the stuttgart postfluxus artist albrecht/d. rehearsing on soupranova saxes and hillaryous percussions in his living room in 1990

and yes end yes ant the torture never stops: here is an other annother annoyink tape we found in the heritage of the stuttgart postfluxus artist albrecht/d. when we cleared out his flat in bad cannstatt after his untimely death in 2013; one of many tapes that no-one had ever listened to until now. 
this recording claims to be a recording of "solo sopransax" from october 1990, and, as in most cases concerning the tapes of albrecht/d., it is and it is not. it starts with about 25 minutes of free improvized noises on a soprano saxophone recorded in his living room with the radio on and with some environmental sounds, and then moves over to some minimalistic percussive sounds on unidentified instruments for some 35 minutes. everything sounds very funny and coumpletely relaxed, it seems to be a rehearsal just for his own purposses, and not a weapon training for an upcoming live performance. so this is a rather intimate private recording, and you are allowed to forget all about it after you have heard it. 
for your listening pleasure i edited out some clicks and cloncks and coumpiled a 64-minutes-file of this very private performance. i like it, and you're allowed to dance, in case you don't know. 

(mp3 / click left to listen directly; click right to save the file)


learning english with my friend jack: ken wilson is playing very simple english songs in 1977

sumsomewhere beyond the edgits and clippfs of sandy denny, kevin ayers and kraut: ken wilson with a half-english, half-german, and half-coumpleterley-alien accoustick band recordered in germanny in 1977: vary sympol easyenlightening englishlanguadged songs for the enjoymint of englishlearning younger gearmont studants, naively emphorsizing to outinpuddying some corrict grammarticales deep in-two your undercuntioussnessities. andend it wourks out, ass you might half no-tissued.
und das ist ja das schöne: dass ich hier nicht nur machen kann was ich will, sondern dass ich das auch mache. ken wilson, dede brewer and michael klein seem seen to have hads been being releasing a quitesomelot of listons on english grammar and langueege there is not all too much information may the been found of it, but very few.
though the copy of this tape is a bit wobbly and dull, it is still quite some fun to listen to these educational english folk tunes played and sung by native bourne speakers, singers and players joyned by some attentively learning and assimilatering krauts; and while i did so, the fairport convention came to my mind, accompanied by the subversive simplicity of the diy-postpunk movement, the easy-going folk of witthüser and westrupp, and even kevin ayers said hell-oh! but you might as well hate it, and i would not mind ore care.

so there:

(mp3 / all scans included / direct downlord)

or listen to my friend jack or planes are faster than trains directly in your browser; just click left.


the yardbirds live in paris, san remo, bremen, stockholm, los angeles and london from 1965 to 1968

this cd seems to be a copy of a fairly worn vinyl version of the yardbirds bootleg "over the world" that was released in italy in 1990, but still it's great. when i bought this cd in 1992 none of these tracks were commercially available, and though in the meantime some of them are, the very special look-and-feel of this atmospheric compilation is still a lot of fun. 
the yardbirds of course were keith relf (vocals and harmonica), chris dreja (bass and guitar), jim mccarty (drums), and either eric clapton (not on this-here compilation), jeff beck and/or jimmy page on guitar. though you will know most of these tracks by heart, some of these versions may have escaped your notice. 
the most interesting track of course is their 1968 version of the velvet underground's "i'm waiting for my man". the yardbirds had shared the bill with the velvet underground on some dates in may 1968, and when they executed this version of "i'm waiting for my man" on tuesday the 31st of may at the shrine auditorium in los angeles when the velvet underground had just ended a three-day-residency (27th to 30th of may) at the same venue; so most likely and you can guess the rest. and by the way: find out and explore the way the first seconds of "shapes of things" have their origin in the riff and bridge of  "i'm a man"; that's really interesting.
so there you gogo:

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)

listen to "i'm waiting for my man" and "over, under, sideways, down" directly in your browser; just click left.


the ghost of brian jones: what the german postpunkprotopsych youth did to the rolling stones in 1989

and most of you did not even know that compact discs really existered in 1989, but they did. this one compiles sixteen mostlerey german bands paying their tribute to the rolling stones. some of these bands are deeply rooted in the backwoods of kassel, and some of them sum of sam point out to bands like einstürzende neubauten or the 39 clocks. all in all it's a lot of fundome.
but, dear lamblourdes and lulladies, you can figure it all out on discogs if you want to; here is just the facts and the source and the trouth of it all; and this is what you'll get:

01 lolitas - i'm alright
02 lüde & die astros - no expectations
03 space cowboys - satisfaction
04 die haut - 2120 south michigan avenue (listen directly in your browser)
05 lords of the new church - route 66 (live)
06 motor weirdos - i'm free
07 invisible army - yesterday's papers
08 toxin - jumpin' jack flash (listen directly in your browser)
09 haunted henschel - paint it black (listen directly in your browser)
10 r. u. nuts - jigsaw puzzle
11 strangemen - no expectations
12 alexander hacke & claudius kielholz - sing this all together
13 the bates - as tears go by
14 blumen ohne duft - we love you
15 ghoul - last time
16 hot 'n' cold - complicated

and end just a short note remains to let you know that i have been in a band with zoran bihac of blumen ohne duft in 1984 called the pinkees; listen to our version of of psycho and try to find out more...

