Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Lost Jockey

The Lost Jockey (1983) ...

Minimalist works by the Lost Jockey Music Collective, a group of British composers in the early 1980s including Andrew Poppy and Orlando Gough ... A self released cassette.

Buzz Buzz Went The Honeybee part 1 (Orlando Gough) ...


Beauty Bizniz (Shaun Tozer) ... 





Blind Alley (Simon Limbrick) ... 

Lean To (David Owen) ... 






Monday, 1 September 2014

Mark Shreeve

Assassin (1983) ...

British electronica from Mark Shreeve ... The title track is a cover of a John Carpenter soundtrack, which sets the tone for the whole set ...

Assassin ...




Instruments: Roland Juno 60 Polyphonic Synthesiser
Yamaha cs30 Monophonic Synthesiser
Sequential Circuits pro-one Synthesiser
Roland tr. 808 Rhythm Composer

This album was recorded on 8 track equipment using the fallowing ancillary devices:
CE Costum Reverb
CE Costum Tape Synchornisation Unit
"Worz" Costom racks (thanks to Doug)
Korg s.e. 500 stage echo
Flanger and Phaser  (from sleeve notes)



Tyrant ...

John Carpenter original ...
which Carpenter says is based on the riff from this...


Sticken-In

Chinese (1985) ...

German post-punk with a strong Can & Public Image influence ... also traces of Pop Group, Gang of Four, Red Krayola ...  This record would not be out of place on the Rough Trade label of the early 1980s ...

Olle Bellolle ... 


 Chinese Moon ...



Machine Tools ...


  • Bass, Synthesizer [DX z], Humming [Hum.], Guitar [Git.], Percussion [Perc.], Choir [Chor] – Thomas Gawlas
  • Composed By, Written-By, Producer [Produced By] – Terry Rudat
  • Drum, Organ [Org.], Percussion [Perc.], Choir [Chor] – Bidi Satz
  • Guitar [Git.], Tape [Tapes], Choir [Chor], Percussion [Perc.], Technician [Cuts By] – Gerald Fischer
  • Guitar Synthesizer, Guitar [Git.], Synthesizer [DX 7], Choir – Michael Kohl*
  • Mixed By [Mix By], Remix [Remix By] – Sticken In
  • Mixed By, Remix – Manni Radke*
  • Recorded By – Manni Radke*, Peter Straub
  • Voice, Percussion [Perc.], Synthesizer [DX7], Tape [Tapes], Guitar [Git.], Organ, Choir [Chor] – Terry Rudat
Recorded at P.A.S. Studio Mönchsondheim 



Sunweed Factor & And I Dont Know ... 



! ...Busch... 



A Note From ... 




Sunday, 31 August 2014

Harry Revel

Music Out Of The Moon (1947) ... 

Musical direction by Les Baxter who formed an unusual group around cello, french horn, theremin and 12 voice choir ... Theremin played by Dr Samuel Hoffman, who played on Hitchcock's Spellbound soundtrack ... Original released as 3x 78rpm disc album, considered the best selling theremin record of all time ...

Lunar Rhapsody ...


Celestial Nocturne ...
"Harry Revel created the basic "idea" and themes while Leslie Baxter, conductor and arranger, has given them appropriately unique tone color, using mass harmonies of human voices as well as unusual instrumental effects with woodwinds, strings and bass; some without rhythm, others with a dominant, demanding beat [...] The artist who plays the Theremin is Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman, whose brilliant technique was heard in "Spellbound", "Lost weekend", "Spiral staircase" and "The Red House"... (from liner notes)


Moon Moods ('Les Paul-ish' guitar) ...

Les Baxter's instrumentation on "Music Out of the Moon" was unusual and experimental. The Theremin, wordless voices and a piano are prominent in a relatively small group of varying instrumentation including violins, harp, organ, woodwinds, and percussion. At times, a mild swing/jazz aura dominates, and at other times, the mood is rapturous. The overall result is a listening experience that lives up to the title, albeit in a quaint and somewhat dated manner. The amazing cover, featuring a scantily clad young woman seemingly emerging from a moon-like surface, was revolutionary in its time... ele-mental.org ...


Neil Armstrong took a cassette of this album on his trip to the Moon in 1969 ...

Mist o' the Moon ...



Saturday, 30 August 2014

Friday, 29 August 2014

Pantheon

Orion (1972) ...

Panthéon were a symphonic Dutch prog group and this was their only album ...very suggestive of Van der Graaf without vocals, but with organs, wordless choruses and woodwind ...Not guitar driven, but very nice sax and flutey bits ...

Orion ...


Apocalyps ...
  • Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Albert Veldkamp
  • Design – Jan H. van Ude
  • Drums, Percussion – Rob Verhoeven
  • Engineer – Albert Kos
  • Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals – Hans Boer
  • Organ, Spinet, Celesta, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer [Arp] – Ruud Wouterson
  • Producer – Tony Vos
  • Written-By – R. Wouterson* 
  • Recorded at the Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, 1972.

Pantheon are an instrumental progressive rock group with focus on flute, sax and organ and a dazzling, jazzy style rhythm section. Short tracks like "Daybreak" and "Anais" sound like outtakes from a Focus session with beautiful melodies carried by flute. Where Pantheon really shine are on long songs like "Apocalyps" (10:53), a jaw dropping composition. Carried by at least two melodies you will be whistling for days, the track goes through multiple movements with sax and organ leading the charge. The complex bass and drum work is startling as well the addition of electric guitar, flute and wordless voice adds to the many ideas on display. It is exactly this sense of melody that is missing in most of today's music (underground or commercial). Afterwards, the whimsical short "The Madman" introduces the 19 minute title track. Everything that makes Orion special is highlighted here. The complex instrumental arrangements, the strong comprehension of melody, the variation in instrumentation (organ, piano, synthesizer, sax, flute, choral vocals, acoustic and electric guitar) and different styles (jazz, baroque, rock). It's a whirlwind journey and worth every listening second. A still unknown classic and now everyone has a chance to be a part of it.
(Tom Hayes, Gnosis, 2001)


Gnosis ... 

boyzmakenoyze.blogspot.co.uk ... 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Didier Bocquet

Sequences (1980) ...

Didier Bocquet's third album...Very fine French space electronica influenced by Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk (on their less rhythmic side) and definitely hints of Jean-Michel Jarre in some places ... On the Pulse label (Pulse 004) ...

Sequences ... 



Sequence start ...





Garden of Shadows ...