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Manifesto - A Universal Declaration of Indespendence by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 2018. Catalogue number PUMF 777. Format: CD.

Howl's message to the world regarding consumerism. This is a 64-minute-long- song, a vehemently vitriolic anti-advertising rant weaving in and out of aural coherence with traces of electronica, reggae, thrash punk, noise and abstract experimentalism threaded together with the ever-changing time signatures synonymous with Howl in the Typewriter's oeuvre, and featuring guest chorus contributions from a multitude of underground luminaries.
Has a running time of 64 minutes.

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Costs £5, free postage

 

godspunk volume nineteen - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2018. Catalogue number PUMF 770. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-three songs from nine bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, The Large Veiny Members, Nil by Nose, Flux of Yellow Daisies, Dr. Awkward, Shy Rights Movement, The Golden Gonk and AWARE.
Has a running time of 71 minutes.

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Sprouting Potatoes by Quougnpt
Released in 2018. Catalogue number PUMF 763. Format: CD-R.

Alternate- reality soundscapes conjured up from a hotchpotch of found sounds and spoken word segments, loosely stitched together with snippets of rhythm and melody sneaking in and out like aural burglars. 
Has a running time of 49 minutes.

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godspunk volume eighteen - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2018. Catalogue number PUMF 756. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-four songs from fourteen bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, The Large Veiny Members, Nil billy Nick, No bum Nutella, Dumb Robot Pilot, Nurturing bobbly Nodules, Numouse byte Nutron, Flux of Yellow Daisies, Necromancy bilious Necromancy, Moineau Écarlate, Naughty boyd Narcissist, S. L. I. and Newly bought Nanook.
Has a running time of 71 minutes.

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godspunk volume seventeen - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2017. Catalogue number PUMF 749. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-one songs from seven bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, The Large Veiny Members, Nil by Nose, New born Nihilist, S. L. I. and Heavy Water.
Has a running time of 73 minutes.

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godspunk volume sixteen - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2016. Catalogue number PUMF 742. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-three songs from nine bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, The Large Veiny Members, Nil By Nose, Higgins++, Tirikilatops, seven eves, Catholic Overspill Blame dJohn and Spam Javelin.
Has a running time of 73 minutes.

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godspunk volume fifteen - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2015. Catalogue number PUMF 735. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-one songs from nine bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, The Large Veiny Members, Nil By Nose, Shaun Robert, Dumb Robot Pilot, Nightclub in a Volcano, The Lampost Gullivers and The Atom Furnace.
Has a running time of 74 minutes.

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godspunk volume fourteen - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2014. Catalogue number PUMF 728. Format: CD.

A compilation of thirty-five songs from nineteen bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, Dimm D3ciple, The Large Veiny Members, Nil By Nose, Shaun Robert, Dumb Robot Pilot, Bartles, Cow, Sil Pid, Ddong, Kimchi, Babobo, Tirikilatops, Baby Shit Pad, Royal Spud Hair, Scraps and Peawet, Benny Fitfraughd and The Revolutionary Army of the Nation State of Dave.

Has a running time of 77 minutes.

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godspunk volume thirteen - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2013. Catalogue number PUMF 721. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty songs from nine bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, John Tree, Dimm D3ciple, The Large Veiny Members, Nil By Nose, The Melodramatic Monkey, The Flesheaters and Shaun Robert.

Has a running time of 74 minutes.

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Howl in the Typewriter remixes The Melodramatic Monkey and cousins
Released in 2013. Catalogue number PUMF 714. Format: CD-R.

Howl does the treatment on five artistes, all of whom share a common gene pool. He took an album's worth of audio from Cyril Bagels and Frankensteined together a single lengthy audio track, then did the same with both The Death of the Enlightenment Project and Data's Cat. He also did a more traditional working-over of five songs by The Melodramatic Monkey and The Style Pigs. There's a lot of beatfreakery in here, and when that's overlaid on such an unnerving soundscape background it creates something quite special . . .
Has a running time of 62 minutes.

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Pumf has released albums by Data's Cat (PUMF 700), The Death of the Enlightenment Project (PUMF 679) , the melodramatic monkey (PUMF 644) and The Style Pigs (PUMF 581).

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godspunk volume twelve - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2013. Catalogue number PUMF 707. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-eight songs from ten bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, Data's Cat, John Tree, Dimm D3ciple, XxiiJ, The Large Veiny Members, Nil By Nose, Stevan Barnes and The Flesheaters.

Has a running time of 76 minutes.

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Maybe Logic by Data's Cat
Released in 2012. Catalogue number PUMF 700. Format: CD-R.

Here's an album that satisfyingly blends the best of 1960's / 1970's psychedelia with the energy and immediacy of punk, and adds some sprinkles of techno and electronica on the top for garnish. "The psychedelia slipped through a wormhole in time and got mangled with some techno, some hardcore and some plain and simple hatstand-bending lunacy. This is the music that Mozart would be creating if he was here in the 21st century."
Has a running time of 63 minutes.

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Pumf has also released albums by The Death of the Enlightenment Project (PUMF 679)the melodramatic monkey (PUMF 644), and The Style Pigs (PUMF 581). Alongside Data's Cat these three create four of the five sides of a common musical project.
See also Howl in the Typewriter remixes . . . (PUMF 714).

