Released on John Zewizz' own Inner-X-Musick label under the cat. number XXX-EP-1. Babylon appears to be the only release on Inner-x to sport the EP prefix in their release list, though i haven't been able to find a master list of everything they've released so i could be wrong. The music on these 4 tracks is typical of the mid 80's era sleep chamber. Minimal bass/drums punctuated by various sound effects, synth sounds, and on 3 of the tracks whispered/sung female vocals, with John's voice high in the mix over the music.
The Discogs entry lists the credits as: Performer - John Zewizz , Michael Moynihan , Thomas Thorn Though i don't see any of these names appearing on the album cover. Perhaps my copy is missing an infosheet or recordsleeve. The album cover info only lists the performers as "Special thanx to Jonathan Briley for introduction ov "Her Second Skin", Mariea Foster for voice in "Babylon", and Kristen Sour for invocation ov inspiration."
A1 Her Second Skin
A2 Babes Ov Babylon
B1 Dreams While Drowning
B2 Babylon Babes
Hopefully massmirror will unfuck itself by the time you read this, at the moment it's throwing all kinds of errors.
I was also planning on Ripping my other sleep chamber LP's Submit To Desire and Satanic Sanction, but it appears i've been beaten to the punch, you can find both those releases and many more E3 over at
Friday, August 31, 2007
Posted by icepick method at 5:34 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I've discovered so many great things the past few weeks, stuff i've never heard of. here's a few that are extremely relevent to my interests and this site.
Devil From The East / A Decade Of Yoshida Tatsuya
Rare Dissecting Table track on this compilation of Yoshida Tatsuya appearences.
MERGE live 1990 or 91, Masonic Temple, Balmain
Last Dominion Lost - Alternate Mix
Both wonderful post-spk documents that are pretty essential in understanding the eventual direction spk took once it was just Graeme and Sinan. Merge and Last Dominion lost are the true followups to Leichenschrei.
Sat Stoicizmo - Jacati Tejelo Sportom
This is the best industrial lp i've heard in probably the last 5 years. When i think of the word industrial as it pertains to music, this is exactly what i think of.
Vivenza - Réalités Servo Mécaniques
This is pretty essential as well.
Jonathan Briley - Darker Profits
Excellent rare album, Jonathan's work is terrifying industrial/cut-up/nightmare electronics. If you only download one of the things i've listed here, make it this album.
Einleitungszeit - 4 albums
More great oldschool industrial that i'd never heard of before. I'd say thanks to the guy over at Damaging Noise, but he seems to do a hell of alot of reposting from other blogs without giving due credit.
A.B.G.S. - Werksbeschallung
Haven't had a chance to completely absorb this yet, not as impressed apon first listen as the poster was. Cranio said:
"I think ABGS was one of the best projects in this field of "metal-percussion-industrial". Very powerful rhythms and well arranged structures just made from metal, voice and room. My favorite record is the "Bunkerbeschallung" release."
Thanks to all the posters of these fine albums, i intend to purchase all of these releases that i can find. Old Europa Cafe and Freak Animal have a few of them.
Posted by icepick method at 10:14 AM
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
First known appearance of Chu ishikawa, best known for scoring the film Tetsuo: The Iron Man, as well as many of Shinya Tsukamoto's other films. Supposedly the band was made up of Chu and a member of the band Soft Ballet, but i can't find any info to confirm which member it is. The most info i've been able to find is a japanese blog entry Here (translated poorly to english: google, babelfish) which mentions a member named Neu from the band YBO², yet i can't find a mention of anyone in that band by that name. Not surprised though, YBO² crosshatches into the entire japanese scene of that time. More info about The Soft Ballet connection Here, though no way to confirm any of it. Linked at the bottom of that japanese blog is a couple of interesting pictures, click for larger.
Figure 2 Left To Right: KK Null, Chu Ishikawa, Neu, Kitamura
Get the 7" Here
Posted by icepick method at 6:40 PM
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Last Hunting Lodge post is their 1984 LP Nomad Souls. Containing some of my favorite work of theirs, especially the first track on side 2. Wolf Hour is absolutely haunting, and following it is the equally excellent Rhythm Cage. A couple tracks contain that funk bass you hear alot on early clock dva and cabs material, but for once it doesn't annoy me. The rest of the material is a combination of their different styles, the earlier horror industrial, repeatative chanting pieces, and spk klanging. For more of the horror industrial type stuff go grab The Harrington Ballroom cassette over at dorfdisco braunsfeld.
And get Nomad Souls Here
Posted by icepick method at 5:11 PM
I was going to do these in somewhat chronological order but screw it, i'll save the best for last, first here's The normal records Version of Tribal Warning Shot. The b-side is just a live version of the title track.
Get it Here
Posted by icepick method at 4:58 PM
Back in April mutantsounds posted the Exhumed cassette, and that's what gave me the idea to pull out my old vinyl, first up is Hunting lodge's first 7". Night From Night was released in Dec. 1983. The title track is a slow rather lo-fi rhythmic piece with the title repeated over and over. The b-side is an untitled track that sounds like Hunting Lodge's attempt at kodo. For more info go check out the Exhumed post, mutantsounds posted an entire biography with interviews and such. i suck at these writeups.
Get the 45 Here
Posted by icepick method at 4:29 PM
Starting things off with a rare one here. This is Dissecting Table's first release on his own UPD label. Very much in the style of early spk/white hospital, combining elements of horror soundtracks like screaming and a baseline you could stalk prey to, with live percussion, metal clanging, and Ichiro's violent incoherent (to these western ears) ranting.
Posted by icepick method at 10:45 AM
Inspired by Mutant-sounds, dualtrack, The Shredder, thethingonthedoorstep, etc. i've started my own. Probably won't be updated as much as those others, much like my other zine related blog Shock Corridor which i haven't updated since may. But it's something. Starting off with a few pieces from my collection, Mostly exploring the post-SPK brand of industrial.
Posted by icepick method at 7:28 AM