Friday, June 3, 2011

MCH BAND-1982-1986, 2xCD, 1992, CZECHOSLOVAKIA


A follow-up to my long-ago post of this powerhouse Czech avant prog outfit's early 90's outing "Gib Acht", the work of the MCH Band on this archivally assembled collection could well give The Plastic People Of The Universe a run for their money as the most formidable and outwardly bound Czech unit active during the period represented here. Led by guitarist/sax player Mikolas Chadima, the array of tracks at hand from a decade or so earlier than Gib Acht are a good bit more rawboned and raucous. They schematically divided this two disc set between rock and improvised sections, disc one offering up a magnificent array of nervous avant rock motion, tense atmospheric gestures and bass driven minor key grooves that jibe rather a lot with many of the best outfits out of Czechoslovakia during this era from E to Psi Vojaci to Pro Pocit Jistoty. In fact, it's easy to see how much this material served as a template for the slightly later work of the folks in Uz Jsme Doma. Disc two veers off into much more purgatorial zones of mystery, abstraction and unease that are almost Einsturzende Neubauten-like at times.

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16 comments:

litlgrey said...

Oh! Ask me how much I love MCH Band! Oh my god!

Anonymous said...

MCH Band Chadima full discog
http://www.igalerie.cz/en/music/art-music/69-mikolas-chadima-mch-band-a-spol?start=2

zander said...

MCH Band @ Chadima full discog
http://www.igalerie.cz/en/music/art-music/69-mikolas-chadima-mch-band-a-spol?start=2

ELOHIM said...

always surprised to see czech bands posted here :) and by your knowledge of our scene :) THANK YOU Again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Can't wait to Czech this out!

przyzwoitosc said...

wow, this latest bunch of posts seems so much fun. definitely have to purge my hard driveto check it all out. here's a little request, though: do you happen to have anything from a Japanese comp series DEAD TECH? i quite vaguely remember vol 2 being ok and just never happened to come across it over the net.

Fred said...

Oh! It's nice to see this! I'm from Czech Republic and our alternative and underground scene are absolutely amazing (it's only one thing to say thanks to Communists - because 40 years of their culture terror give us a power!) So listen and enjoy.. thank You so much for post

Ozymandias said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hipsters, hipsters everywhere.

Holly said...

anonymous a*holes everywhere, sigh.

Thank you for this!

Holly said...

Oh! And any chance of a re-up of Gib Acht! ?

Anonymous said...

Hi
I see in your wants list you are looking for Van Zyl tapes and Audion mag scans. I have all issues upto and including no.39, and some Van Zyl tapes and CDs. If you're interested email me at 'tangier at digitalcage.com' and I'll check out exactly what titles I have. Cheers
Ric

Aguar said...

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pon un link gracias

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Any chance to post "Teddy Lasry – Power " here?

Thanks.

Miguel

Anonymous said...

hello
have you ever thought about making a torrent with all the mutant-sounds stuff?
because a lot of links are broken, this would be an easy way to share, these sounds have to been listened and shared
much respect for this blog

alessio said...

I write here because there's no way to contact mutantsound blogger directly: is there a chance to have the Napoleon Cherry EP available in this blog? so rare, so beautiful, so pricey.

www.discogs.com/Napoleon-Cherry-Napoleon-Cherry/release/2939796