>> Thursday, January 21, 2010
Cassette Tape Superstar was a blog that died a few months back. Does anyone know if it perhaps relocated or something? I liked that blog a lot and I would like to know if it still exists in some form. :(
This post will self destruct in 2 days.
To avoid bunch of pointless posts with me rambling on about each release here's a bunch of his works in one.
Daryl Groetsch has been creating numbing drone, noise and ambient music with handmade synthesizers since 2002.
I'd start with Planetary Tortures if I were new with this guy. Also you might want to check out Polyakov which is quite different from anything else he made.
Polyakov (2003) - Synthnoise
Golden Cancer Aches (2004) - House Of Lies Recordings
Pleistocene (2005) - self released twice
Planetary Torture (2006) - Housepig
Ramped (2006) part 1 part 2 - Audiobot
Deadly Space Missions (2007) - 8mm Records
This one happens to be rather good wall noise unlike some of his releases that are fucking boring as hell.
01. (de)Programming Mates 23:41
02. So Begins Our Porn Play 0:56
03. Some Need Change 17:12
Released in 2006 through Mask Of The Slave.
This is probably all over the internets but it is one of my favorites so I'll post it. Has just two tracks but both are excellent. Not exactly how BSC sounds these days. Far more melodic (I guess) and ear friendly. Can't really explain it.
1 Mes Soldats Stupides (Demo) 15:18
2 Clouds In My Coffee 13:21
Released in 2005. Available on Hospital Productions and RRRecords.
Here's one of those promos that got lost in the void of emails. Sorry for waiting so long (whoever sent this to me, I forgot >_<) to see this posted. Anywaaaaaaay, the cover actually resembles to the sound of this album. All tracks are kinda soothing ambient that sometime venture in the land of noise but not exactly too much so that it would ruin the mood. The balance of ambient and noise is well paced so it doesn't get boring. Definitely check this one out. The only thing I didn't exactly like was the fourth track, sounded kinda pointless.
01. Sabbe Sankhara Anicca (6:37)
02. Sabbe Sankhara Dukkha (17:41)
03. Sabbe Sankhara Anatta (13:39)
04. Dukka Nirodha (18:33)
05. Sallekhana (10:37)
Released on Dadaist Audio netlabel.
I believe I posted something from this guy already. I can't remember, I don't have my brain with me at the moment.
Anyway, that sort of thing with electronics and dem tape manipulator skills (or so I believe).
01. Untitled 1 (0:44)
02. Untitled 2 (4:32)
03. Untitled 3 (0:22)
04. Untitled 4 (2:08)
05. Untitled 5 (3:10)
06. Untitled 6 (2:24)
07. Untitled 7 (1:40)
08. Untitled 9 (4:18)
09. Untitled 9 (1:26)
10. Untitled 10 (7:25)
Whoops looks like I tagged track 8 wrong. :S
Ne volim januar, ni bele zimske vragove. :(
Released in 2003 through American Tapes. Limited to 30 copies.
No cover yet again~
Harsh noise made out of fine oils from the land of seizures (and mad christians).
All tracks recorded between 2001 and late 2002. These are this first Oscillating Innards recordings. In many cases there is minimal or no editing. An initial Siezure Oil CDR was given out to people in 2002. My apologies for inconsistent production and teenage noise/ambience. Housed in a spray painted DVD case. Limited to 10 copies.
2 Asorbic Serpent
3 Swallowing Ink
4 Yasumi Hige Jiko
5 Kroy Spiral
6 The Legs Of A Sassy Eight Year Old Entombed In An Oven
7 Robotic Wine
8 Congenitally Humiliated
9 Fell Down The Stairs
10 Monobrachius (Acephalus)
11 Phlegmonous Abcess
12 Branded Surface
13 Squeal Milk
14 Cleanliness Of Papers (One And Two)
15 Umi-masu Garasu
Released in 2004 through Iatrogenesis Records.
Speaking of Weak Sisters here's their tour cdr they handed out on various tours I guess. Bunch of unnamed tracks.
Self released, obviously.
01. Tour 1 (3:35)
02. Tour 2 (3:46)
03. Tour 3 (5:36)
04. Tour 4 (6:15)
05. Tour 5 (2:37)
06. Tour 6 (5:34)
07. Tour 7 (1:37)
08. Tour 8 (3:08)
09. Tour 9 (5:19)
Ne lomite mi linkove.
Can't say I enjoyed it as much as I did enjoy Subterfuge but this is quite alright as well. Perhaps a bit too annoying to the ear at some points. There are some live tracks as well with not exactly clean recording but they are fun.
1 Nympholepsy 6:49
2 Night Of Smells 5:03
3 Dream Regions 7:40
4 Live One 3:53
5 Live Two 0:29
6 Live Three 1:46
7 Live Four 4:39
8 Infanticide Live 2006 8:29
Stevu Čenejca je ubio grom nežno ko rukoooommm~~
Released in 2007 through Turgid Animal.
Synth based ep sent to us by Ironlung from Poland.
I guess it's ok, too much hiss sounds for me but it's alright for what it is.
