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
man surface mail is slow... anybody on the West Coast gotten these yet?
― Talcum Mucker, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:48 AM (1 month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― nerve_pylon, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:53 AM (1 month ago) Bookmark
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