Monday, December 29, 2008

The Rita - "Recycled Music" (2004 RRR)

we all know the look of the rrrecycled tapes at this point.
and surely we all love them and rrr.
here is the one version of the rita's rrrecycled tape (because they're all a little different..added charm of the series format-or drawback..personal taste)
two sides--a little over 60 min.

Friday, December 19, 2008

various artists - "AWAITING THE DAWN" (1998 Velvet Empire/Flaming Fish)

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 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(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(Skotoma)-John Carpenter (7:37)

14 Frolic -Skin (5:00)

*bonus- Cadence - ...NOTHING(i am lowly version)*

Frolic + Firmament discographies

i found the debut Frolic(who later would end up on the Projekt label) cd the other day, immediately remembered how great it was and decided to post.

i figured it would be nearly impossible to find on cd now days as the label which released it, Velvet Empire, crashed and burned years and years ago.
However, i found the whole frolic discography as well as the firmament discography (side project)
RIGHT HERE for stream or dl.
soooo, lap it up. great ambient and ethereal stuff.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

watch and watch often

i know this seems like a strange post, but hey...sometimes you just gotta..

Monday, December 15, 2008

Internal Empty - "Phrenitis" (2004 alOne)

recorded during a VERY bad period personally for I.E. yet a very good period sound-wise. this download includes the 4-panel artwork and the 3 tracks comprising this harsh noise with ambient touches beast.  interesting listen. you might need to use your dictionary to get the full effect however.

1. water fever
2. sleeping with the enemy
3. surrounded by stertorous spirits

Aube - "throb in manic red" (1997 Praxis Dr. Bearmann)

(this is NOT the cover art, i just whipped this up, the actual stuff is in a box somewhere and i don't feel like looking for it, i gave up on physical media to a large extent long ago, its just so much easier. my apologies)

single sound source= heart beat

A1 Red Throb (16:59)
A2 Spiritual Uplift (4:15)
B1 Self Stimulus (12:20)
B2 Red Throb Reminded (8:01)

Aube - "Data-X" (2002 g.r.o.s.s.)

originally limited to 150 copies, on cdr, packaged inside a 5" floppy on aube's own g.r.o.s.s. in 2002.
the single source for the recording is also a 5" floppy disc, and the entire cd reeks of pre-computer boom digital sound wankery.
conceptual to be sure, every track is 12 minutes long and also named 12.00.
one could justifiably consider this disc uberglitch, as it literally is just that...but with the Aube touch.  it revels in the oft-used techniques that Aube employs- very structured rise and fall of sound, layers, near-silence building into a painful swell, and definite patterned manipulation of the single source used.  you will, no doubt, repeatedly doubt the integrity of your speakers or headphones when listening to this disc though the use of stereomanipulation will likely tip you off that this was intended to sound exactly as it does.  it is definitely uncomfortable sound, quite noisy, but it takes an ambient approach.
certainly, this is not one of my favorite aube releases (and my god, do i have a load of them) but its interesting, quite rare and worth an exploration. 
somewhere inbetween the birth and apocalyptic demise of computer chips....enjoy...or think...or satisfy curiosity...or...whatever. here you go, but be warned, it may just drive you mad.

{82 mb mp3}

Thursday, December 11, 2008

prototype earthborne - "repopulating dead continents" (1999 f.d.r./publiceyesore)

this time around prototype earthborne consists of the creators of the labels "PUBLIC EYESORE" and "FDR TAPES". they got together and made this lovely thing...nasty lovely.

1.  geekin at the acartoid autoguam
2.  spread the lice bitch

buy other prototype earthborne and a ton of other stuff over at public eyesore, here.

Cold Electric Fire - "self titled" [sacred sound 200?]

COLD ELECTRIC FIRE create a deeply personal and unique style of organic Dark Ambient. Using atypical sources and instrumentation to compose provocative excursions of contemplation and smoldering atmosphere. Sobering emotions writhe amid a well of black textures and delicate melodies, congealing into a monumental release of truly original dark electronics.

01 in passing
02 process one
03 wild fire
04 cultivate your growl (v2)
05 process two
06 tailor
07 sightless
08 alchemist


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Knotsoul - "Empty Moments for Circular Space" (2006 alOne)

knotsoul=jason hevener(signalbleed,iluvu,blisstrigger) + a.w.powell(a hymn for her, lackthrow, internal empty)

this is NOT noise and sounds nothing like any other KNOTSOUL work.
composed from source and mixing spanning 1997-2006,
this is a very atmospheric ambient minimal cd as  done for installation.  very quiet headphone experience, meditation.
guitars, found sound elements, under a white wash of white washed wash.
the trick is to find what you can't hear.

