I am so psyched for that Portion Control box!
― bug holocaust (sleeve), Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
the Portion Control tracklist looks pretty damn comprehensive...not that i would expect anything less from VoD.
wish those boxes from Germany didn't take so damn long to get over here - the month or so a parcel from VoD takes to get to oregon is interminable. gotta check the mailbox several times a day, just for good measure.
Mark Lane and Experimental Products i'm really looking forward to as well...Current 93 - meh. i reckon the NWW box brought a hefty cash infusion to the operation, so i guess it was to be expected that D.Tibet wasn't far behind lickin' his chops...
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Friday, 14 May 2010 02:53 (3 years ago) Permalink
yeah I'm in Oregon too, it's agonizing.
kind of excited to hear the unreleased C93 stuff, but the 2nd box is all stuff I have on CD. and come on, four LPs of unreleased/rare/demos etc and no "Antichrist/Antichristian" or "Jesus Wants Me For A Moonbeam"???
― bug holocaust (sleeve), Friday, 14 May 2010 03:28 (3 years ago) Permalink
Current 93 - meh. i reckon the NWW box brought a hefty cash infusion to the operation, so i guess it was to be expected that D.Tibet wasn't far behind lickin' his chops...
I don't think this is entirely reasonable, I mean it's not like C93/NWW don't fit squarely into the VOD aesthetic anyway. I know what you mean about the torrent of releases from these groups being a bit much but these are the kind of artists that VoD have been working with for years.
― anagram, Friday, 14 May 2010 04:14 (3 years ago) Permalink
agreed. didn't mean to phrase that like i was beefing with VoD - as a subscriber to his label from the beginning i have nothing but respect for Frank and his enterprise. the NWW box, i think, was a initiation for many folks to the label and the quality of his releases and that ain't nothing but a Good Thing. was just being bitchy re: C93...never been much of a fan of the man or his works, really. i reckon there's a thread on here somewhere that Tibet beef would be more on-topic.
but speaking of VoD, i would like to go on record sayin' that i've been mightily disappointed that the planned Karl Blake/Lemon Kittens box didn't ever come through (was planned for 2008, i think). i'm not privy to all the reasons why. but damn, Karl, let's make this happen!
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Friday, 14 May 2010 05:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
Just received the two C93 box sets in the linen folder and I have to say this release is incredible. Incredibly beautiful packaging on this. This is the most impressive VOD release to date. It ups the ante on the NWW set.
― sanvara, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
I second that sentiment, really really impressive (the box is so huge!). Some good stuff on that Unreleased box as well, thought I was gonna be all jaded about it but I spent this past weekend in major C93 binge mode.
On another positive note, all my Portion Control LP sleeves had split seams from shipping, and VOD 75.4 had pressing vinyl burr gunk screwing up side A. Within an hour of my email Frank had offered to replace everything at no cost, shipped with the next package. I am impressed, again.
― sleeve, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
also got a buncha Portion Control LPs with split seams, but that's a minor gripe compared to the goodness within those grooves. one of the finest VoD releases ever, really - sound quality is fantastic (never heard the original tapes, but assuming it was at least partially sourced from those). tracks on the first LP and the 7" are particularly illuminating from an archaeological angle and the unreleased versions/comp tracks LP is tops. I Staggered Mentally sounds better than i've heard before. highly recommended.
agreed that the C93 box is mighty attractive and, uh, large! 'tis a minor cloth-bound monolith sitting in the middle of the room...surprised the cat hasn't used it for a scratching post as of yet. it's on the turntable next, i reckon.
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Wednesday, 1 September 2010 05:59 (2 years ago) Permalink
Those first two tapes have some of my favorite Portion Control tracks! So good. I never got the love for 'Surface And Be Seen' aside from "Barbarian" which is obv. classic. The Private Illusion disc is my favorite right now, and yes the mastering & sound quality is a huge improvement over the Inphaze originals.
I do wish VOD would stop using white linen for packaging, that stuff is a dirt magnet.
― sleeve, Wednesday, 1 September 2010 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
Just one minor issue on the C93 set. The metal clasps on both boxes are missing the little pin that keeps the latch closed. Is that just me? Did they break off in shipping?
― sanvara, Friday, 3 September 2010 11:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
Mine is broken on one box but not the other. I emailed Frank and he said he would send me a new "seal", not sure what that is or how it works so I'll have to see what turns up.
Also I thought at first the badges were missing since they weren't in the boxes. Finally I realized they were actually floating around inside the packaging itself. One was in fact missing though, he said he would replace it.
