Variations 3:London Compilation CD (2012)

Artist: Various

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Product Overview


SKU 241761268
UPC 769791902701
UPC 14 00769791902701
Format CD
Release Date 11/6/2012
Author Various
Technical Info
CatalogID PD 10CD
Lable Name Forced Exposure
Released 1999
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 39s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00769791902701
Album Notes and Credits
Performers include: Syngen Brown, Wits, Phil Durrant, Voltage, Clive Graham, Andrew King, Aquiles Pantaleao, Bob Cobbing, Hastings Of Malawi.
Photographers: Dennis Austin; Syngen Brown; Esmeralda Mu¤oz-Torrero; Mattias Ek.
The third volume in Clive Graham's overview of unique and out-of-the-way sonic conceptions in late 20th century England, once again delivering a generally fascinating and diverse survey. Syngen Brown opens the disc with a delightful trio of pieces made up of roiling, messy electronic washes. There is more music that refers, however obliquely, to rock and folk forms on this disc than on prior offerings in the series, including Voltage's "Live at the Klinker" (in a punk/noise sort of way) and Andrew King's heartfelt rendition of the 19th century ballad "Ninety and Nine." But experimental electronics lie at the heart of this collection, and there are some fine examples herein. Phil Durrant's "Depth" is a furious, boiling work, abstract but remarkably visceral and corporeally present. Graham's own "Time Spool" unwinds in a looser, hymn-like fashion, deftly sidestepping any unnecessary cuteness and revealing a detailed, unusual world full of delicately sheared slabs of soundstuff. If the occasional piece doesn't quite cohere (like the live Wits performance), or if some, such as Bob Cobbing's madcap vocalizations, are a bit of an acquired taste, there is still much here to whet the appetite of anyone interested in the goings-on off the beaten track in England. ~ Brian Olewnick
Disc 1
1 Ruckhousing - Syngen Brown
2 Rainer's Corpse - Syngen Brown
3 Midland Educational - Syngen Brown
4 Live At Lewisham Arthouse - (live)
5 Depths - Phil Durrant
6 Live At the Klinker - Voltage (live)
7 Time Spool - Clive Graham
8 Ninety and Nine - Andrew King
9 Three Inconspicuous Settings - Aquiles Pantaleao
10 Alphabet of Fishes [Live At Lewisham Arthouse] - Bob Cobbing (live)
11 Tan [Live At Lewisham Arthouse] - Bob Cobbing (live)
12 Insults [Live At Lewisham Arthouse] - Bob Cobbing (live)
13 Beouf En Crut [Entr?e] - Hastings of Malawi
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