Τρίτη, 13 Οκτωβρίου 2009

feline desmond 'seg fridge' 7" (rekem records 09/2009)




a label that started out a joke thanks to my friends thalia & aggelos of 0600am and here's a fridge recording issued as a 7" in 100 copies a couple of months ago under the name of rekem records.

100 copies that were handed all for free.

enjoy!

http://sharebee.com/66f392af

Κυριακή, 26 Ιουλίου 2009

absurd #28 cdr (tetuzi akiyama, clinton watkins, campbell kneale, richard francis, stefan neville)






i know sounds like kinda 'all nz scene star' & akiyama. i went nuts when richard francis proposed this one 7 years ago and still go nuts each time i listen to it as totally love this conjuction - no matter in the beginning i was a bit sceptic about it, at least upon opening the pack and seeing the line up cos usually am allergic to 'big bands' but turned to be an exhilarating exception this one!!! -

enjoy!

ps: here's the press release too

when i first asked richard francis for a release i never expected to receive a cdr that will set absurd's central on fire! i wish i were present back in late july 02 at auckland (nz) to attend the performance of the quintet of tetuzi akiyama (the well known onkyo guitarist who plays here amplified acoustic guitar), campbell kneale (aka mr. birchville cat motel but also known for his releases on the ever amazing celebrate psi phenomenon playing here guitar sting & amplifier), clinton watkins (aka mr. doe/three playing here the electric guitar), stefan neville (aka pumice, occasionally member of various bizarre nz projects, but also known from his scatological comix series "city of tales" in conjuction w/ clayton noone aka mr. root don lonie for cash playing here intercoms, ukelele & turkish flute) & richard francis (aka mr. eso steel but also 20 city/cmr labels playin' here electronics & microphones), whose sound will blow people who (like me) are dying for the ever beloved nz drone rock scene or bizarre & hallucinating dronish improvisations. dronish background sounds, bizarre improvisations /experimentations, the almost "elementary" playing of akiyama create an atmosphere that will haunt you for the almost 50 minutes that this encounter (sadly) lasts. the more i listen to it the most obsessed i become with it!


ps2: my 2nd found artwork... at the time i was wondering bout it steve of harbinger sent me my distro copies of the small cruel party lp box, boxsets were packed in this piece of carton with this orange footstep which w/out 2nd thoughts 'lifted' as cover artwork. thanks steve!

www.mediafire.com/download.php?myzmx2zmzyy

Τετάρτη, 15 Ιουλίου 2009

sansomdavies : live uncut vol. 1 cdr



another fave the sansomdavies 'live uncut vol.1' cdr (a question of re_entry #6). a stunning collaboration between matthew sansom & rhodri davies that you'll totally love.
silskreened cover w/ artwork done by tasos & marina of dynasty zine.

enjoy!

www.mediafire.com/download.php?2eyznyzbjnn

michael j. schumacher / stephen vitiello 'untitled / exchage' cdr




hhhmmm can't recall how this one surfaced but i know i totally love it as i like the works of mj schumacher and stephen vitiello's. this one is no exception.
out on 'a question of re_entry' (a kinda more in the spirit of a tapelabel vehicle) came in a mini dvd case.

enjoy!!!

http://www.divshare.com/download/7916460-fea

Κυριακή, 5 Ιουλίου 2009

looper : squarehorse CD (utan titel #1 / absurd # 45)








another fave... i was fond of martin kuechen's work. wasn't familiar with ingar zach's work though but when veliotis handed the looper premaster i was astounded by its sound. must admit that thanks to nikos absurd has issued some of the finest projects he's been involved. actually was supposed to be an editions_zero release however it is as was out with it's 'scaninavian branch', 'utan titel'

download and enjoy delicate & lovely made sounds!!!!


http://www.divshare.com/download/7834970-ef9

Δευτέρα, 29 Ιουνίου 2009

P.D. 'INWEGLOS' (absurd #40)




p.d., p.16.d4, & selektion have been some of my favest & influential projects ever! 'inweglos' had been the record i like a lot since early 90's that i first listened to it at a friend's place, as it combined it all... post punk / new wave (hhhmm you can call it also 'neue deutche welle' perhaps), experimentation, tape techniques, musique concrete elements, etc. that perhaps together with 'tionchor', 'nnnn', 'slp'& 1st sbothi belong to some of my favest recordings from the selektion crew.
under a lust for post punk / new wave stuff sometime in early 00's asked ralf wehowsky if he minds for a reissue or not. pretty funny but at that point he was looking also for someone who might be interested in doing 2 early w volumes (#4 & #5). fancied #4 a lot which actually saw daylight on editions_zero (sooner or later to be uploaded during the week) as i couldn't resist the temptation releasing it and meanwhile he was working on the restoration & transfer of the original tapes to cdr master... some extra tracks are featured too, sadly not the flexi that was coming with the LP.

