Saturday, March 26, 2011

Die Tödliche Doris - Unser Debut

Ata Tak (WR 33, 1984)

"In 1984 appeared the LP "Our Debut." The Musical theme of this production was the direct adoption of the current impulse of a number of underground and independent bands longing for "breakthrough," "commercial success," "hit." Accordingly the music on "Our Debut" should sound anxious, willful, intense, ambitious, pushy, and at the same time commercial.

The counterpart appeared two years later. The LP "six" (1986) was the opposite: "uncommercial," "autonomous," "experimental" and "maladjusted." Here not popular but electronic music is suggested.

In fact, the music of both LPs developed at the same time in a studio in Düsseldorf. Both albums are constructed so that they correspond to one another in music, text and arrangement and comprise a unity if one plays them at the same time from the first piece on, on two record players with their respective A- or B-sides. The parallel pieces are the same length to the minute, from one track to the next, and offer a variety of textual, musical and semantic interactions.

By playing both LPs together the invisible fifth LP, an immaterial LP emerges in the mind of the listener."

a1 Südwestwind - The Sound Of Bells
a2 Ungerechtigkeit (Hinter Glas Oder Folie)
a3 Noch 14 Vorstellungen
a4 Nachdenken, Gedächtnis Und Gesang
a5 Auf Dem Lande b) Tatsachen
b1 Unser Debut / Dtsch.-Engl.
b2 Ungerechtigkeit II (20 Pfennig Finderlohn)
b3 Lieblingslied / Verunglückt (5)
b4 Weltkonferenz Hochalpen

Die Tödliche Doris - Unser Debut

Plus, my own version of the "invisible fifth LP".

Sechs, as well as their first album, can be found on Mutant Sounds

Die Tödliche Doris website

Thursday, March 10, 2011

U.S. Saucer - My Company Is Misery

Amarillo Records (AM-578), 1993

Excellent first album of low-key, countrified twang, with occasional forays into more searing electrified territory from David Tholfsen, Margaret Murray, and Brian Hageman (Thinking Fellers Union Local 282). Also included is the 7" from the same time.

a1 Best Wet Curse
a2 Scold Mourner
a3 Forgone Hormone
a4 Willin'
b1 Condor Heights
b2 Soldier
b3 Upchuck
b4 Goofy Grape
b5 My Company Is Misery
b6 Granger Monger
Size It Up / Consuela 7"
Amarillo Records (AM-583), 1993

a Size It Up
b Consuela

My Company Is Misery

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Beig Sitty Orckestrau - So Much Cleaner Than A Subway

Divulgo, 1993

Another Big City Orchestra cassette, from 1993 . Some very nice soundscapes on this, among other things.

a1 She's All My Fancy Painted Him
a2 Stanchezza Soundtrack
a3 One Fish, Two Fish
a4 Supinator Brevis
a5 Yellow Atrophy
a6 Fistlous Tract In Toto
b1 Heart Of Oak
b2 Well Developed Sentinel Pile
b3 Ode To Spot
b4 Taenia Solium

Beig Sitty Orckestrau - So Much Cleaner Than A Subway

For many more (and I do mean MANY) BCO tapes check out
nostalgie de la boue.

Big City Orchestra - Arph, Arph, Arph

A.R.P.H. Tapes (AT # 012). 1985

Early cassette from Big City Orchestra. Happy little songs, mostly...

a1 White Sale
2a Child Abuse
a3 Sex Dance
a4 Chimes Video
a5 Wolf Boy Eyes
b1 I Turned It Off
b2 Tax Talk
b3 Commercial
b4 Spidey Ub's Out
b5 Fuzzy Wuzzy

Big City Orchestra - Arph, Arph, Arph