elcome to the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blog. The aim of this blog is to introduce the readers to music that is out of print, commercially unavailable, released under a creative commons license, or with approval by the featured artist. The majority of the music posted here would be considered underground. Don't let that fool you into thinking that the music featured here might be any less enjoyable than that of the mainstream artists you hear on the radio, as this couldn't be further from the truth. Please keep in mind that the majority of the artists that appear on this blog, along with their respective record labels, are not wealthy and need your support. If you enjoy the material that you find here, please support the artists/labels by purchasing their material afterwards. If you are an artist/label that would prefer to have your material removed from this blog, simply leave me a comment, and I would be more than happy to promptly remove the offending post. In addition to running this blog, I also work on a few other projects during my spare time. You can find links to those, as well as a few other important links associated with Digital Meltd0wn in the menu bar above.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

VA - The Psychedelic Experience: Volume 2

This was re-upped as requested by Rob. Use the search box in the top left hand corner of the page if you're looking for the other volumes.

This is the second of four volumes in The Psychedelic Experience series. This compilation consists of ultra rare 60's psychedelic and garage punk. Many of this songs are only available on this collection, and were pulled from various 45s released around the United States during the 60's garage band explosion. An extremely limited number of these vinyl records were pressed, and even fewer managed to survive. Although most of the bands on this compilation would go on to vanish into obscurity, these tracks still sound impressive after all these years. The Psychedelic Experience doesn't disappoint with it's assortment of straight forward monster garage fuzz rock and roll.

Track List:
1. Decades - On Sunset
2. Higher Elevation - Odyssey
3. Monocles - Psychedelic
4. Waters - Mother Samwel
5. Trespassers - come With Me
6. Cave Dwellers - Meditation
7. Castaways - Just on High
8. Dirty Filthy Mud - The Forest of Black
9. Element - Open The Door To Your Mind
10. Elopers - Music To Smoke Bananas
11. Inner Light - Long Journey
12. Purple Underground - Count Back
13. Mirror's Image - No Loving Man
14. Joker's Wild - All I See Is U
15. Doppler Effect - God Is Alive In Argentina
16. Essex St. Journal - Progression 256
17. Sherman Marshall - Realization of Life
18. Unsettled Society - 17 Diamond Studded Cadillacs
19. Quiet Jungle - Ship Of Dreams
20. Knightsbridge Quintet - Sorrow In C Major
21. Raving Madd - Boundaries
22. East Side Kids - Close Your Mind
23. Ed Powers - Mourning
24. Trane - One Way Street

Download: VA - The Psychedelic Experience: Vol. 2 (84.52MB)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sun City Girls - Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 1: Cameo Demons and their Manifestations

I apologize for the lack of recent updates here. As some of you may already be aware, I've been working hard on the social network I created for Digital Meltd0wn last week. So far it's off to a good start, and hopefully I will have finished customized it to my liking by the end of the week. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, please do so. We would be honored if you could join us: http://digitalmeltd0wn.ning.com

Someone requested this album a while back, but I wasn't able to find it until recently. It was a limited edition release, with only 1,000 copies being distributed. I hope that you all enjoy this rare album from a very unique experimental band. Again, I should resume regular updates here by the end of the week. Thank you for your patience.

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Abduction
Genre: Experimental, Psychedelic
Bitrate: 128kbps

Track List:
1. Where Dead People Live
2. Garlic and Mirrors
4. Cameo Demons And Their Manifestations
5. Legendary Fingerprint Recognition
6. Lunar Gun-Point Recollections

Download: Sun City Girls - Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 1: Cameo Demons and their Manifestations
Download Size: 37MB

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I'll Be Offline For A Few Days

I wanted to let you all know that I will be offline for a few days. There is a small chance that I will post something during that time frame, but if not then I will return on the 21st. See you all soon. Take care.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Please Join the Digital Meltd0wn Social Network

