hiroshi metallic: some düsseldorfkölnbonn postkraut free improvisation recorded wayback in 2002, plus some bonus tracks

hiroshi metallic was a performing unit of artists and musicians that in the early years of the 21st century could be found in almost every art gallery, concert club, living room or recording studio way down the rhine in the area of cologne, bonn and düsseldorf executing their very special approach to free improvised music. today we will take a listen to their second album hiroshi metallic II that was released on the düsseldorf no time music label some time around 2002 as a limited edition on a cd-r with colourprinted (and fading out) cover. if there ever was a first or third album remains completely obscured by krauts.
hiroshi metallic for this release were MIK 999 on vocals, stefanie blau on vocals, karin johnson on vocals, avar lasim on trumpet, flügelhorn and oboe, tom swinehart on electronics, gunnar on didgeridoo, michael hauck on guitar and providing samples, gisbert schürig on guitars, jörg mierke on bass and guitar, and marc on drums, tablas and bass. only very few information about this band can be found on the web, but the few things i found out i am sharing with you, either in the links above, or in the fact that i am substituting some of the cryptic names on the cover with the real names.
for your listening pleasure here is the complete album hiroshi metallic II exactly as my friend ar/gee gleim of the düsseldorf no time gallery sent to me in 2003, plus some bonus tracks:

01 - intro
02 - rasa mu
03 - inner pyrami
04 - bong dong gong
06 - bluecifer
07 - mind swank
08 - limon
10 - inner pyrami
11 - pow tow
12 - oco
13 - weck mich bitte um 2
14 - ninga ninga ninganonu (listen directly in your browser)
15 - noshca II
16 - 7182427359
17 - noshca I
18 - summerrace
19 - monsieur swinehart

and the bonus tracks:

20 - visual noise (agata schubert and michael hauck; found on wirre klarheit)

21 - kult 41-1
22 - kult 41-2
24 - kult 41-4
(hiroshi metallic live at the kult 41 club in bonn on the 1st of february 2002; found on image is violence!

25 - MIK 999 live with embryo on the 30th of june 2002 at the naturtheater hayingen (found on image is violence!)

26 - gisbert schürig - apocalyptic comfort (2014; found on soundcloud)

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marc bolan and t.rex: a paw of fur, an air of doom: the midnight sky of a solid mad scientist: a collection of rare tracks, sketches and alternate takes from 1966 to 1977; released in 1993

and just exactly what the headline says: a paw of fur, an air of doom: the midnight sky of a solid mad scientist is a collection of rare tracks, sketches and alternate takes by marc bolan and t.rex recorded some time between 1966 and 1977, that was released in 1993 on the very famous creatures in disguise label. most of these tracks had not been legally released in those days, and some of them still are waiting in the vaults to become part of a bunch of hidden bonus tracks as a part of a limited edition re-release in portugal, peru or taiwan.
and even for the heartcore collectors a paw of fur, an air of doom: the midnight sky of a solid mad scientist is a lot of fun to listen to, and some of these tracks might have slipped rocking underneath their radar. so here is some family fodder for your listening pleasure; and here we gogo:

01 - bolan blitz (intro)
02 - tutti frutti
03 - the street & babe shadow (listen directly in your browser)
04 - satisfaction pony
05 - black jack
06 - you gotta jive to stay alive
07 - monolith
08 - rock on
09 - my world is empty without you
10 - cosmic dancer
11 - sailors of the highway
12 - nameless wildness
13 - alligator man (1972) (listen directly in your browser)
14 - jet tambourine (1973)
15 - the leopards
16 - hound dog
17 - high noon
18 - left hand luke
19 - the flo and eddie show
20 - the midnight sky of a solid mad scientist
22 - wind cheetah
24 - sleepy maurice
25 - find a little wood
26 - dreamy lady
27 - dawn storm
28 - something right
29 - do i love thee
30 - a paw of fur an air of doom
32 - zinc reminder

