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Subject: Re: The Paladins, Gus Gus, The Jive Bombers
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:31:27 -0700
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: Re: lovesliescrushing
Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 19:02:26 -0400
From: Erika Ban (GeonWWB@AOL.COM)
Subject: confliction DCD tour info
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:19:32 -0800
From: cz (cz@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Subject: 4AD Japanese Import CD's FOR SALE
Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 12:46:07 -700
From: sapna patel (spatel1@SHRIKE.DEPAUL.EDU)
Subject: Re: milk & kisses musings
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:23:20 -0600
From: "Dr. Zeus" (john@CACHE.NET)
Subject: Re: Spiritualized tones LP
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 20:49:00 +0200
From: David Bluhm (dabl@KEY.GUN.DE)
Subject: Re: (more) milk & kisses musings
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 05:53:55 GMT
From: Burt Reynolds (bwilliam@FOGELSON.CSF.EDU)
Subject: Re: milk & kisses musings
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:48:45 -0500
From: ICEBLINK@DELPHI.COM
Subject: SIGN ME UP
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 10:37:42 PST
From: NAME: Kennedy Cosker
Subject: New Lush Singles?
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 13:32:36 -0500
From: "Dominic M. Tolli" (tolli@UKRAINE.CORP.MOT.COM)
Subject: Re: ...and speaking of Gus Gus
Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 14:42:25 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: Re: blue nile
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 12:16:28 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: US dates
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 12:44:41 -0400
From: Rich Holtzman (Richieis1@AOL.COM)
Subject: Next Cocteau Release
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 09:33:25 -0500
From: ICEBLINK@DELPHI.COM
Subject: Another Vaughan Oliver link...
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 10:46:37 -0400
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: The Jive Bombers
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 09:18:29 -0700
From: Dewdrops Records (nelson@ASTRO.UCLA.EDU)
Subject: Re: GC/ we are now jedi knights.
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 13:16:29 +0100
From: Andrew Norman (nja@LEICESTER.AC.UK)
Subject: Aborted 4AD releases/signings?
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 21:43:13 -0700
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: Re: dead can dance TOUR dates
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:48:37 -0500
From: "Jose A. Garcia Camil" (pepegtc@HALCON.LAGUNA.UAL.MX)
Subject: Re: milk & kisses musings
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 10:18:09 -0600
From: "Dr. Zeus" (john@CACHE.NET)
Subject: Re: 4AD New Release Info
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 11:24:28 +0200
From: Frank Brinkhuis (frankbri@PI.NET)
Subject: Cocteau Twins in Toronto
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:07:28 EDT
From: seann harding (103476.1771@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: Re: DCD Tour Dates & Euro 1996
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:28:07 +0200
From: Frank Brinkhuis (frankbri@PI.NET)
Subject: Re: 4AD New Release Info
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 12:28:24 +-200
From: Frank Brinkhuis[SMTP:frankbri@PI.NET]
Subject: dead can dance TOUR dates
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 19:14:30 -0400
From: JoeJanecek@AOL.COM
Subject: milk & kisses musings
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 20:17:50 -0700
From: Matthew Polder (mpolder@SUN1.PS.UCI.EDU)
Subject: Y'all forgot Rudolf Hess!
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 22:57:57 CST
From: o-o-o (gruisinger@CCTR.UMKC.EDU)
Subject: Cocteau Twins & Faye Wong
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 12:32:23 +1000
From: Arthur Chan (arthurchan@A011.AONE.NET.AU)
Subject: Re: 4AD New Release Info PART 2
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:49:20 +0000
From: Jason Wintz (moran@HAL-PC.ORG)
Subject: STP????
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 01:00:37 +0000
From: Tan Thong Yang (tytan@PACIFIC.NET.SG)
Subject: RIBBON No. 3
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 21:17:31 -0400
From: Roy Burns (RBNRy@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: dead can dance TOUR dates
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 20:17:16 -0400
From: "...handsome devil..." (drex@AMANDA.DORSAI.ORG)
Subject: Re: Cocteau Twins
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 04:56:43 +0200
From: chief@LYSATOR.LIU.SE
Subject: 4AD New Release Info PART 2
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:01:02 EDT
From: seann harding (103476.1771@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: 4AD New Release Info
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 21:08:20 EDT
From: seann harding (103476.1771@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: Re: Cocteau Twins & Faye Wong
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 00:51:21 +0000
From: Tan Thong Yang (tytan@PACIFIC.NET.SG)
Subject: Re: milk & kisses musings
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:39:56 +0000
From: Jason Wintz (moran@HAL-PC.ORG)
Subject: milk & kisses comes out when?
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 10:58:36 -0700
From: Matthew Polder (mpolder@SUN1.PS.UCI.EDU)
Subject: GC/ we are now jedi knights.
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 15:10:43 -0400
From: Srilank@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: STP tape info request
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 10:40:24 -0700
From: Dewdrops Records (nelson@ASTRO.UCLA.EDU)
Subject: kelly deal 6000...
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 15:58:59 -0400
From: Jon H Wichmann (jhwst9+@PITT.EDU)
Subject: who has 4AD posters forsale?
Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 12:38:49 +0000
From: "ahr@phoenix.net" (ahr@phoenix.net)
Subject: Lamb...
Date: Sun, 26 May 1996 01:49:16 +0200
From: Emiel Efdee (efdee@LUNA.NL)
Subject: Re: Dead Can Dance-PA
Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 11:58:09 EDT
From: "Holly A. Hopey" (bio4hah@CABELL.VCU.EDU)
Subject: Heidi Berry
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:53:03 +0200
From: Frank Brinkhuis (frankbri@PI.NET)
Subject: U Frequencies & other reviews
Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 11:40:04 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: DCD Tour Dates & Promo Info (Long)
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:33:56 +0100
From: "Hugh O'Brien" (hugh@INTERNET-IRELAND.IE)

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:31:27 -0700
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: Re: The Paladins, Gus Gus, The Jive Bombers


4AD is full of surprises. That reason alone would keep me going as fan! But
of course, it's the music and Vaughan Oliver. I'm musically (and
artistically) more open-mined because of 4AD.

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Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 19:02:26 -0400
From: Erika Ban (GeonWWB@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: lovesliescrushing


Try looking on Projekt compilations if you can get your hands on those.  I
know lovesliescrushing appears on at least one Projekt comp (Beneath the Icy
Floe - 1995 Version One).  That compilation only has one song by them
("Babysbreath"), but I find it  gorgeous, almost worth the cost of the whole
CD for that one song!  Good-luck.  :)
                  Enchantments,
                       Erika

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:19:32 -0800
From: cz (cz@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Subject: confliction DCD tour info

              Thu, 23 May 1996 19:14:30 -0400

  JoeJanecek@AOL.COM said:
>   aug 5 seattle paramount
>   aug 6 portland paramount (does pdx have a
>   paramount?-joe)

 "Hugh O'Brien"  said:
>   Sunday          4th     August  Vancouver       Queen
>   Elizabeth Theatre
>   Tuesday         6th     August
>   Seattle         Fifth Avenue Theatre
>   Wednesday       7th
>   August  Seattle         Fifth Avenue Theatre Friday
>   9th     August  Portland        Schnitzer Concert Hall

So the dates/locations are wrong for one of these.  Anyone want to guess which?

