Saturday, August 25, 2007

Let's Hari-Karaoke!

Sort of a Holy Grail of WTF records. The A Capella Cantata by Nondor Nevai bills itself as a piece for voice, reverb pedal, and magnetic tape. put it in other words, this is a piece for microphone, karaoke machine and hilarious drug buddy. Listening to Nondor Nevai is as bit like being at some sort of wacked-out disco club where records by Stryper and Saturday Night Live are played back to back; and some madman (armed with a cheap echo pedal) has taken over the dj booth and continually rambles non-stop over every song. Saying the most inane...yet brilliantly stupid things from off the top of his head. Whether it be going through a play-by-play of a random sexual encounter, reading the thanks list from a hip hop album, or spouting off some lesbian poetry, the results never fail to make me laugh and at the same time, make my jaw hit the floor in the fact that someone actually released this as a real Cd!

Needless to say, if you are a fan of all things stupid/amazing/psychotic/wtf?...then you know what to do.

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Mario Bogarín said...


Your blog it's simply wonderful, humongous and made me happy for a long time ago, but, please, can you repost the "Atom kids" tribute to Osamu Tezuka album? Thank you!

Keep the good work and visit me at:

jAy @ jApAn said...

the ATOM KIDS repost is on the way!

d said...

JAY, youve done it again, this album fucking rocks

Bruno said...

Nondor's a bloody genius... and he's still at it! He's got a comp tape out on Nihilist, a couple digital releases on, an upcoming Undrskor CD on Savage Land, and his "Wooden Machine Music" LP is finally coming out (early next year I think) on Weasel Walter's uGEXPLODE label. All outstanding.
Anyhow, thanks -- great post.

jAy @ jApAn said...

Bruno, not to mention the fact that he also auditioned for The Great Kat !!!!!!!!!!! (true story)

Bruno said...

Now that's priceless. I have one Nondor "rarity" I should try to rip and share sometime (if I had the means) : the Diabolical Interventions 7", the last release on the Flemish Masters label. It's nowhere near as good as this though.

Anonymous said...


shadow said...

Nevai is finally having his moment, one that's long overdue. He's also on one of the new To Live and Shave in LA albums. I agree with one of the previous posters - the "Diabolical" single isn't very good, but freaks should be allowed to fail.

Bruno said...

True - Nondor is doing some vocals on "The Cortege" by TLASILA, coming out around March 2008 on Blossoming Noise.
I got the Undrskor record on Savage Land from him and it's killer.
Wooden Machine Music may now be preordered from Weasel Walter (it's coming out on the 15th.)
About time!

Anonymous said...

I'm relieved to hear the truth, thanks, brethren.
BTW excuses are lame BUT the guy who mastered the "Diabolical.." 7" RUINED it; it was heavy before, he made it sound like squeaking baloons...NEVER cut corners on mastering!

milton. said...

Nondor Nevai rules. saw TLASILA 2 and it blew my mind.

Anonymous said...

Guess what, people:
I found another 60 copies of "THE A CAPELLA CANTATA" cd in my barn in death valley. These are the last remaining copies of the original (and only) pressing of 500 copies of this album.
Contact me at
to buy one. They're 20$ each.
Jay, I appreciate this post and hope it stays up here forever
considering this recent discovery
could you remove all but the first 3 or 4 tracks from this post please?