Tag Archives: 2013

rip oz genius martin sharp

RIP Martin Sharp (1942-01-21 > 2013-12-01) … More on Oz & It & all later!
http://sixtiessharp.blogspot.be/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Sharp
http://www.milesago.com/people/martin-sharp.htm
http://www.southernpictures.com.au/the-sharp-end/
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/sharp-edge-the-art-of-martin-sharp/
http://www.discogs.com/lists/Sleeve-Artists-Martin-Sharp-Oz-Whitaker/6044
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/blog/arts-desk/Martin-Sharp-dies-age-71-131202/default.htm

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topanga linda perhacs

Tonight at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Linda Perhacs will be interviewed at 18 o’clock CET and will perform at 21:30 – mostly from her new album The soul of all natural things, to be released 2014-01. Below’s a reprint of our 2003-11 review of her legendary debut Parallelograms (Kapp 1970). Almost ten years old to the day, it’s from [uzine 03.17]. Since the switch of this blog from Posterous to WordPress we’re no longer able to offer you a zip of the e-zine back catalogue but we’re working on it! Meanwhile, here’s a sample issue and the table of contents … Since that 2003 review, the album has been re-reissued a number of times, e.g. on cd and lp by Sunbeam (with exclusive bonus tracks) or vinyl only by Sundazed. The Mexican Summer and Guerssen editions seem to be out of print.

LINDA PERHACS “Parallelograms – High Quality Sleeve – Large Sized Poster & Insert – 600 Copies Limited Edition” ****1/4
lp – 2003 – Merry-Go-Round MGR / Beatball (BMRL-2001)
LINDA PERHACS “Parallelograms” ****1/4
cd – 2003 – The Wild Places / Ace of Discs (WILD-005-RE) – 60’18”

Sweet, naively introverted and sometimes eerie – and always on the right side of twee. Very lovely and delightful, but not always as unique as some hypers would have you believe either. Linda reminds less of Vashti than of Joni and of Jacqui, sometimes even of Judy and Joan and Sandy and Carole and Karen. And Hope. Fans of “Willow song” on the soundtrack of “The Wicker Man” (cf. U0226) and of acts such as Mellow Candle, Tudor Lodge or even the Carpenters will like this too, while I’m even tempted to draw a parallel with Fred Neil, though not in sound. But a sweet, contemplative, Californialbion Joni trying to please Burt Bacharach comes closest, I guess. (Incidentally: ms Perhacs used to live in Topanga Canyon and in the Pacific Northwest of the USA – that whole ‘Hawaiian maiden’ story is untrue.) The cd adds five bonus tracks to the 1970 lp, the Korean lp reissue only two of them. The cd-only tracks (viz. a longer version of “Hey, who really cares” with added intro, a demo of “If you were my man”, a demo of “Chimacum rain” with extra sounds and a spoken note to her producer Leonard Rosenman) are worthwhile, but not crucial, so if you’d rather go for that poster… Note too that there’s been an earlier reissue on Ace of Discs which was mastered from a mint vinyl copy of the original lp but with a sound that wasn’t as close to the sound of the quarter track reel to reel tapes that have been used this time around, as the original lp had apparently been poorly mastered. And do note, as well, that this the WP brings together *everything* which ms. Perhacs has ever recorded. [Bunyan, Mitchell, McShee, Collins, Baez, Denny, King, Carpenter, Sandoval.]

of muscle shoals fame and renown


Out since 2013-09-27: a documentary by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier on the – utterly soulful – music scene in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, and that unique sound that emanated from Fame Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio!
http://muscleshoals.co.uk/
http://www.muscleshoalsthemovie.com/
http://www.magpictures.com/muscleshoals/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_(film)
http://www.waxpoetics.com/blog/contests/muscle-shoals
http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/greg-camaliers-musical-muscle
http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/dv/feature/spotlight-greg-freddy-camalier-director-richard-lowe-editor-muscle-shoals/64154
http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/projects/muscle-shoals/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals,_Alabama#Music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_Sound_Studio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAME_Studios
http://www.record-racks.com/?p=551
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Fame
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Fame+records
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=fame&mode=2
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Muscle+Shoals

french cosmic machinery

It’s da bombue! The Cosmic Machine – A Voyage Across French Cosmic And Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980) v/a cd or 2lp+cd on Because (released 2013-10-14) boasts twenty tracks on either format, two of which previously unreleased (by Bernard Fèvre and by DVWB = Daniel Vangarde & Wally Badarou). Sleeve by Philippe Druillet, music selected by Uncle O, who’s already compiled the Shaolin Soul series, and there’s a 12″ with a Prins Thomas remix too. Hecque, even Serge is on board! Interviews via http://wadmag.com/words/files/uncle-o-cosmic-machine/ and http://www.90bpm.net/2013/10/cosmic-machineuncle-o-itw/ and http://www.lemouv.fr/diffusion-cosmic-machine and see also http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/cosmic-machine-la-compil-des-pionniers-de-lelectro-made-in-france-143505 and http://www.franceinter.fr/blog-loreille-en-pointe-cosmic-machine-la-compile-retro-futuriste-made-in-france & whatever comes next!

fight to eat fish then sleep noisily

Too Noisy Fish (the rhythm section of Flat Earth Society aka FES, ex X-Legged Sally) are causing quite a stir with their second albumFight Eat Sleepon Rat (RAT 022). They will present it live in Antwerp at De Roma on 2013-09-27, at Jazz Hoeilaart (near Brussels) on 2013-09-28 and at De Handelsbeurs in Ghent on 2013-10-03.  Check the high praise on All Music – http://www.allmusic.com/album/fight-eat-sleep-mw0002580441 – and some of their sounds via https://soundcloud.com/too-noisy-fish or http://www.toonoisyfish.be/media.html or http://www.insidejazz.be/management/nl/projects/too-noisy-fish-fight-eat-sleep-new-cd/

voicemail radio & prank calls

RVm

Fun concept: http://www.radiovoicemail.nl/ e.g. this week, dial +31619736048 for Ultra Eczema’s broadcast… More UE radio via http://www.ultraeczema.com/radio/index.html incidentally! And let’s not forget Dennis Tyfus & Vomgrill’s magnificent 0032 (0)3 2934834 lp either (cat. no. Ultra Eczema 46) which collects a selection of phone calls DT made daily between 2007-05-05 and 2007-07-29 as part of the Virus group exhibition at Antwerp’s Hessenhuis. You can hear the A side of the lp on UE’s Sc: http://soundcloud.com/ultra-eczema/dennis-tyfus-a-side-of-0032-0

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rip reg

RIP Reg Presley of the Troggs – as famous for his hits as for his temper – cf. 1972’s “The Troggs Tapes”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Troggs#Legacy_and_influence
http://www.discogs.com/Troggs-Archeology-1966-1976/release/492550
http://web.archive.org/web/20070311224019/http://website.lineone.net/~thetroggs/