Performed at the Plague showcase organised by )toon) festival, October 11th 2009, Haarlem, Netherlands.
This exclusive set was accompanied by a video project by The Nothing (Canada), featuring Matthew McLaughlin (UK).
I'm not very much into power electronics, though Con-Dom is a longtime favourite of mine. For me, "Beyond Unknown Pleasures" by Italian act The Sodality is one of the best releases in that genre, and one of my favourite records ever. That's an incredibly powerful masterpiece, when most power electronics records just use the same cheap noises, screams and provocative ideas...
That CD version includes the re-release of "Beyond Unknown Pleasures" LP (1987) and "Orgies Of Crime" 12" (1988), first released by Aquilifer Sodality.
1. They Never Learn (6:22)
2. I Can't Stand A Bitchy Chick (5:10)
3. Catch The Whore (3:57)
4. I Want Your Blood (4:35)
5. The Kiddie Eater (5:17)
6. Fuck Mastery (1:55)
7. The Younger The Better (4:10)
8. Beyond Unknown Pleasures (6:06)
9. Orgies Of Crime (7:51)
10. And So You Shall (4:17)
This is a repost : a new rip (320 kbps) of the wonderful Maybe Mental final cassette.
A 68 mn remixed and extended version of Side A was later released as MP3 under the artist name Zangpo ; it is available for free download on David Oliphant website, where other Maybe Mental - and related artists - releases can be purchased at reasonable prices.
Cassette, 2 x C60
Label : We Never Sleep, US, 1988
Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies
Ripped by Rainier
A few months ago, I've posted the CD edition of Insomnia Vol. 1 compilation. Insomnia Vol. 2 has never been re-released on CD. And it's difficult to understand why...
A1. Matt Heckert - Survival Research Laboratories Soundtracks Revisited
B1. Greater Than One - Funk It
B2. Greater Than One - The Rose, The Cross And The Flag
B3. Greater Than One - Crisis
B4. Greater Than One - London Bridge & Mother Kelly
C1. Hunting Lodge - Rust Scraper
C2. Hunting Lodge - Hear You Knockin'
C3. Hunting Lodge - Rip You To Shreds
C4. Hunting Lodge - Carnivora!
C5. Hunting Lodge - Encore Re-Call
D1. Human Head Transplant - Funeral For A King
D2. Human Head Transplant - Opera Of Ennui
D3. Human Head Transplant - Water
D4. Human Head Transplant - Kubla Khan
D5. Human Head Transplant - Colleen
D6. Human Head Transplant - The End Of It
Greater Than One was one of the major bands of the 80s post-industrial movement. Before becoming mostly devoted to techno-like music, they made some very personal records, between danceable electronic and more experimental audio work.
That cassette was sent to radio stations to promote their early releases. It includes tracks from various cassettes and vinyl records, as well as unreleased tracks, and is an excellent introduction to their early work.
Early Greater Than One records have been recently rereleased by Brainwashed Recordings (more specifically Brainwashed Archives) :
- "Kill The Pedagogue", their very first cassette ;
- "All The Masters Licked Me", their brilliant debut LP (released by Side Effects Records) for the first time on CD, including as well the "Trust" LP ;
- "London", another great release, that includes the excellent "Dance Of The Cowards" CD as well as much more material originally released on vinyl or cassette ;
- "G-Force", that is not my favourite...
Those who are interested can buy these CDs here.
One more Phronèsis CDr, this time between ambient and electonica.
1. The Black Lodge (4:06)
2. The Yellow Lodge (5:44)
3. The Green Lodge (4:56)
4. The Red Lodge (4:00)
5. The White Lodge (4:48)
6. The Purple Lodge (4:22)
7. The Blue Lodge (4:29)
8. The Pink Lodge (6:55)