Freshly made for you! and cynically nicking its name from the Children of Alice’s new record and only slipping in a short exerpt of the track – this is a mix that takes in a lot of the stuff from the recent EU postcards posts and shakes them like multi coloured sprinkles over the whipped vanilla cone of european unity. or something. Make mine a 99.
Jonáš Gruska – V dolinách/Píly Children Of Alice – The Harbinger of Spring (excerpt) Einstürzende Neubauten – Hymnen Sias – Spring Communication Unholy Satan – Let Satan Speak Through Your Anus TapeWorm – Nahnitý mozog Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Portion Microlith – Acid in a Church Pierre Bastien – Gnostic Illicit Song Lumisokea – Jenseits (Dub) Driftmachine – Gaukelwerk Oranssi Pazuzu – Luhistuva aikahakki Black Candle – Gray ritual Mirt – Michael’s Theme Leyden Jars – Industrial Estate Revolution Banabila, Machinefabriek – Awake Machinefabriek – Vowls Jenny Hval – Untamed Region S Olbricht – Rien Gondwana – A Gospel Of Dirt Jonáš Gruska – Teba hľadá duša má, pokoja nikde nemá /Pasa II.
Italian kittens. Let’s press on and round out this tour of EU countries by Friday, get to the pub early. Italy – it ain’t all pizza and bunga bunga. Some more techno here, a couple of releases on Opal Tapes at the end of this week. Both tunes up for streaming are claustrophobic, driving, machine-tooled clank and grind. No messing, no murk, no time wasters. Gondwana is Andrea Taeggi who has put out stuff on Opal Tapes before including last year’s excellent Transmissions From Revarsavr as half of Lumisokea with Koenraad Ecker. The title track ‘Miccaotli’ has some clattering erratic percussion and builds a unique pile of twisting metal noises up on top.
Domenico Crisci is pretty much new to me but has put out stuff on all kinds of labels including Jealous God, which makes sense, even the title ‘Black Roses’ is like something Jealous God or Downwards would put out – and it has that familiar dark pounding thing going on. It’s splendid.