Saturday, 23 June 2018
This broadcast had two or three lifeforms before going out on air. Checking through old diaries and stuff I discovered that this was the day, in 1980, that Throbbing Gristle released their 4th and final studio album "Heathen Earth" and was also two days away (June 23) from the day that TG finally terminated their mission in 1981. So ... the plan was to play the whole of "Heathen Earth" and build two hours of Throbbing Gristle sounds around it. Then came the thought of playing the whole of "Heathen Earth" and playing the sounds of those that were present at the recording (as listed on the back of the LP sleeve). The likes of We Be Echo, Vagina Dentata Organ, Konstruktivists, Last Few Days, The Leather Nun, Alex Fergusson all became possible, as well as the sounds from the reformed factions of Throbbing Gristle.
I know to some this may sound a little obvious, maybe a little bit of a BBC 6Music idea but I do remember back in the late 1990's when Dieter Müh started to 'gig' a little and get noticed, folk wanted interviews and we started getting questioned by people at gigs .. especially abroad, and the oft asked question was "what are your influences"? My answer always had to be Throbbing Gristle and it came as a great surprise the amount of people who had not heard TG. Heard of yes, but actually heard...no. Especially in the Scando countries where I was discovering that people were coming to 'industrial music' through black/death metal or pop music like Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode. This was in the days before internet access to music ... Soundcloud + Spotify etc. So maybe I could play some sounds that was new to some ears and lovingly familiar to others....
And then through the post came the new CD album from Inade and vinyl LP from MNEM. I have
also been playing a lot of the Templum N.R. three CD and tape box "Magnetic Visions" and the Marina Stewart CDR "Amends As Heresy" over the past two / three weeks and wanted to incorporate them in to a radio programme. So the playlist and broadcast took a new shape.
I have been in correspondence with David Leutkart (AKA Grodock) recently and he mailed a package of sounds of artists I have never heard before. Bruital Orgasme are a duo from Belgium and the opening track is from the split 3" CDR with Thenokirch called "Partikalfiltration No.1".
The new Inade album was released by Loki Foundation this month. "The Nine Colours Of The Threshold". Two tracks appear here as well as the 2012 track "Samadhi State Part III" which comes from the 2x10" compilation "Land:(Schaft)".
MNEM are old MuhMur Radio favourites. Three years ago I broadcast a MNEM 'session' which featured three tracks that appear on the new LP "Hegonon". "Disaster Marginal" appears on that session. (June 25 2015). MNEM are Weno + Juri and based across the Suomi lakes. The album is on the fine Ukranian Sentimental Productions imprint and available here and now:
The Sutekh Hexen track is from the 2xcassette release "Monument Of Decay" on Beläten. I was fortunate to get one of the limited box editions that includes a vial of human bone dust and a vial of human blood. (The Homer Simpson beermat in the picture has nothing to do with the release...I forgot to remove it from the shot ... DOH!).
The playlist has now taken an occult like and ritual theme ... not through purpose but it is just how it (organically) grew. The Alice Kemp track comes from the compilation project "My Fair Lady (Keep the Faith)". A compilation of cover versions curated by German artist Mario Passarotto and released to coincide with his exhibition at Rumpsti Pumsti in Berlin, 2015.
To break the occult Section 25 appear with their Factory Records single released on this day in 1980.
One of my favourite gigs was Section 25 at Nottingham Rock City back in 1982. They were supporting A Certain Ratio who themselves were promoting the "Sextet" LP release. Section 25 were playing material from their "Always Now" album. I remember the guitarist had his back to the audience through the whole set. That (at the time) impressed me.
Stuart Chalmers ends the broadcast with a track from his new cassette "The Shadow". Released in April this year and available on the Was Ist Das? label or direct from Stuart himself here :
Next programme is on July 5.
01: Bruital Orgasme : "Soap And Bubbles" (Grubenwehr Freiberg) 2018.
02: Templum N.R. : "The Glow Breathed Out From The Aphotic Deeps" (Aural Hypnox) 2018.
03: Inade : "Ūber Dem All" (Loki Foundation) 2018.
04: Sutekh Hexen : "Lastness" (Beläten) 2013.
05: Lustmord : "Primordial Atom" (Side Effects) 1992.
06: MNEM : "Disaster Marginal" (Sentimental Productions) 2018.
07: MNEM : "Exoratum" (Sentimental Productions) 2018.
08: Throbbing Gristle : "Heathen Earth (Extract)" (Mute Records) 1991.
09: Marina Stewart : "Mania/Bull Baying" (m.m.label) 2018.
10: Alice Kemp : "Lucifer (I Wanna Be Your Man)" (Edizioni Passarotto) 2015.
11: Inade : "The Pinions Of The Sacred Time" (Loki Foundation) 2018.
12: Inade : "Samadhi State Part III" (Cold Lands Distribution) 2012.
