Monday, 22 May 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS - SPRING 2017





















01. Sonic Boom & Delia Derbyshire - Synchrondipity Machine
02. Sun Ra - Halloween in Harlem
03. Vince Taylor - My Baby Left Me
04. Robert Hermel - Apesanteur
05. The Advisory Circle with Hong Kong In the 60s - Seasons Change
06. The Gosdin Brothers - Tell Me
07. Cybe - Painting No. 8
08. The Feed-Back - The Fed-Back
09. Jean-Claude Vannier - Le Roi des Mouches et la Confi
10. Damon Lane - I Wonder Why
11. Jacques Lasry - Maneche (Picture Box Theme)
12. Children of the Mushroom - August Mademoiselle
13. The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Pass Time with the Sac
14. The Ambrosia Singers - Children of the Stones Theme
15. Rusalnaia - The Sailor and The Siren
16. Brown, Gabo & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - It's a Vanity
17. The Beatles - Sour Milk Sea
18. Ash Ra Tempel - Le Songe d'Or
19. Pye Corner Audio - Toward Light

New comp. Proud of the flow on this one.

SPACEMEN 3 - BIG CITY/DRIVE





















Fire Records 1991.

01. Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here)
02. Drive
03. Big City (Waves of Joy Demo)
04. Drive (Demo)

'Big City'/'Drive' was released ahead of the final Spacemen 3 album 'Recurring'. Sporadically recorded and mixed throughout 1990, relations between Kember and Pierce had completely broken down during the sessions. The result was that each composer had a side of the record each for their own compositions.

The music didn't suffer however; 'Big City' was a ten minute acid house pulse and 'Drive' was acid bluesy and hymnal, pointing toward each artists future solo career.


VARIOUS ARTISTS - WARP RECORDS VOLUME FOUR





















01. FUSE - Train-Trac.1
02. Autechre - Teartear
03. Prefuse 73 - Choking You
04. Harmonic 313 - Problem 2 - Neon
05. VLAD - Big City Ruins
06. Squarepusher - Do You Know Squarepusher
07. Jake Slazenger - Hot Fumes
08. Jimmy Edgar - Personal Information
09. Woodenspoon - Souff Souff
10. AFX - Every Day
11. Disjecta - Kracht
12. Autechre - Leterel
13. Mira Calix - Humba
14. Seefeel - Fracture
15. LFO - Tied Up


'Train-Trac.1' taken from the 1993 single Train-Tracs, WAP38CD.

'Teartear' taken from the 1994 album Amber, WARPCD25.

'Choking You' taken from the 2003 album One Word Extinguisher, WARPCD105.

'Problem 2 - Neon' taken from the 2008 EP EP1 (flac download version), WAP231F.

'Big City Ruins' taken from the 2000 single Motion Institute, WAP130CD.

'Do You Know Squarepusher' taken from the 2002 album Do You Know Squarepusher, WARPCD97.

'Hot Fumes' taken from the 1996 album Das Ist Ein Groovybeat, Ja, WARPCD42.

'Personal Information' taken from the 2005 album Color Strip, WARPCD116.

'Souff Souff' taken from the 1996 12" Souff Souff, WAP77.

'Every Day' taken from the 2005 compilation Hangable Auto Bulb (reissued and compiled from 1995), WARPCD138.

'Kracht' taken from the 1996 album Clean Pit and Lid, WARPCD41.

'Leterel' taken from the 1995 album Tri Repetae, WARPCD38.

'Humba' taken from the 1996 10" Ilanga, WAP83.

'Fracture' taken from the 1994 single Fracture / Tied, WAP53CD.

'Tied Up' taken from the 1994 single Tied Up, WAP56CD.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS - WARP RECORDS VOLUME THREE





















01. Jedi Knights - Pubic Funk (Live)
02. Elecktroids - Stun Gun
03. Forgemasters - Track With No Name
04. Astrobotnia - Everyone
05. Link & E621 - Antacid (Remix by Jedi Knights)
06. Coco Steel and Lovebomb - Express
07. Wildplanet - Electron
08. Kid Unknown - Nightmare (Radio Edit)
09. Rhythm Invention - Chronoclasm
10. DIY (Barney) - Dabud
11. Mike Ink: Paroles
12. Speedy J - De-Orbit
13. Rubber Johnny - DrumRolyPoly
14. Lex Loofah - Ooh La La


'Pubic Funk' [Live] taken from the 1995 compilation The Theory of Evolution, WARPCD29.

