Archive for the ‘Industrial’ Category


Kill Ugly Radio Episode 01.25.11: Altered State of the Union

January 26, 2011

Mutated, noise generated by Barack Obama, filtered through LFOs, ring modulation and delay. It was the Altered State of the Union.
Plus, some recent vinyl acquisitions.
Noise. Music. More noise (please).


Lalo Schifrin – What’s Wrong? – THX-1138 OST
Barack Obama vs DJ ManRich – Altered State of the Union
Core of the Coalman – Anxiety – Resipiscent Records
Unknown – Sausage, pork, beef, cheese, whole milk, butter, margarine, nuts (Found at Dangerous Minds blog)
Jim Larrance – Pastor Lax – Cut-Up Sound
Wire – A Touching Display – 154
Popol Vuh – Aguirre 2 – Deutsche Elektronische Musik
Pacific Northwest Bell – Holiday in Oregon 7″
Loach Fillet – Origins of the Two-Headed Spitting Cobra – Electric Pond: Solar Solution Resipiscent Records
Hawaiian Pups – Infinite Roads – Split Second Precision
Hawaiian Pups – Trash – Split Second Precision
Hawaiian Pups – Baby Judy – Split Second Precision
Uncle Ron – Airplane Trip – Adventureland
Alp – Artis – Out and About with Alp - Soleilmoon Records
Forrest McCollough – Flight F.I.N.A.L.
Brian Routh and Patricia Wells – Mashed Potatoes – SoundCloud
How Bacon Is Made
Ollie Halsall & John Halsey – Bum Love – Miniatures
The Residents – We`re A Happy Family/Bali Ha`i – Miniatures
Roger McGough – The Wreck Of The Hesperus – Miniatures
Morgan Fisher – Green And Pleasant – Miniatures
John Otway – Mine Tonight – Miniatures
Pete Challis & Phil Diplock – My Way – Miniatures
Robert Wyatt – Rangers In The Night – Miniatures
Stinky Winkles – Opus – Miniatures
Mary Longford – Body Language – Miniatures
Andy Newman – Andy The Dentist – Miniatures
David Bedford – Wagner`s Ring In One Minute – Miniatures
Fred Frith – The Entire Works Of Henry Cow – Miniatures
Maggie Nicols – Look Beneath The Surface – Miniatures
Joseph Racaille – Week-End – Miniatures
The Work – With Wings Pressed Back – Miniatures
Neil Innes & Son – Cum On Feel The Noize – Miniatures
Herbert Distel – Toscany In Blue (Last Minute) – Miniatures
Lol Coxhill – An End To The Matter – Miniatures
Ken Ellis – One Minute In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich – Miniatures
Steve Miller – Alice – Miniatures
Norman Lovet – John Peel Sings The Blues Badly – Miniatures
Patrick Portella – Serrons Nous Les Coudes – Miniatures
George Melly – Sounds That Saved My Life (Homage To K.S.) – Miniatures
Robert Fripp – Miniature – Miniatures
Andy Partridge – The History Of Rock`N`Roll – Miniatures
Phantom Captain – Breather – Miniatures
Children’s Starlight Chorus – E.T., I Love You – E.T., I Love You and Other Extraterrestrial Songs


Echoplex Kitchenette w/Horns

May 16, 2009

Part 1

Part 2(Horn Interlude)

Part 3

From 1984 (or thereabouts) comes Echoplex Kitchenette with Horns.
It features David Harlan on synth and electronics, Andrew Lindsay on voices and keys, Richard Lindsay on noises, electric guitar and kitchen utensils and possibly Paul Wilson on larynx and inspiration.
Recorded live in Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Lindsay’s kitchen and featuring a homemade echoplex unit. With horns.

Download all:
Echoplex Kitchenette (w/Horns)


Laibach Radio Special

October 14, 2008

For a brief period of time, here’s the three hour Laibach special I put together on the 10th.

Kathy of the Autonomy Hour was kind enough to help and pitch during the pledge breaks, which I left in because I didn’t really feel like editing it too much and KBOO could really use a few spare shekels if you have them. So you’ll have to sit through a sermon or two to get the soup, so to speak.

Here it is volks:

Download part 1 (70.9 megs @ 192kbps)
Download part 2 (82.3 megs @ 192kbps)
Download part 3 (94.1 megs @ 192kbps)

Look at playlist here.

Cut straight to my interview with Ivan “The Terrible” Novak here.


Friday, October 10th, Laibach Special

October 10, 2008

‘ve been putting the finishing touches on my show, which will go on tomorrow evening, from 9PM to Midnight (Pacific).
It’s my hope that those even fairly familiar with Laibach will find some surprises and new sounds and that those unfamiliar will become illuminated.

I was fortunate enough to not only secure a long enough slot to go into the length and breadth of the Laibach/NSK phenomenon, but was also able to get Laibach founding member and spokesman Ivan Novak on the phone for an interview on the eve of the Portland show. That was exciting for me, as I am a huge fan.
I don’t want to go into too much detail as to what’s going to happen, but I do hope you tune in, if you can.

Blurb below:

A Three Hour Laibach Special
Join us for a three hour marathon of music from Laibach and NSK (Neue Slovenische Kunst).

For over twenty years, Laibach has been twisting insipid pop songs into sinister anthems, turning the art world upside down with menacing imagery and film, utilizing political propaganda systems as readymades in an unrelenting assault on dogmatic beliefs while revealing the ‘hidden reverse’ inherent in Western culture.

We’ll explore the world of Laibach’s music, their cryptic and often purposely contradictory ideology, hear from compatriot Slavoj Žižek, as well as music by side projects 300,000 V.K., Germania and an interview with founding Laibach member and spokesman Ivan Novak, recorded on the eve of their Portland show.

