Lemon Kittens - Cake Beast - 12"

Side A :
1. Kites
2. Only A Rose

Side B :
1. Popsykle

"Cake Beast" was released by United Dairies in 1980.

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Lemon Kittens - We Buy A Hammer For Daddy

From Allmusic.com : "The Lemon Kittens' We Buy a Hammer for Daddy was the second release on the United Dairies label (the first being the mythical debut album by Nurse With Wound, Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella) when it was still managed by NWW founding members Steven Stapleton and John Fothergill (the latter eventually handed over the imprint to Stapleton). The UD mission statement spoke of the aim "to release LPs of very progressive/experimental music that do not fit into the neatly labelled boxes of record company A&R men." A perfect description for the Kittens' bizarre mix of chalkboard saxophones, spacy flutes, chunky guitars, and claustrophobic close-miked keyboards, topped off with vocals by Karl Blake (mildly hysterical) and Danielle Dax (curiously detached). The tracks, with one exception all under four minutes duration, are all highly original and have little precedent either in or beyond the annals of British pop/rock (enthusiastic reviews of the time compared the group to the Pop Group, Stockhausen, and Anthony Braxton). We Buy a Hammer for Daddy belongs with Alternative TV's Vibing Up the Senile Man and the first This Heat LP as one of the milestones of experimental rock music."

"We Buy A Hammer For Daddy" was released by United Dairies in 1980, then re-released by Biter Of Thorpe in 1993.

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Lemon Kittens - The Big Dentist

From Allmusic.com : "With no "proper" musical skills upon their formation in Surrey, England, the Lemon Kittens epitomized the "anything goes" spirit of late-'70s post-punk in the U.K. Karl Blake, who cut his teeth in numerous outfits prior to the Lemon Kittens, started the band with Gary Thatcher and a revolving cast of others (which at one point included future Alternative TV leader Mark Perry), but at the time of the release of their first EP in 1979, the seven-song Spoonfed + Writhing 7", the group's lineup featured Blake, Thatcher, N. Mercer, Mylmus, and Danielle Dax. The group was whittled down to a duo of Blake and Dax by February of 1980; the other three members had fled, making for the group's 16th different lineup change since initialization in April 1978. Blake and Dax then decided to operate primarily as a duo, with help coming from whoever whenever they needed the assistance to perform. Later in 1980, Blake and Dax released We Buy a Hammer for Daddy on the United Dairies label (their labelmates included fellow oddballs and noise-mongers Whitehouse and Nurse With Wound), an album that featured the duo swapping a wide variety of instruments. The Cake Beast EP came out in February of 1981; Dax left after its release to begin a successful solo career, which Blake took part in sporadically throughout the '90s. In late 1982, the Illuminated LP Those That Bite the Hand That Feeds Them Must Sooner or Later Meet...the Big Dentist (best referred to as The Big Dentist) became the group's second full-length. Blake rounded up a new group of cronies, laid the Lemon Kittens to rest, and began the Shock Headed Peters."

"The Big Dentist" was released by Illuminated Records in 1982, then re-released by Biter Of Thorpe in 1994.

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Akira Rabelais - Spellewauerynsherde

From Allmusic.com : "Track titles like "1382 Wyclif Gen. II. 7" and "Caxton Golden Leg. 208b/2" don't go hand in hand with sounds so quiet and moving. Putting his Argeiphontes Lyre software to use, Akira Rabelais shifts around and reassembles performances of traditional Icelandic a cappella lament songs, field recordings that date as far back as the early '60s. Some passages sound as if they were barely touched, while others twist and fold within pillows of wind. Some notes hit with deep resonance, while others sublimate into shadowy drones. Regardless of what processing Rabelais put them through, each sound floats through your ears like a whisper but sticks when it reaches your soul."

"Spellewauerynsherde" was released by Samadhisound in 2004.

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Akira Rabelais - ...Bénédiction, Draw

"...Bénédiction, Draw" was released by Orthlorng Musork in 2003.

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Akira Rabelais - invalidObject Series (void)

"invalidObject Series (void)" was released by Fällt in 2000.

