Impulse was an A5 mag produced by Mark of Konstruktivists, Binary, Codex Empire, and others I probably never heard of. Each issue came with a compilation cassette of (what I'm pretty sure was) all new material by many of your weirdy faves, which is why it's here. I missed the first issue, in case anyone was wondering, but here's the second with forty minutes of very listenable stuff.
You should have heard of Nagamatzu, I would think, so I doubt they require introduction, although for what it's worth this is one of my favourite tracks by them. Antonym have already turned up on this blog. Nova State Conspiracy were something to do with Alex Novak of Venus Fly Trap, Attrition, and others. I don't know much about any of the others, and I wish I knew more about Whiteslug as their track is fucking great. The collection has a bit of a whiff of combat boots about it, but mostly it's done well, and certainly better than a lot of those village hall scout hut versions of Front 242 which were around at the time.
I've scanned the mag, so that's also included in the download as a series of jpegs in a separate folder. Where tapes came with booklets, I usually include them as scans, and this is sort of the same deal, I guess. You can see who features in the mag by looking at the picture above. I haven't had time to re-read the thing so take no responsibility for any claims of simply exploring controversial ideas and imagery made therein, but it is, if nothing else, a labour of love and really well put together.
More of these to come when I get around to it.
1 - Nagamatzu - Firewalker [remix]
2 - IAV - You Make the Groove
3 - Nova State Conspiracy - Definitive Item
4 - Antonym - Prime Mover
5 - Red Sekta - Torture
6 - German Shepherds - I Adore You
7 - Whiteslug - Motherfucker
8 - Trance - By the Pound
9 - Shinkansen - Ishikari
10 - Momento Mori - Excerpt
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