sabato 12 luglio 2014

Cellos (2013) Standard and Poor [7", EP]

Artist: Cellos
Title: Standard and Poor
Label: Doormat Records - DM00003
Format: Vinyl, EP, 7", 45 RPM
Country: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Released: 17 October 2013
Genre: Rock
Style: Noise Rock

A1 Standard and Poor [2:40]
A2 White Swans [2:28]
B1 Exodus [4:52]

Kyle Marchand - Vocals, Guitar
David Allan - Drums
Joe Rabie - Bass

All song by Cellos
Recorded in December 2012 by Brett Humber
Sound Foundry Studios in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
Cover illustrations by Ken Edge

mercoledì 9 luglio 2014

Stereolab (1993) Jenny Ondioline [EP]

Artist: Stereolab
Title: Jenny Ondioline
Label: Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks - D-UHF-CD01
Format: CD, EP
Country: UK
Released: 1993
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Synth-pop, Indie Rock, Avantgarde

1 Jenny Ondioline [3:53]
2 Fruition [3:51]
3 Golden Ball [6:31]
4 French Disco [4:27]

Duncan Brown - Bass, Twang Guitar & Speaking
Tim Gane - Guitar, Vox Organ, Moog, Bongo & Tambourine
Mary Hansen - Second Vocals, Tambourine & Guitar
Sean O'Hagan - Vox Organ, Farfisa & Filmy Guitar
Andy Ramsay - Persuasive Percussion, Vox Organ & Bazouki
Lætitia Sadier - Vocals, Vox Organ, Guitar, Tambourine & Moog

martedì 8 luglio 2014

Jesu / Battle Of Mice (2008) Jesu / Battle Of Mice [EP]

Artist: Jesu / Battle Of Mice
Title: Jesu / Battle Of Mice
Label: Robotic Empire - ROBO 070
Format: CD, EP, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 04 August 2008
Genre: Rock, Electronic
Style: Post Rock, Shoegaze, Experimental

1 Jesu - Falling From Grace [8:09]
2 Jesu - Clear Stream [7:22]
3 Battle Of Mice - The Bishop [6:51]
4 Battle Of Mice - Yellow And Black [7:44]

(Falling From Grace)
Diarmuid Dalton - Bass
All Other Instruments and Vocals by Justin K Broadrick

(Clear Stream)
All Instruments and Vocals by Justin K Broadrick

Battle Of Mice:
Julie Christmas - Vocals
Tony Maimone - Bass
Joe Tomino - Drums
Joel Hamilton - Guitar
Josh Graham - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals

The printing of the CD has two songs of Jesu in the wrong order.

Released in a gatefold cover. Limited to 2,000 copies.

lunedì 7 luglio 2014

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions (2002) Suzanne [EP]

Artist: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions
Title: Suzanne
Label: Rough Trade - RTRADESCD 059
Format: CD, EP
Country: UK
Released: 10 Sep 2002
Genre: Rock
Style: Acoustic, Soft Rock

1 Suzanne [3:31]
2 I Thought You'd Fall For Me [4:53]
3 These Things [3:00]
4 Friends of a Smile [2:45]

Hope Sandoval - Performer
Colm O'Ciosoig - Performer
Written by Hope Sandoval
Written by Colm O'Ciosoig (tracks: 2 to 4)
Music by Colm O'Ciosoig
Mastered by Audun Strype
Design by Mike Prosenko
Photography by Luz Gallardo

In Groups:
Hope Sandoval: Mazzy Star
Colm O'Ciosoig alias The Warm Inventions: My Bloody ValentineClear Spot

domenica 6 luglio 2014

Tetuzi Akiyama (2005) Pre-Existence

Artist: Tetuzi Akiyama
Title: Pre-Existence
Label: Locust Music - LOCUST 72
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: October 2005
Genre: Rock
Style: Acoustic, Avantgarde

1 Atheist [3:54]
2 Reinforcement [4:11]
3 Mystification [3:28]
4 Fireside [4:58]
5 Hollowness [3:36]
6 Mutuality [5:27]
7 Condemnation [4:02]
8 Yearnings [3:42]

