Another crazy compilation I assisted with. The rather cheeky concept, originated and curated by Ryann Daisy Swimmer, was the melding of powerviolence and HNW. In practice, we let the artists interpret this idea pretty freely. 17 artists in about 14 minutes.
2xC-60 compilation put together by Igloo Martian in 2012; I helped with the duplicating. 50 were made. The Man From Ultra, The Noisettes, Igloo Martian, Stirner, Zreen Toyz, Subversive Intentions, Elizabeth Veldon, and Distant Trains.
Ya know, I suspect this one’s kind of a classic. I think it was gifted to me at some point by Bryan Day, a member of Seeded Plain and perhaps more importantly the proprietor of Public Eyesore Records. Honestly, dude is fascinating. I’ve seen Seeded Plain live a few times and been present for a few other shows he’s been involved with over several years before he moved out west and I kinda miss him and hope we get a chance to hang again some day.
Anyway, if you dig clattery electroacoustic invented-instrument improvised soundscapes, this is one you really need to check out (as is much of Bryan’s extensive discography and a whole lot of the Public Eyesore and Eh? catalogs too).
A solo project by Steveggs that seems to have been spurred by a spell of being stuck in bed sick and bored. Uneasy-listening ambient made up of echoed spoken vocals and improvised guitars recorded on a karaoke machine. Along similar lines as 3.2 or “Confused Everyday” from “You Are Afraid”, plus a couple Pile Of Eggs outtakes and an early live noisecore set by Schnauzer thrown in to fill up extra space.
I first heard Make It Stop via the inclusion of the track “Breadfuck” on the Audio Terrorism compilation. It was one of my favorite things on that tape, so I wrote to them to see how I could get more of their stuff and told them how the track reminded me of early Swans. Got back this tape and a note saying “thanks for the comparison to Swans, they rule!”.
Make It Stop’s sound is some great sludge-noise with lo-fi 4-track production; many of the tracks are instrumental, others have spoken-word vocals; “Buzzfuck” is a bit unique in being a sort of mystical stoner-doom tune with more traditional vocals.
A slightly different version of this tape was found at the Sluggisha blogspot but I think the sound is better on mine, which also has a couple more tracks on it. They also included a mix of bands from their area on the B side which included Tub Of Noise’s tracks from a split tape with Make It Stop along with stuff by Shiny Beast, Geezer Lake, Boil, and Breadwinner, though I haven’t included that stuff here. (Members of Shiny Beast were later in Red Fang, and Geezer Lake are criminally underappreciated in my opinion).
I later got a second Make It Stop tape that included the same first four songs from the first tape, followed by the contents of their side of the aforementioned Tub Of Noise split, also written up on the Sluggisha blogspot, and some live material (plus a note written on the back of a cash register receipt reading “Bill Zobel Noise Tapes Yeah!”).