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godspunk volume eleven - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2012. Catalogue number PUMF 693. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-two songs from thirteen bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, Laszlo Klemke, Data's Cat, The Johnny Lieberbaum Pops Orchestra, Dimm D3ciple, The Large Veiny Members, Kunzysteem, Nil By Nose, Englandz Glory, Spycore, The Glue Machine and The Earls of Monte Cristo.

Has a running time of 75 minutes.

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godspunk volume ten - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2011. Catalogue number PUMF 686. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-six songs from thirteen bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, Laszlo Klemke, The Melodramatic Monkey, John Tree, Dimm D3ciple, Seven Footsteps to Satan, Nil By Nose, Cyril Bagels & the Alpaca 5, The Shend, Foxhole UK, The Red Guards and tbd.

Has a running time of 75 minutes.

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Temple of Wounds by The Death of the Enlightenment Project
Released in 2010. Catalogue number PUMF 679. Format: CD-R.

An album recorded to recreate a live performance in Sheffield, UK, from 2oo9. It's easy to imagine this as a lost Throbbing Gristle album, but there are other dimensions to the recordings to make this an album more relevant to today's Cyber-World.
Has a running time of 59 minutes.

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See also Howl in the Typewriter remixes . . . (PUMF 714).

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godspunk volume nine - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2010. Catalogue number PUMF 672. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-two songs from thirteen bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, Laszlo Klemke, Dimm D3ciple, The Shi-ites, The Melodramatic Monkey, Balkan’oliks, Boxhead, John Tree, Lenin's Virulent Muscle, The Death of the Enlightenment Project and Seven Footsteps to Satan.

Has a running time of 78 minutes.

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Judas Kiss - the lost songs by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 2010. Catalogue number PUMF 665. Format: CD-R.

Seventeen songs recorded sporadically between 1996 and 2010, assembled here for the first time in glorious stereophonic splendour. Some of them have been included on other record labels' compilation albums, some are previously unreleased and in mint condition.
Has a running time of 57 minutes.

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Movement and Drama 2
Released in 2010. Catalogue number PUMF 658. Format: Double CD-R.

This double CD set comprises eight radio broadcasts from the BBC 'Radio for Schools' series dating from 1976, in which each broadcast is aimed at getting 9 to 11-year-olds to move and exercise whilst using their imaginations - the overall theme is 'Jason and the Argonauts'. The best way to listen to these recordings would be one broadcast per day at a time when you are free to follow the instructions in an open, clear space, so you can flex your imagination whilst exercising your body.
Has a running time of 141 minutes.

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Ray Reagan and the RayGuns by Ray Reagan and the RayGuns
Released in 2010. Catalogue number PUMF 651. Format: CD.

This band were around in the late 1970's and early 1980's, but split up before the songs which comprise this album were mixed. The master tape was rediscovered in 2007 and the songs given a digital mix-and-polish treatment - now Pumf Records is undisputedly proud to be able to finally release the album for them. They're a spirited punky folk band with something a little unique.
Has a running time of 47 minutes.

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the eggnog variations by the melodramatic monkey
Released in 2009. Catalogue number PUMF 644. Format: CD-R.

An album of recordings made over several years in many styles including drone, chaos and trassock, with several almost-songs thrown in for good measure - but mainly the whole thing could be described as a massive slew of surreal bastard techno.
Has a running time of 70 minutes.

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Pumf has also released albums by Data's Cat (PUMF 700) , The Death of the Enlightenment Project (PUMF 679) and The Style Pigs (PUMF 581). Alongside the melodramatic monkey these three create four of the five sides of a common musical project.
See also Howl in the Typewriter remixes . . . (PUMF 714).

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374+/-1 [three hundred & seventy-four plus or minus one] by the taurus board
Released in 2009. Catalogue number PUMF 637. Format: CD-R.

An album of trance / dance / acid / gabba / hard / house / strange / techno recordings including remixes by John Tree, RooHmania, The Haddenham One and Howl in the Typewriter.
Has a running time of 73 minutes.

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godspunk volume eight - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2009. Catalogue number PUMF 630. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-three songs from eleven bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, Evil Jack McDeath, D.I.M.M., The Cockfield Two, The Shi-ites, The Melodramatic Monkey, Balkan’oliks, Boxhead and Heffalump Trap.

Has a running time of 75 minutes.

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A Lane In Spain-Fox Trot by Haddenham One Orchestra with vocal chorus
Released in 2009. Catalogue number PUMF 623. Format: CD-R.

A collection of mainly electronic recordings from Phil Smith, with contributions / remixes from Howl in the Typewriter, RooHmania, John Tree, Astral Social Club, Mrs. Cakehead, the taurus board and Gimp Nipples.
Has a running time of 75 minutes.

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Texas Redneck with a Big Cock by The Def-A-Kators
Released in 2009. Catalogue number PUMF 616. Format: CD.

