Alexander von Borsig - Hiroshima

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Seriously lagging behind with fulfilling this request... Anyway, it was suggested that I put up some rips of complete releases by Neubauten-related bands and projects, so that's what the next couple of posts will be dedicated to.

Alexander Hacke - the hardest working man of Berlin's post-punk underground? As well as joining Einstürzende Neubauten at age fifteen in 1980, he was a member of Sentimentale Jugend, Sprung aus den Wolken, Mekanik Destruktiw Komandoh and P 1/E, released a slew of solo-works (mostly on cassette) as Alexander von Borsig and Borsigwerke and cropped up on releases by Mona Mur, Die Haut, Blässe, Christiana/Christiane F. or Crime & The City Solution.

This 12" was released on the short-lived, Hamburg-based label Supermax in 1982. Four tracks of astonishingly original and fully developed sounding noise/industrial experimentation, the highlights being the sad, scary and bizarrely gorgeous title track and Japanisch, a dub version of the song Japan, Japan by Hamburg art-punkers Abwärts (whose percussionist FM Einheit would also become a Neubauten member in 1983).


We're Late For Class - A Collection

As you may or may not have noticed, I added a link to the blog of We're Late For Class to my linklist a while ago. They're a free improv collective giving away their music for free on the net which is a pretty cool thing to do and would be reason enough to give them a bit of hype. Their new album is a sort of Best Of 2007, collecting nine tracks from the nineteen web releases they shared last year and a Faust cover version.

You're in for a treat of hazy psych-rock jams, motorik workouts and cinematic mood pieces. Oh, and the guys give this advice: "We’re Late For Class is all improv and pro-herb, so an altered state of mind is highly recommend for optimum listening pleasure." To which I must add that I'm not much of a smoker myself (not because of some moral issues, just because da sensie tends to mess with my body in unpleasant ways) and I'm still enjoying this collection quite a lot.

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