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Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: Sacrilege
Format: CD
Label: Afterburn
Country: Australia
Price: $16.00
"Sacrilege is a collection of 2007 vinyl releases from bleak noise combo BILLY BAO. Includes the tracks from the Accumulation 7-inch, the Fuck Separation 10-inch and the Dialectics of Shit LP. Packaged in sandpaper and duct tape, just cuz. Imported from Australia." -Afterburn.
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Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: Lagos Sessions
Format: Double LP
Label: Munster
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“Munster Records, Billy Bao, and Night School Records present Lagos Sessions, featuring Billy Bao,Ambido, Diana Bada, Duro Ikujenyo, Mark Ido,Oduyomi Isaiah Oluseye, Joel Isioma Okoh,Orlando Julius, Mendo, and Emeka Ogboh. Presented in gatefold sleeve with liner notes by Kunle Tejuoso and Ed Emeka Keazor. "Experimental; Conceptual? Thats what these sort of things are usually called, when references are anything but immediate: in the feeling, hearing, and seeing, especially by many. Even more troubling, when the accustomed in us gets ajar... We lack articulation of the seemingly unfamiliar! Even at that, I think the most charitable review of this live electronic exploration will suggest the four sections bordering on insanity. How else? Even when not a few self-styled patriots were booking their flights out of the country, with an election looming to signal the end of a nation, and a band of modern day faith-heads detonating grenades in every other street corner, two dreamers swim against the currents and sneak through the lagoon into the country collecting inputs of derelict art; of garbage can noise; of hooting; honking horns on screeching brakes squelching tar; rackety generator booms? For an imagined program! Whats that? Who, what do these doods think theyre doing with Lagos?! Ill call it rebirth. That simple. How to find a centre here? The output? The hum-drum of the streets daily accent compels the sense of the immediate, the terrestrial; and then those primitive, primeval-seeming echoes of the earliest beginnings of the big bang and its wavesound simultaneously releasing Sun Ras reverb sensation of end time! This should not be danceable but these guys are suggesting the possibility of rhythm in the inchoate. Believe me, you cant miss the Lagos Faaji, Sakara flow, Awurebe, Afrobeat slices; its jazz, highlife/Euro-Afro funk/rock/rap and seedy night echoes too. But in their otherworldly dimension. No matter the accolades, I will encourage a therapy of some sorts to the creators of this production." --Sola Olorunyomi(poet, bassist, co-editor of Glendora Review) & Kunle Tejuoso, Jazzhole, Lagos.

Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: Urban Disease
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
2010 release. "Urban Disease is the new radical work by Billy Bao, Mattin, Taku Unami, Tim Barnes, Barry Weisblat and Margarida Garcia. Its important to remember that before Mattin and anarchism ruined his life, Billy Bao was a bit of a troubadour who accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and warbled wild songs of protest in his native Nigerian patois. This new album, his third on vinyl, finds Billy in a transitional phase toward the end of 2006, before the gaztetxes of Bilbao burrowed into his marrow, before Mattin became the Merle to his G.G., before Billy turned into herpes sore in the mouth of global capitalism. "Billy doesnt believe in hypnagogia," were told, "because he always sleeps with one eye open, and when he dreams, all he sees is AIDS denialists, German shepherds, and soldiers disguised as UN peacekeepers." Before Taku Unami fucked it up, this session found Bao relaxed and in high spirits as he conducted a pickup band of itinerant improvisers through a song-by-song cover of Amon Düüls Psychedelic Underground. Margarida Garcia lent her astounding skill and highly personal idiom on the electric double-bass, in her hands an instrument with the tension of string on wood and the disruptive potential of a crackle box. Barry Weisblat, meanwhile, teased out a century of drone from a Cornell lunchbox of filament and circuitry. Who better to play drums and percussion than the sainted Tim Barnes? Mattin, thumb and forefinger compulsively pinching or stroking his Hitler mustache after every take, funneled Billys malaise through laptop, percussion, and folk instrumentation. There was even, astonishingly, a womens choir on hand, eerily filling out the atmosphere with wordless vocals and incantations. But this is after, and the result is a fragmentary, extremely loud hippie jam session punctuated by stretches of uneasy silence and scrape. The Lp is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened pvc sleeve with original artwork by New York artist HENRY FLYNT." - Pan.
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Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: Dialectics Of Shit
Format: LP
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The first full-length offering from BILLY BAO. Born and raised on the unstable streets of Lagos, Nigeria before relocating to the alleyways of a then-recently freed Bilboa, Spain, Billy Bao is a rough, dangerous, borderline example of societys woes turned against itself, of cultural repression made flesh, as it foments into a madness both gleeful and destructive. Befriended by world-renowned noise guitarist MATTIN, the two men formed a personal alliance through the community of punk rock and the blunt-force politics therein. Every musical action Bao makes is a statement of political and personal intent, of the persecution that boils within him, and yet, across his previous releases any notions of political punk rock of the tired, insipid Anglicized version are brutally choked out. Mattins musical backdrops swing with the force of Baos vocal delivery to rattling, devastating effect." - Parts Unknown.
