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REVIEWS:

from Cassette Gods :

Al Qaeda - Invite Us Back Some Time Tape TAR036

Gaze - III Tape TAR032

from Deadtones :

King Future Cave Wolf – Live At Hotel Jambox Tape TAR038

Pod Blotz – White…Black…Spectrum Infinity Tape TAR033

from Foxy Digitalis :

Gaze - III Tape TAR032

SCOAM / Hiss and Hum Split Tape TAR030

from Dead Formats :

S.C.O.A.M. & Pregnant Spore “Circle the Excess” Tape TAR034

Seven Lies about Girls/Derek Rogers Split Tape TAR031

Gaze “III” Tape TAR032

from Animal Psi :

SCOAM / Hiss and Hum Split Tape TAR030

Great Slave Lake Tape TAR028

from Cassette Gods :

V/A - Negro Woman Of America Your Electric Future Is Now Stay Beautiful Tape and Zine TAR029

Great Slave Lake Tape TAR028

from Auxilliary Out :

TAR 026 - "Al Qaeda and Demonologists are reportedly finding their black metal roots with this cassingle. I figure Bad Brains put reggae and hardcore hand and hand so why can't I do that with black metal and dub for this review? I haven't heard either of these crews so this makes for a quick get-to-know-ya.
Al Qaeda makes the jumpoff with the trio delivering 5 tracks in like 4 minutes. I was probably expecting 45 second raging metal tunes but AQ got something more abstract brewing. Starting out with "Battle Fuck" (a name so ridiculous it just might work) percussive bass throbs and wind blows before some obliterated vocal cord shredding bares its teeth against a weird looped keyboard. End track 1. "Bottom Feeder" actually features a rock band set-up pounding away on a rhythmic riff and the track plays out like an intro to an unmade album. "Shitting Gold" features warbly keyboard against distorted backwards tape loops or something of the like. "Lepper Cuss" opens with a scream and shuffles along heavy on the groove and light on the fidelity. Possibly the tape's standout. It shifts abruptly into "Veritable" which sounds a little too clean to be "black." Nearly glistening tones are sustained all the way through along with some bizarre brushing-your-teeth noises.
Passing to the other side, Demonologists deliver a single sidelong track, "The Bastard Curse." The jam is immediately heavy on the crunch. This is some Oops, All Berries crunch. I can't tell what the fuck is going on underneath all the distortion on this thing. Vocals? Guitar? Keyboard? Drums? There are a few sustained tones near the end but that might just be feedback. I figure if this was made with a combustion engine that runs on goat's blood, I'd get a press release letting me know, right? Then again maybe not...
Both tapes are available from the labels. The Tad tape comes shrinkwrapped with sweet prehistoric artwork. The AQ/Demonologists cassette features awesomely bleak xeroxography."

 

from Inside Noise :

TAR 026 - "AL QUEDA starts their side with a sluggish beat, before all hell breaks loose. Wild guitar, hideous vocals, and the same blown out beat, along with huge amounts of white noise. The track cuts suddenly and another starts. It is soon evident that their side contains several short tracks. The second track begins with a rock riff that slowly is buried under piles of HNW static. It is immediately followed by a looping rumbling noise, a reverberated guitar loop, and metal pulsing and scraping as the third track. The fourth track is cut up screaming, metal chugging and buried drums, metal screeching and looping, whole track seems like one big loop. The last track contains beautiful looping ambience, squirming tadpole glitching laid overtop. The ambience fades and the glitching continues. Each track seems like a preview for something greater. Ideas and thoughts sketched out. It would have been nice to hear the continuation of ONE of these tracks on the cassette that took up the entire 4.5 minute duration, but the schizophrenic noisecore blast quality is nice, especially out of the context of noisecore.

DEMONOLISTS side starts with high pitched pulsating hissing that starts to blur and gain more low end, evolving into a more chunky, HNW style wall. It gains an almost scraping-like high pitched static blast over top of the wall, which now sounds like the pulse from a dying cassette recorder. The wall marches on, grainy, but gains what sounds to be an almost hallow quality to it- a father away feedback sound that isn't as close as the static is in the forefront, that drones away as the wall crunches and burns. The wall gains sub-bass that compresses the sound of the track and creates even more tension. Somehow DEMONOLOGISTS have created a blackened wall of torture that fades into nothing.