Still no word on when DCD tix go on sale but i heard that Cocteau Twins tix go
on sale for Seattle on May 31st.

-cz

Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 12:46:07 -700
From: sapna patel (spatel1@SHRIKE.DEPAUL.EDU)
Subject: 4AD Japanese Import CD's FOR SALE


Howdy.  I found some neato Japanese 4AD CD's, and the highest bidder gets 'em!

Lush - Cookie (B-Sides from 'Split' I believe)
Belly - Baby Silvertooth (B-Sides from 'Star')
Throwing Muses - Red Heaven (Double CD with Kristen Hersh LIVE)


E-Mail me at:

mdebelli@shrike.depaul.edu


Thanks...

Matt
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Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:23:20 -0600
From: "Dr. Zeus" (john@CACHE.NET)
Subject: Re: milk & kisses musings


On Fri, 24 May 1996 ICEBLINK@DELPHI.COM wrote:

> >>> Anyone know who's pictured.
>
> That's Liz, alright, on the cover.<<<
>
>
> When I got my copy of the album, I asked Liz whether that was her
> on the sleeve and she replied "Are you kidding? You couldn't PAY
> me to take my clothes off for a photograph like that."
>
> So, it's not her.
>
> Mike
> iceblink@delphi.com

And you're certain she wasn't being sarcastic? :)


..............................................................
John  (elephas@cache.net)     "We are having a heavenly time!"
 The C. S. Lewis WWW page HTTP://www.cache.net/~john/cslewis/
   This message has been typed on a 100% recycled keyboard
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Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 20:49:00 +0200
From: David Bluhm (dabl@KEY.GUN.DE)
Subject: Re: Spiritualized tones LP




n>The latest thing I've seen by Spiritualized comes in a plain white
n>sleeve with the Pure Phase logo on it, and it seems to be
n>a recording of reference tones. All the tracks are listed as
n>frequencies in kHz at both 33 and 45 rpm. I can imagine Mark
n>Robinson would think this was cool, but would anyone really
n>buy what is essentially just a stereo/electronics test record?
n>Or is it a joke and these are really normal songs?

Well, I happen to own this very record, and I'm not sure if this is a
joke or not!?! Anyway, these are *not* normal songs, these are just
basic "pure phase" tones in different frequencies, and each "track"
can be played at both 33 and 45 rpm, so that each track has 2
frequencies. It says on the label "Pure Phase Tones for DJ's", but
I'm not really sure what a DJ would want to do with that?!? I guess
this record can freak you out a bit when you're drunk or something
;-)



yours tired, but still                 "Finding myself used to be hard,
optimistically paranoid,                But now I see the light,
                      David             If love is a drug
                                        Then I don't need it"
                                                 -THE VERVE, This Is Music



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Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 05:53:55 GMT
From: Burt Reynolds (bwilliam@FOGELSON.CSF.EDU)
Subject: Re: (more) milk & kisses musings


Here's my take:
    Milk and Kisses is a wonderful album, and it seems a logical next
step from FCC. The thing that separates the two for me, is what makes
them appealing. I thought "Bluebeard" and "Summerhead" were wonderful
songs, and several other of the tracks had their moments, but FCC
didn't flow as an album perhaps should. Sure, the sound was
consistent, but the songwriting wasn't. Milk and Kisses on the other
hand, does successfully move from start to finish as a complete
album, with the sound and the songs being both interesting and well-
constructed. The only exception to this is the last two tracks,
"Treasure Hiding" and "Seekers who are Lovers." Througout the years,
the Cocteaus seem to make the last song of an album a song whose tone
and delivery scream "this is the end of the album!" "Treasure Hiding"
(which I think someone already likened to "Pur") does this well
enough, but it isn't the end of the album. But that's trivial in
light of the quality of the songs.
    The other thing which occurs to me, is that I find it easily
compared to Treasure in form. It's almost as if this is what Treasure
would have sounded like after passing it through a "Cocteaus post-FCC"
filter (I know that's silly). There is something about Cocteaus and
the '90's which seems to equal "lite," or "pleasant." And I don't at
all mean this in a bad way, but even the gentlest moments on Treasure
("Amelia" for example) are quetly unsettling in that mid-80's Cocteau
sort of way. Perhaps it's the context; the songs pre and proceeding,
or maybe it's dark and subtle chordal and melodic embellishment which
was absent completely in FCC. Whatever the case, Milk and Kisses
seems to have merged the two styles effortlessly, bridging the gap
between what they were doing in 1984 and in 1993. With this in mind,
it's doubtful that a fan of any era-Cocteaus would dislike Milk and
Kisses; the sound is fresh albeit derivative, and the album is
challenging as well as listener-friendly.
    brian
    bwilliam@fogelson.csf.edu

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:48:45 -0500
From: ICEBLINK@DELPHI.COM
Subject: Re: milk & kisses musings


>>> Anyone know who's pictured.

That's Liz, alright, on the cover.<<<


When I got my copy of the album, I asked Liz whether that was her
on the sleeve and she replied "Are you kidding? You couldn't PAY
me to take my clothes off for a photograph like that."

So, it's not her.

Mike
iceblink@delphi.com

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 10:37:42 PST
From: Kennedy Cosker (coskerk%scruzhsa.uucp@SCRUZ.UCSC.EDU)
Subject: SIGN ME UP


From: NAME: Kennedy Cosker FUNC: Mental Health TEL: 454-4795 SUBSCRIBE 4AD-L cosker@bayvax.decus.org SET 4AD-L MAIL SET 4AD-L DIGEST

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 13:32:36 -0500
From: "Dominic M. Tolli" (tolli@UKRAINE.CORP.MOT.COM)
Subject: New Lush Singles?


        OK, so when are the new Lush singles going to be
released?  Track listing, anyone?  I mean, they've already
got 14 b-sides out, and though the "Last Night" remixes
haven't been commercially released, are there any other
tracks that still haven't seen the light of day?  I'm
betting there will be a few live cuts on them--maybe that
neato StP finale of "Ciao!"  Oh, and no 7" release planned
like the last two singles?

Nick

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Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 14:42:25 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: Re: ...and speaking of Gus Gus


Mystery Parade wrote:

>So...who has a contact in Iceland that has access to early Gus Gus
>recordings/information?

