Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jim O'Rourke - Secure On The Loose Rim



Cassette, C30
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, 1991


A wonderful tape !


Tracklist :

A1. And Then West (10:09)
A2. Nothing But Obstacles Dreaming (3:25)
B1. Continued (3:03)
B2. Sometimes It Takes Knowing (10:05)


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Allegory Chapel Ltd. - Trip



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, 1988


From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Recorded live on KZSC, this is indeed a trip -- an audio excursion par excellence. A bit of a different sound from Allegory Chapel. Well worth the journey. Come on along".
More Allegory Chapel Ltd. for your pleasure :
Assaults On The Human Body
Demimonde Voices
Excursion Into The Pit

Anyone interested in Allegory Chapel Ltd. should also go there.


Tracklist :

A. Trip (30:02)
B1. Res Ex Manu Esse (11:22)
B2. Tertiary Segment (3:29)
B3. No Quarterly (8:41)


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

John Hudak - Blackening



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, 1986


This is one of the first John Hudak cassettes.
The pure sound of eighties home-made industrial music...
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "2 cuts on this tape, each encompassing 1 side. Loops set the tone, as other sounds, both musical and non-musical, shift in and out of the mix. A broken player piano perhaps or perhaps it's the piano player who's broken. Minoy meets The Haters and more".


Tracklist :

A. Way Anybody
B. Lakes Whole Lakes



Monday, December 21, 2009

Big City Orchestra - Mile After Mile



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, 1987
Ripped by ctephin


From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "BCO kicks in with their 2nd SOP release. One of my favourite bands working these days. Someone oughta give these guys a record contract. They clang, bang and loop their way into your heart and mind. Once there, you're hooked for life. And this tape is another injection. Make your score".


Tracklist :

A1. Mile After Mile (6:39)
A2. Lottery (4:25)
A3. Another Harmless Formula (18:23)
B1. Dragon Lady Wedding (10:37)
B2. Headache (14:26)
B3. Another Mile (5:27)



Sunday, December 20, 2009

Abner Malaty - Fragments From The Semi Structure



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, 1987


From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Liquid Lysergic Leper from Indiana plays music for the psychedelic and psychotic. I think he sums this tape up best with his song, "My Brain Was Burning Badly" -- I think yours will be too".


Tracklist :

A1. Fragments From The Semi Structure (1:29)
A2. Liquid Lysergic Leper (1:59)
A3. Ancient Poem For The Stoned Age (5:06)
A4. Assault Of The Rotation Craft (2:31)
A5. Swamp (1:11)
A6. Variations Of 6 On 4 (4:24)
A7. He Tried To Wear His What? (2:50)
A8. Sunrise At The Ruins (3:07)
A9. Safe Dreams On A Scaffold (3:59)
A10. From The Center Somewhere (2:08)
A11. A Lunar Theme In Passing (1:53)
B1. Halls Of The Static King (5:28)
B2. Clattering Of Pure Guitar Compost (2:09)
B3. Comeback Baby My Heart's In Your Hand (And I'm Bleeding On Your Carpet) (3:32)
B4. Clipped Wing (3:40)
B5. Ritual At Mound (1:42)
B6. Archaic (4:51)
B7. My Brain Was Burning Badly (2:22)
B8. Orwat (7:04)


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Alien Planetscapes - Children Of Slaves



Cassette, C90
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, circa 1986


One of the first cassettes by legendary Doug Walker's space rock band Alien Planetscapes, before Carl Howard and Al Margolis join in.
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Doug Walker's Alien Planetscapes land on SOP. Electronic music that cooks -- not the boring "New Age" junk, but picking up where Hawkind (in its "spacier" moments) left off. Two side-long pieces that take you on a journey and then drop you off back home... where there are still Children Of Slaves".


Friday, December 18, 2009

As If² Bwana - Tu



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, circa 1988


Second collaboration cassette between Al Margolis and David Prescott, featuring Adam Bohman.
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Second As If² Bwana release. Side one is percussion, vocals and synth - everything processed and reprocessed in a slowly building piece. Side 2 finds Rich Clark's computer speaking to us (and with us) along with processed tapes of a mutant trumpet and mutated computer".
Side B has been rereleased on "Reefer" CDr, that is available for free download here.


Tracklist :

A. Percana
B. BCP


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Thursday, December 17, 2009

If, Bwana - Organ Life



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, circa 1987


My favourite If, Bwana cassette. Very minimal.
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Two half hour pieces on this tape. "Loop De Loop" is 54 loops of one sampled sound progressing towards orchestral dimensions. "Organ Life" is 7 different organ sounds playing 7 different chords. Headache inducing (hopefully)".


