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Subject: REVIEWS (short): hover & closedown
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 04:43:20 -0800
From: Jason Schmit (jschmit@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: UVS: Where IS he now?
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 09:40:47 -0800
From: Rick Stone (crnholio@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: UVS: Swallow: in the guitar shop with the lead pipe
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 09:22:19 -0800
From: vilexile (einexile@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: Dawn Penn
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 19:58:43 -0500
From: Richard Singer (wk03814@WORLDLINK.COM)
Subject: Re: Exquisite Nordenstam
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 21:19:10 -0400
From: aLFRED dOUGLAS (R684863S@VAX.EDINBORO.EDU)
Subject: Throwing Muses instore
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 17:44:09 -0600
From: Melanie A Davis (davi0352@MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU)
Subject: Re: UVS... (actually about Ivy)
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 21:31:25 -0500
From: Jeremy Orr (JNever@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: Exquisite Nordenstam
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 23:37:45 -0500
From: Susan Curran (susan@ACS.BU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Balil ep desperately wanted
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 1995 04:06:26 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: Re: Bargain Bins in Boston
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 23:42:21 -0500
From: Jeremy Orr (JNever@AOL.COM)

Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 04:43:20 -0800
From: Jason Schmit (jschmit@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: REVIEWS (short): hover & closedown


hover _almost everything_

Another wonderful release from Dewdrops Records.  This time around we are
treated to the infectious pop of Vermont's hover.  If you like your music
simple and catchy, this is it!  hover write great tunes with memorable hooks.
_almost everything_ has been in my CD player non-stop for a couple of days now.
Sarah fans will devour this as it contains many of the same elements which
make that such a fine label.  hover's cover of Guppyboy's "North Hyde Park" is
still one of my favorite songs by them.  Pop music doesn't get any sweeter than
this without being overly sentimental and that's what makes this so charming.

(Dewdrops Records, 1817 Corinth Ave. #10, Los Angeles CA 90025-5567 / e-mail:
nelson@eggneb.astro.ucla.edu)

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closedown _nearfield_

The demo I heard in 1992 made me think of one band, Slowdive.  With this
release, the guitars have been pulled back in the mix to an eerie, spacious
ambient feel.  While closedown continue to craft music that is at once engaging
and transcendental as well, the structure of the songs here seem to lack the
power of their live performances.  _nearfield_ crawls along at a slow pace
with the highlights being "Sunangel Summer" with it's flanged sparseness and
"Empyreal" which shimmers with textural soundscapes not unlike those of many
artists such as Aphex Twin, Brian Eno and Robert Fripp.  This is an album
which requires your complete attention in order to absorb it's echoed layers.
A fine debut from a band that continues to surprise me everytime I hear them.

(Silent, 101 Townsend St. Ste. 206, San Francisco CA 94107 / e-mail:
closedwn@csulb.edu)

Jason
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Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 09:40:47 -0800
From: Rick Stone (crnholio@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: UVS: Where IS he now?

              *" at Jan 6, 95 03:00:58 pm

>
>   anyhoo...did he not produce something for rasputina? i can't find
>   info on them either...i know it was posted on a.m.a. a looong
>   time ago, but i guess i didn't save it. :( i've been wanting to
>   look into their music....being the sucker for strings that i am...

Kurt also produced the debut album by NY's Ivy (not the one from the UK).
That's it really...the release date keeps getting pushed back (because
their label sucks) so its not supposed to be out until February.  argh.

Rick


Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 09:22:19 -0800
From: vilexile (einexile@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: UVS: Swallow: in the guitar shop with the lead pipe


On Sun, 8 Jan 1995, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:

> vilexile  writes:

> Not to sound like a certain other Ivo apologist on this list, but
> could you imagine how we'd bitch if Mr. Kurt said in an interview:
> "4AD wouldn't fund the new album. They told me to record it on my lil
> twee 4-track in my bedroom." "GREEDY BASTARDS", says the entire 4ad-l
> list.

