SOLDIER'S DISEASE

SEWER TRANSMISSION

My friend Jonathan Canady made this great mix for the site. You may know him from his latest post-punk-meets-kraut project Diamond Cult, album covers he’s designed, and last but most certainly not least his own insane  maze of psychosexual paintings. Forthcoming is an hour-long synthesizer horror excursion titled “Am I Dreaming? Yellow” via cassette on Chondritic Sound.

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  1. RØSENKØPF – Burning Spirits (Dispiritualized)
  2. Tristram Cary – Maelstrom (Quatermass and the Pit Soundtrack – Cloud Nine Records)
  3. Techno Animal – White Dog (Ghosts – Pathological Records)
  4. Bernard Szajner – Shai Hulud (Zed: Visions of Dune – Initial Recordings)
  5. Interaccion – Fata Morgana (Interaccion – Self-Released)
  6. Slab! – Hallucinations From The Front (2011 Soundcloud Recordings)
  7. Bobby Beausoleil – Part II (Lucifer Rising Soundtrack – Arcanum Entertainment / White Dog Music)
  8. Josh Hydeman – Deadhorse (Madison’s Fence – Bloodlust!)
  9. Factrix  – Obsession (Artifact – Storm)
  10. Igor Wakhévitch    – Eau Ardente (Docteur Faust / Donc… – Fractal Records)
  11. 2nd Layer – The Cutting Motion (State Of Emergency EP – Tortch Records)
  12. Electric Sewer Age – Veins (Unreleased)
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STEAM UP

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by greh @ 5:31pm on August 27, 2011

Good friend and amazing musician Damion Romero (known for his earth-moving heavy tonal work under his own name, and previously as Speculum Fight) offered up a recording of a radio show he’d done over 8 years ago playing exclusively Steam Engine records, something he has an impressive collection of. So that brings us here, where you can hear some of his favorite sounds from of these now extinct beasts.

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  1. c11 439 – 1972.09.23 – (toshiba records – toct-8731)
  2. high country steam – #484 2-8-2 great freight ’79 in thunderstorm – (arkay – ar-1058)
  3. all steamed up! – #5506 burlington 2-8-2 – (howard fogg recordings)
  4. twilight of steam – #15 2-8-2 – (mobile fidelity – mf 13)
  5. steam echoes – u.p. #4005 “big boy” – (award high fidelity – e.p. ripley)
  6. sunday only – #5632 4-8-4 – (mobile fidelity – mf 9)
  7. steam railroading under thundering skies – #300 mikado 2-8-2 – (mobile fidelity – mf 8 )
  8. hear that whistle blow – #25 2-6-2 & #19 2-8-2 doubleheader to pondosa – (mobile fidelity – mf 12)
  9. ghost train – special whistle effect, grand trunk western #6323 4-8-4 – (mobile fidelity – mf 10)
  10. steel rails under thundering skies – extra 1702 east with rear helper engine #11 – (bainbridge records – bt 6243)
  11. whistling thru dixie – buffalo creek & gauley #4, 2-8-0 dundon to widen, west virginia, summer 1960 – (mobile fidelity – mf 6)
  12. whistles west – s.p. 4436 northern 4-8-4 – (railway & locomotive historical society inc. – r-1319)
  13. remember when? – aboard southern pacific’s starlight with daylight type 4460 – (mobile fidelity – mf 5/m)
  14. the fading giant (sounds of steam railroading vol. 2) – train 42, the pelican, arrives rural retreat, va. with background of chimes from the lutheran church – departs. – (o. winston link)
  15. highball – mainline 2- (mobile fidelity – mf 4)
  16. freight service only – denver & rio grande western 488, 493 & 494 (2-8-2’s) – (s.k. railroad recordings – sk-103)
  17. steam in colorado – freight extra, northbound for fort collins, with colorado & southern’s 282, #804, leaves boulder yard limits at 1:30 a.m. and works up a ruling grade, a mile from the microphone. – (mobile fidelity – trains#2)
  18. great moments in steam railroading – side 2, track 1 – (mobile fidelity – trains#3)
  19. berkshire in the alleghenies – scranton grade (on train) – (pilot to tender record co – pc 109)
  20. the pennsylvania railroad – horseshoe curve spectacular – (semaphore – dlp-6001)
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STREETCLEANER