enjoy some trully adventurous stuff!

http://www.divshare.com/download/7785809-c3e

Πέμπτη, 18 Ιουνίου 2009

nixilx.nijilx cdr (absurd #38 - 2004)




can't recall how i chanced socrates martinis or actually he chanced upon me or something like that... however this was a brilliant recording that landed one day in absurd's hq out of the blue and liked it a lot. since then of course more memorable recordings of socrates's work have been out on drone, entracte and am sure much more is to come.
till then though enjoy this little diamond!!!!

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?21mwzjkwf31

Τρίτη, 16 Ιουνίου 2009

mbehrens 'selected minimalist concerns' (absurd cdr#17)



i was and still am fond of marc's work. since the first time i chanced upon it. his first trente oiseaux cds and the design he used to do for the first cds of the label but also his unique soundscapes. if not all of his entire discography at least his first ones belong to some of the most formidable listenings i had. it won't be a lie to say that. being fond of his work as in some cases had broadened my horizons too, wanted to make a cdr. came up the 'selected minimalist concerns' a compilation of tracks spanning somehow a period of a decade's work. must admit that it was probably one of the few times that will never forget as long as marc not only did the artwork for the cdr but is probably the first time that an absurd artist checks the slightest details of the release regarding sleeve or cover artwork problems!

cdr came in those heavy japanese plastic cases provided by touch

cdr promos in the typical plastic sleeves that absurds come.

bilingual cover (enligsh / greek) too.

play ultra loud!!!

www.divshare.com/download/7672825-f23

Δευτέρα, 15 Ιουνίου 2009

sam dellaria/adam sonderberg : fold your arms and the world will stop (absurd #29)



i was a lot into adam's work at that time (still am!) we had traded some cdrs/cds when he proposed this one and i fall in love with it upon listening it!
still hold the same feelings as the ones described in the press info which i paste below.

"fold your arms and the world will stop" sounds, as its title suggest, like a bizarre game scored by sam dellaria and adam sonderberg and is their third encounter (personally in consider it as their most intense) since their "signal hill" debut back in 1998 and 2000's "64 squares" (both were issued on sonderberg's longbox recordings - www.longboxrecordings.com). scored & assembled out of various recordings the duo extensively did within late 2002
the stunning result is giving you the feeling that slowly folding arms move like the soundscapes presented on this cdr, intense ambiances that slowly vary in mood & lower while listening in density & intensity to stop while arms have folded. a really phrenetic trip through dellaria's & sonderberg's visionary world.”

play loud!!!!!!!

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?nm23i0afmqt

Κυριακή, 10 Μαΐου 2009

fibo trespo (absurd cdr #16)



a cdr am nuts with.. fibo trespo the brainchild of sindre bjerga & kjetil brandsdal still stands as one of my favest lo-fi groups. their eponymous cdr being my favest as is closer to the more improvised lo-fi sounds i love. of course nearly all of their releases are nuts, from lo-fi rock to more noisy and improv stuff including parodieds like the 'fibo trespo' (another self titled cdr) which was a parody of the 1st iron maiden lp including the same cover, track listing changing only the name 'iron maiden' with 'fibo trespo' and so on.. guess their smalltown supersound lp is probably their weakest moment at least in my humble opinion... but back to this one...
intially was out on gold soundz and was if am not mistaken one of the reasons i had written long ago to sindre to obtain it. got it listened it liked it and as as limited to 50 dropped a line and asked for a reissue... includes bonus the myke droner 7" too.

play loud!


http://www.divshare.com/download/7334669-dbb

matt davis mark wastell : derby / liverpool (absurd cdr #21)



pretty funny but is exactly 7 years since the mini uk tour of 2002 and the release of this baby... matt & mark were (at least matt still is) for playing the trumpet & cello. however during the 'reductionism' heyday they searched other genres too. this is one of their first (if am not mistaken) live sets where the use of amplified textures was used.

enjoy

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tyzyttlgz2z

Πέμπτη, 7 Μαΐου 2009

black to comm (eclipsis 4 / absurd # 68)




another cdr to celebrate a child's birth... little nefeli's time now... like the machida cdr we talked with mihalis 'bout it... i was nuts with black to comm then (and still like this works) him too so we dropped a line to mark and asked for a recording which turned to be our favest black to comm!!!! no kiding because is an absurd... get it here, play loud & you'll see why...