In 1996 the Def-A-Kators began working on new material, after approximately a decade's silence. They recorded and mixed six songs and then wrote several more, which were recorded during 1997 and 1998. It seemed fitting to take some time off at that point, and so those songs weren't completed and mixed until late 2oo8 / early 2oo9. The band certainly progressed musically during the decade they took off, taking them far from their initial lame punk rock leanings. Texas Redneck with a Big Cock has been described as "The best Rock Album you'll hear this millennium . . ."
Has a running time of 73 minutes.

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Psychiatric Underground by Ceramic Hobs
Re-released in 2009 (original release 1998). Catalogue number PUMF 609. Format: CD-R.

Ceramic Hobs undertook many recording sessions during 1996 and 1997 that were scheduled for release as two separate vinyl LPs by two other underground labels. When this didn't happen it was decided to create a full-length album of the material and here it is. A concept album, in essence, this has been likened to a double album where "things start to slip a bit around side three . . . However, the inspired lysergic vibrations are soon emanating again and a glorious recovery is made". This is a great album.
Has a running time of 72 minutes.

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godspunk volume seven - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2009. Catalogue number PUMF 602. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-seven songs from seventeen bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, Maybe Alaska, John Tree, The Richwoods, Arkon Daraul, HRT, Dimm D3ciple, Richard, SAASSS, Upwey-hey, RooHmania, Chelsea from Essex, The Cheeky Buddhas, Ray Reagan and the RayGuns and Las Vegas Mermaids.

Has a running time of 77 minutes.

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Seven or The Union Won't Wear It by Heffalump Trap
Released in 2008. Catalogue number PUMF 595. Format: CD-R.

An album showcasing this droning multi-faceted space-noise rock ensemble's live material from the No Safe Words or Tea For Alice tour in 2008. The album is compiled from the highlights of seven live performances, but has been edited to sound like one complete event. This will shake your boots and jiggle your cheeks, baby!
Has a running time of 37 minutes.

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godspunk volume six - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2008. Catalogue number PUMF 588. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-four songs from thirteen bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, The Haddenham One, Jaw-D, Bartles, John Tree, The Shi-ites, Evil Jack McDeath, Turn Leathers, The Style Pigs, DimM D3ciPLe and Elwyn Temple Meads.

Has a running time of 71 minutes.

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Biscuit Psychosis by The Style Pigs
Released in 2008. Catalogue number PUMF 581. Format: CD-R.

A full-length retrospective album compiling all available Style Pigs recordings to date. Includes three alternate / remixed versions of songs, the originals of which appear on godspunk volume six. This will make you think that the 1980s never went away, but simply chased you up a back alley until you hit the present day. Ouch.
Has a running time of 67 minutes.

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See also Howl in the Typewriter remixes . . . (PUMF 714).

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for the kids in Nigeria by Hedgehog in Bracken
Released in 2007. Catalogue number PUMF 574. Format: CD-R.

A recording of a one-off live performance by this cross-dressing bastardised cabaret duo, who formed to play at a fundraising event for African street children. Here be songs you might recognise - listen to the compulsory demolition of your favourite tunes, segueing into ones you hate!
Has a running time of 20 minutes.

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Al Al Who by Ceramic Hobs
Released in 2007. Catalogue number PUMF 567. Format: CD.

Their fourth studio album.
Has a running time of 66 minutes.

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godspunk volume five - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2007. Catalogue number PUMF 560. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-five songs from fourteen bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, The Haddenham One, Jaw-D, Bartles, John Tree, Needle Park, Big Ron Turner, Mrs Edna Watley, Evil Jack McDeath, The Charles Napiers, Satan The Jesus Infekt'd Needles And Blood and Las Vegas Mermaids.

Has a running time of 71 minutes.

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godspunk volume four - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2006. Catalogue number PUMF 553. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-one songs from ten bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, Litterbug, Pilzin Sox, Yximalloo, RooHmania, Stream Angel, The Haddenham One and Lenin's Virulent Muscle.

Has a running time of 71 minutes.

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The Immaculate Confection by Mrs Cakehead
Released in 2006. Catalogue number PUMF 546. Format: CD-R.

This is a 17 track album of songs taken from various previous Mrs. Cakehead releases. It could therefore be in some way construed as being a 'best of' compilation, though it's only 'the best of' in the ears of the compiler. Obviously. It's full of superb toasty lyrickery and astounding dub tracks. If you don't like it then you're stupid.
Has a running time of 77 minutes.

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Through the Ages, Live (Evil - Vile - Veil!) by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 2005. Catalogue number PUMF 532. Format: CD-R.

Here are 24 songs carefully selected from several live recordings, in three countries, dating from 1986 to 1996 - the variety in the recordings gives a good impression of the variety in the performances.
Has a running time of 58 minutes.

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The Future is Esoteric - The Best of Martoc by Martoc
Released in 2005. Catalogue number PUMF 525. Format: CD-R.

A full-length album featuring 21 tracks taken from four other Martoc CD album releases. In truly esoteric manner, no information will be given in advance of you, the listener, hearing the music.
Has a running time of 69 minutes.

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godspunk volume three - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2005. Catalogue number PUMF 518. Format: CD.

A compilation of twenty-one songs from twelve bands / artistes.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, LDB, Litterbug, the taurus board, Pissed Off, Norman, Razor Dog, The Time Flies!, The Reverends, The 3 Ages of Elvis, Kate Fear & Nigel Joseph and UNIT.