(mp3 / all scans included / direct downloard)


alan vega live in hamburg 1982: free form rockabilly free from rockabilly

and he was so much younger than you when you tried to dare to disscry the punk revolution in 1976 and he still had not tried to reach your age and to dearrange your generation when he "died" 78 years old and you nerver jigseesaw the bleak and the blank and the noginerratioum orff hiss neveermind. alan vega was-is numb one of the two off the threefiveight that definerrorgated the multitaskfourthmind from the tootonemind and the limitatering pin and the id-entity-frying pong from the multitude of multitudinesses. gored grieve, he can't be asshumed by asshouldes end he reassured ass whole toregit-rit off the fourforpunktimes.
i could not find any assured evidence of who wass live on stage wass him when he wass live in europe in 1982 amnd 1983; so we jasst refer to the band ass alan vega. discogs hass some obscure informtion about the live concerts he executed in these times, but the hamburg concert from the 28th of may 1982 seems to be forgotten. so i thought you might like to listen ass least to a second generation tape copy of the event:

01 - magdalena
02 - goodbye, baby
04 - je t'adore 
05 - ??? (bongobaby?)
06 - ??? (outlaw?)
07 - be bop a lulu (cropped on the tape)
08 - sexy
09 - ghost rider

these alan vega tracks of course are followed by four suicide tracks that have been published on this-here blog a long time ago and lateron app-eared asss part of the suicide live box set; but i could not bear the heart to show the tape without letting you hear it.

(mp3 / click left to listen, click right to download / don't forget to save the pictures)


the peter brötzmann quartet live in schorndorf on the 8th of september 2008; recorded by the stuttgart postfluxus artist albrecht/d. on a defective taperecorder

to brötz = to play any instrument the way peter brötzmann would do. there may be better versions of this concert available somewhere on the net, but this is what the german post-fluxus artist albrecht/d. (you can hear him him coughing all through the recording, if you know how he coughed) saved on a defective tape with a defective tape recorder standing rather close in front of the band nextnear to the bass amplifier and this is what we found in his inheritance and we thought you might like to hate it. so there.
these wretched sounds were recorded live in schorndorf in germany at the manufaktur better known as the hammerschlag on the eighth of september 2008; you will get to hear a 50-minutes-improvisation featuring peter brötzmann on saxophones, toshinori kondo on trumpet, paal nielsson-love on drums and massimo pupillo on bass. the sound is rather loud and weird, and so it's a lot of fun.

(mp3, click left to listen, click right to save)


contact high with metabolismus: the stuttgart lourdes of psychodelerick musings play the songs of the godz

good evening, we are the godz, and i hope it stops raining. no, seriouslay, you all know the godz, the real godz, the esp-godz, and i hope it stops raining. no, listen, there is that german band that loves the godz as much as yoodoo, right? those psychoredererelick guys from stuttgart doo right with the godz, and no boredy even cared, and that is what i love, and you know it. 
in 1994 the stuttgart drugdragdriggety queens metabolismus drove their love for the godz all too far and realized and released a cassettetape weith all their coverversions of the godz that they had recorded until then from 1985 on allthrough to 1994: contact high with metabolismuz was heavienly ignored by the public, as was most of their ouevreyourbox, but you kant ignore it annie furtheringale, bear leave me.
so listen to what you can see and see what you can you get: this is all too beautiful: bee deedee-arranged and endenerrraged with metabolismus and the godz, sylliablevoodooplay!

