Just signed up for the '08 industrial set. Now i've got $35 to live off of for the next week, thx VOD. Just couldn't pass it up, last years releases were tempting, but this year they've outdone themselves. I don't see what they could possibly do in '09 to top this.
I guess now we wait... $530 poorer and wait wait wait.
― Citizen, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 15:18 (5 years ago) Permalink
are there tracklistings for the severed heads and spk? i can't seem to find them. would like to know before i buy.
― stirmonster, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 15:23 (5 years ago) Permalink
nothing yet. I was curious as well. 6lp's+3x7"s of pre'83 spk is all i had to hear.
― Citizen, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 15:48 (5 years ago) Permalink
Printed pillowcase!!? Fuck the merzcar!
― gnarly sceptre, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:54 (5 years ago) Permalink
6lp's+3x7"s of pre'83 spk is all i had to hear.
Yeah, me too. It says "1979-1983" on the box.
― sleeve, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 19:21 (5 years ago) Permalink
btw mp3 blog dualtrack has a mindboggling assortment of live SPK gigs.
― sleeve, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 19:54 (5 years ago) Permalink
Yea i discovered that entire webring of industrial/etc. blogs last year. Found tons of new (read old) wonderful stuff. It inspired me to start a couple of my own (white ward and shock corridor).
― Citizen, Friday, 21 March 2008 00:52 (5 years ago) Permalink
VOD finally updated the shop. Here's the spk info:
"Besides the official Tape-Releases such as Wars of Islam, From Science to Ritual, at The Crypt, and Last Attempt at Paradise, this Box-Set also includes Live recordings from their first concert in Sydney in 79, the Heaven Concert London in 80, the Brickwerkz-Concert in 82, the SO36 Concert in Berlin plus a few more live-documents. Members will recieve their edition with a limited 3x7“wooden Box-Set containing their first 3 Side Effect 7“ from 1979 plus a Post-card-Set with photographies by SPK-Member Sinan Revell"
Interesting. can't wait to see the box and shirt. Unless someone beats me to it i'll probably do the discogs entry and take a bunch of pictures.
― Citizen, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 16:04 (5 years ago) Permalink
it's the 3x7" box that would clinch it for me but sadly i have missed this ear's membership allocation.
sinan revell = swoon! i have been in awe of her since i saw them in '84.
― stirmonster, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 16:16 (5 years ago) Permalink
omg just what I was hoping for
― sleeve, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 16:51 (5 years ago) Permalink
extra bonus points for the "From Science To Ritual" tape, all studio stuff.
stirmonster, you can generally get the subscription extras on an individual basis as a non-subscriber if you get in early (at a small extra cost). you should email the label.
― resolved, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:24 (5 years ago) Permalink
do a couple medical experiments at your local hospital or university! they pay well for a few hours work.
-- ian, Friday, February 8, 2008 2:17 AM (1 month ago) Bookmark Link
I should take my own advice.
― ian, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:30 (5 years ago) Permalink
waiting waiting waiting argh, didn't reckon how painful it would be to wait for these things to show up.
from the VOD site, lol:
5 NEW RELEASES OUT BY END APRIL (30th of APRIL, NOT MID APRIL!!)
PLEASE NOTE: IT TAKES 2-3 WEEKS TO HANDLE ALL ORDERS AND PACKAGES SO DO NOT WRITE MAILS ABOUT TRACKINGNUMBER OR DELIVERY-STATUS, I WILL NOT ANSWER THOSE TIME-INTENSIVE MAILS IN ORDER TO SPEED-UP THE PACKAGE-MAILOUT.
― sleeve, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:09 (5 years ago) Permalink
also stirmonster, apparently the subscriber edition comes with an offer for me to be able to buy another whole box set (with the 7" box), so email me if you still want/need one.
― sleeve, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:11 (5 years ago) Permalink
― sleeve, Saturday, 24 May 2008 19:27 (4 years ago) Permalink
just noticed your earlier post, sleeve. am i too late?????
