Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Bley-Peacock Synthesiser Show

Revenge (1971) ...

Doing the right thing at the right time, but 20 years too early ... Composer and singer Annette Peacock singing through ring modulators and other electronics, with Paul Bley...  Recently reissued on Ironic Records, retitled I Belong To A World That's Destroying Itself ...

A Loss of Conciousness ... singing through synths, Mike Garson on piano ...



Mr Joy ...


Recorded live by Annette Peacock and Paul Bley on the 6 April 1969, 2 June 1969 and 3 November 1969 at the Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center
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Gary Peacock - Bass [Electric]
Barry Altschul - Drums

 
destination-out.com ... 



Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Basil Kirchin

Abstractions of the Industrial North (1966) ...

British jazz musician Basil Kirchin's library album for De Wolfe, later released through Trunk records ...

Heart of the North ... 



The Lonely Ones ...  (originally from The Wild One)

  • Bass – Peter McGurk
  • Drums – Chris Karan
  • Flute – Duncan Lamont
  • Flute, Saxophone, Whistle [Penny] – Peter Hughes
  • Guitar – Cedric West
  • Piano, Organ – Harry Stoneham
  • Saxophone, Flute – Tubby Hayes
  • Trumpet – Kenny Wheeler
  • Vibraphone, Saxophone [Alto] – Alan Branscombe
 
Prelude and dawn - The Experiencer ... 

The complete album “Abstractions Of The Industrial North” is on this recording, and we have added a selection of recordings from other rare Kirchin, Jack Nathan and John Coleman productions, including The Wild One, Don't Lose Your Cool, Town Beat and finally “Mind On The Run”. These are all ten inch De Wolfe releases, are exceptionally rare and includes some incredible session musicians, including Jimmy Page and Big Jim Sullivan.
As library music goes, Abstractions is unlike any other recording. It's possibly the most beautiful but worst library music ever made, in the way that it doesn't adhere to or follow any normal library music genre. It is wonderfully sad unforgettable music, with the signature Kirchin hypnotic grooves stirring it all up every now and again... trunkrecords.com ...

Viva Tamla Motown ...  (originally from The Wild One)

Pageing Sullivan ...(another from The Wild One with jimmy Page on guitar)



beardedmagazine.com memoir of Basil Kirchin ... 
 

Gas

Nah und Fern (2008) ...

This was a reissue of 4 albums from the 1990s by Wolgang Voigt, under the name Gas ...ambient meets 4-beat Techno, often in the same track.  A trance in the Black Forest ...

Untitled 2 ... 






Monday, 18 August 2014

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Bill Bruford

Feels Good To Me (1977) ...

Bill Bruford's first solo album, with Annette Peacock, Alan Holdsworth, Dave Stewart and Kenny Wheeler ...

Adios a la Pasada ... 



Feels Good To Me & Back To The Beginning (The Old Grey Whistle Test) 

Bruford’s first release, Feels Good to Me (EG, 1977, reissued Winterfold, 2005) came as a shock, even to those who’d been following the drummer’s career closely. Bruford’s core group featured Stewart, along already-becoming-iconic guitarist Allan Holdsworth and bassist Jeff Berlin, another too-often overlooked player. It was a muscular band, as capable of navigating Bruford’s mind-bending rhythmic twists and turns as they were a surprisingly sophisticated harmonic conception that came from the collaborative writing efforts of Bruford and Stewart. Bruford’s debut also featured the sultry-voiced Annette Peacock, mixed so far up front that, despite her relatively brief appearance, her contribution became an inescapable fundamental of the release... jazz-rock.com ...

allaboutjazz.com... 



Seems Like a Lifetime Ago (Kenny Wheeler & Annette Peacock) ... 

 

Mogwai

My Father, My King (2001) ...

Post-rock band Mogwai, released this single sided 12" vinyl 'single' in 2001... Produced by Steve Albini, and based on Jewish tunes from Avinu Malkeinu ('Our Father, Our King'), taught to the band by Arthur Baker...

My Father, My King ... 





Some versions of the EP on CD include 2 live tracks, recorded at Rothesay Pavillion, Bute ...

New Paths to Helicon, part 1 ... (a John Peel festive fifty favourite from 1997) ... 



Saturday, 16 August 2014

Gryphon

Gryphon (1973) ...

Gryphon were formed as an all acoustic group playing medieval rustic folk tunes... They gradually acquired players of 'standard' rock group instruments and played more of a 'rock' format, but with medieval instruments included ...Their first album was mainly acoustic ...


Kemp's Gig
Sir Gavin Grimbold
Touch And Go
Three Jolly Butchers
Pastime With Good Company
The Unquiet Grave
Estampie
Crossing The Stiles
The Astrologer
Tea Wrecks
Juniper Suite
The Devil And The Farmer's Wife


Multi-instrumentalist Richard Harvey and his fellow Royal College of Music graduate Brian Gulland, a woodwind player, began the group as an all-acoustic ensemble that mixed traditional English folk music with medieval and Renaissance influences. Shortly after this, the duo was joined by guitarist Graeme Taylor and drummer/percussionist Dave Oberlé. After their self-titled debut, they expanded their sound to include electric guitars and keyboards as well as wind instruments, such as bassoons and krumhorns, not previously used in rock music. Gryphon's music often sounded as much like rural English folk or renaissance chansons as it did rock, at least on their early recordings... discogs.com