If you picked up the Virile Games release last spring called Wounded Laurel (Hospital Productions) (my review of which can be read by clicking here), maybe you purchased it digitally or on cassette. Maybe you obtained it through other means but were hoping for a vinyl pressing. Nine months later, Hospital Productions have answered your requestss for one. Copies are now available directly from ForcedExposure.com for American customers, or from Boomkat.com for European customers.
For me, I became familiar with Bastard Noise through Man Is The Bastard. Chris Dodge of Slap-A-Ham Records was enough of a fan that he released a split 7″ between Man Is The Bastard and Charred Remains and while I didn’t keep track of their journey, I always knew Bastard Noise were close by. Eric Wood has remained the one person to remain through different Bastard Noise incarnations, and now he will be releasing a new record on the Small Doses label. The A-side will also feature a “musical” union with Government Alpha, while the B-side brings Wood together with Hiroshi Hasegawa, and the end result is something you would never expect, even if you listen to a wide range of noise. The record is pressed on olive green vinyl and each copy is packaged in a sealed, printed vellum envelope with an insert. You may check out an excerpt of the record below. As for the record itself, copies can be ordered here.
Japanese noise comes in many sizes, shapes, and colors and for this new release by Guilty C., it comes in red in the form of a cassette. Imputation Mutation (Quagga Curious Sounds) is a C10 tape, which means it’s “cassingle length” but definitely not the type of work most would expect from a cassingle. Each copy comes with a mini-poster, the cassette labels were done using rubber stamps, and everything is packaged in a black velvet drawstring bag. Cost for each tape from England are:
Michael Ridge accepts payments via PayPal, e-mail him at mike-ridge [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk for more information. You may listen to a brief except below.
Roger Smith and Heather Chessman are a wife and husband duo who as a group call themselves Juice Machine. Their new album is called Gratitude Flows and like much of their work, everything is improvised and performed live. Three tracks of insane drone glitch stuff, and it’s ready for your listening pleasures. To download the album, head to ControlValve.net or to Archive.org.
The artist simply goes by the name of RAWbug and for his new release he describes it as him using “non-sound files into Audacity as raw data files, then either keeping them or altering them in some fashion.” It sounds insane, and it is. The end result is 16 tracks of stuff that may be difficult to listen to, and yet there may be a dance track found within. Within the noise? Apparently yes. While available for free via Archive.org, he has pressed up 20 copies, each one burned onto a CD3 and packaged in a DVD case. Plain and easy, unlike the sounds found within. To take a listen, click the player below. CD’s will be $5ppd within the U.S., international postage rates will differ depending on country. For more information, send e-mail to mbdcontact160 [at] gmail [dot] com.
The Axiom of Post Inhumanity (Relapse) is the latest album from Dan Lilker and friends, and in this case I speak of the great Brutal Truth. It’s for the mammoth song “The Stroy”, which it may do to your mind, body, and whatever remains.
Japanese noise artist Kazumoto Endo made some projects in the 1990′s under the name Killer Bug, with such titles as Steaming Gash, Vaginal Disco, Cunt Explosion, and Sixteen Different Flavours Of Ass. A live recording from 1995 is being released on vinyl but this one has a much safer title: Live In Taiwan. It’s a one-sided 12″ EP being released by Italian label Audio Dissection, and two versions of this are being made. One is just the record, only 100 copies of this are being made. The other will also feature a DVD of the performance, only 95 numbered copies of this one will be sold. All copies will be on translucent yellow vinyl. You may listen to a brief excerpt below.
This live recording was originally released as the B-side on the Vaginal Disco cassette. For information on how to order a copy, send e-mail to audiodissection [at] yahoo [dot] it.
BANDCAMP SUGGESTIONS: Arrington de Dionyso “Unheard Indonesia Volume Three: The Lalove of Central Sulawesi”
The adventures continue with the magnificent Arrington de Dionyso offering a brand new album that is a part of his Unheard Indonesia series. This one is volume three and is subtitled The Lalove of Central Sulawesi, featuring the kind of twisted logic and possibly-complex songs, along with natural sounds that may motivate you to explore the beautiful outdoors.
If you would like to hear some of his other creations, browse through his official Bandcamp page.
You probably just read the subject item, are glancing at the photo and are thinking “oh no, what in the world is that?” Special (Turgid Animal Records Viking Division) is the name of a new album by Fecalove, but this album is unique. Fans of experimental/avant-garde/noise will want to check this out, for each copy will be a completely different set of noise made exclusively for each buyer, which I assume means only one tape per customer? On top of that, each copy of the tape will feature clipping/shavings of his own pubic hair. At least that’s what is being told, it could be from his beard but we are not sure nor are we going to ask.
Each copy of the album will be made as soon as the orders come in. The tape will cost you 100 Norwegian Kroner plus postage, and you can contact gurkeroboter [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.
You might not expect anything on the edge from Wenatchee, Washington, but you would be wrong. It has been the home of Holographic Beast, who has been making some twisted sounds for seven years and he has just released a new album (his third as Holographic Beast called Results. It was recorded in 2012 but released on New Year’s Eve 2013, and it consists of 4-tracks spread over 20 minutes. You can stream and listen via Bandcamp and also purchase the tracks digitally, or opt for the cassette version. Only 30 copies of the tape have been made.