Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Culture Shock - Transmission 3 [1996, My Scan]

Interviews with Haujobb, Forma Tadre, Biopsy, Suicide Commando, Terminal Choice, Das Ich, Covenant, Abscess, KIFOTH, Image Transmission, Chaingun Operate, Individual Totem, Wumpscut vs. Noisex, VNV Nation, Velvet Acid Christ, Swamp Terrorists, Evil Sermon, and Aïboforcen, along with scene reports from Belgium (written by Johan Von Roy), South Germany (by Stefan Alt + SED), and Brazil (by Eneas Neto?). Label profiles of Mental Ulcer Forges and Off-Beat. Plus 17 pages of reviews. Cover art by Ant-Zen label head Stefan Alt.

I was 14 when i picked this up from a local record shop. It opened up a whole new world of music to me. At that age i knew there was a musical underground, but i assumed it all just revolved around local pub bands and artists got discovered and signed to labels by scouts who spent their lives traveling from town to town looking for the next big thing. I really had no clue about independent music and assumed if something wasn't on the radio it probably wasn't worth hearing.

I read and reread this issue of Culture Shock so many times throughout my teens that the cover split in half at the spine and the pages are all wavy from my sweaty hands, dogeared all to hell. Enjoy.

RS [68p pdf]

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Culture Shock - Transmission 1.97 (issue 4) +cd [1997, My Scan, Rip]

Interviews with Velvet Acid Christ, Attrition, Leæther Strip, Mentallo & The Fixer, DB.F, Scar Tissue, Neuroactive, Implant, Collapsed System, Sabotage Q.C.Q.C., Index, STR (Swamp Terrorists), T.H.D., Static Iconm Hocico, Morgue, E-Craft, New Mind, P·A·L, Imminent Starvation, and Funker Vogt, along with a Belgian scene report written by Johan Van Roy from Suicide Commando, Ant-Zen label profile, plus 20 pages of reviews. Cover art by Ant-Zen label head Stefan Alt.

1 Imminent Starvation - Parasite 6:37
2 Velvet Acid Christ - The Calling 5:23
3 db.F - Retrace (instruMENTAL Version) 4:58
4 Noisex - 4-025905-907991 1:19
5 Hocico - Beings Of Relief 4:41
6 Index - Psychotic Simulation (Metal Snow Silhouette Remix) 3:58
7 Implant - Slowly Mutating 4:54
8 P·A·L - Metrum 4:41
9 STR - Edge 3:59
10 New Mind - Stone Hate Steel 4:56
11 Sabotage Q.C.Q.C.? - Heidenangst (1st Step) 4:43
12 Neuroactive - Space Divider (US Remix) 3:42
13 THD (2) - A Halogen Glow 6:10
14 Morgue - Nature's Freak (Fallen Angel Remix) 4:52
15 Benestrophe - Sister Mary's Sleep 4:13
16 Noisex - More Over Than Out 4:14
Many of the tracks on the comp were previously unreleased at the time of publication. The band DB.F is a collaboration between between members of Suicide Commando, Page 12, and Pierrepoint.

RS [68p pdf]

CD [V0 vbr]

Monday, October 19, 2009

Culture Shock - Transmission 5 + cd [1998, My Scan,Rip]

Probably thee best electro-industrial-ebm magazine to exist in the mid-to-late nineties. Interviews with Aghast View, s.alt, Synapscape, Kalte Farben, S.P.O.C.K., Digital Factor, Inertia, Float, It (Ivan Iusco), Re/Act, Decree, Seven Trees, Holocaust Theory, Gridlock, Axonal Warfare, Brain Leisure, Newt, FLA, and KMFDM. Plus 15 pages of reviews.

Binary Application Extension 05
1 Newt Testone 5:30
2 Front Line Assembly Columbian Necktie (Tongue Fed Edit) 4:50
3 Biopsy CX State 5:05
4 C-Tec Foetal 5:46
5 RE/Act Virtual Symmetry 4:08
6 Aghast View Neurotic 5:18
7 Pain Konsept Charge Intercept (Intercepted By VAC Mix) 4:24
8 Inertia (4) Believer 4:38
9 Gridlock Nine 4:06
10 Suicide Commando
Putrefaction Process 5:15
11 Salt Feed Me 3:35
12 Synapscape My Distance 3:19
13 It Hydrogen (NCoded By Red Sector A) 5:29
14 Float (2) (Feel It) Float 3:44
15 S.P.O.C.K Force Of Life 4:47
16 Velvet Acid Christ Amphetamine OD (Fuck Off Sage For Not Putting Futile On This Disc Mix) 3:02

RS [68p pdf]
CD [V0 vbr]

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gear V.4 #44 [1996, My Scan]

RS [36p pdf]

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ennui Vol.2 #2 [1997, My Scan]

Interviews with Darrin Verhagen of Shinjuku Thief, Jim Thirlwell of Foetus, and an article on Drone Records (label). Plus a huge 26 page reviews section.

