Mlehst - the history of mlehst - chapter 1

I was first turned on to your work by a friend of mine, Joel St. Germain (. Humectant Interruption). He very much influenced my delving into a huge slew of artists that appeared mostly on cassette originally like Kapotte Muziek, To Live & Shave in LA, yourself, Wolf Eyes and even some Jason Forrest stuff. In turn I took ten steps further by finding more and more by Frans de Waard, Augur, Crawl Unit (Joe Colley), Maeror Tri, etc. but found it most difficult to locate anything about you anywhere except an unlabelled, yet artfully packaged, cassette (and at the time I had already retired my old Panasonic!). Can you give me a fast rewind on how you got involved in this seminal sound-art trading community? How has it been impacted by the advent of CD and DVD-R’s? Should we now allow this practice to RIP?

Best of 2017 list for posterity:

BIZARRE UPROAR - Sikioasento 2LP (Filth & Violence)
DEATH WORSHIP - Extermination Mass 12" (Nuclear War Now)
THE NAUSEA - Requiem Aeternam CS (Absurd Exposition)
NEANDERTHAL - A History of Violence 12" (Deep Six)
NYOGTHAEBLISZ - Apex Satanist LP (Iron Bonehead)
RIDE FOR REVENGE - Thy Horrendous Yearning LP (Hells Headbangers)
SHIFT - Abandon LP (Unrest)
COSEY FANNI TUTTI - Time To Tell LP Reissue (Conspiracy International)
WEREGOAT - Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication LP (Iron Bonehead)
ZOS KIA / COIL - Transparent 2LP Reissue (Cold Spring)

http:///project/10--lussuria/ SERIE DI COLORI SENZA EMOZIONI 'All compositions were created with excerpts of the recordings listed below used as source material. Manipulated to varying degrees to what is presented here. Headphones are strongly recommended.' I - LOVE WILL SURVIVE DEATH ∘ Ende - Gift ∘ Franco Piana - Door to Silence ∘ Runes Order - The Hopeless Days ∘ Progetto Morte - New Day II - SENSELESS WITHOUT SIGHT ∘ Crawl Unit - Proprietary Acoustics ∘ Omei - A Single Sickened Cell ∘ Prurient - The History of AIDS ∘ Vetrophonia - Simultannost III - SERIE DI COLORI SENZA EMOZIONI ∘ Aenima - Revolutions ∘ Beherit - Electric Doom Synthesis ∘ Carlo Maria Cordio - Absurd ∘ Sutcliffe Jugend - When Pornography is No Longer Enough IV - TESORO AUTUNNO ∘ Alberich - Turned Back ∘ Birds of Tin - Votive ∘ Sanctum - Lupus in Fabula ∘ Skin Crime - Eyestrain V - DEATH WILL SURVIVE LOVE ∘ Coil - The Angelic Conversation ∘ Dead Can Dance - Within the Realm of A Dying Sun ∘ Maeror Tri - Myein ∘ Mlehst - La Main Bandee & Tied Up To A Man