5/5, a very interesting listen" - Evan Craig

TAR023- “Sweet black latex packaging holds small xeroxed insert and black cassette.

Side A begins with what sounds like the failed inflation of a balloon in a tight chamber. The struggle to blow up the balloon, the squeak of pressed lips, the shrill and frequency of saliva blowing, that begins to crackle as the blowing intensifies. Slowly the sounds seem as if they are coming from both above and below water, the blowing still heard, but the pulse and pop of bubbles from below greatly present. The blowing becomes almost rhythmic, turning from the squeaking of lips to the squeaking of a voice. The bubbles become greater and of more volume, their popping becoming more and more important.

The next track sounds like junk guitar and the tapping of metal. It then turns into a more junk-oriented affair, the scraping sounds like multiple items upon the guitar. It then moves into an almost bow-like sound moving back and forth across the strings, to the point of what sounds like almost breaking. The guitar sounds like it actually gets turned ON and plugged in, the E string down-tuned, being bowed, while more junk is being tossed and thrown and rubbed against the guitar. The guitar drones low and full of bass, the junk calms. The junk stops and the guitar droning gets deeper and more concentrated, it sounds like a fat synthesizer.

The B-Side starts with more junk sounds, piling on top of each other. The tension of strings is heard overtop all of the junk. It continues on and generally sounds like the two previous guitar tracks.

The next track picks up in a similar vein to the first track, but instead of bubbles scraping and screeching. The tense scurrying fades and turns into longer drawn out drones that begin to gradually get more and more choppy. There is a dichotomy between lower bowel drones and high static-driven blown out scraping.

A wide atmosphere and metal on metal taping with long echo trails is found on the following track. This is by far the most moody of the improvisations, a hostile bare environment where every detail is important. The hits die down for a short period, before coming back, closer, with longer reverb trails sending the listener deeper into the abyss. The tapping becomes faster, the droning ceases, and a sort of faux-rhythm is formed with the frequency of the beats, before fading.

I find the cassette to be a little drawn out, and some of the tracks drag on for just long enough to become trite. Some decent concepts float about on the cassette, and the final track on the B side (Metal Sheets) seems to be the most (seemingly) thought out of the pieces.

2/5 " - Evan Craig

 

from Indieville :

TAR020- "Eclectic comp's worth of synth-pop, wacked-out garage, digigrind, electro-hop, brou-ha-rock, lo-fi grumble, freaky improv, and indefinable ephemera. Well, that covers some of it. Seriously, D;O;UXF? is out there, but what might be labelled a lack of cohesion actually makes for an appealingly unpredictable grab-bag of sonic lunacy. As one might expect from a gallery of unknowns (I didn't recognize a single name upon cracking this baby open), the quality level fluctuates, though there are several gems and a few promising finds. For me, one of the biggest treats was Columbus, Ohio's Anna Ranger, an eighties-obsessed dinky synth-pop trio that designs swell pop songs out of tinny drum machines & keys. "They Don't Bury Their Dead in Columbus" is brilliant and infuriatingly catchy, whereas the macabre juxtaposition on "Mutant Beast" is tongue-in-cheek goodness. Elsewhere, The Judy Experience's jazzy dub gracefully bonks, The Shudders' scuzz-rock gracelessly ferments, and Mystic Defender's deformed groove-funk exuberantly bounces along. Not every experiment pays off (I like no-wave and noise, but Eliyas is just annoying), but then you have tongue-in-cheek treasures like Hugs and Kisses' "Condoms Make My Dick Go Limp," which somehow don't disappoint. Anyway, to summarize -- a solid, bizarre, hopelessly eclectic comp. Just how I like 'em." - Michael Tau

TAR023- “ France's Olivier Dumont, whose sole other release under the 'Allein Luddite' banner is a 2009 CDR on the Ambolthue label, uses this five track cassette to carefully explore the sounds produced by several instruments of sound – a water pipe, an unconventionally-played guitar, a “scraper and rod,” and some metal sheets. Each instrument is allotted its own composition (though the guitar gets two), meaning the listener becomes very familiar with each sonic platform.

