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keeping up with this guy = new external hard drive

i don't know who half these dudes are.

gbx, Friday, 2 March 2007 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

I'm still tripping off the shub niggurath. like a mix of king crimson's red, miles davis' dark magus, and the residents, but definitely its own thing.

Edward III, Friday, 2 March 2007 16:55 (twelve years ago) link

my faves:

Takehisa Kosugi

the fucking amazing amos & sara cassette recently posted.

the "obscure DIY singles" series, it's tag horror but you can figure it out while looking at the web page.

Noyes Brothers 2LP and the Object records comp

John Bender

Second Layer

sleeve, Friday, 2 March 2007 16:58 (twelve years ago) link

I went ahead and grabbed everything and have just been listening to it all as I can. Why not?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 2 March 2007 17:02 (twelve years ago) link

That Shub Niggerath is wrecking my mind in a good way. I also grabbed the first Clock DVA cassette that came out on Industrial. It's more free-from than Thirst. Can there be such a thing as a post-punk jam band? I like it.

leavethecapital, Friday, 2 March 2007 23:10 (twelve years ago) link

Pretty rad to hear live drums on that NEW TG tape. Reminds mere there's still a few unrereleased Industrial Records Tapes...

sexyDancer, Friday, 2 March 2007 23:13 (twelve years ago) link

Edward -- have you heard SH's Les Morts Vont Vite? It's their better recorded LP from 1986, some of the same tunes as on the cassette, one of my fave records of the 80s.

Dominique, Friday, 2 March 2007 23:57 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, I've been rocking those back-to-back. the demo is a little rougher + toothier so it gets the cookie, but they're both incredible.

Edward III, Saturday, 3 March 2007 00:38 (twelve years ago) link

what's the title translate as? the dead are alive? it's been a long time since high school french.

Edward III, Saturday, 3 March 2007 00:54 (twelve years ago) link

The The = pop equivalent of Foetus, similar vocal inflections/subject matter/hard beats, and although the instrumentation is generally more of the acoustic guitar/synth variety there's a LOT of sonic dickery, tape loops, etc going pn. More than anything, he's got some absolutely stunning tunes. I'd recommend 'Infected', 'Dusk', and above all his 2001 comeback (and WHAT a comeback) 'NakedSelf' to anyone. Although melodic, his songs are just as growly, dark, and melancholy as Tom Waits', except instead of burlesque character study we get political diatribe.

unfished business, Saturday, 3 March 2007 02:56 (twelve years ago) link


sanskrit, Saturday, 3 March 2007 05:25 (twelve years ago) link

that first Clock DVA tape, White Souls in Black Suits, has been out on an italian label during the 80s/90s on both vinyl and CD (I have the vinyl).

dan selzer, Saturday, 3 March 2007 17:15 (twelve years ago) link

Would modernist noisers like [Removed Illegal Link]?

Tim Ellison, Sunday, 4 March 2007 20:02 (twelve years ago) link

Would modernist freakout psychedelic new wave prog noisers like the great early '80s Italian group Confusional Quartet?

Tim Ellison, Sunday, 4 March 2007 20:05 (twelve years ago) link


don king
crazy hearts
hi sherrifs of blue
sue hanel

there was a NY band circa 1979 called THE THE, toured w/John Cale that summer, I saw the show in A2 w/Destroy All Eardrums can't really remember much except Cale was totally insane & great at that time.

m coleman, Sunday, 4 March 2007 21:06 (twelve years ago) link

why does the second half of William Sheller - Introit sound so familiar??

fies, Thursday, 8 March 2007 00:51 (twelve years ago) link

great blog btw ^_^

fies, Thursday, 8 March 2007 00:51 (twelve years ago) link

I'm not the hugest the The fan, but that Hank Williams covers record is great.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Thursday, 8 March 2007 05:46 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...
March / April for me, what are you guys getting

art bears live 79, henry cow live 78
Toru Takemitsu - Eclipse (concrete w/ eastern instruments, spare)
first five Catherine Ribiero albums
Ellen Fullman - Long String Instrument 1985 LP
GAM w/ Schickert
Ralph Lundsten - Fadervar, 1972 - (concrete w/ heavy shades of mid-70's Cluster -- this one was a total surprise)
I.D. Company (w/ Dagmar Krause, 1971)

Things they posted that I'd shout out:
Bayle - Erosphere (the CD version - in the top 5 of my favorite pieces of electronic music ever)
Oscar Sala - Rezonanzen
Robert Ruttman & Steel Cello Ensemble - Bitter Suites
Michael Waisvisz - Crackle
Franco Leprino - Integrati... Disintegrati
Polly Bradfield - Solo Violin Improvisations

