Friday, January 29, 2010

Grotus "Edward Abbey/Cash Cow" 7"

Another one of rarely played records. In fact when I first bought it I have listened to it quite a bit, but it somehow always slipped from the listening line in next 15+ years. That is not strange since this is kinda industrial music and that's not my cup of tea (well-coffee, since I rarely drink tea too). Here and here you can find more extensive info on the band and I'll give you just a few words. They were from San Francisco, USA and this record is one of their first outputs (if not the first) their music was mainly labeled as industrial, but there were lot of other musical genres present and they became quite popular among wide circles of music fans and their second LP came out on Alternative Tentacles. After that, during post-Nirvana major label craze for indie bands they were signed by London Records which was very short affair since they were not actually "hit" material. They disbanded in 1997 and their website describes major label stunt like this:
The band encourages all other groups to think carefully before going to major labels, and to really figure who can and will do what for you. Trust no one!
BTW - this single was benefit for Bay Area Earth First!

Released: 1991
Label: Spirit Music Industries
Size: 15 MB

01. Edward Abbey
02. Cash Cow


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ropney Produkt s/t 7"

Another one that I haven't listened for quite a while. Ropney Produkt were Czech band that was quite a revelation to me as they were among first bands that brought me closer to more metal sound in hardcore. I don't know nothing about them except that they had one more live 7" and that's it. The music is sometimes slow and heavy and sometimes faster and it's in fact more metal than hardcore punk, crust or whatever. If you like bands like Acid Rain Dance and similar then you could like this. What I find interesting on this record is short solo done with trumpet instead of guitar on song Samota. All in all, this is one nice record that should have it's place in everyone's collection.

Released: 1993
Label: Vegan Protest
Size: 34 MB

01. Intro
02. Tvoje Smrt
03. Samota
04. Malá Planeta
05. V Zajetí Těla


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Olotila "Oy Imatran Voima" EP

This is EP by Finnish band that has dual Fe/Male vocals and they play hardcore punk that sounds melodic because of the fact that they have a saxophone among their instruments. This record somehow doesn't quite do it for me, but I know for the fact that a lot of people really liked this record when it was out. I think that I'd like it more if it was saxless (heh), it could all sound quite dirtier, but it surely gives me pleasure to hear Dezerter song in such arrangement and in Finnish.
Try it, you could really dig this.

Released: 1995
Label: Assent Records
Size: 40 MB

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01. IVO
02. Orpo
03. Smurffi-Vaara
04. Hetken Hiljaisuus
05. Katharsis
06. Tulevaisuuteen (Dezerter cover)
07. Luonnon Puolesta (live)
08. Annos Elämälle (live)
09. Jälkeen