4ad-l Mail for 09-17-1995

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Subject: 2 4ad Questions
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 23:16:49 -0700
From: mvs (mvs@WCO.COM)
Subject: Fax? "we want Modula"
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 02:58:54 -0400
From: Srilank@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Autechre 'Chatter'
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 05:14:03 -0500
From: Sung Shim (zagnut@INTERACCESS.COM)
Subject: Re: song id por favor plus other shit
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 10:36:13 -0700
From: Robert Pietrusko (cantique@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: Volume www site
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 19:06:19 -0500
From: "Michael R. M. Cheselka" (mikec@FAUSTEX.COM)

Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 23:16:49 -0700
From: mvs (mvs@WCO.COM)
Subject: 2 4ad Questions


1)      Is there anyone or any place that sells a "Lush" sticker.
        There is nothing I would love more than to put one on
        my car!

2)      Does V23 sell any videos (not 4ad)?  At the AVAM exhibition
        they were showing a real cool video retrospective of
        V23.  Do they sell that?

Best wishes

Monty


Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 02:58:54 -0400
From: Srilank@AOL.COM
Subject: Fax? "we want Modula"



> I still listen to Modula Green at
least three times a day and think it is the best ambient since >Lifeforms
so dammit buy it before all the Fax nerds start
>listening to me.

Apparently they listened.  I received the new ear update stating that Modula
Green has been deleted from the catalog (along with almost every other fax
release).  This saddens me greatly (well, not sad just pissed) because I
finally had some money to send to the big ear in the sky and now it's gone :(
      >:(

My Q.

Does anyone ANYONE know of someone (anyone) who sells fax releases who may
have this or other must have fax ltd. offerings??

Wanting to empty my change purse on music to sleep to,

Jason

srilank@aol.com


Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 05:14:03 -0500
From: Sung Shim (zagnut@INTERACCESS.COM)
Subject: Re: Autechre 'Chatter'


>> could someone compare/contrast it with their other stuff/ep's/compilation
>> tracks?
>
>Incunabula is their other full length album and has a darker, more
>futuristic feel to it, not as atmospheric or as icy as Amber. It also
>isn't so well integrated into a whole though it still works. The beats
>are a little harsher on Incunabula but the actual sounds aren't as hars
>as on Amber.

     Autechre are my very favourite artists.  I would have to say
_Incunabula_ is fabulous, it is more varied than _Amber_ being sort of a
collection of work they released, lots of electro styles and trademark
crunchy Autechre breakbeats and sound fields.

     _Amber_ is more coherent.  Filtering of almost everything  and long
slow fading is very their style on this album (and everything they do
really), on top of which are often complex metallic beatings and gorgeous
melodies fading and weaving in and out.  It does remind me of a pure arctic
snowscape.

>just a single. Anti EP is three new tracks, all pretty off and my least
>favorite Autechre material because it is kind of obnoxious and seems to
>lack direction. It is also very experimental though so I admire it.

     I love the _Anti_ EP.  Harder and easier to dance to.  The thumping
breakbeats are layered on top of a number of lovely melodic sequences and
quirky percussion sequences that evolve to produce a superb experience.  The
final track "Flutter" is ingenious.  It sports no two bars of the same
beats, thus categorizing it as 'non-repetitive', it's sort of like a huge
long drum solo and it kicks my booty big time.  It ends in an ultra-long
(~2-3 minute) fade.

>Garbage is a long, superb ep which is a good companion to Amber. All new
>material, but probably taken from the Amber sessions somehow. Real good,
>fun beats on this one and a killer atmosphere to it. The new single,

     I love _Garbage_ (couldn't you have guessed).  Starts out with
typewriterish sounds and then you hear what seems to be someone snoring, but
filtered and distorted in the way only Autechre can, all this building into
an ultra-complex breakbeat and floats you into heaven for 13 minutes before
winding to a beautiful string ending.

>Anvil Vapre, I have not heard yet but it sounds yummy as hell, fast and
>hard. The new album, Tri Repetae, is due November 6.

     I can't wait for the new releases.  Also if you're into Autechre, they
have a new EP on Clear called _The Sounds of Machines Our Parents Used_
under their pseudonym Gescom.  Ass-kicking use of the sound of someone
slurping on one track.  They also have 2 previous EPs under Gescom on Skam.
(All vinyl only).

sung
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\ zagnut@interaccess.com
/ z943159@corn.cso.niu.edu


Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 10:36:13 -0700
From: Robert Pietrusko (cantique@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: song id por favor plus other shit


You wrote:
>
>Okay, remember three months ago I asked you about a song I heard on
the
>radio and you all either ignored me or made fun of me? :) Well I heard
it
>again and this time made a note of chords and lyrics. Strumming in the
>style of Get the Message, the chords descending. All are the most
basic
>inversions. Remember, this is kind of AORy so don't get mad at me or
think
>I'm saying it was the *perfect* song or anything; I just likee it. :)
>
>D maj           did-i tell you you're won.der.fu.l

that's the new (well, newest anyway) Adam Ant song. uh, it's called
"wonderful." it's not *that* bad. it reminds me of a cute girl i know.
shrug. there you go.... hmmm, i don't remember you posting it a few
months ago, i would have told you then.


                                -robert.


Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 19:06:19 -0500
From: "Michael R. M. Cheselka" (mikec@FAUSTEX.COM)
Subject: Re: Volume www site


Yea, they sell them to pawn shops for 3$ a piece, or even less.  That
sounds shitty, but if you steal 500 CDs, the haul would come to almost
1,500$.  Not bad.