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Savage Republic - Aegean CD

Release Date: March 23, 2014

Tracks:

VICTORY
27 DAYS
2 SHIPS II
EL PORTO
THESSALY I
BARBIZON EXPOSURE
ARCI KROEN
AEGEAN
HELENA
BEDOUIN
PIO PICO
SALONIKA
PELOPONNESIA
THESSALY II
EXARCHIA
OMONIA
2 SHIPS I
SONS AND LOVERS
THE ARAB SPRING



$15

Savage Republic - Varvakios

Release Date: August 23, 2012

Nearly sold out.

Strictly limited edition: 300 individually numbered copies pressed onto 180 gram vinyl. Vinyl is clear with random black inky streaks.
Cover designed by Ramona Clarke and Thom F., hand letterpressed by Bruce Licher at Independent Project Press.
Includes 8.5" x 5.5" 8 page booklet with full color photos and text.

Album photos

Tracks:

  • A1: Sparta
  • A2: Hippodrome
  • A3: Varvakios
  • A4: Pigadi
  • B1: Kara
  • B2: Poros
  • B3: For Eva
  • B4: Anatolia

Album Details...

Description: Recorded in Greece in February 2012 over the course of three hectic days, Varvakios is a sequel of sorts to the1989 album Customs, and draws on local sights, sounds and synergies. On several tracks the band are joined on violin by Blaine L. Reininger of Tuxedomoon, himself a resident of downtown Athens.

Thom Fuhrmann: "To walk into such a volatile situation and create this music in such a short time was by far the most satisfying experience that I've ever had as an artist."

Digital version available from Darla Records . .


Sold out in USA.
Email for availability and pricing.

Savage Republic - Varvakios

Release Date: September 11, 2012

CD edition released by LTM records. Identical audio as the LP edition.
Album review

Tracks:

  • A1: Sparta
  • A2: Hippodrome
  • A3: Varvakios
  • A4: Pigadi
  • B1: Kara
  • B2: Poros
  • B3: For Eva
  • B4: Anatolia

Album Details...

Description: Recorded in Greece in February 2012 over the course of three hectic days, Varvakios is a sequel of sorts to the1989 album Customs, and draws on local sights, sounds and synergies. On several tracks the band are joined on violin by Blaine L. Reininger of Tuxedomoon, himself a resident of downtown Athens.

Thom Fuhrmann: "To walk into such a volatile situation and create this music in such a short time was by far the most satisfying experience that I've ever had as an artist."



$15

Savage Republic - Sword Fighter/Taranto!!!! 7"

Out of Print.
Released: October 2009 on A Silent Place (Italy). These are the last few remaining copies.

Packaging designed by Andrea Scarfone (Skarfo/Julie's Haircut)
  • Hand silk screened cover and insert.
  • Numbered covers
Tracks:
  • A1: Sword Fighter
  • B1: Taranto!!!!

Details...


$10
 Savage Republic

Savage Republic - Sword Fighter/Taranto!!!! 7"

Out of Print.
Released: October 2009 on A Silent Place (Italy). These are the last few remaining copies.

Packaging designed by Andrea Scarfone (Skarfo/Julie's Haircut)
  • Hand silk screened cover and insert.
  • Numbered covers
Tracks:
  • A1: Sword Fighter
  • B1: Taranto!!!!

Details...


$10

Savage Republic - "1938" CD

Released: 23 October, 2007 on Neurot Records

The first full length studio release by Savage Republic since 1989.

Distributed by Revolver/Southern.


Details...


$12

Savage Republic 'Siam' EP:

Distributed by Neurot Records

Released: 01 March, 2007 on Mobilization Records (MOB 107)

The first studio release by Savage Republic since 1989. Numbered limited edition CD EP produced for the 2007 "Siam" tour.

Graphic design by Jeff Mullican and hand-letterpressed by Bruce Licher at Independent Project Press. More information and samples available at the Savage Republic MySpace site.



