Disciples - A Disciples Mix
The nascent Disciples label have released crucial collections of mystery ambient tapes, braindance jungle and occult Mancunian post-punk over the last 18 months by His Name Is Alive, Bogdan Raczynski and Black Lodge, and now rifle through their record collections for a special 2-hour mixtape doublepack for the 2019 Bleep advent. Housed in a dual presentation case designed by Studio Tape Echo containing 2 x C60 split colour black & white ‘piano’ cassette shells and hand-stamped insert containing either some kind of cryptic manifesto or a description of the genres covered in the two mixes:
HALF-TIME STUTTER / CONGEALED RAGERS / BROKEN PUB SINGALONG / TANNOY SYMPHONIES / ELEVATOR FEEDBACK / EARLY GRAVE / INTALAXTIONS / WAREHOUSE STRAIN / NOVELTY DISTORTIONS / DELAYED DIALOGUES / ACID CALCULATIONS / SUPPRESSED CHUG / REDUCED RAGA / GIMLET DRONE / BOVVER RAVE / SHADOW PINGERS / E-MUZAK / ICEMAN JUNGLE / PAPER DOLLHOUSES / MODEL HOMES / SECRET LANGUAGE AND MYTHOLOGY / DANCE CHANTS / HARD TYRE SCREECH BOP / BUDGET DUB / A THRENODY 4 EPIC SOUNDTRACKS / DUMB DRUMS / CORNERED CURVEBALLS / STONE CIRCLE REGRETS / SMASHED ACOUSTIC / CONCRETE LIFE / MODERN DECOMPOSITION / DISCONNECTED DANCEHALL / ATONAL LULLABIES / SUPER MYSTIC BRAKES / VOCODER VAMPS 4 FACELESS TIMES
Black Lodge - Kings Arms Sessions Vol.3: Lodgewars
Black Lodge draws to a close the third and final piece of the Kings Arms sessions triptych with Lodge Wars (named after the long deceased Black Lodge blog). A rawer, noisier companion piece to the strangely becalmed Bitter Blood collection released earlier this year, Lodge Wars assaults the listener with fragments of spoken word, organ drone, distorted fever dream bass, and 1980s proto-tekno, a decayed rave tape found in the Salford snow. It completes the excavation of the Black Lodge archives also showcased on the long mythical Mo'Wax 12 'Hotline' (recently released via Warp's reactivated Arcola imprint) and finalizes the deal made on his two inaugural and impossible to track down Kings Arms cassette sessions, released on The Trilogy Tapes back in 2010. Lodge Wars completes the triangle by returning to the roots of the project, diving back into the archive to find a new direction forward. Highly recommended for fans of Tony Conrad, Whitehouse, zoviet:france, The Fall...