New project, I'm undertaking a longform mix containing tracks from artists featured in the seminal Contact List of Electronic Music. Tracks don't have to be specifically named in the review nor do they have to be from albums mentioned within (though this is preferable). I'll be using the only issues I could find online in .pdf or image form: 1984 and 1986. I'll compile these in block form, uploading each section to the Internet Archive before combining them into one glorious, minimal melange.
Various Recorded Detritus
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
A little change of the snail's pace here: a video! Yes, I found this little nugget of experimental, hiss-laden synthetics on a directory titled "yinz guys". An appropriate title, given the western Pennsylvanian origin of this obscurity. Credited to "Ian Wilkinson" on the mp3, I know next to nothing about this release, or if it was even really released. I do know this project has a track featured on the first Outward Inward comp released by the great SSS label. Beyond that, I have no real clue, nary even a scan. Shame.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
[Bob] Dombrowski - Synthesis (1987 C60)
Take for instance the release above: a cassette tape simply titled "Synthesis" put together by the fellow seen on the portrait in its plastic casing. The piper is Bob Dombrowski, who played the pipes heard on this curiosity. Three disparate sidelong tracks of non-stop bagpipe action are featured here playing in sequence (thus, synthesis) creating a sublime beauty reminiscent of what Henry "Celestial Power" Flynt was doing all those years back.
All in all, I think this gem would be a great jewel to unearth and thrust into the new world by intrepid sonic explorers.
Hachiman-mae - Hachiman-mae (1996 C'60')
Shrinkwrap - I've Fallen... And I Can't Get Up! (1989 C10)
Good 'ol fashioned sado-industrial noise rocking. These guys played with Kevin Michael "Jesus Christ" Allin (popularly known as 'gg') on an album or two of his. Coming straight from the rusty rustic industrial countryside in Indiana, PA, this is pounding, sample-heavy stuff. It's fun to listen to, and that's what matters in the end. They did compile all their stuff onto one tape but I've never seen it in the plastic or in digital form. I'd figure this would be good reissue fodder for an enterprising label that specializes in this area of muzik.
John Gruntfest, Weldon McCarty, Richard Festinger, Joseph Sabella - Live At Pangaea One (1977 LP)
|Probably should get a better picture of this eventually...|
Anyway, the music here is some good, improv-heavy jazz with some flute thrown in. At least, that's how I recall it sounding. May need to dig these out again for reappraisal. I digress, this is a fine free jazz/improv record with a cool name.