BLACK LEATHER JESUS / INCAPACITANTS

A Purpose Not Necessary

(Dada Drumming - DD30) split CD $10.00

“Heavy, crunchy shit abounds” in The Black Leather Jesus’s “Shelter,” marvels The One True Dead Angel. It “steers toward processing combinations that threaten to spiral wildly out of control until the chop-shop layering technique carries the piece into a new direction… This is nasty, sinus-cleaning stuff that operates at two basic volumes, Really Fucking Loud and Even Louder….” “Yellow Silk Buddha” by Incapacitants is “a screeching metallic roar augmented by overloud junk noise and pounding, usually on found metal scraps and using contact mics….[T]his is an inspired pairing, and its cumulative effect is … pure noisehead nirvana at a volume capable of sterlizing mice…, if not killing them outright.”

INCAPACITANTS

As Loud As Possible

(Zabriskie Point) Used CD $45.00 (Out-of-stock)

“There’s something very primal about this album” from 1995, according to Rate Your Music. “The sound of the very fabric of reality itself. Electrons making their rounds around the nucleus. The chaos that the world we know is built upon.”

INCAPACITANTS

Box Is Stupid

(Pica Disk - PICA008) Used 10xCD $135.00 (Out-of-stock) (Out-of-print)

Contains 90s tape releases: Stupid Is Stupid (one disc each of studio and live materials), Extreme Gospel Nights, Ad Nauseam (one disc Edition Mikawa, one disc Edition Kosakai, one disc live), D.D.D.D., The Tongue, Cosmic Incapacitants, and I, Residuum. Remastered from original master tapes. Includes 40pp book with liner notes by Jim Sauter (Borbetomagus), Otomo Yoshihide, Toshiji Mikawa (Incapacitantrs, Hijo Kaidan), and Fumio Kosakai (Incapacitants).

INCAPACITANTS

Default Standard

(Alchemy) Used CD $35.00

Harsh, violent, and sensual. Sealed

INCAPACITANTS

Fabrication

(Alchemy) Used CD $30.00

Super-sound pressure third album from 1992

INCAPACITANTS

Feedback Of N.M.S.

(Alchemy) Used CD $40.00

“A continuous force of low-end rumble with high-pitched clashes of frequencies,” according to Tiny Mix Tapes, “With what sounds like ongoing screaming for much of the three tracks presented. ‘Curse Of Ceauşescu’ takes almost thirty minutes to unroll, yet you barely feel it lasting that long…. Incapacitants themselves call their style hard noise. I call it ‘relentless, collapsing art’ — it should be on permanent display at all museums, schools, and mental hospitals the world over.” From 1991

INCAPACITANTS

Lon Guy

(Harbinger Sound - HAS045) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Shit-your-pants loud, or another day at the office for Mikawa and Kosakai.

INCAPACITANTS

Ministry Of Foolishness

(Pure) Used CD $22.00

“Many different blends of harsh sounds that are super captivating, which leads to it being oddly hypnotic, allowing each of the three tracks to more or less become a part of you for the moments your ears are subject to its beauty.” From 1995

INCAPACITANTS

New Movements in CMPD

(Alchemy) Used CD $18.00

“Unusually fragmented and stripped down, ‘20 Years of Corporate’ throws … high-end scathe and low-end rumble into the background, and foregrounds the concrete sources: voice, shithawk screeching, single unprocessed feedback waves, unidentifiable crumbling brick structures, and other crackling intrusions,” notes Jason Kushnir about this 1996 disc. “ ‘High Yield Cult’ … equalizes the high/low-end relationship and attempts to simulate the sound of speakers getting shredded by [a] overblown, maxed-out…, overindulged layers of cannibalistic low-end compression…. ‘PT Team, What’s That?’ … burbles to life and roars into a furious rage…. Ultra high-end, brutally beatific delirium unloads layer upon layer upon layer.”

INCAPACITANTS

No Progress

(Alchemy) Used CD $35.00

“Stupid, primitive and totally demented, but it comes out as a perfect soul-cleaner for a civilized man who has to push his instincts into backward.” Dedicated to Takuya “Synapse” Sakaguchi

INCAPACITANTS

Operorue

(Kubitsuri) Used CD $30.00

Three tracks of howling shriek from 1995, blistering screech and piercing chaos. Toshiji Mikawa and Fumio Kosakai expanding the possibilities of extreme frequencies and sound with reckless abandon and incredible results.

INCAPACITANTS

Quietus

(Alchemy) Used CD $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

Comparable, according to All Music Guide, to a “type of chemical weapon designed to mentally or physical paralyze opposition soldiers.” From 1993

INCAPACITANTS

Unauthorized Fatal Operation 990130

(Or) Used CD $15.00

“Total immersion in a powerful tsunami….[that] can induce a blissful hypnotic state akin to transcendental meditation…. It was recorded live at a club in Tokyo and captures nicely the sheer wall-to-wall non-stop roar.” Card jacket with small drill hole in front cover

INCAPACITANTS / IN SPITE OF FLAMING CREATURES

Vitamin Buckfast

(Starlight Furniture Company - *15) LP $14.00 (Out-of-stock)

Incapacitants began as Toshiji Mikawa’s solo project in 1981 when a homemade noisemaking device called The Mikawa was his prime instrument; it evolved to incorporate various concrete sounds, until Fumio Kosakai joined and the duo began favoring ring modulators and heavily processed Theremins. Incapacitants has always been about “creating pure noise without any abstract musical expression whatsoever.” Everything known about the reclusive Abdul Squeerter of (In Spite of Flaming Creatures) has passed through the conduit of Dylan Nyoukis (Blood Stereo and the Chocolate Monk label). Apparently uninterested in networking, touring, trading CDRs, appearing on compilations, granting interviews, replying to letters, engaging in any sort of self-promotion, or taking part in the glamorous razzle-dazzle available to all experimental musicians worldwide, Squeerter prefers the solitude of where ever he calls home in the United Kingdom. The recordings on Vitamin Buckfast are the product of a mail collaboration committed to tape in the mid-’90s and then simply ignored for several years. Dora Doll of Decaer Pinga makes a guest appearance on vocals, but good luck determining exactly where. Cover art by Karen Constance

INCAPACITANTS / DAMION ROMERO

Wreck (In 2 Parts)

(P-Tapes - P30) 7-inch $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

A collaboration tribute to / parody of the Organum & The New Blockaders' classic Wrack 12-inch courtesy of Los Angeles noisemaker Damion Romero and Japanese ear-destroyers Incapacitants. Clear vinyl.