Friday, 28 September 2012

Disgust - "Time Ruins Everything" CD (2010)


Artist(s): Disgust
Title: "Time Ruins Everything"
Format: 3" CD-R
Year: 2010
Label/Catalog: Small Doses DOSE82

By request. Unrelenting no coast power electronics.




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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Infest - No Man's Slave (2002)


Artist(s): Infest
Title: No Man's Slave
Format: 12"
Year: 2002
Label/Catalog: Deep Six DS25

Borrowed this from a friend to rip as I got rid of my copy years ago. Ripping this made me rediscover how good it actually is. It's fucking great. So it's regrettable that I got rid of it, and as far as I recall this was actually my copy that I sold. Either way. This is what INFEST brought to the table and are in top form. Nothing dragging like the KXLU LP, just pure fucking speed and hatred.

Recorded in 1995 but not released until 2002.

There's some repeating surface noise at the beginning of side one, most noticeable in the intro sample, which is kind of annoying, but it goes away before too long and other than that there's no real problems to report with the rip.

NOTE: This record is the first to be ripped at a sample rate of 88.2khz which will be the new standard from now on.

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Monday, 16 April 2012

UJ3RK5 - UJ3RK5 12" (1980)


Artist(s): UJ3RK5
Title: UJ3RK5
Format: 12"
Year: 1980
Label/Catalog: Quintessence QEP 1207

Another early Vancouver gem and another on Quintessence Records. Pronounced "you jerk" with the '5' being silent, UJ3RK5 were, in their terms, more of an art ensemble than a band. They're really one of those bands that can't be lumped into any genre that isn't called "weirdo-art-punk", or something. Great lyrics. They also had two tracks on the Vancouver Complication. The only incestuity (real word?) in the lineup came from Colin Griffiths. Continuing his run in several bands, from the original lineup of the POINTED STICKS in August of 1978, to FOUR DAY WONDER in November of 1978, Griffiths ended up in UJ3RK5 in December of 1978, and then on to WASTED LIVES in January of 1979. UJ3RK5 disbanded after this EP was released, apparently PolyGram signed them and reissued it, though I have never seen proof of it's existence. Danice MacLeod later went on to BAMFF, which had an LP on Mo Da Mu. Mo Da Mu started putting out stuff from the new wave/more commercial side of the Vancouver scene in the early 80s. Stuff from bands like INSEX, POPULAR FRONT, and the earliest incarnations of 54-40.

Some surface noise throughout but overall a good listen.

"yeah, but is it art?"


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FEMALE HANDS - Female Hands 12" (1980)


Artist(s): Female Hands
Title: Female Hands
Format: 12"
Year: 1980
Label/Catalog: Quintessence QEP 1203

More great power pop/new wave-ish stuff from Vancouver. What I love about the early Vancouver stuff is how inventive and quirky the bands could be. The best band I could compare FEMALE HANDS to is another band from this time and place: NO FUN. Though maybe a little less quirky. The only things I know of this band I learned from http://thepunkmovie.com, which is the website for the early Vancouver punk documentary Bloodied But Unbowed and has a ton of information. On December 7, 1979 D.O.A. and FEMALE HANDS played a show at the UBC SUB Ballroom but, due to conflicts between students and punks, a riot ensues and police are called in to disperse the crowd. Fast forward to late October 1980 this 12" is released, but by this time the band has already broken up. The members of FEMALE HANDS were not in any other notable Vancouver bands, at least not in the seminal 1977-1980 era. Bob Rock, just then getting things rolling with the PAYOLAS, recorded and produced this record, along with several others of the time, 10 years before METALLICA knocks at his door.


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Monday, 5 March 2012

Countdown To Putsch - Ideas For The Living And Willing To Act (2001)


Artist(s): Countdown To Putsch
Title: Ideas For The Living And Willing To Act
Format: CD
Year: 2001
Label/Catalog: Ebullition #48

I told you they were Ebullition-esque. More of the same here, add a saxophone into the mix and go into some more experimental directions this time around, though. 59 minutes of music, 14 minute spoken word by Susan Brownmiller, and yet another 100-page book. Too big to scan, not sure if it's online anywhere.

Part of my nightly auto-CD upload series to bulk up the site, which will continue every day at 12:01AM until my collection of out of print CDs runs dry. It's looking like we'll be good to go for the next two months. Vinyl rips will still happen as I do them and be posted at any time of day whenver they're ready.

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Sunday, 4 March 2012

Countdown To Putsch - Handbook For Planetary Progress (1999)


Artist(s): Countdown To Putsch
Title: Handbook For Planetary Progress
Format: CD
Year: 1999
Label/Catalog: Mountain Collective MTN 21

Overtly political Ebullition-style 90s screamo. Members of JUDAS ISCARIOT, THAT'S ALL SHE WROTE, and YOUR ADVERSARY. 54 minutes of music, 18 and a half minute interview with Jafar S. Hamzah about human rights issues in Indonesia. Comes inside a 100-page book, which can be read in it's entirety here.

Hamzah was found dead in Indonesia in September of 2000. From the World Policy Journal:
The 34-year-old human rights lawyer's body was found along with four other unidentified bodies on September 2, 2000, at the bottom of cliff not far from Medan, the largest city on the island of Sumatra, of which Aceh forms a part. Jafar's limbs were bound by wire and his body bore signs of torture.

Part of my nightly auto-CD upload series to bulk up the site, which will continue every day at 12:01AM until my collection of out of print CDs runs dry. It's looking like we'll be good to go for the next two months. Vinyl rips will still happen as I do them and be posted at any time of day whenver they're ready.

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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Born Of Ashes - Progress (2004)


Artist(s): Born Of Ashes
Title: Progress
Format: CD
Year: 2004
Label/Catalog: Kill The Resistor BOA-PR1

More of the same metalcore-ish from BORN OF ASHES. Their second and final release, this one on Chilliwack, BC's own Kill The Resistor Records.

Part of my nightly auto-CD upload series to bulk up the site, which will continue every day at 12:01AM until my collection of out of print CDs runs dry. It's looking like we'll be good to go for the next two months. Vinyl rips will still happen as I do them and be posted at any time of day whenver they're ready.

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