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?g5attj1mtjo


plus here's some more extra info on the cdr

A sound collage of nine tracks mixed to one lovely dreamy song.

Limited to 70 handnumbered copies.

A5 size transparent colored plastic envelope with 2 pencils and 2 colored drawing paper.

Co-production with absurd (#68).

Artwork: Maria Amaryllis

Released: 24/07/2007

Τρίτη, 5 Μαΐου 2009

(ad)vance(d) cdr (absurd # red dot)



vance orchestra have been one of my favest 'ambient' projects (together with maeror tri and a couple more). for long i wanted to make a cdr or cd release of their work and when finally i discussed it with mars the project has split. mars was workin under the (ad)vance(d) name in a style not so different the the actual vance orchestra stuff.

at the same time i was and still am fond of red dot comics and zenia's work. no matter that sadly i don't have (actually never had that much) time to focus also on comics from time to time i check whatever i can. absurd did 1 collaboration with red dot actually contributed a short story in an issue of the zine together with other people too and the idea was born for another collaborative issue. don't recall why was delayed, etc however absurd's contribution this time was to be a vance orchestra (that turned to (ad)vance(d) cdr. issue was delayed so the cdr came under red dot's credit in a separate edition.

enjoy then a lovely moment!

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?yn2yzhjg5yh

Yoshio Machida - Read A Book With Steel Pan CDR







is almost a kind of 'tradition' that for almost every kid that is born regarding close pals, relatives to do a release to celebrate the event or almost something like that... don't wanna cut the long story short... however for the birth of little maximos, son of our friends yiannis & theodora the idea was droped by mihalis who suggested a release of yoshio machida whose work i hadn't listened earlier and this one was my first encounter.
limited to 70 copies housed (as the black to comm cdr too) in a transparent a4 envelope w/ a design of little amaryllis...

here's the cdr info

composed by Yoshio Machida
recorded at Aoyama Book Center, Roppongi in Tokyo in june 9, 2007
Yoshio Machida: Tenor Steel Pan

This is an improvisation for a book store. I sometimes play there. "Read A book With Steel Pan" is the event title. Like a piano performance at lounge in hotel, it's a live BGM. People sometimes stop in front of me, and pass away, choose a book, etc..., just share time and space together through the sound.

Limited to 70 handnumbered copies.
A5 size transparent colored plastic envelope with fairytale booklet inside.
Artwork: Maria Amaryllis
Released: 20/08/2007
Tracklisting:
1. Improvisation
total time: 31:28

and here's the joy!

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?kvjtyvy5mjy

Τρίτη, 28 Απριλίου 2009

nikos veliotis - costis drygianakis '28/04/01'



was wondering yesterday how the hell passed those 8 years since that memorable night.. anyway... so 8 years ago nikos veliotis (cello) and costis drygianakis (tape recorders, tapes) set up a unique set at small music theatre. early days of the venue and enhtusiasm for nearly every event was in the air. even in cases that the result wasn't that good nobody was losing his lust for new things... not so sure how this one occured though back then nikos & costis were collaborating even for a radio show, etc... but that's not the point.. the thing is that here's the documentation of a stellar (in my opinion) set of improvised electroacoustics.. nikos started playing the cello and costis was recording... after a point and on costis started interfering in the set with the cello tapes he was recording adding the whole set / night a more electroacoustic atmosphere...

you can listen to this great encountere here!

http://www.divshare.com/download/7214194-3a6

Δευτέρα, 13 Απριλίου 2009

fish eye view

just a note to say that anyone interested just uploaded the 1st fish eye view 'embodiment' tape on excrete music

Σάββατο, 11 Απριλίου 2009

factor X 'directions' (harsh 005)




here's 'directions' as 'animals' each time i listen to it throughout the years i love it more and more.
holds the same as 'animals' too. it might be a reissue as i recall ages ago in an old catalogue of 'artware' that i came across it but as a release of a uk tape label (can't recall now which damned!) but never cross checked infos.
that's not the point anyway... enjoy some great lo-fi weirdness over here!

