Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Slow Revolt

This Dark Matter (2011) ...

Electronica indie soul ...
 
This Dark Matter ... 



Doldrums ...

"Full of subtle passages, gentle production moments and softly assured vocals, 'This Dark Matter' seems to fuse skeletal songcraft with flakes of electronica and even the odd hint of R&B." ... clashmusic.com ...

noisetrade.com ...Download

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Human League

The Taverner Tape (1979) ...

Demo tape produced by The Human League to generate record company interest ... Lo-fi ... 'Jason Taverner' is a TV presenter in Philip K Dick's Flow My Tears The Policeman Said, which is probably where HL borrowed him from ...



'Hi! I'm Jason Taverner and I've been asked here to introduce the first demon-stration tape by a great group of guys called The Human League. I first met The Human League when they appeared on my network tv show last year. And then, and a couple of times since that that they played a song for us, I was impressed that here was a bunch of boys who were trying to do something new in music when the majority of bands were just interested in shocking people. This attitude is exemplified on their first song - an optimistic modern anthem called Blind Youth....'

1. Jason Taverner Intro 1 (0:07)
2. Blind Youth (0:35)
3. Dominion Jingle (4:16)
4. Interface (4:30)
5. Dominion Jingle (7:37)
6. Again The Eye Again (7:52)
7. Dominion Jingle (11:48)
8. Jason Taverner Intro 2 (12:02)
9. Toyota City (12:23)
10. Dominion Jingle (14:26)
11. The Path Of Least Resistance (14:40)
12. Dominion Jingle (18:09)
13. Zero As A Limit (18:23)
14. Dominion Jingle (23:43)
15. Jason Taverner Intro 3 (23:57)
16. You've Lost That Loving Feeling (24:14)


 yup-yup-mark ...

heaven17.de ... 


The Future

The Golden Hour Of The Future (2002) ...

Pop band Human League began life as The Future... Formed by Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh plus Adi Newton (later Clock DVA), they added a singer Phil Oakey to become The Human League.  All sounds made with Korg 700 and Roland System 100 synths, the earliest cheapest consumer synths available in the UK. (They got a singer because they couldn't afford another synth) ...

4JG (JB Ballard) ... 





Disco Disaster 

The Future - Interface (Year of The Jetpacks)


Matrix coding ...


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Bernard Parmegiani

La Creation du Monde (1982-84) ...

Acousmatic mythological suite of electronic collage ...
"The whole "symphony" stands as a powerful statement about the emotional power of musique concrete, equal if not superior to the means of the symphonic orchestra."... scaruffi.com ...




Lumière Noire 17:36
1 Moins L'infini 5:27
2 Instant 0 4:43
3 Premières Forces - Premières Formes 7:26

Métamorphose Du Vide 23:11
4 Lumière 11:34
5 Jeux De Configurations 5:54
6 Échos / Mélopées 5:37

Signes De Vie 32:00
7 Cellules 6:25
8 Aquatisme 7:53
9 Polyphonie 6:15
10 Expression 1 3:17
11 Expression 2 7:15
12 Réalité 0:55

Read an interview with the late composer Bernard Parmegiani, by Rahma Khazam. First published in The Wire 176, October 1998.


Galaxie 500

On Fire (1989) ...

Boston indie band , described as 'dream pop' for their slow lazy delivery, their second and best album... The expanded version includes songs by Red Krayola and New Order ...

Victory Garden (cover of Red Krayola song) ... 




bandcamp.com/album/on-fire 




Mayo Thompson

Corky's Debt To His Father (1970) ...

Mayo Thompson took a break from Red Krayola to record this, his only solo album ... 'Gauche', musically naive and falling over its bootstraps in wonderful ways ... Avant-folk...

Horses ...




 Around The Home ... 

Glass re-issue
Mayo Thompson - Cork's Debt to His Father
Released by Texas Revolution (CFS-2270) in 1970


01 - The Lesson
02 - Oyster Thins
03 - Horses
04 - Dear Betty Baby
05 - Venus In The Morning
06 - To You
07 - Fortune
08 - Black Legs
09 - Good Brisk Blues
10 - Around The Home
11 - Worried Worried





Venus In The Morning ... 

Good Brisk Blues ...

Horses (Pere Ubu with Mayo Thompson) ... 



texaspsychedelicrock.com review ...

Monday, 7 July 2014

Fennesz

Venice (2004) ...

Instrumental guitar album ...though the guitar never quite sounds like a guitar, all sounds were created by guitar ...

The Point of It All ...

"The dark blue hues of the album's sleeve art are reflected in opener “Rivers of Sand,” whose dawning grandeur reminds more of Vaughn Williams than any of Fennesz's electronica peers. Twisted and burgeoning, ebbing and flowing between Gothic gloom and Heavenly surges of adrenalin, this is sheer emotion rendered in electricity. “City of Light” lurches and lists like a long-abandoned galleon rediscovered in the 21st century, while “Circassian,” on which Fennesz enlists the assistance of guitarist Burkhard Stangl, highlights the link with MBV in its mesmeric fixation on the grains, textures and phantom micro-details of plectrum-generated noise." ... wonderingsound.com ...
 Rivers of Sand ...
City of Light ... 

 
 
stylusmagazine.com ...