Friday, 30 April 2010

The Sisters of Mercy - Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb - 26.04.2009.

Excellent concert with the band at it's best. Excellent sound. Thanks to Eggi1 for sharing his recording.

01. Intro
02. Crash and Burn
03. Ribbons
04. Train / Detonation Blvd
05. Alice
06. Flood I
07. Anaconda
08. Marian
09. Suzanne
10. Arms
11. Giving Ground
12. Dominion / Mother Russia
13. Summer
14. First and Last and Always
15. This Corrosion
16. Flood II
17. Romeo Down
18. Vision Thing
19. Lucretia
20. Top Nite Out
21. Temple of Love

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Sisters Of Mercy - Lyceum, London, UK - 26.12.1982 (Flac)

An early concert with nice sound. Really like this "Watch" live version. In Flac.

01. Kiss The Carpet
02. Floorshow
03. Adrenochrome
04. Valentine
05. Alice
06. Watch
07. Body Electric
08. Anaconda
09. Sister Ray


Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Dark Circle Room's Mix Tape #7

A new mix tape, a little bit more quiet than usual. The awesome photos from the post are from Ulrich Herrmann, who was kind enough to let me use them here. He has a gallery, full of great photos and collages, you should check it out.

Dark Circle Room's Mix Tape #7

Side 1

01. Massive Attack - Teardrop (Abbey Road Studio, 2007)
02. Massive Attack - Mezzanine (Abbey Road Studio, 2007)
03. Massive Attack - Angel (Abbey Road Studio, 2007)
04. Portishead - Only You (Jools Holland, XX.11.1997)
05. Portishead - Over (Jools Holland, XX.11.1997)
06. Portishead - Half Day Closing (Jools Holland, XX.11.1997)

Side 2

07. Nick Cave - God Is In The House (Kings College, London, 24.09.2001)
08. Nick Cave - The Mercy Seat -(Kings College, London, 24.09.2001)
09. Death In Vegas - Dirge (Eurorockeenes, 2003)
10. New Order - Transmission (London, 12.10.2005)
11. New Order - Atmosphere (London, 12.10.2005)
12. New Order - Warsaw (London, 12.10.2005)

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The Sisters of Mercy - Kill The Lights (Bootleg)

This LP is the sixth Palazzograssi production, catalogue number PG 06. Coverart is of Eldritch in white fencing clothing on a white background. This release was limited to approximately 1500 copies, with 5 copies released as a box set with t-shirt. Thanks to Jember for sharing this one, ripped from his Vinyl copy.

01. Flood I
02. Lucretia My Reflection
03. Never Land
04. Untitled
05. Driven Like The Snow
06. Flood I
07. Afterhours
08. Lights
09. Fix
10. Good Things
11. Walkaway

01-06: Floodland Demos
07-10: Demos 1983
11: Alternative Mix

Nico (with Tangerine Dream) - Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Rheims - 13.12.1974

Very Good FM broadcast. An unprobable collaboration, but it results very well in the end.

01. Janitor of Lunacy
02. The Falconer
03. Valley of the Kings
04. The End
05. Abschied
06. Mutterlein
07. Frozen Warnings
08. You Forget to Answer
09. We've Got the Gold
10. No One is There
11. Aris Song
12. Atmospherics

Atari Teenage Riot - Hultsfred Festival - 18.06.1999

Noise mongers ATR at their absolute best in this excellent sounding FM broadcast. They are reforming for some concerts this year and a new record also. Be sure not to miss them, if there is a time their message makes sense is now!

01. Intro
02. Digital Hardcore
03. Sick To Death
04. Destroy 2000 Years of Culture
05. Deutchland Has Gotta Die
06. Revolution Action
07. Revolution Action / Not Your Bussiness
08. Atari teeage Riot 2
09. Too Dead For Me
10. Western decay
11. Into the Death
12. Ghost Chase
13. The Future of War / Death of A President
14. No Remorse
15. No Remorse (Reprise)
16. Start The Riot
17. Outro

Friday, 16 April 2010

Peter Steele RIP

It is with great sadness that we received the news of Type O Negative front man Peter Steele's death of what appears to be heart failure. He was only 48 years old.

