Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Perennial Divide - Purge

Keep'em coming with the short posts, I think this one is quite difficult to find in this version these days.
Perennial Divide were a short living five lads group hailing from Swindon, active for about only two years before dissolving. They managed to release two 12"s and a great full length in 1986 by Sweatbox.
What I meant by "this version" is that it was re-mixed instrumentally in 1988, version which stayed unreleased up until 2007, when it was given to the world as a second cd for a compilation called Archive Things / Purged by Meat Beat Manifesto.
What do MBM have to do with this ? well, MBM started as a side project for two PD man, John Corrigan (aka Jack Dangers) and Jonny Stephens, and for some reason Corrigan thought this album sounds better in it instrumental version... Well I very disagree on that, vocals are a major upgrade for that one, so upload it here.

l-r: Ward, Stephens, Corrigan, Freegard, Searly
(thou am not really sure, so if anyone can confirm)

Among the two I've mentioned, were also Paul Freegard, Andrew Ward and I don't know his first name Searly. Even thou this is usually referred as proto-MBM, musically, it's more similar to a link that no one looked for between the aforementioned and seminal experimental industrial/post punk groups reigning England that decade. Album of pure distinctive british sound, upbeat rhytm, noises, dub vibes.. everything from 23 Skidoo, Hula, Cabaret Voltaire, Coil and on and on, to the fully electronics sounds of early MBM.


Saturday, November 24, 2018

The End of The End of The Year List

Yeah, so I really didn't thought I'll make a list this year, but since I was offered to join a local magazine called Slowly Growing Deaf some time ago, I thought why not publish it over there as a guest, in Hebrew.
Apparently, making it is the same pain in the ass, no matter the language, so this'll be the last time for sure. Maybe if I'll feel like I'll just start posting about new albums who truly deserve it, among old gems (hopefully it'll give me some boost to keep posting in this dying blog).

So if you've enjoyed my lists before, you really shouldn't mind you can't understand my lazy writing, you should just give all the marvelous bands in it a listen (I swear it's much shorter this time!).
You know the drill, there's not particular order, no big names, only the true hidden gems which drowned among the ocean of releases for no good reason.
One more click wouldn't hurt you:

Yeah, I'm putting this dumb list thing to sleep, who gives a shit about this stuff anyway.
Painting by brilliantly talented Beth Moore Love.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Shintaro Sugiyama - Newton's Oblige


杉山晋太郎 was mostly known for being bass player in The Stalin, later he also participated in Hijokaidan and late Daisuck & Prostitute, among being a guest player in a few other projects.
In 1986 he released through legendary Alchemy Records his only solo album (with help from some friends), Newton's Oblige, which was also re-released by Inudow in 2007.
To be honest it's far from being a perfect album, but it's still an album I like to listen to in gloomy days like this. Gothic, bleak post punk/darkwave, with even some hints of industrial or no wave. Not a single track is a "usual song", all are repetitive eerie compositions, a bit like Mass, only less experimental. If you're into dark 80's and or Japanese shit, you should give a shot.
Unfortunately I've got a pretty bad rip (128kbps), so also added to the zip, an extract of the title track, which was used in 1988 Alchemism compilation, and is ripped correctly, giving you a sense how this should sound when ripper does his job right.

1. Lose One's Sense
2. オレンジ [Orange]
3. I.C's
4. 睫 (まつげ) [Eyelashes]
5. Newton's Oblige / Qui Vous L'a Dit
6. シーツ [Sheets]
[google translations so..]

Shintaro died in 1996, slipped while drunk from a staircase at a cabin in the Japanese Alps.

Just passing your music on, Mr. Sugiyama

Thursday, October 18, 2018


Greg Williams, Lydia Lunch, Alex MacNicol, Johnny Nation

Mrs. Lydia Lunch of course needs no introduction, nor does 13.13, which were the gloomy incarnation she managed to somehow craft out of The Weirdos.
Here are two somewhat descent quality live bootlegs of their US tour promoting their one and only album (probably best Lunch effort in my opinion).
Unfortunately, no live version of This Side of Nowhere, but still includes almost all of the repertoire.
Info and photos were taken of From The Archives, thank you very much for your fine site.

Live at Peppermint Lounge, 1981
By Catherine Ceresole (taken from Beauty Lies In The Eye photobook)

1981.10.30 - Live at Jeds, New Orleans, Louisiana

1. Intro
2. 3X3
3. Snakepit Breakdown
4. Stares To Nowhere
5. Lock Your Door
6. Suicide Ocean
7. Afraid of Your Company
8. I Fell In Love With A Ghost

1981.11.14 - Live at Peppermint Lounge, New York City, New York

1. Intro
2. Snakepit Breakdown
3. 3X3
4. Stares To Nowhere
5. Afraid of Your Company (Cut due to fire department visit)


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Det Glade Vanvidd ‎- The Rest of (1984-1989)

I think- Oddvar Njåstad, Harald A Nissen, Magne Njåstad, 1987
There really aren't much traces of info regarding Det Glade Vanvidd, as a matter of fact, it all pretty much sums up in their discogs page or in this fine norwegian blog. So frankly I've got nothing much to add (nor that I know anymore) about this nordic unappreciated group.

This compilation released in 2006 is gathering tracks from their cassettes, which are very musically varied, going through futuristic synth punk (Lov Song III), circus mess rock (Marx Brothers, Surfin' Beirut), cacophonic hardcore punk (Proklamasjon, Utfor Stopet), folk (Dansen Går På Skratteskjær), their epic dark post punk (Jakob, Ut Av Byen), and moreover, circulating more than 70 mins.
Now let's put an emphasis on the brilliant Ut Av Byen for a moment, just to show you how unique these guys were.. I mean, listen to it.. that shit is fucking proto black metal, that atmosphere, the riff that wouldn't embarrass Judas Iscariot.. Even thou he and his necro friends won't admit it, it is possible that young Vikernes was at a few shows of these guys lol
And if all that's not enough to show you how awesome DGV were, there's a hidden track at the end, not less than a live psychotic cover to Scratch Acid's Cannibal (One of DGV members will later form Albino Slug, norwegian industrial noise rock act name after the SA song of course).

1. Lov Song I
2. Roter Wedding
3. Lov Song II
4. Yallesong
5. Lov Song III
6. Proklamasjon
7. Ut Av Byen
8. Terror
9. Salme
10. Dansen Går På Skratteskjær
11. Rock & Roll Oh Yeah
12. Jungel Nord For Dovre
13. Jeg Er Død
14. Ingen Problemer
15. Utfor Stupet
16. Marx Brothers
17. Marx Brothers
18. Surfin' Beirut
19. Shakespeare In The Bush
20. Jakob (+ Cannibal (Scratch Acid Cover))

If you have any of their cassettes, please share !