Wednesday, August 27, 2014

X25X - DISTORTION OF LIFE (2010)





















Heavy, distorted, abrasive and dirty noise rock from France that definitely nods to old Amrep style.
Hammerhead meets Tad meets Jesus Lizard. Rumbling and chunky like your grandma Tilly.
(LOFI Records)

DL: DISTORTION OF LIFE

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

GASENETA - SOONER OR LATER (1978)




















Probably one of the earliest noise rock bands ever, especially on this blog. Gaseneta, a 4 piece out of Japan, recorded this in 1978, and has all the sloppy, crunchy, and ugly aspects of noise rock and garage that you love. Halo of Flies meets Scratch Acid meets Godzilla.
I don't know the original label that released this, but P.S.F reissued this in 1991.
(P.S.F. Records 1978/1991)

DL: SOONER OR LATER

Monday, August 25, 2014

TECHNICIAN - OPPOSITION (2001)






















Technician is/was from Pennsylvania.
This 6 song EP was produced by Steve Albini and basically sounds like a Shellac record.
I'm completely and totally fine with that and you should be too.
(Self-Released - 2001)

DL: OPPOSITION

Friday, August 22, 2014

THRALL - CHEMICAL WEDDING (1996)




















Well since I posted one Thrall album previously, I had to get more up here. This is their first full record as Thrall right after a doing a few singles as Hand Over Head. There are even 2 Hand Over Head songs that end up here. This is the best Thrall album in my opinion, with Mike Hard at his psychotic best, and with a combination of great guitar parts, electronic samples, and stellar production.
Do it now. Do it now!
(Alternative Tentacles - 1996)

DL: CHEMICAL WEDDING

Thursday, August 21, 2014

SCUMBAIT # 1 COMPILATION 7" (1989)





















Killer 4 song comp 7" of classic noise rock goodness. 
Bastards
Cows
Pagans
Unsane.
All you need to know.
(Treehouse Records - 1989)

DL: SCUMBAIT 1

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SCUD - SPY SMASHER RECORDINGS / STEVE ALBINI RECORDINGS (1994)




















Ahhhhh...the cool thing about doing this blog....discovering new shit. This was given to me from Boris who was in Scud, a killer, gnarly and ugly noise rock band from Germany in the mid 90s. This contains the Spy Smasher 4 song EP plus 4 extra non-released tracks from that recording. Also included are 4 songs that were recorded with Steve Albini that were supposed to go on a split with Big'n, but never happened. The recordings sound great. Would love for these songs to get a proper release some day.
(Lunar Valcron - 1994)

DL: SCUD

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MOUTHEATER - PASSING KEY (2014)




















Goddamn I say, this is how its done! Ugly kozmik noise rock flower sludge right to the solar plexus. Moutheater (not Mouthbreather) from Norfolk Virginia rips our faces off with aggressive, gruff vocals, start and stop and fast and slow heavy riffs, thudding bass, and crushing drums. Imagine Coliseum, Unsane, Helmet, Ken Mode and Whores in a giant cement mixer jumping a live volcano. Wooooooo!
(Anthems of the Undesirable - 2014)

BANDCAMPY

Monday, August 18, 2014

TABLE - UNWIND / GAG BOX 7" (1992)




















Badass mathy noise-rock from Table out of Chicago, who were active in the mid 90s.
Think a mix of Tar, Jesus Lizard, Quicksand, Season To Risk, Shellac. You're thinking aren't you?
I can see the gears spinning. Spin spin spin.
(Spangled Records - 1992)

DL: TABLE 7

BICHKRAFT - MACKOT (2014)




















Another band submission.
This time from the Ukraine. Really good stuff in the vein of Dreamdecay, Big Black, Austerity Program, Future to the Left. The use of the drum machine mixed with slight heavyness and dark pop is done well here. Not so much tearing thru you like Godflesh, but there are some industrial-ish moments mixed with dark wave. On the lighter side for a noise record in terms of usual staticfraction posts. But its worth your attention.
(Self-released 2014)

DL: BANDCAMP

Saturday, August 16, 2014

THRALL - HUNG LIKE GOD (2001)




















With all the Mike Hard projects in the world, I've posted some God Bullies, and Hand Over Head (which reminds me, I need to get the rest of both their shit up here), can't believe its taken this long to get some Thrall up here on this blog-a-reeno.
Ready for some dark, hilarious and perverted, religion poking and bashing, hangin' with the God Damn Devil good time nature of Thrall? Sell your soul by clicking that little link below. 
(Reptillian - 2001)

DL: HUNG LIKE GOD