side a

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?gmkzhol2tzj

side b

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?kutojng44qk

tac / factor X 'the animals' (harsh 004)





can't recall how those 2 tapes ('animals' & 'directions') were arranged for release, nor could i recall how i got in touch with shaun robert (aka factor X) back in early 90's. for sure he did some great soundscapes and was a great tape underground hero. i must admit that as time passes i fancy more and more those 2 tapes. i am not sure if 'animals' was the tape that was issued also on intransitive though it must be the same...

enjoy!

side a

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?f5iwmgeyyg2

side b

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jjym00v32ay

Παρασκευή, 3 Απριλίου 2009

tac / factor x / e / runzelstirn & gurgelstock 'collaboration' (original mix - unplublished version)




while diggin archive material unearthed this tape. is actually the original collaboration mix that was sent to me by rudolv in early 95. willing to decay in order to earn time / money for the production (still was doing my military service so no great chances to save any cash) suggested a more rough / as insane as possible mix. the final result was received a month or two afterwards and was issued later in 95 as the 'collaboration' cd on perverse series (the story and upload of which will take place in a future post).

in the meantime enjoy the unpublished one... lasts at least 20-25 min more than the perverse series cd.

http://www.divshare.com/download/7003611-5bd

Σάββατο, 28 Μαρτίου 2009

xenis emputae travelling band / ashtray navigations cdr (absurd # sad anorak)




on many occasions (birthday parties, birthdays,etc) releases have been issued. they are a never ending part of the ongoing audio diary therefore are a vital part of absurd's cosmology.

this very special one for the 28th march of 2007 is another lovely oddball.

a kind of split cdr (actually if i had money i would have made it as split lathe cut LP)

on a verbatim vinylreplica cdr with 2 different inner sleeves.

you can get full photos of the whole thing here

and here's the oddball!

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?dnhfm1tkkg2

tomas korber/erikm/dieb 13 - condenser (absurd #53 maxi cdr)





another fine one. thanks to korber who suggested with another recording (which hopefully will be out as a cdr later this year on 'a question of re_entry). clockin' almost 18 minutes is a stellar set! play it loud!

cover idea came accidentally and materialized thanks to the help of panos of (former) 'solwnos & massalias' (now 'ypogeio' @ kaplanwn 11 st, athens) record store who sold some 100-150 7" at a ridiculous price. and was a great chance to play with one of absurd's greatest obssessions 'robots'!


here's the info too


dieb13: turntables
tomas korber: guitar, electronics
erikm: 3K-padƒsystem

live recording by dieb13 at moods, april 13, 2004
mixed, edited and mastered by tomas korber @ messfehler

cover photo shot @ ‘soda’, budapest 10/04

limited edition of 99 copies. each disc comes attached to a vinyl 7" of unknown content.


http://sharebee.com/ab2d9e43

Δευτέρα, 23 Μαρτίου 2009

giuseppe ielasi 'live @ vinyl microstore 02/03/2001




the fist live set, absurd ever organized. actually was a set that took place on the 3rd of march 2001 at small music theatre. but as nektarios of vinyl microstore is always open for events in the record store (check out his annual yuria fest and many other activities) he was kind enough to allow and set up a memorable solo set a day earlier on friday the 2nd.

still love it! though was never issued (an idea was once for a 1sided but never occured) i used to go through it from time to time. i was nuts with giuseppe's works back then, solo, collaborative, fringes releases, oreledigneur (their debut LP is one of my all time faves, etc). though his musics are exploring new grounds nowadays looking back to older ones like this one you get the feeling that things are still fresh and vital as they were back then the day performed.

for giuseppe's current activities check here

share the enthusiasm (unedited in order to get the same ambience as the time created... 'with all its special effects')!!!!

http://sharebee.com/aba8e691

noise makers fifes 'raw' (nmt 10 / absurd #15)



the mediaterra festival was an annual event organised by fournos (a legendary place in athens downtown that at least for a great part of the 90's various live sets - besides theatre / dance groups that used to use it for performances- were held there.
still memorable for me was ilios's 'agamemnon' project, of early 90's.. anyway... sometime in fall 90's they handled the mediaterra festival, can't recall how many events took place, i was always too sloppy to attend any (and regret 'bout that) but the 2001 event was held at the technological park of lavrio (a city around 55 km from athens's downtown). was a great chance not only to attend the event but also for a cool trip so with a couple of friends drove to attend mostly the nmf live set. which was a trully memorable one (still recall a couple of guys saying that 'they're neopagans' and a host of other crap during the set). the late geert feytons was the same enthusiast as i were to issue it. actually the cdr came out of a live recording they did from their camera. includes material also from another theatre work they were handling back at the time.
so here's the titles info

