Checking the diaries and I couldn't find anything (I own) that was released On This Day in the past, so I decided to go all conceptual. Every sound heard over the the two hours and seven minutes (sorry Chris ... overran a little bit) is a release on 10" vinyl. Well, I say 'release' ... the programme begins with three pieces by Dieter Müh and ends with a piece by MNEM. These are all unreleased tracks that were recorded for a 10" release series ....
What's History? ... In the late 1990's I found myself living & working in Lincoln (again), for a part of this I was sharing a house with a friend called Mick. Mick used to run Outsider Records releasing records and Ads by the likes of Project D.A.R.K., Contradtate, Band Of Pain and Delphium amongst others. In 1998 we started 'The Mouth Label', a label to put out limited edition CDRs of live recordings by artists / projects we liked. 'Mouth' was an amalgamation of both (Dieter) Müh and Out(sider). This project came to a halt in 1999 after putting out three releases by Dieter Müh ("Feeling A Little Horse"), Government Alpha ("Breaked Live Wires") and Column One ("Live Im Hybridraum 23.12.97"). We wrote to both Colin Potter (Ora) and GX Jupitter-Larsen (The Haters) to see if they were interested in joining in on the project but they both declined, so .... we ended The Mouth Label. More information can be found at : https://www.discogs.com/label/185690-The-Mouth-Label. Our next plan was to release 10" vinyl EPs, and resurrect the Carnifex Organisation label. Carnifex Organisation was a label I became involved with in 1985. It was created by Gary Warrington and Sean Rorke in Hulme, Manchester releasing cassettes by <<I.B.F>>, The Secret Cinema, Swivel Hips and Muhviertel amongst others. Carnifex folded in 1989.
Dieter Müh and "A Good 10 Inches" (working title) was to be the first release, followed by MNEM and an EP called "Magnetokorsk" and Das Synthetische Mischgewebe. Unfortunately none of these saw fruition, none were realized or released as I lost my job and Mick's archaeological unit was closing down, we were to become unemployed and as The Valentine Brothers once said ....... I cannot remember why I dug out and played the Dieter Müh cassette, I rarely listen to the old stuff these days but I did enjoy the three tracks and that gave me the idea for a ten inch only broadcast.
Kaos Kontrol began in 1999, operated by Jukka Mattila it released sounds by the (then) Finnish noise / industrial underground from the likes of Alchemy Of The 20th Century, Temple Of Tiermes, STROM e.c., Hinageshi Bondage, Grey Park and Cloama to name a few. 'Engrama' by MNEM was their second release. MNEM is the duo of 1W and J. Karpov. 'Engrama' was re-released as a 12" album by Segerhuva in 2007 and featured a bonus track called 'Ultimus'. This track was to appear on the Carnifex Recordings 10". The Soviet France tracks are from the '7.10.12' album released in 2012 by Alt. Vinyl. Vinyl On Demand re-released the album last year, copies are still floating about on the internet.
When The Mouth Label wanted to release a CDR by Column One my first point of contact was with Daniel Löwenbrück. A correspondence and friendship grew. In 2000 whilst on the 'Harbinger Sound Travelling Circus & Freak Show' travelling through Scandinavia and mainland Europe we stayed for a few days with Daniel in Berlin. (His flatmate at the time was Jürgen Eckloff). Daniel had his own label called Tochnit-Aleph releasing gems by Column One, Con-Dom, Sudden Infant, John Waterman and more recently Alice Kemp, Stephen Cornford, Hermann Nitsch and Agencement to name but a few. His Raionbashi project began in 2003 and was active until around 2012. The piece here is from the 10" single 'In Teufel's Küche'. Daniel now lives in Copenhagen and can be found here : http://www.tochnit-aleph.com/raionbashi/. Skalp is Stefan Roigk. Stefan is a multi-disciplinary sound artist / sculptor operating out of Berlin, he has also released on Tochnit-Aleph. http://www.stefan-roigk.com for more information.
God Bless The Virgin Prunes as Dave Fanning once said. I am now of an age where when filling out a form on the internet or other places, when asked my age I have to click / tick the 60+ box. Disheartening but it does mean that I was there when the Virgin Prunes began. I am blessed. I bought the records & tapes and I saw them live. Memorable gigs being the Futurama 3 Festival (1981) and Manchester Hacienda (1983), by the time they played The Feast Of Flowering Light Festival with Psychic TV in 1985 they had passed their sell by date (it happens). The two pieces here are part of the "New Form Of Beauty" project that was a series of releases in 12", 10", 7", cassette and VHS format. Virgin Prunes have an active website, visit https://www.virginprunes.com. Their first two 7" EPs were re-issued as 2x10" EPs for this years' 'Record Store Day' event, well worth tracking down.