I've begin working on a social network for Digital Meltd0wn. It is not intended to compete with any other social network, rather it will be a place for all of us music lovers to interact with one another and share music among other things. The network is fully functional at the moment, however I'm working quickly to improve as many things as possible in order to provide a more enjoyable experience there. I would be honored if you all join me there. For those of you who do decide to join, I could use a little help. At this point your suggestions and feedback would be a tremendous help. I'm working on coming up with a suitable name for the network instead of using the generic 'DM Social Network', so if you have any ideas please let me know. It would also be very helpful if you could upload music, videos, pictures, and create blog posts and groups - basically anything to make the network seem more alive. Inviting a few friends probably wouldn't hurt either. As I mentioned before, I have a lot of work to do, but I will do all I can to create a utopia for music lovers. Please refer to the links below if you are interested in becoming a part of this.

Digital Meltd0wn Social Network: http://digitalmeltd0wn.ning.com

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Michael Pogo Kreiner & Vienna Sound Orchestra - E-Magic Flute

I found this gem on a blog which was recently started in May of this year titled Melloman. Upon reading the description posted there I was convinced this would be good, and upon hearing the first track I was in love. I have loved classical music since an early age, and more recently discovered a wealth of electronic, funk, and experimental music. This album takes elements of all four genres, and although it might sound like a very strange mix, the outcome is a very satisfying one. My time is short, but I wanted to share this with the visitors here as soon as I heard it. Fortunately there was a great review that came with the file, along with the description provided by the original poster. I have included both below, and hopefully they can give you a better description than I can at the present time. I'm sure that you all will enjoy this one.

Interesting mixture of styles. It has classical, with funky bass lines and hard beats with a 70's 80's disco funk feeling sometimes, also opera with electronic music, also used in hip hop with the MPC samplers, but those we're just samples. This one could get a good grade from you unless you are against blending various styles. I hope you enjoy it !!! - Melloman

E-MAGIC FLUTE is the electronic version of Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart's blockbuster opera "The Magic Flute". A
symphonic orchestra meets sequencer and rhythm section.
Vocal parts are filled in by a counter tenor, girl's
voices and some rare instruments like the balearic
bagpipes from Mallorca or the Bohemian glass harp.
This epic album is produced by POGO KREINER, Vienna based
composer, musician and co-bandleader of Madrid de Los
Austrias who has worked with such great artists like
Richard Dorfmeister, Nigel Hayes, Frankie Valentine,
Celia Mara or Yello besides being a marvellous musician,
both live on stage and in the studio. Pogo's special
skills are in crossing musical sound barriers and fusing
distant soundscapes to a new homogenous experience. Check
what he has done with traditional music from Andalusia
and contemporary club music for the Madrid de los
Austrias project and you know the score.
Listening to the "Vorspiel" (overture) we still find
Mozart's original partiture very present. But if you
listen on through the album, electronic elements are
taking over more and more until the "Finale" where full
electronic soundscapes dominate with only sparse
distorted quotations of the aria's woven in. This is a
journey through the times where elements of Austria's
musical heritage and contemporary sound trickery are
stripped down to their essence in order to meet again for
a new sound interpretation of Mozart's masterpiece. - Unknown

Track List:
01. Vorspiel
02. Papageno
03. Tamino (Part One)
04. Tamino (Part Two)
05. Zauberflöte
06. Königin Der Nacht
07. Pamina
08. Sarastro
09. Finale
10. Libretto

Download: Michael Pogo Kreiner & Vienna Sound Orchestra - E-Magic Flute
Download Size: 61MB