I have no contacts out there, but I'll be there for a week or so in June. As
well as being mr tourist, I intend to do a spot of record shopping, and maybe
see a band or two live. So I'll find out what I can.

- Dez

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 12:16:28 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: Re: blue nile


>since there are a few blue nile fans on this list (hi jeff), i thought i'd
>forward this from the ambient list.  sorry if it's been mentioned before:


>For those that are interested in this band apparently there is to be a new
>release called Peace At Last and apparently the release date is June 7.

Why do I feel no elation at this news. Is it because at least half a dozen
release dates have come and gone. I'll believe it when I have a copy in my mitts
(and even then I'll need some convincing). No offence BiZ, I'm not blaming the
messenger - and we have at least a title this time - but the first concrete
release date was March '95 (in a French rock mag).

- Cynical Dez

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 12:44:41 -0400
From: Rich Holtzman (Richieis1@AOL.COM)
Subject: US dates


July 9    His Name Is Alive
Aug 6     Heidi Berry
Sept 10  Lisa Germano

The Paladins do not have a release date yet, probably Sept.
Gus Gus will probably be out late Sept.

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 09:33:25 -0500
From: ICEBLINK@DELPHI.COM
Subject: Next Cocteau Release


Someone asked what the next single will be (to be released stateside)
off Milk&Kisses:  It's "Violaine".  Don't know when they will be
released.  At least two new songs have been written so far, "Green"
and "Touch Upon Touch", and are being performed live on the tour.

"Alice", featured on the soundtrack to "Stealing Beauty", is out
on the 28th.

Mike
iceblink@delphi.com
iceblink@tiac.net

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 10:46:37 -0400
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: Another Vaughan Oliver link...



This is Vaughan Oliver's poster for Fuse, issue 9, demonstrating his F
Currency font. Interestingly enough, the image is 23k.

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Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 09:18:29 -0700
From: Dewdrops Records (nelson@ASTRO.UCLA.EDU)
Subject: The Jive Bombers


If there was anything that 4AD ever did that sounded like
it just had to be a joke, then it's this Jive Bombers release.
I've heard some tracks that Jeff taped for me, and sure
enough, it REALLY IS a 50's do-wop band. If this really isn't
a joke, then it'll be seen as the most bizarre thing the label
has ever released. The Bulgarian Voices album must have seemed
a pretty strange choice too, but at least it falls into Ivo's
well-established pattern of heavenly female voices. But an
extremely dated sounding, male do-wop band??? Well, maybe it'll
catch on like the Bulgarian Voices stuff did, and we'll all be
riding the waves of nostalgia of the innocent 50's. Happy Days reruns...
Burger 'n malt shops on the corner... Bad hair... More likely,
though, it will bring tirades of 'what is this guy DOING' to
new heights.

|     Brant Nelson | 1817 Corinth Ave. #10 | open your eyes
| Dewdrops Records | LA, CA 90025-5567     | to northern skies
| Uncommon music that deserves to be heard |
| http://www.astro.ucla.edu/students/nelson/dewdrops.html

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 13:16:29 +0100
From: Andrew Norman (nja@LEICESTER.AC.UK)
Subject: Re: GC/ we are now jedi knights.

              "Srilank@AOL.COM" at May 23, 96 03:10:43 pm

 Srilank@AOL.COM wrote on Thu, 23 May 1996
 (Subject: GC/ we are now jedi knights.)
 > Anyone care to comment on the jedi knights (new school science)
 > project by global communication? Reviews, style in terms of other
 > gc outputs, etc.  A small check into the gc web page gave me the
 > following informative bits, "already 10,000 units shipped in the
 > u.k." *and* the cover.  A list or personal reply would be much
 > appreciated.

Nothing like Global Communication - I haven't heard the album, but the
Antacid EP is a throwback to acid/electro (lots of bleeps and squelching
noises).  Quite good fun, but likely to disappoint if you are expecting
soothing ambient soundscapes.

--
Andrew Norman, Leicester, England 24/05/96
nja@le.ac.uk, http://www.engg.le.ac.uk/staff/Andrew.Norman/

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 21:43:13 -0700
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: Aborted 4AD releases/signings?


The recent talk about The Paladins made me wonder: Aside from The Rossburg
Report, Going Home, and Drowning Pool, who else were planned to be released
by 4AD but never were? A good source told me Hope Hull definitely WASN'T. I
heard Ivo wanted to work with The Sundays, PJ Harvey, and Portishead...but
we know what happened to them, right?

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:48:37 -0500
From: "Jose A. Garcia Camil" (pepegtc@HALCON.LAGUNA.UAL.MX)
Subject: Re: dead can dance TOUR dates


>aug 29-30 mexico city the metropolitan
>

Anyone confirmed for this... (is either this or Austin for me)?

Pepe
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'Just give me an easy life and a peaceful death.'
                               The Sundays
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Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 10:18:09 -0600
From: "Dr. Zeus" (john@CACHE.NET)
Subject: Re: milk & kisses musings


On Thu, 23 May 1996, Matthew Polder wrote:

> Anyone know who's pictured.

That's Liz, alright, on the cover.


..............................................................
John  (elephas@cache.net)     "We are having a heavenly time!"
 The C. S. Lewis WWW page HTTP://www.cache.net/~john/cslewis/
   This message has been typed on a 100% recycled keyboard
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Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 11:24:28 +0200
From: Frank Brinkhuis (frankbri@PI.NET)
Subject: Re: 4AD New Release Info


>6007    HIS NAME IS ALIVE - Universal Frequencies EP
>        AD 6007: Promo-only 7"
>        BAD 6007 CD: CD single

The 7" is a regular, however, limited edition.

And what happened to the Mojave 3 'Mercy' single that was also set for release?


+++++++++++++++++++
Frank Brinkhuis
frankbri@pop.pi.net
+++++++++++++++++++

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:07:28 EDT
From: seann harding (103476.1771@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: Cocteau Twins in Toronto


Tickets went on sale at 10 am May 23 for the Toronto Cocteau Twins
tour date!!  Here are the details...

The Concert Hall
888 Yonge Street
Friday, June 14
Doors at 7:30 pm
Tickets are $25
from Ticketmaster
plus the usual
service charges...

Also, Dead Can Dance roll into town just one month later, on
July 15.  Venue and other details to be announced!  Pure joy!!

- Jeff Keibel
jscottc@interlog.com

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 14:28:07 +0200
From: Frank Brinkhuis (frankbri@PI.NET)
Subject: Re: DCD Tour Dates & Euro 1996


>The World tour dates are as follows:
>...
>Sunday          30th    June    London          Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
>...


You must be a VERY BIG Dead Can Dance fan if you go then. That same night
the European Championships final is on at Wembley. I wonder what will happen
if England reach the final. But then, of course they won't....

