This is a rare and forgotten and probably unknown to many fans of Napalm Death split release. A flexi 7" released back in 1990. The whole thing has to to do with the "The Catalogue" a zine that came out in early 90's (in UK?): This flexi was given for free with the September issue of 1990, i don't know how many copies were made, probably a few houndreds and there was a very limited number of hard vinyl copies.I don't know anything about the zine, i asked the zine maniac Slobby but he knows nothing too (shame on you Slobby!), so if you know anything, please drop a line, thaks :)
So, only a few lines here: This split consists of three tracks, Napalm Death contribute one track coming out of their short straight death metal era, "Malicious intent" comes from Harmony corruption lp (Earache,1990, actually Earache is the label that stands behind this flexi but it doesn't appear in Earache's official release catalog). "Malicious intent" appears also in "Grindcrusher" compilation. John Zorn contributes two tracks, "Osaka bondage" and "Shangkuan ling-feng", both tracks are experimental with a strange and aggressive touch, i dont' know where are taken from but sound interesting enought for a crustie's taste. I m totally ignorant about John Zorn and his avante-gard/noise/electronic/experimental whatever music universe, check Wikipedia for a detailed biography / discography, just to notice here Mick Harris from ND and Zorn worked together in Painkiller in 1991, Painkiller was a free jazz/grindcore trio act, Zorn and Hariss put out three albums with Bill Laswell on bass. For more John Zorn check this blog...
Thats the whole shit about this oddity, if you know anything about "The Catalogue" zine just make a comment :)
01:John Zorn - Osaka bondage
02:Napalm Death - Malicious intent
03:John Zorn - Shangkuan ling-feng