This is just a quick update that after a long spell of inactivity I’ll be restarting uploads to the blog on a regular basis pretty soon. The first act is I’ll spend the next while going through every post on the blog and updating links for those that have gone down over the years. I’ll update this when that has been completed. If there’s any that slip through the cracks just email at the address to the right or message me on Twitter.
I’ve been working on setting up this database for a while now and it’s finally up and running, so here’s a link to a list of every live recording I have in my collection right now. There are currently 1,100+ recordings in the collection dating from 1966 up to right now and covering all genres though it’s mostly the kind of stuff I post to the blog here (noise, drone, metal, punk, hardcore etc).You can use the letters at the top of the list to look for bands you may be interested in.
The vast bulk of the collection are FLAC audio recordings (there’s about 100 videos) so if there’s anything there on the list that takes your fancy just send me an email and I’ll upload it here. If you’re a trader and want to set up a large/bulk trade then feel free to contact me too.
Noise Not Music – The Live Recording Collection
Since the notice about all the mediafire links going dead Hotfile have also decided to shut their doors. I’m going to reupload a lot of the files (likely working backwards) to Mega but if there’s any shows in particular you want reuploaded first then let me know here and I’ll get to it before the others.
Just posting a little update to say I’ve fixed almost all of the links for everything on the blog. There was some that pointed to a redirect site that’s now dead even though the files were still active. I may get back to posting some day but I used to do most of my uploading with a great college internet connection so it might be a while before I get back to it again.
I had this tape is stock in the NNM distro and I sold all the copies I had about 2 hrs after posting the distro notice. Insane. The label sold out of it a few dasy after that as Aquarius bought up half of the entire release total (a mere 70 copies) where I think it’s sold out there too. Criminally low release total is you ask me as it’s probably one of Expo 70’s best releases. The A side is by far the better side with it’s pulsating drum machine riff that will stick with you until you die.
Expo 70 – Awakening [2009, Sloow Tapes]
I got this tape at Ashtray Navigations appearance at the Nightmare Before Xmas 2006, surprisingly even though this was limited to only 50 copies the label page say that this is still available but since the last release put out by them was this tape (and a Mike Shiflet CDR) in Novemeber 2006 I doubt that it’s actually still available.
I have not listened to any other Ashtray Navigations bar this tape so I’m not really in the position to comment on whether it’s good/bad comapred to the rest of his releases.
Ashtray Navigations is the UK drone/noise project of the always-prolific Phil Todd, who in addition to recording under a number of aliases and groups, is responsible for his own Memoirs of an Aesthete label. Here he turns in some typically dense, engaging lo-fi work, two sides of in-the-red sludge hiding countless layers of detail and melodic beauty. The A-side is a haunting, eerie drone with hints of spiky noise disrupting its unsettling peace, while the B-side erupts into all-out chaotic noise, with hints of melodic bells chiming underneath.
Ashtray Navigations – Stranded In The Sea/Standing In The Tea [Fargone Records, 2006]
Seemingly this is actually a bootleg not actually put out by Nail In The Coffin but it seems to be getting distributed through regular channels.. Anyway, this is a CDR reissue of the first ever Growing release, Dry Drunk On Woman. It was originally released in 2002 as a 7″ on the Nail In The Coffin label. As it’s their first ever release it’s not up to the high standards they reached on later releases but you can hear the start of their drony ambient soundscapes that they perfected on releases like The Soul Of The Rainbow… or Vision Swim. Well worth a listen.
Growing – Dry Drunk On Woman [Nail In The Coffin, 2002]