Friday, September 26, 2008

As Values Crumble...

Costes - Katai Udon (Hard Noodle)

(1994, Beast 666 Rekords BST 023 C-60, out of print.)

For my 2.12 Yen, the best Costes by far. No explication is adequate, or necessary...

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Side A (29:10)

01 Sir Meat
02 Japan Heil!!!
03 I Love
04 Japan Hard, Help Beast 666
05 My Name Is Bank
06 Please Have Some Sweets
07 Japan Movie
08 Hard Noodle
09 Look at Costes Pants Near

Side B (17:19)

10 Round-Trip Fuck
11 Hiroshima, It Was a Hot Day
12 I'm Sick
13 Bad Son
14 Costes Sad
15 Harakari Noodle
16 It's Over

Composed and performed by Costes.


(108 MB, ripped @ 320 from the original cassette.)



Despite victory,



Anonymous said...


This is the first Costes I've heard that I've really enjoyed. I guess I've always been a fan of the concept of him more than his music, but this is astounding. If you know of any other albums by him like this or by similar artists please let me know and/or post them!!!

ommyth said...

Thanks, anon. I'm happy you enjoyed the album...

bruitiste said...

Another Costes release I really enjoy (though it's drastically different from this one, so I don't know if it'd be any help to anon) is Bible and Machine Gun.
Generally, I find his video releases more entertaining anyway... Les petits oiseaux chient is quite the fascinating voyage into his world.

Anonymous said...

This is a must hear. Does the album appear anywhere else on the internet where I can grab it?

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