The Sound Projector 14th issue

“The Tower struck by Lightning”

Published December 2005

Original issue sold out, but you can now buy a print-on-demand copy from lulu.com.

* A magazine adrift in the cosmos *
Bundles of wrapped sentiments despatched
in the face of impending doom
* Meander in the forests of no return! *

Interviews with heroes of the UK and USA ‘underground’:


Highlights of record review sections include:

  • The return of VINYL VIANDS! [Baffle those black balloons, bubbah!]
  • An excessive 13 pages of BLACK METAL reviews from Jennifer Hor! [Quel diabolique!]
  • The return of THE CHARTISTS! [Pop Music is Empty!]
  • International surveys of ‘happening’ records from the UK, USA, Australia, Finland, Japan, France and elsewhere!
  • Detailed appraisal of the work of HARRY PARTCH on four CDS! [Be a hobo!]
  • NOISE, NIGHTMARES and CUT-UPS! [Just my normal working day!]
  • Recent ‘heavy metal’ and ‘stoner’ records raved about in THE METAL MEN!
  • Another appraisal of THE RESIDENTS’ early work! [Kick a cat!]
  • More great radio dispatches from the NYC art radio station, Free 103.9!

The Mayan Head promises
Deep Delights of Deafening Dough!

Complete list of all records reviewed

Music from Japan
Keiji Haino, Black Blues | Boris with Merzbow, 04092001 | L, Holy Letters | Greenmachine, D.A.M.N. | Greenmachine, The Earth Beater | Ikuro Takahashi, Domori to Sanshu | Acid Mothers Temple and The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Minstrel in the Galaxy | Acid Mothers Temple and The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Born to be Wild in the USA 2000 | Up-tight, Five Psychedelic Pieces | Flower Travellin’ Band, Satori

Finnish Folk and Psych
Kemialliset Ystävät, Alkuhärkä | Aavikko, History of Muysic: selected non-album material 1995 – 2003 | Avarus, Ruskeatimantti | Avarus, Jattilaisrotta | Kemialliset Ystävät, Kellari Juniversumi | Kemialliset Ystävät, Lumottu Karkkipurkki (Vapaa Systeemi) | Kemialliset Ystävät, Latvasta Laho | Uton, Whispers From The Woods

Contemporary Music from Australia
Grey Daturas, Dead in the Woods | Whitehorse, Live – Oct / Nov 2004 | Brothers of the Occult Sisterhood, Animal Speak | Ffehro, The Zeventean Frothing Cardinals | Various Artists, Sound Surrounds Us (Volume 1) | Various Artists, Sound Surrounds Us (Volume 2) | Terracid, Transcendental Reign Inheritor | Francis Plagne, Idle Bones | Daisuke Suzuki and Brendan Walls, Aftertaste | Various Artists (compiled by Oren Ambarchi), Loose Canon: Sounds from the Australian Experimental Underground

Noises from the USA
Demos Yellow Swans, Live in the Police State Capitol | Dreamed Yellow Swans, Dreamed Yellow Swans | The Yellow Swans, Bring the Neon War Home | Dead Machines, Human Brain Wasting Syndrome | The Wooden Cupboard, Boiling The Animal In The Sky | The Skaters, Dark Rye Bread | The Skaters, Palmshaper | Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice, L’un marquer contre la moissonneuse | Gang Gang Dance, God’s Money | Magik Markers, I Trust My Guitar, Etc | Cold Bleak Heat, It’s Magnificent, But It Isn’t War | Jesus With Me, Jesus With Me | Mouthus, Loam | Number None, Urmerica | PSI, Artificially Retarded Soul Care Operators | Terrestial Tones, Blasted | The SB, The SB | Dean Roberts And The Black Moths, play The Grand Cinema | Smega, Rumblings | Ones / Hands, 1997-2005 | Tarentel, We Move Through Weather | Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores, The Quiet Room

Music from the UK underground
Ashtray Navigations, To Your Fucking Feather’d Wings | Ashtray Navigations, To Get Beyond Nihilism By Revaluing Combat | Hototogisu, Green | Jazzfinger, This Small Space Where The Salt Glitters | Jazzfinger, The Well of Used Dreams | Storm Bugs, Up The Middle Down The Sides | The Shadow Ring, I’m Some Songs

