Friday, December 18, 2009


This tape is a mystery. No artist mentioned, no title, no track names, just the catalog number: YOUNG#NINE. Odder still is its release being recent, around the same time as other Young Tapes such as YOUNG#EIGHTEEN and YOUNG#NINETEEN. I might merely be missing something, but I saw no announcement from Peter F. (who runs the label) mentioning this tape, and was sold out from the source when I noticed its existence. No idea what the edition might be, but all Young Tapes releases must be low runs judging from how quickly they are sold out.

Ran into some problems tagging track 1 for this release; information is properly displayed in Foobar2000, but not in Windows Explorer or dBpoweramp's ID3 tagging utility. If this matters to you, please check it out before listening.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Skin Graft - 24 Grudges

Wyatt Howland delivers five tracks of bleak, weird, depressing noise on this Pleasure Dome Tapez reissue of an 8-copy cassette on Howland's own SKSK. 24 Grudges, 25 copies.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Prurient - Dracula Syndrome

2002 Prurient, as he was still refining his progression from found sound/improvised percussion to balls-out harsh noise cut-ups. This first release on Immaculate:Grotesque's Truculent Recordings was limited to 100 copies, containing a C30 and a C50 for over an hour of noise. Still kind of unclear to me whether or not my copy is a special edition, as others I have asked who own it did not have theirs lashed to a piece of doll furniture as pictured. In any event, the contents of the tapes appear to be the same. Downloading both archives is necessary.

Download part 1
Download part 2 apparently doesn't work; will update

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Masonna - Compilation 1987-1992

Rare as rare can be, didn't even show up in a huge Masonna collection recently auctioned off on ebay. This tape, limited to 50 copies, has a single compilation track comprising many individual segments of Masonna material between the dates mentioned, mostly unreleased it seems. The flip has a live track recorded at Bears in 1992, with an audience list printed below that includes Yamatsuka Eye, Masahiko Ohno, the late Shohei Iwasaki, and most likely David Hopkins.