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Gun Club - Death Party

This was originally posted on the PunchDrunk blog, which unfortunately is no longer around. Gun Club's Death Party EP was issued in 1983 between 'Miami', the band's second album, and 'Las Vegas Story'. The recording also features a new and extremely short-lived lineup that featured guitarist Jim Duckworth (Panther Burns), drummer Dee Pop (Bush Tetras), a friend of his on bass named Jimmy Joe Uliana, and Pierce's then girlfriend Linda "Texacala" Jones on backing vocals. The five tracks could have been outtakes from Miami, powerful, dark rock of disillusionment, drug abuse, and warped sexuality. The pathos on the Gun Club's best records is missing here, but the quality of the songwriting makes up for it some. Certainly fans will want this. [In 2004, Sympathy for the Record Industry reissued the EP on compact disc with seven bonus tracks from a live performance on Radio Geneva. What's notable about it is Pierce's between-song banter, which is entertaining, snotty, and obviously intoxicated, and he plays piano on every tune. This gig is also the first recorded performance of bassist Patricia Morrison (aka Pat Bag from the L.A. punk quartet the Bags) with the band. (She would remain for years before leaving to join the Sisters of Mercy.) The material from the radio gig contains three tunes from Death Party, covers of "Run Through the Jungle" the old roots rock nugget "Heebie Jeebies," and Lewis Allan's "Strange Fruit," as well as a scorching rendition of "Fire of Love.

Year of Release: 1983/Reissued in 2004
Label: Sympathy For The Record Industry
Genre: Blues, Punk, Rock
Bitrate: 320kbps

Track List:
1. The House on Highland Ave.
2. The Lie
3. The Light Of The World (Live)
4. Death Party
5. Come Back Jim
6. Strange Fruit (Live)
7. Fire Of Love (Live)
8. The House On Highland Ave. (Live)
9. Death Party (Live)
10. Heebie Jeebies (Live)
11. The Lie (Live)
12. Run Through The Jungle (Live)

Download: The Gun Club - Death Party
Download Size: 129MB

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

VA - Powerpop Essentials

Happy birthday , man! You rock. now you are 28 ! yeah...you are realy old man..ha ha ha :) I made this great compilation special for your birthday, its my gift. This is an epic power pop non-filler comp you ever heard. Every single track is a masterpiece. I'm sure you have already known all of this tracks but now they all together in one comp. I took my favorite songs from my favorite power pop albums, so here it is. I hope you'll enjoy it.
And check out this funny scetchy artwork :)
Take care.

Track list

01 Nerves - Hanging on the Telephone
02 Pointed Sticks - The Real Thing
04 Shoes - Boys Don't Lie
05 22 20's - Yellow Pills
06 Breakaways - Walking Out On Love
07 Deep Six - Stay Right Here
08 Plimsouls - Hypnotized
09 Stems - Mr. Misery
10 Stiv Bators - It's Cool Outside
11 Jack Lee - Any Day Now
12 The Flamin Groovies - Shake Some Action
13 The Knack - My Sharona (Live)
14 The Late Show - So Happy
15 The Motors - Forget About You
17 The Rubinoos -Tonight
18 The Saints - Simple Love (original version)
19 Heroes - Some Kind Of Women

download - part1

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me

My birthday is tomorrow (July 9th). For those wondering, I'll be 28 years old. Considering I'm isolated in a tiny research laboratory in Antarctica, I doubt that I will receive many presents. However, I will be celebrating by myself by drinking a few glasses from a bottle of wine that I've had tucked away, and only break out on special occasions, and I've even allotted myself half of a candy bar.

I don't usually ask for anything, but I'm going to make an exception on this occasion. If any of you are feeling generous, please upload some rare music of any sort, or make a compilation for me. If it's good enough I'll even pass it on to the visitors here. If you're interested in doing this, it doesn't have to be done by the 9th. Feel free to take as much time as you need. I can assure you that any effort on your part will certainly be appreciated. A man can get awfully lonely in such a desolate region, and music certainly helps one to forget his whereabouts. You can either leave a comment here, or send it via e-mail to shockw4ve_x at hotmail.com Thank you and take care.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Luther Allison - Serious

"Serious is packed with killer guitar riffs which easily bring Hendrix to mind, accompanied by one of the most passionate and soulful voices you will ever hear."Serious is a seriously good slab of blues rock, and despite the amazing range displayed by Luther Allison on this album, it is unfortunately all too often overlooked even by blues aficionados. Luther started playing guitar and submersed himself in learning everything he could about playing the blues. Three years after moving to Chicago in 1951, he made his on stage debut, playing with Howlin' Wolf's band, and backing up James Cotton.