"News of Steele’s death was initially received with disbelief as Steele pulled a hoax in 2005, posting his picture and the years “1962-2005″ on the group’s official website. Soon after, Steele all but disappeared as he battled drug problems and a prison stint. But today as members of Steele’s circle began to confirm his passing, the Type O Negative message boards opened this morning with the message, “Please play nice and expect statements from the band and family later today. Thank you for your understanding and support.”

Type O Negative became one of the most unlikely bands to break into the mainstream in the 1990s with their third album Bloody Kisses, which became the first album released by Roadrunner Records to go platinum. The album boasted rock radio hits “Christian Woman,” a cover of Seals & Crofts’ “Summer Breeze” and “Black No. 1.” The singer recorded seven albums with Type O Negative, the most recent being 2007’s Dead Again, which entered the Billboard 200 at Number 27, the band’s best debut." in Rolling Stone Online

He will be greatly missed.

Here's something to remember Peter.

Type O Negative - Ludwigsburg - 16.10.1994
01. Machine Screw
02. Too Late Frozen
03. Gravition Constant
04. Summer Girl
05. Paranoid
06. Xero Tolerance
07. Christian Woman
08. Prelude to Agony
09. Unsuccessfully Coping With the Natural Beauty of Infidelity

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City CA - 10.12.1994 (Flac)

KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas FM Broadcast.

A short but briliant set, don't really know why the almost acoustic title since there's lots of electric guitars with the usual distortion... Excellent sound in Flac. From the JLW DAT tape archive. Thanks to the original uploader.

SOURCE: FM DAT master > DATclone > digital transfer to PC via egosys2496

01. Snakedriver
02. Head On
03. Come On
04. I Hate Rock'n'Roll
05. Reverence

All About Eve - Town and Country Club, London - 14.09.1991

Very Good sound, probably from a FM broadcast. Another tape rip that JEmber decided to share with us. This is All About Eve in top form and already a mature live act in front of a very enthusiastic audience. By these times, Tim Bricheno had already left to join The Sisters of Mercy.

01. Strange Way
02. Share it With Me
03. Wild Hearted Woman
04. Touched By Jesus
05. In the Clouds
06. Martha's Harbour
07. Hide Child
08. The Mystery We Are
09. Road To Your Soul
10. Farewell Mr. Sorrow
11. The Dreamer
12. Rhythm of Love
13. Are You Lonely
14. Every Angel
15. Flowers in Our Hair
16. It's All Too Much

Dead Link

All About Eve - Apollo, Manchester - 26.03.1987

Nice sound. Another share by JEmber. Ripped from is tape collection. Our Thanks to him. It has the exactly same setlist of the concert of Nottingham three days earlier and the bootleg tape had the two concerts together. Both concerts were from the short UK tour they played as support to The Mission (which is why the sets are so short). The Mission had just started playing larger halls instead of clubs as a result of the success of their first album and "Wasteland" and "Severina" hit singles.

01. Flowers in Our Hair
02. Gipsy Dance
03. Lady Moonlight
04. Our Summer
05. In the Clouds
06. What Kind of Fool
07. Every Angel
08. In the Meadow
09. Appletree Man
10. Fowers in our Hair (encore)

Death Cult - Gatsby's, Liverpool - 21.11.1983

The Death Cult on the verge of turning inti The Cult. The setlist is almost completely made of songs that would be recorded for the Dreamtime album and it's singles B-Sides. Nice sound. thanks to the original uploader.

01. Ghost Dance
02. 83rd Dream
03. God's Zoo
04. A Flower in the Desert
05. Butterflies
06. Christians
07. Ressurection Song
08. Spiritwalker
09. Moya
10. Horse Nation
11. Brothers Grimm

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Nac/Hut Report - 9th Overflowing...Milky Slaughterhouse...Dream of Incubator

Nac/Hut Report, is a polish-italian band. They've released some material for the american label RCP Tapes and an EP in 2009. They've just finished their first LP, and decided to not release it onlabel but to spread it for free through the web.

