Verspannungskassette #18 (C-60) Dumpster Diving Edition

A glob­al sup­ply short­age of raw ma­te­ri­als has sent blank cas­sette prices through the roof re­cent­ly so i'm now us­ing pre-owned tapes or what­ev­er is avail­able to me at the mo­ment. Oh my… Re­sults may vary. Enough of "record­ing the mas­ters". From here on it's on­ly crap record­ed on crap. You've been warned.

Side A


Mononeg­a­tives Cir­cuits In View
Spike Pit Pret­ty Girls
Good Guys Fad­ing
Good­bye World Fetch the Blade
Can­dy Ap­ple Flak Jack­et Fam­i­ly
Health Plan Stuck in a Loop
Das Das Strom­lin­ien­stadt
Pen­sion­er Sub­urb Trap
Ka­putt An­oth­er War Talk
Snoop­er Dog
Dumb Piz­za Slice
Kool & the Gang Bangers Killer Kops
The Smog Noise Noise
Con­nie Voltaire Teenage Run-In
Axe On­ly Time

Side B


VR Sex Rock N' Roll Death
Atom­ic Eater Hope U Die Too
Flat Worms The Guest
Coach Helt De­rind
Purony­lon Emo De Cer­ro
Can Kick­er Free
Par­don­er Came Down Dif­fer­ent
Germ House Record The Mis­takes
Kneel­ing In Piss Re­turn, Re­turn /​ Types of Cults
Tough Age Giuseppe Pizze­ria

Can Kicker - Demo

This de­mo by a Cardiff group lures the lis­ten­er in with an ul­tra-raw hard­core red her­ring, though it doesn't take long af­ter that to re­al­ize there's a lot more to this burst of con­cen­trat­ed Lo-Fi en­er­gy as you blaze a trail through a thick lay­er of fuzz and dis­tor­tion, which fi­nal­ly gives way to bright flash­es of melody and an over­all sound­scape com­bin­ing core in­gre­di­ents of post punk and noise pop, com­ing across kin­da like a beau­ti­ful­ly de­formed cross­breed be­tween Sieve­head and Piles.

Al­bum-Stream →

The Smog - First Time, Last Chance

Let me be blunt here: You guys wan­na con­vince me to pay the equiv­a­lent of ~4,60€ for a dig­i­tal down­load of on­ly two songs, those two songs bet­ter be fuck­ing bril­liant. Luck­i­ly, fuck­ing bril­liant is ex­act­ly what these these two tracks by some Tokyo group are. Ka-ching!

Mononegatives - Apparatus Division

This Lon­don, On­tario group had put out a cou­ple of al­ready quite neat EP's in 2019 but it's on­ly on their new full length de­but that all the mov­ing pieces re­al­ly click in­to place for twelve 12XU-cer­ti­fied killer tracks made up of charm­ing­ly odd, high­ly in­ven­tive and ex­quis­ite­ly en­er­getic garage-, synth- and post punk echo­ing shit like Use­less Eaters, Pow!, Ex-Cult and Preda­tor.

Al­bum-Stream →

Wristwatch - Floor

Wrist­watch re­leas­es Ju­ly 23rd via FDH Records.

Suspectre - Known Pleasures

Sus­pec­tre re­leas­es Ju­ly 2nd via Sab­o­tage Records.

Nudism - I Took Off Your Ring

Ha­tred Of Pain re­leas­es May 26th.

Coach - Coach

An abra­sive yet quite melod­ic wall-of-sound piles up on this Aarhus group's de­but al­bum, a sound in­be­tween the worlds of noise pop, art- and post punk, equal­ly rem­i­nis­cent of Tek­sti TV 666 and Open Your Heart-era The Men, 80's Son­i­cY­outh-isms and some MX-80 edge. And as if all that weren't com­pelling enough on its own, the ad­di­tion of a rest­less brass sec­tion makes the whole thing out­right ir­re­sistible.

Al­bum-Stream →

VR Sex - Cyber Crimes

This Los An­ge­les group's most re­cent EP is some ex­cel­lent, al­beit dis­turb­ing shit. Gloomy post punk about rather dark sub­ject mat­ter con­cern­ing the hu­man abysses both ex­posed and en­abled by our mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy (and yes, that ex­plic­it­ly in­cludes child porn and -abuse, among oth­er things). Sound-wise, i would de­scribe this as a weird fu­sion of The Es­tranged and The Spits, sup­ple­ment­ed with some se­ri­ous death rock and synth wave ac­tion.

Al­bum-Stream →