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Options January 22, 2019: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: "Katacombe Vol. 4," "Allegory," and Orient-Express [PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.]

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Artist Track Album Label Year
The In-Theme  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
 
S. Gustav Hagglund / Bartok Musik  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Kon Rat  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
TDDN  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Merzbow  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Enstruction  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Naufragio  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
C.T.G.  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Die Todschicke Wut  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Merzbow  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Torse & O.L.P.  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Der 7. Versuch  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Enstruction  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
 
Eligio's Hallucinogenetic Plans  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Bande Berne Crematoire  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
L'Éponge Synthétique  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Smersh  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Olfakts  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Das Synthetische Mischgewebe  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Nox  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Bande Berne Crematoire  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Louis Pasteur  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Gai Saber  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
Olfakts  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
FâLX çèrêbRi  Untitled   Options Katacombe Vol. 4  Industria Tepa  1984 
 
Pure Motorised Instinct  Shaking Deaths Hand   Options Allegory  Pulse  1993? 
Voltoid  Tragedy for You (Front 242)   Options Allegory  Pulse  1993? 
Another Headache  Hamburger Lady (Throbbing Gristle)   Options Allegory  Pulse  1993? 
Antonym  Cinnamon Air   Options Allegory  Pulse  1993? 
The Impulse IX  Tautologize   Options Allegory  Pulse  1993? 
 
Attrition  The Third House   Options Allegory  Pulse  1993? 
Brume  Suck Your Bones   Options Allegory  Pulse  1993? 
Konstruktivists  Untitled II   Options Allegory  Pulse  1993? 
Dark Star  P2C2E   Options Allegory  Pulse  1993? 
 
Orient-Express  Djémila   Options Inédits 1986  Musique En Chantier   1986 
Orient-Express  Théoréma Spécial A.D.N.   Options Inédits 1986  Musique En Chantier   1986 
Orient-Express  Distance   Options Inédits 1986  Musique En Chantier   1986 
 
Léo Kupper  Litanea (1988)   Options V.A.: Cultures Électroniques 4  Le Chant du Monde ‎  1989 
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options      
Morio Agata  永遠製菓アワーテーマミュージック (1983 flexi)   Options      

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 11:59am listener james from westwood:

Early hellos, Tony and all! No work distracting me from the tunes today!!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:00pm βrian:

A balmy 17 degrees on the isthmus this morning, but cold weather is on the way, dear me.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:00pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, hey, James & βrian!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 12:01pm fleep:

Unarchived greetings
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:02pm Tony Coulter:

Fleep! Fleep!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

We've got 23°F, which is an improvement over a Monday in northeastern NJ that never reached that.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:02pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Tony & hissters
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:03pm Sem:

Hello, Tony, Tape Hiss Lhissteners, and life forms receiving this transmission whilst survelling this quirky planet.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:03pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, coelacanth∅ and Sem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 12:05pm JtotheK:

22 F here. @Brian - what, you aren't looking forward to our Friday forecast when it's going to be a balmy high temperature of ... 1 ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 12:06pm Stanley:

Not Boo, Hiss
Hooray for Tape Hiss
Hi Tony and revered listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 12:06pm JtotheK:

b/w
hi tony, hi everyone!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:07pm Tony Coulter:

JtotheK! Stanley! Greetings!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:08pm Tony Coulter:

As I mentioned, every track on this tape is untitled. Somebody was feeling lazy....
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:15pm Tony Coulter:

So, Graf Haufen, who compiled this tape, was sort of a wunderkind of the NDW/experimental/industrial scene. He began releasing his own tapes in the early '80s, when he was 14. www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 12:15pm fleep:

Crunchy!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:22pm Tony Coulter:

By the by, side B of this tape is not as relentlessly noisy as side A -- there's some semi-tunage on side B.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 12:25pm Rich in Washington:

You say relentlessly noisy like it's a bad thing, Tony.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:27pm Tony Coulter:

Not a bad thing at all. I'm just thinking of those of you with a delicate constitution. (Heya, Rich!)
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:28pm Tony Coulter:

It's funny how it can be easier to "read" an image when it's smaller. I'm just now noticing the buildings (inc. a church?) visible through the window on the cover of this Katacombe tape.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:47pm Tony Coulter:

Enstruction (on now) were from Seattle, and released this classic vinyl EP: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 12:53pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

enjoying what i'm hearing
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 12:54pm Tony Coulter:

Glad to hear it, Spicy T! (Plus: Greetings!)
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:01pm TDK60:

Hello Tony. Rare for me to be here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 1:04pm Michael 98145:

always something new around here. thank you!!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:05pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, TDK60 and Michael 98145!!