Music from France
Pascal Comelade, Back to Schizo (1975-1983) | Etron Fou Leloublan, Les Sillons de la Terre | Various Artists, Ignoble Vermine: A Tribute to Ptôse | Grand Orchestra d’Ordinateurs (GOO), Tableaux | Various Artists, Je Suis Un Etranger

International and Ethnic musics
Various Artists, Thai Beat A Go-Go Volume Two | Konono No 1, Congotronics | Konono No 1, Lubuaku | Various Artists, Cambodian Rocks Volume 3: All Psyched Up | Hala Strana, Fielding | Ghedalia Tazartes, Diasporas / Tazartes | Various Artists (recorded by John Levy), Tibetan Buddhist Rites from the Monasteries of Bhutan | Lula Cortes e Ze Ramalho, Paebiru

Atoms of Pure Noise
Merzbow vs Nordvargr, Partikel | Wolf Eyes, Fuck Pete Larsen | Wolf Eyes, Lost Sockets | Hair Police, Constantly Terrified | John Wiese, Arrhythmia Wave Burst and Panner Crash | John Wiese, Magical Crystal Blah Volume 2 | Morceaux_De_Machines, Estrapade | Hive Mind, Death Tone | Hrvatski, Irrevocably Overdriven Break Freakout Megamix | Putrefier, Hypertension Classics Vol 2 | A.M. Salad, Lo-Fi for Hi-Fi | The New Blockaders and Nobuo Yamada, Prickle/Crevice | Cock E.S.P. + Appliancide vs Waffelpung + Wafflepung, Split LP | Elliott Sharp / Merzbow, Tranz | Phô, This is Handiwork | Maja S. K. Ratkje / Lasse Marhaug, Music for Faking | Emil Beaulieu, Harbinger Sound Presents America’s Greatest Living Noise Artist

The Metal Men
Converge, Jane Doe | Converge, You Fail Me | Sightings, Arrived in Gold | Sightings, Absolutes | The Dillinger Escape Plan, Miss Machine | Isis, Oceanic | Old Man Gloom, Christmas | Old Man Gloom, Seminar II | Capricorns, Capricorns | Unearthly Trance, In The Red | Goatsnake, Trampled Under Hoof | Goatsnake, 1 / Dog Days | Mastodon, Leviathan | Earth / KK Null, Dexamyl / Andromeda | Boris, Akuma No Uta | Lightning Bolt, Ride The Skies | Sunn O))), Thee GrimmRobe demos

Nightmares and Penumbra
Nurse With Wound / Jim O’Rourke, Tape Monkey Mooch (Angry Eelectric Finger 1) | Nurse With Wound / Cyclobe, Paraparaparallelogrammatica (Angry Eelectric Finger 2) | Nurse With Wound / Irr.App. (Ext.), Mute Bell Extinction Process (Angry Eelectric Finger 3) | Chuck Bettis, Sonic Sigils | Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Casual Praise of Domestic Calamities | Z’EV, Headphone Musics, 1 to 6 | Andreas Meland / Lasse Marhaug, Brakhage | The New Blockaders with The Haters, Zero Is The Journey | Asmus Tietchens, Eine Ganze Menge | Shift, Have No Fury / Jag Var I Kulverten | Dolores Dewberry / Origami Genitalia, Dolores Dewberry / Origami Genitalia

Pandaemonium: Black Metal
Thorr’s Hammer, Dommedagsnatt | Velvet Cacoon, Genevieve | Xasthur, Nocturnal Poisoning | Blut Aus Nord, The mystical beast of rebellion | Judas Iscariot, Heaven in Flames | Judas Iscariot, To Embrace the Corpses Bleeding | Taake, Nattestid Ser Porten Vid | Mütiilation, Vampires of Black Imperial Blood | Revenge, Victory. Intolerance. Mastery | Striborg, Spiritual Catharsis | Striborg, Mysterious Semblance | Leviathan, Tentacles of Whorror | Leviathan, The Tenth Sub Level Of Suicide | Ildjarn, 1992 – 1995 | Forest, Like A Blaze Above the Ashes | Caninus, Now the Animals have a Voice | Deathspell Omega, Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice | Beherit, Drawing Down The Moon | Belketre, Ambre Zuerkl Vuorhdrevarvtre | Vlad Tepes, La Morte Luna | Katharsis, Kruzifixxion | Blut Aus Nord, The Work Which Transforms God / Thematic Emanation of Archetypal Multiplicity | Mütiilation, Evil – The Gestalt of Abomination | Mortifera, Vastiia Tenebrd Mortifera | Blackdeath, Saturn Sector | Graveland, The Celtic Winter | Hate Forest, Battlefields | Vlad Tepes / Belketre, March to the Black Holocaust | Drudkh, Lebedynyi Shlyakh (The Swan Road) | Antaeus, De Principii Evangelikum

