Amnesty, Abolition, Cruelty, Torture, Violence; Paperback Book - VG Used condition
Survey of torture practices and cruelty to prisoners country by country around the world, with a global program for its abolition, appendices, medical ethics.
Experimental, Noise, Industrial, Dark, Death, Doom, Abstract, Black, Metal; Paperback Magazine (A5 format) - New
Noise Receptor Journal continues its adventures into the physical world, where this print venture constitutes the physical manifestation of the Noise Receptor blog, but also contains interview and art content to differentiate it from the already published web-based reviews. CONTENT Long-form interviews with: Moral Order, Post Scriptvm & Total Black & Nordvargr (30+ year/career spanning interview). Detailed report / photos of the Dominion of Flesh: 5 Years of Cloister Recordings festival. Reviews: 50+ detailed reviews (ambient/ industrial/ experimental / power electronics etc.). Artwork: Original cover artwork + review section artwork by Nordvargr.
Punk, Hardcore, Street Punk, Classic, V/A; (1982) Vinyl LP - Ex Used condition
Second installment in the legendary 'Abstract Records' punk series from 1982, continuing to feed the punk youth with a delicious assortment of street punk and hardcore classics....
A1 G.B.H. - Sick Boy 2:33
A2 The Expelled - Dreaming 3:28
A3 The Insane - El Salvador 3:28
A4 One Way System - Stab The Judge 2:02
A5 Court Martial - Gotta Get Out 2:52
A6 !Action Pact! - London Bouncers 1:48
A7 The Dark - The Masque 3:44
A8 Violators - Gangland 5:50
B1 Channel 3 - I've Got A Gun 2:00
B2 Abrasive Wheels - Vicious Circle 2:39
B3 The Enemy - Fallen Hero 3:19
B4 Riot/Clone - Death To Humanity 2:07
B5 The Wall - Hobby For A Day 3:53
B6 Disorder - More Than Fights 2:56
B7 Erazerhead - Shellshock 2:38
B8 Vice Squad - Resurrection 4:00
Punk, Hardcore, Classic, V/A, Abstract; (1982) - Ex Used Condition
In 1982, the young London label Abstract Records released the first volume of a series that would become emblematic of the second wave of British punk. Many teenagers in Europe would discover groups like GBH, Vice Squad, Adicts, Peter & the Test Tubes Babies or the Partisans through this compilation which has now become a huge classic... V / A - PUNK & DISORDERLY 01_Vice Squad - Last Rockers 02_Adicts - Straightjacket 03_UK Decay - For My Country 04_Disorder - Complete Disorder 05_Peter & The Test Tube Babies - Banned From The Pub 06_Disrupters - Young Offender 07 _Red Alert - In Britain 08_Blitz - Someone's Gonna Die09_Dead Kennedys - Kill The Poor10_Partisans - Police Story11_Demob - No Room For You12_Insane - Last Day13_Abrasive Wheels - Army Song14_Chaos UK - 4 Minute Warning15_Outcasts - Mania16_GBH - Race Against Time
Electronic, Experimental, Musique Concrete, Contemporary, Classical, Melbourne, Netherlands; CD - Ex Used condition
Continuity 3 (2002) for percussion and computer uses transformations both of performing technique and of the sound itself to explore relationships between continuous and discontinuous textures and structures. The use of only three metallic sound-sources does indeed create a sense of continuity and coherence, whose converse is to be found in the constantly changing electronic refractions to which the sounds are subjected. The overall effect is of an extension of the idea of resonance, so that as the metallic bodies are struck and resonate, they in turn serve to "excite" the virtual resonating body in the computer, one which is no longer tied to rigid physical objects and natural decays. Both in its adherence to a carefully selected vocabulary of sounds produced by bodies in motion and in its sense of dramatic timing, Continuity 3 seems to continue the musique concrète tradition exemplified most memorably in the work of composers like Pierre Henry, Bernard Parmegiani, and François Bayle. The fact that it is performed in real time by a percussionist and a computer running Max/MSP is a measure of how profoundly the practice of electronic music has changed as a result of the accelerating development of digital technology. At the same time, the lessons it draws from musique concrète, a music composed with magnetic tape and razor blades, is witness to the fact that the best of that music was in no way restricted by what we can now view as rudimentary and fearsomely time-consuming methods, but has, and will no doubt continue to have, many subtle and sophisticated things to tell us about the art of sound-composition. The percussionist Timothy Phillips plays with and against the distorted images of his own sounds as if engaged in the almost subliminal interactions of chamber music.
