Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Back online and ready to post - more requests?

Greetings visitors/guests,
After a move from Virginia to Minnesota and a move to my new home, I am ready to start posting more titles. I'm at least 2-3 months behind on all the other sharing pages. Listed below are some titles I plan to post beginning this week, but I am not sure if they've already been posted by others. If anyone knows if these have already been posted, leave a comment. Feel free to post more requests as well, but limit them to cassette or vinyl releases pre-1990.

Here is what I am planning on posting:
V/A - Sensationnel Vol.1 (Illusion Production) cassette
Human Flesh - A Collection of Ambiant Music Vol.1 cassette
V/A - Insane Music for Insane People Vol.1 (and possibly a couple other volumes)
Gran Guignol LP (Pinakotheca)
Blah Blah Blah 7" (Absurd)
all three Vanity label 7"s


armeur H said...

It's good to read you again ! Welcome back !

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, David! Anything you post is great.



Anonymous said...

As the man said,anything will be welcome but I have to say the Vanity 7"s would be perfect!

Anonymous said...

Awesome you're back! Really looking forward to that blah blah blah.

Anonymous said...

Hey, was wondering if you had the "Sound Cosmodel" compilation? Thanks.

Atlantis Audio Archive said...

I'm glad to be back and posting again.

Will do Vanity 7"s and Cosmodel LP soon. I'm surprised that LP still hasn't been posted elsewhere by now.

alfarmania said...

some requests if you've got any of it:

Servile Ghost / Perimeter (Australia)
Deviation Social
German Shepherds
+ more obscure compilations

Anonymous said...

Hi, if you're back and posting anything from this promising list, I'd love to add you to my blogroll. I posted Sensationnel #5 a few days ago. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot about the Vanity 7 inchers. Yes, please whenever possible. We appreciate so much all you do, David. Hope you are having an excellent weekend!


Anonymous said...

Welcome back (good news for the bloggers).
I have ripped "V/A Sensationnel 1" for an other blog and scanned all the book. But it's not posted so if you want it i could send it to you.
For the requests:
V/A Ciguri LP Odd Size
V/A Ritual Magnetic North mc Touch
Vasilisk: Mkwaju LP !! (so rare)
F. Dommert/HNAS 7"
Nocturnal Emissions: World turning
De Fabriek: Trabbi-Music mc
Thank You for all !!

Atlantis Audio Archive said...

Alfarmania - I have lots of Unkommuniti, so I'll look into posting that. I had a D.S. 7" years ago, but it is long gone...

Continuo - good news about Sen#5.

Jeff - Will try to do the Vanity 7"s soon

Paphio23 - I will post Sensationnel #1 tonight. I've had the music ripped for a while, and finally split & tagged the tracks the last couple days. I only scanned the cover - would be grateful for pix of the rest. I think I can post a few of thos items in your list. I know I have most of those...

Anonymous said...

What happened to Mirror's Pedestrian / Nocturne? See discussion over here :) If it didn't show up somewhere else, I'd be very happy if you could to post it. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

hi, here is the link to my post for the artwork of "v/a sensatinnel vol. 1"

i'm happy to help you

Atlantis Audio Archive said...

paphio23 - thanks for lending the link. I will include it in the post.

Anon- I completely forgot about that. I'll add that to the short list from these comments to work on next.

ShardsOfBeauty said...

Love your blog, would like to request any Sema releases and especially the Three Seasons Only LP. Also David Myers' solo LP "White Rushes Underneath"...

Anonymous said...

I actually managed to find Pedestrian / Nocturne over here yesterday: 194142434445.blogspot.com, so I guess you could redirect anyone else who is interested over there as well. Thanks anyway, and most of all, thanks for all the effort you are putting into the Atlantis archives!

Anonymous said...

"Vanity Fair In Osaka"
by Satoru Higashiseto
from Music No. 2, 1998.