$10

Savage Republic - Recordings From Live Performance '81-'83

Release Date: 2002
Independent Project Records

(Ltd. number of 2x10" also available. Low numbers on colored vinyl. Please email for availability)

"Ivory Coast"

Description Seminal underground experimental LA Instrumental band with early recordings from 81-83, Beautiful die-cut letterpress package from IPP. Right on the heels of a reunion tour (reunited after 13 years), Savage Republic offers us this collection of live recordings, dating back to their first live performance as Africa Corps in May, 1981. The legends that surround the band all state that they were much better live than they were in the studio; for on stage, a punk energy came to the forefront in the massive bass ploddings, slashing guitars, and junkyard percussion. This collection, while clearly lacking in fidelity, proves the point that Savage Republic was certainly a kick-ass live band. Most of the material present also appeared on their debut "Tragic Figures" album, with a couple of previously unreleased / undocumented tracks. As I've never thought that Savage Republic's lyrics and vocals were particularly strong, they are fortunately few and far between in these live performances. The majority of the words are spoken as between song banter highlighted by the announcement that "Every band's gotta have a surf song!" Their's being the incendiary instrumental "Ivory Coast."


$13

Savage Republic - Complete Studio Box Set(4xCD)

All four studio CDs This beautifully packaged boxset of all of the recent Savage Republic reissues ("Tragic Figures," "Ceremonial," "Jamahiriya," and "Customs") has of course been designed by former-Savage Republic member Bruce Licher and his renowned Independent Project Press and is a bargain if you plan on buying all four.

*Current wrap-around sleeve re-printed in 2005.


$60

Customs

Release Date: 2002

The last studio release by the 80s version of Savage Republic. Limited Edition. Recorded in Thessaloniki, Greece, Nov 1988. The fourth of four new reissues of the classic studio albums from seminal industrial-art-punk group SAVAGE REPUBLIC.

Description: "Customs" was the final studio album from Savage Republic, recorded under considerable duress in Greece during an ill-fated 1988 tour in which all of their gear was confiscated by Greek customs! Thus, "Customs" was recorded entirely on borrowed equipment. The resulting album is not dissimilar to the usual Savage Republic sound of expansive songs that build up through the increasingly aggressive riffs of "monotone" guitars, but has been augmented with a handful of traditional Greek instruments such as hand drums and bouzouki. And, as a potentially useful piece of trivia, you might want to know that this album features Savage Republic's "Birds of Pork," which for years has been the preamble played before each and every Neurosis live show!

*NOTE: Current version is the second pressing from 2005, with a different color cover (orange/black instead of yellow/blue)

$15

Tragic Figures

Classic seminal 1982 debut release. Features Jeff Long of Wasted Youth.Limited Edition

"Real Men" is featured in the film "Silence of the Lambs"Packaged in a new fold over CD cover designed by Bruce Licher and hand letter-pressed at Independent Project Press with additional graphical insert

This CD is the first of four new reissues of the classic studio albums from seminal industrial-art-punk group SAVAGE REPUBLIC. This reissue Includes all the original tracks, along with the cuts from the band's two 7-inches from 1983 and 1982, and two comp tracks, "Mobilization" and "On The Prowl." Eighteen tracks in all.