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Akira Rabelais - Elongated Pentagonal Pyramid

From Allmusic.com : "In this computer music release of a very reduced and refined aesthetic, Ahira Rabelais works with very small sounds to create tranquil click-laden soundscapes. As this label is known for producing some of the more extreme diversions in post-electronic music, this CD sits well on the roster alongside Christophe Charles and Achim Wollscheid. While at times almost inaudible, the micro-sound modulations and active use of the stereo field bring to mind the pin-dropping sound of Bernhard Gunter. While the sounds are laced with the gritty pixelated textures of computer bit-crushing, Elongated Pentagonal Pyramid can be a somewhat stale and scientific listen. But, in an admirable fashion, the composer is restrained and never quite lets the computer take over, maintaining a patient and controlled method that keeps this far from being indulgent. Fans of both ambient and academic computer music will find the CD fascinating, a controlled and minimal sound world that remains compelling throughout."

"Elongated Pentagonal Pyramid" was released by Ritornell in 1999.

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Akira Rabelais - Eisoptrophobia

From Allmusic.com : "An intellectual pioneer as much as anything else, Akira Rabelais issued forth musical creations and inventions from his perch at CalArts. Born and raised in South Texas, one of his childhood pastimes involved shooting metal plates with bb guns so that he could experience the unique sound that it caused. That fascination with sound, combined with a philosophical and literary bent (his favorite surreal and magical realist snippets of literature are on his website, www.akirarabelais.com) helped lay the path for the musical creations he has been issuing since 1990 -- he describes himself as a "composer writing software, not an engineer making music." The software that Rabelais made reference to in that quote, or at least the most famous among his inventions was the Argeïphontes Lyre. With functions like Eviscerator Reanimator, Time Domain Mutation, Morphological Disintegration, Verwechslung Kaffeetass and The Lobster Quadrille, the Lyre was a program that allowed the user to make a number of alterations to a piece of pre-recorded sound. The program quickly became a favorite of electronic music composers such as Terre Thaemitz and Scanner, who used it to create disorientating sound shifts. Rabelais' own cd, Elongated Pentagonal Pyramid (Ritornell, 1999) showed the stamp of the Lyre, with its multiple layers of gently wavering sound . Eisotrophobia followed in spring 2001."

"Eisoptrophobia" was released by Ritornell in 2001.

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Merzbow / Achim Wollscheid - Eleven Live Collaborations

"Eleven Live Collaborations" was released by Selektion in 1992.

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Achim Wollscheid - 60 x X

"60 x X" was released by Ritornell in 2003.

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Achim Wollscheid - Shifts

"Shifts" was released by Ritornell in 2000.

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Achim Wollscheid - Airs

"Airs" was released by Ritornell in 1999.

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Achim Wollscheid - Acts

From Discogs.com : "Achim Wollscheid is a media artist whose work over the past 20 years has been at the forefront of experimental music. He has performed and presented installation projects internationally. His work in sound has led to an interest in the relation between sound, light and architectural space, which he pursues through public, interactive and electronic projects. He is a founding member of SELEKTION, an organisation for the production and distribution of information systems. His book, The Terrorized Term, was published by SELEKTION in 1999. Today he still works as an artist for light and sound installations in Frankfurt/Main."

"Acts" was released by Selektion in 1999.

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Illusion Of Safety - Probe

From Discogs.com : "Since 1983 Illusion Of Safety has been the ongoing project of Daniel Burke, working alone and with various collaborators. They have released over 20 CDs on labels such as Complacency, Die Stadt, Experimedia, Odd Size, Silent, Soleilmoon, Staalplaat, Tesco, and Waystyx, and played over three hundred concerts in Europe and North America. IOS' work has been called ambient, post-industrial, electro-acoustic, noise, sound collage, improvisation, and power electronics, but they are unwilling to limit their work to any given style or method. The sonic character and affective substance of the music will often shift abruptly within each recording and live performance."

"Probe" was composed by Dan Burke and Jim O'Rourke.

"Probe" was released by Staalplaat in 1992.

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Illusion Of Safety - Graintext

From www.notype.com : "Exclusive EP from Illusion of Safety’s Dan Burke. A six-part composition that is at turns intricate movie-like granulation & alarming sound literature."

"Graintext" was released by No Type in 2001.

