Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Conrad Schnitzler - 00/037 (CDR, private)

ElectroIndustrielExpressive. 60 minutes

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mad In Belgium 7 (cassette, Mad Tapes & Records, 1988)

Third and final compilation I have from this magazine. No scans of the magazine. Music by Nibove, Catherine Jonio, Lollek & Bollek, Saxioma, Bambix, Fermentation Spontanee, Adult Fantasies, The Arch, The Jones, Spermbirds

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mad In Belgium 6 (cassette, Mad Tapes & Records, 1987)

The second of three that i recently ripped. More independent guitar music from bands as Men 2nd, Benjamin Lew (quite the odd ball here of course), Philadelphia Five, War Tempo, Daniel Schell & Karo, Stellingname, Collectionism,  The Spanks, The Hard-Ons, Kobus Gaat Naar Appelscha, L'Attentat, The Chills, Four One & Only's and Eton Crop. No scan of the magazine

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mad In Belgium 5 (cassette, Mad Tapes & Records, 1986)

Alright, so much of the music on this blog is electronic, but if you have been with us since the beginning you remember we posted quite a bit of punk also. Today (and the next two posts) are about independent garage guitar music from the mid 80s. Mad In Belgium was a magazine and their fifth issue also had a flexi; that one I don't have. The bands here are, in case clicking the Discogs is too much work, The Electric Entropy Band, Trockener Kecks, The Mudgang, Rhinoes, The Voners, The Office, Jean-Marie Aerts & Danni Klein, Fred A., Zorkas, Recu Recine, Poppi uk and Metal Guru. Not really my sort of music but it is alright for a change of scenery. No scan of the magazine

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Conrad Schnitzler - 00/034 (CDR, private)

I didn't expect to start again so soon, but I have some tapes again, and maybe get a few more soon, but also I got hold of a whole bunch of rips of private CDR releases by Conrad Schnitzler. He made these on demand, starting already in the mid-90s up to a few days before he died, in August 2011. This friend of mine got a whole bunch of these in 2004 and ripped them before selling them. So, the bitrate seems quite low but it is a Variable Bitrate (VBR) with a high bitrate at complex high pitched parts en a low bitrate at quiet passages but if you think about leaving a comment along the lines 'hey dude (normal nomenclature for some people; I hate that) in this age you can't come along with anything less than Flac', then please don't bother. I moderate comments and will trash them. Expect really a whole bunch to come from these CDRs. My friend didn't make scans of the CDRs, so I have to use the ones from this excellent site, which are rather small. It's this or nothing at all.

Schnitzler wrote back then about these CDRs

Not available in any shop.
You can order different works directly from me. It is music on CDR´s.
To save weight and money, I send the CD´s + CDR´s without the jewelbox.

The normal CDR´s:
White label black letters.
Unlimited + signed + dated + mailed (no frontcard no inlaycard no jewelbox)

New is the paper cover and labeldesign.
1 CDR with picture label + picture cover + title + certificate + signed + dated + mailed

All my tapes + CDR's are numbered. (Studio running numbers)
Cover and labeldesign and title are not in context with the music.
Pictures are better to remember than numbers.

For future posts I won't repeat all of this, but only mention like this: 00/034 is labelled 'ElectroInstru Expressivo Pieces' and lasts 61 minutes. Tracks are untitled.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hans-Joachim Roedelius ‎– Zu Fuss (cassette, 1978)

And this concludes the recent amount of postings. As said earlier I borrowed a bunch of cassettes that were/are available on Discogs and I saved the best until last. This cassette of unreleased Hand Joachim Roedelius was given by the composer to a collector in The Netherlands by way of saying thank you for something the collector did. He transferred it to CDR himself and decided to get rid off it as he no longer has a cassette player, hence the previous 90+ posts of the last months. It is currently for sale on Discogs, and I am not sure the price tag justifies it. But who knows?
So, until I can lay my hands on some other tapes in the near or far future, I say once more, goodbye and good night.

Monday, May 29, 2017

deCOMPILATION (cassette, Intrepid, 1986)

compilation with Rob Angus, Doug Haire, Brian Fergus, J. Greinke, John Calcagno and Marc Barreca

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Change For The Different (cassette, Messenger Music, 1991)

A compilation with Steve Hillman, Barry Christian, Robert Andrews, Andrew Pinches

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wayne (cassette, Overscape Productions, 1994)

Another highly obscure cassette, just credited one 'Wayne'. Someone out there who knows more?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Costis Drygianakis - Hours And Seasons (cassette, 1993)

(new download link provided by the composer himself!)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Aquarello ‎– To Cover The Dark (cassette, Deep Wave, 1993)

Aquarello was a musical group which blended ambient music and jazz. The trio included keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, based in Austria, and two Italian musicians, multi-instrumentalist Fabio Capanni, and saxophonist Nicola Alesini. They were active between 1991 and 1998, recording and releasing three albums.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rieg ‎– Music For Wind (cassette, Mirage, 1980)

Here's the only other cassette published by Rieg. See here also

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

David Parsons ‎– Tibetan Plateau (cassette, Fortuna Records, 1983)

David Parsons is a New Zealand new age/ambient composer who began composing music in the 1960s; often with a darker edge than that of his contemporaries. In 1989, Parsons began recording an extensive series of indigenous music sound documents in Egypt, Cambodia, Armenia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Himalayas and other exotic locales. He continues to record and compose music in New Zealand (or Middle Earth, as he calls it).