Tracklist :

A. Organ Life
B. Loop De Loop



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

If, Bwana - They Call Me "Bwana"



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, 1987


From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Well, for the 100th SOP release it's - If, Bwana. Oh hell what can I say - this is me - a bit of a different direction - and pretty damn hot. Buy it".


Tracklist :

A1. Watery One (5:09)
A2. They Call Me 'Bwana' (3:20)
A3. The Sleepwalkers (4:48)
A4. Bleeding At Limelight (6:09)
A5. Summers Holiday (4:37)
B1. Untitled #651 (6:03)
B2. What Martin ET (2:49)
B3. Fifth At Five (2:58)
B4. Jaws Of Hell (5:16)
B5. Not Wanted (6:08)
B6. This Means You (3:15)




Tuesday, December 15, 2009

If, Bwana - Beware The Sleeping Squid



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, circa 1987


If, Bwana is the musical project of Sound Of Pig Music owner, Al Margolis. "Beware The Sleeping Squid" is one of his first tapes.
From an old Sound Of Pig catalog : "Well, after a couple of years on Cause & Effect, this tape is now on SOP. Dark, mysterious and alien (to borrow a paraphrase). For those who dig Bwana -- and beyond".


Tracklist :

A1. "The Sound Of..." (2:52)
A2. The Beyond Is Not Happy (3:52)
A3. The Great Khan's Atlas (3:50)
A4. An Acceptable Level Of Violence (6:13)
A5. Eusapia (3:52)
A6. Invisible Cities (3:56)
A7. Blood Lines Last Forever (4:20)
A8. Beware The Sleeping Squid (2:28)
B. The Depth Of Silence (30:14)



Sunday, December 13, 2009

Various Artists - A Very Large Array



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, circa 1988
Ripped by Anemic


Tracklist :

A1. Electric Impulses From The Cerebrum - Tribute To The Beatles
A2. Arvid Tuba - Like Warm Saliva
A3. Arvid Tuba - Moralpisser
A4. Swimming Behavior Of The Human Infant - Punkt Rot Flieger Punkt Rot
A5. Cool And The Clones - Tuner
A6. Cool And The Clones - Mumps
A7. Big City Orchestra - Making A Living As A Musician
A8. VOXnihil - Kulturriss
A9. Due Process - Beethoven
B1. Zombies Under Stress - Naar Het Licht
B2. Zombies Under Stress - Fill Up The Void
B3. Theatre Of Ice - Miron
B4. Roberta Eklund - Chastised Eulogy
B5. Victor/Im - Nein
B6. L'Akstremauncio - Aurt D'Autizma
B7. H.J. Freezen - Bullring In Your Nose
B8. Building Balanced Children - Excerpt


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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Various Artists - Screaming ''Alas'' She Died Laughing



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, circa 1987
Ripped by Anemic


Tracklist :

A1. Costes Cassette - Dupont Dreams
A2. The Ascetic Force - Somewhere
A3. Chris Gross - Tulpa
A4. Joe Humble - Memory By Product
A5. Joe Humble - The Domain
A6. Linea Tactica - Discorcion En Distorsion De Disociacion Para Disociar
A7. Swine Bolt #45 - Untitled
A8. The Arms Of Someone New - Actor On The Wall
A9. Zusammenwachsen - Z (Excerpt)
B1. Mental Anguish - Neon Dilemna
B2. Donald Campau - Same Time Next Channel
B3. Faded Glory - Blood Ice Cream
B4. Catharsist - Reflected Memories
B5. Pointless - Something To Look Up To
B6. Bogart - Dischoir
B7. Didier Moulinier - Helena (III)
B8. P.S. Bingo - Drive (Excerpt)


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Friday, December 11, 2009

Various Artists - The Long March



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, circa 1985
Ripped by Anemic


Tracklist :

A1. Croiners - From "A Sample Of Croiners"
A2. Dennis Carleton - From "Color With Crayons" 1
A3. Dennis Carleton - From "Color With Crayons" 2
A4. Big City Orchestra - From "Number 5"
A5. Algebra Suicide - Connoisseurs Of Lightning
A6. Algebra Suicide - Father's By The Door
A7. Maniacs - Vietnam
A8. Pascal Massun - Flight To Barnard Star (Excerpt)
B1. Human Flesh - Can I Kiss You (27th Human Attempt)
B2. Solomonoff & Von Hoffmannstahl - The High And The Mighty
B3. Famlende Forsøk - Belzebub/Amerika
B4. Industrial Sponge - Boom Dark
B5. Industrial Sponge - Monsters In My Head
B6. Theatre Of Ice - Oblivion
B7. Theatre Of Ice - It's All Over Now
B8. Absolute Body Control - So Obvious - Sister Ray (Live)
B9. Seiei Jack - Excerpt
B10. The Haints - Haint House (Excerpt)


