müllGRMM-TÜTEsk 7” review from THE doitsch-punk-zine PLASTIC BOMB #88…
HACKER FARM / LIBBE MATZ GANG - “Crass In Africa” CD
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"I think it was about 1982 when I came across an article by an Australian scientist / scientific journalist who suggested that if all the nuclear weapons in the world were launched, arrived and exploded at the same time – an unlikely worst case, but go with it – then the net result, excluding the highly improbable occurrence of a catastrophic crust split or some such, would be that most of northern Europe and parts of north America would be a wasteland. Since most people in the world live south of the equator, and the weather systems north and south hardly mix, the result for this majority would probably be a move to the right in their governments and a marginally increased radiation count. Our big bombs just weren’t that big. The Apocalypse which we projected on the rest of the world was our local apocalypse, limited to ourselves" - Pete Wright, Crass, 2004
In 2012, the groups Hacker Farm and Libbe Matz Gang were offered the chance to score a new soundtrack for the 1922 film Haxan, which was to be screened at a small underground festival in London. The groups both declined the invitation, reasoning that rescoring Haxan was lame, boring and careerist – the sort of thing a black turtleneck sweater-wearing group would do. Instead, they decided to create an alternative soundtrack for Nigerian film director Sonny Collins’ Afropsychotronic masterpiece Witches. Their favourite sequences from the movie were ripped from VHS, divvied-up and lovingly brutalised, resulting in the notorious, jinxed Nigerian Witchcraft Split DVD (Hopefully itself arriving later in 2014).
Crass In Africa was hexxed into life during the laborious, cross-band recording sessions for Witches: a musical detour that came back from the dead and took on a life of its own, its creators forced to watch in mute horror as it lurched out through the door like a Loa-possessed corpse. If Nigerian Witchcraft Split is a brooding, cheap-as-chips 1990’s Nollywood pyscho-schlockscape, then side-project Crass In Africa is Petroterritorial Punk, a savage oil-slick slide down a rabbit-hole of hidden websites, petrochemical conspiracy theories, redacted corporate briefing-papers, secret toxic waste sites and collaged disinfographics. Crass In Africa = the Anti-Cut Hands. Recorded somewhere on a cryptosecure Tor network between Yeovil and London, and mastered on Dark Net Nine, this explosive new release takes Electronic Punk into gnarly new territories. One listen and you’ll never buy petrol from BP again.
ALSO, LIBERTATIA OVERSEAS TRADING HAS BEEN POSTING THIS:
There are also rumours of a three-way pile up between LIBBE MATZ GANG, XYLITOL and GRMMSK but these remain unconfirmed for the time being.
OZ. is not dead…he lives on in our hearts and it will take ages for his art to be buffed from the concrete memory of the city that has been his canvas.
after his history with the violence of cops and S BAHN security against him (severe jaw fracture and being pissed upon after being beaten up), it is easy to imagine that he might have been thrown in front of the train after another attack on him. after all, among the mostly violent security guards, he might have been the MOST HATED sprayer and occasionly a human punching bag.
the video above has been inspired by the omnipresent black vortex of OZ. in hamburg.
SCHWINDEL by GRIMM
a constant movement, and yet somehow still stagnant. there are no forwards. in the end, all of the linear tangents create an area painted black in every sense. even if there are no obstacles / walls / borders on the first /superficial view, it doesn’t mean that there is freedom of movement… my movement in the surrounding structure is similar to the intoxicated rodent, which is not put into a physical maze, but is instead limited by the substances it is given…the question of if my “poisoning” and the resulting patterns of movement are chosen or forced can not be answered by me,but there is definitely the longing to turn away from the given path…
# 630V HEX ATTACK - LIBBE MATZ GANG / DEGENERATE WAVES
(2014, LIBERTATIA OVERSEAS TRADING)
# S.H.C - DEGENERATE WAVES
(2014, LIBERTATIA OVERSEAS TRADING)
# LIBERATOR - TOTSTELLEN
Coming in Fall 2014
first official label announcement for the GRMMSK / one world - nowhere to hide 12” vinyl on SOZIALISTISCHER PLATTENBAU.
"Next two releases on sozialistischer plattenbau are nearly in production. there will be another dubcore release and a 12inch mini LP. Spb12026 will be a 7 tracker release by Grmmsk from nearby helsinki ( at the moment ). be prepared for timeshifted and droning doomstep.the record will cover some refixed versions from his own tape releases on totesformat and some new stuff. for those who want to sneakout what is coming just track down to his website. Dubcore number 10 will feature two freshing blasting breakcore tunes by none other then the mighty titan lfo demon. be ready!"
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GRMMSK / ONE WORLD - NOWHERE TO HIDE
i’ve finished the cover printing process for the upcoming 12” on SOZIALISTISCHER PLATTENBAU. after some minor difficulties in the beginning (paint to thin). i’ve managed to get the plot thicker (thx 2 olli). i’m very satisfied with the results and now hope the rest of the production will run smooth, too.
in the boundaries of PUNKrock’n’roll employees like the müllGRMM TÜTEsk 7”….
RADIO BEKOLA #50 - GRM//MXX//#4
# independent [screwed] - swishahouse [ron c & watts] / the return of the realest
# kamikaze space programme - the curse of the golden vampire / the curse of the golden vampire
# M4L [screwed] - swishahouse / tax season
# tube disaster - libbe matz gang / tripwire
# 21st century _ bad enzyme - walter gross / rotorcraft
# the runined life of someone better - the angelic process / …and your blood is full of honey
# a little procedure [intermezzo]
# fistfunk - techno animal / radio hades
# our children’s children - VS//YOU†HCLUB / The Pasture, The Oil Remixes
# the way of the gun - cult of the 13th hour / mary anne Hobbs presents evangeline
# people are strange - stina nordenstam / www???
# cnt tell me n666thin x kanye west - 666deadgurl/// / www???
# high ideals and crazy dreams - mark stewart & the maffia / learning to cope with cowardice
# guilty - mcpullish / black metal white reggae
# we want war - these new puritans / hidden
# daisy cutter - libbe matz gang / tripwire
# juvenile laison - libbe matz gang / tripwire
even though the link states different, here’s UNCARVED's AUGUST UPDATES with some friendly reminders of where to virtually go and what to check out….thanks for the support!
ABWÄRTS - computerstaat (1980)
beautiful live-video of my FAVOURITE german punkbands.
S H O P - T I L L - Y O U - D R O P (updated-shopping-list)
go/click and buy the müllGRMM - TÜTEsk 7” over there (if you don’t want to get it directly from me, that is):
ROUGH TRADE [london, uk]
PRAXIS [berlin, germany]
SOZIALISTISCHER PLATTENBAU [hamburg, germany]
RED WIG [amsterdam, netherlands]
KINK RECORDS [www, ???]
BIS AUFS MESSER [berlin, germany]
X-MIST [nagold, germany]
LEVYKAUPPA ÄX [helsinki, finland]
DIGELIUS [helsinki, finland]
MUSTA KANIN KOLO [hell-slinki, finland]
LA VIDA ES UN MUS [hackney, UK]
APOCALYPSE RECORDS [nice, france]