Lasts about 15 minutes.
Double tape release by one of my favorite harsh noise wallers. It's harsh noise wall and it's a heavy wall indeed.
Oh and the rip I have doesn't have tracks ripped separately so it's just side a, b etc.
|Remix - Black Sand Desert|
|An Ode To Reality|
|C1||Old Broken Axe To Face And Blood Everywhere||10:13|
|D1||Naked Sacrifice Tied To Upsidedown Crosses And Blood Everywhere||10:16|
Ciglja u zidu.
Released in 2008 through Chondritic Sound.
Here's a relatively new release by Ascites. I posted their stuff before so check that out as well if you haven't.
This c30 was released on Fonofobi tapes in Sweden. The Fonofobi tapes imprint is headed up by the elusive and Audrey Hepburn obsessed skonhet. the tape is limited to 50 pro-dubbed copies, and just in case you were wondering that is a suction canister full of ascites on the cover.
Tape consists of two tracks. Both are harsh noise but not much cacophony. Mevertheless it's not dull because something is always happening and tingling(?).
01. Shifting Dullness (14:31)
02. Fluid Thrill (14:53)
When this was sent to me 10 copies were still in stock. Probably by now it's out of print but Ascites did left me their mail in case someone wants to get in touch for buying. Maybe they have something new? I don't know, ask them here.
Smash rapidshare scum.
Released in 2006 through Alcoholic Narcolepsy.
>> Monday, January 18, 2010
>> Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Review taken from Viva Fate:
"This demo by Swallowtail opens with a slow creeping atmosphere, alot calmer than what I was expecting. Moments almost reminiscent of Akira Yamaoka's work on Silent Hill offer affecting beauty and clarity in a sea of creeping electronics. Fractured drumming breaks through the mossy electronic base, threatening to disintegrate at any moment. Shrieks and screams nestle in the background, swirling in the dense layers. Slowly fading out.
The release continues to twist and turn, not falling to expectations. Black metal styled vocals and almost unprocessed guitar make an appearance and offer a complete change of pace whilst retaining just enough style to not feel out of place. I begin to have problems here as there is alot of high end (almost painfully so) without much low end, there are rumbles and bass but it's not prominent, it teases an appearance but doesn't deliver.
I'm beginning to think this release was mixed as loud as possible without much concern for how it would sound. The more noise based elements are almost ear raping. We're now treated to a heavily distorted drum machine and feedback squeals. Very foreword but lacking the atmosphere conveyed earlier.
A pulsing bassline drives onwards, broken samples crackling into nothing as we break into an almost Gabba styled track, little variation and drums being too high in the mix don't offer much here. When we break back into a calmer passage there's more going on but a static buzz (almost unchanging) kills the atmosphere. Another Gabba styled section finishes this off.
A more atmospheric track rears it's head. Images of misty streets and unthinkable horrors are conjured, to be suddenly shut down by yet more drum machine abuse. The Silent Hill vibe is still here, taken over as it is by almost noisecore levels of screaming and drumming. There is a very interesting bed of electronics in the background, but the drums are so forward in the mix it's almost impossible to focus on. Each section is done well, the dark ambient, creeping electronics, Gabba styled drum beats, aggressive screaming. My only problem is that the mash up of styles doesn't allow the true power of each section to be displayed.
An almost tortured guitar line creeps out of the electronic murk, strangely beautiful in juxtaposition to the dirty skree that it stands against. I'm reminded of black noise, and black noise done well at that. Atmospheres that suggest great unease, forcing the listener to confront that which they rather would not.
Like being stuck on an ever spinning carnival ride, the usually fun sounds and warm lights distorting and becoming something much more sinister. This track is what I imagined when I originally heard the "dark cabaret" genre tag used. I do get an uneasy feeling that the intro to an Arcturus track may have been used as a sample here though, especially towards the end (I think it's from Arcturus but I can't be sure)
Droning synth lines coupled with aggressive almost Junglism styled drum beats shouldn't work but for some reason it does. Breaking up the tracks en yet managing to keep the same atmospheric flow.
It's really hard to say how I feel about this release as a whole, there are some moments of genius but I am reminded of the phrase "jack of all trades, master of none". Swallowtail shows real promise, the electronics are evocative. My main concern is that I feel I've heard a lot of this before, I'm not sure if that's down to an expert structure of songs and atmospheres or due to a liberal use of samples. Either way it's worth grabbing the release to see how it goes for you. I'd defiantly keep an eye on Swallowtail either way."
01 Abiotic World (0:56)
02 Expired Syrinx Choir (6:41)
03 Imbue The Aphotic Red (4:26)
04 Graphite Seas (1:30)
05 Forgiveth (3:39)
06 Mengele Twin (4:56)
07 Of A Blossom of Moths (2:22)
08 Amongst The Living, We March (2:36)
09 Yersinia (2:39)
10 A Pulsating Array of Twitching, Dismembered Limbs (3:42)
11 Angelic Putrefaction (3:36)
12 Chloritic Dame (1:59)
Total Runtime: 38:59