M.B.* ‎– Menses

Mectpyo Sounds ‎– Yra / Scent, Come Organisation ‎– WDC 881023
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition


A Yra 24:34
B Scent 19:45


This LP was selfreleased by M.B. in an Edition of 300 Copies, of which around 50 copies were distributed in the UK by Come Organisation with the Catalog Number 'WDC 881023' stickered to them and the original M.B. insert glued on the back sleeve.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none M.B.* Menses(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Not On Label (Maurizio Bianchi Self-released) none Italy 1982 Sell This Version
LH16/SE M.B.* Menses(LP, RE + CDr, Album + Ltd, Num) menstrualrecordings LH16/SE Italy 2010 Sell This Version
LH16 M. B.* Menses(LP, Ltd, Num, Pic, RE) menstrualrecordings LH16 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
WDC883023 Leibstandarte SS MB Menses(Cass, Album) Come Organisation WDC883023 UK 1982 Sell This Version
LH16/TP M.B.* Menses(LP, RE, TP + CDr, Album + Ltd, Num) menstrualrecordings LH16/TP Italy 2010 Sell This Version



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April 12, 2008
A very dark MB release, even for him. It's less like his "ambient" style recordings, not covered in a haze of echo. This comes closer to his "power electronics" work, similar to Aktivitat or Industrial Murder. I didn't care for this at all on first listening. It has grown on me, though it is far from his strongest recording.

There seems to be no information I can find on the vinyl reissues of this and MB's other LPs. Despite dropping out from making music/sound/noise around 1984, MB supposedly authorized (or did it himself) the repressing of his self-released LPs: Menses, Neuro Habitat, Regel, Das Testament, Carcinosi, Endometrio, and Armaghedon. I consulted with someone who ran an MB fan site (long since closed down), who said that the serial numbers on the pressings match, so they appear to be legitimate. These pressings date from 1987 or 1988, and are in editions of 150 each, making them actually less common than the original pressings which were generally 300 each. I bought my copies from Wayside Music (except for Endometrio/Carcinosi, which I already owned), which told basically the same story. Some of the original pressings had hand-applied cutouts, or were numbered, or had color covers. My repressed copy of Menses came in a plain white sleeve; the original had perhaps a hand stamped title on it?