Sunday, November 24, 2019

Ghost - "Trespass" (2012 cranial vulnus)

nearly 7 years later, thanks again to GHOST for this release.  

4 great textural untitled tracks in .flac format as intended

trespass mp3

Monday, November 11, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

WNA compilation #3 (WNA 2012)

volume 3

To-BoBlood Session Part 416:30
AtaraxyNo Ideas10:00
Inanition (2)Rejection Comfort18:17
Sleep ColumnRape Love18:41
Raven (38)Short Fuse10:00
Thirst For ConsumptionTrue Indian Noise Wall10:10
Frustration SmileThe Girls In The Theater Under The Cocaine13:01
Nihilistic DelusionNecroholocaust10:01
Light CollapseFfs219:17
Shine LethargyProfundity Of Dreams18:32
Rectal ModeFlux11:49
Basement BurialSudden Death10:29
Tortured Screams In The WallsRotted Wall10:38
Disgorged FaecesGuillotine10:45
Demiurge UrizenWhore19:12

vomir-- claustration (at war with false noise 2007)


lycia-cold (projekt 1996)


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. 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)
"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)

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)


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

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.


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 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

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TT: 52:15