Dec 29, 2011

Lee Noble - No Becoming


Deaf Center - Owl Splinters


Los Angeles cassette tape revival drone versus Norwegian haunted forest ambient.
Both are my picks for best "Have you seen Kyle Parker?" milk carton design of 2011.

Dec 26, 2011

Werewolf Woman

Ilsa - Tutti Il Colori Del Buio


Better than Darker Handcraft and much more interesting than God Is War.
Ilsa are a group of exploitation film geeks from DC with my pick for the "somewhere between sludgy doom and crusty thrash riffage, Wolverine Blues worship" album of the year.

Dec 23, 2011


Heino - Weihnacht Unter'm Tannenbaum


What's that under the Christmas tree? Another Heino holiday album! This one features more American songs than the previously posted album.


Heino - Weihnacht In Den Bergen


Carve up the ham and unwrap your presents with one of Germany's most famous singers.

Dec 21, 2011

Robert Rental & The Normal - Live At West Runton Pavilion, 6-3-79


I'd rather listen to this noisefest than fall asleep to Tombs or Blouse or whatever else is on your top 2011 list.
DVA Damas & Le Face Split


Disclaimer: I only uploaded the DVA Damas side because Le Face is horrible.
Female fronted post-punk with synthy undertones (think Tropic of Cancer with vocals). One of the better So Cal bands right now. Bonus track included called "Bad Manners" that is to my knowledge unreleased. Cop their debut 7" in the archive and look forward to their full length early next year.
Robert Görl - Mit Dir


I've been on a Mute kick lately. Drummer of DAF does  really emotional synth music. He released an awesome LP on Mute featuring Annie Lennox and a seriously sexy cover that I'll post later.

Dec 20, 2011

Silicon Teens - Music For Parties


 "Today's artist is Silicon Teens, a fictional UK outfit spearheaded by the infamous Daniel Miller, head of independent wave label Mute Records. After two releases under The Normal (both the famous 'Warm Leatherette' 7'' and an experimental live recording with Robert Rental), Miller took to his synths to record a series of updated (and somewhat campy) 50s/60s rock n'roll tunes (alongside two originals), adopting a false 'teen' band to handle any budding press. Fad Gadget's Frank Tovey would act as lead vocalist during interviews as the remainder of the 'band' was portrayed by various actors, however, every note and vocal take was recorded by Miller himself.
Though one track from the Silicon Teens' lone release appeared on the soundtrack for Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, the 1980 record had little impact or chart success, and rumor claims that Mute would sign Depeche Mode soon after blowing the lid off the project in attempts to successfully market a true teen wave act."

Dec 19, 2011

Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon


I can type up some pretentious sounding shit about how this is the most overlooked Darktrhone album, but I'd rather get down and dirty with these frostbitten riffs.

Dec 18, 2011

Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales


This one's for all the idiots who think they're true because they have a crush on the singer from Light This City and wear pre-faded KISS shirts to be ironic. Real metal up your ass.

Dec 17, 2011

Windir - Arntor


A seamless blend of folky viking chants and unholy goat worship just in time for those howling winds from the frozen fjords to the north.

Dec 15, 2011

Inflatable Boy Clams - Inflatable Boy Clams


More bay area weirdos. This time it's four girls who released one of the strangest 7"s I've ever heard. It was enough for this guy to start a website.
Pre Fix - Underneathica • Ectomorphine


Bay area sociopathic weirdos.

Dec 14, 2011

Nervous Gender - Music From Hell


People like you make me sick.
Above the Ruins - Songs of the Wolf


Tony Wakeford's project after he left Death in June and before he started Sol Invictus. Very similar to Nada!-era DI6 though not as new wave.
And Also The Trees - And Also The Trees


Sorry for the long absence. Was really busy with school and took a much deserved short vacation after that. I'll try to up the post count before I head back to the salt mines next month.
'84 gothy post punk from the heart of the English countryside.