Christian Marclay, djTRIO | Gum, Vinyl Anthology. The complete Gum recordings from 1987-1990 | Still, Remains | Philip Jeck & Janek Schaefer, Songs for Europe (Piosenki dla Europy)

Zany Cut-ups
Gate33, Scribble Season | Hot Troche, Yopaakuyu With Me | P. Miles Bryson, Megalomaniac Decorator’s Quarterly | Plethora, Krushed & Squashed | Broken Penis Orchestra, Organ Failure

The Sound Poetry Page
Various Artists, Windpipe Moods: A Compilation of Contemporary Sound-Poetry and Voice / Text / Phonetic based Sound Art | L’Ovni Tendre, 4 Pistes

In the Art Gallery
Alvin Curran, Maritime Rites | Marcus Davidson, Charles Matthews, Philip Jeck, Fennesz, Spire Live in Geneva Cathedral Saint Pierre | Malcolm Goldstein, Hardscrabble Songs | Zeitkratzer, electroniX | Various Artists, Hungarian Electronic Music: Zoltan Pongracz, Peter Eotvos, Ivan Patachich, Mate Victor, Peter Winkler | John Hudak, Room with Sky | Masayo Asahara, Saint Catherine Torment | Jason Ajemian, Who Cares How Long You Sink | Disinformation, Sense Data & Perception | Albert Mayr, Proposte Sonore | The Sonic Catering Band, Seven Transdanubian Recipes | Clare Connors, Rehearsal Tapes 1999/2000 | The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet, 13 Themes For a Triskaidekaphobic

The Wayward: the music of Harry Partch
The Harry Partch Collection Volumes 1-4

Field recordings
Andrew Kötting, Shanghai Frolic | Justin Bennett / Toshiya Tsunoda, Cacerolada / Cleavage of Acoustics | Loren Chasse, The Air in the Sand | mnortham, molecular knot phase one | Yannick Dauby, Alisen | (os), What Those Ingredients Are | Andrea Ermke, Pike | D R Ragge / W J Reynolds, Entomological Acoustics | Jacob Kirkegaard, Eldfjall | Osso Bucco / Ljudbilden & Piloten, Osso Bucco / Ljudbilden & Piloten

The Phantom of Liberty
The Inecto School, Wrangthorn | Paper Factory, Schlachfest-Session 1 | TimOlive / NisikawaBuhnsho, TimOlive / NisikawaBuhnsho | Tania Chen / Steve Beresford, Ointment | Uncle Woody Sullender, Nothing is Certain but Death | Trio Sowari, Three Dances | Derek Bailey / Mick Beck / Paul Hession, Meanwhile, back in Sheffield… | Axel Dörner / Robin Hayward, Axel Dörner & Robin Hayward | Michael Renkel / Luca Venitucci, Still | The George Burt / Raymond MacDonald Quintet with Lol Coxhill and Future Pilot AKA, Hotel Dilettante | John Hudak / Jason Kahn / Bruce Tovsky, For the Time Being | Martin Siewert / Martin Brandlmayr, Too Beautiful to Burn | Tetuzi Akiyama / Günter Müller, Points and Slashes | Girlfriends, Geert | Yumiko Tanaka / Ivar Grydeland, Continental Crust | Vic Rawlings and Mike Bullock, Fall Of Song | Office Products, Nude Media | Doug Theriault, Interface | Johannes Frisch / Ralf Wehowsky, Tränende Würger

Erstlive Improv
Keith Rowe / Burkhard Beins | Keith Rowe / Toshimaru Nakamura / Thomas Lehn / Marcus Schmickler | Christian Fennesz / Sachiko M / Otomo Yoshihide / Peter Rehberg | Keith Rowe / Sachiko M / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide

Quiet Music and Nothing Music
Taku Sugimoto, Principia Sugimatica | Francisco López, Live in San Francisco | +minus, A Rainy Koran Verse (UK live) | Behrens / Heyduck, Plastic Metal | Ronnie Sundin, Hägring | Keith Berry, Buddha’s Mile | Keith Berry, The Ear That Was Sold To A Fish | EKG, No Sign | Gdg, Things I found to be True

