some german protopostpunk 1979: no horizon from kiel live in concert

unfourtunatedlay there is not all too much evidence to be found on the net that this band even existed: in 1979 they released a four-track-maxi-ep that is rather rare nowadays, and later on a few of their tracks appeared on some posthumourosly compilations. until now nobody even knew that a live recording had survived.

no horizon from kiel in the northwestgerman providence of schleswig-holstein were jan credit on vocals, andy schwarz on bass, akim ju on drums, aga phlegma on guitar and max meir on saxophone. my deasrset neighbour brotbeutel might give you some hints about the wherass and wheiss, and some additional information can be found on discogs. absoulutely nothing though is known about the live concert you are going to be listening to in the following except for the fact that it was recorded long before 1982 (that's when i got the tape) and that it is probably from 1978 or 1979 because it is sung entiredly in english and is featuring none of the songs they recorded in german later on.

so listen to half an hour of postkrautprotopostpunk seamuslessly in one peas:

for your love
i don't like it
strange shelves (listen directly)
indian ali
?i don't like??
???miss you (listen directly)
no horizon

(mp3 / leftclick to listen / rightclick to download)



KNULT #1 - a norwegian tape compilation featuring TÔLE ACHE, anders gjerde, celestial plenitude, andreas meland, sindre bjerga, marakel, post scriptvm, duo kanel, rn'r and memyselfandeye aka siemers

in 2001 the norwegian noise artist marakel asked his friends and relatives to contribute some sounds to a post-industrial compilation and most of us did, of course. in 2002 this tape was released as a limited and numbered edition of 50 copies with handcrafted covers by vidar evensen and was distributed mostly through the artists involved. 

due to the very limited circulation across the common markets this tape has become rather rare, but i still got some author's copies in my collection; so just drop me a line if you got something interesting in exchange.

here we go:

side a

01 - post sriptvm - the wire cosmos (this is a slightly edited version omitting the first three minutes that are completely distorted on all of my versions of the tape; the longer version with all cracks and burstouts can be found as track #7)
02 - siemers - dreamweapon #13 / one brain #7 / 21nhr52 / tlic #2 / ryleyh / reich #2 / twin #2 / tekk #5 (listen directly)
03 - duo kanel - det finnes en olsen-larsen
04 - lasse marhaug - black wind
05 - rn'r - elephant & castles (listen directly)

bonus tracks

06 - sturclub - live at the treppenhaus in bad cannstatt on the 13th of june 2006 featuring the lolly pope, jokim, patrizio and siemers. a video of this live action can be found on youtube.
07 -  post sriptvm - the wire cosmos (complete version starting with three minutes of unintended noise due to a defect tape or whatever caused this unnerving noise)

the rar-file of side a is part of the download below.

side b

01 - TÔLE ACHE - collection pédophilique étrange (contrary to what the linernotes say this one is from the album vie et mort d'un pédophile from 2000)
02 - anders gjerde - no title (listen directly)
03 - celestial plenitude - translucant flower
04 - andreas meland - the dark side of...
05 - sindre bjerga / anders gjerde - smokescreens and carpetbombs
06 - marakel - gravferd 16.aug. (listen directly)

bonus tracks

07 - D:U:R - untitled living room recording, 25th of june 2004. D:U:R were D:avid / U:we / R:alf also known as deuf (= TÔLE ACHE) / andrea duwa (= uwe büchele) / van daale (= siemers, that's me)
08 - sturclub - live on the 3rd of june 2005 in kirchheim/teck accompanying the vernissage for an exhibition of works by petra pfirmann featuring siemers, voran, büchele and dufour. (listen directly)

the rar-file of side b is part of the download below.

(mp3 / including rar-files of side a and side b and respectivelaid bonus tracks and lots of pictures and scans / direct download)


wolf and the gang from gütersloh in krautwestgermany with their twanging version of the sixties plus two obscure demo recordings i found in the waste bin of the stuttgart employment agency

take it or better leave it. there is no hint or evidence to be found on the wouldweightwapp that this=here cd or even the band really does or did exist in any way. but anyway who cares. 

when wolf and the gang recorded this album in 2015 they were wolf on guitars and vocals, and the gang on everything else. no additional information can't be found nowhere, but interestingingly they are performing at least three tracks the rattles wrote or did perform live some times. by the way, i found this cd in a second hand store for less than fifty cent.

so listen:

01 - get it on
02 - apron strings
03 - with a girl like you (listen directly)
04 - i'm free
05 - come on and sing
06 - confessin' the blues
07 - last date
08 - the price of love (listen directly)
09 - dead flowers
10 - rockin' all over the world
11 - shakin' all over
12 - love of my life
13 - the last time (listen directly)
14 - pictures of matchstick men
15 - parisienne walkaways
16 - green onions

for your listening pleasure i added two demo-cds i found in the garbage can of the stuttgart employment agency. the beatles of baltemore are still alive and kicking, but the blizzards have gone lost in the process of growing old.

