Continuing with the recent theme of electro and industrial tapes from the mid 80s to early 90s, I present a compilation material from 1988 to 1991 by Milaukee, Wisconsin based industrial band Shrilltower. I first stumbled accross this album at Rubbish Nation, whose uploads were unfortunately recently seized. So this one is dedicated to Dr. […]
Another DD. Records release, by a group including the aforementioned Kimihide Kusafuka. Here joined (I assume from the group’s later lineup, there is next to no information on the cassette itself) by Tomoya Sakashita and Kazuhiko Sakashita. Generally anthemic electro, there are a couple of breaks into new-wave: the final track has a guitar riff […]
Kimihide Kusafuka is perhaps best known as a member of the mid-1980s Japanese electro/industrial band Techno Menses, but he had a prolific solo career as well. This release, from 1984 on DD. Records, is full of arpeggiated synth lines, moody drum machine rhythms, noisy drones and a few minimal but symphonic masterpieces (the last 10 […]
A fairly random very-early-morning/very-late-night purchase of mine led to this discovery: a self-titled and self-released cassette by Anode from 1979. An incredible mix of field recording, tape effects, proto-electro and drone which has baffled me for the last week – mostly because it sounds incredibly contemporary. Sections (like the last 6 minutes of ‘Trips North…’) […]
The latest installment in Greek/Spanish label Antifrost‘s Voice Tapes Series is Julien Ottavi‘s The Cremator Opera (V.01).
I was fortunate enough to attend ErstQuake 2 in New York back in 2005, which included a dramatic performance by Ottavi and Tomas Korber. Dramatic not in musical form, as Ottavi more or less completely dominated the short set […]