Hard to find a place to put this German artists, but categories matter little when an album is this good. From weird delay soundscapes, to Here's one of the most legendary tape compilations ever.
There's been a reason for the extra long span of time since my last posts went up: I've needed time to weigh my options and determin There's no need for backstory or explanation about this seminal Krautrock crew in these quarters, I expect. This four disc boot is a var Due to some very serious personal and family-related issues that I've been confronting, Mutant Sounds will now be placed on hold for the I was just in touch with Mutant Sounds blog founder Jim for the first time in ages regarding the new Rapidshare changes and he's asked m Best known for his work in Sun Dial, Gary Ramon and his Acme Records imprint have been flying the flag for advanced psychedelic That would have been devastating.
We were all either finishing studies for disparate careers or already launched in them. Everything was for fun. It was and is fun. We never expected to be paid for having such fun.
We made this fun to save ourselves. If the rest of the world became interested… that was up to the rest of the world. The approach to free improvisation and noise is very similar…. Art Pratten Ignorance is bliss. It is no secret the members of the band agree on very little. In fact, we spend most of the time arguing about anything and everything except playing.
We spend little or no time together outside the band… we certainly do not live in each others pockets. Personally, I was not and am not aware of any of them, and although some of the other members may claim to be aware, I have never heard these groups discussed on Monday nights.
I will have to look for some records and have a listen. Again, we were not trying to become part of any movement or even to lead one. As far as most of us knew, we were the only group of our kind in the world. Actually, most of us still believe that.
Free improvisation was the common ground. What is improvisation for the band members? How do you see it? A method, a playing technique? An aesthetic option? This opens it up to anyone who has something to say with an instrument of noise.
John Boyle For us, lacking common musical interests and having no musical training or rules to follow, free improvisation was the only option if we wanted to play together. Very few rock people seemed to be interested in us back then. We played a concert with a popular Canadian rock band called Lighthouse, and there were fights in the audience between those who liked us and those who hated us.
Do you accept it to describe your work? Murray Favro Noise for me is sound that is not tasteful. Noise Music is when you allow it to form into something that you have never heard before. We listened to each other and played off each other much more carefully than the noise musicians, it seemed to me.
In memory of Greg Curnoe Don't worry I think Hugh just got bored The band will soldier on McKenzie Hello. My name is Bob McKenzie. I have never before spoken at a funeral or memorial service, and probably will never do so again, but I feel the need to talk about the effects Hugh McIntyre had on my life. If at times I seem to talk as much about myself as about Hugh, I hope you will forgive me, as it is the inevitable consequence of my theme.
If this were my funeral, Hugh would not have come to it dressed like this. In the more than four decades that I knew him, I can't recall ever having seen him wearing a suit. I'm not sure if he ever owned one. In the time before the advent of the oxymoronically-named dress code known as "business casual," the London Public Library expected its male employees to wear ties.
Hugh was chastised occasionally by the library's director for failing to do so. Hugh's response was that one of the reasons he had grown his beard long was to avoid the necessity of a tie, since even had he worn one, it would not have been visible.
I knew Hugh all my adult life. Now I know there are those, including some present here today, who would take issue with that statement, on the grounds that I have yet to live an "adult life. I was 18 when I was introduced to Greg Curnoe by a Grade 13 classmate. I was sitting down when he entered the room, so from my perspective he looked even bigger than he really was. His presence seemed to fill the room. He had no facial hair in those days, and the hair on his head was trimmed to an extremely short brush cut.
He was an imposing figure. Not that he was loud or aggressive in any way — far from it. He spoke quietly, but with an air of utter confidence. Not that he was speaking to me. Otherwise he simply took no notice of me.
I thought I knew why. He was five years older, better educated, very intelligent, and he obviously knew a lot more stuff than I did, so he no doubt thought a conversation with me would be a waste of time. We both wandered around the store independently for several minutes.
Then, to my surprise, he came up to me and asked if I had seen the book Native Son by Richard Wright. Oddly enough, I had happened to notice it during my browsing, and I showed him where it was. Somehow this little incident broke the ice, and from then on Hugh spoke to me. In fact I think it would be fair to say that from then on he never stopped talking for the next forty years.
Once the initial obstacle, whatever it was, had been overcome, it was always easy having a conversation with Hugh. He knew everything about some things, and something about virtually everything. Hugh was, of course, a librarian, and, not surprisingly, he read a lot of books. In the course of talking about some of the books he had read, he directed to me to some very enjoyable reading I might not have discovered on my own, particularly the excellent series about Swedish police detective Martin Beck.
By , the founders had tired of their virtually thankless labours, and it looked as though 20 Cents was about to fold. I offered to try to keep it going. For the next two years my sister Linda and I continued publishing 20 Cents, monthly except July and August. The last issue was published in the summer of that year, with a photo of Hugh on the cover, marching in a picket line along Queens Avenue.
The cover story of that issue was about the strike by the employees of the London Public library, the first of its kind in Canada, and as far as we knew only the second library strike in North America.
It seemed important to try to get each issue out on time, but we never realized that for decades in the future curators and scholars would be seeking out back issues of the magazine for research purposes. Our financial situation was growing precarious, and the telephone had been disconnected. He asked if I would like to come to work for him as the film technician at the London Public Library.
Hugh was the film librarian at the Central Library. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. External Sites. User Reviews. So, if creative independence is a distinctly Canadian trait…? But I did it anyway…. Would you tell me about your discovery of the band, and what is was like to work with another record label? Kreation approached me about doing a combined LP pressing, and I was glad to do it.
I might even have forgotten one or two hope not. And it makes it easier to get more releases out, and have them be released the way I would like to see them made available.
OM: You seem to have secured great distribution. Why did you give birth to Lion Productions? Has it been sustainable?The Spasm Band is such a family that it seems like they/we need our regular time together now as much as ever, with the weekly sermon of music, humour and insight. Especially humour. Leaving the hospital today on the way to the car (parked on the street at a city parking meter) a teary Bill was heard to quip, "That was awfully considerate of Hugh!