17 - the beatles of baltmannsweiler (listen directly)

18 - the blizzards

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


cracker and shoe from toronto in canada: two widely unknown albums full of weird improvisation plus some bonus tracks

the toronto based band cracker and shoe is the duo of michael keith on guitars and david sait on guzheng and both on tapes and electronics. way back in 2006 michael keith sent me some cds of his own solowork as a free=improvising bluesnoblues=deconstructeur and some examples of the deprimitively reprimatured mild noise he was performing and executing with david sait under the name of cracker and shoe.

though both michael keith and david sait have been playing and recording music, "music" and no=music for almost fourty years now they somehow managed to slip underneath the radar not only of the general public but even of friends and connoisseurs of experimental outsider=music. even the discogs=community almost ignores them except for the one emanem=album michael keith recorded with john oswald and roger turner in 2005 and a handful of almost unavailable sound carriers david sait recorded all through the years.

so for today you will get the chance to listen to an untitled cd-r of cracker and shoe with 16 untitled tracks, their "just fiends"-ep, and some bonus tracks from an album they recorded under the name of mcf.

so here we go.

the untitled cd-r, probably recorded in 2006:

01 - untitled
02 - untitled (listen directly)
03 - untitled
04 - untitled
05 - untitled (listen directly)
06 - untitled
07 - untitled
08 - untitled
09 - untitled (listen directly)
10 - untitled
11 - untitled
12 - untitled
13 - untitled
14 - untitled
15 - untitled (listen directly)
16 - untitled

just fiends aka cracker and shoe, recorded in 2006:

17 (01) - very good
18 (02) - curious how it will print (listen directly)
19 (03) - swimlots
20 (04) - eat pie
21 (05) - just fiends
22 (06) - no summer school (listen directly)

plus three bonus tracks from the album "music for the new world" by mcf from 2003:

23 - 4:11
24 - 5:21 (listen directly)
25 - 6:34

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)



the italian brutist unit xx century zorro scrampling and sceaming allthrough the german version of their tape la côte d'azur

these are the real flying spaghetti monsters: in the early eighties the italian copyleft activistica xx century zorro cavortobated all about the european kassettentäter scene and blew our minds a little bit more than they ever thought they could do. the german version of "la côte d'azur" was their third or force tape in 1982, and nobody knows if there ever was a non-german version. burst anyway. the tape was rereleased as a very limited edition on vinyl in 1999, and both versions are rather hard to find.

each side of the tape has a seamless 16-minutes-track making it coumpleteley impossible to separate the individual tracks, so i let them both as they are. you can listen to both of the tracks directly by clicking left or save them with rightclick, as you know. the scans and pictures of course are not included in the download, so you have to save them in addition to the music.

A08 - PHON 

B04 - 8000 DAYS



live at the bauplatz in venlo 1981; a tape featuring the ex, prompt, zoo, theatre off (!) hate, the brassers, metall tanz, einstürzende neubauten, pandemonium, alive detail and motel bokassa. plus two bonus tracks by the neubauten as well.

i found this little gem in the black holes of my hard drive just with a bad scan of the cover, but discogs could help with some more details. these performances were executed live at the bauplatz in venlo in holland in 1981 and 1982. 

the cover of the tape just mentions the name of the bands and the recording date, but some additional information has been provided by the users of discogs. as the tape clocks in almost exactly at 60 minutes i added two tracks the neubauten released on a maxi-cd in 1997 for your listening pleasure.

01 - the ex (listen directly)
02 - prompt
03 - zoo
04 - theatre off (sic!) hate
05 - the brassers
(en toen was er niets meer / de grote vergissing)
06 - metall tanz (listen directly)
07 - einstürzende neubauten (kollaps)
08 - pandemonium
09 - alive detail
10 - motel bokassa (listen directly)

plus bonus:

einstürzende neubauten: the nnnaaammm remixes by darkus
11 - trilogy
12 - side grinder (listen directly)

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)