― stirmonster, Sunday, 25 May 2008 03:39 (4 years ago) Permalink
did you get the SPK box sleeve?
― rizzx, Sunday, 25 May 2008 09:50 (4 years ago) Permalink
hi folks! this thread is gonna be a lot quieter without ian :(
Stir feel free to email me, I am a little unclear on how it'll work with VOD but it says that 250 copies of the singles box are for distribution. I'll email Frank and ask him. I think you have to buy the whole 6LP box to get it though.
the box does not include From Science To Ritual, all material is live. It DOES have the complete Last Attempt At Paradise tape and (I think) all of the Crypt tape. Only some of the Al's Bar gig. The box is huge and imposing. Large glossy book with a lotta amazing photos, essays, and discography/gigography for the era. The singles come with exact replicas of the original covers as inner sleeves and a VOD design with SPK graphics for the outer sleeves. I can't fit everything into the small wooden box so I had to leave the outer sleeves in the big box.
An unannounced bonus - a small black box called DoppelgANGER by Sinan Revell, containing a series (maybe 40) of glossy photos some of which she appears to have taken, some definitely not. Some are disturbing and they definitely make a point.
Also, a T-shirt.
I wonder who they have do their mastering - these are the only records I've ever head that fit 32-33 minutes on a side and don't sound like shit towards the end.
Haven't dived into the Gerechtigkeits Liga 2LP beyond a couple of tracks.
― sleeve, Sunday, 25 May 2008 15:59 (4 years ago) Permalink
oh now I see the photo box was announced, I missed that before.
― sleeve, Sunday, 25 May 2008 16:00 (4 years ago) Permalink
this thread is gonna be a lot quieter without ian :(
I rest my case.
bump for stirmonster
― sleeve, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 21:52 (4 years ago) Permalink
VOD 53: Etant Donnes Tapes 1977-1983 6-Lp-leather-Box with DVD 87,99 €
The Box provides all of Etant Donnes avantgarde-tapes released between 1977 and 1983 on the famous french BainTotal-Label Recordings include in specific: LA VUE, L’OPPOSITION, L'ETOILE AU FRONT, CEUX QU'ON AIME - CE QUE JE HAIS , CINQ PORTES SOUDEES, LES CENTS JOURS CLAIRS. The release also contains a DVD with Live-Peformances of Etant Donnes of the last 3 decades. The music of this Etant Donnés’s first period (1977/1983) boxset describes a rite of passage from mortality to divinity ,a powerful but hidden passion craving beauty and burning love that can be conquered only by another form of secret pain ,that of losing yourself in the cosmos and becoming part of the muddy streams of distant stars .Their soundworks are constructed through the manipulation of natural sounds ,using the variation of velocity and intensity of the recordings ,the cutting and splicing of tape . Etant Donnes ‘s compositions are passionate and brutally communicative ,their music and words are minimalist just like the writings and chants of the religious mystics sufi ,trying to recover the virginity of the words and sounds ,they map new territories and establisch their own personal rules.These first tracks contains all the brutal collages of found sounds investigating nuances of sounds that at times verges upon silence ,the inspired and enraptured meeting with earth’s natural forces ,an hommage to the shadow of night ,to the vineyard and the golden door. In these six first vinyls Etant donnés create their own brand of total audio expression using belches and punches ,their attention is concentrated on the symphonic cacophonie organisation of disorganized found sounds ,using magical rythms only directed by cosmic rules . A perfect way of organising natural sounds that obeys to fundamental principles that everyone wishes to convey ,a music able to tear down walls and to build a universal comprehension ,a cosmic law of beauty ,a magical and alchemical act of poetry.
― sleeve, Tuesday, 26 August 2008 19:56 (4 years ago) Permalink
I don't see what they could possibly do in '09 to top this.
new schedule for '09 AND '10 out now!!! And yeah, they didn´t top '08.