Murder Cult was the project of Nottingham based sound artist Ben Hallatt. It operated for a couple of years 2013 - 2015 releasing on Ben's own KIKS/GFR label. 'Theatre And Death' is from the limited lathe-cut 10" "The Folly". It was also available on cassette, I think to 11 copies only. Murder Cult also put out a great 12" called "Four Hands Of Kali" and a cassette called "The Bridge". All worth hunting out. Ben is still active recording and performing as Cei Hill. He doesn't seem to have much internet presence but there are a few releases floating about on Discogs. Another limited 10" lathe cut is Neil Campbell's "Perimeter Ghost Bloom". Self released in 2020 https://theneilcampbell.bandcamp.com is the place to go for more information.
Inade are René and Knut from Leipzig. The project began in 1990 with Inade creating the LOKI Foundation, an umbrella to release their sound. Thirty years (+) and they are still releasing some of the finest 'dark ambient / industrial' sounds around. There are Inade side projects like Fjernlys, Ex. Order, and M.K. Ultra all worth a listen. http://www.inade.de.
<<S.P.K>> follow with a track from the unofficial box set 'Working Cycle Transmission'. The box set consists of five live albums and two 10" EPs. 'Genetic Transmissions Alt.' is a studio recording (recorded in Sydney, Australia) from 1982. 'Genetik Transmissions' is from the SPK "Leichenschrei" album originally released by Thermidor Records in 1982. 'Working Cycle Transmission' is still available on Discogs, I have no idea who Therapeutic / Adverse Recordings are, apart from that they are based in Athens, Greece. The Wire track is from the double 10" and 7" packaged inside a hardback book of lyrics and photographs called 'PF456 Deluxe'. Released as part of "Record Store Day' in 2021. I have mentioned before that I have found a shop down here in Devon that gets in the RSD releases, the owner says he has no say in what he's sent and sometimes he gets in the odd one or two releases he knows he won't sell, so I get them cheap ... sometimes very cheap. Where is this shop? Mind your own business!
My is Yann Jaffiol from Ultra Milkmaids. I can't remember but I think I picked this 10"EP up from Yann when Dieter Müh played with Ultra Milkmaids at AZ Conn in Dresden. A date on the Harbinger Sound Travelling Circus And Freak Show 2000. The 10" is called 'Randomsundaytracks' on the V-Lego label. French band Celluloid Mata also released on V-Lego. Ultra Milkmaids have a Banccamp page (their website seems inactive), go to https://ultramilkmaids.bandcamp.com to find out more.
Thanks for listening :
01: Dieter Müh : "A Good Ten Inches (I)" (Not On Label) 2001.
02: Dieter Müh : "A Good Ten Inches (II)" (Not On label) 2001.
03: Dieter Müh : "A Good Ten Inches (III)" (Not On Label) 2001.
04: MNEM : "Siera Star" (Kaos Kontrol) 2000.
05: Soviet France : "Waiting At The Gate" (Alt Vinyl) 2012.
06: Soviet France : "Zerlest" (Alt Vinyl) 2012.
07: Soviet France : "Gathering Breath" (Alt Vinyl) 2012.
08: Raionbashi : "Untitled" (Ignivomous / Absurd). 2009.
09: Skalp : "Don't Turn" (Tesco Organisation) 1996.
10: Virgin Prunes : "Sweet Home Under White Clouds" (Rough Trade Records) 1981.
11: Virgin Prunes : "Sad World" (Rough Trade Records) 1981.
12: Murder Cult : "Theatre And Death" (KIKS / Gfr) 2014.
13: Neil Campbell : "Perimeter Ghost Bloom (III)" (Not On Label) 2020.
14: Neil Campbell : "Perimeter Ghost Bloom (IV)" (Not On Label) 2020.
15: Inade : "With The Flood To Light" (Malignant Records) 1996.
16: SPK : "Genetik Transmission Alt." (Therapeutic / Adverse Recordings) 2015.
17: Wire : "99.9" (Pink Flag) 2021.
18: My : "Iria Grrl" (V-Lego) 1997.
19 MNEM : "Magnetokorsk (Oct 2000)" (Not On Label) 2000.
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