(mp3 / 320 kbps / all scans included / direct download) 


secret crowd-rites at the brocken volume 3: a compilation of some obscure 60s garage noise from germany and circumjacent cuntrees for your pleasure

this is a coumpilation of mostly german all most european 60s garage noise, released in a limited edition of 80 copies way back some time around 2005. no information on this release is available anywhere on the world wide web; but it is appsouloudelay oppphious that the people behind this very shortlived series (in my collection i have volume 1 "behind the pandemonium", and volume 3 "secret crowd-rites at the brocken"; if ever there was a volume 2 i cannot tell) tried to copy the almighty prae-kraut pandaemonium compilation series that started in 1994 and saw some 15 volumes on vinyl, some subsumptions on various compact discs, and some more volumes that were only available as downloads right here in this-here weblog.
but anyway, those youngsters did quite a good job: they cared and carried together some greatestits and some forgottenlost sounds from whatever obscure sources they found. it is fun to listen to some wellknown wellpebbled and wellrereleased sound as well as at least a few tunes that are unearthed here for the first time since their release in the sixties. 
for today we are going to listen to volume 3 "secret crowd-rites at the brocken"; volume 1 will follow pretty soon. so here we go-go:

01 - countdowns - sexmaniac
02 - les sauterelles - forgot it all
03 - prophets - hey mister
04 - frankie farian und die schatten (cheaply disguised as wolfgang farian und die frösche, for reasons unknown) - herz aus stein (heart of stone) (listen directly in your browser)
05 - dynamites - tell me yes or no
06 - countdowns - i'm a man
07 - german bonds - sing hallelujah
08 - evil - stop running around
10 - rivets - now decide
11 - german bonds - so mystifying
12 - burt and gentlemen - i'm so in love
13 - the four renders - let's get together
14 - gentlemen - you never try
15 - evil -whatcha gonna do about it (listen directly in your browser)
16 - burt and gentlemen - girl number one
17 - team beats berlin - sick and tired
18 - dynamites - don't leave me behind
19 - the jay-jays (misstreated as the mods) - baldheaded woman (sorry; this track is destroxxed on the cd; only a few seconds have survived)
20 - hounddogs - shake
21 - knut kiesewetter - stop stop stop
22 - silhouettes - crying over you
23 - les sauterelles - i'm a prisoner
24 - strangers - for your love
25 - counts - don't bring me down (listen directly in your browser)
26 - blizzards - be mine
27 - unknownbonustrack - try me (sorry; this track is destroxxed on the cd; only a few seconds have survived)

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


TAPEZINE 004!! this is fuck off wreckords from something like 1983. featuring the impossible dreamers, white flag, here & now, and kommando holger meins

you may find a lot of information about tapezines 001 and 002 on fuck off records, at least some very few information on tapezine 003 on fuckoffrechords, but appsouludedlay no information on tapezine 004 on fuck off wreckords. so here we go.
according to the lack of information we got this tape must have been released some time around 1983 in london. as usual some of the bands mentioned on the cover or in the linernotes are not included on the tape, most of them are, and some bands not featured on the cover are included as well as well as some sounds on this tape can not be identified at all. i tried to figure it all out, and here is how i shipwrecked:

sickstay minuetes of tapezine 004:

- impossible dreamers > 05:00
- one million hamburgers > 08:00
- kommando holger meins > 12:00
- brainless radio poetry > 25:00 (end?) (listen to dave caddy directly in your brow, sir!)
- crazy alan dogend > ca. 25:00 (start?)
- our man in scunthorpe > 31:00
- white flag > 38:00 (listen directly in your browser)
- here and now band - bomb shiva shankar (39:00 to 48:00)
- gross katastroph (48:00 to 58:00)
- announcement of idiot ball room blitz and subway section; but my copy of the tape ends here. so-horry!

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some german postkraut psychodelirions: demo recordings from zimmerman o. o. of off o. aura and montana blue: hanging around like no-one else would do, oh yeah

ah, the german psychotick underground of the late eighties and early nineties, the nephews and nieces and niches in the aftermath of the 39 clocks, the beauty contest or the kastrierte philosophen and their decent desc-end-ants, fed up in any sense of the meaning of the words with lou reed, kevin ayers and kim fowley, they were so wonderful, so beautiful, and so damned. so for today we will be listening to some demo recordings underproduced by zimmerman o. o. of off o. aura in 1992 and montana blue in 1986. both bands came from nowhere and went straight back there, after releasing some handful of great records. so here=there:

zimmerman o. o. of off o. aura were part of the hannover-nienburg-verden-bremen-wümme-oldenburg scene of crime, deeply rooted in a very unexcitedly tradition of longlone psychopunkeering dark stars like the perc, the black vial and the phantom payne. these demo recordings have probadly been produced sometime between 1996 and 1999 (my first guess was 1992; but in the comments trepan pointed my attention to the email address, so i corrected this), but nobody knows if it really happened. they released quite a loft of records until 1999, and the disappeared and or not.
so listen:

01 - away
02 - ghostly fake
03 - residential home (listen directly in your browser)
04 - new mexico
05 - handy beaches

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montana blue from cologne were a little bit more stalwart and tangible, with some shorter tracks and some popasartaspop on their minds. they were leon kieven on bass, jiri douda on drums, and william lee self on guitar and vocals; these demo recordings were selfproduced in 1985 or 1986, some time before blaine l. reininger joined them and before konrad "conny" plank produced their first longplayer. montana blue recorded four albums until 1991 and then mostly got lost in the process of growing old.

01 - look after me
02 - 12 or 13
03 - waiting by the walk (listen directly in your browser)
04 - what she needs
05 - greatest show

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white negroes in deutschland: kim fowley live in berlin in october 1992 featuring chris wilson from the flamin' groovies

one of the very few live recordings of kim fowley that have survived, and what a great show this was. the audience hated him from the very first moment his underrehearsed band tried to produce some interrelated music on stage, and he does not care at all. right in the middle of the performance the organiser asks the audience if they reall want to go on listening to this shit, and they all go NO! and BOO! and kim fowley goes on and on until they literally shove and club him off the stage, and still he is talking and talking and talking his mind and the audience is not able or allowed to understand or to see that this moment in rockandrollhistory is the one moment that keeps the whole universe all together.
the cd white negroes in germany was recorded on the 25th and 26th of october 1992 at the neue welt in berlin and featured chris wilson of the flamin' groovies on guitar, a drummer, some special guests and some naked girls. tracks one to nine are the only remaining fragments of the live concert on the 26th of october before kim fowley had to flee backstage and back to the hotel as fast as possible, the other tracks were recorded during the rehearsal on the 25th of october; tracks 15 and 16 can not be found on the vinyl version of this performance. 

so here we go:

live in berlin on the 26th of october 1992:
01 - berlin boogie
02 - moonlight in germany
03 - petra kelly's dead
04 - back in the ussr (listen directly in your browser)
05 - gloria
06 - peter r. defends kimania
07 - skin head boot boy mambo
08 - o.k. shithead (listen directly in your browser)
09 - third world girl (spanish fly) (listen directly in your browser)

live in rehearsal on the 25th of october 1992:
10 - heart of a dog
11 - e.e.c.c. blues
12 - soul of a madman (listen directly in your browser)
13 - world beat party
14 - night of pagan sex
15 - on the autobahn (listen directly in your browser)
16 - rockin' in the balkans 

later on that night kim fowley barricaded himself in room 719 of the berlin ibis hotel with some members of the stuttgart postpsaychoredelic band metabolismus who had helped him to escape. kim fowley did not stop to brabble and to blather and to spiel, and the metabolisten accompanied his uncontrollable brambardizing. a few weeks later a tape with some twenty minutes of this performance was released as sounds of an empty room on the metabolismus label and the 7-inch-vinyl stranded in stuttgart, produced by wenne voran and myself, followed soon after. 
you may find both releases in this=here blog following the links i provided above (with lots of additional information); but for your listening pleasure i added the tape sounds of an empty room just exactly right here.

17 - sounds of an empty room - kim fowley and metabolismus (listen directly in your browser)

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you have all forgotten basque! maryasque and brandt playing some very nice new york lofillbientpostfolk mixed up with cosmic jazz at the turn of the century

this is just and only and nothing but bass and voice, enraptured and lost in reverie some twenty years ago, and fallen off the edges of any time when the tides provided to turn in any other direction. these are dark and obscured dreams lost in the fevers of ludicrously hectiness. you may find their records in any bargain bin for 99 cent, or you may find them not at all.

maryasque and brandt aka basque did not leave too many traces: their very own label lacqua records did never release any other band than basque, and their homepage basquemusic.com has vainished in the haze ever since. unfourtunateley i am only owning two of their three albums, but i'm happy to share them with you in one big file.

so here we go for their third album radiate that they had released in the year 2000:

01 - wool and water - 5:03
02 - mariposa - 5:40
03 - chaos - 6:01
04 - thunder - 3:01 (listen directly in your browser)
05 - make me speak - 6:45
06 - stullerup - 2:58
07 - ages a whip - 2:00
08 - aboriginal lullaby (for sue and tess) - 6:42
09 - the beggars would ride - 1:27 (listen directly in your browser)
10 - the river is flowing (for delphine + the celtic fringe) - 6:34
11 - time and tide wait for no man - 6:07

and as wonderful as radiate was, their eponymous first album was as wonderful as well: 

12 - ave maria - 1:39
13 - 100 degrees - 4:57
14 - swollen stranger - 3:57
15 - let all mortal flesh keep silence - 3:31 (listen directly in your browser)
16 - twilight - 5:03
17 - the mountain song - 3:14
18 - woman in the room - 1:58
19 - jab - 2:26

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dashiell hedayat was obsolete with gong in 1971; plus some rare tracks from beyond

i bought my copy of obsolete by dashiell hedayat for 99 dutch cent when i visited amsterdam in 1972. i had no idea what i had found there, and i only bought it because i liked the cover. listening to the record back home was a great experience, but not as mindblowing as you might expect. i already knew some things about gong, frank zappa, the velvet underground or cathy berberian and william s. burroughs, but it fit in to help me to puzzle in and out the current and the future aspects of my record collection.
throughout the following years obsolete was never too far away from my recordplayer; i must have listened to it some two or three million times. and i still love it of course. some time before obsolete in 1970 dashiell hedayat aka daniel theron realised an other rather interseting record using the name melmoth, and then, for some reasones or other, disappeared in the process of growing old.

so hear we goo-goo:

eh, mushroom, will you mush my room ? 

01 - chrysler 6:40 (listen directly in your browser)
02 - fille de l'ombre 2:18
03 - long song for zelda 7:45

04 - cielo drive/17 21:09

oh, and did i mention that the artists involved with this record included gilli smyth, daevid allen, didier malherbe, pip pyle, christian tritsch, william s. burroughs, and sam, the baby-son of robert wyatt? no, i did not; but now i did.

for your listening pleasure i added all of the bonus tracks i found on the swedish release of continental circus by gong that i mentioned as the obscure amazon-version in my blog-post about the italian version of continental circus way down below; and that is where you can find all of the information and music missing here.

and here we go for the gong bonus tracks:

05 - est-ce que je suis (french only a side, 1970) 3:39 (listen directly in your browser)
06 - hip hypnotise you (french only b side, 1970) 3:26
07 - dreamin' it (french tv, 1970) 7:12
08 - never fight another war (french tv, january 1971) 3:14
09 - excerpts from "camembert electrique" (french tv, january 1971) 2:14
10 - est-ce que je suis (french tv, january 1971) 4:46
11 - fohat digs holes in space (french tv, april 1972) 4:38
12 - dynamite (french tv, september 1972) 3:51 (listen directly in your browser)
13 - never glid before (french tv, september 1973) 5:40
14 - i am your pussy (french tv, september 1973) 5:04

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improvised music recorded live in new york 1981: derek bailey, fred frith, sonny sharrock, john zorn, bill laswell and charles k. noyes, plus some bonus tracks

this is exactlay what the headline says: some thirty minutes of free improvised music recorded live in new york in 1981 by derek bailey, fred frith, sonny sharrock, john zorn, bill laswell and charles k. noyes; plus some bonus tracks. accourting to discogs this disconcert was announced as a concert of the group material, but for some legally bouring rearsoms they were not alloud to release it under the flack of this name. so it came out this way, and we saw: it was good.
if i had to introduce any of the artists involved you were reading the wrongohsowrong blog, aren't you? these short tracks of improvized noise are a lot of fun, they are analytizing the state of the art therethenwaybackthen in 1981; but they are way to short. but much funny. butt.
for your listening pleasure i added some tracks by the german postkraut postpunkfluxusamarsch freimprovisationsRus band sturclub just to prove that it was easy and it was cheeapmunks and you should goo out and doo it. 

01 - improvisation #1
02 - improvisation #2
04 - improvisation #4
05 - improvisation #5
06 - improvisation #6
07 - improvisation #7

08 - sturclub - cannstatt1 (2004-06-25; david dufour, uwe büchele, ralf siemers)
09 - sturclub - baileyslong (2005-03-24; werner voran, ralf siemers)
10 - sturclub - grateful deuf (2006-03-03; ralf siemers, david dufour, werner voran)

download THE free improvisation
(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)