Has a running time of 71 minutes.

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20 Golden Deathtrips / Golden Hour of the Ceramic Hobs / Celebrating 20 Years of Mental Illness by Ceramic Hobs
Released in 2005. Catalogue number PUMF 511. Format: CD-R.

This album takes tracks from seven sources - places that you are no longer able to go - and compiles them with two extra previously unreleased tracks into one lovely thing.
Has a running time of 60 minutes.

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Orgasmic Death
Released in 2004. Catalogue number PUMF 504. Format: CD-R.

A ‘found album’ circa 1984 - no other information is available. Time was ripe for digital remastering from its original cassette format, and a re-release. Listen, and you may never sleep again . . .
Has a running time of 62 minutes.

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Friendship's Death by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 2004. Catalogue number PUMF 497. Format: CD-R.

Here are seven pieces of rhythmic, non-percussive music based around dialogue from the film Friendship's Death. These seven pieces are then revisited, reworked and added to with a large percussive element to create one mammoth trance / dance / prog / rock piece reflecting that which went before - this remixing being done by the taurus board and RooHmania, both of whom have appeared on previous Pumf godspunk compilation albums.
Has a running time of 47 minutes.

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Some Rotting Vegetable Sessions by Christ + Satan
Released in 2004. Catalogue number PUMF 490. Format: CD-R.

Here is a collection of modern-day tales, observational songs played in many styles ranging from rock, to ballads, to free improvisation, to electro-pop. This album was originally going to be released in 1988, but Christ + Satan backed away from Pumf because they thought that ". . . the guy who runs [the label] keeps all the money and puts the tapes out on the worst quality tapes in the world". If only I had been able to keep all the money, I could by now have progressed to living in poverty. I'm delighted that they relented, 15 years later, and allowed me to release the album.
Has a running time of 66 minutes.

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Electronic Music by Radiosonik
Released in 2004. Catalogue number PUMF 483. Format: Double CD-R.

This is a double album of soundscape recordings designed to soundtrack your life, to engulf your environment, to lend your most private occasions a real ambience . . . the sounds contained on these recordings, illustrated fittingly by the title, will take you further. Think early Kraftwerk (in places), krautrock trance, hypnotic enveloping sounds, occasionally loop / groove / beats . . .
Has a running time of 143 minutes.

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godspunk volume two - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2004. Catalogue number PUMF 476. Format: CD.

A compilation of thirty-four (or possibly twenty-seven) tracks from ten bands. Features Howl in the Typewriter, LDB, the taurus board, UNIT, pinkeye, Higgins++, Pissed Off, RooHmania, Gays in the Military and Las Vegas Mermaids.
Has a running time of 71 minutes.

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Shergar Is Home Safe And Well by Ceramic Hobs
Released in 2004. Catalogue number PUMF 469. Format: CD.

This album was a long time in the making, and is a wonderful follow-up to Straight Outta Rampton (PUMF 350). It's a carefully balanced mix of sequenced pieces, songs played by a whole band and cut-up / looptracks, creating a whirling vortex of tunes, sounds and phrases . . . will you be transported into the other dimension that the band intended you to be? And do you care?
Has a running time of 44 minutes.

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Greatest Hits (of someone else) by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 2003. Catalogue number PUMF 462. Format: CD-R.

An album of unimaginable cover versions of songs made famous (or quite possibly not) by other recording artistes including Chas'n'Dave, Devo, Ramones, Glen Miller, Paper Lace, Beatles, Animals and others. This was originally released on cassette by the oTo branch of Fencing Flatworm Recordings in 2001.
Has a running time of 44 minutes.

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godspunk volume one - compilation album by various artists
Released in 2003. Catalogue number PUMF 455. Format: CD.

A compilation of seventeen songs from seven bands.
Features Howl in the Typewriter, LDB, Hebetation, Litterbug, the taurus board, Stream Angel and UNIT.

Has a running time of 71 minutes.

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Oollamixy by Yximalloo
Re-released in 2003 (original release 1989).
Catalogue number PUMF 448. Format: CD-R.

A truly beautiful series of recordings spanning the time period 1981 - 1986 from these Japanese creators; heavy in the use of sampling technology (which for the time was very advanced) and reliant of sequencers and other complicated things. Film soundtrack ambience and soundscape genius, using harsh sound loops as rhythms or blissful chimes as melody.
Has a running time of 60 minutes.

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The Silent Light by Killy Dog Box
Released in 2003.
Catalogue number PUMF 441. Format: CD-R.

This is a 'Stan Batcow Edit' of recordings made by Killy Dog Box between 1994 and 2002. It takes excerpts from many tracks and interweaves them to create one fluid, ephemeral piece of drone / ambient sound, shifting like quicksand and alive . . . it will leave your head in a different state.
Has a running time of 70 minutes.

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Wrack and Roll by Blunt Instrument
Released in 2003.
Catalogue number PUMF 434. Format: CD-R.

The long-awaited album by Blunt Instrument. They play for you versions of songs written during the time period 1940's - 1980's. These are not cover versions, they are original songs. It's a real 'rock' affair, to which you'll be required to mosh, headbang, pogo, do the standing still or the lone twister. This really is an awesome album.
Has a running time of 54 minutes.