― margana (anagram), Friday, 3 September 2010 12:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
the "seals" are little teeny tiny pieces of brass like little knobs, blink and you'll lose them. Mine were inside the boxes at first. they fit into the holes on the box clasps, but I had to install mine using needlenose pliers and it was a little tricky.
my badges were floating around as well.
almost done listening to all of these, I didn't know Mark Lane had worked with Attrition!
― sleeve, Friday, 3 September 2010 13:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
new update on the site, y'all. next shipment/releases will be early October:
VOD78: HUNTING LODGE “Shadows out of Time-82-83” 3Lp/7”-BoxVOD79: SLEEP CHAMBER “SixSixSix“ 80-87 4LP with 7“/BookletVOD80: VOICE OF EYE 2LP„ Anthology One 1989-91“ gatefold-coverVOD81: RAPOON „Ghosts from a machine“ 1989-94 3LP-Box
definitely looking forward to Hunting Lodge rarities, and the Rapoon strikes me as kinda fun (in a low-key fashion).
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 05:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
hey thanks for the heads up! I have been checking the site every once in a while to see what's next but I missed this. Love that early period of Rapoon, also looking forward to the Voice Of Eye.
Really been enjoying the Mark Lane and Experimental Products albums, pleasant surprises. Every time I think I'm sick of minimal synth 80's stuff I hear something that makes me remember why I love it so.
― sleeve, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh man this new Rapoon box is blisssssssss.
so lovely. lots of early period stuff, sub-mixes, rough versions, etc.
― sleeve, Saturday, 27 November 2010 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
VOD83: PSYCHIC TV with White Stains “at Stockholm plus Jarman Themes / Live New York 17-11-83 plus Unclean and unreleased rarities “ 4LP 66,66 €
Psychic TV and its mastermind Genesis Breyer P-Orridge works and writings doubtlessly has been one of the inspirations and mind-settings of many people, artists and labels incl.VOD. Along with Throbbing Gristle to be released in 2011 and 2012 this is a definite milestone for VOD
.......the live stuff? can't imagine anything else.
― sleeve, Friday, 11 February 2011 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink
damn folks, VoD has a banner fucking year 2011 lined up, looks like. i won't give away the surprises here, but check this out, yo!
...and report back describing the depth of yr amazement in 10 words or less.
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Wednesday, 2 March 2011 02:16 (2 years ago) Permalink
haha I bumped the John Bender thread this morning but no excited responses yet...
since we're here, who is doing distro for this stuff in the US now? cuz Forced Exposure sure isn't, and Fusetron doesn't have the last batch of releases.
and I'm also wondering about the nasty snark in this Alga Marghen press release, are they just jealous of the Tazartes box? Europeans be beefin'.
Ghedalia Tazartes - Granny Awards LP $26.99 (Alga Marghen)"alga marghen was the first label to issue on CD the 4 record LPs that Ghedalia Tazartes privately produced between the late 1970s and early 1980s, therefore contributing to the diffusion of this music among the new generations. At the same time Ghedalia Tazartes' music defined the high standard level of the alga marghen label in its early days. These great recordings are still available in their original CD editions and no surprise that alga marghen has now the privilege to bring you the pleasure of listening to a previously unpublished LP recently discovered in the artist's archives. Side 1 features 'Ferme ta gueule, Zarathustra' (i.e. 'Shut Up, Zarathustra') a long track constructed by several fragments recorded in the early 1980s that would have later composed, with different editings, some of the best parts of 'Une eclipse totale de soleil'. On side 2 we find five shorter tracks titled 'Whatever', 'Works', 'Singing', 'Wild', 'My Rock Ghedalia'. Recorded in the artist's own studio in his anhydridic Paris, these pieces are based on materials pre-dating Ghedalia Tazartes first LP Diasporas and were re-elaborated in the early 1980s to be included in this lost work of art. Ghedalia Tazartes is a nomad. The author and his doubles work without a net, freely connecting the sounds, the rhythms, his voice, his voices. He is also one of the most original artists in the sonic art scene. In these last years when cheap low-level editions are produced by kitsch-on-demand labels which can nothing but copy, falsificate and propose expensive tasteless boxsets, alga marghen brings you the 'original' edition of this wonderful music. Edition limited to 450 copies."
― sleeve, Wednesday, 2 March 2011 02:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
also FUCK YES to Clock DVA
― sleeve, Wednesday, 2 March 2011 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink
hmmm that Alga Marghen quote is interesting...obviously some backstory beef there we're not privy to. i know they put out a CD box, but not vinyl, right?
whilst we're on a speculatory slant, i wonder how VoD managed to snag Bender? suppose Frank could be emailed, but more fun to succumb to wild speculation and rumour-starting.
regarding u.s. distro, i haven't seen either that they have steady distribution here...seems pretty piecemeal and, well, on demand.
really looking forward to the DVA (fucking finally this stuff is released properly), Bender, Attrition and Van Kaye/Ignit boxes mostly, but the rest of the lineup appears very tasty...hopefully it won't mutate too much by the end of the year, as has happened occasionally in the past...