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Various Artists - Scary World



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, 1985


Tracklist :

A1. Room 291 - Veldt
A2. No Unauthorized - Amour Funebre
A3. Monochrome Bleu - Waving Legs Of An Infinite Number Of Funk Junks
A4. Le Syndicat - Excerpt
A5. Psyclones - Deaf And Dumb / 1234! / Animal Rights
B1. Skoptzies - Dirty Demon
B2. Blackhouse - Rhythmus
B3. Voigt Kampff - One Day In Oulan-Bathor
B4. Josef K. Noyce - Tausende Schnitte (Excerpt)
B5. Minoy - Ethiopia


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Various Artists - War Is The Health Of The State



Cassette, C60
Label : Sound Of Pig Music, US, circa 1985
Ripped by Anemic


Tracklist :

A1. Ken Clinger - Hello
A2. Ken Clinger - Meeting Of Minds
A3. Zanstones - The Sixth Sence
A4. Zanstones - Bob High Bob Low
A5. Problemist - America In Grave Danger
A6. Problemist - Platform
A7. Die Desultorische Detonation KG - Frustration (Excerpt)
A8. DZ Lectric & Anthon Shield - Nagual
B1. Mystery Hearsay - In Tide
B2. Mystery Hearsay - Out Tide
B3. Schlafengarten - Anxious
B4. Bocal 5 - Funky Cat
B5. Bocal 5 - Aimer
B6. Ceramic Madonna Head - Another Century
B7. If, Bwana - Tiny Bladders
B8. Der Akteur - Inside McDonalds
B9. The Sonic Excorcists - Journey To Big Browser (Excerpt)


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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sound Of Pig Music



From mid-eighties to mid-nineties, there were three major cassette labels of post-industrial and experimental musics in the US : Audiofile Tapes, Harsh Reality Music and Sound Of Pig Music. During that period, Al Margolis released more than 300 cassettes of underground music and was considered "the cassette godfather", as stated on Hal McGee's Electronic Cottage #1 cover (although the two other mentioned labels have released the same - Harsh Reality Music - or nearly the same - Audiofile Tapes - amount of tapes). You can read an interview of Al Margolis about Sound Of Pig Music here.

During the last months, I've been collecting MP3s of Sound Of Pig Music cassettes, and I'm gonna share some of them.

Most Sound Of Pig Music cassettes can be purchased here, and many can be downloaded on various blogs :
SOP ? - Jim O'Rourke - Secure On The Loose Rim
SOP 6 - Various - Aural Fixation
SOP 9 - Der Akteur - Rockery
SOP 10 - Various - Beyond Step One
SOP 10 - Various - Beyond Step One
SOP 11 - Various - War Is The Health Of State
SOP 15 - Various - Scary World
SOP 15 - Various - Scary World
SOP 17 - Various - Ha! Ha! Among The Trumpets
SOP 18 - Various - The Long March
SOP 19 - Dog A Master / Dog As Master & If, Bwana - An Organised Accident
SOP 20 - Nails Øv Christ - Dark Night Of The Soul
SOP 20 - Nails Øv Christ - Dark Night Of The Soul
SOP 24 - P.S. Bingo / If, Bwana - Untitled
SOP 26 - Schlafengarten - Spring Cleaning!!
SOP 34 - The Haters - Future Cheers
SOP 39 - Big City Orchestra & Deathranch - Massacre Of The Innocents
SOP 42 - Various - The World Does Not Fit On A 21" Screen
SOP 48 - Big Red Stain / La Otra Cara De Un Jardín - Chronicle Of Consumptive Irritation / Brikollage
SOP 49 - Het Zweet - Zweepslag 1 + 2
SOP 50 - Psyclones - Son Ov Cultleader
SOP 55 - Alien Planetscapes - Children Of Slaves
SOP 58 - Nails Øv Christ - Punishment Is Correction
SOP 60 - Irritant / Ramleh - Tomorrow We Live
SOP 62 - Minoy - Pretty Young Negro Man
SOP 64 - Thick Slimy Whisper - Live At Fashion Moda 10/11/86
SOP 66 - Dog As Master - Brash Pussy
SOP 66 - Dog As Master - Brash Pussy
SOP 71 - Various - Screaming "Alas" She Died Laughing
SOP 74 - Thick Slimy Whisper & Qwa Digs Never Parish - Teenage Pop Songs
SOP 84 - Abner Malaty - Fragments From The Semi Structure
SOP 87 - Deaf Lions - Copia
SOP 90 - Various - Empty Shadows
SOP 100 - If, Bwana - They Call Me "Bwana"
SOP 100 - If, Bwana - They Call Me "Bwana"
SOP 109 - If, Bwana - Beware The Sleeping Squid
SOP 111 - La Sonorité Jaune - Ersatia
SOP 111 - La Sonorité Jaune - Ersatia
SOP 118 - Big City Orchestra - Mile After Mile
SOP 121 - Violence And The Sacred - Arkinoid
SOP 124 - John Hudak - Blackening
SOP 128 - XTSW - Bridge
SOP 129 - City Of Worms - Crumnants
SOP 133 - Fake Feelings Institute With Audio Leter - Present...
SOP 140 - Joseph Nechvatal - Sleep
SOP 142 - Domaine Poétique - Exhale Slowly
SOP 148 - X-Ray Pop - Dirty Love
SOP 152 - Various - A Very Large Array