RS [52p pdf]

Friday, October 9, 2009

Terra Industria #3 [1996, My Scan]

Published out of Fairfax, Virginia. Interviews with Numb, Download, FLA, PNE, etc. + 5 pages of reviews. Another one i picked up second hand. The previous owner circled a bunch of stuff in the reviews section.

RS [28p pdf]

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Judas Kiss Issue #5 [1999, My Scan]

Rose McDowall/Sorrow
Der Blutharsch
Dream into Dust
PX body piercing studio

Live reviews: Death In June/Sorrow/NON/Der Blutharsch, Angels of light, Thee Majesty

Plus a 21 page music review section

Notes: this issue was meant to feature an interview with Salvation Films MD Nigel Wingrove however although the interview was conducted due to very poor reproduction values on the recording device it was never used. It was listed in the magazines contents as being on page 666. This issue featured the first of two adult manga inspired covers."

RS [66p pdf]

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Infectious Substance #2 [1995, My Scan]

Interviews with Numb, Evils Toy, Spahn Ranch, Pygmy Children, and Under The Noise. Picked this one up second hand mostly for the interview with Numb, Who's also been interviewed in at least 3 other zines i've already posted. The Evils Toy interview is pretty funny, since the band was a total skinny puppy ripoff and the interviewer keeps drawing parallels between their work. Evils Toy later became an awful german boy band called T.O.Y.
The reviews section is heavy with typical mid 90's "american coldwave" guitar industrial, but there's some decent euro electro-industrial in there as well.

RS [40p pdf]

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sigill #10 [1996,My Scan]

Interviews/editorials with Coil, Endvra, S.Alt, Zero Kama, In My Rosary, Batchas, and Yukio Mishima. All in German language.

RS [48p pdf]

Monday, October 5, 2009

Interface ver. 3.2 [1996, My Scan]

Interviews with Alien Faktor (?), Attrition, Crash Worship, FLA, Jean Luc De Meyer, Ministry (Paul Barker), Orbital, Steve Roach, Ruby, Sheep On Drugs, And Hate Dept.
17 pages of reviews.
RS [52p pdf]

Friday, October 2, 2009

Eskhatos #2 [1995, My Scan]

Taken from the publisher's post to CMI mailinglist Tue, 23 Jan 1996
"Issue Number 2 entitled, "Holocaustum In Celesta" is at long last available. This issue features long, thoughtful interviews with LUSTMORD, MICK HARRIS (Scorn, Lull, Painkiller), MOURNING CLOAK, GLOD, and social systems mechanics theorist JERROLD RICHARDS as well as part II of a two part series on Non-Lethal Weapons, an article on the approach of the Comet Hale-Bopp, The Nature of Cycles, and world wide news and conspiracies. To fill the final 16 pages are over 150 reviews of Experimental, Deathambient, Deepnoise, Occultfolk, Tribal, Ritual, Hardambient, Industrial, Gothic, Noise and Power Electronics."

RS [56p pdf]

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Vertigo #11 + CD [1996, My Scan]

Taken from Culture Shock
- Transmission 3
"In 1990, under the guidance of a man named Jan Liebricht, a small group of Germans started a gothic fanzine called VERTIGO. It was small, photocopied, and handmade without the use of a computer, with a circulation of 100 copies, and it came out twice a year. Little did they know, at the time, that it would evolve into a full-size, professional, glossy publication with a circulation 17,000 copies, and one of the most important underground music magazines in all of Europe!

Not long after the first issu
e, the most of the editorial staff had dissipated. They were not pulling their own weight, and Jan was doing all of the work. Then in 1992, he met a man named Andreas Schmidt at a concert with PROJECT PITCHFORK and TRIAL. They instantly got along, and Andreas' first appearence in Vertigo followed soon after with a TRIAL interview in Issue 5. At that point, they were still coming twice a year, and had the circulation at 500 copies, but had begun the transition in coverage from gothic to electro, and getting to be quite well known and respected. Then in 1993, Jan and Andreas hooked up with one Marc Keithan, who had been running CRIPPLED ABORTION TAPES, releasing material from LPF 12 and his own EVIL SERMON. The three of them were together doing everything for VERTIGO, with Jan as the head.

