’’Live At The Basement’’ (1982)
Comes with a booklet including a recent interview with Nigel Jacklin.
CD, edition of 200.
Live At The Basement does indeed sound like it was recorded in a basement – metallic squeals, languorous clanging and echoes in excelsis. Suffused with suffocation and the mysterious darkness that only lo-fi can grant, idle whistling and muffled screams falling from the ceiling; rhythms are begun then abandoned. There is the distinct feel in one’s hand of the rusty tubularity of iron piping, like a suite for haunted Hallowe’en housing. Each lonely sound is truer than the one that came before it. Concentrated strangeness from one of the more remote locations on Earth one might expect to find concentrated strangeness. Hence the Alien, and the alienation. -Signal To Noise
Alien Brains was founded in 1979. Their first release was Menial Disorders (Deleted Records, 1980.) Around that time, Alien Brains founder Nigel Jacklin organized the legendary Throbbing Gristle concert at Oundle School which was released on Industrial Records. Following Menial Disorders Alien Brains released several more cassettes either privately or on Deleted Records including 'Blatantly Nihilist,' 'IV: Natural Advantages,' 'Der Blaunk Teps,' 'British Interiors' and 'U.S.E.' (Unusual Social Embraces) as well as contributing to several compilations. Alien Brains were 'an abstract non-collective’ (rather than a group) and in addition to Nigel Jacklin also included Philip and Richard Rupenus (TNB), David Jackman (Organum), Mark Lancaster (Instant Automatons), Philip Sanderson (Storm Bugs), Allen Adams (Methods Of Execution) and Truus de Groot (Nasmak.) Nigel also worked with Dominic Guerin (SPK.) Alien Brains live appearances included The Basement in Newcastle, Centro Iberico in London and Ultras in Amsterdam. Alien Brains ceased in 1985.
’’Excerpts Of Alien Brains’’
Compilation of previously available / unreleased tracks 1980 – ’85.
Comes with a booklet including an article and recent interview with Nigel Jacklin.
CD, edition of 200.
[From here to everywhere] -Landscape soundings-
francisco lópez [untitled (2018)]