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


cover and hide: well hidden in the eighties: two anonymanious german bands unearthed for your pleasure: the dissidents play the residents: and tommi stumpff likes to stay incognito

something like nothing is known about the german dissidents: they released a very short tape in 1983 with their atrocious version of theresidentsplaythebeatles and donated some tracks to rather obscure collections of even more obscure german tape doers (kassettentäter; ha!) lateron in the eighties, and then they vanished like oxygen. tommi stumpff in contradistinction was rather popular as the singer of kfc in the late seventies, and lateron he became famous as the spearhead of german notsogothic avantgarde noise with albums like TERROR II and ULTRA.
so first of all we are going to listen to the dissidents, and that is the best thing you can do before you decide to pay some 30 euro for the original tape. 
the first track is an aleatoric decollage of some found sounds, and the second track is a slow motion version of yesterday that even the residents themselves would have hated. it is awfull all in all and wonderfull at all.
(mp3 / don't forget to save the pictures)


and now second of all we are going to be listening to the digital classics: in the worldweightwebs nothing at all can be found about pierre thomas or sebastian kent: but considering the fact that tommi stumpff's real name was thomas peters, and that the düsseldorf no time music was his publishing company in the late eighties, you can guess the rest. for once in my life (that must have been in the early nineties, as far as i remember) i knew who sebastian kent was, but i must admit that i forgot throughout the process of growing old. 
but at least as the last man standing and the first man on planet earth i may invite you to listen to the digital classics playing their versions of beethoven's fifth symphony and his albumblatt für elise. both versions are awful, of course, and that's exactly why i like them. so there.
(mp3 / don't forget to save the pictures)


albrecht/d. playing his endless music long string installation accompanying a coum performance at the kiel regatta in 1975

all that glitters is not kunst: in 1974 and 1975 the london artist unit coum (genesis p-orridge, cosey funny tutti, sleazy,  john gunni busck [?] as technical director, and lelli maull as musical director, plus friends and relatives) invaded the continent: they executed performances in belgium, france, the netherlands, and germany, where they met the stuttgart postfluxus-artist albrecht/d. and became friends with him. the reflection press gallery in stuttgart exposed some of their works, they played together on many rather obscure occations, and lateron in 1975 and 1976 they lived together in a london flat and recorded and released the first three or four session tapes using the name throbbing gristle.
in june 1975 coum and albrecht/d. were commissioned to be part of the "spiellinie an der kiellinie" during the kiel regatta, an open space for artists, children, kraut rockers and hope heads: irritating, provoking and illurkiminating. at least genesis p-orridge took the chance to perform and act like an artist happening ass-a member of the new world (nobody knows if the other members of coum really happened and happenined in kiel), and albrecht/d. played his long string endless music goes zen bambus installation to accompany his actressitudes. 
in the heritage of albrecht/d. we found a tape (c120, two hours!) with some recordings of the event, eventually recorded on some occasions between the 21st an the 28th june of 1975. the long string experionces are scattered all throughout this tape featuring some steel bands and gypsy jazz elsewise. i performed some magic surgery to save at least some 22 fragments of the performances albrecht/d. executed, and nobody knows if crystal p-orridge was there performing the same time. butt anywhay: the music is absoulutelay annoying, and you will hate it, so that's okay.
so you'll get one hour of of unmediative long one string noise split up into 22 fragments; and may be coum were there when this happened, and may be they were not. 
as a bonus i include some twenty minute of the performance 'endless music goes zen' that albrecht/d. performed in berlin at the akademie der künste in the early spring of 1980. more of thisthat performance will follow; watch this-here blog for more information.

(mp3 / scans included / direct download)


sun ra live in stuttgart at jugendhaus mitte on the 19th of june 1984

gooooood. when i found this tape in the heritage of the stuttgart postfluxus artist albrecht/d. i instantly knew that you would want and need to hear it. in 1984 the stuttgart jugendhaus mitte (central youth centre) was closed to be re-built and re-constructed; as a substituting replacement a biglarge circus tent was set up on an empty ground/space/place rather close to the original venue, and this was the place the sun ra arkestra occupied on the 19th of june 1984 and every body who counted themselves as being a part of the stuttgart avantguarde was there: i saw most of the members of zimt, heute, frauenklinik, x-cezz, die mütter and no sports; i saw wendelion niedlich and buch-julius; and i saw albrecht/d. of course, who recorded the complete concert on one of his many portable tape recorders. and this is what you are going to hear right now: 90 minutes of sun ra live in stuttgart.
the wholy would wise web does not know all too much about this concert, but iat least i found a rather questionable tracklist somewhere in there. the order of the tracks seems to be correct, but they omitted some twenty minutes of free improvisation split over throughout inbetween the tracks. but nevermind; as a provisionaric framework the setlist is absolutely bearable and liveable. i split the 90-minutes-tape into two tracks with some 45 minutes each to leave the decision for the appropriate sound storage medium up to you.

set 1:
1. children of the sun
2. nuclear war
3. mack the knife
4. east of the sun
5. yeah man!
6. prelude to a kiss

set 2:
1. love in outer space
2. blue lou
3. if you come from nowhere here
4. space is the place
5. we travel the spaceways
6. second stop is jupiter
7. christopher columbus

(90 minutes, two long tracks, scans included, direct download)