That E.G. Oblique graph 2LP, that's a real winner. And those Die Todliche Doris LPs, now probably out of print.
― ian, Thursday, 7 February 2008 00:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
I think this could be part of a larger discussion about subscription labels as a new business model for niche bands. This came up on an Einsturzende Neubauten thread because they are engaged in similar subscription programs.
xpost to ian yeah all that early EG Oblique and Muslimgauze stuff rules.
― sleeve, Thursday, 7 February 2008 00:26 (5 years ago) Permalink
I have never heard Die Todliche Doris :( Must rectify.
― sleeve, Thursday, 7 February 2008 00:27 (5 years ago) Permalink
There's a fifteen minute track featuring Borbetomagus on the new-ish Controlled Bleeding Box!
― ian, Thursday, 7 February 2008 00:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
english language link:
― sleeve, Thursday, 7 February 2008 02:22 (5 years ago) Permalink
shocked at the lack of interest in this thread.
A lot of the more New Order/Depeche Mode sounding "minimal synth" stuff doesn't impress me much. Never been a big fan of that aesthetic, really. There are exceptions; a band like the Pink Dots really kind of transcends being tagged as "coldwave" or whatever, and their box is really quite good. I'm normally kind of skeptical of the Dots, but the stuff on that box that leans towards the more ambient is really something, and even the vocal passages don't grate as much as they do on some of their records. I think my problem with the Pink Dots is that they just have so many records out, plus all the Ka-Spel solo records. I'd probably like a good chunk of it, but it's such a big discography and the records are uncommon enough (CDs easy enough to find, i guess..) that I don't have the patience to dig through it all.
I really like the Storm Bugs single LP they put out last year; that and the Storm Bugs disc on Fusetron are both really excellent; they were another band who transcended a genre, being more concerned with the method and creation behind each individual piece than being a band with a "sound." Good interview with main storm bug guy in the newest issue of Sound Projector, too.
― ian, Thursday, 7 February 2008 15:18 (5 years ago) Permalink
please allow me to vomit at my overuse of the word "really."
― ian, Thursday, 7 February 2008 15:20 (5 years ago) Permalink
afaik that Storm Bugs is available as an MP3 from the VOD site.
I am with you about all the cold wave minimal synth stuff, I don't think it has aged very well. I did recently hear ADN Krystal (who are on the 2008 schedule) and I liked that quite a bit.
As far as Ka-Spel, Pink Dots, etc, yeah they were always a different beast.
Some quick LPD recommendations: Asylum, Chemical Playschool 3/4 or 8/9 (either), Faces In The Fire.
― sleeve, Thursday, 7 February 2008 15:44 (5 years ago) Permalink
Lots of stuff on here by people who I've meant to check out, but never quite got round to. Legendary Pink Dots, in particular. They seem a real love 'em or hate 'em proposition. Anyone see the letter from Ka-Spel in the Wire this month after one of the reviewers shat on one of the recent Pink Dots compilations? Suprisingly, that was the first ever mention of them in the mag.
Anyway, I'm hunting around for the best price on the Asmus Tietchens set right now, but I'd also like to hear the Snatch Tapes, Cultural Amnesia and The Naughtiest Girl was a Monitor...
― gnarly sceptre, Thursday, 7 February 2008 16:26 (5 years ago) Permalink
the 5-LP Severed Heads box (scheduled for 2008) also looks quite interesting.
Only one of the 2008 Industrial releases I don't know is that Third Door From The Left tape. I looked at their website but had never heard of them before.
― sleeve, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:59 (5 years ago) Permalink
i wish i got the Broken Flag box, I'll be kicking myself everyday for it
the only thing that kiiiind of bothers me about the whole VOD deal is the fact that they're all edited like crazy, no real collector's worth. When I'm nitpicking I'd rather see some good reissues, but hey...who'd care to do that?
― rizzx, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:14 (5 years ago) Permalink
??? not the Pink Dots, Die Todliche Doris, or Tietchens boxes, those are reissues of full cassettes. Broken Flag I can see being bits and pieces of all kinds of releases though. As far as I know the MB box also contains complete tapes.
― sleeve, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:18 (5 years ago) Permalink
The Broken Flag box yeah...I can't wait for the Ramleh Awake! box to come out
― rizzx, Thursday, 7 February 2008 21:27 (5 years ago) Permalink
rizz, you could find a copy of the broken flag box relatively easily if you hunt around on the net.
― resolved, Thursday, 7 February 2008 22:14 (5 years ago) Permalink
i know...no $$ though
― rizzx, Thursday, 7 February 2008 22:44 (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, 8 February 2008 02:17 (5 years ago) Permalink
(AVAILABLE IN SHOP BY END MARCH)
VOD49: Severed Heads - ADENOIDS 1977-1985 5-lp-Box w. 16-page Booklet and w. or w/o. T-Shirt (for members with printed pillowcase and T-Shirt)
VOD50: S.P.K. - DOKUMENT IIIO 6-Lp-woodenbox with T-Shirt and 36-page Booklet (for Members with add. 3x7"Box and option to buy one more with wooden 3x7"Box)
VOD51: Experimental Products - PROTOTYPE plus GARAGE TRACKS Lp-2 (for members with Bonus 7")
VOD52: GERECHTIGKEITS LIGA - 181-1987 Lp-2 with DVD in Armee-boot-bag (for Members with Bonus 7")
PRIPUZZI 02: GOZ MONGO / INYURMANIA Split Lp with Booklet
― sleeve, Thursday, 13 March 2008 23:44 (5 years ago) Permalink
for those interested in Storm Bugs, some mp3s at http://www.stormbugs.co.uk
― Storm Bugs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 14:06 (5 years ago) Permalink
Hey Storm Bugs!!
Great interview in Sound Projector; love both the LPs on VoD and the Fusetron one.
― ian, Saturday, 15 March 2008 17:54 (5 years ago) Permalink
we aim to please :)
― Storm Bugs, Saturday, 15 March 2008 23:49 (5 years ago) Permalink
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
-- 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
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 (1 year 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
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