Extreme, Harsh, Noise, Power-violence, Power-electronics, Experimental, Industrial, Nasty; Vinyl LP - Ex Used condition
On this split the Finnish Sadio (a collaborative project between Grunt and Skin-Graft) have teamed up with the Italian Caligula031 (side project of Wertham main man Marco Deplano), and is ultimately a release which sits at the depraved and nastiest end of power electronics. Sadio take on Side A with 3 tracks of ‘basement torture’ electronics which are even less structured than those on the debut album Sophisticated Methods In Torture. Here the sound, whilst having a solid lower end, is more prominent at the mid to high spectrum with overblown and hollowed out tones, barely controlled feedback squalls and occasional barked vocals rising to the surface. Caligula031 then encompasses a voyeur’s ‘sleaze perspective’ on Side B with much of the same. Clearly a release for those knowing exactly what they are in for, and not for the squeamish or ‘scene tourist’ types, thus with its limitation of 250 copies this would be sufficient for this nasty and no-frills release to find its intended audience. Housed in a plain white sleeve with a sticker in the upper left-hand front corner and individually marked with random blood splatter on both sides. Includes a double-sided insert. Edition of 250 copies.
Techno, Industrial, Experimental, Electronic, Noise; 12" Vinyl EP - Ex Used Condition
Over 23 minutes of garbles, sludgy synths and leviathan rhythms. Surfing the slippery slope between industrial and electro, but never quite falling in, just a dip of your pinky toe to to test the temperature.All songs are mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Housed in a sewage green/blue jacket featuring a crepe-masked duo reminiscent of pulpy VHS covers. Designed by Eloise Leigh and Florent Mazzocchetti. Each copy includes a 2-sided postcard with a photo taken during the recording session.
Industrial, Techno, Power Electronics, Noise, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Electronic, Prurient, Vatican Shadow; Gatefold Vinyl LP - Ex Used condition
A wicked disgrace from Prurient/Vatican Shadow in his lesser-spotted Jezebel costume. EROTIC ARTWORK- FOR ADULTS ONLY! Dominick Fernow's libidinous imagination knows no bounds, as evidenced in his long-awaited 'Exploring Jezebel' shocker for Blackest Ever Black. 'On a Business Trip To London' could be considered the release valve for a hard-touring artist or itinerant noise don, a place to retreat when business is done and playtime begins. Inverting P.E. masculinity with a stilettoed heel, it follows a line of curiosity from a series of releases for Hospital Productions, including 2010's 12 hour, 8-tape 'Penis Torture Chamber', to present the project's most accessible, but by no means compromising, edition. Tracks are ringtone short and built from samples of men crying spliced with '90s-sounding "cheap suntanned trollop techno" and "limp-wristed ornamental industrial", at times reminding of those early Whitehouse cut-ups, at others like a candid Cosmic Dennis Greenidge uploaded by Vivid Extreme. Coupled with the artwork it's nothing less an unforgettable experience, no matter how hard you beg yourself...
Harsh, Noise, Power-electronics, Experimental, Industrial, Electronic, Drone; Vinyl (4 Track) LP - Ex Used condition
Avian re-issue of the sought-after, self-titled Ascetic House cassette from Vereker’s power-electronics / industrial alias 'Grace' for a much-needed vinyl release. Across the four brutal cuts we're faced with the grating, uncompromised aesthetic often found in Vereker’s material on L.I.E.S and Berceuse Heroique, although here it’s at its most undiluted. Moving between moments of imploding noise and cataclysmic destruction, to more abstracted, reductionist electronics and dilapidated rhythm, this piece will appeal to fans of William Bennett’s most transgressive outings and Jamal Moss’ deranged experiments alike.
Experimental, Abstract, Electronic, Industrial, Noise, Pan Sonic, Mika Vainio; Limited Edition (300 copies) Double White Vinyl LP (2014) - Ex Used condition
Where Pan Sonic succeed in their work, both here and elsewhere, is in the subtle bridging of discipline and the impromptu. They're somewhere between chaos and order, setting out rigid backbones to tracks, some of which harken back to mechanized sounds that mirror the earliest drum machines or synthesized drums. From there it resembles a battle between ship and wave, with both sides winning out at various junctures. Their use of repetition was chiseled down to a fine art by this point, and listening to them use it on a track such as the sprawling "11'03" is a fascinating experience—this isn't repetition to get lost in, to transport you away. It's there to drag you in, to keep you alert. It's the direct opposite of krautrock dreams or techno fantasias, even though roots of those genres can be found across Pan Sonic's output. Instead this is a nightmarish vision of the everyday, a stark and arresting vision of existence that spews out humanity's ugliness across a mixing board and a mesh of wires. Limited Edition 300 copies
Electronic, Noise, Harsh, Experimental, Industrial, Hospital Productions; Limited Edition Vinyl LP - Ex Used condition
The 2008 (Hospital Productions) debut full length LP from Brooklyn's Yellow Tears. Yellow Tears features members of Halflings and provides a diverse industrial noise collage. Painful and reflective abuse covers the hands, the face. With a wide hole, guitars, junk, and electricity are swallowed and slurped up with gargling enthusiasm. Compositions raise questions and provide little of answers - short tracks slide through, under and between. Inventive and bizarre while following the tradition of perverse industrial fetishism.