Tape Maschines Maken
Martin Archer, Heritage and Ringtones | Andrey Kiritchenko, True Delusion | Victor Nubla, Empúries | Vernon and Burns, The Tune the Old Cow Died Of | Greg Kelley, I don’t want to live forever | Charlie Charlie, Presents ‘La Respiration des Saintes’ | Will Guthrie, Spear | Iovae, Four-Track Magnetic Tape Arrangements | Koji Asano, Sanctuary on Reclaimed Land | Lionel Marchetti, Dans La Montagne (Ki Ken Tai) | Vitor Joaquim, A Rose is a Rose | Elektronavn, A l’inexistant centre d’un espace sans forme / Audela l’inconnu | Elektronavn, Rationale Mystique

Guitar music
Lee Ranaldo, Music for Stage and Screen | Mike Cooper, Metal Box | Prismatics, Modulust | Pumice, Raft | My Cat Is An Alien, When the Windmill’s Whirl Dies | My Cat Is An Alien, Black Shades From Jupiter | My Cat Is An Alien, The first flame of tomorrow | Accelera Deck, Sunstrings EP | Accelera Deck, Pop Polling | Giuseppe Ielasi, Gesine | Seht, The Voice of the Taniwha

This Woman’s Work
Zavoloka, Suspenzia | Zavoloka, Plavyna | Marissa Nadler, Ballads of Living and Dying | Marissa Nadler, The Saga of Mayflower May | Natasha Barrett, Kraftfelt | Lovely Midget, North Head | bLevin bLectum, Magic Maple | Zanana, Holding Patterns | Emily Hay, Like Minds

Meadow House, Tongue Under a Ton of Nine Volters | Brendon Anderegg, Falling Air | Dedo, Avatar | Edward Ka-Spel, Pieces of Infinity | Chris Jones, Lonesome Jonesome | CJA, Ironclad

Maladroit Rhythms of Rock
Earth, Hex; or Printing in the Infernal Method | Arabrot, Making a Pact with Jesus | Charalambides, Our Bed is Green | Sun Plexus, Or Ou Feraille? A Quelle Profondeur? | Reptiljan, The Hellbender Suite

The Droning Ones
Tom Carter and Vanessa Arn / The Moglass, Snake-Tongued Swallow-Tailed | Martin Bladh, Umbilical Cords | Andy Hayleck, The Disappearing Floor | The Nether Dawn, Whiskey Mute-Down | Jason Kahn / Jason Lescalleet, Red Room | Mattin / Dion Workman, Via Vespucci | Mike Bullock, Initial | Black Boned Angel, Supereclipse

The Crackling Esther
Philip Sanderson, Seal Pool Sounds | Tim Hecker, Mirages | We’re Breaking Up, Here and Above | C-Schulz, 5.Flicker Tunes | Reuber, Kintopp | Keith Fullerton Whitman / Greg Davis, Yearlong | Andreas Meland, Deaf Leoppard | Chefkirk, Fields of Paranoia and Fear | Chefkirk, Kik-kik-kikkik | Nightshift, Nightshift | Pita, Get Off | Peter Rehberg, Fremdkoerper | Piers Whyte, Piers Whyte | Short Circuits, The Rebel Sound of Hate & Fucking | Various Artists, Transient Travels

The Discurator’s Den
Idea Fire Company, Stranded | Dungen, Dungen: 1999 – 2001 | Various Artists, Time and Relative Dimensions in Space | Brasil and The Gallowbrothers Band, The Band plays on, The Dunes move on (caught me with my eyes closed) | The Lickets, Fake Universe Man | Bucketrider, L’événements | Fuchsia, Fuchsia | Steamboat Switzerland, Wertmüller | Erik Ian Walker / Marit Brook-Kothlow, I Have Never Told You | Julien Ottavi / Dion Workman, Misenlian | Ellen Band / David Lee Myers, Two Ships

The Chartists II
Destiny’s Child, Lose My Breath | Milky, Just The Way You Are | Britney Spears, Toxic | The Lighthouse Family, Lifted | All Saints, Black Coffee | Hear’say, Everybody | Girls Aloud, Love Machine | Daphne and Celeste, We didn’t say that! | JIVEJones, Me, Myself and I | Jojo, Jojo