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Eggs, Beans and Mayonnaise by The Pre-War Busconductors
Released in 2003.
Catalogue number PUMF 427. Format: CD-R.

This is what any band you'd care to name would sound like, given all the enthusiasm but only a smidgeon of the musical ability or talent. PWB were a group ahead of their time, leading the way into areas otherwise untouched - taking source material from many popular children's tv programmes of the late 1970s, working on cover versions of popular music from the same time period with a shameless disregard for the reverence which should probably have been shown . . . exploring their pubescent bodily functions, hanging with the posse, valuing their Jesus Leaflets . . .
Has a running time of 73 minutes.

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Valley where the Moon Sleeps by Bartles
Released in 2002.
Catalogue number PUMF 420. Format: CD-R.

For those people who remember the 'Golden Hour' series of LPs, released by a subdivision of the Pye Records label in the 1970's, this could be classed as a 'Golden Hour' of singalong tunes for those with Tourette's Syndrome. John Bartles could well be described as the US of A's answer to the wild man of Borneo; he's been creating music since the 1960's, and hence pre-dates even the Golden Hour series itself. His time has been spent toying with the styles of R 'n' B punk, Blues punk, Country 'n' Western punk, even Yodel punk! Stan Batcow has trawled the archive and selected his favourite tracks to create this 'Critical Netherworks of John Bartles'.
Has a running time of 59 minutes.

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Of the Tin City - Live at Mad Pride by Ceramic Hobs
Released in 2002.
Catalogue number PUMF 413. Format: CD-R.

A recording of a Hobs live show from May 2000, when they performed at Chat's Palace - a venue built on the intersection of two of London's principal ley lines - in front of 150 mental health service users. "Listen to this record and your life will be changed forever".
Has a running time of 58 minutes.

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Voltmeter Abacus by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 2002.
Catalogue number PUMF 406. Format: CD-R.

These four 15-minute-ish tracks were originally released simultaneously on cassette by both Scum Cassette Label and Inner Psyche Productions in the summer of 1997. Here's Howl at its bleakest, at its most evocative, hypnotic, persistent . . . this is music to fall in love to, to perform rituals to, to grow old disgracefully. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll despair! You'll rejoice . . .
Has a running time of 57 minutes.

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A Day in the Life by Stream Angel, Neil Campbell and Stewart Walden
Released in 2002.
Catalogue number PUMF 399. Format: Double CD-R.

Stream Angel, Neil Campbell and Stewart Walden sent me a cassette letter in 1989, which I rediscovered over ten years later and found to be surreally amusing - environmental, surveillance-type recordings, instantaneous freeform improvisation / compositions, stream-of-consciousness rhyme or reasoning, and a visit to both the launderette and the dry cleaners! One spanner in the works is that Neil Campbell hates it and would "appreciate it if you made it known . . . that I didn't ask you to release this", but the other two have no objections to it being available and share my view that it's amusing (even if only to some small degree).
Has a running time of 89 minutes.

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Ultramont! by Ceramic Hobs
Released in 2002.
Catalogue number PUMF 392. Format: CD-R.

Here's an album in two parts - five unreleased tracks plus five reissues of tracks that were only previously available on limited-edition lathe-cut vinyl releases. In some way, this fills in a musical space between their two studio albums to date, including material that wasn't used on either.
Has a running time of 61 minutes.

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Grand Theft Audio by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 2002.
Catalogue number PUMF 378. Format: CD.

This full-length 24-track CD is a great release, dripping with soundbites and quirky backing tracks - yet another new musical direction for Howl. It's been created as three mini-albums on one CD, each lasting approximately 20 minutes, so there's no reason to get fed up with it if you don't want to. You'll never place all the source material, the whole thing sounds irritatingly familiar from the first time you listen to it. It's been likened to the work of Negativland and Severed Heads - and that's high praise indeed.
Has a running time of 67 minutes.

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it was a foot! by Michael Aspel's Flying Saucers
Released in 2002.
Catalogue number PUMF 371. Format: CD-R.

This is a recording collaboration between Stan Batcow, Crayola Summer and Greg Barrett. It was originally released on cassette by Thee Foundation For Nothing, probably in 1997. It takes the form of six interlinked recordings focusing on the possibility of alien life, UFOs, little green men and suchlike plus three other tracks, making nine in all, just short of an hour's listening pleasure. Instrumentation is mostly standard post-punk, but utilising other interesting sounds also.
Has a running time of 55 minutes.

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Forays (Mystical, Imaginary, Dreamlike, Illusory) by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 2001.
Catalogue number PUMF 364. Format: CD-R.

42 minutes - eleven tracks breathing fire into your soul, sprinkling ecstasy into your heart, gasping out bliss . . . this album was originally released on cassette by Dizzy Positivity recordings in the summer of 1996. Utilising computer-sequenced electronics, it includes trance beats, insidious muzak-style pieces, drones, and pop to rival the poppiest. Plus (unknowing) guest vocals from some frightening people who are just, well - bonkers.
Has a running time of (nearly) 42 minutes.

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The Desperate Accountant Tapes
Released in 2001.
Catalogue number PUMF 357. Format: CD-R.