Originally released in 1982 on Independent Project Records , Tragic Figures is a captivating tribal, industrial and psychedelic experience. Culled from the underground utility tunnels and abandoned concrete architectures of early 1980s Los Angeles, these recordings document an intensity in both sound and art unique to the early 1980's Los Angeles "post-punk" scene. Savage Republic was one of Los Angeles' leading art-punk bands, fusing gritty post-Joy Division base lines, slashing guitars with occasional Arabic cadences, and a massive clatter of dense percussion at times worthy of comparisons to Test Dept. or Einsturzende Neubauten. Yet, Savage Republic always maintained a much closer relationship to the simple structuralism of punk, layering all of their percussive energy into complex articulations of a simple 4/4 beat. Originally called Africa Corps, Savage Republic recorded their 1982 debut "Tragic Figures" while its members were attending art school at UCLA. The resulting album is a vibrant cross section of LA's punk scene from the early '80s, slipping between dark, yet subtle Factory-ish songs to aggressive percussion assaults worthy of a Mad Max soundtrack (before Tina Turner, of course). While at their best, Savage Republic were a force to be reckoned with, these reissues force us to recall that vocals were never their strong point, wavering from a Steve Albini -like nasal delivery to a Lee Ving-ish throaty scream. The band's Bruce Licher has since gone on to form the acclaimed Independent Projects Press, developing a unique, celebrated style of beautifully letter-pressed packaging, of course utilized for these new Savage Republic reissues on Ethan Port and Scot Jenerik's Mobilization label. This disc features all of the tracks from previous CD editions, including the proper recordings from "Tragic Figures," the "Film Noir" 7" and a couple of alternate versions.

NOTE:*Current version is the second re-printing from 2005.

$15

Ceremonial

Includes the 4 song Trudge EP. Limited Edition. Packaged in a new fold over CD cover designed by Bruce Licher and hand letter-pressed at Independent Project Press with additional graphical insert. FEATURED in the "Unknown Legends of Rock and Roll"This CD is the second of four new reissues of the classic studio albums from seminal industrial-art-punk group SAVAGE REPUBLIC. Upon the release of the "Ceremonial" album and the "Trudge" ep in the mid-'80s, Savage Republic underwent a number of personnel changes which altered the group's sound from the primitive, percussion heavy art-punk found on "Tragic Figures" toward a far more expansive sound that has often been cited by Godspeed You Black Emperor! as one of their influences. Drawing heavily upon Turkish and Greek musical traditions, Savage Republic played quickening, repeated rock grooves that begin stoically out of quiet spaces and accelerated with soaring guitar solos into climatic crescendos. While descriptively this may sound much like the aforementioned GSYBE!, Savage Republic's production techniques were much rougher, at times sounding like early Joy Division. Similarly, Savage Republic's conceptual agenda always lacked the socially conscious overtones of that of GSYBE! Instead, Savage Republic triumphantly claimed something of a nomadic, masculine space reflected in the best of Burning Man . And fortunately, with the recordings found on this disc Savage Republic mostly did away with the vocals that somewhat hampered the success of their previous "Tragic Figures" LP. Again, beautifully packaged by Bruce Licher and Independent Project Press.

Other Versions:
Vocals and Outtakes CDR Limited Edition: (Email for information and availability.)


$15

Jamahiriya

The fourth Savage Republic studio album - VOTED ROLLING STONE TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 1990!!Jamahiriya LP, plus instrumental bonus tracks. Includes "Spice Fields" and "Tabula Rasa". Limited Edition (second re-printing 2005). Packaged in a new fold over CD cover designed by Bruce Licher and hand letter-pressed at Independent Project Press with additional graphical inserts. Since Savage Republic dissolved in the late '80s, most of its members went onto other projects, with Bruce Licher and Robert Loveless forming Scenic, Ethan Port working with Scot Jenerik in F-Space, and Thom Fuhrmann founding the amazing but short-lived Autumn Fair. "Jamahiriya Democratique" is Savage Republic's fourth album, exhibiting many of the traits that would later be so pronounced in these various post-breakup projects (especially Scenic). There is much less emphasis upon Savage Republic's trademarked junkyard / punk-as-fuck percussion, but they continue in their post-punk translations of Greek / Arabic motifs, with more of a production polish (which runs close to the dreamy sound of Bill Laswell's neo-prog professionalism). Vocals, absent on "Ceremonial", make a few returns, but aren't terribly annoying and are also offset by a couple of instrumental versions (i.e. "Viva La Rock 'n' Roll" which may be Savage Republic's best song, does much better as an instrumental track). Certainly, those of you who love Scenic's big sky expansiveness and Godspeed You Black Emperor!-esque guitar crescendos should check out the "Jamahiriya Democratique."