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Wednesday, 2 March 2011 02:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
also, it appears that Throbbing Gristle isn't on 2011's menu...but that's OK with me anyway. like the world really needs more TG live material floating around?
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Wednesday, 2 March 2011 02:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
3rding the ! about the CDVA stuff. Very interested to hear the stuff pre White Souls in Black Suits.
Aside from the DVD it seems like the Alga Marghen CD box is still the one to own, then again this is the thread for VOD fetishism.
― Gold Coast Sonning (S-), Wednesday, 2 March 2011 10:24 (2 years ago) Permalink
yeah that's a really interesting list, not sure I'll be subscribing but it's good to see him going a bit more obscure again after the maybe more obvious C93 and NWW boxes.
― ban this sick stunt (anagram), Wednesday, 2 March 2011 10:36 (2 years ago) Permalink
that Alga Marghen comment is weird. how exactly are the VOD boxes kitsch? because there's been t-shirts and other such frills?
― ship_rex (+ +), Wednesday, 2 March 2011 11:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
I can see them now at A.M. HQ in Italy... "A Tazartes kitchen apron??!? That's just not OK, we have to amend our catalog description to reflect our righteous fury"
(afaik the Tazartes set does not come w/an apron but I would not put it past a label that has done special edition pillowcases)
I might get a Wave sub and buy the Clock DVA box separately. Laughing Hands are good and all but I have no use for a Club Moral 5LP set.
― sleeve, Wednesday, 2 March 2011 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink
Tazartes apron would be righteous! would be the first VoD gimmicky-item i would use, having not properly utilized my Severed Heads pillowcase, or flown my Controlled Bleeding flag.
but hell, even if it did include a branded apron, candle snuffer or paddleball game, i wouldn't go so far as to call it 'kitsch' or 'tasteless'.
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Thursday, 3 March 2011 03:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
haha I can't believe the liner notes to the NDW box are all in German, wtf
― sleeve, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink
hey this Psychic TV live LP that I thought was just a repress of NY Scum Haters has like ten or twelve extra minutes of music!
― sleeve, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
hey sleeve, did you ever get that ADN Krystall box??
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
yup! thanks a bunch, I love their/his synth sound.
― sleeve, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
second re: German liner notes...i can of course dig that everything about the set is German, but all previous VoD releases' liners have been at least partially in english, so was also surprised. guess i'll have to find a sultry German-speaking woman to stop by and translate for me.
love the contents, though - had only heard a few of those groops previously (which is why i love classic VoD...don't need a Laibach box). the Poison Dwarfs are particular favorites at the moment, and White Russian had a perfect new wave sound with earworm hooks to boot. lurve it.
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink
Did anyone else fail to get a PTV poster? Frank seems to think he sent it to me but I didn´t find it anywhere. No big deal though, I´m keeping that sucker.
Forced Exposure now has the German Wave box and the PTV set, so I guess they´re carrying them again.
― sleeve, Sunday, 3 April 2011 23:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
hey sleeve, i didn't receive a poster with my set either (guess i didn't notice one was to be included until now)...
have seen quite a few u.s. retailers list the two new releases - Fusetron, Experimedia, Tedium House come to mind, but have seen 'em a few other places. a good sign!
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 01:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
OMG look at all of this minimal synth. I had no idea how much interesting synth / wave there was!! How am I going to finance this?
VOD85: TARA CROSS „Tara Cross 1982-89“ 4LP-Box 64,99 €
Box incl. Spurt Ditties (1982); Waiting for the War (1983); Concocting Chaos (83); Collaboration-Tracks with Unovidual; Searchlight & Torch (84, with Stefan Tischler of Port Said); Limelight (85); Compilation-Tracks 83-89, Tempus Fugit (88)
Excellent wide-ranging minimal/synth & Wave-tunes by one of the most outstanding female artists in the 80’s cassette-culture and wave/underground releasing a total of 4 Tapes, one Lp and contributing to numerous Cassette- and Vinyl-compilation.