Yes, but as usual the entire 4ad-l list would be WRONG! If they did take
away his funding it would be rotten of them to keep him at the label
against his will...unless it nowhere in his contract stated that he would
get any such money to play around with.

> If your artiste uses more money than he can recover, isn't it more
> pertinent to just say "Adios, hope EMI signs you and gives you a
> big budget, love and kisses, Ivo."?

Not if it means losing a great songwriter and musician who has proven
that he doesn't need all that cash to make a quality album...

 e


Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 19:58:43 -0500
From: Richard Singer (wk03814@WORLDLINK.COM)
Subject: Re: Dawn Penn


   hortman_m@HCCS.CC.TX.US wrote:

>Someone was talking about Dawn Penn back in the fall as sounding like
>Loritta Grahme from Colourbox with a reggae twist.  Does anyone have any
>additional info about her?  I seem to remember something about her being
>featured on MTV-Europe and someone on this list either knew her, or read an
>interview where she said that she was a big fan of Colourbox.

>Is her music available domestically or just in the UK?  Is she any good?

Dawn Penn is a very big star in Caribbean music, and her music is quite
available here in the U.S.  I first found out about her from watching
the "Caribbean Beat" show on Manhattan public access TV.  A few weeks
later, I heard "No, No, No" being played by a posse of West Indian kids
in the East Village, blasting through their giant boom box . . .

Penn's song "No, No, No" (otherwise known as "You Don't Love Me") is
sensational.  Essentially, it's pure blues recorded dub-style, with a
highly danceable reggae beat.  I don't know how it compares to
Colourbox, as I don't know Colourbox.  But this song would fit in well
with a lot of alternative dance music . . .

"No, No, No" can be found on a popular compilation of dancehall reggae
music (it might be called "Dancehall" or "Sensational Dancehall,"
something like that).  Just look in the world or reggae section of
your favorite record store.

The song can also be found on a Dawn Penn album of the same title.  I
went and bought the album, but I was very disappointed.  Most of it
sounds like schmaltzy soul or r & b to me -- which is fine if you're into
that stuff.  Me, I wish I'd bought the compilation -- I'd rather have a
lot of real, dubby d.j./dancehall tunes.

I do kind of like her cover of "The First Cut Is The Deepest," but it
doesn't come close to "No, No, No" . . .

-- Richard Singer


Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 21:19:10 -0400
From: aLFRED dOUGLAS (R684863S@VAX.EDINBORO.EDU)
Subject: Re: Exquisite Nordenstam


LARS INGEBRIGTSEN WRITES:

>aLFRED dOUGLAS  writes:
>
> I highly recommend her first disc as well, "Memories Of A Colour," and if you
> can find it, the "Little Star" CD5. The B-sides are unearthly and worth any
> price!!! Good Luck though, it's quite rare.

I never miss an opportunity to gloat and make other people envious, so
I just had to say I found that cdsingle on sale for next to nothing.

So *there*.

I haven't bought any of her other albums, even though I've listened so
much to that three-track ep that... that... I usually put it on repeat
and play it for half an hour or so.

"So this is goodbye..."
--
(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  larsi@ifi.uio.no * Lars Ingebrigtsen
xite

Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 17:44:09 -0600
From: Melanie A Davis (davi0352@MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU)
Subject: Throwing Muses instore


 I've just heard that the Throwing Muses will be doing an instore at Let
It Be records in Minneapolis on 22 January!! However, I don't know the
details as to whether it's a performance or just a signing.

 Miel.
 davi0352@maroon.tc.umn.edu

Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 21:31:25 -0500
From: Jeremy Orr (JNever@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: UVS... (actually about Ivy)


The date was 95-01-08.
The time was 12:43:44 EST.
The author was crnholio@NETCOM.COM (Rick Stone).
The quote was:

> Kurt [Ralske] also produced the debut album by NY's Ivy (not the
> one from the UK).  That's it really...the release date keeps getting
> pushed back (because their label sucks) so its not supposed to be
> out until February.  argh.

