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Old 01-06-2003, 11:14:12   #1
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"Pollute your ears" 3?

Seeing as every other bugger's at it, I might as well do another CD for the masses (if anyone's interested). It'll be one of the following.

1- Americana.

I've got loads of great obscure and semi-obscure American folk, rock and alt-country. This would be a pretty rootsy collection, heavy on acoustic tracks, and probably a lot more accessible than the other option...

2- Britain's hidden reverse.

This would be on Britain's foremost cult bands, heavily focussed on the World Serpent scene, so expect a mix of strange soundscapes, disturbing folk tracks and electronic horrors. I'll admit that most people find most of this stuff completely fucking horrible, but those who like it tend to love it and devote their lives to it. I certainly want to do this, though possibly not just yet.


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I'd certainly be interested in #2.
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I'd be interested in either
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I'd be interested in #1, but I'd take #2 as well just because it's being offered for free and I get to hone my reviewing skills.
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Old 01-06-2003, 17:00:15   #6
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Yes, I should have mentioned that the price of inclusion is a review. It'll just be in a thread- nothing fancy.

If it's 2, Scabby is probably banned. Unless he's genuinely interested- otherwise it would be like letting Ian Brady babysit my kids. These are artists I worship, damn you.
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Old 01-06-2003, 22:43:34   #9
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I'm interested. No preference, I'm not terribly familiar with either genre.
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Old 01-06-2003, 23:18:07   #10
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I assume no-one wants to hear a collection of wonderful pop-punk and emo?
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I would be interested in #2 as well but I don't think I'd like it as much as #1.
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Old 02-06-2003, 14:18:44   #12
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I'd be interested in either, just for exposure's sake, though I think #1 would be more my style.



Maybe a "Counter-LWP" could be born out of this? A bunch of folks taking turns making a compilation CD and distributing it for review. Would keep costs distributed and give people a chance to build themes rather than just trying to choose a song or two to represent. I would be interested in doing something like that. In fact, I probably will after Laz does his, just to reciprocate.
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Old 02-06-2003, 15:11:38   #13
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That's a good idea...let's change everything again. In fact, let's start a thread wherein each post changes the format of LWP completely.


Actually, I do like your idea, seeing as how I've sent my CD over for distribution...
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It's already happening, man. Look at the "Big Huge Counterglow CD Swaparound" thread- so far I've sent a (rather basic) 60s Garage Rock CD to Debaser, recieved a 70s Soul one in return, and recieved a Pacific North West Rock CD from BGH which I've reviewed, copied and sent on to Funkodrom. I'm currently in the process of compiling an album of Swedish rock to send to BGH and whoever else registers interest.
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Old 02-06-2003, 15:17:52   #15
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Yeah, this is just totally informal.
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Yeah, I just now got around to reading the other thread. Sorry for brilliantly suggesting that we do what we're already doing.

Any interest in making it more formal and "turn based" or does everyone just want to keep it as is?
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I think it's quite good as it is.
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Sounds good to me, I will get started on mine, then, and make it available to whomever would like it.


How many have I missed so far?
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Old 02-06-2003, 20:29:18   #19
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Several thousand. Didn't you get the catalog?

I can't wait to hear an album of Swedish rock. Can't help but supress the urge to use the word "oxymoron".
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Old 04-06-2003, 20:57:39   #20
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I'm a bit partial to american acoustic guitars if they have the emm, protestant? for a lack of a better word, gospel vibe in them, like 16 Horsepower for example. kind of like the south gone horribly horribly wrong and psychotic inside a hazy funtamentalistic unescapable religious babble? very good.

SB I thought the CG exchange thread was about music CG posters made themselves? I better check it out again, I never have time to properly read a thread godam.
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Old 04-06-2003, 21:14:07   #21
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#2 sounds much more interesting nothing like a good ol' Laz-style earpollution.
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Old 04-06-2003, 22:14:41   #22
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For only a quid more he'll stick his cock in your ear when he delivers the CD.
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Old 06-06-2003, 18:47:04   #23
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Old 10-06-2003, 21:55:43   #24
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OK- In a burst of perversity, I'm going to do the World Serpent one, just because I couldn't resist it.

The CD consists of 14 tracks, ranging from unreconstructed folk music to queasy electronic soundscapes. It's bookended by two tracks about bondage.

I'm convinced that most of you will hate it all, but this isn't a joke compilation. I am a huge fan of all artists featured. Be warned that this is probably not very accessible- for a start it features David Tibet's genuinely bizarre voice on two tracks.

Mike's getting a copy, and I'm going to burn 5 others (then I run out of CD's and envelopes). Might do a second run later, and if anyone gives a shit.

First 5 to PM me get the others. Price of admission is a review. If one person discovers one band they like, I'll call it a success.
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Old 10-06-2003, 22:04:45   #25
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I'll get a copy off Mike. It sounds interesting.......
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Old 10-06-2003, 23:12:54   #26
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If you're doing a second run, I'll take one, Alex.

Still have my address?

I've still to reciprocate for the last one.
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Mike's getting a copy, and I'm going to burn 5 others (then I run out of CD's and envelopes). Might do a second run later, and if anyone gives a shit.
Cool thanks. If any of the Reading posters want one just bring me a CD and I'll copy you one (once I get it obviously).
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Old 11-06-2003, 08:35:48   #28
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Since you're not gving me one anyway I think I best not bother. Do you want to be First British Instance for BGH's Swedish Rock Compo?
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Old 11-06-2003, 16:49:52   #29
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Right- that's the batch. MikeH, Immortal Wombat, BGH, MrBas, Eklektikos and PiGFoetus.