A six-track collection of spoken-word recordings displaying a huge range of human interest and stretching your mind in a panoply of directions. Includes a love letter, interviews, discorporeal answerphone messages, a monologue and a play. Despite the impression you may get that this is a somewhat downbeat release, nobody has yet said they haven't enjoyed listening to it - the process veers between curiosity and what could almost be described as voyeurism.
Has a running time of 67 minutes.

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Straight Outta Rampton by Ceramic Hobs
Released in 2001.
Catalogue number PUMF 350. Format: CD.

Scheduled for release in 2000 but delayed until 2001, this long-awaited album proved to be worth the wait. The Hobs entered a new phase in their 'searching for their musical style' journey, where the songs are more up front - and catchy as hell! - and the subject matter more out there, more humorous.
Has a running time of 65 minutes.

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Beware The Edible Fruit - Assimilate That Lion by Stream Angel and Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 1998.
Catalogue number PUMF 329. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

This album takes the form of two 30-minute long trancey collage-y cutup-ey type tracks, one each by the two acts. Lovingly assembled from literally hundreds of different sound sources, this is decidedly greater than the sum of its parts. Tells stories, of a kind, without being in the least bit narrative.
Has a running time of 60 minutes. Comes with a booklet.

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7 X 7 by Howl in the Typewriter
(with special guests: yesmeansno; andy boot; thee shrinkwrapped genious, crayola summer & edith spon; acidfuck; smell & quim; norman; cute horse)

Released in 1998.
Catalogue number PUMF 315. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Howl presented one backing track to the seven artistes above, and they each added their own distinctive layers to it. So, essentially, here you have the same track seven times, but with each version differing from the others. Instruments used to create the additions are as varied as tabla, harmonica, Buzz Lightyear toy, acoustic guitar and coathanger. Once described as 'the best thing ever released on Pumf' . . . by a lunatic.
Has a running time of 55 minutes.

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Rorschach Ink Blot Testing by Rrrrrrr
Released in 1998. Catalogue number PUMF 301. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

This album is the result of a series of postal recording collaborations between two chaps obsessed with the letter R. The long-distance effect shows, the music fails to gel in such a manner that an altogether different listening experience is created, intriguing, disconnected and vital all at the same time. Both minimalistic and complex in turns; an all-enveloping encounter with sound.
Has a running time of 55 minutes.

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Homunculus Construction in 42 Easy Lessons by Job Finder and the Mental Cruelty
Released in 1997. Catalogue number PUMF 294. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

This is a logical progression from the previous recordings, but an expanding recording set-up shows in some superior, sharp-sounding raps. Subject matter this time becomes generally less personal and peaks as "One song describes highs the band members have received by smoking members of the animal kingdom . . . I wish I still owned a car, I'd blast this out of my speakers on the hottest day of every summer."
Has a running time of 56 minutes.

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This is the third album in the Judge Mental trilogy - see also Jah Rizlafoureye (PUMF 210) and Judge Mental (PUMF 154)

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Blessed is the Norm - Watch thou for the Mutant by Gravelin
Released in 1997. Catalogue number PUMF 287. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Here's the last collection (so far?) of recordings by Stan Batcow of Howl in the Typewriter which have the common link of featuring various guest collaborators. This time guests include Crayola Summer and members of both Ceramic Hobs and Def-A-Kators. By far the best of the trilogy, but don't take my word for it - buy all three and judge for yourself (see below).
Has a running time of 59 minutes.

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This is the third album in the 'Stan Batcow plus guests' trilogy - see also Troll (PUMF 112) and BILE! (PUMF 56)

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In the Beginning there was Shite by various artists
Released in 1997. Catalogue number PUMF 280. Format: Double CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

In 1997 it became apparent that the first few Pumf releases had stopped selling, and so it was decided to discontinue their availability. To prevent them from being lost forever, however, a 90-minute compilation of the best bits was assembled. Features the musics of A-void, Of Sound Mind, The Howl in the Typewriter (duo), Sign Language, The People’s Temple, Henry’s Farm and Henry. It's a useful window back to a time of youthful spirit and energy between 1984 and 1987, but my goodness me, that recording quality’s dreadful . . . at least it's re-mastered.
Has a running time of 88 minutes.

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Memories of Nothing by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 1995. Catalogue number PUMF 259. Format: Cassette.

More art project than traditional audio release, this includes a 40 page Howl history book complete with full colour photographs, another booklet presenting a thesis exploring various aspects of Howl's work and a cassette containing two 10-minute pieces. This project is largely handmade and each copy is unique.
Has a running time of 20 minutes.

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Top Buzz by Ceramic Hobs
Released in 1995. Catalogue number PUMF 252. Format: CD-R.

Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Full of enthusiasm after the resounding triumph of Ghoul Soil, the Hobs decided not only to record an album in one go, but also to revert to their original name. The Muffy Woo Ghoul Soil Stomp was revisited in an epic 30-minute recording, layered deeply with sounds of beauty and terror over a driving rhythm section, and five other tracks were produced for side two - including the first version of the seminal Gay Skinhead. Truly the ultimate collection of rave anthems (direct from Ibiza). Rave On!
Has a running time of 63 minutes.