Tara Cross was always exposed to music as a child.Her family, being second generation in the United States from Ireland, kept their roots by filling the household with lots of Irish and American music. Her father was a great singer and an admirer of Bing Crosby and Perry Como. Tara's interest in music awakes at age 13, when she begins to play the guitar. She studies at Hunter College of New York, where she majors in Music and Psychology, yet she decides not to pursue her musical studies in an academic institution, since her primary interest is centered in the performing arts.. Despite the opposition of her family, she devotes her time to her musical career while keeping a full time job in the corporate world. Her jobs ranged from secretary, typist, microfilm supervisor, librarian, magazine publishing company, etc. Tara is the first of six children and needed to help with family finances. In the late 70's and early 80's she moves from Brooklyn into the "village" in Manhattan, the center of the art scene in NY, forms punk rock bands and later goes onto experimenting with an Electro-Harmonix mini synthesizer and a primitive drum box. She develops her efforts into a very unconventional, experimental kind of music. In the early to mid 80's, she herself produces, composes and performs her own works, acts as her own public relations, takes care of the administrative and secretarial work, etc, She works mainly at first with cassettes, later going onto reel to reel 4 track, then 8 track, recording everything at home and releasing it worldwide. In 1997. she opens a hair salon, getting out of the corporate environment, called Le Chandelier Salon. As a musician, she considers herself as some sort of sound structurer who experiments with sound the same way as a painter would experiment with colors.
― Deremiah Was a Bullfrog (u s steel), Saturday, 11 June 2011 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink
FYI, lineup for 2012:
END FEBRUARY 2012 (VOD97-99) 3 x Wave/Min/Synth-Releases w. 6 records
VOD97: Port Said „Port Said“ 2LpVOD98: Lucas Trouble „In a fit of delirium 1979-82“ 2LpVOD99: Paul Nova „Trees without Leaves“ 2Lp
MID MAI 2012 (VOD 100-102) 4 x Industrial-Releases w. 22 records
VOD100: Conrad Schnitzler 8Lp-BoxVOD101: Years on Earth 2Lp (plus 7“ for members)VOD102: Sema/Robert Haigh 4Lp-BoxVOD103: Kluster 8LP-Box
END OKTOBER 2012 (VOD 103-107) 4 x Min/Synth -Releases w. 11 records PLUS 1 x Industrial-Releases (VOD108) w. 4 or 8 records
VOD104: Werkpiloten 2Lp (plus 7inch for members)VOD105: Bizarre Unit 3Lp-Box (plus T-Shirt for members)VOD106: Stratis 5Lp (incl.Bonus-Lp (96 Eyes) for members)VOD107: Gen Ken Montgomery 1Lp VOD108: BIG NAME TO BE CONFIRMED 4 or 8LP-Box (w. 7“/T-Shirt for members)
kinda wish there was actually some obscure Belgian proto/post-industrial group named BIG NAME TO BE CONFIRMED, but alas...nothing on discogs i can find...
― (I Just) Died In Your Asshat Tonight, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
OMG SEMA OMG
― sleeve, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
I can die happy now
― sleeve, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
gonna get an Industrial sub next year for sure
Does the VOD108 translate literally that they have released 108 box sets? I have a lot of catching up to do. I can't believe I slept on these! How possible is it to get the early ones at a decent price? Hunting Lodge, Controlled Bleeding, and SPK? That John Bender book looks beautiful!
― JacobSanders, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
what ya mean you don't just listen to private press country? ;)
there are indeed 108 box sets: http://www.discogs.com/label/Vinyl-on-demand
SPK box is reasonably priced as long as you don't want the bonus box of 3 singles, that's $$$.
Hunting Lodge is probably available cheap, sadly neglected. I dig it.
Controlled Bleeding is oop I think? FE and Fusetron are the main US distros for this stuff.
― sleeve, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
HA!! I love this sort of music, used to dj industrial/italo. I was really into noise/industrial in high school/early 90's's. Would be cool to see some of the Houston,TX scene get treated to a box set. I just haven't been keeping up with it. But this thread has me really excited!
― JacobSanders, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
omg SEMA box indeed!!
― nerve_pylon, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
OHHHH these are the guy who put out that Absolute Body Control early tapes!!! That has been on my want list for awhile.
― JacobSanders, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
have you heard Psyche - Insomnia Theatre?
― JacobSanders, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
no, I missed that one... other folks on this thread have it though.
Absolute Body Control is a hard one to find, that went fast.
― sleeve, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 06:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sema box set sounds amazing.. wonder why Rob Haigh is ok with a vinyl box when he's turned down all offers for CD reissues (based on lack of master tapes..)
― Talcum Mucker, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 17:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah i wondered that too.
― nerve_pylon, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 17:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
new ones are being mailed out now, I see.
― fully formed adult banaka unit (sleeve), Sunday, 11 March 2012 20:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
my john bender "book" just arrived. i can't express how much i had been looking forward to this and it doesn't disappoint. i was worried the hard to find / unreleased stuff wouldn't live up to how i hoped it would be but it completely exceeds all expectations. a joy!
― stirmonster, Monday, 12 March 2012 16:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
as if I could get any more excited, good news!
― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Monday, 12 March 2012 17:41 (1 year ago) Permalink