They contacted the Room to help spreading and after hearing the album I was absolutely sure I wanted them in the blog. Their sound has a dreamlike ambient (sometimes nightmarish...) that I love in bands like My Bloody Valentine, Lycia or Death in Vegas and, at the same time, has nothing in commom with those bands, being highly original and intense, with amazing guitar playing. "Dead Steps", "Sand", "Not Completely Legal" and "Butterflies on Bodies" are for me, the standout songs, but the entire album has a coherence that it's difficult to find nowadays.

I liked the album so much that I grabbed the opportunity to make them a small interview, that I think you should read after hearing the album. Also, if you like their music, go to their MySpace page and drop them a message and be sure to check the promo video of "Butterflies on Bodies".


What motivated you to start the band?

BR: We've met almost 3 years ago in Krakow and then started our relationship. After around 10 months we started to live together and Li/ese/Li had idea of a musical project that seemed to me very interesting, so we decided to make music and then it developed more and more till we begin to record the first tracks and work on an album.
Li/ese/Li: The main motivation was to share an artistic experience andmusic was perfect for this.

For a relatively new band, your sound is quite mature, do you had any other bands in the past?

Li/ese/Li: I have been in a band for many years, and here i started dealing with minimal composition and with some ideas of "experimental" guitar, something similar to Glenn Branca or Sonic Youth. Later i used these elements even in Nac/hut Report project.
BR: I wasn't in any band before, I always liked music but I've never thought about it as a medium of expression - before I met Li/ese/Li I worked only with visual art, then he had this musical project in which in the begining my part was only vocal, but very soon step by step I started to be an active part in the creation.

Can you reveal a little about your songwriting approach?

Li/ese/Li: Normaly the songs start from noise collages and "concrete" sounds.Then slowly we start adding rythmical and melodical parts.
BR: Sometimes it's difficult to find right melody for all these noises. It happens that we have some noises, then we get melody and the process of composing starts again from this moment.
Li/ese/Li: We use a lot o pop tunes in our songs, but none of them has been created especially for one song, we just create them out of every context, we record them and then we put them in a song, piece by piece, untill we don't find something that fits to noises, guitars and all the rest. Often we deconstruct the voice parts. We put one on another tunes that were not meant to be mixed together.
BR: It's you know, like crazy painting, like if you would take a
little of action painting, ideas of Dada and trow it all on some portrait made by Andy Warhol. There's a lot of "deconstructive" spirit in our way of working, like producing a collage of "ready made" things.
Li/ese/Li: We don't like our songs enough to treat them too good.

I find your music quite visual, do you think of images/films when composing?

BR: Personally, it happened to me with "Butterflies on Bodies", when I was working on this song, I was thinking about Velvet Underground's "Venus in furs" and some sado-maso images, so there was a little of visual inspiration in this track, but mostly when we work on sound we think more about the atmosphere of sound itself.

By the way, very good video on your MySpace page, did you directed it yourselves?

BR: Thanks! Yes, we did it by ourself. We like to create a visual context to our music. Actually I'm working on a short promotional movie, something quite weird.

Why the decision of putting the record as a free download opposed to the regular way of releasing a CD/Tape/Record? Does this, in any way, reflect your opinion on the actual state of the music business?

Li/ese/Li: Yes. in this period you can find a lot of self-released music that sounds much better than the music published by main indie labels. In some way we wanted to be part of these beautiful music "scene" produced and released outside every kind of market, to us this stuff is like some kind of Art-brut or Outsider Art for the internet era. While most of indie labels are producing something more stereotyped and conservative. We are more interested in the deviant
cultural products than in the music market.

What's your opinion about the internet's role in helping/hurting
the promotion of new bands?

Li/ese/Li: In my opinion it helps a lot, you can manage a lot of things by yourself and you're not doomed only to follow the labels.
BR: Blogs are great, they let you reach listeners all around the world. Of course it takes a lot of time and work to get in contact with the people that could be potencially inetrested in your music, but it's also wonderfull to have direct contact with them.

