Posts tagged "separation"
#117: THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY - “the subversive sound of the conspiracy” aka “the sin crusade”
the cover of this 7” is a little weird. actually i thought the 7” is called “the subversive sound of the conspiracy” and there are three songs on it (“a new identity for the bored”, “creative/noncreative stimulation for the urban terrorist”, “autodestruction in the name of liberation”). but when you are listening to the record you clearly figure out that there are only two songs on it. and because of being pedantic sometimes i needed to do some research. the 7” was released on transsolar records and their website says that the 7” is called “the sin crusade” and there are two songs (“the sin crusade”, “airports”) on it. so somehow the packaging is really confusing. but nevermind.
there are quite a lot of THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY-7”s in my collection. because of being into SEPARATION and REFUSED a lot, i really was curious how the band of lars (strömberg) and dennis (lyxzén) will sound like. and i really liked their 60ies-punk/protopunk/garagerock a lot right from the beginning. i’ve seen them live a couple of times and it was great every time.
the two songs on the 7” are really good as well. i’m no expert on the 60ies original stuff, but somehow THE SONICS come to my mind, but the garagerock-influence is there already. if you see this record somewhere, it’s worth getting it.
#6: UNBROKEN/ABHINANDA - “split”
long story to this record. try to make it short anyway. umeå was a centre of hardcore in the 90ies. so we decided that our interrail-trip should take us up there in 1998. hardcore was already over up there actually. but we went anyway. it’s a long train-ride up to the north. in umeå we met lars of SEPARATION (now THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY) on the street. i knew him from an interview i did for a fanzine that never actually came out. so we spent some time with him and with axel (playing in SEPARATION as well). they told us to go to a recordshop called sound pollution in stockholm, on our way back, to say hi to tim. we did that and tim invited us to a show at the kafe 44 the same night. his band SWITCHBLADE was playing with a band called JADED (?). tim told us about his label trust no one recordings and that he was planning to release an UNBROKEN/ABHINANDA-split with JOY DIVISION- and STRAY CATS-cover versions. he promised to hold back some of those for the distro of jan capeet. when i was back in vienna, i told jan about the record and he reserved 10 copies of it. and he sold me one of it - of course. UNBROKEN is covering “love will tear us apart”. the sound isn’t that good, but their version is really great. ABHINANDA is playing “rebels rule” by STRAY CATS. some people might hate me now - but i think it’s even better than the original.
by the way: i just realised that the record wasn’t in the right place. i put it under “a” instead of “u”. but nevermind…