Vanity Records in Osaka was one of the unforgettable hallmarks of the early Japanese underground music scene of the late-70's. This label was founded by Yuzuru Agi, the music critic/editor of ROCK MAGAZINE. Agi was a sort of alternative visionary with a superb talent to assess new musical modes at a time when blues and West Coast-style rock still dominated the local music scene. He was also responsible for cloning the Japlish term "techno-pop" - which he used to describe Eno-produced bands like Talking Heads and DEVO - that later became internationally known via Yellow Magic Orchestra. Inspired by punk and the flood of indie labels that swept New York and London, Agi started Vanity Records in 1978, releasing 11 LPs, 3 singles, 12 flexis, and 6 cassettes between '78 and '82 (each release limited to 300-500 copies).

DADA: JYO (Vanity 0001/LP/1978) Drawing inspiration from German electronic music, Fripp & Eno and Heldon, Dada (Kenji Konishi and Mutsuhiko Izumi) infused synth and guitar driven sounds with gagaku-inspired drones to achieve a sort of Oriental lyricism. The band subsequently released the album DADA (King '81) before splitting. Meanwhile, Konishi formed 4D, shifting his direction towards techno dance music, while Izumi joined the jazz-rock group Kennedy, and later After Dinner.

SAB: CRYSTALIZATION (Vanity 0002/LP/1978) A 19-year-old Sab produced this spacey-electronic music almost entirely by himself using multiple recoring and such instruments as guitar, synth, and various electronics. Here, Sab creates crystal-clear electronic music comparable to Magical Power Mako, Kitaro, and the Sky label. Pre-new age music. Since this talented musician went to India, nobody has known his whereabouts.

AUNT SALLY: AUNT SALLY (Vanity 0003/LP/1979) Aunt Sally's debut album incorporates waltz and tango into rock, evocative of pre-war European nostalgia with excellent literary lyrics. This high school band consisting of three girls and two boys had an idiosyncratic presence in the local Osaka punk/new wave scene. After the band's brief existence, the vocalist Phew went solo and released several albums including: PHEW (Pass '81), OUR LIKENESS (Mute '92), BLIND LIGHT/ABSENCE OF TIME (Alida '94).

TOLERANCE: ANONYM (Vanity 0004/LP/1979) The sound of this artist duo (Junko Tange and Masami Yoshikawa) from Tokyo was abstract and monolithic, using electronics, guitar, piano, and vocal. Nurse With Wound supposedly took the phrase, "To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl," from this album sleeve for the title of their second album. Sort of like a precursor of illbient.

MORIO AGATA: NORIMONO ZUKAN (Vanity 0005/LP/1980) Morio Agata is a folk-rock singer, known for his "Red Elegy" which became a huge hit in 1972. Joined by various musicians - including Phew, Yukio Fujimoto, Jun Kitada (Inu), Taiqui (Ultrabide/pre-Hijokaidan), and Chic [Chie] Mukai - Agata produced electro-pop music fused with his unique song world. Low-tech, yet experimental, this musical project was sort of similar to Neil Young's TRANS. Agata is now active as a film director and actor, as well as a musician. Takehisa Kosugi played violin for his album EL JAGUAR DEL BANDONEON.

RNA ORGANISM: R.N.A.O Meet P.O.P.O (Vanity 0006/LP/1980) Receiving a cassette tape from RNA Organism by air-mail, Agi mistakenly thought that they were from overseas and highly acclaimed the band in ROCK MAGAZINE; however, it was a clever ploy from by Kaoru Sato from Kyoto. This album is amazing dub music with funky bass, noise guitar, trumpet and rhythm machine - sort of like a heavier version of Andy Partridge's TAKE AWAY. Subsequently the group changed its name to EP-4, which became known for its guerilla live performances as well as simultaneously releasing its debut album from both major and indie labels. Meanwhile, Sato disappeared from the music scene in the mid-80's.