By the way, if anyone is interested in a 4AD-L Euro 1996 Pool, please
contact me by private e-mail. The slogan for Euro 1996 is something like
"Football coming home!", the slogan for the 4AD-L Euro 1996 Game will be
"4AD come home!".

Frank






>
+++++++++++++++++++
Frank Brinkhuis
frankbri@pop.pi.net
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Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 12:28:24 +-200
From: Jason Curtis (curtisj@ICL.CO.ZA)
Subject: Re: 4AD New Release Info


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Accordinging to my 4AD release schedule - a date for the MOJAVE 3 SP - MERCY is 
oted at the bottom of the release sheet as TBC....

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From: Frank Brinkhuis[SMTP:frankbri@PI.NET]
Subject: Re: 4AD New Release Info


>6007    HIS NAME IS ALIVE - Universal Frequencies EP
>        AD 6007: Promo-only 7"
>        BAD 6007 CD: CD single

The 7" is a regular, however, limited edition.

And what happened to the Mojave 3 'Mercy' single that was also set for release?


+++++++++++++++++++
Frank Brinkhuis
frankbri@pop.pi.net
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Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 19:14:30 -0400
From: JoeJanecek@AOL.COM
Subject: dead can dance TOUR dates


4AD/WB artist DEAD CAN DANCE announce some dates for their tour... subject to
change/modify of course


july 10 philadelphia keswick theatre
july 11 wash dc warner theatre
july 13-14 montreal maisonneuve theatre
july 17 nyc city centre
july 19 boston harborlights festival
july 21 ann arbor michigan theatre
july 22 cleveland lakewood civic theatre
july 24 chicago riviera
july 25 minneapolis orpheum
...?
july 30 santa fe paolo soleri amphitheatre
aug 1 boulder theatre
aug 2 salt lake city kingsbuy theatre
aug 5 seattle paramount
aug 6 portland paramount (does pdx have a paramount?-joe)
aug 7 vancouver bc orpheum
aug 9 berkeley greek theatre
aug 10 los angeles universal amphitheatre
aug 11 san diego humphrey
aug 14 dallas majestic theatre
aug 15 houston cullen aud

then...
aug 21 sao paulo bra olympia
aug 22 rio de janeiro bra morra da urca
aug 25 buenos aires agr rock club
aug 29-30 mexico city the metropolitan


GO GO GO.
joe

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 20:17:50 -0700
From: Matthew Polder (mpolder@SUN1.PS.UCI.EDU)
Subject: milk & kisses musings


I feel really dumb about not realizing that the aforementioned album had
already reached the stores. Duh. Thanks to all those that brought me up
to date.

I bought Milk & Kisses and then listened. Most of the first half didn't
excite me too much. Kind of bland Cocteau. But the last three tracks I
really liked. The packaging was certainly different. Anyone know who's
pictured. Heaven forbid the Twins put pictures of themselves, albeit
blurred, on their albums.

I must say though that I believe my two favorite tracks are the b-sides
on the blue Tishbite single. As others have heretofore pointed out, An
Elan is just a song to die for. If the band has to make an entire album
to get a song of that quality, may they make albums forever.

matthew, who finds himself not as excited as he used to be by new Cocteau
releases. am i ill?

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 22:57:57 CST
From: o-o-o (gruisinger@CCTR.UMKC.EDU)
Subject: Y'all forgot Rudolf Hess!


JESUS CHRIST, a Pixies retrospective already?  Did I read that message right
before I too hastily deleted it?  How about a live album? They certainly have
enough live recordings in the can to make a GREAT double album.  Who needs a
"retrospective" that will if we are lucky have maybe two unreleased tracks
(just enough to sucker in the long-time fans into a near-superfluous (sp?)
purchase).
Everyone chant together--"LIVE ALBUM, LIVE ALBUM, LIVE ALBUM."

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 12:32:23 +1000
From: Arthur Chan (arthurchan@A011.AONE.NET.AU)
Subject: Cocteau Twins & Faye Wong


Am I to assume that no one on this list has the new Cocteau Twins album?
>Someone please just look at the liner notes and see if it states as my cd
>does that "Faye Wong sings with Elizabeth Fraser on Serpentskirt"...just
>curious if this is Hong Kong only!

We've (Australia) had the Twins new LP out here for about a month now. In
Australia they don't really care for Faye Wong here so there is no mention
of her name in the badly written Australian CD cover. I listened to it
carefully and yes she's definately on Serpentskirt here singing something
that sound like chinese.
I don;t know what exactly ('cause i can't speak Mandarin). I think it's
Mandarin anyway, it dosen't sound cantonese. BTW Faye Wong is signed to the
same distributor as the Twins ie Polygram. (The twins under Mecury and Faye
under Cinepoly)

Faye Wong's songs are very much in the flavour of the Twins vocalwise.
You probably can look her up on the net, try net search. Or Tower Records.

later,

Arthur Chan

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:49:20 +0000
From: Jason Wintz (moran@HAL-PC.ORG)
Subject: Re: 4AD New Release Info PART 2


> The "best of" compilation from THE WOLFGANG PRESS as remixed
> by Barry Adamson is "up in the air" at this point.  Details on if it's
> merely postponed or entirely cancelled are not available.  I hope it
> gets released at some point, even if it's just a wholesale reissue of
> the original tracks without the remixing.  A final tribute to TWP is in
> order.

What!?  "A final tribute..."?!?  Have they broken up?  Oh, God,
please say it isn't so!!!! :(

>Plus, if it gets tracks from "The Burden Of Mules" on CD, I'd
> be satisfied!  Who'd be into a CD reissue of "The Burden Of Mules"?

YES YES YES YES!  And also the _Kansas_ EP.  Oh, yeah--and the Mass
_Labour of Love_ LP.  And while we're at it how about A.R. Kane's
_Lolita_ EP?  And the Muses _Chains Changed_? And....

moran@hal-pc.org

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 01:00:37 +0000
From: Tan Thong Yang (tytan@PACIFIC.NET.SG)
Subject: STP????


Hi there! Can someone please enlighten me on this STP tape that I keep
reading about? What is it? Is it available as a CD? How can I get a copy
of it?

You'll have to pardon my ignorance. I can't get hold of such info easily
here.

Thanks!!

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 21:17:31 -0400
From: Roy Burns (RBNRy@AOL.COM)
Subject: RIBBON No. 3


Hello all...

RIBBON No. 3 is, indeed, finally out...

O.K. so not that many of you were actually waiting with baited breath (or any
other kind of breath), but I thought enlighten you all, yet again, as to it's
remarkable/unremarkable contents...

