RELEASES.

CD-R RELEASES:

Geologists and Professional Tourists

1. Alexei Borisov & Anton NikkilÄ: Cobol (NikkilÄ)
2. Technical Acoustics Lab: Fine Tuning (Bryzgalov - Borisov)
3. Alexei Borisov & Anton NikkilÄ & Sergei Letov: Oil On Plate (live) (NikkilÄ)
4. Benzo: U kostra (Norvila)
5. Alexei Borisov & Anton NikkilÄ: Blank (live) (NikkilÄ - Borisov)
6. Idioritmik: Soviet Freedom (Lebedev)
7. Alexei Borisov & Anton NikkilÄ & Kalev Tiits: Get to the Machine (Taxi Mix) (NikkilÄ)
8. martiensgohome: track 6 (from "helsinki 1.0") (martiensgohome)
9. Alexei Borisov & Anton NikkilÄ: I Was Born In the 60's (live) (NikkilÄ)
10. Technical Acoustics Lab: Moscow 80 (Bryzgalov)
11. Alexei Borisov & Anton NikkilÄ: Radiotekhnika solovya (NikkilÄ - Borisov)

All tracks recorded in 1999-2000

Review:"Cold wind from the north. Run by Anton NikkilÄ and Alexei Borisov, N&B Research Digest is a CD-R label from Finland dedicated to preserving sonic experiments from the Industrial tundra.
'Geologists and Professional Tourists' (NBRD-01 CD-R) is a collection of experimental electronica from Helsinki, Moscow and Brussels, and features the 'transcendental Gabber' of the compilers,
Suprematist aural geometry from Benzo and Idioritmik, and Robert Ryman gestures from Martiensgohome." (Peter Shapiro, The Wire 204, February 2001)

Pilottilasit - Samples from Helsinki Underground 1981-1987

1. Swissair: Baggage Claim (Soivio - Taanila)
2. MusiikkivyÃry: 9-Volt (Taanila)
3. Anton NikkilÄ: Avokelanauha 1 (NikkilÄ)
4. Mika Taanila & H.S. Tuominen: Five easy pieces for do-a-loop (Taanila - Tuominen)
5. Mietoherne: Kitarakotelo (Koskinen - NikkilÄ)
6. Swissair: 5.25 (HÄrkÃnen - Koskinen - NikkilÄ - Taanila)
7. Mietoherne: II (Koskinen - NikkilÄ)
8. Ferricjohnsson featuring Mika Taanila: Lonely Beat (Koskinen)
9. H.S. Tuominen: 16œ (Tuominen)
10. Ferricjohnsson: Punainen koodi (Koskinen)
11. MusiikkivyÃry: bJekTi (Taanila)
12. Swissair: AlielÄmÄÄ (HÄrkÃnen - Kuussaari - NikkilÄ - Soivio - Taanila)

"9-Volt" from cassette lp "MusiikkivyÃry" (Valtavat IhmesilmÄlasit Records, 1981)
"Five easy pieces for a do-a-loop" released as eponymous cassette (1985)
"II" from cassette compilation "Akkko Peruskallio" (Valtavat Records, 1981)
"Lonely Beat" from split cassette lp (w/Harri Tuominen) "Orient Henna" (1985)
"AlielÄmÄÄ" from cassette lp "SavokasÄlpÄ" (Valtavat IhmesilmÄlasit Records, 1981)

Reviews:"'Pilottilasit - Samples from Helsinki Underground 1981-1987' (NBRD-02 CD-R) is an intermittently stunning document of rusting darkness from the age of cassette culture. The stars of the show
are probably Swissair, who conjure an air of grim, metallic desolation from treble-less guitars, metronomic drum machines and grinding gear sparks. Film maker and member of Swissair Mika Taanila
and HS Tuominen transplant the slack key guitar from Hawaii's tropical paradise to Karelia's high lonesome plain on 'Five Easy Pieces For Do-a-loop', while Taanila and Ferricjohnsson prove that
the gang isn't all austere librarians by submerging the ghost of HipHop under layers of guitar drone." (Peter Shapiro, The Wire 204, February 2001)