We have 2009-confirmations by:
For the Industrial-Subscription:
Nurse With Wound (3Lp), Vidna Obmana (3Lp), Andrew Liles (3Lp), Giancarlo Toniutti (3Lp), DDAA (4Lp), Smegma (5Lp)
for the Wave/Minimal-Subscritption: Norma Loy (1Lp), Polyphonic Size (4Lp) Konstruktvists (1Lp). Die Form/Bain Total (5-Lp), Crash Course in Science (3Lp), M-Squared-5Lp-Box (Systematics, Scattered Order, Makers of Dead Travel Fast, ,
Schedule for 2010 is also set with! Programm für 2010 steht auch schon! Sleep Chamber (4Lp), Rapoon (3Lp), Laibach (5Lp), Voice of Eye (2Lp), Hunting Lodge (3Lp), Spanish Industrial Box (4Lp), The Grief(2Lp), Neon (5Lp), Mark Lane(1), GermanWave Box (4Lp) & with Portion Control (5Lp-Box)
who the hell are Neon? Looks like my bank account will be saved this time around, although the 2010 Industrial looks tasty and I like Portion Control a lot. I'm probably just going to buy the NWW set separately this next year and pass on the rest. Smegma have to be the most overrated of all these bands, I sure don't need 5 LPs worth.
― sleeve, Saturday, 13 December 2008 14:19 (4 years ago) Permalink
also I would like to say that while the Etant Donnes box LPs were not all that great, the DVD that came with it is super, most of it from the later Touch era that I love unconditionally.
The Nocturnal Emissions is hit and miss, two great records, one poor-sound-quality LP's worth of noisy live gigs, one side of earlier Pump stuff that's OK, and one side of "outtakes" that sound much more like their later work post-Caroline K.
― sleeve, Saturday, 13 December 2008 14:22 (4 years ago) Permalink
I have 2 Neon mp3s downloaded on those old virtual bootleg comps, New Wave Complex Vo. 4 and A Tribute to Flexipop 09. Not my favorite. The M-Squared/Australian one looks cool.
― dan selzer, Saturday, 13 December 2008 16:20 (4 years ago) Permalink
I got the new NWW box. It's one of the most incredible artefacts I've ever seen. Worth every penny.
― anagram, Saturday, 24 October 2009 19:24 (3 years ago) Permalink
NWW box sounds amazing - I'm drooling over the Giancarlo Toniutti box mayself - early cassettes and unrealeased. Also includes notes and data.
― sknybrg, Sunday, 25 October 2009 02:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
2009 stuff is on the way, I'll talk about it when it gets here but I am really psyched about owning a Nurse With Wound greeting card.
I never got around to talking about the last installment of Industrial 2008. The Hermann Nitsch sounded good on paper, but it was a letdown when it arrived for a few reasons. First, it was a reissue of a tape that I already had (Orgelkonzert). Second, the DVD (no doubt hotly anticipated by all Nitsch fans) is a straight shot of his back playing the huge pipe organ for 50+ minutes. Almost a Sex Pistols level "joke's on you" there, augmented by the DVD including TWO TAKES, the rehearsal and the actual performance.
That said, the organ drone pieces are really something and well worth checking out if you like e.g. the Harmoniumwerk series. And the only other released example of this style is the Komposition Fuer Orgel CD from the late 90's.
Third Door From The Left LP has great packaging as usual, the music is pretty obviously an early example of UK people being inspired by TG and Cabaret Voltaire. Not bad, but not memorable either.
― sleeve, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 22:17 (3 years ago) Permalink
Yeah, the NWW greeting card is really something. It made me jump out of my skin when I first opened it b/c there's this sound chip inside that plays a (short) track when you open it.
I got the Nitsch box as well, the fact it was a reissue wasn't a letdown for me as I didn't have the original tape. Anyway even if I had had it I would have bought this monster anyway. Agree the DVD is somewhat underwhelming but it's worth it just to see Nitsch's little legs dangling from the piano stool.
