Thursday, 5 April 2007

A link to another mix from the bape at Circus Hands

This is a mix from my erstwhile hoxton cock brother Marc (bape monkey).

I'm glad my mixes are such an inspiration :)

You can find his blog here -

Oh and Avant a laugh mix part 8 will be coming soon.. so get ready !!!

Critical Best - Zomcore


1. D. Scott - Scarey 1 / Gershon Kingsley & Peter Waldron -
The Sound Of Bones
2.Deathmachine - User Defined
3. Venetian Snares - Tache
4. Bong-Ra - The Rush (Long Time Coming) / Bong-Ra - The Rush (Long Time Coming) [De Bastardo Remix]
5. Kid606 - Catstep My Kitten [Vatstep DSP by Hrvatski]
6. Ladyscraper - Grr Track One
7. Bong-ra Horns
8. Merzbow - Looping Jane [Beat Mix]
9. V/VM - Untitled [Death March]
10. Drop The Lime - Hot Sauce Grillz
11. Cursor Minor - Hair of the Dog
12. Gershon Kingsley & Peter Waldron - Spirits, Monsters, Witches... / Nurse With Wound - Untitled

Linko dadio -

Running time 43.07

Monday, 19 March 2007

Guest upload from Blackandgold

Well at last.. a new music mix from someone who isn't me... a last FM user named Blackandgold has went to the trouble of creating a fantastic mix of music for the Avant a laugh readers...

Blackandgold's Last FM profile can be found here -

He can also be found reviewing records at this great blog -

Avant a laugh mix by Blackandgold


1. Dan Warburton, Jean-Luc Guionnet & Eric La Casa - Metro pre Saint Gervais
2. Ake Parmerud - Les objets obscurs
3. Gunter Muller, Jason Kahn + Christian Wolfarth - Drumming 3
4. Kiyoshi Mizutani - Schlegel's green tree frog
5. Spunk - Tinkle-winkle
6. Crossbred - Sadness view of your child
7. David Kirby - Maximalism
8. Harvey Milk - Old Glory
9. Micronesian recording: "Sunday Morning Service"
10. Micronesian recording: "Copra boat"
11. Van Dyke Parks - Van Dyke Parks
12. Chion, Marchetti & Noetinger - Tous en Piste...
13. Guy Reibel - On Eut Dit des Coups D'ailes
14. Burning Star Core - Oversleep, Gloria 01
15. David Kirby - Maximalism
16. Edward M Zajda - Study No 10
17. Shit and Shine - Recomencons
18. The Rentals - New York
19. Sam Mateparae & the Rockin Rockers - Rockin' Rockers
20. Bo Diddley - Hey! Bo Diddley
21. Jandek - Lavender

with the odd cameo from Henry Flynt and Red Hot Old Moses Mason...

Running time - 50 mins

The original mix is in M4a format and can be found on Sendspace here -

I have converted the mix to MP3 format and uploaded to rapidshare with the tracklisting. You can find this here -

So if you like some of these mixes then go make one and I'll host it for you. Or if you don't want to mix just make an avant comp to share with us.

Any feedback is more than welcome.

Saturday, 17 March 2007

Avant a laugh mix part 7

Part 7 of the head mashing music mix is here.

We have some sexuality questioning teenbeat. Some smouldering hip hop from El-p. An early track from Joy Division from when they were known as Warsaw and a field recording of some Tawney owls.

One of the reasons I think someone complained about part 6 of the mix was because it had a track from the new Stooges album. I can't be sure though. So to piss other people off I'm ending this mix with a track from the new Wilco album. People need to relax. You can't even download single tracks off my mixes.. anyway hope you enjoy this one..


1. Burning star core - The Universe Is Designed To Break Your Heart
2. Josie Cotton - Johnny Are You Queer
3. Catherine Ribeiro - Voyage
4. El-p - Smithereens
5. Smegma - Half a billion
6. Various production - Circle of sorrow
7. Skullflower - Abyssic Lowland Hiss II
8. Scritti Politti - Skank Bloc Bologna
9. Sun Ra - Celestial Road
10. GG Allin - No Rules
11. Warsaw - Novelty
12. Jason Kahn - Fields, track 2
13. The Carolina Tar Heels - Got the Farm Land Blues
14. Sonny Sharrock - Soon
15. Spaceman 3 - Honey
16. Chris Watson - Tawny owls, calls on territorial boundaries, Bolam lake, Northumberland
17. Fursaxa - Lunaria enters the blue lodge
18. Wilco - On and on and on

Running time - 67 mins

here here here -

Avant a laugh part 6 removed

Sorry if you have seen that the link is dead. It says complaints have been recieved. I'm going to re-upload it. I have no idea why someone would complain. If you have a problem with any of the content of the mixes then it's very easy to contact me and I can try and rectify the problem. They can complain all they want though because I will just keep on uploading them. I'll put the new link in the 'part 6' post and here too -

Part 7 is coming very very soon

Saturday, 3 March 2007

Avant a laugh PODCAST

If you so wish you can now listen to Avant a laugh mix part six via a podcast.

