Saturday, September 8, 2007

Kingdom Of Noise VHS

Just got done posting this to youtube. This video collection was released on Endorphine Factory in 1993. It contains live footage and video art from Aube, Incapacitants,Dislocation, Masonna, Seed Mouth, Violent Onsen Geisha, Solmania, Merzbow, C.C.C.C., and Hijo Kaiman (with Masami Akita on drums).

Thursday, September 6, 2007

V.A. - Testament (RRRecords-028, 1988)

[A1] Arcane Device - Lathe
[A2] Illusion Of Safety - Devices To Be Used
[A3] S.B.O.T.H.I. - Ens
Tape [Musical Material] - Arcane Device , Emil Beaulieau , Illusion Of Safety , Rik Rue
[A4] Rik Rue - Dead Travel Faster
[A5] Eric Lunde - Cock O (Penetration)
[A6] Eric Lunde - Cunt O (Suffocation)
[A7] Native X - S-O-S

[B1] Sink Manhattan - Autocratic
[B2] Sink Manhattan - Unsung
[B3] Geins't Naït - La Callas
[B4] Massimo Toniutti - Gravi²
[B5] Randy Greif - Abeam Jidda Socotra
[B6] John Wiggins - Love Song Of The Neo-Media

Compilation released on RRRecords in 1988, The cover is actually an lp size glossy zine with each artist getting a two page spread. I'd like to scan it and share, but do to the oversized nature of it, it would be a massive headache puzzlepiecing multiple scans together to create the individual pages.
I did the best i could with the S.B.O.T.H.I. section, his contribution was very similar to the Captured Music concept, only his tracks are a series of breaks,parts, empty space, and locked grooves, see diagram:


Side 2 has alot of artists i've never heard of before, but for me they've outdone the more well known artists on side 1. well, Aside from Sink Manhattan, who seem to be the odd man out on this comp. Like a punk rock killing joke with chu ishikawa on percussion.


V.A. - Captured Music (P16.D4/S.B.O.T.H.I./Asmus Tietchens/etc..

Basically an experiment in cut-up using live recordings from the Captured Music Festival as source.

Side 1: transformation of the basic material, organized and composed by
Artists (source material): Hafler Trio, Nicolas Collins, Christian Marclay, Nachtluft, P16.D4, Psychic Television (Genesis and Paula P-Orrige, on this occasion), S.B.O.T.H.I., Elliott Sharp and Asmus Tietchens.

Side 2: Further transformation of side 1 by Asmus Tietechen, S.B.O.T.H.I., and Nachtluft.

From the linernotes:
"Captured Music-Festival: 25th - 27th February 1987, Karlsruhe, Germany. Concerts of 'classical' electroaccoustic music of the 50's and 60's, confronted with actual productions. Crucial point: the different aspects of cut up- techniques, problems of authorship.
All recorded during the festival. Instead of 'authentic' live- documentation: Continuation of the principles of work used during the festival: The recordings of the festival themselves are the cut-up material.
Extensive fragmentation of the material: expansion, reorganisation, detail selection and combination resulting in nine short pieces. The original side of SIDE 1 remains the recognizable working model, the sound treatment concentrating on the specific interface, resulting from the confrontation, in a supportive or opposing manner; the treatment being determined by the original material's inherent structure. The complex of nine pieces and ten breaks should be understood as a 'passage' between complex 1 (Tietchens) and 3 (Nachtluft), In addition to the resulting 'third generation documentation' the process is opened up the the eventual fourth."

This LP Was released on Selektion Records in 1989, cat#
SLP 019. For more from this label check out posts from Atlantic Audio Archive. AAA has posted some very early cassettes from this label.