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 19:53 (twelve years ago) link

listening to Luna Park Ensemble now, listened to Frank Fromy this morning

Dominique, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 20:02 (twelve years ago) link

the Luna Park Ensemble is good, especially the first track, which was the same one on the 'Welcome to Dreamland' compilation Frith put together in the 80's that got me curious about them -- but I think that first track is my favorite

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 20:09 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...
Ralph Lundsten really quite good. Fadervar & the 3 LPs post are completely out Cluster / Schnitzler electronic psyche, with one or two confusing moments of James Last 70's orchestral pop for squares. Living a little near Wakhevich, only the electronic freakouts are more sustained and weirder, and the 'song' bits are much less freaky. Almost everything past 78 seems really tame & commercial which is probably why I'm only finding out about these earlier space records now

Milton Parker, Friday, 27 April 2007 18:31 (twelve years ago) link

ralph lundsten is indeed smarto neato. I urge everyone to download simon steensland's "the zombie hunter" it's like if ruins were vikings it is the vertiginously huge ultra-zeuhl! (oh they have such a terrible habit of posting up things just after i spent 10 years and some pennies tracking the bastards down on cd!)
hajime XXXXX (japanese name can't remember it) is smart too - herky jerky synth / sampler cubist-pop

bob snoom, Saturday, 28 April 2007 18:41 (twelve years ago) link

, Saturday, 28 April 2007 18:50 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

a must for rapoon/zf fans!

, Monday, 21 May 2007 12:20 (twelve years ago) link

the whale songs are corny though.

, Monday, 21 May 2007 12:24 (twelve years ago) link

where was the lundsten love when i started my lundsten thread?

Ralph Lundsten S/D

scott seward, Monday, 21 May 2007 14:00 (twelve years ago) link

i knew not a thing of lundsten until the mutant sounds posts!
recent hits for me is "paga" by the paga group super zeuhl;
jean phillipe goude - ex weidorje keyboardist doing wiggly zeuhly mahavishnu/radiophonical instrumentalisms;
and the toubabou thing which at least in parts is mean zeuhl funk if a bit daytime tv / cop show.
and had it anyway but the saqqara dogs is the nuts if you ignore a coupla embarrassing tracks. kinda krauty pinkfloydish but punky / middle eastern thing.
and expo - expo is the cat's whiskers!
and "name" - henry kaiser cubistpop beefhearty & strangely shrubsalike.
there's too much !! (no complaint!)

bob snoom, Monday, 21 May 2007 17:36 (twelve years ago) link

that Paga album has been killing me. It really might as well be another Weidorje record.

Dominique, Tuesday, 22 May 2007 22:38 (twelve years ago) link

also, I think at some point mutant sounds posted the goude/oliver cole record from 1975, which I like better than drones. it's maybe jazzier, but I love hearing those guys play. also check out the jacques thollot record they posted the other day -- hopefully they will post cinq hops or resurrgence, but all of them are good chamberish/vaguely zuehlish (or maybe just french) jazz

Dominique, Tuesday, 22 May 2007 22:47 (twelve years ago) link

Artemyev record of Synthi 100 things was initially disappointing compared to the ANS synth pieces he made for the Tarkovsky soundtracks, but by the end of the record the cheesy 70's synth epics had grown on me. more sub-Vangelis / Jarre / Tomita than weird drones.

the Francesco Curra is interesting, not sure how many times I'm going to come back to it, but a tightly edited / cut-together suite of noises & tiny song fragments. much stranger than Battiato's Fetus though just as well recorded, some parts like a far more coherent Tazartes.

the two Derome / Lussier (Granules) records definitely have their proggy moments, this is what Skeleton Crew should have been like

other than that, still listening to Catherine Ribiero a lot, especially the 2Bis one

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 08:28 (twelve years ago) link

why does my computer not understand that i already installed a file manager for .rar? :(

fukasaku tollbooth, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 23:28 (twelve years ago) link

Catherine Ribeiro link?? cant find that shit

chaki, Thursday, 24 May 2007 01:13 (twelve years ago) link

bob snoom, steensland actually reminds me of thinking plague/5uus/science group stuff a bit

Dominique, Thursday, 24 May 2007 02:32 (twelve years ago) link

stuffit has no problem with .rar files.