In 1957 he broke big after the legendary Muddy Waters invited Luther on stage to perform with him. For the next 10 years he would go on to tour the club circuit, and managed to record one single. In 1967 Allison was signed to the Delmark Records label and the following year his debut album Love Me Mama was released. By the mid 1970s he began touring Europe, and moved to France in 1977. He would not return to the United States for another 15 years.

'Serious' released in 1987 would mark a change in Allison's musical approach, from a traditional blues style, to a more rock oriented style. Serious is packed with killer guitar riffs which easily bring Hendrix to mind, accompanied by one of the most passionate and soulful voices you will ever hear. In 1994 Allison's manager, and European agent, Thomas Ruf founded the label Ruf Records. Since signing with Ruf Records, Allison then launched a comeback in association with Alligator Records. Alligator founder, Bruce Iglauer, convinced Allison to return to the United States for the first time in 15 years.

Unfortunately Luther's comeback was cut short. In the middle of his summer of 1997 tour, Allison checked into a hospital for chest pains and breathing problems. It was discovered that he had a tumor on his lung that was about to metastasize to his spine. In and out of a coma, Allison died on August 12, 1997, five days before his 58th birthday, in Madison, Wisconsin. His album Reckless had just been released. His son Bernard Allison, at one time a member of his band, is now a solo recording artist. Luther Allison was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1998.

Year of Release: 1987
Label: Blind Pig
Genre: Blues, Rock
Bitrate: 320kbps

Track List:
1. Backtrack
2. Life Is A Bitch
3. Reaching out
4. Parking Lot
5. Serious
6. Just Memories
7. Should I Wait
8. Show Me A Reason
9. Let's Try Again
10. We're On The Road

Download: Luther Allison - Serious
Download Size: 105MB

Sunday, July 06, 2008

George Carlin - Class Clown

I don't normally post comedy or spoken word albums, and despite the fact that I'm a little late on the draw, I thought it would be appropriate to dedicate a post to the late comedian George Carlin. Fear not though, I will return to posting music tomorrow. There isn't much that I can say that hasn't already been said about the man by news organizations around the world. The world has truly lost a comedic legend, and it will probably be a long time before anyone fills his shoes - if ever. I thought it would be fitting to share the album that turned an virtually unknown sitcom actor into a comedy legend. The album as a whole is great of course, but it is most treasured for the legendary "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" routine, which I also included a video of below. R.I.P. George.. You won't be forgotten.

Year of Release: 1972
Label: Little David/Atlantic
Genre: Comedy, Spoken Word
Bitrate: 192kbps

Track List:
1. Class Clown: Bi-Labial Fricative Attracting Attention
2. Wasted Time Sharing A Swallo
3. Values (How Much Is That Dog Crap In The Window)
4. I Used To Be An Irish Catholic
5. The Confessional
6. Special Dispensation (Heaven, Hell, Purgatory And Limbo)
7. Heavy Mysteries
8. Muhammad Ali (America The Beautiful)
9. Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television

Download: George Carlin - Class Clown
Download: 66MB

George Carlin - Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Paintings by Robert Williams




Robert Williams Homepage: http://www.robtwilliamsstudio.com/

VA - Flaming Burnout: An Estrus Benefit Compilation

This compilation was originally released in 1997 as a benefit compilation for Estrus Records. For those not familiar, Estrus Records is an independent record label from Bellingham, Washington that makes surf, garage and trash rock music. They have released such bands as Soledad Brothers, The Drags, The Mummies, Impala, Man or Astro-man?, the Makers, Gas Huffer, The Mooney Suzuki, The Cherry Valence, Midnight Evils, Mono Men, Federation X, The Trashwomen, Satan's Pilgrims, and Southern Culture on the Skids.

In January of 1997 a fire broke out in the Estrus Records warehouse. Unfortunately this fire destroyed their entire mail-order inventory and private record collection. In response to this tragic event, 30 bands from around the globe got together and donated a song to the Flaming Burnout compilation to help out for the cause. There is a good mixture of styles to be found on this compilation, including surf (Satan's Pilgrims, Man or Astro Man?), punk (the Criminals, Mono Men, the Makers), and bands with a style all their own (Serverton, Madame X, Southern Culture on the Skids).