(We also now have a few copies of the out of print LP - RARE. email for availability.)


$15

Savage Republic 2006 Logo T-Shirt

Logo Shirt: small 3" logo centered on chest

Format: White or Black T-shirt
Heavy Weight T-shirt
Logo Color: Blue
Specify Size: S, M, L, XL

Temporarily out of stock.

Savage Republic Classic Logo T-Shirt

Logo Shirt: small 3" logo centered on chest

Format: White or Black T-shirt
Heavy Weight T-shirt
Logo Color: Red or Black
Specify Size: S, M, L, XL

Temporarily out of stock.

Savage Republic T-Shirt: Grrls and Kids

3" SR Palm Tree logo, centered on the chest1980's design: 8" red SR Palm Tree logo, with Black "SAVAGE REPUBLIC" over-printed >

Format: >3/4 Girls Raglan styleT-Shirt with small centered SR Palm Tree logo
White with Black sleeves
Specify Size: Medium, Large
Note: These sizes run smaller than the guy's shirts
Kids Size: Youth Baseball Large (like a men's medium) > >

Temporarily out of stock.

Savage Republic T-Shirt

1980's design: 8" red SR Palm Tree logo, with Black "SAVAGE REPUBLIC" overprinted >

Format: >White T-shirt
Heavy Weight T-shirt

Size: X-Large only (L sold out) > >

Temporarily out of stock.

Savage Republic T-Shirt: Grrls and Kids

1980's design: 8" red SR Palm Tree logo, with Black "SAVAGE REPUBLIC" overprinted

Format:
3/4 Girls Raglan styleT-Shirt
White with Black sleeves
Size: Large
Note: These sizes run smaller than the guy's shirts

Kids Size: Youth Baseball Large (like a men's medium)

Temporarily out of stock.

Savage Republic Tour Posters

Large Tour Posters from Thessaloniki, 2006 tour

* Savage Republic alone

* Buzzcocks, Savage Republic, Goulag poster

$12

Email for availability.

 Throbbing Gristle

RE/Search: The Industrial Culture Handbook

RE/Search #6/7: Industrial Culture Handbook Published in 1983. 8 1/2 x 11", 140 pp, 179 photos & illustrations.

NEW! 2007 HARDBACK LIMITED EDITION - Co-produced by Mobilization.com

Essential library reference guide to the deviant performance artists and musicians of the Industrial Culture moment: Survival Research Laboratories, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltarie, SPK, Non, Monte Cazazza, Johanna Went, Sordide Sentimental, R&N, and Z'ev.

Excerpts:
  • Throbbing Gristle
  • Mark Pauline
  • Cabaret Voltaire
  • Monte Cazazza
  • Sordide Sentimental
  • SPK
  • Johanna Went
  • Table of Contents

    Reviews

    ". . . focuses on post-punk 'industrial' performers whose work comprises a biting critique of contemporary culture . . . the book lists alone are worth the price of admission!"
    Small Press" . . . unusually slick and professionally produced . . . "
    Los Angeles Reader

    "A sort of subversive artists directory, profiling an interrelated group of violently imaginative creators/performers whose works blend sex, viscera, machines, crimes and/or noise . . . take note: this could be the best $ you'll ever spend."
    Trouser Press

    NOTE: We have most in-print RE/Search titles available. Email for availablity.


$40
 Targodie

Against The Sky

Release Date: 1999

"Zoviet France on Steroids!" Textured audio improvisations, recorded live over several days and edited down to a masterpiece for the new millennium

Scot Jenerik and DaDa randomist Larnie Fox improvise with found instruments and sounds to create a sonic tapestry that is rich, powerful and frightening. Much tighter then typical "noise improvisations".


