Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Non Aggression Pact / Xorcist split tape (GPC-C60 –Usa-1991)

Another great release here from this excellent label General Purpose Cassettes with another two great projects from the USA playing electro ebm! This time it is Non Aggression Pact aka Jeff Willard (keyboards and music) and Jason Withcomb (lyrics and vocals) from Tampa playing hard powerful electronics accented by samples and complex synth structures. Xorcist is a one man band consisting of Peter Stone hailing from the state of California, and playing more dense old school ebm. This release came with a A5 64 page fanzine where you can read two interesting interviews with these two projects + lots of music, zine, video reviews, graphix artwork by E.A. and other artists+ radio contacs and more info and contacts about this scene. This zine is an absolute must towards understanding how publishers, zine-editors, and labels were working back in those days when the internet was yet not part of our lives. The actual cassette came wrapped in hard foil and a brown sheet with info… It looked like a real chocolate bar… Quite an amazing idea, I have to say. You will find here all the scans of the zine and the tape so that you`ll get a better idea. The first press was of 250 copies, and I have no idea if it was re-printed at some point… I guess it`s hard to find nowdays…

Track listing:
a01- Non Aggression - Pactthe de briefing
a02- Non Aggression -above pain
a03- Non Aggression -done
a04- Non Aggression -enema
a05- Non Aggression -unify
a06- Non Aggression -nothing in particular
b01- Xorcist - xorcist
b02- Xorcist - bitches
b03- Xorcist - christy
b04- Xorcist - is love


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

FACTOR 42 –TEKNITION split tape (general Purpose Cassettes-1991)

"The General Purpose Cassette Organization was formed to create an outlet for unheard music and unseen art and literature. We are a no-profit organization existing solely for this purpose." This tape is the 3rd relase from GPC. It contains musical expressions from two bands. One side of this tape contains the current sounds of Factor 42 and the other side provides sonic assault from Teknition. We encourage everyone that hears this tape to contact the individuals involved with this tape. This is a contact tool. If you are involved in any similar activities please feel free to contact GPC. We are always looking for new artists to expose and trade ideas and releases." (from the info sheet coming with his tape)

Factor 42 and Teknition are two separate projects hailing from the States who played ebm and electro- industrial music. This tape came wrapped in a small black plastic bag that was held together with a “kitchen wire metal skin” as well as a plastic bag containing 10 info sheets with info, drawings, song titles etc etc… I scanned all the info sheets and the tape-container itself. The side of Factor 42 is called “original sin” and the side of Teknition is called "machine religion”. Not sure how many copies were printed by GPC back in 1991. As far as I know it hasn`t been reprinted. Enjoy it.

Track listing:

a01-FACTOR 42-kill or be killed
a02-FACTOR 42-shut up!
a03-FACTOR 42-head trip
a04-FACTOR 42-primitive worship
a05-FACTOR 42-nothing last forever
a06-FACTOR 42-hellfish torture
b02-TEKNITION-man is the animal
b05-TEKNITION-strych9 9hypno mix)
b06-TEKNITION-requies(funeral for machines)