coal heart for ever

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The first in our diptych; the idea was to show, "despite
it all," how we (Guy Marc Hinant and Frédéric Walheer) had undertaken prior to founding the label, i.e. as unsatisfied and revolted young men putting bands together and believing in them for a few months - Pseudocode and Kaa Antilope (active 1980-1982). Waving Ondulata (1980-1984), whose modus operandi consisted mainly in talking in a room and occasionally executing extremely violent and obscure performances in alternative spaces. We remember this era as the Captagon years. The LP, one of our first productions, was released in 1988.

The second half of the diptych (released as a CD in 1992) was a compilation of what I was calling the Sub Rosa Archives and which consisted in a mix of various sound pieces recorded by John Scividia (India, Turkey) and us (France, Belgium), forming kinds of long pictureless films where ambiences blended in with other materials sourced from my first experimental films.

Wonderful compilation album of these 3 Belgian bands who often switched members. "What we would like to present here could be described as the testimony of an era (1979 - 1983) in which a particular impulse encompassed not only new forms of musical expression springing forth from the punk and industrial waves but also a less pigeon-holed approach to musical or non-musical performances, painting, sculpture or the cinema - the whole being removed from it's usual frame and synergetically experienced outside the traditional consecrated places." Taken from the front cover text. Excellent minimal synth & electronics. Origin of the tracks: 1 - Early June 1981, from "Some other bivouacs..." EP. 2 - January 82, from "Europa" LP. 3 - September 81. 4 - November 81, from "Europa" LP. 5 - October 81, from "Europa" LP. 6 - April 81, from "Potlatch Music Vol. 2" cassette. 7 - January 83, from "M. le devin" video. 8 - June 81, from "Some other bivouacs..." EP. 9 - March 81, from "Potlatch Music Vol. 2" cassette. 10 - January 82. 11 - June 81, from "Europa" LP. 12 - June 81, from "Some other bivouacs..." EP. 13 - April 82, "Acéphale" performance, Arnhem Holland. 14 - February 82. 15 - X-mas time 81. 16 - June 81, live recording at Ancienne Belgique. 17 - December 81, from "Europa" LP. 18 - March 81. Coal Heart For Ever was released on vinyl by Sub Rosa (SUB 33011-16) in 1988.

From The Thing on the Doorstep

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PSEUDOCODE
KAA ANTILOPE
WAVING ONDULATA

TRACK LISTING VINYL - 18 TRACKS

01 Kaa Antilope - A Tribute To Walter Spiess 1:55
02 Pseudo Code - No More Groan 2:36
03 Kaa Antilope - Arabesques 2:12
04 Pseudo Code - Les Microbes De Dieu 2:15
05 Pseudo Code - Worth Of The North 6:28
06 Pseudo Code - The Crook Of Your Heart 6:28
07 Waving Ondulata - Mozart's Love Letter 1:05
08 Kaa Antilope - The Break Of Day 3:50
09 Pseudo Code - Works 2:30
10 Kaa Antilope - Island Girl's Games 3:20
11 Pseudo Code - Simulation 1:25
12 Kaa Antilope - India (Blood Like Mud) 1:30
13 Waving Ondulata - Acéphale 1:00
14 Kaa Antilope - Rise Up Helicopter, Like A Bird 3:53
15 Kaa Antilope - Les Rameurs 2:12
16 Pseudo Code - No Nothing 1:10
17 Pseudo Code - The Last Hole 7:15
18 Kaa Antilope - Fifty Meters Deep 2:15