Tetuzi Akiyama - Acoustic Guitar

Recorded by Amephone at Phonic Aim, Tokyo, 2005

Tetuzi Akiyama (2005) Pre-Existence
Utah Kawasaki / Tetuzi Akiyama / Jason Kahn (2001) Luwa

Artist: Utah Kawasaki / Tetuzi Akiyama / Jason Kahn
Title: Luwa
Label: Rossbin - RS002
Format: CD, Album
Country: Italy
Released: 2001
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Free Improvisation, Experimental

1 Untitled [21:59]
2 Untitled [24:46]

Utah Kawasaki - Synthesizer
Tetuzi Akiyama - Electric Guitar and Electronics
Jason Kahn - Electronics

Artwork - Lucaroux/Agitup
Mastered by Jason Kahn

Recorded live 17 October 2000, Sonique Serie 3, Luwa Fabrik, Zürich.

Utah Kawasaki / Tetuzi Akiyama / Jason Kahn (2001) Luwa
Tetuzi Akiyama (2001) Relator

Artist: Tetuzi Akiyama
Title: Relator
Label: Slub Music - SMCD06
Format: CD, Album
Country: Japan
Released: May 2001
Genre: Rock
Style: Guitar, Avantgarde

1 Reminder [10:18]
2 Sign [3:51]
3 Target [7:48]
4 Seclusion [4:17]
5 Trick [4:37]
6 Divination [4:13]
7 Preparation [3:18]
8 Disposition [4:20]
9 Return [1:11]

All improvised by Tetuzi Akiyama
Tetuzi Akiyama: acoustic guitar
Recorded by Taku Sugimoto at Hachimanyama House, Tokyo, February 12, 2001 and Gallery Off Site, Tokyo, February 22, 2001
Mastered by Toshimaru Nakamura at Setreset, April 2, 2001
Design by Masae Tanabe
Includes liner notes by Otomo Yoshihide in Japanese, Michel Henritzi in French, and Jason Kahn in English

venerdì 4 luglio 2014

Gravetemple (2008) Ambient/Ruin I-VI (demo 2008) [CDr, European Tour 2008]

Artist: Gravetemple
Title: Ambient/Ruin I-VI (demo 2008)
Label: Not On Label (Gravetemple Self-released) - none
Format: CDr, Limited Edition, European Tour 2008
Country: US
Released: Jul 2008
Genre: Rock
Style: Experimental, Doom, Metal, Noise

1 I [10:53]
2 II [17:33]
3 III [3:47]
4 IV [12:12]
5 V [7:47]
6 VI [1:45]

Stephen O'Malley - Guitar, Synthesizer [Korg Polysix]
Attila Csihar - Vocals, Percussion
Matt "Skitz" Sanders - Drums
Oren Ambarchi - Guitar, Electronics, Bells, Cymbal [Motorised], Timpani

Justin Bartlett - Illustration [Drawings]
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick
Recorded by Kostya Gervis (tracks: 6)
Mixed and Edited by Oren Ambarchi

Limited edition CDR sold during European tour in July 2008 (350 copies only).
Track 6 recorded live at Levontin 7, Tel Aviv, July 2006.
Comes in oversized foldout cardboard sleeve.
Sleeve notes: "Gravetemple is a sacred metaphor & psychedelic spiritual abstraction"
Ginnungagap (2004) Return To Nothing: Live At The Flux Factory, Queens 10th March 2004

Artist: Ginnungagap
Title: Return To Nothing: Live At The Flux Factory, Queens 10th March 2004
Label: Misanthropic Agenda - MAR 009
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: Aug 2004
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise, Experimental

1 Return To Nothing [28:44]
2 Nothing To Return [19:30]

Featuring – Gerritt
Stephen O'Malley - Guitar
Tim Wyskida - Percussion
Recorded at Flux Factory
Mastered by Scott Hull

Limited edition of 500 numbered copies.

