Sunday, June 24, 2007

Palm Coast | Deserved Week

Back to work on Thuersday. Two weeks of vacation passed... passed hardly. Cause this time I spent my annual leave in ruins, reconstructing our kitchen. 24 hours (in sum) spent in IKEA. A day or so – on construction market. And the rest of time – separeted in one room stuffed with kitchenware, used and freshly wrapped, with the door looked from the outside by the deliberate builders. And now it just would be fatal to push me into the office. So, as far as I got my visa (it was approved but I still have no documents in hands) I'm going to prolong my leave - detination - Florida, Palm Coast... Scarcely I will find any SH record stores in there and for sure I will not be able to ripp any of the items bought, if... so, no profit for the bloggers... but at least I'll spend a few days in another dimension.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

SY | 26 years... and they are still the same

"Yeah, I take my baby down to the corner and I buy him a soda-pop"
Sonic Youth "Washing Machine" ' 1995

Were on their gig yesterday night... "Good to be back here in Moscow" - Thurston Joseph Moore said. They really were here in 1989... 18 years ago... All around 50 years old post-post-post-punks were jumping, loosing their jacks, playing with pedals and amps. I am 27 years old and 44.(4) % of my life I've been waiting for this night. Now it's gone... Do not know what to say.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Chris & Cosey | Yet Incomplete Discography

Sounds like a manifesto "Trust, Obsession, Action". Three more pieces by Chris & Cosey.

Minimal Synth, Avant Pop, Industrial...

Download C+C "Action" | LD Records ' 1987 (63.8 Mb) This is a compilation from various live performances. LP ripp. Also available on CD.
Download C+C "Obsession" | Play It Again Sam ' 1987 (29.1 Mb) Pre-released by Nettwerk as 12" as well, with two tracks cut off: "Obsession (Short Mix)" and "Metroeme".
Download C+C "Trust" | Nettwerk ' 1989 (69 Mb) I own this Canadian LP, but "Trust" was also reissued the same year on SPV Recordings and PIAS. CD versions from PIAS and Nettwerk are also available.
(All sleeves are embeded, you can see these in iTunes artwork section).

• No reason to retype all sleeves info you can easily find some on Discogs.

PS. As for this post and for the previous one containing C+C the pics had been taken from Chris Carter's stream on Flickr.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Even Dwarfs Sarted Small | Auch Zwerge haben klein Angefangen

Sleepless for 24 hours by now. Accidentely hit on a clip from Werner Herzog's "Auch Zwerge haben klein Angefangen" ("Even Dwarfs Sarted Small") ' 1969. Lay this out together with work of one of my favorite photogrpaphers Roger Ballen. The image above is a piece from "Shadow Chamber" series I've once managed to pull into "a" magazine although it's too bizzare to be printed in non-art-observing periodical. One cigarette and go to bed.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Bring Philip | Major Record Company Records

One more thing from Shanghai. I promised myself not to re-upload gemms I'd downloaded from any other site and before this upload I'd kept my promise. But this EP sounds so similar to the previous post subject and was in such a heavy rotation duiring our stay in China that I think... I'll Bring Philip "Endoscopy" ' 1983. Previously posted by Mutant Sounds and described in full caliber by Vdoandsound.
"This early 80's Aussie outfit specialized in colorful, high strung and art damaged new wave of an immediately gripping sort, with a highly studio crafted sound featuring lots of startling stereo imaging (the sort of thing that a certain crowd likes to refer to as "zolo"), but also featuring, it must be said, a strong akin to Nothing To Fear-era Oingo Boingo, right down to the highly Elfman-esque vocalese. If thats a sphincter clenching prospect for you, avert your ears, though it's a fully happy proposition in these quarters..."
(The sleeves are not embeded as you easily can have a look at these on MS... on the same reason there is no sleeve info in the post but MS has taken the close up of the envelope, so the info is also available there in jpeg format).

A maximal synth record (as well). Damaged new wave. The Gender Solution Dance.

Download Bring Philip "Endoscopy" (34.7 Mb)

Friday, June 01, 2007

Gary Allen | 19NINETY9

No uptades for a while... We (me and my wife) have travelled to Shanghai. Now we are back with a whole bunch of impressions these are slightly vapouring from day to day - work, ordinary needs, unusual heat (yesterday it was 43 degrees centigrade here in Moscow) help to make these transparent faster. So, in attempt to "keep it real" I post the Shanghai OST... no playlist, no miscellaneous assemblage of pop masterpieces of all the times - just an EP that had pierced through my head in it's "stereo" manner during our stay in China. A while ago Vdoandsound (Eric Lumbleau) wrote on Mutant Sounds: "Damaged electropop-into-mutant-funk curiosity, sounding not remotely like anything else I've ever heard." Same shit here, Eric...
Gary Allen "In White America" (This Hollow Valley Broken Jaw of Our Lost Kindom), 12''. Released on 19NINETY9 Records in 1982.
(The sleeves are not embeded, as I do not possess this release at the moment but you easily can have a look at it on MS... on the same reason there is no sleeve info in the post but MS has taken the close up of the envelope, so the info is also available there in jpeg format).

A minimal synth record? No fucking way, this is a maximal synth record. Overflowing sound pastry. An obscure pop masterpiece... "He lost control again".

Download Gary Allen's "In White America" (This Hollow Valley Broken Jaw of Our Lost Kindom) (26.5 Mb)

PS. Just wanted to ask if anyone hit on this page has got any other Allen releases, be so kind to share. Thanks.