1. (0.00-1.50) inversage (final part)
2. (1.51 - end) glass vibes for faustus
3. (3/4) inversage (first part)

enjoy!

http://www.divshare.com/download/6883286-15c

Τρίτη, 17 Μαρτίου 2009

gareth mitchell (aka philosopher's stone) 'august snow pieces' cdr (absurd #27)



upon listening to 'sections' lp on ers i like gareth's work... it was also my friend spacefreak who told me that he was involved in amp too and also suggested as great listening the first 2 philosopher's stone cds on kranky which were great ambient stuff so without hesitation contacted gareth for a cdr and here's the result! varies in forms but is a nice one!!!
enjoy!

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jby4gb1jytn

murmer 'definition' cdr (absurd #25)



can't recall exactly how i came across patrick mcginley (aka murmer), i think he dropped a line including a cdr promo of the bake cdr or i got the cdr from bake, liked it and dropped a line... something like that... all i know is that in my pbx arrived sometime in 2002 2 lovely cdrs... 'eyes like fish' which was nice but not 100% my cup of tea back then and was released by the italian 's'agita' label (rip) and 'definition' which i like more and saw a release in 2003.
even today sounds stellar to my ears nearly as almost every murmer release that i come across, sounds to get sucked into, challenging enough compared to others. a name that always sets absurd's hq on fire each time a release pops up!

share the enthusiasm!

http://www.divshare.com/download/6838958-d5f

Πέμπτη, 5 Μαρτίου 2009

howard stelzer & frans de waard 'torn tongue' absurd #18



another beloved one... not only because deals with a source material i love (a.k.a. the human voice) but also comes from 2 of my most beloved friends from the network too...

initially crafted using the voice of dead friend... at least regarding the source material... slowly turned to a great 6 track 40 min recording which upon listening couldn't say no and issued. including it in the 'research center for the definition of happiness' series with an artwork by hara vidopoulou (hara of 'genital grinder' zine), the front cover of which i always wanted - but never found the time- to print on t-shirts as well... the main idea behind the project was to use the initial voice recordings. record the cdr and then keep it as an ongoing series using for each 'volume' the original one plus the previous volumes... well until today only 2 'volumes' have been out.. this one and a business card cdr one...

[the voice that was used as source material could be somehow heard on howie's 'witte' 3"cdr on jason talbot's kissy records.]

looking back now brings in mind great moments from a turbulent period of absurd's life (well absurd lives also another turbulent period but different than that one). a period that was documented with recordings like this one...

an impresive moment documented here....

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zngzttqm2iw

playground #1 : amk



this is the 2nd 'playground' issue... the first was 'stavanger' by sindre bjerga & anders gjerde (soon to be uploaded). it's idea is to work like a fanzine but a kind of an 'audio fanzine' dealing with a specific theme and layout.

the amk one as the title says deals with one of editions_zero's all time faves... amk & his banned productions too.

the idea was dropped while doing an interview with him for a fanzine, in the meantime the 1st 'playground' issue was out and while thinking the possibility of an amk cdr too, came the idea of an issue glued on various 2nd hand LPs of my collection that were collecting dust in the basement as nobody was buying them (had done back then an effort to hand them in a 2nd hand store in athens downtown but got some and the rest he kindly rejected to buy. too bored also to feature a 'shit lp lot' on ebay so were 'recycled').

thymios of editions_zero burned the cdrs at his place in ioannina, using as a cdr label a modified label of an old 78inch record, maya lavda absurd's graphist worked on the layout, and the 30x30 circular cartons that were glued on each lp side including interview and almost banned detailed discography and i, glued at the editions_zero central in the city of amphissa the vinyls... came in a limited edition... pretty funny though still have plenty of the lp sleeves so if you have a spare lp to throw away feel free to drop an email here, download the cdr and make your own copy!

happy listening! (as soon as i track down in the archive the interview i'll upload it too!)


http://www.divshare.com/download/6722346-4d7

Κυριακή, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

city of worms 'quester' (harsh 001 under licence from irre tapes)





here comes one of my favest u.s projects at least for the 1st half of the 90's (still does but back then was nuts with them!).