--------------------------------------------------------
RIBBON No. 3

House Painters, current 4AD news

Band Profiles: Eric Matthews, that dog., Mojave 3, Verbena

of 2 Bruce Licher (Independent Project Records & Press/Scenic)

Extended Reviews: Palace, Flying Saucer Attack + additional reviews

Live Reviews: Liquorice/Luna, SF Seals, Ivy, Throwing Muses/Air Miami
--------------------------------------------------------

RIBBON No. 3 is available for $3 postpaid from...

RIBBON
3000-A Cook Street
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
U.S.A.

A big fat thank you to those that actually were waiting for this as well as
to anyone that has inquired, encouraged, and insulted...

As always...feel free to contact me for any additional information.

Roy

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 20:17:16 -0400
From: "...handsome devil..." (drex@AMANDA.DORSAI.ORG)
Subject: Re: dead can dance TOUR dates


ok; could someone clarify this for me?  will the NYC show be on the 13th and
        14th or on the 17th only?  and which City Centre are we talking about
        here????

thanks;

Joherius


On Thu, 23 May 1996 JoeJanecek@AOL.COM

> 4AD/WB artist DEAD CAN DANCE announce some dates for their tour... subject to
> change/modify of course
> july 13-14 montreal maisonneuve theatre
> july 17 nyc city centre

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 04:56:43 +0200
From: chief@LYSATOR.LIU.SE
Subject: Re: Cocteau Twins



Regarding the Cocteau Twins...

> June 7  Atlanta Roxy
> June 9  Washington DC 9:30 Club
> June 10 Boston Avalon
> June 12 New York Roxy
> June 24 Los Angeles Mayan
> June 27 Longview, Missouri Lollapalooza

And June 30 Roskilde Festival, Denmark, Europe

 //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se)

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:01:02 EDT
From: seann harding (103476.1771@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: 4AD New Release Info PART 2


Here's the news part of the post I wanted to add to the end of all the
new release stuff from my previous post.  This is just info I was able to
absorb during a call to 4AD London.  Once again, use it only as a
guide and remember that everything is subject to change!

TARNATION has, like reported in AP, signed to Reprise/WB.  They are,
however, still with 4AD outside the US and Canada.  Paula and the
band will work in conjunction with both Reprise/WB and 4AD when
releasing material.  The 4AD versions will feature v23 art but as I
understand it, Paula may decide to comission different art from another
source for the Reprise/WB versions if she desires.

50's do-whop sensations THE JIVE BOMBERS have their 4AD reissue
compilation "Bad Boy" pushed back into early next year.  The originally
assigned catalogue number (CAD 6013) may have to be reassigned,
or 4AD may just keep it like it is as they did with "Funky Little Demons",
a 1995 release with a 1994 catalogue number...

Also delayed until 1997 is the eagerly awaited 4AD 10" series, which
was to start this summer.  I suspect that the release schedule is
already pretty busy as it stands and Ivo probably wants to wait until he
can devote more time to it.  More time to let the anticipation bulid for us!!

The "best of" compilation from THE WOLFGANG PRESS as remixed
by Barry Adamson is "up in the air" at this point.  Details on if it's
merely postponed or entirely cancelled are not available.  I hope it
gets released at some point, even if it's just a wholesale reissue of
the original tracks without the remixing.  A final tribute to TWP is in
order.  Plus, if it gets tracks from "The Burden Of Mules" on CD, I'd
be satisfied!  Who'd be into a CD reissue of "The Burden Of Mules"?

Rumor of 4AD signing LA based THE PALADINS is not confirmed yet
although the 4AD staffer I spoke with was familiar with the name when
I mentioned them.  So for now, the rumor is just that, a rumor.  Should
you have further details on this or are in the band, come forward with
details, please.

GUS GUS, new signings from Iceland, are still very new to 4AD so it
should be expected that an actual first release from them will be a
little further down the road.  We'll just have to be patient on this one!  A
promo 12" was scheduled to be issued but tracks have yet to be
decided.  Also, one 4AD release schedule DID mention a September
release date for their 4AD debut album but that was not confirmed in
my conversation with the label staffer.

Finally, some good news, the limited edition of the v23 "This Rimy
River" book will is actually ready for release in June sometime!  The
rumor to the effect that bonus CD's will be included with the book are
most definitely not true.  Those early birds who pre-paid for their copy
of the limited art book collectable should start checking their mail
boxes in the next several weeks for the most anticipated non-music
4AD release ever from the label.

Well, that's all for now!  If you have anything to add or correct, please
post the list so everyone gets to see it.  By the way, here in Canada,
where I live, PolyGram has still got the "Head On" CD single from
Pixies in the catalogue.  It has neat custom artwork from v23 and a
similar tracklisting as the Play It Again Sam "Alec Eiffel" EP only with
"Head On" as the "A-side" and a few added live tracks.Also, imported
copies of "Lonely Is An Eyesore" at a very cheap price are still active
in the PolyGram catalogue!  Try contacting a Canadian mail order
store to take advantage of the cool PolyGram catalogue!

I will be posting tracklisting info of the PolyGram Cocteau Twins "Milk &
Kisses" promo CD here and on the Treasure site for all who wrote me
about it.  It's a 75 minute long career retrospective compiling tracks
from "Garlands" right up to "Milk & Kisses".  Since PolyGram handles
both 4AD and Fontana releases, it seemed like a very cool promo idea!
It blows away that "Forgotten 4AD Tracks" bootleg CD without question!

Sorry to have made this a two-parter but I mistakenly sent the first part
before adding all this to it.  Take care, fellow 4ad-l'ers and feel free to
send questions or comments to me at the CompuServe address or
this one: jscottc@interlog.com

I'm NOT Seann Harding, just using his computer,
yours truly,
Jeff Keibel.

                        fallen not broken

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 21:08:20 EDT
From: seann harding (103476.1771@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: 4AD New Release Info


Here's some forthcoming 4AD release info and random news.  Everything is subject
to change or revision so only use as a guide.  The info is from 4AD London and I
confirmed everything as much as I could...

6007    HIS NAME IS ALIVE - Universal Frequencies EP
        AD 6007: Promo-only 7"
        BAD 6007 CD: CD single

6008    DEAD CAN DANCE - Spiritchaser
        CAD D 6008: Double-LP
        CAD C 6008: Cassette
        CAD 6008 CD: CD

6009    LUSH - 500 EP
        BAD 6009 CD: CD single # 1
        BAD D 6009 CD: CD single # 2

6010    HIS NAME IS ALIVE - Stars On ESP
        CAD 6010: LP
        CAD 6010 CD: CD

6011    HEIDI BERRY - Miracle
        CAD 6011: LP
        CAD 6011 CD: CD

6012    LISA GERMANO - Excerpts From The Love Circus
        CAD 6012: LP
        CAD 6012 CD: CD

6013    THE JIVE BOMBERS - Bad Boy
        CAD 6013 CD: CD
        Delayed until early '97.  Catalogue number may eventually
        be reassigned.  See news section below for details.