This can be streamed or downloaded from here -

This mix will be available until I upload the next one.

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Avant a laugh mix part 6

Yes it's that time again.

I wish I could post more often but trying to pull off more than one of these things a week is too much.. so as I said before any other mixes are welcome to be posted on here.. just let me know.

This mix.. well.. drone, Throat singing, balls to wall rock and roll, Prog, Folk and Ass shaking grooves all in one neat little package.

Syd Barrett's last song with Pink Floyd makes an appearance, as does a Neil Young song which has some rare guitar playing from original crazy horse member Danny Whitten.

Oh and a brief warning. I know sometimes these mixes can explode into extreme noise without much warning but be careful coming up to the 'Sissy Spacek' track.. especially if you are wearing headphones or are in the presence of young children..

Let us get started


1. Lawrence English - Swan
2. Albert Kuvezin Yat Kha - Love will tear us apart
3. Alesia Cosmos - King kong
4. Sir Richard Bishop - Black eyed blue
5. Brute Force - Confessions of love, track 2
6. Étant Donnés - Aurore, track 8
7. Fushitsusha - Magic IV
8. The Bark Haze - Punchline part 1
9. Johnny Thunders - You can't put your arms around a memory
10. Colin Potter - Behind you
11. The Stooges - Trollin'
12. Sissy Spacek - Devils cone and palm
13. Pink Floyd - Vegetable man
14. Frank Wright - Kevin, my dear son
15. P.G. Six - Lily of the west
16. Mex - The happy egg
17. LCD Soundsystem - Time to get away
18. Spor - Hydra
19. Angus MacLise - The Joyous Lake
20. Paul Bley - Circles
21. Neil Young - Winterlong

Running time - 69 mins

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Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Avant a laugh mix 5

Part 5 of the never ending mix of avant pop, rock, noise, chav hop and filthy country music...

Can Duran Duran be mixed into Prurient ?

Bonnie prince Billy next to Can ?

Is there really a song in this mix called 'I'd rather have a dick in my ass than have you in my heart' ?

Well you can download all of this for nothing and find out....

A special thanks to Richard Skelton who runs the sustain-release record label for kindly giving me a superb sampler of his work. An article about him can be found in the Feb issue of WIRE magazine. One of his tracks ends this mix.

His website is here -

His myspace is here, go listen -

Another big thanks to Loopy C for letting me know about his mixtape/mash-up that was made for/from the 'Mutant Sounds' blog, combining various 'Mutant Sounds' blog material and Electro-Acoustic/Avant Garde classic woks. One of an 'invisible' and continuing series.

You can download it here -

And his Blog is here -

I would like to have a tracklisting for this so if you have it could you stick it in the comments please, that would be great :)

So anyway Mix Part 5


1. Rhys Chatham - A Crimson Grail part 3
2. Desmond Dekker and the Aces - Beautiful and dangerous
3. Machinefabriek - Somerset
4. Bonnie prince Billy - Barcelona
5. Can - Dizzy dizzy
6. Flaherty, Corsano, Yeh - Abstract Poverty
7. Blind Lemon Jefferson - See that my grave is kept clean
8. Lady Sovereign - Blah blah blah
9. Duran Duran - Friends of mine
10. Prurient and John Wiese - Cloven Spike
11. Omar Souleyman - Jani
12. Attic - Whenever it is
13. Owl Xounds - A mistake has been made in your honour 2
14. Black boned angel - Endless coming into life
15. Pandorra Ensemble - Ritme 7000
16. Howling Willie Cunt - I'd rather have a dick in my ass than have you in my heart
17. Carousell (Richard Skelton) - Again itself

Running time - 73 mins

You may reach this music by clicking here -

Friday, 9 February 2007

Avant a laugh mix part 4

Part 4... this time there is a lot of fresh music involved. We have new tracks from Richard Youngs, Bill Callahan (Smog) and Death Unit sitting along side dark dupstep, drone, sharp post punk, hellish noise and eye shattering jazz.. oh and I had to end on a classic...


1. Alice Coltrane - Universal Conciousness
2. La Monte Young - The Volga Delta
3. Maher Shalal Hash Baz - Suspended Season
4. Burial - Prayer
5. Crispy Ambulance - Sexus
6. Death Unit - Untitled
7. The focus group - Danse and atoms
8. Mattin - Attitude Fetishist
9. Jim O'Rourke - Something big
10. Elton Motello - Jet boy, jet girl
11. Steve Lacy - Ugly beauty
12. Erik Nordgren - Crazy Robots
13. Muslimgauze - Sabra
14. Tod Dockstader - Apocalypse part one
15. Bill Callahan - Footprints
16. Sandy Denny - Late november
17. Borbetomagus - Abc no rio, new york 24 nov 1988
18. Psychic TV - Clouds without water
19. Richard Youngs - Hand in a dream
20. Mo-dettes - Paint it black
21. Lee Patterson - Sparklers (Live at Instal, Glasgow)
22. Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

Runninf time - 64 mins

Get it here -

Saturday, 3 February 2007

Avant a laugh mix part 3

Yes yes it's back. Took a while because sometimes Rapidshare doesn't want to play nice with me..

