lunedì 6 settembre 2010

Sorry for the shite pictures, my scanner rather unhelpfully doesn't work with my new computer, but here are the latest DIY tape and CD-r releases from Turgid Animal England.

Doom Ape - "Rehearsal July 2010" C-20
Following the full length tape on Matching Head and the debut one-sided 7" on TA; Doom Ape continues to explore the "doom" (very loosly termed) genre in a very dictaphonic, experimental and off kilter sort of way. Comes in sealed PVC sleeve with fold out poster hosing a soft case with tape inside. Stamp collectors unite. Same programme both sides.

Flesh Coffin - "False Memories" C-40
Norwegian harsh noise at it's finest. Taking a leaf out of the book of the forefathers like Lasse Marhaug, Andreas Brandal (also of Lupus Golem, The Hour of the Wolf and the Twilight Luggage label) crafts two 20 minute sides of expert experimental music which only someone at the top of their game can produce. Highly thought out and perfectly executed harsh noise.

Forced Entry & Naked Fist - "Demo I" C-10
What is it you Americans call it? Mysterious Guy Harcore? Well I suppose it's that but from the cold peaks of north Derbyshire, Chesvegas (or Chesterfield). Just over 5 minutes of bizarre, fumbling, lo-fi and above all; mysterious: Shit-Punk. Limited and numbered edition of 30 copies with labels and full printed lyrics. Same programme both sides.

Funeral Mongoloids/Plauged Braces - Split C-20
Old school true noisecore scum sound from Finland and England. Ancient split. Comes on red tapes with yellow labels.

Inseminoid - "Coven" 3" CD-r
Brand new Inseminoid duo recordings from George Proctor (Mutant Ape, Murder Book) & Lee Stokoe (Culver, Skullflower). Covering a lot of ground in the 20 minutes the track runs for, the boys go from minimal movie "dialogue", heavy drone, guitar passage and full on harsh noise assault. One of the best Inseminoid releases today and perhaps marking a new maturity in the band if it weren't for the handmade packaging lovingly prepared inbetween Gateshead and Gomersal over the summer. Edition of only 24 copies.

Inseminoid/Jackal - "Live In Newcastle" CD-r
Summer time fun recorded at Rocco's Bar in the centre of the toon. Jackal are up first which marks the first live effort of the duo of Mike Vest (Bong, Basillica) and George Proctor (Mutant Ape, Murder Book). Expect pyschedelic loops, heavy bass tones and drawn out synth lines. As if that wasn't enough for poor old Proctor on that night he took to the stage again later on for a headlining Inseminoid set with his good old pal Lee Stokoe (Culver, Skullflower) for a 20 minute set of harsh drone and Girls Aloud worship. One of my favourite gigs I have ever been to, let alone played; nice relaxed atmosphere and great music above a tidy Italian place opposite St. James'. Full color covers in slimline jewel cases.

Milton Grove Skum Band/Mike Smith's Lobster Beast - Split CD-r
Interesting tale behind this one: Milton Grove Skum Band was recorded in Manchester in the basement of Gaz, Daz and Linds amongst others. The line up was a free for all and the instruments were everything from a destructed piano to a rain shaker to a rusty nail. A very claustrophic half hour... The second band of the disc is even more obscure. Lobster Preist were for some reason scheduled to play a Star Wars themed rave on the quayside in the centre of Newcastle. When the band were imformed they were meant to play it transpired that only the least likely member of the band to be available; was available. So Mike Smith had to gather the troops and build a band quickly, a band suitable for a Star Wars themed rave. He only managed to pull together the cream of the crop from the North East noise underground and had drugged up idiots dressed as yoda bopping all o'er't place in no time. A bizarre and pleasant evening only made more so by the bouncer kicking the door in when I was trying to have a shite... Old style CD-r fold over cover.

Warrior Breed - "New Yorkshire" C-30
Warrior Breed was my first ever band that me and my cousin started in the garage when I was about 13. "If it's your first band, presumably it sounds shit and shouldn't be released?" Yes, it sounds quite bad and it probably shouldn't be released. Although here it is; purely for the fact that it reminds me of the better days, I think it necassary to get out there so fuck off eh? Comes on white tapes with labels and features full printed youthful lyrics. Same programme both sides.


Manilapede - "Manillapede" CD
"Makes me feel like i've bored a hole into the center of the earth with my teeth!" says one friend close to this Starving Weirdo's alter-ego band. Self described as "Dune Rock" & coming from the deserts of Manila, California; this is a band very influenced by it's surroundings. Slow motion metalic riffs ring throughout the entire 50 minutes of the debut album, laying the founding for waves of rolling synth lines and sporadic clangings echoing in the distance, presumably a shamanic attempt at drums but too lost in a trance to muster any concrete tempo or rhythmn. Album of the year for me, what about you?

Vomir - "L'homme Saturé" LP
Unbelievably heavy stuff, total claustrophobia. Long awaited Vomir LP finally see's the light of day after loads of delays. The tracks were actually re-recorded in the interim so the sound is more dense in keeping with Vomir's later material. If you're looking at this you know the script by now: total depressive nihilistic purity. A landmark in harsh noise wall. 300 copies, silkscreened covers. Black card sleeve with paste on covers in a thick PVC sleeve. Co-release with At War With False Noise

Aunt Mary - "Almost Dead" 7"
Aunt Mary's last record was a split 7" with Man Is The Bastard 18 years ago. I am beyond chuffed to be putting out the first material since then by what I consider to be the greatest noisecore band of them all. Total True Old School Noisecore! Very basic drum beats (sounds like it was played with some pipes on a couple of industrial tanks), feedback, wailing guitar, brutal vocals, all utterly maxed-out. I'm not sure if it's a series of very short songs or one big long track starting and stopping. It doesn't really matter! There's a moment when a "proper" drum beat kicks in and an amazing mid-paced guitar riff comes out of nowhere - not too dissimilar to early AxCx - that just had me pumping my fist in the air in glee. Co-released with At War With False Noise. 300 copies, full colour sleeve complete with ultra offensive artwork, it is noisecore after all...

Available as ever from Turgid Animal's website:

All releases listed here available under the "Latest Releases" section for the bundle price of £45GBP (+ shipping for ONE item only so a possible saving of up to £20-30: LARGE SAVING!

New distro update complete with loads of releases from the likes of Release The Bats and a massive ammount of Black Metal CD's from the Legion Blotan distro...


In order to make way for loads of exciting new releases, the vast majority of TA items have been marked down considerably:

CD's - Mostly £6 each or 4 for only £20
12"/LP's - Mostly £8 each or 4 for only £30
7"s - Mostly £4.99 each or 4 for only £15
T-Shirts - Mostly £10 each or 4 for only £30

And also introducing the Turgid Animal Random Grab Bag - £20 This gets you loads of musical goodies chosen at random from the catalogue/distro. Feel free to send suggestions about what to include in yours - George.Proctor AT Gmail DOT com - Can and will include rare items from years gone by!

Full catalogue can be found here:

Or go straight to the special offers page here:


New releases on the way before the new year:
Bizarre Uproar - Live CD with massive booklet featuring photo's and CD with 5 complete gigs on
Astro LP
Haare 7"
Voltigeurs/Horseback 10"
Taeter CD - Fecalove's PE project's debut album, incredible

Help make me some room! Order now! Time limit!

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