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Various Artists - France



Cassette, C90
Label : Harsh Reality Music, US, 1989


That cassette was part of a series of "national" compilations released by excellent US cassette label Harsh Reality Music.
Download as well The Netherlands and Spain.


Tracklist :

A1. X-Ray Pop - Touf Touf (3:23)
A2. Aehos - Rectitude No. 4 (12:52)
A3. Brume - Panzerfaust 3 (3:50)
A4. La Sonorité Jaune - Reha (3:12)
A5. Sempiternels - L'Annunciation (Du Vide) (7:28)
A6. Betrayal - Mauri (5:18)
A7. Vox Populi! - Let Us Get Higher (8:02)
A8. Hänzel & Gretzel - C'Est Le Père Sadique (1:53)
A9. Hänzel & Gretzel - Teutir Spregue (1:09)
B1. M. Nomized - The Girl In The Sweating Room (4:33)
B2. Das Synthetische Mischgewebe - Bloody Slime, Significant Symbol For The Force Of Tedious Habits (12:28)
B3. Costes - Fart In My Face (2:14)
B4. Bernard Donzel-Gargand & Philippe Moënne-Loccoz - Cellules (7:28)
B5. Totentanz - Future Prospects (4:33)
B6. RWA - Jesus Trash Can (2:48)
B7. Alain Basso - Poussières Dans L'Extase (4:04)
B8. X Non X - Loiseau Malade (2:18)
B9. Nos Yeux Aveugles - Z.T.T.01 (7:00)



Thursday, December 3, 2009

Various Artists - F-rants



Cassette, C90
Label : audiofile Tapes / S.J. Organisation, US / France, 1988


I usually try my best not to post anything that was posted elsewhere before. That wonderful "F-rants" compilation of french artists, put together by Pascal Dauzier, was recently posted here, but my rip was ready to close the S.J. Organisation series... So here it is.


Tracklist :

A1. The Grief - Automatic Piece (6:04)
A2. Lieutenant Caramel - Donald Au Moyen Age (5:59)
A3. La Sonorité Jaune - Hilessia (3:22)
A4. Cri Primal - Untitled (3:54)
A5. La Destination - Diaspora (6:20)
A6. S.T.P.O. - Idol (Live) (1:04)
A7. Le Syndicat - Presque (6:54)
A8. Galeshka Moravioff - Untitled (5:04)
A9. Élève Modèle - The Big Baboon By The Light Of The Moon (3:56)
B1. Étant Donnés - Mes Yeux Clos, C'Est Mon Coeur Entre Tes Mains (6:50)
B2. Orient Express - L'Offrande A Itzpapalotl (Live) (4:58)
B3. Pacific 231 - Mahol (2:01)
B4. S.T.P.O. - Non (Live) (1:12)
B5. Jérôme Noettinger - Le Macheur De Verre (8:15)
B6. Anne Gillis - Wohohin (3:33)
B7. Dreaming With Vox Populi - Luna Plexus (6:05)
B8. Pierre Perret - Excerpt From "Gaia, La Terre" (4:48)
B9. Aversion Sonore - Lai (6:57)