Year of Release: 1997
Label: Man's Ruin
Genre: Compilation
Bitrate: 128kbps

Track List:
1. I Want It - Cheater Slicks
2. She'll Be Mine - Cowslingers
3. Signifacatiro - Criminals
4. Dig In - Crown Royals
5. Go Go Kitty - Delta 72
6. I'll Be Standing (On My Own) - Electric Frankenstein
7. You Can't Get Him Frankenstein - Fleshtones
8. Cool Down - Gas Money
9. Now I Know - Hi-Fives
10. You Can Be My Baby - Insomniacs
11. Buzz - Lord High Fixers
12. Nobody Loves You Like Me - Madame X
13. Damn Nation - Makers
14. Drumulator Is Boss - Man Or Astro Man
15. Behind Bars - Mono Men
16. 999 - Mortals
17. Bad Vibes (live) - Nomads
18. Moscow Woman - Peechees
19. Little Baby - Phantom Rats
20. Ten High - Quadrajets
21. Ben Tenaka - Satan's Pilgrims
22. Rocket Dog - Servotron
23. Jungle Beat '97 - Southern Culture On The Skids
24. Superfly TNT - Space Cookie
25. Ex Lion Tamer - Splash Four
26. Untitled
27. Machine - Sugar Shack
28. Trudie Trudie - Supercharger
29. Jet Boys - Teengenerate
30. Push (live) - Woggles

Download: Flaming Burnout: An Estrus Benefit Compilation
Download Size: 66MB

Friday, July 04, 2008

Digital Meltd0wn on Twitter

After hearing constant buzz about the phenomena known as Twitter, I've finally decided to give it a try. When I first read about Twitter, I thought it was a useless idea, as I'm sure many others have. However, I noticed a few users who were able to put the service to good use by being original, and I thought perhaps I could do the same. At the moment I'm only using it to post updates to my blog, but if enough people are interested in following me on Twitter, I will eventually incorporate other ideas. Of course if no one is interested, then I will eventually abandon this idea. So without further ado, here is the Twitter page for Digital Meltd0wn:

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Himera - Zudwa

Hello everyone. Here is something realy special and rare. This is a Russian cult underground rock band -Himera. A few words about it. In Russia 90's was a really bad and very very difficult time, especially for musicians. It was a time of great economic defolt in country, it was a time of big decline and poverty. No music instruments in shops , often musicians was made an effect pedals like distortion by themselves , soldering the microcircuit. There was only one concert club in whole Saint-Petersburg city- "Tam Tam" . Of course this place was underground and forbidden. So at one evening you could see on the stage a hard-core band , then a folk music , after it some ragamuffin guys , and the right after that a nazi skin head punks. Can you imagine that mix?

Front man lead singer , guitar player, songwriter of Himera was Edik Starkov. He was a very unusual person , and like most rock genius he had a mental deviations. He also was very poor. He lived right in the "Tam Tam" . He gave a gem there than he slept there. One day Edik has not come on band rehearsal. He was hung up on the second floor of a building where the Himera has rehearsed. The band was rehearsing and not suspecting about that that their frontman is a floor above hung up. As usual Himera has not achieved popularity. They disbanded some days after Edik's death.
So give it a try. The fifty percent of Himera feature was Edik's lyrics. Its very sad that you can understand it , and I haven't much time for translating it. I've just translate a titles of songs. But other fifty percents was their unusual sound. The line up was - drums, guitar and violoncello. A guy with violoncello carried out functions of bass player. And some times Edik played a little horn. I can't describe a genre of this music. It is noise , avant-garde hardcore, alternative punk, etc. with strong shaman psychedelic shade.

Year of Release: 1994
Genre: Noise-rock, alternative
Bitrate: 320kbps

Track List:

Download: Himera Zudwa

Photography By Michal Macku

Michal Macku, Czech photographer, creates his works using his own photographic technique named Gellage. He also combines this technique with historic photographic techniques and state-of-the-art technology and materials.

Michal Macku's Homepage: http://www.michal-macku.cz/