$10
 Death Ride '69

Elvis Christ

Release Date: 1989

This is a Mobilization re-issue of the first studio release by Death Ride '69. Dark, hypnotic Jim Jones jungle ditties.

This is a CDR with a laserjet printed cover. Royalty paid to the band.

Email for the LP.


$10

Red Sea EP

Release Date: 1989 (Red Vinyl EP)

Format: CDR. This is the second studio release by Death Ride '69. Features monotone guitar, 55 gallon oil drum bashing, field recordings and megaphone rants by Ethan Port of Savage Republic. This was recorded at the time Death Ride '69 exploded onto the L.A. underground music scene, with raw crazed energy.

  • Red SeaDecide
  • Let It Ride

Free MP3s Here


$10
 Autumnfair

Autumnfair: Complete Recordings 1986-1989

Release Date: 2002

Complete recordings of Thom Fuhrmann's
Savage Republic era side project Autumnfair Features bass player / vocalist Val Haller of "Lords of the New Church", "Wayne County" Autumnfair was the short-lived side project of Savage Republic bassist Thom Fuhrmann and British transplant Val Haller. So shortlived, in fact, that by the time their first record was released on IPR in 1991, they had been broken up for two years. In spite of the personnel connection with Savage Republic, Autumnfair never really shared SR's aesthetic for nomadic punk and junk-yard percussion, instead bathing their sound with the bleak, post-punk atmospheres of Joy Division and Wire. Yet, Autumnfair did maintain some of the Savage Republic industrial grit with their dirgy flanged basslines and occasionally dissonant slabs
of guitar noise, amidst ethereal synthetic tones. "1986-1989" is fairly comprehensive collection of Autumnfair's recorded output, featuring remastered versions of the tracks from their posthumous vinyl-only release"Glaciers and Gods", along with a couple of tracks that veer more into the LA goth / darkwave sound due to Caroline Topalian's floating vocal theatrics. A welcome trawl through the archives of days long since past.
Also features Greg Grunke from Savage Republic on one track

Audio Samples:
"Collide""Novy Mir"

"She Only Smiles"


$10
 Wonder

Wonder: Obsession For Men

Release Date: 1993

Format: 7" EP
Extremely Rare: Out of Print First Edition, Nearly Sold Out. Signed with your choice of inscription.

1993 first release by this post-Savage Republic project. Dreamy, heroic, punk rock anthems. Ethan Port, Greg Grunke, Thom Fuhrmann, and Sterling Fox. Beautiful cover art mocking the Calvin Klein ad campaign.

Free downloads

 


$10
 Kommunity FK

The Vision and the Voice

Release Date: 2006

The ONLY CD release authorized by Patrik Mata

This is the first studio release by the father of LA Goth. A post punk swirl of noize and catharsis(If you are over 18, specify if you would like the uncencored cover art.)

Kommunity FK arose from the LA avant-garde gloom scene with a sound somewhere between Joy Division, Christian Death and Savage Republic. The Vision and the Voice is an excellent album, starting with its Boschian cover art depicting naked figures cavorting and fornicating around a giant red penis. Patrick Mata's clear, soaring vocals nicely match his minimalist guitar work. The trio isn't afraid to try different ideas — from primitive art-punk with ominous synthesizer effects through dense, doomy punk noise and blur-thrash to neo-industrial experiments resembling a milder Neubauten. Gripping, lurking bass comes to the fore on "Unknown to You" and the circular, rhythmic "We Will Not Fall." The band split and reformed repeatedly, keeping Mata and drummer Matt Chaikin as the only constants. One stable stretch in 1984 allowed the creation of the similarly satisfying Close One Sad Eye, released late in '85. The rough, punk/industrial edges had been smoothed out to a Comsat Angels/Tuxedomoon sheen, and the Joy Division influence (especially on the dramatic drone of "Junkies" and the "Love Will Tear Us Apart"-ish "Trollops") is noticeably greater. A fulltime keyboardist integrates synth into the compositions, and Mata's vocals are far more theatrical and dynamic. The haunting "Something Inside Me Has Died" is not only the standout track on the LP, but one of the finest gothic anthems by any American group. (In 1990, both albums were scheduled to be issued on CD by Dali/Chameleon.)Mata spent the latter half of the '80s alternating between England, where he formed bands with bassists Cam Campbell (of Andi Sex-Gang notoriety) and Eddie Branch (ex-UK Decay/Furyo), and Los Angeles, where he continued to shuffle ineffectual KFK lineups and work with other groups, but Sativa Luvbox is the only project of his to actually result in a record so far.

