Small Cruel Party

Key Ransone


Discography of Small Cruel Party:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Across The Water 2 Audio 1996-00-00 Ant-Zen
2 Ceremonies Of Memory I & II 2 Audio 2002 Fylkingen Records
3 Scalar Redoubt 3 Audio 2000 Generator Sound Art
4 Three Simple Eyes Of The Insect Ancestor 2 Audio 1992 Apraxia
5 Stercoranism 2 Audio 1993 Sounds For Consciousness Rape
6 Resin, Parched, Chthonic 4 Audio 1991 A State Of Flux
7 Before The Dream 2 Audio 1995-02-00 Drone Records
8 Play Stalker 2 Audio 1998 eM 13n
9 Seminal Brainpan 2 Audio 1995 Dom America
10 The Subtle Body 2 Audio 1997 Banned Production
11 In Thicket 2 Audio 1994 Sounds For Consciousness Rape
12 Split 6 Audio 2000 Flenix
13 Islands Of Sleep 3 Audio 1998 G.M.B.H.
14 Unroof The House Of The Fishes 2 Audio 1993-09-05 G.R.O.S.S.
15 Small Cruel Party / Toy Bizarre / Steve Roden 4 Audio 1999-12-00 G.M.B.H.
16 Koilos 3 Audio 2003 Banned Production
17 Do You Believe In A Pencil? 2 Audio 1991 Small Cruel Party
18 Urgent Tube 2 Audio 1991 Small Cruel Party
19 Scratch Of The Mutilated / Sister Brother 2 Audio 1996 MSBR Records
20 To Have Been Seen 3 Audio 1998 Shirocoal Recordings
21 Anodyne Effect Of Habit 4 Audio 1992 Small Cruel Party
22 But Life - A Child Kept Still 2 Audio 1996-04-00 Banned Production
23 Stain On Pure Glass 2 Audio 2002 Harbinger Sound
24 Scmaolpl -C-r-u-e-l- Psahrotpy 2 Audio 1995 RRRecords
25 KDI DCTB 15 / Traverse Above Goulier (I-IV) 7 Audio 1997-10-00 Kaon
26 Before The Dream 2 Audio 1997-05-00 Drone Records
27 Urgent Tube 2 Audio 1991 Small Cruel Party
28 Unroof The House Of The Fishes 2 Audio 1993-09-05 G.R.O.S.S.
29 All Early Parts 19 Audio 2009-08-29 Incubator
30 La La / Ka Jengbarsi Wolinje 13 Audio 2010-06-04 Incubator
31 Urgent Tube 2 Audio 1991 Small Cruel Party
32 In Thicket 2 Audio 1994 Sounds For Consciousness Rape
33 Anodyne Effect Of Habit 4 Audio 1992 Small Cruel Party
34 Anodyne Effect Of Habit 4 Audio 1992 Small Cruel Party
35 An Accident In Substance 28 Audio 2012-08-00 Harbinger Sound
36 Three Simple Eyes Of The Insect Ancestor 2 Audio 2012-08-05 Kaon
37 Unroof The House Of The Fishes 2 Audio 2014 Harbinger Sound
38 Still Twitching 10 Audio 1987 Retching Wretch Records


Small Cruel Party's work is focused on the inherent mysterious and beautiful quality of sound itself, with the emphasis on noninstrumental sound sources, the source itself not being readily apparent. Work generally involves manipulation of physical objects in acoustic space and a great deal of concentrated activity. Even in pieces involving dense sound at high volume the resultant effect is one of intense calm.

More recent work has incorporated various influences related to studies in Buddhism (zen and Tibetan) but without including or perhaps suggesting any obvious references.


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