'supergroup' of i.o.s., jeph jerman, jim o' rourke, e.a.

discovered them thanks to the 'rhythm & passion' tape of neo rok zine. back then george priniotakis who run it had for distro the poison dwarfs tape on irre tapes. seeking for stuff to start my tape label wrote to matthias lang (irre tapes back then was one of the major european tape labels) for his catalogue. one of the first tapes i purchased was 'quester' and as i was haunted by it, dropped a line and asked if i could duplicate it and start my own tape label. or better say use it in order to slowly turn my tape label to more 'experimental / obscure musics' paths. matthias, who was a great help for lots of people back then, kindly allowed me to do so mid 92 a 1st edition of some 70 copies of a xeroxed cover of the tape and a piece of blue carton inside with a stamp of harsh dept harsh 001 came out. initially was supposed to be a sublabel of 'necrocannibalistic of necrocannibalismo' tapes so early copies bear the initials n.o.n. tapes harsh dept harsh 001.

a later edition of that year was a simple xerox of the irre cover and on the rear side handwritten the harsh dept harsh 001. can't recall how many tapes i traded (cuz actually that's why i started the tape label, luck of i.m.o.'s back then in greece, hard to get exchange, the only solutions were cash hidden in letters and releases to trade with...) but frankly was the baptism of fire that somehow helped to jump on the next release, etc etc etc etc...

play loud!!!!


side a

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?nginrjmoznz


side b


http://www.divshare.com/download/6619456-555

Σάββατο, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

klimperei 'la tordeuse a bandes obliques' (eclipsis #01 / absurd #50)










'turning point' or at least this are the words that comes in mind each time i think, come across in the archive, etc of this moment / release... could use the 'every picture tells a story' too as is perhaps the only picture that evokes those feelings too from the 00's. november 2003 saw the birth of little maria-amaryllis, daughter of my pals thouli & mihalis, an event that back then sounded normal, i found a job so could spent more on releases, dissapointed from athens's local scene (w/ some exceptions) guess that the idea that dropped in march 2004 from mihalis was the chance for new options / ideas. simple as that, a special cd release to celebrate amaryllis's 1st birthday. whom to invite? klimperei! a band we both loved for their weird 'toy' sound (feel free to visit their site to get an idea of what i mean). without 2nd thoughts dropped a line to christophe petchanatz and this compilation cd including some of their most beautiful moments was set up as part of the 'research center for the definition of hapinness' series. issued officially on november the 10th 2004, handed to all those who were present at the 1st birthday party and the rest for distro. 2 covers or actually 1 but as we used that pink/white paper while printed half of the covers were printed w/ white-pink cover, half pink-white. an edition of 120 in an envelope was also made. 500 copies print run. a cd that was the beginning of more absurd travelogues, whose details or part of them will be slowly unfolded in future posts...

it's klimperei!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kapotte muziek 'lauter' (absurd cdr #2)







kapotte muziek's lauter belongs to those recordings that trully helped harsh dept back in early 90's to gain its notoriousity. i'll write the harsh dept story of the tape, when the tape version is ready for upload (sometime sooner or later). forward in time now... fall 90's and as i still love 'lauter' and its sound and wanna have it available again and again, i ask frans whether he object for a cdr reissue of it. knowing frans for ages he couldn't resist of course but he suggested a reworked version of it and that's how it came out a bit reworked including as bonus an almost 25' min piece 're:laut' which was actually a piece constructed from sounds scambled from the tape. housed in a gorgeous -as always- artwork of jos moers aka mr. meeuw muzak! at last now i have the chance to have it available again (almost) to infinity!

grab it!!!!

http://www.divshare.com/download/6616186-f28

Δευτέρα, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

toy bizarre 'kdi dctb 116' absurd #13




i met cedric peyronnet & his toy bizarre project in mid 90's thanks to tbe memorable toy bizarre cd on pure.
got hooked on his tape releases (back then) and cd releases mesmerized by their beauty. so sometime in early 00's asked cedric for a cdr, his sounds for an installation were documented on it a release that became part of the research center for the definition of happiness series (the one with the circular covers). a series of absurd that probably stores in it some of my favest moments & memories...

let the sounds create a sonic garden in your place!