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by greh @ 6:49am on July 19, 2011

New mix by one of the deep crew, psycho KHR from Michigan. He runs the mighty fine Nurse Etiquette label and all of its subsidiaries (Annex Scum, Gifts of Vacant Mortuary, etc), which I hear will be morphing into Nostilevo. We operated dismal scrap metal sound together under the guise of Chainfight. Khris’ current incarnation is the intruiguingly named Scorpio & Glass, who has had a handful of releases on cassette, one of which was on previous mixtape contributor Ryan Martin’s Robert & Leopold label. Rumor has it that he’s working on a follow-up to this mix, so keep your ears peeled for that one.

STREETCLEANER"

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  1. Ultra – Subway Etiquette
  2. Ich Wollte, Ich Konnte – Concious RUins/Pattern 1
  3. Da – Dark Rooms
  4. Crisis – Holocaust
  5. Danse Society – Continent
  6. Aus Lauter Liebe – Tor Zu Welt
  7. Tearist – Civilization
  8. Gestalt – Deuxieme Ombre
  9. Bain Wolfkind – Death House Blues
  10. Led er Est – Destination Sanity
  11. Ilitch – Waiting For Mabelle
  12. Brighter Death Now – Now
  13. Epee Du Bois – So Young
  14. Russian Tsarlag – Open Casket
  15. Etant Donnes – Royaume Pt. 3
  16. Haus Arafna – Pain To Love (You Never Made A Sacrifice)
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THREE POSSIBILITIES AS INCONSISTENT FUTURISTS

Here’s a fresh new mix by my friend Ryan Martin, co-founder of the mighty fine DAIS Records and heavy cassette label Robert & Leopold. He also pushes grit as part of York Factory Complaint. There’s some truly messed up stuff in here, including previously unreleased COUM Transmissions recordings.

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  1. Police scanner recordings, January 17, 1977
  2. Prurient – Come and Find Out
  3. Transcendental Manship Highway – Lord Of The Trees
  4. Marching Church – I Saw A Mask
  5. Mr. Brinkman – Tusk Drag force
  6. Zbyněk Vostřák – Scales Of Light
  7. Vagina Dentata Organ – Chant Sixieme
  8. Birds of Tin – Untitled
  9. COUM Transmissions – Marcel Duchamp’s Next Work (excerpt)
  10. Cone Of Light
  11. These Feathers Have Plumes – Quiet Sun, Indian Summer
  12. Michèle Bokanowski – L’Étoile Absinthe
  13. Jackson MacLow – Milarepa Gatha (excerpt)
  14. Negativ Person – Stand At Gaze
  15. Bruce Maderna – Dialodia (1971) For 2 Violins
  16. Dion McGregor – Cup Your Spoon
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OCCUR

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by greh @ 4:38pm on February 18, 2011

I’d asked my man Michael Dresden (AKA Amongst) to make a mix for the site some time ago, since his tastes range across damn near everything and a little bit more. He’s been making music in isolation since the 80s and I’ll be shedding light on some of that material later this year. But for this he picked some of his favorites, and it hits a totally weird zone starting off with one of my favorite Vangelis pieces. Check it out.

