The Who Boys (UK, plunder/mashup) 
Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 07:18 PM - Music, - UK, English
Six albums full of cleverly combined songs of others and some originals. All downloadable!
They call it Mashup pop.




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John Keating Incorporated - Hits in Hi-Fi 1 (1974, UK, lounge) 
Friday, May 25, 2007, 02:54 PM - Music, - UK, English
"The songs are all from the 70's and are performed entirely (with the exception of the rhythm section) on electronic keyboard instruments, some of which at the time of recording were prototypes."
(from the sleeve notes)

They forgot to mention the electric fuzz and wah-wah guitars.
Amongst the keyboards that were used are ARP Odyssey, Davolisint, VCS 3, Farfisa Syntorchestra, Freeman String Synthesizer and Mellotron 400.
The players were John Keating himself and Francis Monkman of Curved Air.
Despite all of this, it still remains middle of the road music. Although well produced, often used as demo record for hi-fi stereo equipment. Engineered by Peter Vince.



Side one:
1 Love's theme
2 Touch me in the morning
3 You are the sunshine of my life
4 Eye level
5 Dreaming

Side two:
1 Never never gonna give you up
2 You're so vain
3 The show must go on
4 Vadi via
5 Where you lead

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Passage - About Time (1979, UK, new wave/electronic) 
Thursday, May 3, 2007, 09:30 PM - Music, - UK, English
Last weeks, a couple of 7"s were lying near my turntable, but I could not bring myself to rip them. Every time I stumbled upon a library or other odd lp.
Finally, here is the first one: the second concept single of Passage, About Time, you can say that. It took them about a year to release this after the first one, New Love Songs (which I posted in October last year). The music is a bit like the early Cure and the Monochrome Set. Produced by David Cunningham, who formed and led the Flying Lizards.



Side 1:
Sixteen Hours / Time Delay [7:02]

Side A:
Taking My Time [2:42]
Clock Paradox [2:29]

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Dave Vorhaus & Dave Bradnum - Sound Conjurer (1983, UK, electronic) 
Saturday, April 14, 2007, 02:00 PM - Music, - UK, English
Dave Vorhaus was the leading man of the White Noise. A lot of people only know his first magnificent lp An Electric Storm, but he made a lot more. To begin with: White Noise 2 till 5.5 (from 3 still available on his site). And a lot of library music on KPM, a.o. Out of the Dark, Sleight of Mind, Mind Games and this one, Sound Conjurer, in collaboration with Dave Bradnum.



Side one:
1 The Video Invaders [2:10]
2 Fleeting Shadows [2:50]
3 Lemmings [2:14]
4 Beyond The Limit [2:30]
5 Fly High [2:37]
6 Black Alley [3:11]
7 Enigma [2:31]
8 The World Today [1:03]

Side two:
1 The Source [2:21]
2 Runes [1:21]
3 Video Games [2:37]
4 Scurry (a) [1:12]
5 Scurry (b) [1:12]
6 Clouds In White Chiffon [3:13]
7 World Of The Dead [2:13]
8 Domain Of Minos [2:32]
9 Power [1:10]
10 Cold Steel (a) [2:06]
11 Cold Steel (b) [2:10]

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Synthesizers Unlimited - Electric Bazaar (1974, UK, electronic) 
Friday, April 6, 2007, 06:19 PM - Music, - UK, English
Synthesizers Unlimited is a project by Anthony King of whom I don't know much. He performed Soul of the city on the album of Gunther Leonhardt (1971) and collaborated with John Matthews on Pots and Sides (1974).
He also made “Lost star” in the seventies, according to Vitalis on Scopia and you can find some work of King and Chris Vander (Magma?) on Workforce - Percussion Unit from 1980.
Connoisseurs can tell from the picture of the cover it is not an original copy. The typography is different. This is from a bootleg cd.


Notice Electrik with a k

1 Electrik Bazaar
2 Luxury Life Style
3 Maladjusted Moogie
4 Chunnel Boogie
5 Forgotten World
6 Electrostalagtites
7 Electric Storm
8 Sprightly Spirit
9 March of The Elastic Band
10 Main Street - Tibet
11 Toytown Carousel
12 Windswept Rhapsody
13 Funky Dromedary
14 Doctor Ooze
15 Pip-Pip
16 Jet West


The original typography

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Jah Wobble + Ollie Marland - Neon Moon (1985, UK, funk/electronic/dub) 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007, 06:05 PM - Music, - UK, English
Like Snake Charmer released on Island Records and never put on cd.
This time in cooperation with Ollie Marland (keyboards & percussion) and the vocal talents of Shara Nelson, Norma Lewis, Lisa Sullivan and Lorna Rowe.



Side one:
1 Love mystery [5:50]
2 Love mystery instrumental [4:04]
3 Running away [5:35]

Side two:
1 Neon moon [5:19]
2 Life on the line [2:34]
3 Life on the line dub [2:22]
4 The beast inside [4:25]
5 Despike [5:27]

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Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer (1983, UK/DE, new wave/funk/electronic) 
Monday, April 2, 2007, 11:27 PM - Music, - DE, - UK, English
On this mini lp, Jah Wobble works again with Holger Czukay (Can). He did that before in 1981 on the excellent 12" How Much Are They? Also available on the Full Circle cd.
The Edge (U2) performs slide guitar on Snake Charmer and lead guitar and atmospherics on Hold On to Your Dreams. This was a one time collaboration.



Side one:
1 Snake charmer [6:09]
2 Hold on to your dreams [8:21]

Side two:
1 It was a camel [5:26]
2 Sleazy [3:43]
3 Snake charmer (reprise) [6:49]

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