Tuesday, March 24, 2009

V/A-ALPHABETICAL UPLOADS OF WHACKED OUT SINGLES PT. 12




DET GYLNE TRIANGEL-MASKINDANS/FAR ALDRI NOK, 1982, NORWAY
Spiffy Norwegian minimal synth moodiness with a Keine Ahnung-like NDW vibe on "Maskindans" and some early Ultravox overtones on "Far Aldri Nok".





CHRISTOPH HEEMANN/ANDREW CHALK-CASSIA FISTULA, 2002, GERMANY/UK
Suspended and glassy drifts of gliss and blear from these two members of the now defunct Mirror, each chiming in with a side a piece that evanescently bleeds into the other.





CHRISTOPH HEEMANN-RETRACE, 1995, GERMANY
former HNAS and soon to be Mirror member Heemann here in his in-betweeny phase where a residual thread could still be traced back to the polymathic strangeness of HNAS via ghostly surrealist phenomena flickering at the edges of his glazed atmospherics.




HERMAN'S ROCKET-SPACE WOMAN, 1977, FRANCE
Absolutely fucking deadly space disco cheese godhead from the all-time master of the genre, Messr. Jean Pierre Massiera, otherwise known for his reality annihilating assaults on psych and prog via Les Maledictus Sound, Visitors and NWW-listers Horrific Child and his avant disco landmarks under the Venus Gang and J.P.M. & Co. monikers, which this Herman's Rocket material most closely resembles.







HIDDEN COMBO-KING OF SIAM/MUSIC FROM A SOPHMORE, 1981, USA
Boy...these cats don't make much of an attempt to disguise their Residents/Ralph worship with that cover, eh? And their tunes carry through on the promise in spades, Snakefinger's snarky prints leaving the most evifdent residue, though Nash The Slash, Pink Section, Christian Lunch and Null And Void are all clear points of reference for what's transpiring here as well.






THE HIGHER PRIMATES-TAKING IN THE SUMMER/LIVING IN A VACUUM, 1980, USA
A top tier minimal synth classic that evokes a unique frisson from rubbing wrenchingly evocative clarinet and synth themes with a strong akin to both Tuxedomoon and Nash The Slash against the grain of some truly inscrutable lyrics and commensurately goofy vocal delivery.





HOLGER HILLER-TRANENINVASION, 1980, GERMANY
Two brief spurts (sorry...couldn't resist) of stellar post-Ralph Records Neue Deutsche Welle doink-a-rama from this godfather of the genre, here deploying tinker toy beats, retrofuturist synth theme kitsch and sing song vocalese inside an all encompassing atmosphere of amiable idiocy. Cover makes me wonder if Traneninvasion translates to trannie bukake though...





HIRNHEIMER-FORTSCHRITT/GRENZE, 1982, GERMANY
Pretty standard issue scrabble, lurch and sprechtstimme Neue Deutsche Welle action, but hey...standards were higher then.





HI SHERIFFS OF BLUE-AINT BUT SWEET 16/MY BIG VACATION, 1980, USA
Destroyed and barely standing up blues punk blather of a vaguely Beefheartian cast from former Girls member and current Marianne Nowattny accompanist Mark Dagley's post Girls unit after his relocation to New York from Boston. Pretty much the template for the whole John Spencer/Pussy Galore/Doo Rag/Harry Pussy continuum, if ya ask me...






HOFFNUNG & PSYCHE-S/T, 2004 (RECORDED: 1981-82), GERMANY
And speaking of tinker toy Neue Deutsche Welle, here's a choice Casio nugget if there ever was one, Hoffnung & Psyche's EP having been rescued from 50 copy tape oblivion by the fine folks at Kernkrach, who've graced it with one of their typically curious handmade covers and though the photos seem to suggest otherwise, you'd swear that none of the synths heard could possibly be larger than the size of your hand.


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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! Thank you once again.

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

great post!
thank you

NXP said...

"Maskindans" is included on the double CD compilation "Maskindans" that was released by www.hommage.no in February 2009. It includes 41 killer synth tracks from the Norwegian scene during the 80`s. A must for everyone who likes synth music.

Anonymous said...

What NXP said. This package is a must.

Det Gylne Triangel played a killer set at the release party, their first gig in 25 years, and HERE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfEgQ_tJbVU

is a surprisingly good bootleg video of "Maskindans". Bet this won't be their last gig, with a response like that!

Blub said...

Awesome, thank you! "Hoffnung und Psyche" was a hit at local goth parties some years ago - and i also remember dancing to Träneninvasion.

Anonymous said...

Another nice round of 7" records.
Thanks Esp. for the Hi Sheriffs of Blue. Never heard that one. If you happen to have the 12" I'd be very happy to be able to here it. Thanks again for all the great music we would never be able to hear, if it weren't for Mutant Sounds.

best, Pete

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casey said...

another sick set of 7"s,
making my life more fun and fulfilled.
can't thank you all enough for your sharing desires.
-casey
"just music" www.eastvillageradio.com

Anonymous said...

Hi!

I´m the guy who was ´Hoffnung & Psyche´and I must assure you, that no ´Casio´was involved. I used a Korg MS10, a Moog Prodigy and a rhythm machine by Boss ( Dr. Rhythm).
Absolutely great to have my music appear in a blog I hold in great esteem!

Keep on mutating,

Stefan from Germany

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

I´m the guy who was ´Hoffnung & Psyche´back in the 80´s and I assure you, no ´Casio´was involved! I used a ´Korg´MS10, a ´Moog´Prodigy & ´Dr. Rhythm´(Boss).
Great to have my music appear on a blog which I frequent regularly!

Greetings from Frankfurt,

Stefan

stefanwinczencz said...

Hi there!
This is the guy who was `Hoffnung & Psyche´back in the 80´s and I assure you, that no ´Casios´ were used in the production. My equipment was a ´Korg´MS 10, a ´Moog´Prodigy and ´Dr. Rhythm`, skilfully created by ´Boss´!
It´s great fun having my music appear on a blog which I do frequent from time to time! I hope there are many people out there who enjoy it!

Keep on mutating!

Greetings from Frankfurt,

Stefan

casey said...

and i jammed Das Auto by Hoffnung & Psyche last night at a dj gig in a Brooklyn bar.folks wanted to know what it was.
such a brilliant instrumental.
many thanks again to you all.
you make my job so easy.
"just Music" evr.com

Rajesh said...

very enjoyable! I got stuck on Hoffnung & Psyche's Sie Bleibt Kalt - it was a true earworm - the melody was so reminiscent but I couldn't identify it. A few emails to friends later, I figured out that it was the melody from OMD's Enola Gay. Such an excellent pairing - the (original) minimal wave style vocals with a classic electronic melody. thanks to all concerned.