My favourite piece on this tape is the very self-descriptive "Water Pipe." Whereas the other tracks feature metallic equipment more closely associated with industrial rumblings, this composition is a unique study in liquid gurgles and frothy squeaks. Compositionally, it isn't brilliant, but it is a fascinating passage of sound from a textural standpoint. Elsewhere, Dumont's two guitar tracks tread the same ground as insane junk guitarist Brian Ruryk, pushing the boundaries of the guitar by utilizing varied textures – he experiments with prepared guitar and also appears to use a bow. The second of the two tracks is my favourite due to its no-holds-barred urgency, which drops the listener helpless into its craggy inferno of noise. Meanwhile, “Metal Sheets” toys smartly with negative space and percussive attack-and-decay. Try playing it at high-speed for an added layer of amusement. Altogether, Allein Luddite's artifact is a curious cassette that explores sound for the joy of it. It's perfect for those of us who walk around particularly attuned to the sounds wisping around us." - Michael Tau

 

 

NEW RELEASES:

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TAR046 - 3 MOONS- LIVE AT HOTEL JAMBOX C20 - $6

(limited to 20 copies)
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The fifth and final installment of the "Live At Hotel Jambox" series brings us the sound of glistening Rhodes and stoned desert guitar trekking across Industrial rhythms like post apocalyptic nomads. Godspeed through Tatooine.

 

TAR045 - RAVEN - KAKISTOCRACY C32 - $6

(limited to 50 copies)
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Killer, dense, heavy anarcho-noise from Serbia.

 

TAR044 - WOUND - BREATHING THE VOID C20 - $6

(limited to 50 copies)
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A wind of sparse electric doom creeping out of Italy like the damp air of an abandoned basement filling your head holes with sonic spores. Serious black mold music for night stalkers. Leather gloves optional.

 

TAR000 - SEVEN LIES ABOUT GIRLS - TABULA RASTA C32 - $6

(limited to 15 copies)
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SEVEN LIES ABOUT GIRLS have been compared to KLUSTER quite a few times and it's pretty clear why. These guys see synths, guitars, effects, drums, vocals, etc… all through the same unblinking alien eye, using anything they can get their hands on to craft luxurious improvised soundscapes that mirror their post-industrial stomping grounds. This release, with its hyper-minimal packaging, lets the sounds speak for themselves and despite their insistence on referencing Jamaican dub it still sounds like some stoned germans in the best possible way. This is seriously killer and super limited, so grip one while you can.

[Stark white cassette with stark white label sealed in a stark white LP sleeve with a level #P development card courtesy of the American Guidance Service Inc.].

 

TAR043 - SEVEN LIES ABOUT GIRLS - THE PROCESS OF WEEDING OUT C32 - $6

(limited to 20 copies)
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“… even though this record may communicate certain feelings, emotions, and ideas to some, I have faith that cop-types with their strictly linear minds and stick-to-the-rules mentality don’t have the ability to decipher the intuitive contents of this record. Of course, there may be a problem in that much of the public, most of whom comply with the whole idea of hiring the pigs in the first place, seem equally unable to intuitively feel and listen to music. Still here it is, “The Process of Weeding Out”.”

 

TAR042 - USNCIOVAAMC - LIVE AT HOTEL JAMBOX C20 - $6

(limited to 20 copies)
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UNIVAC (collaborator with BIG CITY ORCHESTRA, NEGATIVLAND,etc.) and SCOAM ( collaborator with PREGNANT SPORE, AL QAEDA (the band, not you know…)etc.) team up for an amazing live set at the legendary Hotel Jambox. Wielding an array of modified toy sound makers, these two manage to create a rich sound world that moves effortlessly from dreamy melodic moments to playful electronics to grinding industrial noise and other worldly messages
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TAR041 - UNIVAC - LIVE AT HOTEL JAMBOX C20 - $6

(limited to 20 copies)
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Univac uses his circuit bent devices to create a carnival of mutant electronics. ADHD toy torture shifts to surreal synths to misty micro house grooves and beyond
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TAR040 - LITTLE DEBBIE - DEBBIE'S POLISHED TURDS C30 - $6

(limited to 100 copies)
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Dark psychedelic synth punk in the great s.f. tradition.  Killer bass grooves with acid damaged vocals and driving drum machines.  Yellow sunshines haunting a concrete claustrophobic. Little Debbie's Polished Turds are D-licious!

