Here is a nice slab of music. It is volume 5 of the Assemblee Generale series, released in 1984 on the P.P.P. label. Like the last edition, the cassette is housed in a unique package - a fake slice of steak. Under the color print of the meat is a 44 pg. booklet & the tape resting in a styrofoam tray, all of which is contained in a ziploc bag.
The music is a good variety of diy/post-punk, industrial, collage, synth, etc... Some better known artists (John Duncan, Die Form, 1/2 Japanese, Tazartes...) and many lesser known. The booklet also contains mini-features (in French) on DDAA, Merzbow & Anne Gillis.
Here are descriptions of a few tracks:
Frederic Nilsen - Insecticide: Nice tape collage utilizing insect chirps, noise-based rhythms, spoken word samples and other sounds reminiscent of early Severed Heads and Greater than One. Nilsen was a member of Doo-Dooettes, Airway, B People, a.o., and one of the founders of LAFMS.
The Grief - Agoraphobie: Minimal synth track similar to Human Flesh or Bene Gesserit.
Suyama Kumiko - Tsukiyo no Shinkukan: Solo vocal & piano piece from member of legendary Japanese punk band Henshin Kirin. She also has a track on the Tago Mago compilation titled Paris Tokyo which will eventually be posted here.
John Duncan - Probe: Droning shortwave radio & noise collage.
Duppi - Hallelujah: If Steven Stapleton had actually been a young Japanese woman, the early years might have sounded a little like this. Duppi was the vocalist of Reform who released one cassette on Pinakotheca in 1982. Anyone have a copy of this to post???