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The Not Unpleasant Smell of Horse by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 1995. Catalogue number PUMF 245. Format: CD-R.

Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

By 1995 there were enough songs recorded for another album, although it hadn't been entered into as a specific 'recording an album' project. Side one features two of Howl's finest works - I am the Horse and Dead Men - whilst side two consists of songs from the 1991-3 live set recreated in a controlled environment. An essential item for anybody's audio shelf.
Has a running time of 58 minutes.

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You don’t need a Pickaxe to collect Ghoul Soil by Ceramic Hobs
Released in 1995. Catalogue number PUMF 238. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

More one-day recording sessions by the Ceramic Hobs [using the pseudonym Blood Klat (in Spume Bummer)] during 1994 and 1995 produced this album of essentially pop songs - this is as commercial as it gets. They adopted a second assumed name for this release, which although recorded in both the same environment and conditions, and with similar instrumentation, ended up with a completely different feel to it. Contains two much-referred to cover versions and the original, classic - nay, definitive! - recording of The Muffy Woo Ghoul Soil Stomp.
Has a running time of 62 minutes.

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Pet Sounds by Blackpool Beach Boys and Girl
Released in 1995. Catalogue number PUMF 224. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

This is a faithful track-by-track recreation of the Beach Boys 1966 benchmark album, with a unique minimalist interpretation of the musical backing. The vocal style is comparatively unique, too, recreating those close harmonies . . . or perhaps not. This is most decidedly A Tribute To The Original, despite possible interpretations.
Has a running time of 55 minutes.

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Pumf up the Volume by various artists
Released in 1994. Catalogue number PUMF 217. Format: Double CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

A compilation of songs from Pumf bands and other kindred spirits. This, if you're a Pumf Virgin, is a startlingly beautiful introduction to Pumf pre-1994. Features Cabbage Head, Ceramic Hobs, Dandelion Adventure, Def-A-Kators, Howl in the Typewriter, Jah Rizlafoureye and the Heady Bread Beast, Judge Mental and the Heavy Dread Beat, Orange Sunshine, Raw Veg, Salty Grouse Castration Squad, Satan the Jesus Barmy Army, and SWANC. Comes with a booklet.
Has a running time of 89 minutes.

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Grab yr. Balaclavas and let’s go! by Jah Rizlafoureye and the Heady Bread Beast
Released in 1993. Catalogue number PUMF 210. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

The second album by this duo. The tracks are all short raps, most of which insult individual people and are spouted from "the Bernard Manning of Rap . . . to be fair, a decent quota of laughs can be had from Jah's ludicrously insular tales". Drum machine, samples, sequenced loops and plenty of attitude.
Has a running time of 53 minutes.

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This is the second album in the Judge Mental trilogy - see also Judge Mental (PUMF 154) and Job Finder (PUMF 294) 

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Nihilistik Subkultures shall Thrive upon these Deathly Visions by Ceramic Hobs
Released in 1993. Catalogue number PUMF 203. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

The Ceramic Hobs [using the pseudonym Salty Grouse Castration Squad] got back together in 1993 for several one-day recording sessions, fitted around day release from the psychiatric unit. They used an assumed name for the album, which against the odds was a true masterpiece - a weird mix of driving rhythms or almost none, heavy bass, cut-ups, screaming guitar. This is another definitive rung on the ladder of the Ceramic Hobs musical journey.
Has a running time of 63 minutes.

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The Book of Ptath by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 1993. Catalogue number PUMF 196. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Inspired by the chapter titles in a pulp science fiction novel by A. E. Van Vogt, these recordings are entirely keyboard-based. It was decided to play all the parts live and use multi-track recording instead of sequencing, which has removed the precision and lent a sense of immediacy. These eerie pieces of atmospheric sound are both compelling and compulsive in their exploration of rhythms.
Has a running time of 46 minutes.

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We’re on a Round Robin to Hell by The Def-A-Kators
Released in 1993. Catalogue number PUMF 189. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Tracks from the first two recording sessions by this, undoubtedly the last great punk band. Described as a cross between the late lamented Voidoids and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound in a motorway pile-up (couldn't see it myself). These songs have a great sing-along spirit to them and are essential listening - if only to find out how much fun the band had at the recording sessions. Includes a bonus track from their first ever rehearsal!
Has a running time of 54 minutes.

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Love and Degradation by HITT
Released in 1992. Catalogue number PUMF 175. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Two more of the 30-minute backing tapes used in Howl in the Typewriter live performances, again under the cunningly cryptic nom de guerre, and again aptly described by their titles. Be wary.
Has a running time of 63 minutes.

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Costs £4, free postage

 

Dog-turd in Shrewsbury by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 1992. Catalogue number PUMF 161. Format: Triple CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

By 1991 the next batch of studio recordings had accrued, being compiled into a 90-minute cassette LP. Along with this it was decided to release two 25-minute tracks on a C60 - one live piece tracing life from birth to death, and Concerto for a Dish of Frogs, studio recordings of 7 songs from the Howl live set segued into a complete piece. The music on these cassettes exceeded expectations in its sheer glory. The package was completed with 7 posters, a badge and a lyric / artwork book. Something for all the family - a multi-media package indeed!
Has a running time of 143 minutes.