[Greg Fasolino - Trouser Press]


$16
 How to Destroy the Universe

How to Destroy the Universe - Part 5 Festival CD

Format: CD
Designed by Scot Jenerik
NEARLY SOLD OUT!!!

destroydestroy
destroy


$10

1. Destroy Part 1 - Guns and Pearls


2. Destroy Part 2 - Orange Young Shiva


3. Destroy Part 2 - Blue Bomb

4. Destroy Part 2 - Blue Bomb Full Poster

How to Destroy the Universe Posters

Format: Very high quality print: glossy photo paper at 350dpi
Limited Edition (100 numbered) Poster 13" x 15.5"
Designed by Scot Jenerik

(Please indicate in your order if you'd like the print
signed on the front or back by the artist.)Choose the poster you'd like from the drop down list


Email for availability

Live in NYC

Release Date: Nov 23, 2004

Format: Limited Edition CDR

Digital binaural recording from "How to Destroy the Universe - Part 3". Recorded live at the Continental Club in NYC, Sept 2004. Mastered at Mobilization Studios by Matt Callahan. Each disc is numbered and autographed by the entire band. Each CD contains 5 inserts custom printed on high quality photo paper.

Show #55 Continental Club, NYC Sept, 2004F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound
  • Flogging the Slaves Katatonik (Improvised)Total White Out Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly
Other bands: Torch Job, The Fakes, (several others)
Scot's Diary: "Great night with lot’s of energy. Was the day that Johnny Ramone died. Best club gig to date. Ethan was ON. Small audience but the music was bliss."

Email for availability

Blixa Bargeld: Rede/Speech

Release Date: 2006 (Blixa-Bargeld.org)

Format: DVD

Similar routines delivered at the 2006
"How to Destroy the Universe - Part 5" performances.Includes both 5.1 surround sound and uncompressed stereo audio, in PAL/NTSC dual format on the same disc with German and English subtitles.Chapters:

1 “ ’ ”
2 Zentrifuge
3 Sonnensystem
4 Insektiden
5 GTAC
6 Johnny Guitar
7 Ringkampf
8 Habitarium
9 Tausch
10 Come to the Point
11 Umpf!
12 Wegdenken...

blixa bargeld

blixa bargeldshort description
Solo Vocal Performance / Pseudo Scientific Entertainment

In his one man performance "Rede / Speech", Blixa Bargeld explores the boundaries of language and music. The audience bears witness to the metamorphosis of sentences, words and syllables into acoustic architecture, resounding spheres and cacophonous monstrosities.The equipment used is reduced to a minimum: microphones, effect equipment and foot pedals, monitor boxes and two loud speakers, and a mixing panel with Boris Wilsdorf at the controls opposite the stage. That's all that Blixa Bargeld needs in order to produce a complex sound texture from a simple sentence or mere word with the possibilities of his voice alone.

At the beginning the technical apparatus is briefly explained and demonstrated; the improvisation process then becomes transparent within its definite structure. There appear to be no secrets. The intelligent entertainment in which Blixa Bargeld's listeners become entangled however, develops amazing dynamism and intensity. A peek into the laboratory of a vocal alchemist.

--Anna Clara McDuff

 


  RE/Search Books

RE/Search: The Industrial Culture Handbook

RE/Search #6/7: Industrial Culture Handbook Published in 1983. 8 1/2 x 11", 140 pp, 179 photos & illustrations.

