Thursday, April 27, 2017

Zuppa Di Pesce - Cicoria / Zucchinie Trifolate


Label : Enban - PC-2
Year : 2009
Country : Japan
Format : 7 inch

Here's a recent item from my own collection. Itoken is a rather prolific musician in the Japanese vanguard, codifying the sounds of some great groups like Harpy and Win A Sheep Free. This project is not so different from those of his past, keeping the avant-garde inclinations and nostalgic enterprises into children's music, only this time it's aiming for a cuisine-themed concept with a brass sidedish. Enban seems to be an obscure little epicentre of the Japanese style of Avant-pop that has sprung about the turn of the century or so, hosting the aforementioned Itoken and the likes of Jon.

As mentioned above, this is a food centered little slab. The titles of both tracks reference Italian dishes and even includes a nice little Italian excursion which probably talks about the foods if I knew a lick of it (see above). They actually have a CD out with the same concept, if anyone has it and is willing to share I'm all ears.




Monday, April 24, 2017

DJ Ordeal (partial discog)

Everso enigmatic, he is. DJ Ordeal is/what/was an English plunderphonics and collage musician who may or may not also be a disk-jockey. His stuff is usually cut from the cloth of Stock, Hausen, and Walkman and, to a lesser extent, Tipsy. That is, he relies on EZ-listening and Lounge and Light Muzak for his musical voyages. Vocal samples also play somewhat of a prominent role, depending on the wreckord inflicted upon you.

The musics found below this line of breakage was provided to me by the great sonofanastronaut, check him out.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hebephrenic - Brood / On The Side Of Time

Label : Tapehiss Recordings
Year : 1992
Country : US
Format : C90

A recent favorite of mine, Hebephrenic is a rather obscure American EM project that put out various tapes throughout the nineties. After reading about him in Ken B Miller's music review archive, I happened upon one of his tapes in "Hide". I really enjoyed his brand of psychedelic synthpop and ambient not unlike the brand of electronics championed by the Legendary Pink Dots in the 80s. This tape is no different. Just brilliant stuff, unjustly unknown and would make for a great reissue.



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fuck Telecorps - Hard On/Off Hearong

Label : Mind Skull - 002
Year : 2011
Country : US
Format : C30

Telecorps in the collective unconscious is an unfamiliar entity to most, even in sub-underground communities such as that of the noise/free improv/sqwak collectives of the internet. A local group relative to me in Pittsburgh, Telecorps (sometimes known as "Fuck Telecorps") is a noize project utilizing whatever they can get a hold of to create a sound like any other noize project. They are probably best known for being featured on the seminal (?) noise compilation Noise War first released by the equally seminal (??) noise terrorism unit Mother Savage Noise Productions.

These days, Telecorps are still at it. This is a tape from RSD 2011 recorded live at the record store it was sold from, Mind Cure Records (now Cruel Noise Records). Mind Cure also operated as a record label, putting out this tape in collaboration with Dear Skull Records (who also pressed another record featured here).