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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Slow Listener
"Bruise Journal"

CDr, FrstPrsn, 2007

Rotting organ drift a la Olson's Full Scales moniker.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

"Nanoloop 1.0"

CD, Disco Bruit, 2002

Nanoloop was a music making program for 
Gameboys that allowed users to manipulate
the consoles limited range of sounds. In a
way, its influence was a bridge between the 
NES era blips and bleeps of the 80's & today's 
codified acceptance of 8-bit sounds which have 
become ubiquitous aspects of the pop culture 
sound scape, which is impressive considering  
the obscure, diy culture in which the program 

This compilation served as an advertisement
for the newly released software, the tracks on
which strikingly conveyed the styles of those
involved using only basic tones and noises as
their raw material  

Artists featured on this compilation incl
Blectum From Blechdom, Pita, Merzbow,
Hrvatski, DAT Politics, Scratch Pet Land.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Zbigniew Karkowski
RIP 1958-2013

Right around the millennium, a video of Zbigniew Karkowski 
performing live solidified my interest in making noise music. 
The intense expressions on his monitor screen lit face  
were an epiphany. I have followed his career and works
with enthusiasm since then.

That Karkowski passed from the same type of illlness that 
took my father a few months back makes the noise masetros
death all the more personal for me. Pancreatic cancer is the
cruelty of natural on full display.

Condolences to his family and loved ones.  


Friday, December 13, 2013

People Like Us
"Guide To Broadcasting"

3'', Staalplat, 1994

Plunderphonics, which there isn't enough of on this blog.

Download 48MB


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Jean Tinguely
"Bascule VII"

10'', Manhood, 1994

Particularly raw results recorded from sound sculptures.

Download 54MB


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

D.L. Savings Time
"We Regret To Inform You..."

CSx2, American Tapes, 1996

A quadruple album recorded in the fall of '95, 
this is John Olson's first  D.L. Savings Time 
release from early in the American Tapes catalog,
ripped and graciously presented to the blog by 
one of its five owners (thanks to Si Wilson).
Enjoy and spread it round!

Download CS I (172MB)
Download CSII (171MB)


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Carl Kruger
"For James Whitehead"

File, Kill Collector Culture, 2013

"All sounds derived from numerous scripted software 
commands subjected to repeated digital processing 
requiring minimal human input"

James Whitehead is/might be better known as Jliat

Download 38MB


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Edward Sol

Biz Card, ~taqueOT, 2010

That Ukranian Edward Sol is a sound engineer by trade 
should come as no surprise to listeners of his output.

Download 11MB