Nov 28, 2011


This will probably be my last post for the remainder of the quarter, so I figured I'd make it study appropriate.

You probably saw this on Stephen O'Malley's website a couple of years ago like I did. Craig Colorusso sets up 20 solar powered speakers in an open space, each with its own guitar loop that's part of a tranquil ambient composition. These are actual field recordings from his outdoor installations with audible fauna in the background. It's actually giving me flashbacks of Joshua Tree at night. Shell out a couple bucks for a download or buy a physical copy here.
Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundschaft - Kebabträume / Gewalt


and we were kids we were like 18 and that's the first time I seen a dude with a cape on

Nov 27, 2011

Robert Rental - Double Heart


and I walked in I'll never forget this it was called Ram Rod a gay bar in the city
Fad Gadget - Back To Nature/The Box 7"


Twenty years ago I went to a club to get quaaludes

Nov 23, 2011

Güler - The Salt On Your Face


Get obscure with these off-beat Dutch post-punkers.

Nov 22, 2011

Kreator - Pleasure to Kill


The original death metal record.

Nov 16, 2011

Franz from the band Monozid sent me some stuff to check out, and you know I can't say "nien" to a German. Turns out they're pretty good! Post-punky, early Factory records feel to it.

Give them a listen:

Their discography is up for grabs here.

Nov 15, 2011

Of the Wand and the Moon - The Lone Descent


Probably my favorite album of the year.

Nov 11, 2011

Heino - Seine Grossen Erfolge


Heino ißt Krieg, hehehehehehehe.

Nov 9, 2011

Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics...


For those about to engage in drugs, sex, or some other form of filth.

Nov 7, 2011


As promised, the second part of my I Am Spoonbender revival trilogy:



The most overlooked album of the 90s? Maybe a bit too bold of a claim but definitely the most overlooked album on GSL's roster! IAS was (is???) at its core Cup and Dustin with a rotating set of musicians making unclassifiable tunes in their mysterious studio above San Fran's legendary Aquarius Records. Featuring: drum and bass, heavy modular synthesizer foreplay, tape loops, field recordings, telepathic subliminal messages, Uri Geller references before you started reblogging every picture of Carl Sagan in front of a nebula, and the best fucking asymmetrical haircuts since A Flock of Seagulls. You've slept on this for long enough, now here's your chance to catch up.

Teletwin EP


I've always thought of this as a b-sides collection to Sender/Receiver. Has an alternate version of "Stopwatch Static" that gives the original a run for its money, a reworking of Berlin's "Metro" and four lengthy instrumental jams.
Useless trivia of the day: the vinyl for this was pressed as a three "sided" record, meaning the second side has two grooves in it allowing for random play.

Nov 5, 2011

Felt - Forever Breathes the Lonely World


Tonight on I'll be doing a Creation Records themed show. If it was up to me, I'd lock myself up in the station and play this record all day long. Tune in from 6-8PM PST.

Nov 4, 2011

Sodom - Obsessed By Cruelty


Bummed out by that new Metallica/Lou Reed album? Headbang your sorrows away to this proto-black metal/Teutonic thrash classic. Vinyl rip of the original EU press, which is actually the second recording of this album.

Nov 2, 2011

The only GSL band I still listen to

I Am Spoonbender - Shown Actual Size


Been talking about posting this for years and now that I'm bent on posting the rest of Coil's discography it makes sense. Unfortunately, I don't have all of my IAS albums with me so this will have to suffice for now.
IAS was a San Francisco group, heavily influenced by Coil, Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle, etc. They actually got me into all of that music. This EP is part of their later work, which became much more synth/vocal oriented.

Nov 1, 2011

Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 2


Finishing what I started.

Oct 28, 2011

Halloween tradition

It's that time of the year where I re-upload all of the Danzig stuff that's been taken down for your Halloween enjoyment. This one is a little more inclusive because of the Danzig Legacy show on Monday.



