2014 review...

After a slow 2013, there was a lot of hope going forward to 2014. Already a handful of shows were lined up and recordings pending. In 2013 I had no records out, 2014 I have had insane 6.

  • Live at Crater Lake (Sound Holes)
  • Untitled (Baertown Records)
  • Moments (KIKS/GF)
  • Blind Dates (Chocolate Monk)
  • Grot (Self released demo)
  • No Religion at the Salad Bar (Angurosakuson)
And appeared on a number of compilations for Skeleton Dust, Nefarious Activities, and a couple others.

On the live front it's been busy, highlights were playing shows with Lettera 22, the collaborations with Duncan Harrison, and playing two times with Clive Graham.

Next up...

Completion of the split / collaboration with Duncan Harrison and then a few other releases TBC.

No forthcoming shows planned currently.
Best of 2014

Listed here is some of my favourite records / performances / experiences  (in no order)

  • Vanessa Amara ‎– Both Of Us / King Machine (Posh Isolation)
  • Joseph Hammer - Roadless Travel (Art into life) 
  • Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet - Popeth (Glistening Examples)
  • Pam Ball Tripel  - 'Oi lads I smell wort' + other misc recordings / alright duckie (Vigneronne)
  • Valerio Tricoli - Miseri Lares (PAN)
  • Spoils & Relics - Live in Belgium  (November 2014)
  • Wanda Group - Symirroretry (Meds) / Henry Caravan - Street Exotica From The Met (Umbro G) / Live @ CafĂ© Oto (Oct 2014)
  • Russell Haswell & PAIN JERK Electroacoustic Sludge Dither Transformation Smear Grind Decomposition nO!se File Exchange Mega Edit (Editions Mego)
  • Adam Bohman - Music and Words 2 (Paradigm)
  • Brunt "Strewthsayer" (Dismal Hangover) 
  • Lettera 22 - Live @ Electric Knife / Rammel Club (May 2014)
  • Mark Dicker - Talk of the University (Bunkland Records)
  • Jason Kahn, Takahiro Yamamoto, Takuji Naka -Yugue (2013?)
  • Small Cruel Party - Unroof The House Of The Fishes (Harbinger Sound) (Reissue, doesn't matter)
  • Phil Julian & Mark Durgan - Live in Belgium (November 2014), nod to the 'Trace' lp by Phil that I've still not brought yet!
  • Diastolic Murmurs - Live (December 2014)
  • Darksmith - Moral Injury (Self-Released, who cares if I didn't hear this til 2015)
  • Stuart Chalmers - Imaginary Musicks Volume 1 & 2 (Beartown / Self Released)
  • Pigs Ear Beer Festival (London, December 2014)
  • Mica Levi - Under the skin / Feeling Romantic, Feeling Tropical, Feeling Ill (DDS)
  • Renato Rinaldi – live (September 2014) 
  • Greg Kelley And Jason Lescalleet ‎– Conversations (Glistening Examples)

HANATARASHI 'We Are Hardcore!!!!!'

Post on behalf of a friend. Last chance to nab a classic.

HANATARASHI 'We Are Hardcore!!!!!' 6 x CD-R + DVD-R


Extremely limited expanded reissue collecting everything from the original 5 x CD set of early cassette material PLUS OVER 90 MINUTES OF BONUS AUDIO in the form of more rare comp tracks added to each disc and a 6th disc of the Hanatarashi & Kyoaku Kyojindan 'Jigoku No Komoriuta' collab. cassette. Also included is a DVD of the rare 'Cock Aktion' VHS.

Includes the largely uncirculated FULL COLOUR ARTWORK for the original 5 discs and several size A4 inserts of rare early Hanatarashi articles & interviews from Japanese magazines such as Fool's Mate, P.O.W, Gekko-Luna and more.

Each set is completely hand-made and neatly packaged in strong 6/9" (close to A5 size) grip-seal polybag with artwork affixed to front and back.

Last batch of sets currently in production and taking orders now at a reduced price. Don't pay stupid prices on discogs and ebay for the original set. For the same price that was sold for on release you will get all that and alot more in this expanded and improved reissue.

GBP £ 24.00 UK
GBP £ 26.50 EUROPE

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