Scabby, yes I'm up for it. If you're genuinely interested in the World Serpent one then you can have a copy.
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Scabrous,

I wouldn't mind a copy of the Swedish Rock compilation either, if you're agreeable. I don't think I've ever heard a true Swedish band before, would be interesting.

I've started putting my compilation together, tentatively themed "All American Noise", which will, obviously, be all American bands. Not necessarily obscure or rare stuff, but as broad a spectrum as I can put compile out of my collection, probably two or so songs from each band I decide to include.
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I don't think I've ever heard a true Swedish band before, would be interesting.
Not even ABBA?
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If ABBA is a true representative of Swedish rock, then I rescind my interest in the compilation.
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Damn you to Hell, you ABBA haters!
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Pollute your ears 3

1- Miranda Sex Garden- "Peepshow"
2- Backworld- "Devil's plaything"
3- Nature and Organisation- "Wicker Man song"
4- Current 93- "Diana"
5- Coil- "Vanishing Point"
6- Cyclobe- "Teen Angel No. 9"
7- Coil- "The first five minutes after violent death"
8- Current 93- "Great Black Time 1"
9- Sol Invictus- "Did you see?"
10- Coil- "Who'll fall?"
11- Current 93- "They return to their earth"
12- Coil- "The dreamer is still asleep"
13- Anne Briggs- "Living by the water"
14- Miranda Sex Garden- "A fairytale about slavery"

Miranda Sex Garden- Founded by the fascinating Katherine Blake, who is a classical madrigal singer and also founded The Medieval Baebes. She also still works as a rather good stripper. Many songs have been written about BDSM, but to the best of my knowledge only Miranda Sex Garden have ever done a complete album on the subject- "Fairytales of slavery" from which both these tracks are drawn.

Backworld- A collective of musicians centred around the movie score composer Joseph Budenholzer, who sings and plays 12-string guitar. Budenholzer has also done several excellent collaborations with Lydia Lunch.

Nature and Organisation- Another loose collective, this time centred on multi-instrumentalist Michael Cashmore who also plays guitar for Current 93. This song is a cover of the famous track from "The Wicker Man" that formed Britt Ekland's seduction attempt. It's sung by Rose MacDowell, former lead singer of Strawberry Switchblade.

Current 93- Massively prolific collective formed around David Tibet. Over the last 20 years they've gone from scary industrial soundscapes to mildly deranged pastoral folk music, but the one constant is Tibet's unnerving voice. One of rock's greatest screamers, bellowers, growlers and gibberers, he tends to lapse into an unhinged and theatrical declaratory style that can go from irritating to satanic very quickly. His voice is a real problem for many- make your own minds up. Every C93 song has religious overtones, from every religion from Buddhim to Satanism. The 3 on this collection take in Greek mythology and paganism.

Coil- If you want my opinion, they are the most inventive and fascinating band in the world. Formed by John Balance (ex Psychic TV) and Peter Christopherson (ex Throbbing Gristle) every recording they make is treated as a ceremony. The 4 tracks here are mainly drawn from "Music to play in the dark"- an experiment in sleep deprivation- while "Vanishing Point" is one of the songs for the unreleased "Hellraiser" soundtrack (rejected by the film's producers for being too extreme).

Cyclobe- Aggressive soundscape artists. Formed by former members of Coil.

Sol Invictus- Moody, folk-influenced band fronted by Tony Wakeford. Manage to sound like they're covering songs that are thousands of years old.

Anne Briggs- Reclusive, wild and vagrant English folk singer of the 1960's. One of the most revered folk voices and a huge influence on many of the above bands.


CD's to go out over the next couple of days.

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Old 12-06-2003, 20:22:22   #36
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Oooh! A new lullaby album to play for the babies!
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5 of those tracks would work very well at that. They aren't all violent.
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I played reggae nearly constantly for son #1 and he's turned out to be a very happy kid.
Can't be bothered with #2 and he's pretty miserable so far.
Ooops...maybe this stuff will help.
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Foetus and Mr Bas- PM me your addresses and I'll post them out.
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Sounds good Laz!
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Guy: I think we're doing our humbler ones by chain mail- I can do you a copy if you want, but if you can wait until BGH has cast a copy of it it's probably cheaper and easier for him to forward it to other American recipients.
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Yeah...I'll send Guy a copy of the BGH Funtacular and the two songs I owe for the heart/head shpiel.
I may end up with a two song CD after all...oh well...those things are cheap these days.
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Ooops...not enough coffee yet...Yes, I will also send a Swede Rock copy to Guy as well.
Man...it's going to be a looooong day I fear.
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Got my copy in this morning's post and am just getting towards the end of my second listen to it. So far my reaction to pretty much all of it has been fairly positive and although I can well see what Laz means about David Tibet's voice, it's only on "They Return To Their Earth" that I find him really grating. I think I may have found one of the other more straightforwardly folky songs a bit annoying as well for some reason, but aside from that I'm liking the CD rather a lot.

I'll post a more detailed review in a few days once I've given the songs more of a chance to either grow on me or lose their initial lustre, whichever way it goes.
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Got my copy yesterday as well listening to it now.
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Right- Bas and BGH, yours have been mailed. Sorry for the delay- I've been busy as hell. Foetus- you'll get yours as soon as I've worked out how to use my new writer.

The rest of you- what do you think?
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It's good, I've been away and didn't take it with me. Review next time I have time to waste at work.
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Cool...can't wait to hear what lies at the heart of the Laz experience.
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