Wednesday, December 2, 2009

NULL & VOID-POSSIBILITIES (DISCOVERABLE THOUGHTS), 1983, USA (UNRELEASED)



Like Half Machine Lip Moves On Some Faraway Beach, this final genius stroke from these increasingly warped Californian post punk merchants (following my posts of their Happiness And Contempt and Montage Morte EP's, the latter of which shares a few tracks with this album) ratchets up the stakes significantly; their angle of approach here weaving Chrome-plated and dystopian shaded tangents through a series of emotionally loaded and pop savvy oblique advances that are absolutely breathtaking in their collective impact. This album was shopped around all over back in the day and deemed "too weird" by one and all. Feh! Silly children...they missed the boat on a stone cold classic; one you now have the privilege of discovering thanks to William Shifflette from Null &Void, who has graciusly made this monster available for public consumption.

Note: link removed, as this has now been formally released for the first time via  Bunkerpop's new LP pressing of this gem.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

THIS is where it's at. Thank you, my friend!

dj-case said...

Thanx man! Really cool!

Artem said...

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meltedrubbersoul said...

Never tried listening to this and the other stuff by n+v until now...i was doing myself a disservice. Thanks to you and william for providing this heretofore unheard stuff.

Anonymous said...

likewise over here. til you mentioned chrome, i'd always avoided them for whatever reason. i think it was probably something stupid like i didn't care for the name. did the same thing w/ woo. what a maroon. i guess i wasn't the only one who slept on these folks tho, ha. this is superb! thanks mutant sounds. i do have a request if you're still reading. more country, roots, gospel, whatever representation... yes, would you kids mind posting any of the marlin wallace corillions stuff, like the double album or the divine lp? there's a few around i guess but they cost like a couple hundred bucks. still the best blog ever.

Anonymous said...

country, gospel....??? hello

I am visiting but I see no jimmutantsounds. why is the blog named after him?

Anonymous said...

not just any country, gospel, roots ya leper, fucking mutant country, incredibly strange gospel...etc thafux wrong witchew rube? to quote charlie feathers, get with it. twould be great to see the corillions stuff here. likewise the tampax 'let it shit' lp, as i'm sure i've said at least once before. my cat loves that record

oldskool said...

Exciting stuff. Pure genius. No noise, this is music. Thank you and William so much for offering this!!!

Anonymous said...

request?
how bout just a lil more ndw like
monopol - weltweit?!
thx ms, cheers

GenericPlacebo said...

cannot believe this amazing gem!
I can imagine Bowie himself stealing bits off of this at the time it (unreleasedly) came out.
I cant stop replaying it.
thanx once again.

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Anonymous said...

Who is Jim?

the bug said...

thanks for your superb posts a real music library here,i also have a request,is there any chance of having
Proxies -Fishing Boat 12'' and upload it?..elpizw na to exeis de to vriskw pouthena....

Anonymous said...

another fucking amazing post!!!

is possible to re-up the Modern Art oriental tower post?..missed it when it was available.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I've had this for less than a week and have listened to it a dozen times, even played it for the drawing class I teach! Love at first listen. A thousand thanks, especially to William Shifflette!

mike said...

This is an awesome record, wow! I can hear the Chrome, yeah, but that's only the beginning of the story. what a creative and incredibly listenable album. Thanks as always.

Renart said...

THX SO MUCH !!! Montage morte is one of my favorite album !!! and this "possibilities" one is amazing...the last 3 songs are astonish ...(it's shame the last song is not long enough.. but a what a masterpiece).
I wish i could have their LPs. Maybe someone will be interested to "re-editate" it...

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Glad to be introduced to this band. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This band is amazing...how could they not have been signed at the time. Magazine and Ultravox were able to put out albums at the time.

bunkerpop said...

Does any one know how I can get in contact with this band? I'd love to finally release this LP. Any help would be appreciated!

vdoandsound said...

bunkerpop-How cool. I've just passed your message and contact info along to Bill Shifflette from Null & Void, so hopefully something will come of this! Good on you for wanting to do this...

Eric

bunkerpop said...

Thought some of you may be interested... this record has been released after all! Information about it is at bunkerpop.com. Yes!

Anonymous said...

I found this record at a garage sale in Downey it was 1 of my favorite albums. unfortunately an old girlfriend took it from me and that was the last of it. just for the hell of it I googled the name null & void today and I was shocked. needless to say I'm going to get the record somehow this weekend. I thank you for the new release. I live for this kind of shit