for further toy bizarre infos pls visit www.ingeos.org



http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?yzndyizmmzo

Παρασκευή, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

fish eye view 'the two fish hospitality' (necrocannibalistic of necrocannibalismo tapes 1990-91)




shit, i know the tape label's name sounds ridiculous... however early 90's sounded too cool!!!! took it from an article of the french death/grind zine 'u.s.d.' around an obscure grind band called 'necrocannibalistic of necrocannibalismo'. being back then a zine that could track down some of the most weirdest and rarest death/grind stuff thought it cool to use it for a tape label name... nearly 6 months earlier influenced from a canadian tape mail order of grind (mostly) stuff thought i could start my own distro / tape label... till early 90's the only thing i had 'officially' issued was of my solo noisecore unit's 1st demo tape sickness 'repulsive noise' nothing else... guess it was the grind/noise turmoil we were all in especially for the first few months of 89 before earache launched morbid angel's 1st lp and the death metal fashion outbreaked...
till then and at least for only a few months time using as a base nothing but a rehearsal studio and mostly 2 record stores as meeting points (various other coffee shops & bars were also in the list) chanced to live the greek grind scene at its peak before we all split and each of us followed his own road... back then it was asfyx, a greek thrash better say 'nuclear thrash' band influenced from voi vod (mostly). as side groups of this one were 'industry of crushed conceptions' (started as grindcore band including peris of asfyx, nektarios (of today's 'a strange attractor' record store fame), e.a. but they turned to more industrial then) and peris's 'fish eye view' side project... must admit that still feel extremely grateful to periklis tsoukalas (back then of asfyx, today of the greek folk group xainides) as accidentally he was the one who made me start officially a tape label... fish eye view was a side project he had back then... 89 saw a demo tape of his playing a bizarre lo-fi bedroom fidelity in a more experimental mood... early 90's his parents were to move thanks to their work in arabia and he didn't miss the chance and followed them. before departing we had a meeting in athens downtown where he asked me whether i'd like to release his 2nd demo tape. i took that chance and a few months after (a period during which we had exchanged a couple of letters) i received the master demo tape half recorded in greece, half in arabia and its artwork... without 2nd thoughts i xeroxed its handwritten / handmade cover, doubled tapes and had it out. not too many copies but it was the baptism of fire, first trades, etc etc etc... long story (and feelings too) to cut it short... a varathron tape followed but it didn't have the same feeling as this one... back then i liked it being 'experimental', it wasn't until a few years ago that did i realise that this little tape still belongs to my most beloved ones and without willing to exaggerate still consider it as one of the finest examples of the greek scene's late 80's/early 90's experimental scene... lo-fi bedroom fidelity at its weirdest and bloodiest best!!!!!!!!!

side a


http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?dn2ctcjyh2n

side b


http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tndjkinig2z

onomatopoeia 'irrelevant' perverse series act 7









onomatopoeia was the project of steve fricker, known in the 90's for his memorable 'cheeses international' mail order & label. came across him either via stefan schwab's c/o newsletter or thanks to the con-dom 'the eigth pillar' LP on sfcr as steve had printed and distributed the LP's booklet. his first recording attempts i can't say that were my cup of tea... slowly he started evolving a far more better sound so sometime in mid 90's i asked him for a tape. 'irrelevant' was the result and besides a killer tape release was destined to be perverse series's final release. still today i see it as a vital turning point at least regarding the period between perverse & absurd...

it was limited to 70. steve provided 70 different flags that were glued on the tape's sleeve.


play it as loud as possible!!!


http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zozjdmdzjyd

mental anguish 'mourning rendezvous' harsh 003 (harsh dept 1992)




i came across the mastermind of chris phinney & his legendary 'harsh reality music' & mental anguish project thanks to neo rok zine and a stellar compilation that was issued by its editor george priniotakis in early 90's. in it was included a hands to piece, taken from the hands to / mental anguish split LP on harsh reality. i recall dropping a line and asking for a trade... still can't recall if i send hidden $ or a trade to get my copy. however the result is that i lost my mind when i received chris's pack not only because of the lp but also thanks to the stellar releases catalogue!!! pure brainstorming... the thing you wanted to rob a bank and buy all!!!! as i was in the early steps of harsh dept i asked him for a possible mental anguish best of as he had tons of tape releases and here is the result... it was supposed to be harsh 003, to come in 1992 limited to 80 copies on a cro2 tape... never came up w/ a proper cover for it (i still see the one i had made and find it too bullshit). i doubt if were ever made 3 or 5 copies of it. remained shelved with the wish of a release sometime later. never occured. a cdr idea was in mind for sometime in early/mid 00's the same shit too... so at last exactly after 17 years (feb 92 got the master) here it's proper release... (re)issue or call it whatever! with a cover artwork from my sweet lalia!

play it loud!!!!