 

TAR037 - V.A. - Battery Davis C62 - $8

(limited to 100 copies)
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Seven tracks of otherworldly electronics spanning the Bay Area gutters to the outer galaxies from COPY LAKE, SEVEN LIES ABOUT GIRLS, WEIRD HABIT (ex 16BPU), COAGULATOR (member of TUSCO TERROR), ABYSS OF FATHOMLESS LIGHT, STYROFOAM SANCHEZ.
Featuring handmade packaging by BERT BERGEN.

 

TAR039 - PHILLIP K. GLASS DICK - LIVE AT HOTEL JAMBOX C20 - $6

(limited to 30 copies)
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This solo synth excursion from a member of RACCXXNS & CLIP'D BEAKS projects sublime scenes of psychic schizophrenics whistling tunes and hiding in dunes by the sea side. Glowing kosmiche (head) games without frontiers.

 

TAR038 - KING FUTURE CAVE WOLF - LIVE AT HOTEL JAMBOX C20 - $6

(limited to 30 copies)
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This trio of organ warping narco nomads provide a set of lovely, live bliss-drift in the heart of toxitown. Waves of minimalist farfisa and wheezing air organ lapping gently against a beach of crystaline keys and pebbles of found percussion.

 

TAR036 - Al Qaeda - Invite Us Back Some Time C10 - $6

(limited to 100 copies)
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Al Qaeda is back with two side long tracks of churning ambience. On the A side lurching loops and distant voices coalesce into a cinematic soundscape of shimmering blackness The B side sees off kilter keyboards struggling against angry power tools before getting swallowed alive by creeping evil from the abyss of modernity.

 

TAR034 - S.C.O.A.M. / Pregnant Spore - Circle The Excess C40 - $8

(limited to 50 copies)
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Teen Action Records is pleased to present this sublime stereophonic exploration by San Francisco's "Student Considers Other Academic Models" and Baltimore's "Pregnant Spore". Through the use of innovative technologies, such as The Internet and Sesame St. talking toys these artists have created a work of timeless beauty, sure to appeal to group activities and contemporary resource possibillities.

 

TAR031 - Seven Lies About Girls / Derek Rogers split C60 - $8

(limited to 50 copies)
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This is the tale of when Seven Lies About Girls and Derek Rogers went to Disneyland. Side A has Toxitown's house band staged to storm the Grey-Matterhorn armed with farfisa and banjo, only to wind up taking so much acid their souvenir photo from Splash Mountain came out Hypercolor.
Side B finds Derek Rogers drifting through Space Mountain on a sea of syrup, recieving thought transmissions from the sentient automotons. Welcome to the world of tommorrow. Remain seated por favor.

 

TAR032 - Gaze -III C60 - $8

(limited to 100 copies)
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The era of the "noise party band" is supposed to be over, but try explaining that to the three capital-d Dudes who make up Gaze. They'll show up at your house with suitcases of broken gear and milk-crate mounted effects processors to open a neon wormhole in your tiny living room with all the fever and focus of Thorton Melon nailing a triple lindy. Perfect jams for chilling with the Silver Surfer at a cosmic kegger.


TAR029 - V/A - Negro Woman Of America Your Electric Future Is Now Stay Beautiful -

C80 + Zine & Download - $8

(limited to 99 copies)
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Interstates Etc. - Furfur - Pregnant Spore - Copy Lake - Potasium Sianada - Cribdeath - Dr. PVPKHS - Reaching - Hiss And Hum - RXCCXXNS - Million Brazillians - Chrome Genie - SCOAM - Forked - Horseflesh - Boneyard Jitters - Filth And Piss - Celine Dion - 73 people Who care

19 tracks and 20 pages of audio visual oddities creaking, blasting, groaning, squirming, and churning through your innocent head holes, welcoming you to a bold new tomorrow.

 

TAR028 - Great Slave Lake - UntitledC30 - $8

(limited to 50 copies)
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GREAT SLAVE LAKE is Al & Derek, the former being the Canadian captain
of the great ship Scotch Tapes, and the latter being an Austin, TX drone commander. For their Teen Action release they string together a pair of bath-tub sessions, with stricken stoned melodies that bob and loop like a duck in a lake. Using a serious RANGE of found sounds, GSL channel their inner happy gondolier to watercolor images reminiscent of when Frankenstein took January Jones on the honeymoon society wouldn't allow. 2 extended water rides, packaged in unique hand-drawn color-fields from the colorblind.