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Illusion Of Safety - Water Seeks Its Own Level

From Allmusic.com : "Dan Burke formed the shadowy experimental/isolationist collective Illusion of Safety. He works with a loose lineup of eight people -- usually two to three per project -- and has released more than ten albums of ambient music, sparked by occasional flashes of industrial and thrash/funk. Burke also works as Fixated, Lilycrusher and Cubensis, and issues much material through his own Complacency label."

"Water Seeks Its Own Level" was released by Silent Reocrds in 1994.

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Illusion Of Safety - Inside Agitator

From Allmusic.com : "Rhythmic sequencer-based pieces spiced with various samples, sound bites and found vocals. Interspersed with these are several low-key noise pieces. The best of the latter include "Wasteland," with its very dense layers of atmospheric droning noise, and the minimal 25-plus minute epic "Recognition," a sparse, menacing track that unfolds so slowly you're almost not aware it's happening."

"Inside Agitator" was released by Complacency in 1992.

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Meredith Monk - Dolmen Music

From Allmusic.com : "Meredith Monk has such a wonderful and unique vocal style that she is able to sing in complete abstraction (no known words or language for much of the album) yet maintain a very emotional and even sentimental quality in these abstractions, at times. Listeners who can get past just how unique and abstract her approach is will find immense joy and sadness deep within her pieces. On Dolmen Music, Monk wavers from being sad to the point of being quite morose (such as the tracks "Gotham Lullaby" and "The Tale") to being happy to the point of hysteria (as on "Traveling" and "Biography") without skipping a beat. Most of the musical accompaniment is minimalist (mainly piano with occasional, sparse percussion, guest vocalists also being prominent on the final six-part track "Dolmen Music"). This minimalist support only furthers Monk's vast vocal language as the prominent focus in the recordings. Listeners will also be very pleased to find that her wonderful voice is not crowded or overshadowed. A true original, Monk's work should be sought by anyone with an interest in vocal exploration."

"Dolmen Music" was released by ECM Records in 1981, then re-released by ECM New Series in 1994.

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Meredith Monk - Do You Be

From Allmusic.com : "This release features song excerpts from various long-form theater pieces, the first four coming from Meredith Monk's theater piece Acts From Under and Above, and these are the most jarring on the record. "Scared Song" features English lyrics, minimal accompaniment, and Monk singing harsh, abrasive "scared" sounds. Very unsettling -- and perhaps that is the intention. "Do You Be," a selection from her opera Vessel, features Monk solo on piano and voice with a shrill, piercing wail. Very satisfying. Additional selections from Vessel appear on Monk's 1992 recording Facing North. With one exception, the remaining tracks come from a Monk/Ping Chong science fiction epic opera called The Games, and these more diverse, more exploratory pieces really make the collection work as a recording. A casual listener unfamiliar with the theater pieces may well be put off by the abrasiveness of the first four tracks, which may unfortunately be enough to deter them from the remainder of the recording. But beyond some questionable programming choices, fans of her work will be delighted to see her continuing development as a recording artist."

"Do You Be" was released by ECM New Series in 1987.

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Meredith Monk - Our Lady Of Late

From Allmusic.com : "Singer, composer, filmmaker, and choreographer Meredith Monk is a pioneer in what is now called "extended vocal technique" and "interdisciplinary performance." Her early musical training included piano, some music theory, voice, and Dalcroze Eurythmics. The vocal arts have been an important part of her family's history: "I'm the fourth-generation singer in my family. I came from an Eastern European Jewish background, with my mom being a professional radio singer and jingle singer."

In 1964, Monk graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied composition with Ruth Lloyd and Glen Mack, voice with Vicki Starr, and vocal and chamber music with Meyer Kupferman; she also participated in opera workshops directed by Paul Ukena and Bessie Schoenberg. Dance was prominent in her studies as well. After college, Monk found herself neglecting her voice until one evening she sat at a piano and began vocalizing without words; she found the voice had "limitless colors and textures."

