Monday, April 2, 2012

Various Artists - "Green Tape" cassette (Caligari, 198?)


Side A
Shimizu Akemi - Kakera
Takahiro Yamazaki - (untitled)
Isan Sozokunin - Seiji-e
Tolcaderro - (untitled)

Side B
Kumio Kurachi - 5ji No Siren
Yoshiyuki Sugawa - Sugar Wire Flesh
UMO - Rocking Horse
40318 - Lapse

Fantastically odd little tape here on the ultra-obscure Caligari cassette label.
Kakera, by Shimizu Akemi, would fit right in on the Vanity Music box set... sounds a bit like Tolerance. Takahiro Yamazaki's track sounds like casio drums being played with a TV in the background. Isan Sozokunin (who are also on the Paris Tokyo cassette) play a little stumbling punk song. Tolcaderro (who are on Red Tape, a Swiss cassette released in conjunction with Caligari) play a harmonica and broken machine duet. Kumio Kurachi's track is a real stand out, sounding also very Vanity-esque. This might be the same Kumio Kurachi that appears on the Lost Vow CD compilation. Sugar Wire Flesh... where to begin? This is probably the most brain-damaged track I have on any album. Without beans?? UMO follows up with a pleasant piano number before the tape is ended with a nice industrial noise track from international tape scene contributor 40318.
Quite possibly the most baffling and obscure item in my collection. Enjoy!!

7 comments:

ECno8 said...

i'm almost certain i've seen this somewhere else.. and i thought i had downloaded it.. but i can't seem to find it in my mess of a VA download folder. is this a personal rip, or something you dug up elsewhere? very excellent upload regardless.

c.bren said...

without beans

c.patera said...

ECno8,
Hmmm, I'd be very curious as to who else would own this cassette. As always, this is a personal rip.

c.bren,
Ha! I thought you would enjoy that song.

c.

Anonymous said...

wow, thank you! could I make a request? do you kind guys own some music of the band ZARATHUSTRA? I have been wanting to hear this bands for some time now! cheers!

c.patera said...

ZARATHUSTRA.... hmm, I don't have any, but maybe nattliga_toner does?

c.

c.bren said...

without peace

Anonymous said...

anyone know where ECno8's flac blog is ? can't find it really want to ...