Pete Shelley - Never Again (1984, UK, new wave/electronic) 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 10:35 PM - Music, - UK, English
Three sides of Pete Shelley on this 12".
Powerful synthpop on side one, dub mix and experimental drums/noises on side two.

Pete Shelley (ex Buzzcocks): guitar, voice
Barry Adamson (ex Magazine, ex Visage): bass
Gerard Cookson: guitar
Derek Thompson: bass
Dexter (Francis Cookson): drums
Steve Turley: keyboards



Side one:
1 Never Again (extended version) [6:12]

Side two:
1 Give It To Me [5:37]
2 111 (extended version) [8:27]

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The Assembled Multitude (1970, US, muzak) 
Sunday, November 11, 2007, 08:29 PM - Music, - US, English
Why this lp is made is a mystery to me. Tom Sellers had a hit with Overture from Tommy. And here he covers in the same way more pop tunes with his Assembled Multitude. Wanted to sell his own two songs included on the album? Then the choise of the other titles is somewhat strange: not really middle of the road, but the way he treats them is.
I love the sound of the trombones. And you can't ruin I Want You (She's So Heavy), not even the Beatles themselves, nor George Benson could do that.
Rhino (who else) sells this record, but only in Windows Media Audio format. ???
Why the &^%$ in WMA?



Side one:
1 Overture from "Tommy" (A Rock Opera) (Peter Townshend) [2:27]
2 Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) [2:14]
3 Where the Woodbine Twineth (Tom Sellers) [2:36]
4 Ohio (Neil Young) [2:07]
5 Singalong Junk (Paul McCartney) [1:46]
6 MacArthur Park (Jim Webb) [3:32]

Side two:
1 The Princess and the Soldier (Tony Hazzard) [2:31]
2 Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa (Burt Bacharach - Hal David) [2:31]
3 While My Guitar Gently Sleeps (George Harrison) [4:08]
4 Mr. Peppercorn (Tom Sellers) [2:29]
5 I Want You (She's So Heavy) (John Lennon - Paul McCartney) [4:19]

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The Image Engine (1990) 
Friday, November 9, 2007, 09:55 PM - Personal, English
This is output from an Amiga program I wrote in 1990 in C. Based on 10 basic figures, the program creates constantly different abstract, unearthly landscapes.
I couldn't see it for years. My Amiga's are broken and disks had read errors. I finally managed to save the software and thanks to UAE Amiga Emulator and WinUAE I could run the program on my PC and grab the output in Avi's. I added some sound and uploaded it to YouTube. Happy floating.


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Morton Subotnick - The Wild Bull (1968, US, electronic) 
Sunday, October 28, 2007, 10:58 PM - Music, - US, English
This Piece was named after a Sumerian poem (c 1700 BC).
Morton Subotnick always used the Buchla synthesizer as his electronic instrument. Don Buchla was the west coast counterpart of the east coast Bob Moog. His synthesizers didn't have real keyboards, they were made for producing electronic sounds, not melodies.



1 Part 1 [12:56]
2 Part 2 [14:58]

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Update (Comment from Matrixsynth):
The CD of this is still in print. Mort's site has ordering information.
http://www.mortonsubotnick.com/order.html
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Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Thomas Dolby - Field Work (1985, JP/UK, electronic) 
Thursday, October 25, 2007, 11:04 PM - Music, - JP, - UK, English
Quite a catchy song done by Ryuichi Sakamoto in cooperation with Thomas Dolby.
The back side contains fifteen minutes of out of sync / random synth loops: Ryuichi's machines solo. It is used in the Field Work clip as background music at the beginning and the end.



1 Field Work [6:00]
2 Exhibition [15:29]

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Pandora's Music Blog 
Thursday, October 25, 2007, 12:10 AM - Music, English
A special Pandora's Music Box blog started this month!
Lot's of info and articles.



A lot of the 1983 edition music can be downloaded here at Wiel's:
http://wiels.nl/blog/search.php?q=pandora
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Rema-Rema - Wheel in the Roses (1980, UK, new wave) 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 11:36 PM - Music, - UK, English
The band consisted of Gary Asquith (guitar/vocals), Marco Pirroni (guitar), Mick Allen (bass/vocals), Mark Cox (keyboards) and Max (drums). Their sole EP, Wheel In The Roses, featured one side of studio recordings and another of live material. Their songs "Fond Affections" and "Rema-Rema" were later covered by This Mortal Coil and Big Black respectively.

Rema-Rema split up shortly after the EP's release in April 1980. Pirroni later hit the big time with Adam And The Ants. Asquith, Allen and Cox formed the short-lived Mass with Danny Briottet. Asquith then moved on to Renegade Soundwave, while Cox and Allen stayed with 4AD as part of The Wolfgang Press.

Drummer Max Prior went on to form El Trains (with Jay Strongman) and worked with Genesis P Orridge and Industrial Records as a solo artist under her real name (Dorothy), eventually joining Psychic TV full time.
(http://www.4ad.com/remarema/profile/)



Now available on cd and iPod.

Side one (studio):
1 Feedback Song [6:30]
2 Rema-Rema [4:11]

Side two (live june 1979):
1 Instrumental [4:00]
2 Fond Affections [4:00]

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