"Der Finnische Static Ambiente-Musiker Anton NikkilÄ startet sein eigenes CD-R label namens N&B Research Digest. Er beglØckt uns zunÄchst mit einer Werkschau aus den Katakomben seiner
heimatstadt Helsinki, die Schrecklicheserahnen lÄñt. Jeder dieser Acts, von Swissair uber MusiikkivyÃry bis hin zur Mietoherne mit einem Plattenvertrag und wir hÄtten noch mehr Zeugs, was wir
kaufen und in die Sammlung zwischen Mego und Pan sonic packen mØñten. Mind you, wir reden hier von Mitte der 80er Jahre, da waren knurpselnde Effekt-Tricks und brummende Sounds mit schnittiger
Kurvenlage noch nichts selbstverstaÄndliches. Grandios und erschØtternd, auch ein wenig ruppig." (Till Kniola, Auf Abwegen #30, Winter 2000/2001)

F.R.U.I.T.S.: Studio Recordings Vol.1

1. Raspberry's Puree
2. Lemon Skin
3. Public Papier MachÊ
4. Blue Rice

Composed and played by F.R.U.I.T.S. duo (P. Jagun and A. Borisov)
Recorded and mixed by F.R.U.I.T.S. and Oleg Salkhov (SNC Studio, Moscow) 1992-1993

Reviews:"Das russische Duo F.R.U.I.T.S. nahm diese vier Electro-Jazz-Heuler in den Jahren 92-93 auf, offensichtlich um die statische Belastbarkeit des Proberaumbunkers zu testen. NervtÃtende Anti-Songs
mit derart unmelodiÃsen Parts, dañ selbst Stefan Jaworczyn sein Gebiñ verschluckt, hehe. Arschkrampenrock, chaotischer Jazz-Duelle, amateurhaftes Elektrogeknatter - fØr jeden ist etwas dabei.
Erschreckend offenherzig." (Till Kniola, Auf Abwegen #30, Winter 2000/2001)

"Arkhivnaya zapis vypushchena na CD-R-leible, kotoryi osnoval v Helsinki Anton NikkilÄ, kollega odnogo iz Fruktov, Alexeya Borisova (sm. yego spetsialnyi material dlya etogo nomera). Duet Alexeya s Pavlom Jagunom slozhilsya primerno v 1991-m godu i po tem vremenam predstavlyal soboi bolshe avangard, chem klubnuyu elektronnuyu muzyku. Eto teper oni narezayut tekhno i elektro (kak bylo, naprimer, na prezentatsii nashego zhurnala), a v nachale 90-h oni sozdavali i izdavali chisteishiy shum. Podobnyi tandem mozhno bylo predskazat, uchityvaya to, chto Borisov uzhe imel opyt pionera rossiiskogo indastriala, a Pavel nabil ruku na sochinenii tekstov pop-artistam (urovnya Pugachyovoi) i prodyusirovanii takogo kollektiva, kak Moralnyi kodeks. Professionalnaya rabota v oblasti pop-muzyki provociruyet na eksperimenty. I eti eksperimenty v sluchaye s F.R.U.I.T.S. okazalis bolee chem radikalny. Chetyre treka prodolzhitelnostyu ot 14 do 20 minut yavlyayutsya nastoyashchimi noiz-syuitami. Sochinyaya ikh, avtory vovse ne namerevalis shokirovat slushatelei, kak eto chasto byvalo v sluchaye so mnogimi shumovikami. Skoree tvorchestvo rannego F.R.U.I.T.S.- eto popytka po-akademicheski osmyslit prirodu elektronnogo zvuka, kotoryi v predstavlennyh trekakh dueta mnozhitsya na beskonechnoye chislo sostavlyayushchikh. Eti zvuki poyavlyayutsya iz
niotkuda, nepredskazuyemo vidoizmenyayutsya i izchezayut takzhe spontanno v nikuda. P.S. Kompoziciya 'Raspberry's Puree' mozhet byt izvestna nekotorym starym video- i melomanam po zvukovoi dorozhke mikrofilma 'F.R.U.I.T.S. Language', snyatogo Romanom Anikoushinym." (Sergei Kosheverov, DownTown #2, 2000)

Maxim Khorkov's review at music.ru, 11.7.2000

All records are available by mail order from Touch and RWCDistribution, and from specialist record shops such as Digelius Music in Helsinki (Laivurinrinne 2) and Bimbo Tower in Paris (5, Passage
St.Antoine)