1. wash/white (79:43)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

various artists- "cataclystic fracture volume 2" (deadline recordings 2005)

74 tracks on one pro pressed cd with a plastic sleeve and b/w poster fold-out insert.
this disc is diverse, but it does carry a more NOISE harsh flavor.

look up deadline recordings and see if you can still buy one, good luck.

note from "mk9 track is incomplete and cut short with another track continuing in the middle to the end. "

1 Reallovedestroys -Diagram For Measurements
2 Crawling Iris -Fait Accompli
3 XV Parówek -Untitled
4 Diagram: A -Voters
5 Pop Culture Rape Victim -Enamel
6 Circuit Wound -Another Dead Planet
7 Khan Guil -Collateral Damage
8 Concrete Violin -Lockdown
9 Cock E.S.P. -The Best Band On This Compilation
10 Bran (Another Plight Of Medic's...) Pos, The* -Most Ordinary
11 Prurient -The Ruins Of My Life
12 T.E.F. -Untitled
13 Eugenics Council -Deseree
14 III -Fractal
15 Xome -Shitugyou
16 Human Is Filth -Decency
17 Antibody -Prelude To Colonoscopy
18 Emulsion -Genrecide
19 Astrogenic Hallucinauting -The Attack
20 Steel Hook Prostheses -Sterile
21 NxFxTxEx  -XZ64-24
22 DCLXVI -Scream Of The Mechanical Rabbit
23 Secret Geography, The -Some Obsessions Are Worth More Than A Liftime Of Hopes And Dreams
24 A Pink Cloud -Feel Scan 2
25 Crash At Every Speed -Strawberry And Dogflies
26 Disturbios -Death Knell
27 Human Bone Bicycle Sciences Industries -Radiopaque Barium Sulfate
28 Foutredieu!!!  -Black Sade-Bath
29 Puking Concrete Gardens -Abscessed Rebel Moon
30 Monoid -Untitled
31 Robert Warner -Red Knots
32 Praying Gods -Teeter Totter
33 Purple Rinse Paradise Parade -Bologna Paisley With Eek
34 Architectura -Sonitus Vidor, TX
35 Inhalant -Genocide Pill
36 Black Sand Desert -Rip Pigs
37 Stolen Light -Once Again
38 Ruthless Homogenizer -Zut
39 Guilty Connector -Fraud Rebirth
40 Noisebitch -I Don't Trust Smiling Faces Anymore
41 Spit+Smudge -Fumbling My Words WIth A Razorblade
42 In The Land Of Archers -Slice Of The Sun
43 Stegm -Shutter
44 Muzak -Theme Song
45 Battery Suspects -In The Corner Of The Room
46 Lysogeny -You've Fucked With Me For The Last Time
47 Immaculate:Grotesque -Walk
48 Crank Sturgeon -One Hun & 20
49 Metrocide -Cattle Rattle
50 Baptist Skin Communiti -Set It Off
51 MK9 -Pretense
52 Metax II -My God Has A Bigger Dick Than Your God
53 Lackthrow -Weaker
54 Viodre -Cataclastic Fractures
55 Filthy Turd -Be A Winning Turd
56 Sickness -Disintegrate
57 Stimbox -That's It
58 Two Assistant Deputy Ministers -Taken To The Cleaners
59 Dee Gee Min Og Dog -Misnomer
60 Yung Lee -Not Yet
61 Chrysalis -Guinea Pig
62 Are The Volcanoes Still Active? -Reef
63 Bull Anus -Baby Shit
64 Facialmess -England 1 0 Argentina
65 Mitchell -Untitled
66 R.H.Y. Yau -Hazard
67 Frybrain -My 2.5 Inches
68 Murex -Who
69 Ice Pornette -Bodily Functions
70 ze'rØ-sum -The Cradle Downstairs
71 Nautilus Deconstruction, The -Untitled
72 Big City Orchestra -Dead Powerfull
73 Anatomy Of A Blackout -Metachromaticism
74 Tearing The Wings Off Flies -Halo Made

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

exsanguinate-inhuman treatment (3" cd 2002 misanthrope studio)

short(only runs about 17 min.) but sweet grindy little ambient noise number with plenty going on to keep you interested. "dark" is an overused term, but it applies here. its industrial like an old factory, reminds me in some places of the world of david lynch's film "ERASERHEAD".

1.Essorillement (6:02)
2.The Picquet (5:51)
3.Inhuman Treatment (5:39)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008



a hymn for her -intro (live)
hakobune-melting reminiscence
him-song or suicide(live)
cranes-la ceremonie(remix)
paramaecium-sogno di morti
virgin black-and the kiss of gods mouth(remix)
dahlia's tear-can't go on another moment
sopor aeturnus-...and bringer of sad (remix)
a hymn for her-mourning hope
black seas of infinity-lucitathan
the ruins of beverast-god sent no sign
intaglio-wind of autumn
towards darkness-alone
towards darkness-nine faces

Unfortunately, the tracklisting for the remaining 16 minutes was lost...
BUT i believe some of these are included. my apologies for the mix up.

rot in despair-Laughing All The Way To The Crematorium (remix)
nightsky bequest-bequest (remix)
worship-zorn a rust-red scythe
and a couple more unidentified tracks. again, technology and the human both messed up this time 'round.