Laibach is currently on tour in the US and their latest album Volk turns anthems from around the world – both ancient and modern – into lovely pop songs.

That’s on KBOO Community Radio at 90.7 FM in Portland, 100.7 FM in
Corvallis & Albany, and 91.9 in The Gorge and streaming worldwide at


Nature and Organization

October 4, 2008

Repost of something I posted last year, or so.

The sudden onset of non-Summerlike weather has prompted me to start playing this again:

Beauty Reaps The Blood Of Solitude

A Neo-Folk project by Current 93 member Michael Cashmore released in 1994.
It’s also a (dark) star-studded affair, with Death in June’s Douglas P., Rose McDowall, David Tibet and our favorite wounded nurse, Stephen Stapleton.
It’s a very mellow, folky outing; perfect for the time of the year when the leaves turn orange and the sun dips low in the sky. It’s considerably mellower than most of the constituent contributor’s bands and even includes a lovely string section. I actually ran across this album because it contains a cover version of The Wicker Man Song, sung beautifully by Rose McDowall. Proof that Neo/Death-Folk can be both dark and beautiful.

Download Nature and Organization (55.8 megs, Rapidshare)


Open Dex Alert: Don’t fall in!

October 2, 2008

This takes me back to 2003 or so, when hunting down Open Dexes was a major pre-occupation.

Nice little directory of some electronica n’ EBM stuff: some Skinny Puppy (the two latest), some Download, Autechre, some Clint Mansell, a Coil album.

Check it out before someone plasters the hole shut.


Laibach on Hungarian TV

July 12, 2007


Brief interview with Ivan Novak from Laibach, which – fortunately for us – is in English.
Go to it here.

Preceded by a cellphone commercial that – fortunately for us – is NOT in English.


Boyd Rice

February 14, 2007

Music, Martinis And Misanthropy


Bad boy Boyd Rice as Rod McKuen with anti-social personality disorder. Frankly, it’s hard to take Rice’s schtick at face value. If you don’t, you can both enjoy his music and have a laugh. The seething-with-hatred People shouldn’t be listened to at work on a Monday morning. I’m warning you.
Other highlights include Disneyland Can Wait and the best-ever song by Lee Hazelwood I’d Rather Be Your Enemy, rendered all the more frightening when sung by a pleasant looking man who happens to dress like an occult SS officer. Some other touchstones on this album are Anton laVey, Heraclitus, Ragnar Redbeard and the Carpenters. This is also a meeting of the Death In June/Sol Invictus/Blood Axis glee-club (Douglas P, Tony Wakeford, Michael Moynihan), plus Rose McDowall.



January 27, 2007

M.B. December 21, 1984
Mute/Grey Area


Live album of an early configuration of this mighty Slovene industrial band that – while recorded in 1984, didn’t see release until 1997. It’s also one – like their debut album on Ropot (Noise) – that featured the band’s appropriation of a Malevich cross as a logo rather than their name, due to a government ban on the name Laibach. Noisy and chaotic, most instrumentation consists of heavy martial drumming, metal percussion, electronic sirens and hunter’s horns. Milan Fras is the sole voice on this album (original frontman Tomaz Hostnik being long gone by this time) save for some audio recordings of the late, great Josip Broz Tito.
many songs follow the almost ritualistic form of Ti, Ki Izzivas (You, Who Are Challenging), with pounding drums and Fras’ bellowing, bottomless pit incantations. At times the proceedings approach free-jazz – save for the heavy, industrial pounding and metal-on-metal sturm und drang.

M.B. December 21, 1984 (1997)

1. Sodba Veka
2. Ti, Ki Izzivas
3. Sila / Dokumenti
4. Sredi Bojev
5. Nova Akropola
6. Dokumenti II
7. Tito
8. Dokumenti III
9. Dokumenti IV

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Test Dept.

January 27, 2007

Pax Britannica
Jungle / Ministry of Power


Another not-too popular album in Test Dept.‘s mighty canon that is also one of my favorites. This album is a grand live affair that pairs the band’s martial drumming and industrial clanging with an actual symphony orchestra and choir. From the Test Dept. website:

Part soundtrack to the epic ‘Second Coming’ show which celebrated Glasgow as the cultural capital of Europe 1990, performed at the St. Rollox Railway Works, once the largest producer of trains in the British Empire.

It features a score from John Eacott played by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and conducted by the celebrated scottish composer James MacMillan.

Many regard this album’s concept as flawed or perhaps the execution didn’t jell at this recorded gig. In any event, it is a telling in five movements of the rise and fall of the British Empire, told with spoken oratories by the band, samples of Winston Churchill, Margeret Thatcher and John Major, backed by an epic soundtrack utilizing patriotic British music (most notably Blake’s Jerusalem) . Undoubtably, it would help to see the performance and not having some sort of libretto makes it a little hard to follow and the pace lags somewhat after the third movement. It remains one of my favorites because I like how it utilizes patriotic motifs to serve as readymades to critique the imperialism of England, somewhat in the same way that Slovene band Laibach does. Although not perfect, this album is a chilling look a once mighty nation that ought to serve as a warning about imperial hubris (especially to us yanks).

Pax Britannica – 1990

  1. Movement I:
  2. Pledge, Jerusalem, Heavens Command, Characters of Light, Agincourt, Accusation
  3. Movement II:
  4. Territory (The Epic of the Race)
  5. Movement III:
  6. From the Land (As An Fhearann)
  7. Movement IV:
  8. God, King and Law
  9. The Cracked Facade
  10. Farewell the Trumpets
  11. Movement V:
  12. The Legacy (A Lasting Presence)



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