Sunday 24 February 2013

The Formatory Apparatus - Gentle Crisis -2013- (Tape)

I'm very happy to announce my first cassette release called Gentle Crisis.
The artwork is made by Kim David Bots.
Edition of 20 with small handmade booklet. 
If you want to order one either write me a message or contact Kim here.
Price: 8,- (Euro) - postage not included

Brunst - Rebellen -1986- (Tape, Konduktör Rekords, KR 17), Sweden

So let’s start the blog off with a tape I really love. This follow up of the incredible minimal synth tape Rrröster by Brunst (you knowwhere to find it) continues where the former left off, only adds a couple of more experimentations and industrial hints. This 1986 tape from one of the guys of Njurmännen (Magnus) starts with Auwa II, the little brother (or sister) of the monster minimal synth track Auwa on the first cassette, still one of my all time favorite songs. Pure analog synth power! These tapes deserve a proper reissue, maybe on the label which has already released the old Njurmännen cassettes (which are awesome!)  If they reissued those then they should rerelease these closely related minimal synth pearls from sweden too. Moreover since the whole minimal synth wave hype started.
Anyway the best song here is “For Jogga Only”. A totally crazy, demented and distorted minimal synth version of Billy Idol’s white wedding. I’m sure Jogga liked it a lot.
This release was on Konduktör records, also from sweden, which is definitely worth checking out. Has some awesome acts on there like Cloister Crime, Fågeldöd, M. Forshage and others that you can find elsewhere. Brunst just released a new tape on Hosianna Records in the end of 2012, don’t know what it sounds like, but I’m curious. You can buy it here. Also Rebellen is still available through Börft records here, the label of the legendary FRAK guys. Buy it and support the artists!


The sound is not in the best shape as one of the stereo sides of the tape itself had a lot of white noise and I’m still figuring out how to rip music the best way. Any simple suggestions are very welcome. If someone wants to bother to reduce the noise I can supply the WAV. Files. Also I need help in knowing what would be the best website to upload stuff to, because I don’t trust anyone in life anymore since the megaupload drama. No, just kidding, I don’t trust upload websites that much anymore and they are getting more and more commercialized.

Thursday 21 February 2013


The focus of this blog is mostly on music, probably unknown and forgotten. Sometimes serious stuff, sometimes oddities. However, my main concern is not to complete the world of deviant music on other blogs, but to offer you a path through my insights about music, art and possible other stuff. So don’t expect the usual music blog with tons of stuff, because I don’t have that much to share.To a certain extent  almost all music is already uncovered throughout the blogosphere. All uploads offered here are rips I do myself and I don’t want to share what you can already find elsewhere or copy existing links. Probably some parts will focus more strictly on dutch stuff, but I’ll try to keep it as international as possible. Also I would like to raise a platform with this blog for own projects, projects of partners in crime and other interesting stuff. I don’t post all the time because I’ve got enough things to do and like to enjoy life away from cyberspace.
Let’s see what will happen!