Two (count 'em) Current 93 boxes coming next year, so I'd better start saving now.
― anagram, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 05:48 (3 years ago) Permalink
can someone explain this to me? i can't make heads or tails of their web site, with the small print and obscure band names.
― figuratively, but in a very real way (amateurist), Wednesday, 2 December 2009 05:51 (3 years ago) Permalink
If the band names are that obscure it's probably not really something that caters to you...
But, it's a small run record label that puts out deluxe box sets of (for want of a better word) 'underground' artists.
― Cosmic Ugg (S-), Wednesday, 2 December 2009 06:05 (3 years ago) Permalink
Oh and the NWW set is sublime. Have to get a friend to set up some really nice mics in a quiet studio to record the greeting card. Also the first time a box set tshirt is in my size!
― Cosmic Ugg (S-), Wednesday, 2 December 2009 06:07 (3 years ago) Permalink
i know NWW. are they boxed sets of previously released material?
― figuratively, but in a very real way (amateurist), Wednesday, 2 December 2009 06:09 (3 years ago) Permalink
From the website:
Two hours of their official tape-releases Scrag, Nylon Coverin and Mi Mort, more than one hour of compilation-tracks only released on tape-compilations and not available as Vinyl and more than one hour of their first 2 live performances in 1984 plus a 37 minute 10“ with unreleased material from 1983 plus a one exclusive NWW Track on a Soundchip/Greetingcard
― anagram, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 09:14 (3 years ago) Permalink
Oh sorry are you asking about the content of the box sets in general or just the NWW one? In general I think the website is pretty clear as to what's in each box. But many of the early ones are sold out now (click the Releases section to see them all, then the Shop section, and if you can't find the one you want in the latter then it's sold out).
― anagram, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 09:18 (3 years ago) Permalink
I'm interested in the Giancarlo Toniutti box. He's one of those names that I know from various noise/experimental compilations but never quite got round to investigating further. His contribution to the G edition of the recent Zelphabet series is totally absorbing though, so I think I'll have to bite.
― gnarly sceptre, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 10:50 (3 years ago) Permalink
if u live in the States I will sell you my near-mint copy of that Toniutti box for a sweet deal, send me a mail thru ILX if you're interested. I'd ship international also but it might add up.
the greeting card track is also included on the bonus 5" single so I will be recording it, fyi (xp).
― sleeve, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 20:33 (3 years ago) Permalink
bah.... I'm in the UK. Is it more of a miss anyhow?
― gnarly sceptre, Friday, 4 December 2009 16:54 (3 years ago) Permalink
I dunno, it hasn't come yet! I used to have his LP La Mutazione way back in the day.
We might be able to make it work, I'll send you a shipping estimate if it turns out I'm selling.
― sleeve, Friday, 4 December 2009 20:54 (3 years ago) Permalink
OK, been working my way through 2009. DDAA cancelled (sounds like they just didn't get back in touch) so instead there will be a 4LP O Yuki Conjugate box which is just about the best thing I can imagine.
Polyphonic Size was a real surprise, don't know how I missed this band. They even had a U.S. EP release! The early (79-80) tracks that showed up on Flexi-Pop comps aren't anywhere near as good as their LP proper from 1982 and the 1981 singles. Lots of duplicate demo versions round it out, but overall a really nice treat, hitting the same sweet spot for me as early Legendary Pink Dots (except from Belgium).
Norma Loy... seems more like Joy Division wannabes than "cold wave", but what do I know. 3 sides only, with some dubious later material. Early stuff is interesting enough though, more aggressive and raw.
I am not a big Andrew Liles fan (no quality control) so I'm not convinced I should listen to that one (as opposed to selling it in mint).
Also haven't gotten to the M Squared box but man do I love The Systematics. Over on the aussie postpunk reissue thread there was high praise.
