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Sun Ra ‎- Space Probe - A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow, Vol. 1

Sun Ra ‎- Space Probe - A Tonal View Of ...

An unusual record, mostly recorded in the early ‘60s with Ra, Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, James Jacson, Nimrod Hunt and Thea Barbara that explores stripped back forms and colour combinations - very far from jazz - and includes the extraordinary Conversation Of J.P. for piano and percussion. This and the opening track - probably recorded in 1970 - an 18-minute Moog solo, made just after Ra had newly acquired the instrument and was putting it through its paces, would make this an essential release in the Sun Ra canon – even without the rest of this excellent CD. Nice cover too, as usual....

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Art Bears - The World As It Is Today

Art Bears - The World As It Is Today

Studio Album, released in 1980, reedycja.The third classic Art Bears record, and the most austere. Remastered and repackaged.1. The Song Of Investment Capital Overseas2. Truth3. Freedom4. (armed) Peace5. Civilisation6. Democracy7. The Song Of The Martyrs8. Law9. The Song Of The Monopolists10. The Song Of The Dignity Of Labour Under Capital11. Albion, Awake! Line-up / Musicians- Fred Frith / guitars, violin, keyboards- Chris Cutler / drums, percussion- Dagmar Krause / vocals+ Etienne Conod / engineering, mixing Drago Museveni @ http://surfingtheodyssey.blogspot.com:   Art Bears' third and final album was recorded much like the preceding Winter Songs - Chris Cutler arrived at the studio with the lyrics already written, Frith set them to music more or less on the spot and the album was completed in just a couple of weeks. Where the previous album drew heavily on Cutler's fascination with the Middle Ages, The World... goes back to the Brechtian influences heard on Hopes and Fears and the...

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Art Bears - Hopes and Fears

Art Bears - Hopes and Fears

The first Art Bears LP, mostly made by the band formerly known as Henry Cow and completed by Fred Frith, Chris Cutler and Dagmar Krause who went on, as '[Art Bears', to investigate this short song format further over the next two years, once Henry Cow had ceased to exist. Experimenting with the song form and the productive possibilities of the recording studio, this was hailed in its time (1978) as a landmark recording, and has been constantly in demand ever since. Therefore this new version, re-mastered by Bob Drake, and sounding for the first time like the original tapes. Repackaged. 1. On Suicide 1:27       2. The Dividing Line 4:11       3. Joan 3:06       4. Maze 5:06       5. In Two Minds 8:58       6. Terrain 3:49       7. The Tube 3:05       8. The Dance 5:09       9. Pirate Song 1:28       10. Labyrinth 2:15       11. Riddle 2:49 ...

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Bob Drake - Lawn Ornaments

Bob Drake - Lawn Ornaments

After Bob's Drive-In, which, in terms of production was quite restrained and minimal, Ornaments sets off in the opposite direction, piling up great car-crashes of overlapping fragments in a production that makes rococo look like shaker minimalism. Playing only drums, guitars, bass, banjo, fiddle, organ, trumpet and piano Bob herds tamed cataclysms of musical debris into the shapes of coherent - if episodic – songs, en route skipping through half a century of recording history. As to method well, you can’t beat a year of work. The CD comes with a beautifully illustrated booklet that includes all the song texts as well as eighteen commissioned drawings by the meticulous fine-artist Joe Mruk. Extraordinary music, intriguingly wrapped...Bob Drake:My 8th solo album. Since my previous album had a deliberately stripped-down production, the moment I finished it I wanted to do an "overproduced" album. This was the starting point and general direction for Lawn Ornaments. It is very dense, yet s...

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Slapp Happy & Henry Cow - Desperate Straights

Slapp Happy & Henry Cow - Desperate Stra...

(Henry Cow Definitive Reissue series No. 4) In 1974, Henry Cow took a sabbatical while it considered what to do next. SlappHappy meanwhile was planning its second record for Virgin. One night the trio showed up at the quartet's door and proposed that the two groups make the second Slapphappy LP together. So incompatible - Slapphappy was making eccentric pop songs and Henry Cow was composing complex epic instrumentals - so how could a merger fail? Henry Cow jumped at the chance and Desperate Straights -was the result. It's still a gem to my ears, and now at last it's possible to release it, properly re-mastered (by Bob Drake), its sound closer to the original tapes even than our earlier Nimbus vinyl pressing. Great songs, great arrangements, great performances and Dagmar on top of her form... real people in a room together, playing straight to tape. Those were the days.. Tracklist Some Questions About Hats 1:53 The Owl 2:17 A Worm Is At Work 1:52 Bad Alchemy 3...

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Fred Frith - Live in Japan

Fred Frith - Live in Japan

Concert recordings made at various venues in Japan in 1981 and released by Recommended Records Japan in 1982 in an edition of 1000. Out of print since, though highly sought after, it has now been transferred and remastered by Tom Dimuzio for this official reissue. Fred was just starting out on his long career as a solo improviser when he made this double LP, and still using the now long retired Charles Fletcher custom double-neck guitar (one fretted, one fretless) and the Burns Black Bison, as well as a pilot's throat mike, a violin and (at one venue) the house piano. Some great music - and an historic and important document....

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