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​My top 10 releases of 2016. In no particular order. Support them all, they’ve kept me distracted from the horrors of 2016.

Exek – Biased Advice

Romeda Records – R2

Loscil – Monument Builders

Bruxa Maria – Human Condition

Wormrot – Voices

Owlbinos of Northfield – My spirit animal is a goth teenager

Einstellung – All & Nothing

Sote – Hardcore sounds from Tehran

Factory Floor – 25 25

Tunnels of Ãh – Surgical Fires 

Thanks to Markus, the man behind Difficult music for difficult people for giving D.N.P the opportunity to perform on his show and share some Birmingham sounds. Big up! As promised in the show here is a list of the tracks I played with artist links.

Carya Amara – Datapaket (5:16)
Pages from Ceefax – IBA Start-up (for the Testcard enthusiast) (6:20)
Mutate – Pentho (5:00)
Wrapped in Plastic – Abuse (5:22)
Cities Prepare For Attack – live at Radio Black Forest Festival 2013 (5:26)
Scorn – Turn Ting Up (6:01)
Interlard – Jesus Wept (1:47)
Kramer Vs. Kramer Vs. Godzilla – 01 Toymaz (2:11)
Mr.Underwood – Stubnitz (6:03)
Hyaena Fierling – Super Flumina Babylonis II (5:24)
Owlbinos of Northfield – Mike E Scum Must Die (4:44)
Midwich Youth Club – Pissed in the Park (4:58)
Misty’s Big Adventure – Home Taping’s Killing Music (0:49)

Great new release from the Italian artist Sonologyst.

Given the mixture of a treasure chest of governments money, and private connections, the likelihood exists that six decades later there is a clandestine group that possesses:

– Technology that is vastly superior to that of the “mainstream” world.
– The ability to explore areas of our world and surroundings presently unavailable to the rest of us.
– Scientific and cosmological understandings that give them greater insights into the nature of our world
– A significant “built off the grid” infrastructure, partially underground, that affords them a high degree of secrecy and independence of action.
This might well qualify them as a separate civilization – one that has broken away from our own, in effect, a breakaway civilization. Still interacting with our own, its members probably move back and forth between the official reality of what we are supposed to believe, and the other reality which encompasses new truths and challenges.

Excerpt from the book “A.D. After Disclosure” written by Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel

D.N.P…Dona Nobis Pacem…Grant us peace

D.N.P is truly honoured to be included in this release which marks the return of ‘Terse Tapes’ compilations. Big thanks to Carya Amara for making this happen and to Tom Ellard at Terse Tapes.

Sleeve notes

From 1979 to 1983, the Australian Terse Tapes label made cassette compilations. These are in danger of becoming “classics”, a complete betrayal of the energy that made them. There is no better antidote to cloying nostalgia than the corpse getting up and refusing the funeral. 

So instead say that from 1979 to 2015, Terse Tapes made compilations, and here is more of the same. You could put it on a cassette if that matters. 

I invited a few people I know, and they invited a few people they know, and music started to arrive in my inbox. I refused to listen to any of it until April Fools day. No one curated anything, although some people were nice enough to chase up their friends. 

Having heard this music over the last 24 hours I can divide it into some useful ‘sides’, but keep in mind you are able to arrange it however you like in this non-linear wonderland in which we are trapped. 

Side A: people who have doubts about music. 
Side B: people who do not fear a pretty tune. 
Side C: people that make graphs and grids. 
Side D: people who could plausibly perform in a public ale house
Side T: time lords 

Although supplied for no payment, there are specific rights attached to the recordings, which remain the property of the artists. Do not sell this music for a profit, do not use this music for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to, placement alongside advertisements or behind paywalls.

Organised by Tom Ellard at Terse Tapes, Sydney, Australia. Contents made in the USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, Australia and other parts of the universe that man may visit from time to time. May contain nuts.

D.N.P…Dona Nobis Pacem…Grant us peace

One for the analogue synth lovers this. Released through the ever superb Earthrid netlabel. All the sounds on this album were derived from Carya Amara’s experiments with the Buchla modular synthesiser of EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2014. The finished music features both raw analogue and digitally transformed sounds.

D.N.P…Dona Nobis Pacem…Grant us peace

Many albums claim to be ‘space music’s yet very few actually manage to achieve it. ‘Saturn’ genuinely gives you that lonely, deep space floating sensation. Download it for free from the Internet Archive.

D.N.P…Dona Nobis Pacem…Grant us peace

The Birmingham powerkraut crew have been at it again. A superb mix of Black Sabbath riffage and the motorik of Neu and La Düsseldorf. A fine follow up to their previous albums ‘….and the rest is thunder’ & ‘Wings of Desire’. ‘All’ is part one of a double album, the second installment ‘Nothing’ is due out summer 2015. Try and get to see these chaps live if you can. They create a wonderful, hypnotic wall of sound.

D.N.P…Dona Nobis Pacem…Grant us peace

Interlard have never been in the business of providing you with ‘easy listening’ and their latest album ‘Late’ is no exception. I have been listening to their disturbing experiments for some years ever since my old podcasting and community radio days. I found that to line up an Interlard track to close my show would really piss off the next DJ to come on the air as it’s primitive racket would more likely encourage an audience to switch off than continue listening. Their track ‘Song of the sirens’ from the album ‘Sticky’ which consisted of only mangled car/fire alarms and emergency vehicle sirens was great for that.

‘Late’ continues their evolution away from their predominantly electronic based earlier work in favour of bone crushingly heavy, repetitive and Neanderthal riffs, almost as if Tony Iommi had lost most of his fingers in that factory accident. It is layered with caveman drumming and the muddy distorted synth chaos like you’d find in early Whitehouse tracks. Frighteningly, their distorted industrial sludge is danceable and almost (dare I say it?) catchy. 

This album works like a cross between Boris and Merzbow’s ‘Feedbacker’ collaboration and Lard’s epic track ‘Time to melt’. Recommended.

D.N.P…Dona Nobis Pacem…Grant us peace