So, while Jan was managing VERTIGO, and Marc was managing CRIPPLED ABORTION, they started up another organization for even more diverse activities, this time with Andreas as manager. This was called STILLBIRTH MUSICAL ART AND CONCERTS. Under this name, they do mailorder for young, talented, and mostly unsigned electro acts but also some well known ones. Over the years, this has included IN STRICT CONFIDENCE, IONIC VISION, IMMINENT STARVATION, K.I.FOTH., PRO PATRIA, IC 434, KRIEGBEREIT, and many others. But that's not alii They

They were all working together, which each managing his own aspect, and then in 1994, all of their hard work start
ed to pay off. These activities caught the eye of Germany's CELTIC CIRCLE PRODUCTIONS, who went on to express a lot of interest in establishing CRIPPLED ABORTION as a sublabel of CCP. During talks about this, they were starting to realize that VERTIGO was costing too much money. That was almost the end of it, until in early 1995, when they were deciding if there was any way to keep it going and make it more professional, CELTIC CIRCLE suggested that they help out by having their graphics division, MADESIGN (run by Stefan Meisner), do layout and graphics for it. So 1995 saw the firs t issues of VERTIGO with color covers, much improved layout, and circulation of 1000 copies, but it was still only coming out twice a year. That was also around the time that CRIPPLED ABORTION released it's first CD, now as CELTIC CIRCLE PRODUCTIONS first official sub-label. Things were looking up; way up!

These things were all so successful that in 1996, Vertigo and CCP made the decision to completely recharge the zine. With the first issue in 1996, Number II, VERTIGO became fully glossy with a circulation of 10,000 copies distributed by the enormous INLAND PRESSE VERTRIEB GMBH! In addition, they began releasing full-length CD compilations with tracks from many of each issues featured artists, and lots of unreleased material. Since then, they've featured tons of tracks from bands like LE
ÆTHER STRIP , POUPPEE FABRIKK, PUTREFY FACTOR 7, IN STRICT CONFIDENCE, YELWORC, LESCURE 13, MORGUE, EVIL SERMON, AGHAST VIEW, SLEEPWALK, PRO PATRIA, PAGE 12, and many, many more. Now, one year later, they are about to unleash another organization. It's called DEADHEAD TAPE PRODUCTIONS, and the first release is a collaboration with Johan Van Roy's new CODE label. This cassette is LESCURE 13's long awaited sixth cassette, RESSURRECT. And aside from that, CRiPPlED ABORTION RECORDS will be making it's triumphant return in early 97 with the releases of CDs and MCDs by Switzerland's SYSTEM DER DINGE and Belgium's PRO PATRIA. And according to Jan the biggest news of all is the introduction of Vertigo's own web site "vertigo-online", moderated by Vertigo counterpart Peter Bytomski ' Finally now, the entire world can keep up with the many diverse activities of these workaholicsl Stay tuned and get in touch!
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1 Last Delay Youth 4:51
2 Network Access Innocence 6:41
3 Morgue Light Of Suicide 4:21
4 Putrefy Factor 7 Headkick 4:57
5 Evil Sermon You Will Always Die 4:10
6 Deathline International Open Your Eyes (Numb-Remix) 4:00
7 yelworC Spy Vs. Spy (Remix) 5:43
8 LPF 12 Masque 6:10
9 System der Dinge Surface 4:30
10 !AiBoFoRcEn < -* The Burning Wheel (Sabotage-Mix) 4:06
11 Cyber Tec Project* Let Your Body Die (K. Nitrate-Mix) 4:06
12 Absent Minded (2) The Deception 3:54
13 Pierrepoint Castigate 4:34
14 Lescure 13 Kiss Me, She's Dead 4:52
15 Psyche (2) Torture 5:29

The Psyche track on this compilation is a very rare one, from the short time where Dwayne Goettel (Skinny Puppy) was part of Psyche together with Darrin Huss. After some demo 4-track recordings Dwayne left the band. There was never an official psyche release in this constellation.

RS [52p pdf ]
CD [192 mp3]

I also updated Vertigo #15 with the cd that came with it, V0 mp3 from my Flac rip.