Monday, 9 May 2011

Records from Finland

Here's a quick post about a couple of records I got whilst I was in Helsinki in early April. Records from Combat Rock Shop and KVLT.

Doom - Fuck Peaceville (, )
I've never got round to getting anything by Doom, but after they were announced for Damnation Festival later this year I thought I'd better get listening. This is 2 LPs of fast and heavy crust. Great stuff! What is perhaps more interesting is the story behind the record. Peaceville sold Doom's tracks to Music for nations without consulting the band, and against their wishes, so the band released this LP to let Peacevillle know what they thought of them. There's even a scan on the back of the gatefold sleeve of the letter from Peaceville records notifying the band.

Vitamin X - Full Scale Assault (Agipiunk & Thrashbastard, 2008)
Haven't listened through this enough to say much yet, but I like it so far, and expect it will grow on me. Just another one of many bands I've heard much about but just never got round to picking up any of their stuff.

Khors - Cold (Heidenwut Productions & Ancient Nation, 2008)
I was expecting Drudkh worship here, and turned out to be wrong, but this is still a good LP of mid-to-fast pace BM. Just look at that cover art! Epic winter scenes can be a bit over used but this one is just awesome. After purchasing I noticed a suspect sunwheel/swastika on the back, although I've heard that the band have no political motivations, so I'm not sure what to make of it.

Haemoth - (Southern Lord, 2005)
I spotted this picture disc in a bargain box. I hadn't heard the band before but it's on Southern Lord so I thought it was worth a try for a couple of euros. Haemoth are a black metal band from France, but unfortunately I've not had chance to listen to it enough to write much. to be updated in the future! Limited to 300 copies.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Non-musical records

So, the first proper post is about some non-musical records. These are records I've picked up with the attention of sampling them. I've got a few others, but these two are my favourites.

Danny Kaye - The Big Oven (Gala Goldentone, 1963)
I found this first one whilst digging in a favourite spot of mine. What first attracted me was that it is a recording of a story written by Tolstoy. That was enough for me, but after pulling it out of the sleeve I found out it was bright orange (the photo makes it look red, but trust me when I say it's orange!), 6" and plays at 78 rpm. A lovely, quirky little record, and a great story. Read it/listen to it is you get the chance!

The Big Oven

Dick Bentley - Ali Baba (HMV Junior Record Club, 1960)
This one was from the same shop, although I found it on another occasion. Again, I was looking for records with speech for sampling, but it's another nice story on blue vinyl.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Change of direction

The printed zine won't be happening, at least not for a while, so for now this blog will be about records. Well, mainly records, but also tapes, CDs and whatever other formats I'm listening to. Expect the first ramblings soon....

Thursday, 16 September 2010


coming soon hopefully. Fading Vision #1 later this year!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

A picture of me while we were doing fireworks. A pretty Rob Darken-esque photo I reckon.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A picture I took before moving back to uni. Came out blurry but I like it. Might use it on an EP or something.