6014    THROWING MUSES - Limbo
        CAD 6014: LP
        CAD C 6014: Cassette
        CAD 6014 CD: CD

6015    PIXIES - yet to be titled RETROSPECTIVE compilation
        CAD 6015 CD: CD
        Other formats yet to be decided on, but CD for sure.

6016    THROWING MUSES - Shark EP
        BAD 6016: EP
        BAD 6016 CD: CD single

6017    THE AMPS - Pacer (Remix)
        AD 6017: 7" only release
        From a very tentative "Pacer" remix album project.

6018    PIXIES - Debaser EP
        BAD 6018 CD: CD single # 1
        BAD D 6018 CD: CD single # 2

6019    LISA GERMANO - Small Heads EP
        CAD 6019 CD: CD only release

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 00:51:21 +0000
From: Tan Thong Yang (tytan@PACIFIC.NET.SG)
Subject: Re: Cocteau Twins & Faye Wong


Snarlo wrote:
>
> Hey AGAIN,
>
> Am I to assume that no one on this list has the new Cocteau Twins album?
> Someone please just look at the liner notes and see if it states as my cd
> does that "Faye Wong sings with Elizabeth Fraser on Serpentskirt"...just
> curious if this is Hong Kong only!
>
> Thanks?,
> Peter
>
> >Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 19:49:39
> >To: 4ad
> >From: Snarlo 
> >Subject: Cocteau Twins & Faye Wong
> >
> >Hey,
> >
> >Could anyone enlighten me as to whether Faye Wong is on the US or UK
> versions of "Milk and Kisses"?  I think she has an amazing voice, very
> Liz-like, and have the Hong Kong version of the album on which she sings on
> "Serpent Skirt".  The Hong Kong version goes so far as to have a sticker on
> the front which says "Featuring Faye Wong"!!!
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
Hi there! I have a copy of the "Milk & Kisses" CD that's made in London, and it 
oes feature
Faye Wong on "Serpertskirt".

However, the CD is also released in a limited edition boxed CD. The cover design
is different
from the regular design. This limited edition doesn't state Faye Wong's particip
tion in the
CD.

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:39:56 +0000
From: Jason Wintz (moran@HAL-PC.ORG)
Subject: Re: milk & kisses musings


> I must say though that I believe my two favorite tracks are the b-sides
> on the blue Tishbite single. As others have heretofore pointed out, An
> Elan is just a song to die for. If the band has to make an entire album
> to get a song of that quality, may they make albums forever.

I agree that "An Elan" is a great track; possibly the best use of
tension in a Cocteau Twins song since, I dunno... _Victorialand_,
perhaps?  On the other hand, the other single which I most prefer is
the second b-side off of the *first* Tishbite ep:  "Flock of Soul".
But "An Elan" is better.  So, if you can only afford one of the eps,
I recommend getting the second.

Speaking of eps, has the second pair of eps been released yet?  Which
album track was going to be the a-side?  I don't remember.
>
> matthew, who finds himself not as excited as he used to be by new Cocteau
> releases. am i ill?
>
No.  But I'll always rush out to buy them.  They have yet to release
anything I didn't eventually love, and the last album they released
which didn't initially leave me feeling let down was _Treasure_.  I'm
sure that this one will grow on me, as well.

moran@hal-pc.org
>


Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 10:58:36 -0700
From: Matthew Polder (mpolder@SUN1.PS.UCI.EDU)
Subject: milk & kisses comes out when?


Howdy,

This has probably been mentioned already several times, but when is this
album coming out? All the record stores where I live are way too dense to
figure it out. Please email me personally if you can.

muchas thanks,

matthew

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 15:10:43 -0400
From: Srilank@AOL.COM
Subject: GC/ we are now jedi knights.


Anyone care to comment on the jedi knights (new school science) project by
global communication?  Reviews, style in terms of other gc outputs, etc.
A small check into the gc web page gave me the following informative bits,
"already 10,000 units shipped in the u.k." *and* the cover.
A list or personal reply would be much appreciated.

thanks.

jason

srilank@aol.com

ps-la hot-line # is 310.535.1714

pps-I promised not to spoil the anti-climax but, the new Heidi Berry has been
pushed back - - - again.

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 10:40:24 -0700
From: Dewdrops Records (nelson@ASTRO.UCLA.EDU)
Subject: Re: STP tape info request


> the one from my tape, filled it our and tried to send
> it to the address listed, but it was returned saying that the po box was
> closed.

I had a similar experience, but when I called them up
and asked for their new PO box number they just told me
to send stuff to the old one and it will now be forwarded.
This was at the beginning of last week, and they said
they had just opened their new PO box that day. Beats me
why they couldn't have kept their old one.

Don't forget Modern English at the House Of Blues next
Wednesday. Everyone sing along to "16 Days" now...
'working fiendishly on the atomic bomb...'

|     Brant Nelson | 1817 Corinth Ave. #10 | open your eyes
| Dewdrops Records | LA, CA 90025-5567     | to northern skies
| Uncommon music that deserves to be heard |
| http://www.astro.ucla.edu/students/nelson/dewdrops.html

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 15:58:59 -0400
From: Jon H Wichmann (jhwst9+@PITT.EDU)
Subject: kelly deal 6000...


the radio station i dj at just got kelly deal's band's album..
whose tittle i have conveniently forgotten..
but it is on NICE records..
and is a mix of countryish songs and more rockin songs..

they also are touring and will be
playing here in pittsburgh on june 3 or 4
at lucianos...

j0n

Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 12:38:49 +0000
From: "ahr@phoenix.net" (ahr@phoenix.net)
Subject: who has 4AD posters forsale?


if you have any 4AD posters forsale.. would you please email me with
details like price and shipping.  thanks

ahr@phoenix.net

Date: Sun, 26 May 1996 01:49:16 +0200
From: Emiel Efdee (efdee@LUNA.NL)
Subject: Lamb...


Just bought a five track cds from a group called 'Lamb'. One song, five
versions, one of them is a seven-and-a-half minute instrumental remix by
Autechre (so this could be interesting for the people on this list who like
them). The original track -Gold - is the first single from a forthcoming
album.
for this record in the same corner where you find sounds from Nearly God,
Tricky, Massive Attack, Portishead... (some call it triphop but I don't).


Emiel Efdee
...
the Netherlands, May 26, 1996
... efdee@luna.nl
... http://www.luna.nl/~efdee



Oh, and...

Next week in Amsterdam: Cocteau Twins - Should I go?

Next week in Amsterdam: Scheer - I'm going!