Vidna Obmana box is killer in the 3LP version, totally different than his later stuff. Very noisy grinding stuff like Esplendor Geometrico with a dash of Whitehouse (sound, not lyrics). Maybe my favorite of the industrial ones aside from the NWW.
Other people have mentioned the staggering greatness of the NWW box and yeah it is quite something. Still going through the 1st 3 tapes which are familiar to me, looking forward to the comp tracks and the unreleased live. The live stuff that was on the Mi-Mort LP is so so good, Stapleton disavows it for some reason and I have no idea why. Hearing that in non-RRR-bootleg-tape quality will be nice. The ten inch is fantastic as well, solo piano twisted and folded.
Here is the first track from the 5" subscriber record, same as the greeting card but obv. better quality.
I am a diehard Konstruktivits/Konstruktivists fan although I think he's lost a bit of edge over time, this double LP is a nice look at his early years. Most of this was taken from tiny self-run tapes from before the 1st LP, but side 4 was released on the Audiofile label as a tape in 1989 I think. I think it's from the same period, regardless.
Giancarlo Toniutti was another nice surprise, I guess I should have given La Mutazione another listen back in the day. Some of it almost reminded me of field recordings. Very primal, dense sense of texture going on in these works. Comes with a gorgeous full color 4x6 (?) softcover book like an exhibit catalog, a first for VOD as far as I know. Still, I gotta sell it to help get the 2010 stuff.
Also haven't gotten to the Crash Course In Science box but it looks awesome and those two EPs are really great. I'm glad they're releasing more stuff that was previously on OOP vinyl, as opposed to just tape reissues.
NDUSTRIAL: appr. 20 Records / 20 SchallplattenCurrent 93 Vol.1 (3LP), Rapoon (3Lp), Laibach (4Lp), Voice of Eye (2Lp), Hunting Lodge (4Lp), Psychic TV (w. White Stains) (4Lp)
MINIMALSYNTH/WAVE: appr. 24 records / 24 SchallplattenCurrent 93 Vol.2 (4Lp), Portion Control (8Lp-Box), Sleep Chamber (4Lp), Experimental Products (1Lp), Mark Lane (2Lp), GermanWave Box (5Lp)
― sleeve, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 22:30 (3 years ago) Permalink
Why split the C93?
― Cosmic Ugg (S-), Thursday, 31 December 2009 02:33 (3 years ago) Permalink
So people have to buy both subscriptions - the NWW box was going for more than the whole Industrial subscription for 2009 and I think he's trying to discourage speculation by making it harder to get both C93 sets in the collector-scum subscription versions.
― sleeve, Thursday, 31 December 2009 06:49 (3 years ago) Permalink
Absolute Body Control (Untitled) VOD37.1 (reissue) red Vinyl, lmtd.444 14,99 ¤
Reissue of the first Absolute Body Control-Tape which also came as part of the long sold-out Absolute Body Control Vinyl-Box-Set (VOD37). The reissue is in red Vinyl and lmtd. to 444
S.P.K. Dokument III0 – 1979 3x7"Box, lmtd.166 29,99 ¤
Very limited reissue of the original and ultrarare three 7" released on Side Effects back in 1979. The 7" have also been released in the SPK-Special member-edition in 2008. This reissue comes as grey marbled Box compared to the black Box as in the member-edition. The three 7" are housed in a reprint of the original Side-Effect-Sleeves.