Do you do concerts? If not do you plan on doing them in the near
future? (I would love to hear these songs live)

BR: We're planning to do some concerts in next months, but we still need to search for the places where we could play. Till now we've had some gig, and we opened a concert of Carla Bozzulich's Evangelista. The live songs are different because we don't want to give them any structure and so they could sound very fragmented and chaotical, but for us is very interesting and we would like to play much more in the future.

01. Die Traume Part 1
02. Dead Steps
03. Sand
04. Not Completely Legal
05. 142 Drugs
06. Die Traume part 2
07. Easy Act A
08. Empire...Cut or Die
09. Butterflies on Bodies

All About Eve - Nottingham Rock City - 23.03.1987

Very good early concert with good sound, the first share from JEmber, who riped it from is old tape, and mixed it to get the better sound. Our thanks to him.

01. Flowers in Our Hair
02. Gipsy Dance
03. Lady moonlight
04. Our Summer
05. In the Clouds
06. What Kind of Fool
07. Every Angel
08. In the Meadow
09. Appletree Man
10. Flowers in Our Hair (encore)

Thursday, 8 April 2010

The Sisters of Mercy - Lyceum, London - 24.04.1983 (Flac)

Good sound. In FLAC.

01. Kiss The Carpet
02. Alice
03. anaconda
04. Burn
05. Jolene
06. Heartland
07. Adrenochrome
08. Floorshow
09. Gimme Shelter
10. Body Electric

Ohgr - Warehouse, Houston, TX, USA - 17.12.2008 (Wav)

Recorded by Bronzebed using: Sony Hi-MD Walkman MZ-RH1, Sound Professionals Mic SP-CMC-2A, and Sound Professionals Mini Battery Module SP-SPSB-8.

Thanks to sisteruli for sharing this one in WAV.

01. Shhh
02. Eyecandy
03. Three
04. Feelin' Chicken
05. Pepper
06. D. Angel (cuts off)
07. Psychoreal (cuts in)
08. Whitevan
09. Timebomb
10. Smogharp
11. Witness
12. Minus
13. Majik
14. Water
15. Lusid
16. Cracker

Dead Links

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

The Sisters Of Mercy - Lyceum, London - 31.10.1984

Very Good sound.

01. Burn
02. Heartland
03. Marian
04. Walk Away
05. Body And Soul
06. No Time To Cry
07. Anaconda
08. Emma
09. A Rock And A Hard Place
10. Train
11. Floorshow
12. Alice
13. Body Electric
14. Gimme Shelter
15. Knocking On Heaven's Door
16. Adrenochrome

Nine Inch Nails - Lollapaloosa 1991 (Video)

Now that Trent has ended NIN, it's a good time to discover the origins of the band, taking a trip back to the time where they were starting to get noticed by their chaotic full on live performances. In this early encarnation of the live band you can find Richard Patrick, later to leave the band and form Filter. From the collection of sisteruli.

01. Head Like a Hole
02. Interview
03. Terrible Lie

Dead Links

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Bauhaus - Festival Paredes de Coura, Portugal - 17.08.2006

Excellent sound. Thanks to sisteruli for sharing this one.

01. Double Dare
02. In the Flat Field
03. A God in an Alcove
04. Adrenaline
05. She's In Parties
06. Severance
07. Silent Hedges
08. Endless Summer of the Damned
09. Kick in the Eye
10. Hollow Hills
11. Rosegarden Funeral of Sores
12. Stigmata Martyr
13. Hair of the Dog
14. Dark Entries
15. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
16. Transmission
17. Bela Lugosi's Dead

Dead Link

Friday, 2 April 2010

The Sisters of Mercy - Citadel Center, Washington - 01.04.1991

Good concert. "Temple of Love" is cut in the beginning, probably due to tape change.

01. Afterhours
02. First And Last And Always
03. Lucretia My Reflection
04. Body And Soul
05. Ribbons
06. Alice
07. Dominion / Mother Russia
08. Amphetamine Logic
09. Detonation Boulevard
10. Marian
11. Temple Of Love (cut)
12. Something Fast
13. Jolene
14. Valentine
15. Vision Thing