Æthenor (2006) Deep in Ocean Sunk the Lamp of Light

A unique project with ÄÄNIPÄÄ, Burning Witch, Ensemble Pearl, Fungal Hex, Ginnungagap, Gravetemple, Khanate, KTL, Lotus Eaters, Nazoranai, Pentemple, Sarin, Sunn O))), Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine, Thorr's Hammer, Grumbling Fur, Guapo, Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses, Mothlite, Ulver and Shora musicians.

Artist: Æthenor
Title: Deep in Ocean Sunk the Lamp of Light
Label: VHF Records - VHF#97
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 2006
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Drone, Avantgarde, Experimental

1 I [10:09]
2 II [13:38]
3 III [4:39]
4 IV [5:07]

Daniel O'Sullivan - Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes Piano], Performer [Room], Percussion
Stephen O'Malley - Guitar, Electronics, Performer [Contact Microphones], Performer [Room]
Vincent De Roguin - Voice, Organ, Synthesizer [Minimoog], Performer [Audio Processing / Collage], Performer [Room]

Artwork - Nicola Todeschini, Vincent De Roguin
Artwork [Hand-printed Artwork, Uncredited] - Alan Sherry
Mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano

Recorded in Amsterdam, Geneva, Berlin & Linz 03-05.

"Deep In Ocean Sunk The Lamp Of Light And Drew Behind The Cloudy Veil Of Night" - Homer, The Iliad.

All tracks are untitled.
Uncredited credit for the hand-printed artwork (Alan Sherry of SIWA label) obtained from VHF Record's website.

giovedì 3 luglio 2014

SubRosa (2011) No Help For The Mighty Ones

Artist: SubRosa
Title: No Help For The Mighty Ones
Label: Profound Lore Records - PFL-072
Format: CD, Album
Country: US, Salt Lake City, Utah
Released: 2011
Genre: Rock
Style: Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Doom

1 Borrowed Time, Borrowed Eyes [5:51]
2 Beneath The Crown [8:09]
3 Stonecarver [11:44]
4 The Inheritance [7:07]
5 Attack On Golden Mountain [9:14]
6 Whippoorwill [5:16]
7 House Carpenter [3:14]
8 Dark Country [8:23]

Dave Jones - Bass
Zach Hatsis - Drums, Sounds [Noise Samples]
Rebecca Vernon - Guitar, Vocals
Kim Pack - Violin [Electric Violin], Backing Vocals [Soprano Backups]
Sarah Pendleton - Violin [Electric Violin], Vocals

Glyn Smyth - Illustration, Layout
Rebecca Vernon - Lyrics (tracks: 1, 3 to 8)
Sarah Pendleton - Lyrics (tracks: 2)
Magnus "Devo" Andersson - Mixed and Mastered
Andy Patterson - Recorded
Rebecca Vernon - Written [Main Guitar Riffs]

All members write their own parts.
Speaking excerpts in "Stonecarver" are from a Russian fairy tale "The Stone Flower".
"Borrowed Time, Borrowed Eyes" inspired by The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
"Beneath The Crown" inspired by War against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race by Edwin Black.
Recorded in Salt Lake City, May 2010.
Mixed and Mastered in Endarker Studios, Sweden, June 2010.
Artwork inspired by story of Tere Jo Duperrault.

Kill Yourself (2004) Kill Yourself [7", Tour 2004]

A Kill Yourself seven-inch featuring songs that we had recorded in a second session with Robert Whiteley in January of 2004. The seven-inch was catalogue number LOT007 and I drew the text copying some George Macunias typography and took care of the packaging, making use of the primitive screen-printing facilities at Leeds University which was almost completely empty over the Summer. It took me a day to make the screens and print the 300 copies although I can’t recall exactly where the paper came from. We pressed the 7-inch on blue vinyl and hand stamped the labels to distinguish side A from side B, or more rightly ‘side Eeyore’ from ‘side Psalm’. The record was finished off with a split-pin fastening device which people seemed to find very original despite its heavy influence from the June Of 44 stapled 12-inch and Jealous Records elastic-band fastened 7-inches, one of which Kill Yourself had contributed to. We pressed the records in time for a European tour we did with This Aint Vegas in September 2004 and which followed a similar route to the first tour of Europe we had done with The Wow. The tour was done in the van that James and I had bought together – a red LDV that belonged to James Beal (who ran Hermit Records and a partner at Out Of Step) – with those members of the bands who could drive all doing a share. The tour was a successful one in terms of turnouts, mostly thanks to TAV gaining a great reputation on the continent, and was another opportunity to get some of the OBA vinyl around Europe.