― sleeve, Monday, 4 January 2010 19:56 (3 years ago) Permalink
man... 2010 looking good
VOD73: PORTION CONTROL s/t 7LP (COMPLETE WORKS 80-83) METALBOXWITH T-SHIRT / DVD / BOOK (Vod-Members with additional Bonus-7")
VOD74: CURRENT 93 s/t 4LP WOODEN-BOX (UNRELEASED, DEMOS, LIVE 82-90)WITH METALPIN / POSTER ON HANDMADE-PAPER FROM NEPAL / BOOKLET(Vod-Members with additional Bonus-7")
VOD75: CURRENT 93 s/t 4LP WOODEN-BOX (CHRIST & THE PALE QUEENS / RED FACE / EMBLEMS / AS THE WORLD DISAPPEARSWITH METALPIN / POSTER / BOOKLET(Vod-Members with additional T-Shirt") / Full members to recieve an additional deluxe silkscreened and embossed finelinen-Folder to fit both wooden Boxes)
VOD76: MARK LANE 2LP "WHEN THE NIGHT IS CRUEL" (1979-1988)
VOD77: EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS 2LP "TRACKS TO GLOW IN THE DARK" (80-87)(Vod-Mitglieder mit zusätzlicher Bonus-7")
also, that Crash Course In Science box is superb, the live shows in particular really hit this noisy peak of electronic yowl for a band that was allegedly a "minimal synth" outfit.
Smegma box has the distinction of making me go "what the HELL are we listening to?" almost every single time a track came onto ipod work shuffle. A disappointing amount of this (basically 2 LPs worth) was previously on CD, but vinyls are old and rare so I guess that's OK. Glamour Girl 1941 in particular lived up to the hype of a "legendary LAFMS album".
A bunch of the O Yuki Conjugate box was on the limited CD Primitive, and the 2nd LP has also been on CD. The tracks I hadn't heard were no big surprise, but I think this band is one of the best late 80's-early 90's ambient/industrial hybrids. DVD is A+++ couchlock material.
Die Form box was um a large listen, I did it all and am still not sure what to think. Clearly this guy was in the forefront of cassette label culture, and I can heard an original sound in the work, but I think I need another listen. This is one of the only bands I knew almost nothing about before I dove in.
― bug holocaust (sleeve), Saturday, 24 April 2010 05:42 (3 years ago) Permalink
All the 2010 releases are now on sale kids. Better move quickly if you want the C93 boxes as they won't stick around for long. The above mentioned "additional deluxe silkscreened and embossed finelinen-Folder to fit both [C93] wooden boxes" is actually available to all, not just to members. I'm not a member and I went for the two boxes w/o the folder. I'm as much of a VoD fetishist as the next man but that's just unnecessary.
― anagram, Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:16 (3 years ago) Permalink
Oh and I've never seen Frank do this before but the C93 LPs are also available individually.
― anagram, Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:17 (3 years ago) Permalink
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
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
man surface mail is slow... anybody on the West Coast gotten these yet?
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I would hazard a guess that the box is going to consist of unreleased/archive stuff, like that Sema CD that came as a bonus with Silent Storm. Which would kind of bum me out, but I will still buy it.
― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
here's the finalized 2012 list - 10 LPs of early Merzbow!
OVERVIEW TO 2012-RELEASES AND THE RELEASE-DATE
END FEBRUARY 2012 (Already Released) (VOD97-99)
3 x Wave/Min/Synth-Releases w. 6 records
VOD97: Port Said 2Lp „Port Said 1980-84“
VOD98: Lucas Trouble 2Lp „In a fit of delirium 1979-82“
VOD99: Paul Nova 2Lp „Trees without Leaves“ recordings 1982-84
END MAI 2012 (VOD 100-103)
4 x Industrial-Releases w. 22 records
VOD100: Conrad Schnitzler 8Lp-Box "CON-tainer T1-T8 (1971-1981)" (plus 7“ for Members)
VOD101: Years on Earth 2Lp "The Structure of Change Tape-Recordings & unreleased 1979-82" (plus 7“ for Members)
VOD102: Kluster 8LP-Box "unearthed recordings 1969-72"
VOD103: Sema/Robert Haigh 4Lp-Box "Time will Say Nothing 1982-1984 - the complete works"
END OKTOBER 2012 (VOD 104-108)
4 x Min/Synth -Releases 11 records 1 x Industrial-Releases w. 10 records
VOD104: Werkpiloten 2Lp "Der Werkpilot & The Wonderful World of" (plus 7inch for members)
VOD105: Bizarre Unit 3Lp-Box (pre Paul Nova) "recordings 1979-1982" (incl. Bonus-Record and T-Shirt for members)
VOD106: Stratis 5Lp (complete Tape-recordings 1982-1984 & unreleased) (incl.Bonus-Lp (96 Eyes) for members)
VOD107: Gen Ken Montgomery 1Lp (tape-recordings and unreleased 1981-1986)
VOD108: Merzbow 10Lp-Box "Lowest Music & Arts 1980-1983" w. Book (plus 7“ / T-Shirt for members)
― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 18:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
I will report back later, although my shipping box was torn open on two corners everything seems to have come through unscathed.
― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Friday, 6 April 2012 18:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
OK I'm not sure how I feel about this new "folder" design. I liked the big monolithic boxes, so imposing on the shelf.
4 sides into John Bender and it sounds worlds better than the sketchy rips from Mutantsounds. Plus, Pop Surgery has extended versions of more than half the songs! Bender wrote a fascinating essay about his history and influences, might post some of it on the JB thread (I was surprised to read abt just how much he is a devotee of the Canterbury scene and Robert Wyatt in particular).
― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Sunday, 8 April 2012 16:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
still totally immersed in the bender box. dying to know what's on the schnitzler set.
― stirmonster, Sunday, 8 April 2012 16:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
still excited about the Sema box. From the '82-'84 period, so it looks like it will contain the Le Rey material.. which will be great - especially if there's unreleased stuff too!
― Talcum Mucker, Sunday, 8 April 2012 19:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
^ ditto! it's the first VoD product i'm excited about, tbh.
― nerve_pylon, Sunday, 8 April 2012 20:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah my ears perked up when I saw "The Complete Recordings", I fervently hope to finally own a decent version of "Three Seasons Only".
― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Sunday, 8 April 2012 22:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
Thinking about it, there must be at least some unreleased stuff on the VoD box - seeing as most of Le Rey releases were more like 12"/mini-lps...
― Talcum Mucker, Monday, 9 April 2012 10:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
VOD100-103 (see list above) are available for pre-order now, plus CD reissues of a few earlier VOD titles now out of print on vinyl, notably the excellent Broken Flag box set.
― my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
damn I gotta pass on a sub this year again, and just cherrypick the Sema box.
― sleeve, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 05:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
anyone got the Sema box yet?
― Talcum Mucker, Friday, 15 June 2012 08:29 (11 months ago) Permalink
Rising From The Red Sand!!!! And an early Lustmord box, hell yeah. And Frohmader. Tons of stuff I've never heard of, more than usual.
― sleeve, Thursday, 24 January 2013 03:53 (3 months ago) Permalink
got my Laughing Hands and Un-Kommuniti boxes in the mail yesterday, have yet to dive in. It seems like he's back on schedule with these releases.
― my mental killfile seems to be working (sleeve), Friday, 19 April 2013 15:33 (1 month ago) Permalink
I never knew Tim Gane had a cassette culture background!
― my mental killfile seems to be working (sleeve), Friday, 19 April 2013 15:34 (1 month ago) Permalink
One VoD release I wish got more attention is the Campingsex album. I guess it's an outlier for the label in the sense that, however noisy it may be, it's still "just" a guitar-based post-punk record. It's great, though. Very heavy. At certain points it even reminds me of Kreator and German thrash in general, the crushing momentum of tracks like "Guten Morgen". Thurston Moore is supposedly a big fan.
― Modlizki, Friday, 19 April 2013 16:48 (1 month ago) Permalink
that looks good, surprisingly affordable through US channels.
― my mental killfile seems to be working (sleeve), Friday, 19 April 2013 17:01 (1 month ago) Permalink