Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MUD-Burning Bush(1996-Usa)

Here comes another unknown artist from the crypt of the 90s. Mud was a project hailing from the Usa formed by Traig Foltz (somehow involved in Yen Pox and Veil of Secrecy) and Steve Hall (maybe the same one involved in Ephiphany recs). This cassette has 3 tracks on each side. There is usage of ambient and field recordings in some songs, rhytmic layers of overdriven bass drums and machine-like sounds on others and/or nostalgic piano music/arabic guitar with vocal loops on some other tracks. It s all a mash up, but well done and somehow it has an underlying trancelike power. "All Compositions Made on Locations Made Famous By Their Aboundance Of Parapsychological Activity" this is a statment written by the musicians on the back of the coversleeve which might help you to get a better idea of their music and what is behind it.

No idea how many copies were printed by this >U production, sorry I  simply could not find any info about the label. Just to end this small review: I think this is a very fine tape production and quite interesting both for the the ideas and the music. I believe that fans of certain drone/ambient/experimental elctronic music will like this one.

Music for rituals and pagan minds/movements.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Cultes Des Goules

rare ritualised recordings such as these are the reason why these writings have recommenced!! thee Portuguese projekt Cultes Des Goules consisted ov members Martin Volk [The Evil Speaks], Oliver Rühl [The Evil Speaks], Rüdiger Seibert [Book of Dzyan, Experiment Nnord, Fields of Winter, Lore of Asmoday], and Stefan Dierks [Dass, Kloft Retarder, Krachgau, Krim-Kongo-Broadcast, UB Plasma].. thee dirgeing accoustic recordings with likely usage ov reverberation or perchance site-based echo are unique in their usage ov ritual instrumentations which are at times hard to surmise.. whilst bells, wind instrumentation, and vocalisations are discernable at points- thee specific types ov instrumentation are rather elusive as are these cassettes which were released upon thee Portuguese labels Strukturen Für Irrtum Und Erkenntnis run by Stefan Dierks & SPH which was run by Fernando Cerqueira (member of Ras al Ghul) in thee veary early 90's..

note: absent from these rips tis thee booklet for Rituale Romanum.. if anyone reading this may care to share scans ov their copies - it would be tremendously appreciated!!

beAst wishes!!

Rituale Romanum

Track listing:

A1 Sacrificum Intellectus

A2 Nihil Novi Sub Sole
A3 Pulvis Et Umbra Sumus
B1 Horrible Dictu
B2 Finis Coronat Opus


Track listing:

A1 Night On A Bare Mountain III

A2 Night On A Bare Mountain I
B1 Night On A Bare Mountain II

(crepusculum - from thee honeyed hallucinations ov thee hive)

AADOM & Christbearing Forms - Destroyed Original - Art Konkret

an effing fantastic collaboration here betwixt thee projekts AADOM [Lutz Rach, Tho-So-Aa] & Christbearing Forms [Brian Bray] which was released upon thee German industrial & noise label Art Konkret which was run by Markus Kropfreiter ov Drape Excrement!! thee trackx vary betwixt reverberating tribal percussiveness, dark ambiances with minimal sequencings,  astonishingly haunting yet beatific neo-classical compostion, and more ethereal ritualistic ambiances.. tis dubious that those who have followed thee writings ov this blog shall be dissapointed with yet another magnificent gift bestowed unto us from  thee hive!!

Track listing:

A1 The Beginning

A2 Ixaou II
A3 Positive Influence
A4 Wilderness Of A Daily Dream
B1 Nachtfalter
B2 Inkatzu
B3 Opal

(crepusculum - from thee honeyed hallucinations ov thee hive)

Acanthometra - Coital Flesh - Allegorical Tapes - 1995

some rather mysterious personage[s] synthesized thee sonorous emanations ov this lustfully packaged cassette which was released upon thee Italian industrial/ambient cassette label Allegorical Tapes & which was later re-released as Carne Da Coito upon thee always magnificent Italian label Old Europa Cafe!! thee materials consist ov two lengthlier compositions: Vulva Meat Dilator & Penetral Cannabalism!! those whose philias reside within thee realms ov eroticised elektronik environs ov synthesized sexual sonorisms shall be scinitillated with this anonymously authored release!!

note: no pornographic samplings were utilised in the production ov thee audio found upon this cassette- just hard pulsating synths and sequencings!!

(crepusculum - from thee honeyed hallucinations ov thee hive)

Ain Soph & Sigillum S - Cthulhu Records - 1989

"tis it in delirium that these descriptives ov a deleterious descent inverted are disseminated?
for ages untold thee waiting whittled away unwaveringly whilst we were witness to thee unweaving..
his beard was much greyer than i had remembered; so much time had seperated our paths..
& my personage had not failed to resemble thee uncaring wrath ov age borne upon my presence..
for years there have resided memories ov a mythic libarary- once labored over lovingly; which had fallen unto neglect as thee absented care-taker was stolen away by hands ov avarice.
were they voices found within dreams which drew me back towards those precipitous steps probing skyward which i had never known, yet which did not fail to deliver me towards these ramshackled remnants ov a hive ov whose honeyed most inner harmonics ov hallucination emanate?"

thee Roma based Italian projekt Ain Soph were active for over twenty years & generated an opus which has irrefutably impacted many who have followed!! conjuring dark ritual atmospherics beginning in thee early 80's, and working into realms which were at times neo-classical, archaic-choral, traditionalist folk,  and even psychedelicised renderings ov rock. this cassette was released intitially upon thee "highly respected German industrial/experimental electronics label Cthulu which operated from 1981 until 31 Dec. 1999. Will-I Stasch and Rose Kasseckert ran the label and are well-known for their work as Ernte, as well as being two-thirds of Mental Measuretech and publishing the magazine "The Feverish"." the cassette was also later reissued onto a vinyl format by thee astonishing Italaian labels Old Europa Cafe & Misty Circles!! whilst thee materials for thee Ain Soph side ov this release are not easily definable; an inarticulate summation comrprised ov thee descriptives dark ritual electronics, haunting choral workx, and neo-classical symphonics may be within a range ov aproximation; though thee reader/listener shall hopefully draw reactions ov their own.. thee lineup for these recordings was listed as: Clau-D.E.D.I. [Claudio Giammarini- Circus Joy, Sentinels, Mushroom's PatienceMALATO..], Crucifuge, Foraenovis, and Marcello Fraioli [Sex Voto, Spectre]!!

thee projekt Sigillum S [alternately known as Apocalypse Fanfare & Helix] were "formed in Milan on 23 December 1985 by Paolo Bandera [Komplet, Sshe Retina Stimulants, Sidra ], Eraldo Bernocchi [Black Engine, Charged, Equations of Eternity, Metallic Taste of Blood, Owls, Parched, Somma], and Luca Di Giorgio! still active after more than twenty-five years ov creative activities; thee presence ov this projekt tis undefinably magnificent!! thee recordings for this cassette consist ov uncanny synthesizer ambiances with ritualistic percussions and vocals with thee usuage ov human bones as instrumentation!!

for all ov those who may have been waiting: may this be a token ov affection from your faltering presenteur..

Track listing:
A1 Ain Soph – Rex Tremendae
A2 Ain Soph – Estey
A3 Ain Soph – Katàbasis
A4 Ain Soph – Retrowange Novelle


B1 Sigillum S – Sea Ov Dreams
B2 Sigillum S – Abyss Dissection
B3 Sigillum S – Deepest Of My Brain
B4 Sigillum S – Into The Nothing
B5 Sigillum S – Iconsire

(crepusculum - from thee honeyed hallucinations ov thee hive)