side a

http://www.divshare.com/download/6549873-af5

side b (& infos, art)


http://www.divshare.com/download/6550051-c61

deison 'random screams' (tape 3 - perverse series)

i came across deison thanks to gianfranco santoro (a great pal in the early / mid 90's. guy around sin org, lsd org, mangled and many other activities).
he had issued a couple of tapes back then and as i was hooked on his sounds i wrote and asked for this release.
'random screams' belongs to some of my most beloved tape releases. and for me stands as one of the greatest deison stuff too!!!! initially out in a plastic bag. c40 tape in it and infos were xeroxed on transparent paper tape's size and glued on a broken cd.

couldn't track down in the archive a proper copy so here it is... improvise and create yours!

play loud & enjoy!!!


http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?z2mzm0mym2m

mnortham 'from within the solar cave' CD (absurd #10)




mnortham has been a great fave for a long long time. throughout the 90's either through contributions to my ever beloved & influential ND zine. his work with orogenetics, the texas scene of that time (jgrnich, erg, e.a.), his collaborations or solo work.
on the other hand i had promised myself since perverse series's failure that i'll never produce a proper cd again in my life... turned as homer quotes that 'lions and men cannot take oaths' (excuse the greeklish translation of this iliad quote) and when we discussed for a release in early 00's proposed 'from within the solar cave'... couldn't resist the temptation not only because of mnortham but also for the participation of both jgrznich and another all time fave co caspar (whose 'chants of change' has always been a great fave plus other material too).. so that's a little bit of how it occured... 500 copies. turned to be the 'outbreak of evil' as back then couldn't imagine the maelstrom of releases that was bound to come...

enjoy!!!!


http://www.divshare.com/download/6552632-102

Κυριακή, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

absurd #35 - nikos veliotis & nicolas malevitsis "murder melody"



october 2003 saw a super 2:13 mini fest. as summer lazyness was coming to an end the idea of a mini fest was dropped. it was also an occasion of 2:13's 4th anniversary so a trully stellar night was set up. probably one of my favest nights in smt, as far as i'm concerned regarding both the pals we played together, the audience and the whole atmosphere.

one of the night's sets was a duo with nikos veliotis (cello) and me (mr. absurd) on turntables. a reductionist influence in the sound? you can say so... still a fave moment...

at least regarding smt's vs. absurd relations since that time till now i still call it 'a calm before the storm'...


trivia... title was picked from the doc savage 'murder melody' novel. that time i was downloading various 30's pulp from blackmask.com (i think it has ceased to exist) and doc savage stories were some of them. saw myself getting them all on a cdr and asked nikos to pick up a title from the list of all novels included in the cdr so here it is...

happy listening... (don't worry you won't die from the melody as happens in the doc savage novel...)


flac

http://sharebee.com/8bcb4fd0



mp3 (@320 as usual)

http://sharebee.com/a2203756

absurd #14 - die feine trinkers bei pinkels daheim 'hungerhaken’s speckrolle'




the 2nd feine trinkers release for absurd was a solid track (though while you listen to it you feel like it could have been split to pieces) in an almost different nature to 'papagoyenboom'. insanity still is around but in a different mood.

it also turned to be absurd's 1st 'found cover' release. the cdr was packed in a newspaper and had this photo used on the cover. without 2nd thoughts and as i liked it picked it and used it.

regarding artwork... a kinda 'fake leather' on 1 side paper was used. however as it had to be turned too while being printed nearly half of the copies has the print on the backside and the rest the kinda bookleather cardboard one...



http://sharebee.com/55b2395e

Σάββατο, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2009

maeror tri 'archaic states' (absurd #7)


maeror tri is one of my favest 'ambient' projects and was one of my favest for the 90's too! i mostly liked their harsh (i dare to say 'trance') side and perhaps not their so 'mellow' moods but their soundscapes were always seting up absurd's office on fire, as they still do!
initially 'archaic states' was a tape on akifumi nakajima's (aka aube) 'g.r.o.s.s.' label. was issued sometime in early 90s. upon hearing it i fall in love with the 2nd side. i liked the 1st but the 2nd was and still is an all time fave piece... 'blowing sounds from a dome' maeror tri's monstrous 30 min piece recorded to be sent as raw material to rudolv eb.er and use it, together with other participant's material for schimpfluch's legendary 'stuhlgangblockade n!' LP (there was also a tape issue of it on the italian old europa cafe).
fall 90's reissue saw a different cover and layout based on photos of beeba christopoulou, an artist that lived at the same building that absurd's main graphist (frankly i should say co-partner in crime) maya lavda.

listen and listen especially loud 'blowing sounds from a dome'!!!
enjoy!

http://sharebee.com/2c51220b