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Subject: Lush in Providence
Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 07:41:25 -0400
From: "WILLIAM D. BARRY" (BARRYWD@GWSMTP.NU.COM)
Subject: A Lab Report
Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 16:08:00 -0400
From: Joseph Burns (jaburns@ASTRO.OCIS.TEMPLE.EDU)
Subject: thislisty but not quite ambient reviews
Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 17:01:27 -0600
From: surgeon general lipsmacker (joroses@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU)
Subject: 4AD:13 Year ITch for Sale
Date: 17 May 1996 21:01:30 GMT
From: [suppressed]

Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 07:41:25 -0400
From: "WILLIAM D. BARRY" (BARRYWD@GWSMTP.NU.COM)
Subject: Lush in Providence


I heard a rumor that Lush was giving a free concert sponsored by WBRU sometime
in June, as part of their Thursday night free concert series...sorry missed the
date...

bill b.


Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 16:08:00 -0400
From: Joseph Burns (jaburns@ASTRO.OCIS.TEMPLE.EDU)
Subject: A Lab Report


Just saw Stereolab again last night in Philadelphia. Of course I may be
biased, but as always they were amazing. It didnt compare to the double
show they did in San Fran (how could it?!). They concentrated a little
more on the shorter poppy numbers, and it seemed the Philly crowd wasn't
really prepared for what Stereolab was all about....It seemed that the
sorta dull (or drugged/sedated) response of the crowd kept them from
going off into the more improvisational territories that they are so
beloved for.
Highlights of course were Metronomic Underground and Mellochord Seventy Five.
Motoroller Scalatron and Ping Pong were both much too short and too fast...
it seemed they were rushing things a bit in spots.
If I had to compare this show to the SF show, I'd say than in
San Fran, the music had alife of its own and they were chasing it
trying to keep up. In Philly, the music still had a life of its own (the
closing song of course was an organic explosion of brilliance), but in
this show they seemed to spend more time trying to coax it along...

Of course once they convinced it to come out of wherever it is they keep
it, it was amazing. They have such an amazing way of keeping the whole
band finely tuned to the most random effects of outdated and unpredictable
equiptment! Sometimes those moogs are like a semi truck that threatens to
blast them off track, but they somehow manage not only to deal with it,
but to climb up into the drivers seat and ride it for all its worth.

 by the way, "Tim says Hello"


Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 17:01:27 -0600
From: surgeon general lipsmacker (joroses@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU)
Subject: thislisty but not quite ambient reviews


crossposted for the smell of it.

i've been really bad about buying ambient lately because new trippy guitar
musics (you know, like little, yellow, different, better) have been
reappropriating my skull, but a few crossover (no, not like mariah carey
house remixes) titles should be mentioned here:

(these are not strictly bleepy-bleep ambient, but have a thislisty
experimental mood, if you will)

fuxa - 'fuxa' - i think this band is from ohio...i have a ceedee and a 7"
of theirs (with a lovely tube mixer on the cover of the 7") and the ceedee
is half electronic noodlings (i mean that in a good way, of course) with
moog and analog and whatnot, and half pieces more approximating 'songs,'
but with no vocals. played right before stereolab on a sunny drive a few
days ago, this cd was a worthy summer vibe warmup.

windy & carl - 'portal' has a more 'ambient' sound in my opinion but
'drawing of sound' is a stronger release. this is more affected (haha)
guitar than bleep-bleep, and i will tag it with a *WARNING: CONTAINS
VOCALS* tag, but when i want to hear mellow and still want to hear guitars,
this does the trick. (also see: a slower-developing slowdive) i haven't
found anything that perfectly straddles the fence between song-based
guitar-fx stuff and guitar soundscapes, but maybe finding a cheap (~$100)
good mike (any recommendations? i'm using a deluxe reverb if that helps at
all) to record my amp might change that. 0;)

woo - 'woo' - this was released on IPR a couple years ago and is a pretty
blissful record of electronic (+ some 'traditional' instruments)
textures/memes/phrases. some only last a little over a minute, but i can
easily hear a couple of these pieces in an ambient set. check your used
bins for this one; i found it for 99 cents.

electric company - live blue 10"/yellow 7" - i picked this up at the space
rock festival in denton, texas last weekend. brad laner (formerly the main
guitarist for medicine) is the mind behind electric company, and this set
takes his sound even further towards techno than the full-length 'a pert
cyclic omen' did. because it's live, the sound is not as fully realized, i
guess, as 'apco', and the beats are somewhat sparse but they are saved by
what goes on over it - minutes of screeching feedback, dissonant tones,
autodialers, random talking, etc. very engaging listen (for me, anyway),
and very recommended. (oh btw not all the songs have beats either. some are
just screeching feedback, dissonant tones, autodialers, random talking,
etc. :P gosh i love cut'n'paste.)

i would also say something about em:t - explorer here but i haven't
listened to it enough yet.

and gosh darnit, if you get a chance to see sonic boom/EAR live, don't miss
it, but make sure to bring a pillow.
.joanna.

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joroses@mail.utexas.edu             http://piglet.cc.utexas.edu/~joanna

lennon saves.


Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 21:31:17 -0400
From: Alex Wolfson (ajw6@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Subject: 4AD:13 Year ITch for Sale (fwd)


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Date: 17 May 1996 21:01:30 GMT
From: [suppressed]
Subject: 4AD:13 Year ITch for Sale


I've got an extra copy of the 13 Year Itch on CD for auction.  Minimum
bid is $55(It's what I paid for it) and bidding ends in one week.  I'll
post bid updates every couple of days.  Email me privately and thanks!


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