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This has now officially SOLD OUT, but if you're desperate get in touch and I'll see about cobbling a copy together somehow.

 

Talbot Road by Judge Mental & the Heavy Dread Beat
Released in 1990. Catalogue number PUMF 154. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

This is a collection of many, many short raps using very basic instrumentation - drum machine, bassline machine, samples, occasional guitar or bass - to back some virulent tongue-lashing. There's a unique blend of rap, electronic, acid house and noiseterror going on here, and mental turmoil so deep you can swim in it. The accompanying lyric booklet will dish the dirt and baffle your braincells. The duo went on to record much more material, available in two more Pumf album releases (see below).
Has a running time of 45 minutes.

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This is the first album in the Judge Mental trilogy - see also Jah Rizlafoureye (PUMF 210) and Job Finder (PUMF 294)

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The Very Worst of Howl in the Typewriter by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 1989. Catalogue number PUMF 140. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Presented here are a clutch of first versions, alternative takes, audio diary pieces and technical problem solving recordings which by 1989 had accumulated to just under an hour's worth of very shoddily recorded material. The phrase "warts 'n' all" is woefully inadequate. Without a doubt, these rank amongst the very worst songs ever recorded. Utter rubbish.
Has a running time of 56 minutes.

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Cheesecake and Chips by Troll
Released in 1988. Catalogue number PUMF 112. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Another collection of recordings by Stan Batcow (of Howl in the Typewriter) which have the common link of featuring various guest collaborators. This features mainly different guests to BILE!, including members of Cyclic Amp and an embryonic Stream Angel, and became the second in the trilogy (by the time the third one was released - see below).
Has a running time of 52 minutes.

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This is the second album in the 'Stan Batcow plus guests' trilogy - see also Gravelin (PUMF 287) and BILE! (PUMF 56)

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Hate and Mutilation by HITT
Released in 1987. Catalogue number PUMF 105. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Live performances by Howl in the Typewriter invariably utilised non-synced backing tapes, and much time was spent in the creation of these. Following a comment by a listener that the backing tapes themselves stood up to being listened to on their own, it was decided to release two of the most-used recordings under a cunningly cryptic nom de guerre. Hence, here you have two 30-minute multi-layered pieces aptly described by their titles. Beware.
Has a running time of 62 minutes.

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Going Down the Cat & Trifle by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 1987. Catalogue number PUMF 98. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

The songs were mounting up, and had been recorded sporadically over a lengthy period of time on whatever recording medium was to hand . . . okay, so the sound quality could certainly be better, but the songs stand alone on this, Howl's first batch of studio recordings, ranging from sound collages to perfect pop. A 1987 taste of things to come, and a definite step toward that idiosyncratic Howl non-sound.
Has a running time of 54 minutes.

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The Amazing Ron Brewer - Donkey Man by Barbara Dwyer
Released in 1987. Catalogue number PUMF 91. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Following on from their critically acclaimed, much sought-after debut included on the BILE! release (PUMF 56), Barbara Dwyer produced this dadaist surrealist avant-garde mishmash, using various ‘found’ voices and rudimentary instrumentation. The only logical critical response was, "Genius or what?"
Has a running time of 54 minutes.

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For Barbara Dwyer's previous recordings, see BILE! (PUMF 56)

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Would you Believe? There’s a Happening! by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 1986. Catalogue number PUMF 70. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Another audience-testing performance, this time from 1986 - live dementia, love and peace, the Night of the Summer of Love (etc). Features an improvised piece during which audience members were invited onto the stage to play; at one point there were seventeen people on stage, mainly playing electric guitars. Also includes a segment from another live performance, during which all the equipment was packed away piece by piece, leaving the backing tape to finish the gig on its own.
Has a running time of 59 minutes.

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It’s Now or Never! by BILE!
Released in 1986. Catalogue number PUMF 56. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

A collection of recordings by Stan Batcow (of Howl in the Typewriter) which have the common link of featuring various guest collaborators (and, unfortunately, substandard recording quality). The varied inputs and influences make this a plethora of differing songs and includes the first suite of recordings by Barbara Dwyer, a recording collaboration who were to resurface on PUMF 91. It's Now or Never! turned out to be part one of a trilogy of cassette albums (see below).
Has a running time of 58 minutes.

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This is the first album in the 'Stan Batcow plus guests' trilogy - see also Gravelin (PUMF 287) and Troll (PUMF 112).
You could also check out Barbara Dwyer (PUMF 91), should you so wish.

Costs £4, free postage

 

Worlds Tour - LIVE on Saturn and Jupiter by Howl in the Typewriter
Released in 1985. Catalogue number PUMF 49. Format: CD-R.
Initially released on cassette, this is a CD-R version to accompany the original cassette artwork.

Two early live performances from this solo artist, dating from 1985, during which audiences were pushed to the limit. Elements of the show included Howl watching TV on stage with his back to the audience, whilst backing tapes screeched, guitars fed back and drum machines clattered. Songs, played on a single instrument alongside drum machine and backing tapes, seem to describe a bastardised middle eight for a half-hour noise symphony. Severe minimalism, extreme nihilism . . . 
Has a running time of 53 minutes.

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