Rumunija / Obsrr / Vilkduja - "III" CD (Terror)
Regler - "#3: Free Jazz/Noise Core" 2x CD
The second album from this Stockholm based odd-ball band, Regler. Spewed forth from the damaged brains of Anders "Drajan" Bryngelsson (Brainbombs et al.) & Mattin (Billy Bao, as well as numerous solo works) and under the simple brief of playing as hard as possible for a full hour... twice. Once as a Free Jazz band and once as a Noisecore band. Both discs feature Henrik Andersson (The Answerson bass and French experimentalist Yoann Durant (Suel et al.) on sax on the "Free Jazz" disc. Perhaps this could be seen as somewhat of an endurance test or perhaps instead something to settle into and worship. Comes in double digipak packaging with reversible covers dictating no hierarchy between the two discs. Highly recommended.
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Robert Ridley-Shackelton - "Purple Power" C-60
Robert Ridley-Shackelton has slowly but surely proving his longevity in the underground over the last few years. Following his own path with little to no regard for anyone else, his music has taken in a myriad of style ranging from harsh noise to lo-fi tape fumblings to deranged synth pop and everything in between. After randomly receiving a parcel from Mr. Shackleton last year containing a couple of his releases and a zine, I was immediately intrigued and remained in contact. "Purple Power" is nigh on 60 minutes of unique and lo-fi sound abstraction full of hiss, loops, casio and off kilter damaged sound as well as the occassional singing of a song. The sounds of content chaos and the sounds of madness reminding of latter day Filthy Turd. Artwork by William Watts.
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Xazzaz/Space Victim/Inseminoid - "Live At Morden Tower" CD-r
Live recordings from 2013 at the infamous Morden Tower venue in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Xazzaz, otherwise known as Molotov label boss Mike Simpson, delivers a set of slow paced ritualistic noise. The tones accompanied by the candle light tower made for a truly special performance from someone who doesn't get to play enough. Space Victim is the duo of Lucy Johnson (whose performance at this years Tusk Festival under the guise of Smut was one of the highlights of the festival) and Mike Vest of Bong, Haikai No Ku and many others. Dualing guitars take off into space and never return. Inseminoid is the long standing duo of Matching Head label boss Lee Stokoe (Culver, Skullflower) and George Proctor (Mutant Ape, Sump). Nightmare inspired walls of harsh drone crumbling under the weight of girl pop fantasy. All in all; a well recorded and dynamic disc documenting the more underground edge of the Northern England none music underground. Simple covers, simple folk, simple needs.
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Vile Gash - "Deluded" red 7" (Youth Attack!)
VMW - "VMW single" 7" (Youth Attack!, Mad Drama)
Veins - "Veins" red 7" (Youth Attack!)
Total Fury - "Committed to The Core 10" (Youth Attack!)
Taylor Bow - "Thin Air" LP (Youth Attack!)
Raw Nerve - "Every Problem Solved" 7" (Youth Attack!)
Failures - "Decline And Fall" red LP (Youth Attack!)
Civilized - "Dust & Blood" white 7" (Youth Attack!)
The Cancer Kids - "The Possible Dream" LP (Youth Attack!)
The Bad Form - "No More Neo No Wave It's The Bad Form" pink 7" (Youth Attack!)
Shirtless Thugs - "Ripped You Off!" Tape (Youth Attack!)
Cadaver Dog - "Cadaver Dog" Tape (Youth Attack!)