NEW! 2007 HARDBACK LIMITED EDITION - Co-produced by Mobilization.com

Essential library reference guide to the deviant performance artists and musicians of the Industrial Culture moment: Survival Research Laboratories, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltarie, SPK, Non, Monte Cazazza, Johanna Went, Sordide Sentimental, R&N, and Z'ev.

Excerpts:
  • Throbbing Gristle
  • Mark Pauline
  • Cabaret Voltaire
  • Monte Cazazza
  • i>Sordide Sentimental
  • SPK
  • Johanna Went
  • Table of Contents

    Reviews

    ". . . focuses on post-punk 'industrial' performers whose work comprises a biting critique of contemporary culture . . . the book lists alone are worth the price of admission!"
    Small Press" . . . unusually slick and professionally produced . . . "
    Los Angeles Reader

    "A sort of subversive artists directory, profiling an interrelated group of violently imaginative creators/performers whose works blend sex, viscera, machines, crimes and/or noise . . . take note: this could be the best $ you'll ever spend."
    Trouser Press


$40
 Other Industrial Culture

DECODER DVD/CD

Rare 1984 cult German film. New digital print. Featuring members of Einsturzende Neubauten, William S. Burroughs, Genesis P. Orridge. Bonus material including original soundtrack.
$23

Blixa Bargeld: Rede/Speech

Release Date: 2006 (Blixa-Bargeld.org)

Format: DVD

Similar routines delivered at the 2006
"How to Destroy the Universe - Part 5" performances.Includes both 5.1 surround sound and uncompressed stereo audio, in PAL/NTSC dual format on the same disc with German and English subtitles.Chapters:

1 “ ’ ”
2 Zentrifuge
3 Sonnensystem
4 Insektiden
5 GTAC
6 Johnny Guitar
7 Ringkampf
8 Habitarium
9 Tausch
10 Come to the Point
11 Umpf!
12 Wegdenken...

blixa bargeld

blixa bargeldshort description
Solo Vocal Performance / Pseudo Scientific Entertainment

In his one man performance "Rede / Speech", Blixa Bargeld explores the boundaries of language and music. The audience bears witness to the metamorphosis of sentences, words and syllables into acoustic architecture, resounding spheres and cacophonous monstrosities.The equipment used is reduced to a minimum: microphones, effect equipment and foot pedals, monitor boxes and two loud speakers, and a mixing panel with Boris Wilsdorf at the controls opposite the stage. That's all that Blixa Bargeld needs in order to produce a complex sound texture from a simple sentence or mere word with the possibilities of his voice alone.

At the beginning the technical apparatus is briefly explained and demonstrated; the improvisation process then becomes transparent within its definite structure. There appear to be no secrets. The intelligent entertainment in which Blixa Bargeld's listeners become entangled however, develops amazing dynamism and intensity. A peek into the laboratory of a vocal alchemist.

--Anna Clara McDuff

 


$19

RE/Search: The Industrial Culture Handbook

RE/Search #6/7: Industrial Culture Handbook Published in 1983. 8 1/2 x 11", 140 pp, 179 photos & illustrations.

NEW! 2007 HARDBACK LIMITED EDITION - Co-produced by Mobilization.com

Essential library reference guide to the deviant performance artists and musicians of the Industrial Culture moment: Survival Research Laboratories, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltarie, SPK, Non, Monte Cazazza, Johanna Went, Sordide Sentimental, R&N, and Z'ev.