Glenn separates himself from the whole "horror punk" shtick to downright badass metal. Fuzzy, bluesy, occult goodness. The album wanes a bit towards the end, but an undeniable classic.

Danzig II: Lucifuge


The band trades in their somewhat dated 80s heavy metal sound for a bit of soul. This album has it all: stripper anthems, heartbreak ballads, NOLA standards, and plenty of heavy riffage. Would be perfect if Killer Wolf wasn't so poorly timed.

Danzig III: How The Gods Kill


Tempo is taken down a notch and we're given a more methodical look at Danzig. Introduction of wider range of instruments, Danzig's voice has more polish. A simmering grower of an album, but still a classic.

Thrall: Demonsweatlive EP


This one's a two parter: first three tracks are studio recordings, one of them is a (H)Elvis cover. Next four tracks are live recordings from a Halloween show.

Danzig 4p


The final album featuring the "classic" line-up, and Danzig at their most experimental up to this point. A pretty hit or miss album for most people. It would be a contender for my favorite if the production was better: Danzig's vocals are too raw at times.

Danzig 777: I Luciferi


Despite what most people would have you think, 777 is a good album. It was a welcome return to some familiarity after the disastrous 5 and 6 releases. I've often heard people complain about the musicianship and production on this record, but that's what I like about it so much. It's very technical, heavy, and cold compared to the classic era records.

Circle of Snakes


Perhaps the most overlooked Danzig album and I'm not exactly sure why. Maybe it's because of the lackluster cover art, though II and III aren't exactly the most aesthetically pleasing. Maybe everyone was used to the number system, but Danzig 8 doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Regardless, this is probably the heaviest Danzig album with fantastic guitar work. Biggest detraction is the vocal mix, they're too low!

Deth Red Sabaoth


And finally, Danzig's most recent effort. A true return to the "classic" era style with full analog and bluesy riffs. Heavily touted as the best album since 4p. Not sure if I agree with that, but certainly worth a listen if you're a Danzig fan.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius - Selbstportrait


Just got back from a very poorly attended Roedelius show. Shame on you, Los Angeles!

Oct 23, 2011

Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie & Elizabeth Fraser - The Moon and the Melodies


Oct 21, 2011

Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels


Tomorrow night I'll be doing a 4AD themed radio show from 6-8PM pst. I'm going to try getting away with playing as much Cocteau Twins as humanly possible. Listen live here.

Oct 17, 2011

Tsjuder - Desert Northern Hell


Midterm week means we're going to get grim again.

Oct 14, 2011

Regis - In A Syrian Tongue


Tomorrow on I'll be doing a Nettwerk/Antler records themed show, so a lot of synthy electronic body music and industrial to get you ready for Killing Spree's third year anniversary show. I'll also be playing some new stuff like this brooding electronic release on Blackest Ever Black. Listen live tomorrow from 6-8 PM PST.

Oct 11, 2011

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds


Halloween is less than three weeks away.

Oct 10, 2011

Björk - Biophilia


I'll be surprised if this link works for more than an hour.

Oct 9, 2011

Godflesh - Slavestate


Drown out all your Sunday night sorrows with JKB.

Oct 7, 2011


Crass - The Feeding of the 5000 (Crassical Collection)


Yo, my friends got locked out of the station last week but they'll be back this Saturday doing a Crass & Subterranean records night. Listen HERE 6-8 PM PST Saturday.
Anyway, I was pretty skeptical about these "Crassical collection" reissues but it sounds amazing! If you've heard this record a billion times like I have, be prepared for your ears to perk up. Wear a nice pair of headphones. I didn't upload any of the extra stuff they tacked onto this release because it was poor quality, both in terms of music and sound.

Oct 3, 2011

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead


The bats have left the bell tower

Sep 30, 2011

ANBB - Mimikry


Alva Noto and Blixa of Neubaten collaborate to make the best Coil album sans Balance/Christopherson.