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Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: May08
Format: LP
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The Nigerian monstrosity that is Billy Bao returns in agony. Bleeding. Pointing a colossal black finger at global capitalism, regular music, non-music and anti-music, at the food crisis of 2008, the moribund spirit of 1968, and especially at you, the record buyer, who maybe "really dug" his first LP, Dialectics of Shit, and will come back for more, or perhaps "heard a lot about him" and his bandmate Mattin in the "blogosphere" or even in print media (ooh!) (whatever that is), and are "curious to finally hear his music" because you find the stories "interesting" and this is even heavier and more fucked up than The Brainbombs at their heaviest and most fuckeduppednest, and you "get it," right? Yeah! Or wait, let me guess, you got the record for free along with this press release because youre an influential but too-modest-to-admit-it journalist or music critic or program director and so far youve had something to say about Billy, or not, and this is a wonderful opportunity for you to comment upon the work of someone whose primary subject is his own work, so that you can enter into a "dialogue" with "him," or maybe "introduce new audiences" -- maybe even some "kids"! Hooray for the kids! -- to some "awesome" new sounds that "engage the listener in a perceptual tug of war, a struggle to make sense of the unnatural experience of playing audience member to someone elses performer" -- or even better, outsmart Billy, outsmart this record, and call it out as bullshit or play along and pretend that youre in on some "joke" that, lets be honest, you sometimes suspect you dont really get yourself. It dont matter! Were all human beings here, except for those of us who arent, and none of us is more human than Billy. What matters is the way Alberto Lopez pounds the drums, the way Xabier Erkizia rips up the guitar, Mattin and Xabis computer dicking, and Billy right in the middle of it, channeling a desperation so total its embarrassing. This LP is so angry the songs dont even have titles. Some of em are really long, some are really short, but theyre all pretty goddamn infuriating, as they oughta be. The Dialectics of Shit LP and the Accumulation 7" didnt go out of print as quickly as any of us would have hoped, but at least the 10" on SS and the seminal and almost-legendary Bilbos Incinerator EP that started everyone puckering their cornholes are now almost impossible to get. May 08 is actually surprising, which is pretty goddamn surprising, because where do you go after those first four platters, honestly? Well, fuck, you make a record thats somehow noisier than all of those, more tweaked and fucked-with and digitally distorted than anything before it, crammed with grotesque and sublime samples from the noise of yesteryear: Nono, Kuti, Whitehouse, Brainbombs, and Billy, Billy Bao. What? What do you want? Look at the kindsa shit people said about Bilbos Incinerator: "Nigerias answer to Stickmen With Rayguns-era Bobby Soxx -- abhorrent pummeling scuzzrock that is [...]extremely harrowing." -Art for Spastics "He might not wallow in the same cesspool as Bobby Soxx, but Billy Bao has the shine." -Siltblog "Billy Bao is identical to Bobby Soxx of Stickmen With Rayguns in every conceivable way." - Acapulco Dance Party "Punishingly prescient. Vocals sound like the second coming of Kickboy Face, and this as a whole comes off as a terrifyingly real example of what human beings are capable of if pushed far enough. The real world equivalent to the Pissed Jeans 7�?�. An important record." - Dusted Magazine Wow!!! Punishingly prescient!!! Important!!! And whattabout Dialectics of Shit? That one came out on Parts Unkown too! "One heckuva magnificent achievement. " -The Wire "Difficult and entertaining, there is nothing here that would ever be mistaken for easy listening. Punk + experimental + challenging what you think an album should sound like." - Scott Sorianos Webtoons "When Billy Bao isnt making me blow nonexistent fluff off my needle, theyre swamping my stereo with a sickly twenty-generations-removed blues vomit. Its violently dissociative in the most life-affirming way." - Z-Gun It should be pretty goddamn clear to you why you want and need to purchase this record. If you dont care about "enjoying" May 08 the way the artists "intended," go download the music for free and completely miss out on the experience of listening to this record on your turntable in "glorious" analogue sound while fixing your gaze on the epic violence of Billys 12 x 12 cover artwork. Dont play this record if you dont want to." - Parts Unknown.
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Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: Fuck Separation
Format: 10"
Label: S-S
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Dont tell the INS, but Billy Bao is here. These internationalists destroy all boarders with the grinding bludgeon of pummeling sound. Two lonnnnnnggggg songs churn relentless riffs into wretched pounding and go back. Sub-metal, dirt dirge primitivism that attacks the shit nation state. For one from Billy Baos last one check out Bilbos Incinerator Embrace the degeneration of rock & roll! Fans of Brainbombs, Stickmen with Rayguns, Pissed Jeans, Drunk with Guns, etc. take note. White vinyl. Screened sleeves."- S-S
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Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: Accumulation
Format: 7"
Label: Xerox Musik
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"Heaps of noise and feedback, insistent arrhythmic pounding, and desperate hot screams coalesce into a textured, deeply layered wall of sound that is more compelling than any of its more-or-less revolting constituent parts on this new 7-inch by BILLY BAO. The concept behind the record is accumulation, as each track (uniformly 1 minute per track) adds an additional element--noise, voices, instruments. Accumulation is the engine of capitalism, and this record, which transforms accumulation into a sound, shows it to be as unpretty as one might expect. Perhaps the sound is meant to evoke the non-stop, bursting-at-the-seams chaos and disorder of Lagos, the place Billy tells us he began his journey. But of course no one, it is said, begins in Lagos; its a place where people end up. Its a city that accumulates people and detritus, or people as detritus. If Billy managed to escape, it was only physically--because judging by this record, his spirit remains in the clinking, scrounging fetters of the megapolis. Less metallic than the recent 10-inch, though still rather throbbing, this 7-inch is one of those uncommon records that you put on either to start or end a party, depending on what kind of party it is. Obscure referents: Demo-Moe, Z, Church Police, Agonia, SPK, Doden."--Stuart Schrader
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