Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Fun fact concerning Nuclear Blast Records

Their in-house counsel wrote Mediafire to remove my No Escape links because of "being related to the new Agnostic Front record" (???????????). For what reason ever that might be the cause: of course, I do not want to be associated with the new Agnostic Front record or any other rubbish.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

THEOLOGIAN + STEVE MOORE - Into The Uttermost Fields Of Ether (CD-R) Annihilvs 2010

Here is a well known and still working nicely approach and somehow a release that slipped the attention of many people: Theologian - now on Crucial Blast - is reworking with digital means Steve Moore's analog synthie sounds. The complete source material is by Steve Moore and Theologian turns is through the digital meat grinder. There are no Tangerine Dream like or Jean-Michel Jarre1 soundscapes here but it's a beautiful 48 minutes long dark ambient and drone trip. The release is like most of Annihilvs' stuff burned on demand. In my opinion a great idea in the neverending flood of music releases nowadays.

I will remove the download link within a few days.

THEOLOGIAN + STEVE MOORE - Into The Uttermost Fields Of Ether (CD-R) Annihilvs 2010

1. From Beyond An Obfuscated Constellation
2. Fields Of Ether
3. Cities Of Negative Space
4. Song For The Spheres
[MP3, 320kb, password: antithesis, mirror 1, mirror 2]

Steve Moore

1 Nothing Steve Moore does wether with Zombi nor solo is new, but it's incredibly well done

Sunday, January 02, 2011

FUGAZI live recordings mp3 archive (Double CD-R) Bootleg 200?

About nine years ago Alex gave me those MP3 CD-Rs. It was a dawn of a new era (remember Audiogalaxy?) and personally a hard one: I was and still I am a diehard tape trader. While most of my friends and trading partners went digital I still was into the old way. Not because of a new medium but mainly because of the huge amount of music coming into my house and the loss of one thing: communication and the time to deal with music itself. While I was still able to make it through a shoe box full of tape dubs by my friend Steff until today I was not able to go through all the MP3 CDs he burned me. A decade later I also think that many efforts made in the early years of going digital were for no purpose: although many MP3s have a better sound quality than tapes the early stuff is poorly ripped. Some days ago I made it through old MP3 CDs with audio books of some of my favourite philosophers and authors and I couldn't stand it: the files are cracking, there's clunk and constant background noise. They went to the garbage can and I pulled out old tape dubs of Luhmann and Bloch for enjoyment. What I miss most is the communication: a lettre and a parcel is not only haptic but also takes more time and effort and will also be appraised more. Blogging and an e-mail with ten download links do not really touch me - you can burn me DVD-Rs with free jazz and cosmic muzak but I will still attach more importance to a crust punk demo tape with xerox copied cover some 16 year old kid from overseas sends me. Yeah, let the old fart prattle.

Howsoever here are two CD-Rs with one of our favourite bands - some of the stuff is not available through the Fugazi Live Series which justifies the posting in my opinion. It took me three computers and four drives to get the files onto my hard drive without CRC errors. I am not sure if this was just a compatibility problem of operating systems that are ten years older or if the CD-Rs are dissolving like many of them do. The sound quality varies a lot and the bitrates are low but I think you will have some pleasure with the stuff.

My Beatles tapes are still running without any problems in a 20 year old Sony tape deck, fuckers!

FUGAZI live recordings mp3 archive (Double CD-R) Bootleg 200? CD-R 1, CD-R 2

CD-R 1, CD-R 2

17 live recordings at
Fugazi Live Series