SYMPATHY NERVOUS: SYMPATHY NERVOUS (Vanity 0007/LP/1980) Using a self-designed computer system called "Universal Character Generator," Sympathy Nervous produced an interesting fusion of industrial noise and dance music. The music sounded low-tech, but it was full of interesting ideas and imagination. Analogous to Daniel Miller's Normal and Thomas Leer & Robert Rental, Sympathy Nervous was prototypical of "bedroom techno." Along with the techno upsurge of the '90s, they reentered the music scene, releasing their music from the Belgian KK label.

B.G.M: BACK GROUND MUSIC (Vanity 0008/LP/1980) Similar to ESG and Liquid Liquid this high school band played new wave garage funk. As with Sympathy Nervous, the leader of the band Takayuki Shiraishi reappeared to the techno scene of the 90's under the name of Planetroid, releasing Detroit techno influenced works.

NORMAL BRAIN: LADY MADE (Vanity 0009/LP/1980) Normal Brain was a project of Yukio Fujimoto, using electronic gadgets like analog-synth, rhythm machine, and Speak & Spell. His music was intelligent and witty, traversing the fine line between modern art and pop. Fujimoto's minimalist approach also had a child-like playfulness and elegance, conceptually paralleling the music of early-Kraftwerk or Eno. Currently, Fujimoto is active as sound artist, producing sound objects and installations.

VARIOUS MUSIC: MUSIC (Vanity 0010-11/2LP/1981) This box set includes a two LP compilation of various home-recorded materials, in addition to a postcard and numbered armband. It features 13 groups - Pessimist, Unable Mirror, MR, Anode/Cathode, Kiiro Radical, Tokyo, Daily Expression, Plasma Music, Nose, New York, Arbeit, Isolation, Nectar Low - that were totally anonymous and obscure. Most of the selections are low-fi electronic music with lots of interesting ideas, which are quite entertaining as well.

TOLERANCE: DIVINE (Vanity 0012/LP/1981) Tolerance, the only band that released a second album from Vanity, continued the musical explorations of their debut album on DIVINE. Driven by their uniquely female sensibilities, they produced an interestingly mysterious sound. Soon thereafter, Tolerance/Junko Tange disappeared from the scene. Incidentally, Agi picked this album as his favorite from the label.

Vanity Records ended in 1982.

7" Singles.
Sympathy Nervous: "Polaroid" (VA-S1/'80)
Mad Tea Party "Hide & Seek" (VA- S2/'80)
Perfect Mother: "You'll No So Wit" (VA-S3/'80)

Cassette Tapes
Noise Box (VAT1-6/'81)
Salaried Man Club: Gray Cross (VAT-1)
Kiiro Radical: Denki Noise Dance (VAT-2)
Deanseikwan: Pocket Plaetaria (VAT-3)
Invivo: B.B.B. (VAT-4)
Wireless Sight: Endless Dark Dream (VAT-5)
Nishimura Alimoti: (VAT-6)

Flexis (Supplement to ROCK MAGAZINE)
Max V. Mathews: "The Magnetic Fields of The Earth" (Vanity 2001/'79)
Brian Eno: "The Voice of Brian Eno" (Vanity 2002/'79)
Morio Agata: "Koi No Radio City" (Vanity 2003/'80)
Normal Brain: "Frottage" (Vanity 2004/'80)
Tolerance: "Today's Thrill" (Vanity 2005/'80)
Hovlakin: "Pelakin Girl" (Vanity 2006/'80)
Kurt Schwitters: "Phone Tisch Poesie" (Vanity 8101/'81)
System: "Love Song" (Vanity 8102/'81)
B. C. Gilbert & G. Lewis: "Cross, Grow, Prayer" (Vanity 8103/'81)
Die Krupps: "June 6, '81, Krefeld" (Vanity 8104/'81)
Furious Pig: "June 3, '81, The Venue, London" (Vanity 8105/'81)

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nnnrmmm said...

Could you repost the Metabolist live cassette please please please!!!