Artist: Kill Yourself
Title: Kill Yourself
Label: Obscene Baby Auction - LOT007
Format: Vinyl, 7", Blue, Tour 2004
Country: UK
Released: 2004
Genre: Rock
Style: Post Rock

Side Eeyore (A1) You Are Good [4:56]
Side Psalm (B1) Fill the Sails [3:08]

Andrew Derek Ross Abbott - Bass
James Richard Islip - Drums
Giles Edmund Joseph Bailey - Vocals, Guitar

Mastered by Joseph Keith Cameron Carter-Osbourne
Recorded by Max LudwigRobert Whiteley

Hand numbered and limited to 300 copies.

Kill Yourself (2004) Kill Yourself [7", Tour 2004]

mercoledì 2 luglio 2014

burgers (2013) let it b

A lawless No Wave ensemble from the lesser known parts of California.
These inland surfers will sweep you away in their mania.

Artist: burgers
Title: let it b
Label: Holy Page - HP0036
Format: Cassette
Country: US
Released: 02 January 2013
Genre: Rock
Style: No Wave, Noise, Punk

1 the new one [1:46]
2 ol' noodly [1:21]
3 surf's up [1:12]
4 roy's magic carpet ride [2:05]
5 chris bass jones [1:42]
6 pesto mushroom [1:33]
7 psychic killer [2:53]

Berg Hers - Art Direction
Limited Edition Cassette Hand packed and pro dubbed limited to 50 tapes get um while you can!

Magneto (2012) Fragment [12"]

Artist: Magneto
Title: Fragment
Label: No Glory Records - NG 09, Some Produkt - SP023, Crapoulet Records - CRAP100, Blood & Döner - none
Format: Vinyl, 12"
Country: France
Released: June 2012
Genre: Rock
Style: Post Rock, Post-Punk, Noise

A1 Spectators [2:34]
A2 Detachement [2:53]
A3 Rush [3:23]
B1 E [2:55]
B2 Binaire [3:03]
B3 # [3:22]

Etienne Redon
Julien Daugieras
Remi Declerck

Enregistré et mixé au studio des collines par Bernard Indeau en Avril 2012.
Mastering par Carl Saff.
Photo de Yves Marrochi.

Roberta Bondar (2012) Roberta Bondar EP

Artist: Roberta Bondar
Title: Roberta Bondar EP
Label: Bruised Tongue - BT040
Format: Web Flac
Country: Ottawa, Canada
Released: 12 May 2012
Genre: Rock
Style: Post Rock, Noise

1 Moon [4:23]
2 Children [5:19]
3 Tongue Ring [7:59]
4 Mistakes [5:26]
5 Crave You [9:47]
6 Wrecked [4:44]

Lidija Rozitis - Vocals, Guitar
Alex Maltby - Vocals, Guitar
Tyler Ivan Goodman - Drums
Gary Franks - Bass, Synth

Produced by Gary Franks
Mixed by Sam Seguin
Mastered by Booker Bradshaw
Cover Artwork by Jesse Frank Matthews
Recorded in living spaces.
Roberta Bondar's debut EP was released mid-2012 by Bruised Tongue on cassette, limited to 100 copies.

ChooChooShoeShoot (2008) Choose Your Own Romance

A la sortie du premier album, on a pensé faire croire qu’on avait trouvé ces bandes lors d’un séjour à Chicago et qu’elle dataient de 1994.