Is that why I haven't been able to find Ivy's album?!?  AAAARGH!!!  Their
previous release, "Lately" (1994's EP of the year, if such a category
existed), has wormed its way into my every conscious thought since its
release...and I've been looking for that album since September 27, which was
the original release date.  The people at the record stores here (Springfield
MO) haven't known anything about it, but that's par for the course, so I
thought nothing of it.  Sheesh...  Has anyone reading this had a chance to
see them live?  Ever since getting into "Lately" (didn't take long), I've
been curious to know if they could pull their material off live.

Oh, and one more thing (from Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen)...

> Not to sound like a certain other Ivo apologist on this list, but could you

> imagine how we'd bitch if Mr. Kurt said in an interview: "4AD wouldn't
> fund the new album. They told me to record it on my lil twee 4-track in
> my bedroom." "GREEDY BASTARDS", says the entire 4ad-l list.

So true!  I laughed my ass of when I read that, knowing full well that I
would be one of the first to cry "GREEDY BASTARDS".  Thanks for taking the
wind out of my sails.  :G)

from jEREMY oRR

"Month-old marshmallow Santa...mmmmmmmmm..."

Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 23:37:45 -0500
From: Susan Curran (susan@ACS.BU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Exquisite Nordenstam

              Ingebrigtsen" at Jan 8, 95 01:32:29 am

> > can find it, the "Little Star" CD5. The B-sides are unearthly and worth any
> > price!!! Good Luck though, it's quite rare.
>
> I never miss an opportunity to gloat and make other people envious, so
> I just had to say I found that cdsingle on sale for next to nothing.

This is only relevant to people in the Boston area, but Tower Records in
Harvard Sq. is having an import CD single sale. Everything's 99 cents, and
I think they had some copies of the above single that they'd gotten as
cutouts. I know since Rough Trade US's demise, I've seen plenty of bargain bin
copies of G500's "This is Our Music" and Wolfgang Press' "Birdwood Cage" even
though they're theoretically "out of print" in the US. Hey, for 99 cents, you
can't exactly go wrong..


Date: Mon, 9 Jan 1995 04:06:26 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: Re: Balil ep desperately wanted


No, I haven't got the Balil ep. But today a friend of mine told me
that he knew a guy that sent him these strange tapes in early '91
filled with booooring music. From some guys that were called "Black
Dog".

The tapes are now in my possession. They are ostensibly demo tapes. I
don't recognize any of the tracks, but they aren't on any of the two
albums. Let's see... "Age of Slack". "Black Dog". "The
Weight". "Tactile". "Virtual". "Abience [sic] with teeth". And four
"?".

Are these tracks that have been released on eps?
--
(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  larsi@ifi.uio.no * Lars Ingebrigtsen


Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 23:42:21 -0500
From: Jeremy Orr (JNever@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: Bargain Bins in Boston


At 95-01-08 23:24:31 EST, the following quote from susan@ACS.BU.EDU (Susan
Curran) arrived in my mailbox...

> This is only relevant to people in the Boston area, but Tower
> Records in Harvard Sq. is having an import CD single sale.
> Everything's 99 cents, and I think they had some copies of the
> above single that they'd gotten as cutouts. I know since Rough
> Trade US's demise, I've seen plenty of bargain bin copies of G500's
> "This is Our Music" and Wolfgang Press' "Birdwood Cage" even
> though they're theoretically "out of print" in the US. Hey, for 99
> cents, you can't exactly go wrong..

Agreed!  If anyone should run across a Rough Trade pressing of Galaxie 500's
"On Fire" (CD) or "Blue Thunder EP" (CD or 12"), or if they have one they'd
like to get rid of, contact me!

Thanks!
from
Jeremy Orr


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