylaxis- "all yours" (remix cd) aborted project -tracks later uploaded to the web

Thursday, June 27, 2019

various artists - "The Celsius Effect" (1998 Seppuku Records)





REQ reup (6/27/19)


tracklisting:


The Celsius Effect was put together by Joseph Kopnick of Killing the Old Man with help from Flaming Fish Music and is one of the more varied compilations to be released in the underground. There are a mix of styles here: industrial, goth rock, acoustic alternative, synthpop, and even a touch of experimental. There is a mix of well-known bands and exciting brand new acts. And there is a mix of familiar tracks and previously unreleased ones.

Massivivid's popular "A Hand Brushed by Tired Eyes" is slotted in as track number one. The energetic guitars, untreated melodic vocals and electro percussion make for a tight industrial rock groove. (available on the Massivivid demo album)

Next up is easy electro listening with Pivot Clowj's "Siamese". The band's trademark soft, sullen voice blankets the steady stream of electro sequencing and light ambient synth touches. Another great track from this rising band. (previously unreleased)

Dies Domini makes its very first appearance with "Hate". The repetitive guitar rhythym drags on for most of the song is only augmented by bits of hard chord strikes. The deeper, retro vocals are different from the other goth bands I've heard and stick to a pretty narrow range. The result is a long song that is hard to sit all the way through. (previously unreleased)

After that, things shift gears again with The Way Sect Bloom's acoustic electro-pop piece "Effloresce". The reverb on the melodic vocals is pretty cool and the positive message is refreshing to hear. (available on The Way Sect Bloom -Effloresce album)

If you like acoustic guitar songs, then "Coin" by newcomer Lost is sure to please. Like the WSB track, "Lost" treats the melodic, easy singing with echoing distortion. Fans of Mike Knott and other acousitc alternative acts should enjoy this fine song. (available on Lost - Deathscapes and Breakdowns album)

Track number six is Tempestuous All's "Clarion". No the 30 seconds is not a manufacturing defect (I asked) but rather a tease. The real "Clarion" is found playing backwards as track number 18. You can load the song into your computer and reverse it to hear it the way it was intended. (previously unreleased)

Killing the Old Man's "Chance and Change" starts off a string of hits on the compilation. It's experimental with dark whispers and strange guitar noises yet has enough structure keep you interested. A creative song from a talented band. (available on the Killing the Old Man - Dementia 13 album)

Cybershadow's "Social Conditioning" undergoes yet another remix, this time being described as onlysocialinthedarkmix. The result is an awesome dance electro track mixed with dark ambient that sounds very different from the original except for the vocals, which are pushed through the second half of this lengthy nine minute track. (previously unreleased)

Rusted Pig wins the "best new band" award with their impressive "Control". No this is not a cover of the popular Abstain debut song, but rather some killer dark electro noise. Pounding bass beats, mechanical percussion, a distorted synth line and whispered vocals blend seamlessly together. The second half of the song plays around with the tempo of these elements and the vocal delivery. (previously unreleased)

If that's not enough to satisfy your industrial cravings, then the double whammy of globalwavesystem's hit "Smog" and Autovoice's incredible "The Perfect Solution" may be enough to knock you off your feet. Two great dark electro tracks from two of the hottest industrial bands in the scene today. (the gws song is available on the Full Frontal Lobotomy compilation and the Autovoice song is from the A Living Death album)

Internal Empty likes to make a nuissance of himself on compilations and tries it again with "El Abba". More experimental mechanical rumblings from this purveyor of noise, but this one's bearable and a bit like Human Knot Farm. (exclusive to this compilation)

And that's not all there is to the compilation. Track 22 is a cool hidden bonus track, but when I asked around who was behind it peoples lip's were sealed. I thought it was obvious who it is but I was wrong.

Overall, this is a pretty good compilation with more variety than most other compilations being marketed towards industrial/goth fans. There are no flops though there certainly are some tracks I will be listening to more frequently than others, namely the KtOM, Cybershadow, Rusted Pig, globalwavesystem and Autovoice string of hits. Now If I could just figure out how to record the Tempestuous All track in my computer so I can reverse it I'd be even more pleased with this fine compilation.
(ed: i did this and included it in this dl)
--Richard Maaranen


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

various artists - "An Anthology of Noise:volume 1" (2000 Fusion Audio Recordings)



while it lasted, FUSION AUDIO was a great label.


This great compilation was released on FUSION AUDIO in a limited edition of 75 hand numbered copies,
which is a damned sick shame-- because this is soooo good.
mine is #73...whew!

cd 1:

1-01 Cornucopia -Vienen Por Nosotros (10:02)
1-02 Cornucopia -Seascape Tarnished (7:10)
1-03 Xterminal -Muslims For White Supremacy (6:07)
1-04 Xterminal .-..And So It Begins... (4:00)
1-05 Xterminal -Crushed By Water Pressure (2:23)
1-06 Converter -Corrosion (6:53)
1-07 Worldhate -Letter From A Friend (2:02)
1-08 Worldhate -Random Dance (Socio-Ritual) (4:35)
1-09 Worldhate -Ekstrimis (2:40)
1-10 Worldhate -Prophecy Of Bloodshed And Massacre (3:11)
1-11 Stolen Light vs. Goose -Here I Draw The Line (12:15)

cd 2:

2-01 Grimes -Cadre Of Fanatics (5:01)
2-02 Grimes -Abortions For All (4:52)
2-03 Grimes -Pain Is Not The Cleanser (4:56)
2-04 Lefthandeddecision -Disintegration Through Ambivalence (13:03)
2-05 Laced -Medical Grade Biguanide Enzyme (11:09)
2-06 The Joysticks Battle The Feedscan Relay To Your Skull -Society Of Motion Picure And Television Engineers (15:38)
2-07 Noumena -Weaving A Rope Of Sand (5:01)
2-08 Noumena -The Hateful Whiteness Of A Hospital, The Numbered Divisibility Of A Jail, And The General Appearance Of A Bordello (6:16)

*thanks to xterminal


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Teledu- "witchkitchen" (2018 RErelease)




2018 Limited Edition. Originally released as a 22 tracks cassette tape in 1996. This revised version comprises all 22 tracks recorded between 1992 and 1995 (with some abbreviation made to several) in the same sequence plus 10 bonus tracks of hitherto unreleased material similarly recorded during the same period.

credits

released September 9, 2018

David Teledu : guitars, voice, keyboards etc etc.
Jimmy Plaistow : bass guitar on some tracks.
Paula Rogers : some vocals.
Vince Earimal : alto sax.
John Paul Braddock : sound engineering on Rubber Biscuit tracks.
Gaia Holmes : lyric writer of some tracks.
Photos and artwork by David Teledu





Original post:


Kwerr Key....

unfortunately, i don't know a thing about teledu or if there were other releases (though there must have been). this cassette came with a very high end j-card, almost 3d, and a pretty solid dub. it took me far too long to warm up to this release as i should have, but i think i was looking for specific things when i first got this tape in the 90's. this is not noise...though it contains elements of it and several other genres as well. in fact, this is some incredibly weird stuff...in a good way. make no mistake, these are songs. the lyrics are compelling, the vocals are interesting, the music itself takes you all over the place but its a journey worth taking if you're in a mood for such a sort of odd, sort of mellow, hugely strange, artfest.


a1. to the moon to sleep
a2. strangest day
a3. blood
a4. magnetic reptiles
a5. desert head
a6. gulls
a7. the glass pig
a8. flip
a9. katrina
a10. paper crucifixtion

b1. it's alright
b2. scream
b3. the reverie of poor susan
b4. electric apples
b5. those sour everydays
b6. dangerous lameducks
b7. decision time
b8. underbelly
b9. did you?
b10. quick snails
b11. forest
b12. shadows

192 kbps  
TT: 52:15

Friday, October 19, 2018

DISMAL XXXII (june 2009)

dj non presents: dismal episode 32 featuring:

1.teormech -das leben
2.inalonelyplace -final transmission fragments
3.rising shadows -farewell
4.saviour machine -the night (extended remix)
5.lacrimosa -requiem
6.sophia -the seduction of madness part 3
7.a hymn for her -the last moments of light
8.robe -lavos
9.rasputina -a quitter
10.sopor aeternus -Die Knockenbume
11.arcana -autumnal
12.black tape for a blue girl -halo star (alternate mix)
13.wormsign -living in his shadow
14.sopor aeternus -dark delight(s) (dedicated to Victor Bertrand)
15.brian c. janes -angus dei
16.skotoma -shadows fall
17.wormsign -zoopy
18.tori amos -all the girls hate her (remix)

Thursday, October 18, 2018

DISMAL XXXIII (july 2009)


dj non presents:
DISMAL episode XXXIII

set list:
a hymn for her - opaque matte black (stepping through)
a hymn for her - elation & grief (beginning segment)
caul - adumbratio
a hymn for her - elation & grief (ending segment)
arcana - remembrance
wardruna - laukr
art of empathy - dwelling in light
necrophorous - sadnight
moby - division
ordo rosarius equilibrio - let me show you, all the secrets of the torture garden
sagittarius - wenn der spleen regierte
a hymn for her - the tyranny of dead ideas (vault shift mix)
divinum opus sedare dolorem - those with no eyes
nawia - bunkier
vidna obmana - mute grief
rome - odessa
lycia - the return of nothing
black & white world - captain of the scow (capsule mix)
mortal f/allan aguirre - rift (live)
wormsign - zombie love song #2
lackthrow - seam (album version remix)
audio paradox - threshold


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Crucifer - "pictures of heaven" (1993 b.t.r. music/wild rags)


left=cassette cover | right=1st edition cd cover |
3rd image=2nd edition cd cover

this is KILLER.  whoever disagrees can go to heaven!
rah!
*nothing quite soothes like "sister crematorium"
*"and once again..." was mentioned in the cassette notes, but the song was not actually on the release*

1. Pictures Of Heaven 07:53
2. Dawn Of Time 04:54
3. Sister Crematorium 07:33
4. Death Becomes Us 03:39
5. Parellels To Eternity 05:44
6. False Sense Of Hope 06:35
7. Impaled 06:09
8. And Once Again... 07:11

Saturday, March 10, 2018

the detail is in the devils (2018)

blindside - walking home (2001)

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

la pastilla - "that naive noise / that pretty feedback" (late 90's, self released)






















the work of a man looking for 'beautiful noise' in the late 90's...i wonder if he ever found what he was looking for...
it didn't have a label when i got it, but i think it may have been released on churn tapes at some point.
been meaning to post this since i started this blog, glad i've finally gotten around to it.
side a:
that naive noise
side b:
that pretty feedback
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