Next month in Amsterdam/Rotterdam: Frank Black - Should I go?

Next month in Amsterdam: Dead Can Dance - I'm going! (twice)

Next month in Rotterdam: Bon Jovi - I have to go somewhere else...

Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 11:58:09 EDT
From: "Holly A. Hopey" (bio4hah@CABELL.VCU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Dead Can Dance-PA

              96 7:48 am

>
> i guess one of the first dates for Dead Can Dance's summer tour is on sale (?)
as i
> found the following entry on the Ticketmaster webpage...  (it was the only ent
y
> for DCD, unfortunately.)  don't think this has been mentioned in the list yet.
.
>
> TICKET NOT TO BE RESOLD         Venue:Keswick Theatre
>         DEAD CAN DANCE          Primary Act: DEAD CAN DANCE
>         PRESENTED BY EFC        City: Glenside
>         KESWICK THEATRE         State: Pennsylvania
>            GLENSIDE, PA         Event Date: 10-JUL-96
>       WED JUL 10, 1996 8:00PM   Price: $22.50
>                                 Ticket Center Information
>                                 Charge-By-Phone Information
>   There is a service charge on tickets purchased at Ticketmaster ticket center
.
>   Tickets purchased over the telephone include a service charge and a handling
 jeremy redman      "peace in a world free from religion,
>

Actually, tickets are not on sale yet.  We called the Keswick
yesterday and they didn't even know how much tickets cost or when
they would be on sale.  They told us to try back in a few days.  I
can't wait to see them and hear their new album!!!

Holly
bio4hah@cabell.vcu.edu

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:53:03 +0200
From: Frank Brinkhuis (frankbri@PI.NET)
Subject: Heidi Berry


>pps-I promised not to spoil the anti-climax but, the new Heidi Berry has been
>pushed back - - - again.

The last release date I got was July the 8th. What's it now?

Frank
+++++++++++++++++++
Frank Brinkhuis
frankbri@pop.pi.net
+++++++++++++++++++

Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 11:40:04 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: U Frequencies & other reviews


Hi all, some splendid new releases to report on - a heavy days shopping to be
sure.

HNIA - Universal Frequencies
It's been reviewed to death already here, but I'd like to stick my comments in
anyway. Universal Frequencies itself is a brilliant pastiche of Brian Wilson at
the peak of his powers. The bassline and theremin (or theremin impression) are
identical to Good Vibrations - in fact I can't work out whether it's a
painstaking recreation, or a sample from one of the countless Good Vibes
out-takes that exist. If it wasn't done so well, I would have thought it rather
pointless. Of course, the vocals were never going to be a patch on what the
Beach Boys were capable of - and to his credit, Warren hasn't really attempted
to do a recreation there. But when the originals have stooped so low as to
murdering past glories in the company of Status Quo, it's a joy to hear
something that captures their very essence. The other tracks are more
traditional HNIA territroy. Fine, but not breathtaking. I do like the anarchical
medley / melee of tunes that comprise track four on the CD. 4AD release of the
year so far.

Transglobal Underground - Psychic Karaoke (Nation)
Back to form with a vengeance. International Times was patchy, but TGU display
all of their best points here. As usual, Psychic Karaoke is a stew of
eastern/arab/african/bhangra/hip-hop/house/techno and rock, all blended into a
multi-cultural feast that nobody else seems to be able to achieve. The usual
suspects are here - Natacha Atlas's gorgeous arabic melodies, Dubulah's
scorching basslines, Mantu's brilliant percussion and Alex Kasiek's crap rapping
(sorry Alex) - but even that seldom distracts. There's even some John Barry
Seven guitar on Boss Tabla. I'm going to see them live tonight, so I'll report
back.

Slam - Headstates (Soma)
I've got a promo of this which conveniently has no track-listing. But there are
ten of them, anyway. Headstates has had rave reviews in the press over here, and
I guess I can see why. It's a very strong, and quite eclectic collection, that's
a kind of greatest hits of techno influences. A bit of trance here, some old
school there, and some brief drum 'n' bass snatches to keep the kids happy.
Perhaps I sound a little cynical, because it is a very good LP, and one I'll
probably play a lot.

Bedrock - For What You Dream Of (Stress)
Seriously un-thislisty, but I don't care. A massive house anthem, as featured in
Trainspotting (are they really going to subtitle the film stateside?). The
fifteen minute Amazon remix made me wish I was in a club - at one o'clock on a
wet Saturday afternoon.

Grace - Down To Earth (Perfecto)
Don't worry - some much more thislisty stuff to review. Just writing these in
the order I played them. Probably a massive hit. Pop-trance at its most joyous,
with a chorus to die for.

Labradford - Scenic Recovery (Duophonic 10")
I don't know if this limited edition ten-inch is a one-off, or whether they've
signed to Duophonic over here. Two tracks - the a-side is a slow, bass-heavy
masterpiece with real percussion(!). Dark, brooding, paranoid and crackly (or is
the latter just the pressing?). Underwood 5ive (not a typing error on my part)
starts with some electronic noise, before heading off into Tortoise territory.
It's almost uptempo by Labradford standards, with Slint-like drums and guitars
that wander off into their own timezone. Fab.

Cranes - La Tragedie D'Oreste Et Electre (Dedicated)
Have I been asleep or someting. I had no idea there was a new Cranes LP due
until I saw it in the shop. It's a limited edition seven-track soundtrack (of
sorts) to the Sartre play Les Mouches (The Flies). I think our parents called
this sort of thing a concept album (man!). It's beautifully packaged in the
manner of Rachel's and June of 44's releases. And Alison sings in French.
Musically, it is a natural progression from Loved. Even more
orchestral-sounding, and moving further away from traditional pop structures to
a kind of Philip Glass style of repetitive phrases. In fact, the bands (if I can
use that term) it brings most to mind are Dead Can Dance or even Rachel's. I've
listened to it once so far, and I think I like it a lot - but immediate it
isn't.

Jack - Biography Of A First Son (Too Pure 7")
I saw a review in Melody Maker comparing Jack to Tindersticks, so in blissful
ignorance I bought this - it was only 99p. It doesn't really sound much like
Tindersticks - even at their most uptempo, they don't sound as rock 'n' roll as
this. It's pretty short and sweet, - almost like Gallon Drunk with strings. I
like it though. In fact it wouldn't sound out of place on Mick Harvey's album of
Gainsbourg covers.

Smog - Kicking A Couple Around (Domino)
Finally, the first new stuff from Bill Callahan for a year. A year in which he's
been hanging out with Will Oldham and Lou Barlow, and you can tell. Your New
Friend is a maudlin acoustic ballad, recorded for a Peel session in January last
year. The other three songs were recorded by Albini (is this man mellowing out
or what?). As you would expect, the results are stark, direct with no-frills.
But you wouldn't expect James Taylor. I'm being unfair. These are fine,
late-night songs to play alongside Eitzel, Red House Painters, Tarnation and
Palace (Music/Songs/Brothers - take your pick).