We're listening to a C90 now -- not a TDK, tho...
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:08pm Tony Coulter:

By the way, even tho this tape sounds kinda quiet/distant, I've got the levels way up -- so it's up to you to crank it up even more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 1:09pm steveo:

hi tony, did i miss anything good?
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:10pm TDK60:

This is a tape show? Groovy.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:10pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Steveo. Nope, it was horrible until you got here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 1:10pm steveo:

ok whew
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:10pm TDK60:

Oh, I see the title up above, hadn't looked.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:12pm coelacanth∅:

it's still horrible; and i still like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 1:13pm Michael 98145:

:)
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:14pm coelacanth∅:

every other week TDK. i'm pretty surprised you didn't know about it.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:15pm Tony Coulter:

Weird how the high end/treble suddenly appears 3/4 of the way through the tape. Oh those wacky cassettes.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:16pm coelacanth∅:

demagnetized?
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:17pm Tony Coulter:

Nah, it's just how the tape is.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:18pm Martinibomb:

Tuning into your program for the first time.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:19pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Martinibomb! Welcome!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:20pm Tony Coulter:

Like the Bonzos icon!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:21pm coelacanth∅:

i've had tapes that sounded fine, then later sounded very muffled until a few minutes (or many minutes) in they sounded normal again. i figured it was from having it rewound and stored for a long time near a speaker or the tape deck itself.
  Tue. 1/22/19 1:21pm Fotherington:

That was rather a catchy one
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:22pm coelacanth∅:

...and the other side starts out fine, giving me the impression it was only what was most exposed that got demagnetized.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:22pm Tony Coulter:

Ahoy, Fotherington!
  Tue. 1/22/19 1:23pm Fotherington:

Indeed Sir
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:24pm TDK60:

coelacanth∅: Yes, I have that problem too. Been going through some old tapes, to get rid of ones that no longer play well. But many I have still sound fine.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:25pm Tony Coulter:

With these cassette-underground tapes made at home on cheap dubbing decks there are so many ways things can go a bit haywire from the get-go, unfortunately. Comes with the territory.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:26pm TDK60:

..and coel: every other week? Gotta check the archives more. I'm usually not available to be here live on a Tuesday.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:28pm Tony Coulter:

The tape shows aren't archived, tho -- fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your point of view.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:28pm coelacanth∅:

sadly,TDK, almost all tape hiss shows are not archived.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:30pm TDK60:

..no archives?!! Well, somebody *tape* for me! Hee
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:30pm coelacanth∅:

there are so many tapes i haven't listened to in years that i can't be sure; but i haven't come across one that no longer is worth listening to in years either. i think most of them are still good.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:35pm coelacanth∅:

shhh. don't tell Tony but i have taped portions of a few shows. as it turns out though -not the best ones.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:38pm Tony Coulter:

Oops --the tracklist got ahead of itself there, two tracks back. Sorry! Itchy trigger fingers.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:41pm coelacanth∅:

TDK, at least one tape hiss show was archived. the christmas show from last month.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:42pm Tony Coulter:

By the way, this Allegory comp does have a cover. It's an oversized booklet that was too big to include in the playlist pic. The curious can see it here: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:44pm TDK60:

coel: thanks. Oh, you meant earlier, only the "tape hiss" shows aren't archived, right? Is this because trying to separate out tracks would be too difficult?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 1:46pm Michael 98145:

cool. not sure i've ever heard a Front 242 cover before now ...
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:48pm Tony Coulter:

@ TDK60: Yes, only the Tape Hiss shows aren't archived. It's because I play complete albums and sometimes unreleased/"unofficial" stuff. At the station's urging, I decided to be extra-cautious, from a legal point of view ... so, no archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 1:49pm steveo:

*things I always wanted to know but was afraid to ask
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:56pm TDK60:

tony: oh, the legal thing.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:56pm Tony Coulter:

From another point of view: If I didn't play these tapes in their entirety, I might not play them at all. Cuing up individual cassette tracks in the middle of a set can be a pain, so one tends to avoid doing it. If not for "Tape Hiss," these tapes would probably just sit in drawers, unplayed.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:58pm TDK60:

