October 21, 2009
October 17, 2009
In 2008 my brother in law Henry, perhaps known to some of you as Riton, released his "Eine Kleine Nacht Musik" album. This beautiful (& maybe a bit overlooked) album was in part inspired by the records that I'd lent him from my Krautrock collection. We put this "Eine Kleine Tonite Mix" together to accompany that album in an unofficial capacity, to showcase this Krautrock music, as a gift to his fans & as a promotional tool for my (now defunct) clothing label Tonite. I say "we", but infact the mix is all Henry's work; I once again lent my records, suggesting what I thought were the strongest tracks. Henry by no means stuck to these suggestions, choosing what he felt would work & blending the seperate tracks together into a seamless whole. Some tracks are on the mix in their entirety & some are quite severely edited. I love what he's done with it...even tunes that are well familiar to my ears are given a new life. One last thing for the purists: not all the artists on this mix are German but all the music was released on German labels.
October 11, 2009
October 03, 2009
October 02, 2009
Parabellum (of Colombia) were a big influence on Mayhem or at least Euronymous and you can tell. If you like Reencarnación then you'll probably be into this too. It compiles all of the Parabellum material, well 2 EP's Sacrilegio '87, Mutacion Por Radiacion '88 and some demo/rehearsal recordings. Anyway i was reading a review of this release and thought it funny 'cos everything this fella hates about it is everything i thinks fuckin' great...
"Just listen to the first track ''Engendro 666''. Starting with a acoustic guitar section which just doesn't fit, plus the guitar is out of tune. (Hah, normally I'm having a hard time hearing that, but this was just too easy to notice.) Then, the basic drumming kick in, some guitar ''riffs'' out of nowehere appear and the vocalist is screaming his ass off and it sounds like he's having no idea what he's singing. At 4:16 there's a guitar ''solo'' which has absolutely no purpose and sounds more irritating than good. What's next? Noise! Lot's of fucking noise! Someone make it stop, please! The vocals, which sound too chaotic are the best on this compilation. The vocals are similar to those done by that guy from Necrovore, something in between of black/death metal vocals. They sometimes, however sound over dramatically and chaotic. The lyrics weren't written in English, so I can't judge them. The guitar riffs are mediocre and uninspired and more noise than anything else. The guitar ''solo's'' are nothing more than pure garbage. The drumming is either too basic, like a standard metal band, or totally lacks rhythm and plays something chaotic that doesn't fit songs. The song writing is just bad. Lot's of random noise and annoying random screams/growls, rhythm lacking drumming, weird guitars. The production is also bad. The instruments sound either like a big mess and create noise, or sound separated from each other, like they were afraid to record this, which isn't a weird idea actually."
By the way the cover above is from Mutacion Por Radiacion 'cos the one provided by Blasfemia stinks.
Parabellum - Tempus Mortis (Blasfemia, 2005)...
Reencarnación's 888 Metal LP was posted earlier on THIS page
(i might post the demos tomorrow)
Classically trained musicians Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter formed Organisation in 1968. Their music was a mixture of sounds, feedback and rhythm. The band took part in various performances at art galleries and universities.
They recorded one album for RCA Victor early 1970. The line up was Fred Monicks on drums, Butch Hauf on bass, Basil Hammoudi on percussion, Florian Schneider on flute and violin and Ralf Hütter on organ. The sales were poor but nowadays it is very sought after and many bootleg releases exist.
After Organisation Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider continued as Kraftwerk. (Discogs)
Organisation - Tone Float (RCA/Victor, 1970)...