A Purpose Not Necessary
(Dada Drumming - DD30) split CD $10.00
“Heavy, crunchy shit abounds” in The Black Leather Jesus’s “Shelter,” marvels The One True Dead Angel. It “steers toward processing combinations that threaten to spiral wildly out of control until the chop-shop layering technique carries the piece into a new direction… This is nasty, sinus-cleaning stuff that operates at two basic volumes, Really Fucking Loud and Even Louder….” “Yellow Silk Buddha” by Incapacitants is “a screeching metallic roar augmented by overloud junk noise and pounding, usually on found metal scraps and using contact mics….[T]his is an inspired pairing, and its cumulative effect is … pure noisehead nirvana at a volume capable of sterlizing mice…, if not killing them outright.”
Box Is Stupid
(Pica Disk - PICA008) 10xCD $105.00 (Out-of-stock) (Out-of-print)
Contains 90s tape releases: Stupid Is Stupid (one disc each of studio and live materials), Extreme Gospel Nights, Ad Nauseam (one disc Edition Mikawa, one disc Edition Kosakai, one disc live), D.D.D.D., The Tongue, Cosmic Incapacitants, and I, Residuum. Remastered from original master tapes. Includes 40pp book with liner notes by Jim Sauter (Borbetomagus), Otomo Yoshihide, Toshiji Mikawa (Incapacitantrs, Hijo Kaidan), and Fumio Kosakai (Incapacitants).
(Harbinger Sound - HAS045) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)
Shit-your-pants loud, or another day at the office for Mikawa and Kosakai.
(Starlight Furniture Company - *15) LP $14.00
Incapacitants began as Toshiji Mikawa’s solo project in 1981 when a homemade noisemaking device called The Mikawa was his prime instrument; it evolved to incorporate various concrete sounds, until Fumio Kosakai joined and the duo began favoring ring modulators and heavily processed Theremins. Incapacitants has always been about “creating pure noise without any abstract musical expression whatsoever.” Everything known about the reclusive Abdul Squeerter of (In Spite of Flaming Creatures) has passed through the conduit of Dylan Nyoukis (Blood Stereo and the Chocolate Monk label). Apparently uninterested in networking, touring, trading CDRs, appearing on compilations, granting interviews, replying to letters, engaging in any sort of self-promotion, or taking part in the glamorous razzle-dazzle available to all experimental musicians worldwide, Squeerter prefers the solitude of where ever he calls home in the United Kingdom. The recordings on Vitamin Buckfast are the product of a mail collaboration committed to tape in the mid-’90s and then simply ignored for several years. Dora Doll of Decaer Pinga makes a guest appearance on vocals, but good luck determining exactly where. Cover art by Karen Constance