13: Section 25 : "Girls Don't Count" (Factory Records) 1980.
14: Stuart Chalmers : "Primordial Emanation" (Was Ist Das?) 2018.
Please take a listen (Copy + Paste) :
Saturday, 9 June 2018
Summer is approaching ...
This broadcast starts with a track from the new Templum N.R. release "Temple Of Nightside Revelations" a box set with 3 CD's a tape and various printed tracts.
Last week I received a package from Richard of The New Blockaders with the LP "Nurse With Wound Plays Les Changes Blockeurs". It is Steve Stapleton's reworking of the legendary debut LP from TNB released back in 1982. Twenty minutes of a carousel of vortex sounds. Dada in action.
Released last month was the collaborative album from MyTrip and Evitceles. The LP "Protective" features two tracks by each artist and two tracks from their collaborative project Protective. MyTrip opens the LP with the track "Relentless" which is a word I always associate with Clock DVA hence the playing of "Relentless" from the album "White Souls In Black Suits". Originally released on cassette format on Industrial Records in 1980. I play the remastered version from the 1990 vinyl LP on Italian Contempo Records. The 'same title different song' theme got me thinking and I managed to find "Industrial Estate" by Raudive Bunker Experiment twinned with the Fall classic from 1979. RBE existed in the early 1980's. Created by Andy Wilson in Weymouth (Dorset) they put out a handful of self released tapes before their one and only LP "Industrial Estate/A Knot" on Distant Heat Records. Andy also went on to play with Bourbonese Qualk. The two RBE tracks here are from the compilation box set released in 2009.
Last March I performed as part of Vagina Dentata Organ in Belper. Part of that performance (also) was Aja. Last month Opal Tapes released he first album. It is reviewed elsewhere on this blog, needless to say it has become a firm favourite here at MuhMur HQ. I do apologise - the levels were all over the place so the volume fluctuates somewhat.
On this day Young Marble Giants released their first EP on Rough Trade Records.
I have a habit of collecting the works / sounds of Thorsten Soltau at the moment. There are others, but Thorsten seems to have a habit of putting out sounds that I want to hear at the moment. Regular listeners to MuhMur Radio will have figured this out by now. The final quarter of the programme is dedicated to Thorsten. Twins Natalia are a project based in Brighton. There sound is synth-pop, electro dance music. There's a hint of cold wave in there but basically it is Dollar meets a Poundland Eddie & Sunshine. But their latest offering "When We Were Young - Rare Recordings And Demos" features a remix by Thorsten Soltau and Marina Stewart and it's available in the UK - saving on European P+P!
Black Letters For The Lilies is a collaboration between Thorsten and Susan Matthews. Buy the CD here : https://thorstensoltau.bandcamp.com/album/black-letters-for-the-lilies for only €9.00.
The new CD from Marina Stewart is a compilation / collection of songs from her vaults. It's called "Amends As Heresy" and is available on the m.m. label.
Please take a listen to the broadcast here : (Copy & Paste). : https://www.mixcloud.com/muhsteve/muhmur-radio-broadcast-07062018/
01: Templum N.R. : "Hymn Two, Seven, Three" (Aural Hypnox) 2018.
02: Nurse With Wound : "T.N.B. Amen" (United Dirter) 2018.
03: Unknown : "Oh Death (Excerpt)" (Beläten) 2018.
04: Andrea Borghi : "Fugqus" (Contour Editions) 2015.
05: The Dead Mauriacs : "Le Seuil" (Sire Wire Editions) 2012.
06: MyTrip : "Relentless" (Amek) 2018.
07: Clock DVA : "Relentless" (Contempt Records) 1990.
08: Clock DVA : "The Unseen" (Wax Trax! Records) 1989
09: Evitceles : "Fathom Away" (Amek) 2018.
10: Aja : "Rattles" (Opal Tapes) 2018.
11: Raudive Bunker Experiment : "Industrial Estate (Live)" (Youdonthavetocallitmusic) 2009.
12: The Fall : "Industrial Estate" (Step Forward Records) 1979.
13: Cabaret Voltaire : "Messages Received" (Rough Trade Records) 1980.
14: Raudive Bunker Experiment : "The Message Is Received" (Youdonthavetocallitmusic) 2009.
15: Young Marble Giants : "Final Day" (Rough Trade Records) 1980.
16: Young Marble Giants : "Radio Silents" (Rough Trade Records) 1980.
17: Twins Natalia : "Bear Me Up (Maladjustment Replet 1/2)" (Lavender Sweep/Anna Logue Records) 2018.
18: Black Letters For The Lilies : "A Grey Hare" (m.m.label) 2018.
19: Black Letters For The Lilies : "Arabesque" (m.m.label) 2018.
20: Marina Stewart : "Amends As Heresy" (m.m.label) 2018.
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