Du rock à l’ancienne tellement bien fait qu’on a finalement préféré laisser de coté les entourloupes et fait confiance à Choochooshoeshoot pour faire ce qu’ils savent faire, sans déguisements. Chrystelle Sanaa qui chante sur le premier album laisse en 2008 la place à Caroline Blanchet. Gildas Huchet , Philippe Lebas et Thomas Durand font tourner, quant à eux, le reste de la machinerie sur les deux disques.
Choochooshoshoot s’est séparé en 2013.

Artist: ChooChooShoeShoot
Title: Choose Your Own Romance
Label: Kythibong - KTB08
Format: CD, Album
Country: France
Released: 2008
Genre: Rock
Style: Post Rock

1 Copacabana [3:11]
2 Christ Air [3:16]
3 Lao Lao [3:59]
4 Dirty Penny [3:12]
5 Houlette [3:26]
6 Is It As Good For Me As It Is For You [2:58]
7 Local Time In Monaco [4:06]
8 Seen 24hrs [2:27]
9 From Trees To Fences To Walls [3:06]

Enregistré et mixé par Miguel Constantino à Penpicou - août 2007
Masterisé par Bob Weston, Chicago Mastering Service - novembre 2007
Conception graphique et photographie par Amélie Grosselin

ChooChooShoeShoot (2008) Choose Your Own Romance

martedì 1 luglio 2014

Blurt (1987) Smoke Time

Artist: Blurt
Title: Smoke Time
Label: Toeblock - TBCD 9.00307 O, Line Music GmbH - TBCD 9.00307 O
Format: CD, Album
Country: British
Released: 1987
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Style: No Wave, Art Rock, Jazz-Funk

1 Smoke Time [2:38]
2 Nights Before [5:08]
3 Bullet-Proof West [3:03]
4 Aboule Ton Fric [5:26]
5 Through By You [4:07]
6 Congregate [4:34]
7 The Body That They Built To Fit The Car [3:53]
8 Schadenfreude [4:59]
9 The Tree Is Dead, Long Live The Tree [7:06]

Ted Milton - Saxophone, Vocals
Steve Eagles - Guitar
Paul Wigens - Drums, Violin

CD in jewel case with gatefold cardboard insert with lyrics printed inside.
There is no barcode on the packaging.

New Brutalism (2009) Actual Record

Artist: New Brutalism
Title: Actual Record
Label: Rejuvenation Records - REJU027
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: May 2009
Genre: Rock
Style: Post Rock, Math Rock, Noise

1) 063 [3:35]
2) 062 [3:02]
3) 058 [2:51]
4) 061 [2:36]
5) 065 [4:49]
6) 066 [3:05]
7) 059 [3:11]
8) 067 [4:03]
9) 060 [3:53]

Carey Balch
Dave Basford
M. Hall

Engineered by Bob Weston at Semaphore, Chicago
Carl Saff - Mastering Engineer

The Meteors (1981, Reissue 2005) In Heaven

Artist: The Meteors
Title: In Heaven
Label: Anagram Records - CDMPSYCHO36
Series: Psychobilly Collectors Series - No. 36
Format: CD, Album, Reissue
Country: UK
Released: 1981, Reissue 2005
Genre: Rock
Style: Psychobilly

01 In Heaven
02 Shout So Loud
03 Earwigs In My Brain
04 In The Cards
05 Attack Of The Zorch Men
06 The Crazed
07 Get Off My Cloud
08 Love You To Death
09 Teenagers From Outer Space
10 Maniac
11 Into The Darkness
12 Death Dance
13 Psycho From Your Love
14 The Room
15 Rockabilly Psychosis

Nigel Lewis - Double Bass
Mark Robertson - Drums
P. Paul Fenech - Guitar
Nigel Lewis - Vocals (tracks: 3, 5, 9, 11, 14, 15)
P. Paul Fenech - Vocals (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13)
Rob Keyloch - Engineer
Neil Richmond - Mixed
Nick Garrard - Sleeve