'Stun Gun' taken from the 1995 album Elektroworld, WARPCD35.

'Track With No Name' taken from the 1989 12" Track With No Name, WAP1 (This was the first ever Warp release, I could hardly leave it out).

'Everyone' originally untitled track 2 from the 'Astrobotnia II' 12" on Rephlex Records, taken from the 2002 compilation Magic Bus Tracks, WARPCD100.

'Antacid' Jedi Knights remix taken from the 1995 single Antacid, WAP59CD.

'Express' taken from the the 1994 album It!, WARPCD24.

'Electron' taken from the 1993 album Blueprint, WARPCD11.

'Nightmare', Radio Edit, taken from the 1992 single Nightmare, WAP20CD.

'Chronoclasm' taken from the 1993 album Inventures In Wonderland, WARPCD15.

'Dabud' taken from the 1993 album Strictly 4 Groovers, WARPCD18.

'Paroles' original version taken from the 1996 double 12" Paroles and played at the incorrect speed of 33rpm.

'De-Orbit' taken from the 1993 album Ginger, WARPCD14.

'DrumRolyPoly' taken from the 1997 single JamRolyPoly, WAP91CD.

'Ooh La La' taken from the 1994 single Freaky Deaky, WAP41CD.

SPACEMEN 3 - HYPNOTIZED





















Fire Records 1989

01. Hypnotized
02. Just To See You Smile (Honey Pt. 2)
03. The World Is Dying

The first single from what was to be the final Spacemen 3 album; "Recurring". Both 'Hypnotized' and 'Just To See You Smile' appear on that album, but as alternate mixes. 'The World Is Dying' is exclusive to this single.

BROCKEN SPECTRE - TERROR





















Released April 2017. TOR54.

01. TERROR
02. Flux et Reflux (Excerpts from The Flood Tape)


The first release of 2017 is a posthumous one.

Last spring, Brocken Spectre released their only record and split. During the summer months, I went through hours of recordings of rehearsals, demos, jams and so on.

There were two reasons for this; the first was to collect together all the versions of a song called 'TERROR'.

Once we had moved into the space above Warwick Bazaar, we had microphones permanently set up, we could then roughly record all of our activities. 'TERROR' was played every rehearsal, sometimes it was three minutes in length, sometimes thirty. It had a loose arrangement and allowed us to explore what we could do. Recording it as a take alongside the other material never seemed an option; it relied on improvisation and a definitive recorded version didn't seem plausible.

The version on this cassette is compiled from various rehearsal takes, recorded December 2015 to January 2016.




The second reason for this archival release is to highlight an aspect of the band not represented on the self titled mini album.

During it's brief existence, Brocken Spectre played around 25-30 songs. Tracks by The Nightowl Sings, The Dead West, Hills! Werewolves! Run! and We Are the Wooden Houses were all tried out, but ultimately gave way to new band compositions. One song that stayed however was 'Angels of the Rain', from The Nightowl Sings album, "All Hail the Town to Town Troubadour".

We never recorded it as Brocken Spectre, it finished several early versions of our set and was always played as an additional song if we had time. It differed from the NOS version in that it had two moments of improvised noise which I have taken from the rehearsal recordings and added them to various moments of other noise, more improvisation, jams etc.

Running through this second cut up compilation is an extended jam from the legendary 'Flood Tape'.

Together, these two compiled tracks and the self titled debut represent Brocken Spectre. This cassette contains the strange, psychedelic and brutal noise element, played to no one and heard only by the band themselves.

Mixed by Alastair and myself in the Autumn and released a year since the band split.


Thursday, 23 March 2017

SPACEMEN 3 - REVOLUTION





















Fire Records 1988

01. Revolution
02. Che
03. May the Circle be Unbroken


First and only single to be taken from the album "Playing With Fire" and the first release on Fire records.

'Che' is a Suicide cover and 'May the Circle be Unbroken' is traditional, arranged by Pierce and Kember.