..cueing tapes, yeah. Tapes have advantages but finding specific tracks is not one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 1:58pm Michael 98145:

serial access
:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 1:59pm Michael 98145:

wonder what jerk is gonna make blockchain recordings
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 1:59pm TDK60:

..sadly Tony, I'm only here at for a bit at the library, moving through my city on a run of chores...so...next time!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:00pm Tony Coulter:

See you!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:00pm TDK60:

..next assignment > new toilet seat! hee
  Tue. 1/22/19 2:01pm Dean:

Seems to me the Nakamichi Dragon had a reasonably efficient cueing feature.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:04pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Dean!

I could also just pre-cue a big stack of tapes -- but, you know ... laziness. Plus, I think there's interest/value in hearing cassettes in their entirety, even when I don't like every track equally.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:05pm coelacanth∅:

some decks are, or were, good at finding tracks; but it's totally dependent on the tape. (how much, if any space is between tracks; how quiet the tape is overall)
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:07pm coelacanth∅:

i very much prefer to hear them as they were intended to be heard - even if it means no archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:08pm Rich in Washington:

I had a fairly good mid-budget Mitsubishi deck in the late 80s that did an OK job of automatically searching out gaps between recordings in a certain FF/RWD mode.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:09pm Tony Coulter:

Of course, things go south when there are sudden silences *within* tracks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:15pm Rich in Washington:

Yes. Or super short silences between tracks. Kind of useless for all the tapes I'd record off the radio.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:21pm Martinibomb:

Hi Rich! my first time listening to Tony's show It's having a good effect on my brain today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:26pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

already digging this very much
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:27pm Tony Coulter:

Yes, it's a great little thing. It's a pity Orient-Express released so little.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:28pm Rich in Washington:

Hey, Martinibomb! It's pretty amazing, innit? I tune in every week unless I'm comatose.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:28pm Tony Coulter:

Guess Orient-Express were the only French post-punk/experimental band to be influenced by Pygmy music!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:30pm Sem:

All the others were short-sighted, Tony.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:30pm Tony Coulter:

Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:33pm Michael 98145:

love it when she whispers French in my ears
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:33pm coelacanth∅:

ah! Cara Mia!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:36pm chris:

dix-neuf cent quatre-vingt six :) (apologies for high-school French)

thanks, Tony! didn't hear everything, but what i heard was fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:37pm Michael 98145:

in 1986 many people were still alive and more weren't even here yet
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:38pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Chris! Yes, I am losing my French, hundreds of brain cells a second. Can no longer reel off dates on sight.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:40pm Tony Coulter:

@ Michael 98145: True. On the other hand, no one from 98145 is around, unless they got here via time machine.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:41pm coelacanth∅:

i once knew a bit of french also -when both my sister and my first girlfriend were majoring in french in college.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:44pm coelacanth∅:

now i wonder if morticia adams was actually speaking french or if that was a joke i didn't get as a child -that gomez thought any gibberish she uttered was french; and consequently went bananas over it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:44pm Michael 98145:

there were never any good old days, but the future remains to be seen
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:44pm Michael 98145:

burma-shave
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:46pm coelacanth∅:

"i've seen the future, brother, it is murder"
  Tue. 1/22/19 2:48pm ike:

Cool.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:49pm Tony Coulter:

It's Cool Hand Ike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:49pm Michael 98145:

yes. thank you for playing these for us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:52pm JtotheK:

thanks for the tunes, Tony. enjoyed them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:54pm Michael 98145:

locusts in the stream
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:54pm listener james from westwood:

Glad to have caught this one; thanks, Tony!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:55pm Sem:

Best afternoon today. Thanks, Tony. See you and all again next time.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:56pm Tony Coulter:

You come well! Sorry, I mean ... you're welcome! See you next week!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:56pm coelacanth∅:

Excellent program Tony Thanks!

later on y'all
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:56pm Tony Coulter:

Stay tuned for the hidden mystery track -- have a couple of minutes to fill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/19 2:57pm steveo:

i am also free.... free of Tony for another week (for better or for worse) thanks for the music! (but not airborne)
Avatar Tue. 1/22/19 2:58pm coelacanth∅:

There you are! you didn't think you could hide forever, did you?
- that's a good track.
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