Catherine Ribiero is one of two things I ever actually go back to.

dan selzer, Thursday, 24 May 2007 03:43 (twelve years ago) link

they posted it, be careful with 'Uaxuctum'

also chaki: check the jan / feb archives for Ribeiro

Milton Parker, Monday, 4 June 2007 18:44 (twelve years ago) link

you have a link to that dan?

fukasaku tollbooth, Monday, 4 June 2007 19:12 (twelve years ago) link

wow... mathematique modernes... i've been looking for that for years. (they had a track or two on a comp recently...)


msp, Wednesday, 6 June 2007 04:02 (twelve years ago) link

circle x record... ooh!

msp, Monday, 18 June 2007 22:40 (twelve years ago) link

this one's sinking in

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 06:54 (twelve years ago) link

check out Randy Greif too, didn't know of that guy's existence at all. great nww list style weirdo electronix

rizzx, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 14:30 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

u&k, but then i suppose yall have that already

, Sunday, 2 September 2007 10:14 (twelve years ago) link

i didnt have that! it's awesome

sleep, Sunday, 2 September 2007 23:38 (twelve years ago) link

more new age for the hillage/carlos/popol vuh fans:

this is very pleasant.

, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 19:17 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

this is also very pleasant.

, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 15:20 (eleven years ago) link

this fucking blog.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 15:28 (eleven years ago) link

more new age for the hillage/carlos/popol vuh fans:

this is very pleasant.

-- ☪, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 19:17 (1 month ago) Link

weird, i was just looking for these on slsk the other day.

sanskrit, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 15:40 (eleven years ago) link

Francisco - Cosmic Beam Experience, 1976

two short but well produced 70's freakfolk songs. and three tracks of massive bowed metal, field recordings, chimes and drums, some moments are up there w/ Garlo's 'Vent De Guitares'

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 22:06 (eleven years ago) link

actually it's closer to a 70's Zoviet-France that keeps getting derailed by folky new age interludes

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 22:08 (eleven years ago) link

oo ive been meaning to track that album down because of skots sweet smoke mix. sounds more like taj mahal travellers / early ash ra than zf though.

, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 00:33 (eleven years ago) link

i think he's channeling arsenio hall

jaxon, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:02 (ten years ago) link

The avant-garde is so easily offended.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:20 (ten years ago) link


Alex in SF, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:29 (ten years ago) link


Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:34 (ten years ago) link

"why has this not been reissued? Probably because this world is too busy promoting modern bullshit and modern bullshit artist. The coolest shit in the past, present, and future will always come from the underground."

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:40 (ten years ago) link

Thanx sexyDancer!

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:45 (ten years ago) link

don't know about "poppier" but they at least have drum machines

Fox Force Five Punchline (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 21:01 (ten years ago) link

For poppier the Henri Texier albums that have been posted recently definitely fit the bill.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 21:04 (ten years ago) link

Don't know about the repulsive beat front though.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 21:04 (ten years ago) link

this has got to be the poppiest record ever posted on mutant sounds

damo tsu tsuki (r1o natsume), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 22:29 (ten years ago) link

and it's fucking amazing fyi

damo tsu tsuki (r1o natsume), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 22:29 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

if you like cluster ii and/or m goettsching, the quad live set is 4 u.

, Sunday, 18 October 2009 09:43 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

Very good in a scuzzy downtempo depressed kind of way:

Zuleika, Thursday, 15 September 2011 20:21 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

ye olde filesharing blog era coming to a close it seems

"There's been a reason for the extra long span of time since my last posts went up: I've needed time to weigh my options and determine if this shebang is still worth keeping afloat."

dmr, Monday, 4 March 2013 02:54 (six years ago) link

R.I.P. Mutant Sounds. Definitely a force for good in getting great unheard music to the ears it deserves.

There have to have been at large number of reissues spawned by M.S., no?

Soundslike, Saturday, 9 March 2013 17:55 (six years ago) link

New posts will continue on the roughly bi-monthly schedule that they've been arriving at for some time

it's not the end of the world, he's still going to continue posting new stuff! he's just saying he's no longer going to spend all of his spare time re-upping past files that are casualties in his neverending battle with rapidshare.

( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Saturday, 9 March 2013 18:07 (six years ago) link

nope. RIP.

dmr, Saturday, 9 March 2013 18:09 (six years ago) link

oh. RIP.


( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Saturday, 9 March 2013 18:16 (six years ago) link

such an incredible blog

flopson, Saturday, 9 March 2013 18:19 (six years ago) link

now begins true black market mp3 era

ps I will trade 2 white women for the shub niggurath demo

unprepared guitar (Edward III), Saturday, 9 March 2013 18:23 (six years ago) link


Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 March 2013 01:40 (six years ago) link


Fetchboy, Monday, 11 March 2013 01:46 (six years ago) link

Interesting move. I hope it works.

emil.y, Monday, 11 March 2013 15:48 (six years ago) link

i feel for the "sharing community". i will say a prayer and hope for the best!

scott seward, Monday, 11 March 2013 19:25 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

Mutant Sounds archive on RYM- Mutant Sounds is new to me so this looks like a real treasure trove:

Neil S, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 10:27 (eight months ago) link

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