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  1. Vangelis – La Petite Fille de la Mer
  2. PPF – La Bella France
  3. Andrea Parker – Melodious Thunk
  4. Zero Kama – Winged Eye Hadit
  5. Deaf Center – Loft-Just
  6. Laibach – Satanic Verses
  7. Mulatu and the Ethiopian Quartet
  8. Minimal Man – He Who Falls
  9. Neronium – Priviledge
  10. Mychal Danna – Sky 3
  11. Nurse With Wound – I am the Poison
  12. Richard Robbins – At the Pianola (Maurice OST)
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GET ON THE ROAD AND FUCKIN’ GO

My man Steve Lowenthal of Swingset Magazine threw down this heavy mix of road jams to get you in the travellin’ zone. Seeing as I’ve got a cross country move coming up in a few days, I’ve already thrown this on the pod with the expectation of much play in the truck.

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  1. Amon Duul IIEye Shaking King – German psych damage to kick things off in the heavy depths of LSD drenched burnout. Guitars to infinity lead the way to new paths and modes of travel. Open your Third Eyes and roll.
  2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic BandZig Zag Wanderer – More acid damage, this time from the deserts of nowhere USA. the Captain is in top form and the band blazes through gong washes to show how fucked the blues can get. Real rock & roll for true freaks. Not welcome in any town.
  3. The WitchMotherless Child – ’75 Zambian psych from nowhere Hendrix shredders that just calls you to hit the road. Exotic locales beckon and heavy guitar struts syncopate the moves. Hit it.
  4. CreamTales of Brave Ulysses – ’67 bootleg recording from the Grande Ballroom in Detroit. Fucking Clapton sucks but shit is straight SHREDDING here, ultimate wah pedal madness drives a heavy foot on the gas pedal before the stars explode. Almost makes “Wonderful Tonight” forgivable. Almost.
  5. Religious Knives96 Tears – Live recording of this classic standard by NY contempo psych lords. Cavallo and Nelson ride the groove all night long while Mike and Maya get dub over the beat. Too many teardrops. Drop Acid and hit the highways instead.
  6. Endless BoogieUntitled – Unreleased archive rehearsal from the classic days w/Chris Gray manning the kit. If this doesn’t get you a speeding ticket and inspire smokin cigs and drinkin whiskey while wailin on gtr then nothin will. Best band in New York on any given night in those days. Badass.
  7. George BensonSmokin’ Cheeba Cheeba – Man, I dunno how you roll but when Killer Kev and I rolled XCountry we were blazing the whole ride like shit was going outta style. Yeah George Benson isn’t known for bein this slick but this shit is undeniable. From the XXX LP “Erotic Moods”. Grip it with a pound of good stuff.
  8. WeirdosLife of Crime – Gnarly LA punk from back in the day. True outlaw steez is undeniable. Good for fucking and driving.
  9. GroundhogsGarden – more 70s UK psych road freak outs. Just wait for the gtr solo to bust open yr head and make the road spread like a porn star on payday.
  10. The NervesOne Way Ticket – 70s LA power pop bout getting the fuck outta town. Holler.
  11. Dan Melchior’s Broke RevueFrom A Buick 6 – Heavy gtr take on a Dylan classic with brute british hatred and stretched out psych beat madness. Better than the original.
  12. Major StarsTwo Degrees – latest rager from Boston psych kings and queens. Major Stars, Major Rock, Major Road, Major Triple Guitars, Major Burn. Mandatory on every level.
  13. Link WrayDeuces Wild – 50s King of the heavy guitar takes us on a ride. Get into a fight, steal a car, fuck someone else’s chick and fuckin motor. Don’t take no shit. Link don’t. Primitive drums.
  14. Flamin’ GrooviesWhiskey Woman – Killer road ballad that ends with a proto-punk burst that will get you across state lines in no time. Better than the Stones. USA motherfucker. Deal with it.
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HOPE AND RUIN vol. 1

The first in hopefully a long series of Soldier’s Disease mixes. This one is by me, but I’ve got some solid guest mixes lined up already. For this starter, there’s no flow, no zone, just what I want to hear pretty much all day. Some bleak and influential tracks here as far as my tastes are concerned. This was sent out as a CDR with some Chondritic Sound orders last year in an un-mixed format. Below is the tracklist and some cover art.

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