Friday, December 31, 2010

The Thanes - Dozen Thoughts Buzzing ( Screaming Apple 1994 )

Happy new year folks with another killer 7" from the mighty Thanes back in 1994!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blue Orchids - The Greatsest Hit (Money Mountain) ( Rough Trade 1982 )

Post-Punk psychedelic pop classic from Manchester in 1982

his Manchester quartet, which included two early members of the Fall — guitarist/singer Martin Bramah and keyboardist Una Baines — used organ as its main instrument, but at times on The Greatest Hit it sounds as if Baines is playing a different song from the rest of the band. There are many overlapping layers in the deceptively simple sound; the long organ washes are interrupted by guitars lurching to the fore. Bass and drums keep the steady beat, but the others don't necessarily fall in line behind them. Vocals are half-sung, half-spoken and full of poetic pretense, but it's the mesmerizing music that captures the listener in bright swirling folds. While The Greatest Hit can be simply tagged as neo-psychedelia, that doesn't cover the full scope of this fascinating band's music.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pere Ubu - Dub Housing ( Chrysalis 1979 )

Second LP by Pere Ubu in 1979...!
The spectacular Dub Housing accentuates the more amorphous qualities of the band's sound, drawing heavily on synthesizer player Allen Ravenstine's utterly original soundscaping ability. Songs like "Codex," "Caligari's Mirror" and the ominous title track conjure up images straight out of art-house psychological horror films like Carnival of Souls. Simply one of the most important post-punk recordings
(Trouser Press)