Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bruit Blanc #1 [My Scan, 199?]

First issue of this french language zine, unknown if any other issues exist. Interviews with Sol Invictus, Haus Arafna, Einleitungszeit, Bad Sector, Propergol, etc. Unknown release year as well, guessing 1999-2000 from some of the ads.

Download [50p. pdf]

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ongaku Otaku Issue #1 [1995, My Scan]

"Ongaku Otaku was a magazine devoted exclusively to coverage of Japanese independent bands and culture. The first issue was published in May of 1995. Four issues of Ongaku Otaku were published annually, at which point it ceased publication. The website ongakuweb.com has some additional information, as well as a blog which continues to cover independent Japanese music, so please visit."

Interviews with:
Der Eisenrost (led by Chu Ishikawa, composer of the Tetsuo soundtrack, as well as many other film scores for Shinya Tsukamoto).
Seed Mouth (Check out the video i posted of his work here).
Omoide Hatoba
K2
More info here http://www.charnel.com/ongaku/issue1.html

Download [88p. pdf]


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Audio Drudge #6 [1995, My Scan]


Interviews with Namanax, Smell And Quim, Daniel Menche, and Roger Karmanik on CMI. Plus 22 pages of reviews. Cover by Stephan Alt.
Download [44p. pdf]

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Audio Drudge #2-3 [1992,1993, my scan]

Download [20p each, pdf's]

#3 came with a cassette, you can grab it over here.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Music From The Empty Quarter #11 [1995, My Scan]


This was a true labor of love. Both for the people who first published and also on my part. I tracked down a second copy of this just to cut the spine off and scan it. Scanning went pretty smoothly since i didn't have to worry about keeping the material flat like with bound material, but squaring/straightening/cropping/touching up 116 pages took almost 3 nights altogether. Let's just say i'm not exactly looking forward to doing issue 12. On to the content!

On the cover is Portion Control masquerading as Solar Enemy. MFTEQ's own T.E.Q Music label are the ones who released the PC best of The Man Who Did Backward Somersaults, along with Solar Enemy's second album Proceed To Beyond (The Rape Of Europa). Contained within is a 4 page interview with one third of the unit: Ian Sharp. Also extended interviews with Illusion Of Safety, Zen Paradox, Laibach, Muslimgauze, Pitch Shifter, and Genesis P'Orridge. Shorter one page interviews with FLA, Martin Atkins, Numb, Etc. As well as record label writeups on CMI and Dark Vinyl. And that's only the first 50 pages, the next 50 pages are all reviews, 50 PAGES! If you're looking for a resource documenting the '94-95 era of industrial music this is fucking it.

This was the first issue of MFTEQ to come with a sampler attached, Magnetic Submission. A joint venture between Musica Maxima Magnetica and Sub/Mission Records. Here's the tracklisting gimped from discogs in all its hyperlinked glory. Some known names, some unknown names, some forgotten names. All a relevant snapshot of The Year in Music :1995.
Tracklisting:

1 Ordo Equitum Solis La Flamme Perdue (4:20)
2 Thelema The Glory Of The Hawk (2:31)
3 G.L.O.D. Black Song For A Dead Sun (6:00)
4 Mellonta Tauta Chucao (3:23)
5 Technogod Addiction And Subtraction (4:35)
6 Synthetic Zoo Surfinblood (4:10)
7 Kowp B-Reality (4:28)
8 Alboth! Lüdi (2:58)
9 Swamp Terrorists Dive-Right Jab (3:26)
10 Circus Of Pain Dick Smoker (5:19)
11 Meathead You Owe Me (4:09)
12 Cold (3) Disgregation (3:59)
13 Templebeat Heidi S. (3:47)
14 T.A.G.C.* Iso-Erotic Calibration (6:45)
15 Cranioclast Our Coming Out (0:45)
16 M.J. Harris & Martyn Bates The Bloody Gardener (5:50)
17 Raksha Mancham Before The White Men Came (Live) (6:34)
18 Theatrum Chemicum Preghiera Al Grande Architetto Dell'Universo (4:42)

RS [116pg pdf]

CD

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Total - Volume One [1991, My Scan]



Not so much a music zine as a collection of articles on countercultural movements and conspiracy theories. The cover lists Front Line Assembly, Finitribe, Bourbonese Qualk, Coil, Lagowski, etc. But aside from a couple fullpage art collages for some of them, these artists only appear on the accompanying cd. The one exception is an 2 page layout containing what i'm assuming is Adi Newton's TAGC manifesto, with The Anti Group appearing on the cd as well.

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The cd was released/distributed by Soleilmoon/Staalplaat along with the zine in an edition of 1000. You can grab the cd over at
Because God Told Me To Do It.
The Thing On The Doorstep

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Doppelgängers?!

Some russian liked my notablog so much he mirrored it on his Livejournal. Even went as far as to rehost the issues on some russian rapidshit site called ifolder.ru. Craziness.

I guess if i can post other peoples writings it's fair game for others to repost what i write and post without credit as well. If rapidcrap ever deletes my files you know where to get them.
http://zobero.livejournal.com/24693.html#cutid1

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Audio Drudge #7 [1996, My Scan]

Who says i never update? ...ok i never update. so here's an update.
Audio Drudge was written and published by Jason Mantis of Malignant records fame. 7 issues between 1992 and 1996. The cover you're looking at was done by Stefan Alt from the Ant-Zen label. You probably can't tell from the artist names on the cover, but this issue documents an absolute epic year in industrial music. The 41+ pages of reviews reads like a Bible of everything that was ever awesome about post-industrial in the past 15 years.

I mostly collect old zines in hopes of finding lost gems, but at this point i already own or have heard half the albums reviewed in this issue. it's still fun going back and reading the hilariously entertaining review style of Mr. Mantis and friends from when these albums were brand new. Honest reviews are mostly a thing of the past, online music reviewers are too concerned with sucking ass for ad revenue and free cd's. Not these guys;

MUSLIMGAUZE - Izlamaphobia 2 CD.
Later Muslimgauze releases seem to be good
for one, maybe two listens, but that's about it.
Sometimes they're not even good for one
listen... case in point, Izlamaphobia, which,
while more driving rhythmically, is so
incredibly stale, repetitive, digitalized to the
point of sterility, and most of all forthrightly
dull, that stretched out over two CDs it becomes
unbearable. Was hardly two (no, make that
three) years ago that I liked Muslimgauze, but
this insistence on flooding the market with the
same re--hashed material has made me lose any
ounce of respect I once had. It's a pattern that's
not likely to end, as evident in the flyer
Staalplaat included along with this that offers a
subscription to all future Muslimgauze releases
(due to the incredible amount of material
they've received). All releases will be limited
editions and gone quickly ...now that's music to
my ears! Staalplaat. JM



68pg/64mb pdf
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Friday, March 14, 2008

Impulse #6 [1994, My Scan]




Picked up another issue recently. Extensive 6 page interview with John Zewizz of Sleep Chamber, along with Vidna Obmana interview, and a look at the Fragment/ND labels. Also contains 17 pages of reviews.
40pg/14mb pdf
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And here's the cassette that came with it. The A side is a mix of the Fragment Music roster, mostly experimental rock oriented and not my cup of tea. The B side is more interesting,
Thieves Of Impressions (very early Ant-Zen band),
Hex Minora (appears on the Old Europa Cafe Macrocephalous Compost video collection, and has worked with Devis Granziera of Teatro Satanico),
A rare Muslimgauze song called Thief Severed Hand,
And an untitled piece from M.Nomized, who has been involved in cassette culture/mail-art since the early 80's.

Cassette