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HR 120 FRANCE compilation

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HalTapes presents an archival issue
of a 1989 Harsh Reality Music label compilation

1. X-Ray Pop: “Touf Touf” — Tours
2. Aehos: “Rectitude No. 4” — Bordeaux
3. Brume: “Panzerfaust 3” — Villiers-sur-Marne
4. La Sonorite Jaune: “Reha” — Paris
5. Sempiternels: “L’Annunciation (du Vide)” — Mont-Louis
6. Betrayal: “Mauri” — Bouliac
7. Vox Populi!: “Let Us Get Higher” — Paris
8. Hanzel & Gretel: “C’est le Père Sadique” — Nancy
9. Hanzel & Gretel: “Teutir Spregue” — Nancy

1. M. Nomized: “The Girl in the Sweating Room” — Le Mec
2. Das Synthetische Mischgewebe: “Bloody Slime, Significant Symbol for the Force of Tedious Habits” — Bordeaux & Daxl
3. Costes: “Fart In My Face” — Paris
4. Bernard Donzel-Gargand & Philippe Moenne: “Loccoz-Cellules” — Annecy
5. Totentanz: “Future Prospects” — Meyzieu
6. RWA: “Jesus Trash Can” — Cedex
7. Alain Basso: “Poussieres Dans L’extase” — Pringy
8. X Non X: “L’oiseau Malade” — Cedex
9. Nes Yeux Aveugles: “Z.T.T.01” — Charente

Copyright 1989 by Harsh Reality Music, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
HR 120
compilation produced by Chris Phinney
cassette cover typesetting by Carl Howard

Harsh Reality Music’s France compilation is presented here for historical, archival, educational, and non-commercial purposes. This archival issue was created by Hal McGee with the authorization of Harsh Reality label owner and compilation producer Chris Phinney.

The 90-minute compilation was transcribed to digital by Hal McGee on March 1, 2015, using Audacity, from an original cassette copy (on Maxell UR-90 Normal Bias Type I tape) given to McGee by Chris Phinney.
The two audio files are straight transcriptions of the entire sides of the 90-minute cassette. Silences at the beginnings and ends of the sides of tape are included.

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released March 1, 2015




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