Saturday, 23 June 2018
MuhMur Radio Broadcast 21 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.
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