Between 1965 and 2010 she composed approximately 90 works, the apparent influences of which run the gamut of musical expression. "Bartók was someone I loved as a young woman, and also Stravinsky. And then I'm a person who loves music from the '20s and '30s, and there's a jazz singer that I love named Mildred Bailey." She also credits Janis Joplin and Joni Mitchell for providing her with meaningful examples of expressiveness. For Monk, linking her vocalizing to movement was a natural extension of the performance experience, "...doing the movement was a way of me finding my own territory, so to speak, of finding my own identity."

In 1968 Monk founded The House, a company dedicated to a interdisciplinary performance; ten years later she formed the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble to perform her vocal compositions. Most of her recordings are available on the ECM New Series. Monk's feature length film, Book of Days, aired on PBS, has appeared on international film festivals and was chosen for the 1991 Whitney Biennial. Her Atlas: an opera in three parts, which was commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera, The Walker Art Center, and The American Music Theater Festival, premiered in February 1991; a recording was released in January 1994.

A site-specific work, American Archeology #1: Roosevelt Island, was first performed in September 1994, and performances of Volcano Songs (a solo music/theater/dance work) were staged in New York City, the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, and Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City. Monk's 1998 musical theater piece, Magic Frequencies, toured the United States to critical acclaim; described as "a science-fiction chamber opera," this sparsely scored and sophisticated piece reveals Monk's lifelong fascination with, and investigation of, time travel and transformation. Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall was the site of a celebration of 40 years of Monk's performing in 2005. Songs of Ascension, another work with site-specific origins, was written in 2008 and released in 2011.

Monk has received numerous awards, including two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Brandeis Creative Arts Award, three Obies (including an award for Sustained Achievement), two Villager Awards, a Bessie for ASCAP Awards for Musical Composition, and the 1992 Dance Magazine Award. In 1995, Monk won a MacArthur "Genius" Award, and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2006. Her 1991 film, Ellis Island, won the CINE Golden Eagle Award. Alan Kriegsman of the Washington Post, writes, "When the time comes, perhaps a hundred years from now, to tally up achievements in the performing arts during the last third of the [20th] century, one name that seems sure to loom large is that of Meredith Monk. In originality, in scope, in depth, there are few to rival her."

"Our Lady Of Late" was released by Minona Records in 1973, then re-released by Wergo in 1988.

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Ghedalia Tazartes - Jeanne

Most of the tracks have been created for the theater play "Jeanne" produced in 2006 by the Pardès Rimonim company.

"Jeanne" was released by Vand'Oeuvre in 2007.

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Ghedalia Tazartes - Hystérie Off Music

"Hystérie Off Music" was released by Jardin Au Fou in 2007.

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Ghedalia Tazartes - Une Éclipse Totale De Soleil

"Une Éclipse Totale De Soleil" was released by Celluloid in 1984, then re-released by Alga Marghen in 1996.

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Ghedalia Tazartes - Tazartès' Transports

"Tazartès' Transports" was released by Cobalt in 1980, then re-released by Alga Marghen in 1997.

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Ghedalia Tazartes - Diasporas / Tazartès

The track "Quasimodo Tango" on "Diasporas" was composed by Michel Chion.

"Diasporas" was released by Cobalt in 1979.
"Tazartès" was released by Ayaa in 1987.
"Diasporas / Tazartès" was released by Alga Marghen in 2004.

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Einstürzende Neubauten - Nag Nag Nag / Wüste (Ballet Version) [3" CD]

Released together with a book containing lyrics, biography, interviews and discography of Einstürzende Neubauten.

Track 1 unavailable anywhere else. Track 2 is listed as "Wüste (Ballet Version)", but this includes "Batman brät Fische ("Instrumental Version" by FM Einheit which appears in a version with vocal-recording on his "Stein" album). 

"Nag Nag Nag / Wüste (Ballet Version)" was released by Stampa Alternativa in 1993.

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Genesis P-Orridge with The Hafler Trio - Alaura / Slave Priest [3" CD]

This CD accompanied the book "Psychic TV : A Coumprehensive Collection Of Lyrics 1981-90" by Vittore Baroni.

Both tracks were recorded in Amsterdam (September 1990) by Genesis P-Orridge with The Hafler Trio, specially for this project. The only sound source that was used is the voice of G.P-Orridge. The two tracks were written by G.P-Orridge.

"Alaura / Slave Priest" was released by Stampa Alternativa in 1990.

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