Gen Ken Montgomery - Drilling Holes In The Wall




Compilation of studio and live material that shares it's name with the tape released in 1990 on Ken's own Generations Unlimited. The first track is from that impossibly rare tape, the second is from the Beyond My Ken LP that I've already posted and the other three tracks had never previously been released.

CD released on Monochrome Vision in 2007.

Drilling Holes In The Wall

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va - Revue & Corrigée 80


The French music magazine Revue & Corrigée would sometimes come with a CD stuck inside, and this is one of those. Classic musique concrete by Daniel Deshays, Denis Dufour et Charles Pennequin, which appeared in issue #80 (June 2009) of the magazine.

va - Revue & Corrigée 80

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Gen Ken - Greatest Hits




Whilst the title is clearly intended to be ironic, this collection of superior post-punk synthwerk (created between 1981 and 1986) should have been broadcast instead of the god awful shit that constipated the airwaves of the time.

LP released on De Fabriek's De Fabriek label in 1986.

Greatest Hits

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Le Syndicat - Maximalist

By 1998, Le Syndicat had fully embraced techno-industrial beats, making "Maximalist" the friendliest record of their career by that point.  It was released as a CD by Daft Records, the Belgian label run by Dirk Ivens of The Klinik and Absolute Body Control.

Le Syndicat - Maximalist

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Gen Ken - Beyond My Ken




The storm clouds are gathering, prepare for the alien rain ...

LP released on Discos Esplendor Geometrico in 1989.

Beyond My Ken

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Le Syndicat - Sardanapale

Like "Macisto Fuzztanz" from two years earlier, "Sardanapale" features the rhythmic side of erstwhile noise duo Le Syndicat. Released as a CD on Staaltape in 1991.

Le Syndicat - Sardanapale

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Gen Ken Montgomery - Onomatopia Meccanica




Onomatopia Meccanica is the best way to describe these tape manipulation, found sound and electronics explorations ...

C46 released on Old Europa Cafe in 1990.

Onomatopia Meccanica

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Roger Doyle & Manuel Rocha Iturbide - Distant Relations

Two long pieces by Mexican composer Manuel Rocha Iturbide and Irish composer Roger Doyle, who you might know from his old band Operating Theater. The CD came inside the book "Distant Relations: Irish, Mexican and Chicano Art and Critical Writing".

Roger Doyle & Manuel Rocha Iturbide - Distant Relations

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Gen Ken Montgomery & Conrad Schnitzler - GENCON Duets




Ken Montgomery on electronics and tape manipulation with Conrad Schnitzler on piano creating almost incidental domesticity.

CD released on GD Stereo in 2010.

GENCON Duets

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Chop Shop - Scraps




Magnificent swirling and hypnotic looped electronics from the man who I wish was still recording so that I could wake up every day hoping for more.

Self-released C46 from 1989.

Scraps

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Chop Shop - Steel Plate




It's never a competition, but I can't remember an American artist getting this close to classic Japanese noise (and I mean that as the highest compliment btw).

Double 10" housed in plate steel and released on RRRecords in 1991.

Steel Plate

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Chop Shop - Tension Charge Discharge




Probably atypical example of Scott Konzelmann's work as Chop Shop in that it drifts in, builds up and drifts out. Break out your headphones for this one. Gorgeous.

Released on V2_Archief in 1994.

Tension Charge Discharge

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Chop Shop - Red & Buried: Chop Shop Plays Emil Beaulieau




Scott Konzelmann reworking Ron Lessard? Yep. Done.

CDr released on RRRon's Pure label in 1995.

Red & Buried

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Le Syndicat - Macisto Fuzztanz

In 1989, after nearly a decade of producing many cassettes of ruthlessly inhuman screeching machine noise, French duo Le Syndicat released a tape (later reissued on CD) that might have surprised their fans at the time. "Macisto Fuzztanz" leans heavily on actual heavy rhythms, though the spirit of the band's industrial rage remains intact behind the persistent pounding percussion.

Le Syndicat - Macisto Fuzztanz

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Lieutenant Caramel - La Boite De Pandore / Carnet De Chasse




When you consider that this was released 31 years ago ... and then consider what everybody else was farting around with then ... it's easy to appreciate that this is so far ahead of its time (and beyond time) that nobody will ever stand a chance of catching up.

This is how to blow a blown mind.

Singularly stunning.

LP released on Actéon in 1986.

La Boite De Pandore / Carnet De Chasse

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Lieutenant Caramel - Les Bonnes Archives du Dimanche




Savant-garde disorientation from the mighty mind of the good Lieutenant!

C60 released on Old Europa Cafe in 1986.

Les Bonnes Archives du Dimanche

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Lieutenant Caramel - Lieutenant Caramel




The best way to describe this is: it's Lieutenant Caramel!

However, if Philippe Blanchard ever created his own pinball machine, it would definitely sound like "Presse-Bouilles".

CD released on Metamkine in 1990.

Lieutenant Caramel

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Lieutenant Caramel - La Nana




Welcome back to the splintered dream fever world of Philippe Blanchard!

C28 released on Ache in 1990.

La Nana

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Christoph Heemann - Magnetic Tape Splicing




Warped and definitely twisted plunderphonic loops and broken inserts that will make you smile and scratch your nodding head at the same time ... if your coordination allows of course.

45rpm 12" released on Robot Records in 1997.

Magnetic Tape Splicing

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Christoph Heemann - Invisible Barrier




Every release is a different window into the Christoph universe, and this bears no resemblance to any of the other posts.

CD released on Extreme in 1993.

Invisible Barrier

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