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Arms Race NWOBHC

Mastering Arms Race “New Wave of British Hardcore” on La Vida Es Un Mus and Painkiller Records.

Recorded by James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios

“ARMS RACE unleash their debut album after a well-received 6-track demo in 2013 and a 6-track 7″ EP in 2014 on Quality Control HQ and Painkiller. Arms Race arrived on the scene fully formed with their powerful and gnarly UK-meets-USA hardcore: their signature sound of a vocalist chewing on glass is backed by one of the most solid rhythm sections in HC these days, and the guitar work adds a metallic element making the whole sound gigantic while keeping the ugliness and aggression to the max. NWOBHC is a statement of no-frills hardcore that is not scared to reach out to different corners of the punk and metal world.”

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Mastering Primetime “Going Places” on La Vida Es Un Mus.

“Primetime return with their second EP ‘Going Places’ on La Vida Es un Mus. A four track EP of juvenile Joie de vivre. Each of the four tracks ooze sass, nonchalance and that special ingredient – songs that demand repeat listens. Standout track is ‘Pervert’ which is one minute and 56 seconds of post punk perfection which would happily sit on Rough Trade’s seminal 1980 compilation ‘Wanna Buy a Bridge’ in between Kleenex, Swell Maps and The Raincoats. You will not find something as instant and essential in 2016.'”

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Mastering Woolf “Posing / Improvising” on La Vida Es Un Mus Records.

“It’s been four years since Woolf unleashed their debut album, The Right Way to Play also on La Vida Es Un Mus and described as a “pungent spit on the face of musical normality”. Now they’re back with a dystopian revision of feminist queer punk. Born out of South London’s squats and social centres, all but erased in recent years by the Tory government, the four-piece have produced an album conveying alienation and activist fury, the opening track “Civilisation” setting the tone with the (rhetorical) question “is this what they call civilisation?”. Wall of sound guitar distortion provides a backdrop for a commanding, minimalist bass and insistent drums, with vocals that straddle the line between anxiety and paganity. It’s 11 unsettling songs in 11 uncompromising minutes, recalling the experimentation of no wave bands such as UT distorted by a raw punk aesthetic. (Melissa Steiner)”

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The Vultures

Remastering The Vultures “At Home” on La Vida Es Un Mus Records.

“Official reissue of another of the scarcest Dutch punk records that was listed in the top 25 European punk rarities in Record Collector. THE VULTURES hailed from Epe, in the middle of the Dutch Bible-Belt. They recorded this 4 Track EP in 1981 that overtime has became impossible to find. Which is a shame as it is simply a masterpiece of Dutch Punk. Loud, proud and snotty, the sound is based around a trademark chainsaw guitar tone, plodding bass, passionate vocals and overall a clear UK influence. Without doubt if this band was english they would have been on Riot City, Rot or Secret Records or seen supporting the MAU MAUS, THE EXPLOITED or both DISORDER’s (Bristol and North East). Reissued replicating the artwork as originally printed but adding a few unseen full colour pictures on the reverse sleeve.”

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NO

Mastering NO “Treating People Like They Don’t Exist” on La Vida Es Un Mus Records.

“London’s NO finally unleash their third vinyl offering. 8 songs in barely 13 minutes. Ferocious dissonant hardcore focused in intensity and all-out rage. Non stop hardcore showing the band at their peak. References to Midwest USA hardcore are often used to describe NO but while not completely off the mark they are just one of the many points of reference for this rather complicated band. NO are another living proof of how great the current UK hardcore crop is.

The album comes in a full colour sleeve designed by the greatest Ralph Simmonds and including a heavy weight 11″x11″ lyric insert.”

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Hank Wood

Remastering Hank Wood & The Hammerheads “S​/​T” on La Vide Es Un Mus Records.

“La Vida Es Un Mus reissue the 2011 7″ from HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS. These three songs are insanely catchy, keyboard-drenched, punk stompers fronted by a sephardic miscreant known only by the mysterious handle of Hank Wood. This record possesses such snarky, yet dangerous attitude. Lead track ‘Shoulda Listen (To Mommah)’ is a dirty garage dirge that’s part 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, part CRAMPS and part THE DOORS.”

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Suspense

Remastering Suspense “Murder with the Axe” 7″ for La Vida Es Un Mus, another crucial release in Dutch punk history.

“I remember getting a letter from one of the DISORDER members who asked me to re-record him the SUSPENSE ep, because the song ‘ Crazy Sod’  got cut off before it ended. As a lot of punk bands, the NEO PUNKZ were influenced a lot by DISCHARGE (and not only musically) and in comparisation to the first ep, they sped up and had a distinct UK82 in sound (as well as their appearance). The subtitle of this record is; ‘ the end of the NEO PUNKZ , this is SUSPENSE’. They replaced one of the guitar players, recorded 3 fast songs and one longer and much slower one.

Again, this is one of the milestones in Dutch punk history and boy, don’t they look good in studs and leather. Essential.”

 

Neo Punkz

Remastering Neo Punkz “Fascist Fuckers” 7″ for La Vida Es Un Mus, one of the milestones in Dutch punk history.

“Back in 1980, punk was all about nihilism and not giving a fuck. Young punks got themselves guitars and drums and started their own band. So did a bunch of them who hailed from Haarlem, the exact same place Jesus and the Gospelfuckers came from. They recorded 5 songs that sounded snotty and raw. Obviously they did not care a lot about good musicianship and quality recordings and that might be exactly why this is such a great record. Snottiness that sounds natural and not as ‘ wanna be’  as a lot of bands these days. This is an essential record for people who like their punk raw and vicious.

Comes with 8 page booklet including the never before printed lyrics as well as lots of never before used pictures of this young punkz.”

 

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