Oh if anyone wants to do an avant garde/weird music mix and you can't be bothered doing your own blog or maybe you don't want to post one on your blog then anyone can use this place. Guest mixes would be great and I would be interested to hear them.

This time we have electronic terror, blissfull electronica, Pure tonal Sine waves, rare post punk, doom, drone and heartbreaking piano music from Ethiopia

Avant a laugh mix part 3


1. Nicole 12 - Substitute
2. Robert Henke - Layer 004
3. Spell - Johnny remember me
4. This Heat - Rainforest
5. SUNNO))) - Coma mirror
6. The hidden hand - Dark horizons
7. Sachiko M - 2808200
8. Volcano the bear - Hail the New Memphist
o9. Loren Connors - Dark Is The Night, Cold Is The...

*This is where the first part/mp3 of the mix ends*

10. Armand Schaubroeck Steals - Preteen mama
11. James Blackshaw - Celeste
12. Horrific Child - Track 1
13. Nature and Organisation - Wicker man song
14. Noah Howard - Domiabra
15. Essential bop - Kicking the sun around
16. Nurse With Wound - I Was No Longer His Dominant
17. Black Randy and the Metrosquad - Marlon brando
18. Ben Frost - Stomp
19. Stars of the lid - Even if you are never awake
20. Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou - The Song Of The Sea

Running time 76 mins

Due to the file size this mix has been broken up into 2 parts. It will however still fit on to a cd-r.

Part 1 here -

Part 2 here -

Tracklisting here -


Saturday, 27 January 2007

Avant a laugh mix part 2

Ok here is another mix of sounds that really have no right to be played next to each other.. We have some Dubstep in the mix this time to liven things up.. maybe you will feel like dancing ? Elsewhere we have Shirley Collins singing whilst Hermann Nitsch booms in the background and an emotionally devastating 6 minutes of Albert Ayler playing at his good friend John Coltrane's funeral to send you all off to bed thoroughly depressed...

p.s Please forgive the 'computer' noise that crops up twice.. As you know this is mixed live and recorded so if the laptop decides to make an unscheduled noise then I can't really stop and start again.. although I did feel like it..


1. Chrystal Belle Scrodd - Cradle your snatch
2. Geir Jenssen - Crossing a landslide area
3. Krzysztof Komeda - Rosemary's baby main theme
4. Skream - Blue Eyez
5. Art ensemble of chicago ft. Brigitte Fontaine - Comme a la radio - Le brouillard
6. Factrix - Eerie lights
7. Nico - The Falconer
8. Lucky Pierre - Weir's way
9. Kode9 and the Space Ape - Backwards
10. Daniel Johnston - Laurie
11. Derek Bailey and Keiji Haino - 25 No Seimeitai
12. Music for the Gods - Gambangan Gamelan Semar Pegulingan
13. Alva Noto - Wall anfang
14. Hermann Nitsch - Das 6-Tage-Spiel Des Orgien Mysterien Theaters Day 3 - Day Of Dionysus - 02-01-5.30 a.m
15. Shirley Collins - False true love
16. Milanese - Dead man walking
17. Spooky Tooth & Pierre Henry - Offering.mp3
18. Brett Smiley - Space Age
19. Wild Man Fischer - Jennifer Jones
20. Albert Ayler - Love cry - Truth is marching in - Our prayer (At John Coltrane's funeral)

Running time 72 mins

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Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Avant a laugh mix part 1

Welcome to the first Avant a laugh (As seen in Beard magazine) mix. These mixes will all be MP3 files of VBR and archived as .rar files. Everything will be uploaded on (Well worth getting an account, very cheap).

There will be no real theme to these mixes as I'm mixing them live as I record them.. so whatever pops into my head goes right in there..

Remember these tracks are actually mixed together and will not run from start to finish. All songs are played as one long track.


Avant a laugh mix part 1


1. Sonny Simmons - Evil Eye
2. Krzysztof Penderecki - De Natura Sonoris No. 2
3. Last Exit - Straw Dog, You Got Me Rockin', Take Cover, Ma Rainey, Crack butter
4. Jandek - Mysteries Of Existence
5. Diamanda Galas - The Litanies of Satan
6. The Carter Family - Little Moses
7. Oren Ambarchi and Keith Rowe - Squire
8. Coil - Blood From The Air
9. Conrad Schnitzler - Gelb (Track 1)
10. Pauline Oliveros - Primordial
11. Randy Hy. Yau - Point of separation
12. Prima Materia - Rome January 17 1976
13. Robbie Basho - Wine Song
14. Bell Telephone Library - Music From Mathematics
15. Ami Yoshida & Christof Kurzmann - Track 4
16. Kaoru Abe - Sopranino Improvisation No.1
17. MV and EE - Powderfinger

Running time 65 mins

Go get it