Excerpts:
  • Throbbing Gristle
  • Mark Pauline
  • Cabaret Voltaire
  • Monte Cazazza
  • Sordide Sentimental
  • SPK
  • Johanna Went
  • Table of Contents

    Reviews

    ". . . focuses on post-punk 'industrial' performers whose work comprises a biting critique of contemporary culture . . . the book lists alone are worth the price of admission!"
    Small Press" . . . unusually slick and professionally produced . . . "
    Los Angeles Reader

    "A sort of subversive artists directory, profiling an interrelated group of violently imaginative creators/performers whose works blend sex, viscera, machines, crimes and/or noise . . . take note: this could be the best $ you'll ever spend."
    Trouser Press


$40

Jim Jocoy - "We're Desperate"

Release Date: 2002
Powerhouse Books
ISBN 1576871568

Personally signed to you by the author!


Incredible punk photos from Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1978-1980.

Forward by Excene Cervenka and Thurston Moore.

 


$23

Nerds in the Pit Part 1-4

Format: CD MP3s

Note: The music tracks have been edited to 30 second samples to comply with fair use.


"The history of the Los Angeles Art Punk Scene 1978-1996" MP3 recordings of the first 4 Nerds in the Pit shows aired originally in 2002 and 2003 on KFJC 89.9 fmInterviews with the original players. Over 16 hours of interviews. Part of the sale price goes to KFJC.

Note: The music has been edited to 30 second samples to comply with fair use.


$8
 Independent Project Records
***Coming Soon***
 F-SPACE

Preliminary Impact Report

Release Date: Dec 23, 2003

This is the first studio release by F-SPACE. Over an hour of intense psychadelic industrial post-punk sonic assults. This work combines the unique pummeling percussion instruments invented by SCOT JENERIK with Ethan Port's (SAVAGE REPUBLIC) "Glenn Branca" monotone guitar style and the runaway locomotive drumming of Aleph Kali (CHROME) and Joel Connell (MAN IS THE BASTARD). Shimmering harmonic beauty and pain.


$8

Live in NYC

Release Date: Nov 23, 2004

Format: Limited Edition CDR

Digital binaural recording from "How to Destroy the Universe - Part 3". Recorded live at the Continental Club in NYC, Sept 2004.

Mastered at Mobilization Studios by Matt Callahan. Each disc is numbered and autographed by the entire band. Each CD contains 5 inserts custom printed on high quality photo paper.

Show #55 Continental Club, NYC Sept, 2004F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound
  • Flogging the Slaves Katatonik (Improvised)Total White Out Hot Pants
  • Through the night Softly
Other bands: Torch Job, The Fakes, (several others)
Tour Diary: "Great night with lot’s of energy. Was the day that Johnny Ramone died. Best club gig to date. Ethan was ON. Small audience but the music was bliss."

$10

Live in Nijmegen

Release Date: Nov 23, 2004

Digital binaural recording from "Soundtrack of hte Apocolypse Tour - 2004". Recorded live at the "Big Pants" squat in Nijmegen, Holland, Sept 2004. Mastered at Mobilization Studios by Matt CallahanEach disc is made to order: numbered and autographed by the entire band. Each CD contains 5 inserts custom printed on high quality photo paper.

Show #55 Continental Club, New York 09/16/04
F-Space: Jenerik/Kali/Port, Callahan sound
  • Katatonik (untitled improvisation) Total White Out Hot Pants (Savage Republic jams while Scot repaires Volatile) Through the Night Softly
  • Children of the Dum Dum
Tour Diary: "Amazing gig, great audience. Scot demolished Volatile at the end of the set after he broke multiple springs during the gig. Weird power in the space, some equipment fried from the funky power."

$10



F-SPACE Black T-Shirt

3" F-SPACE Title and I-Ching logo on front. Small Mobilization logo on back neck. Black shirt.

 

 

F-SPACE T-Shirt WHITE

White shirt - 6" Black "F-SPACE" title in front. Large 12"x12" F-SPACE I-Ching logo on the back.


$10
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F-SPACE 3/4 Raglin Shirt

6" Black "F-SPACE" title in front. Small Mobilization logo on back neck. White shirt with black sleeves.

$10
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F-SPACE 1" Logo Button

The F-SPACE logo on a little round button.

$1