Unusually for a shopping trip, I've managed to avoid any duds. Maybe my
instincts are better these days, or maybe this really has the makings of a
classic year. Debating point?

- Dez

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:33:56 +0100
From: "Hugh O'Brien" (hugh@INTERNET-IRELAND.IE)
Subject: DCD Tour Dates & Promo Info (Long)


Just received a promo of the new DCD album, "Spiritchaser", and thought I
would supplememnt the list with
the tour dates and some of the 4AD accompanying information.

Dead Can Dance are Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, supplemented on this tour
by a further 7 musicians, including John Bonner, Ronan O'Snodaigh, Lance
Hogan, Robert Perry and Pieter Bourke.

The band will play a two hour set of material taken from their new album,
"Spiritchaser" as well as music stretching back as far as the band's first
EP for 4Ad(1984's "Garden of Delights") through to new, as yet unrecorded songs.

Unduobtedly their finest release to date, "Spiritchaser" focuses on the more
percussive, tribal side of Dead Can Dance's music, together with the vocals
of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard. The album was recorded at Perry's Quivvy
Church studio in Co. Cavan in Ireland over the course of the last 12 months.

The World tour dates are as follows:

Sunday          2nd     June    Dublin          Olympia
Thursday        6th     June    Antwerp         Queen Elisabeth Hall
Friday          7th     June    Cologne         Philharmonie
Sunday          9th     June    Budapest        Budai Parkszinpad
Tuesday         11th    June    Prague          Palace of Culture
Wednesday       12th    June    Munich          Circus Crone
Friday          14th    June    Frankfurt       Alter Oper
Saturday        15th    June    Paris           Salle Pleyel
Sunday          16th    June    Paris           Salle Pleyel
Tuesday         18th    June    Athens          Lykabetus Theatre
Wednesday       19th    June    Thessaloniki    Sikeon Theatre
Friday          21st    June    Barcelona       Palau da la Musica
Saturday        22nd    June    Madrid          Teatro de Monumental
Monday          24th    June    Berlin          Tempodrom
Tuesday         25th    June    Hamburg         Musikhalle
Thursday        27th    June    Amsterdam       Carre
Friday          28th    June    Amsterdam       Carre
Sunday          30th    June    London          Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Thursday        4th     July    Istanbul        Jazz Festival
Wednesday       10th    July    Philadelphia    Keswick Theatre
Thursday        11th    July    Washington DC   Warner Theatre
Saturday        13th    July    New York        venue tbc
Sunday          14th    July    New York        venue tbc
Tuesday         16th    July    Boston          Harbor Lights
Thursday        18th    July    Montreal        St Denis Theatre
Friday          19th    July    Montreal        St Denis Theatre
Sunday          21st    July    Toronto         Massey Hall
Monday          22nd    July    Ann Arbor       Michigan Theatre
Wednesday       24th    July    Chicago         Riviera Theatre
Thursday        25th    July    Chicago         Riviera Theatre
Friday          26th    July    Minneapolis     State Theatre
Tuesday         30th    July    Santa Fe        Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre
Thursday        1st     August  Boulder         Boulder Theatre
Friday          2nd     August  Salt Lake City  Kingsbury Hall
Sunday          4th     August  Vancouver       Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tuesday         6th     August  Seattle         Fifth Avenue Theatre
Wednesday       7th     August  Seattle         Fifth Avenue Theatre
Friday          9th     August  Portland        Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sunday          11th    August  San Francisco   Greek Theatre
Tuesday         11th    August  Los Angeles     Greek Theatre
Friday          16th    August  Austin          Music Hall
Saturday        17th    August  Houston         Jones Hall
Monday          19th    August  Atlanta         venue tbc
Wednesday       21st    August  Miami           venue tbc

Friday 23rd August through to Sunday 1st September:South America

The mesmeric sound that opens up Dead Can Dance's seventh studio album is
not instantly identifiable. It could be a percussive instrument, or a
sample; it could be a studio-treated didgeridoo - anything, in fact, out of
this instrumental world. In truth, it's a bullroarer, a sculpted piece of
wood attached to a rope that you swing over your head, then sampled and
played though a keyboard. The point being, that after much cultural
discussion of musical 'source', about organic vs. technological, 'original'
vs. 'sampled', there is no distinction anymore, no boundaries, essentially
no difference. It really doesn't matter. What matters is the spirit.

Similarly, Dead Can Dance's 15-year pattern of working within an expansive,
quixotic musical diaspora should no longer be broken down into 'when' and
'where'. Since 1981, when Australian duo Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard
moved to London to begin their musical vocation, the pair have called on
traditions such as neo-classical, choral, baroque and troubadour, from both
liturgical and secular origins, under a New World planetarium spanning
Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North Africa, the
Mediterranean and beyond. Everywhere has either been a colony, or now feels
the residual effects of colonial cultures moving back to the 'motherland'.
In Dead Can Dance's music, 'ethnic' has become an almost meaningless musical
category.

The time-spanning, genre- and geography-defying spirit is one that has
mesmerised people worldwide, as each of their albums has sold to a
progressively larger audience. The epic emotional drama of their work has
also come to the attention of the art, film and TV worlds too; those to have
mined the Dead Can Dance catalogue include the San Francisco ballet, Hermes
Perfume and a documentary on Hitler and Stalin, likewise equally diverse
motion pictures such as Heat, The Crossing Guard and Baraka. Numerous
musicians have sampled their work; the dance field(Future Sound of London
and Black Grape, to name two) are especially attuned to the duo's vivid vistas.

That spirit is continually bound up both in Perry and Gerrard's
extraordinarily affecting voices, and in the continually changing face of
Dead Can Dance's music. On Spiritchaser, there is another shift, away from
the distinct Gaelic qualities of 1993's Into the Labyrinth. But - to the
these ears at least - a track like 'The Snake And The Moon' on the new
record has definite South American influences; Gerrard hears African. "It's
gone past the point of being 'this' and 'that'," she affirms. "Music has
come to a new age, where we're exposed to music from all over the world,
from a much larger palate of colours, as opposed to just what was available
in the '50s and '60s. Our music has taken on an identity of itself. A track
like 'Nierika' sounds like 'Frontier', the very first piece Brendan and I
ever wrote together, at the age of 16 or 17, before we'd heard any African
music."

Perry suggests that Dead Can Dance music tends to mirror the music that the
pair are listening to, or have been researching - he in his converted church
in Ireland(where Spiritchaser was written and recorded), and Lisa in the
remote Gippsland region of Southern Australian. Perry admits he has been
listening to South American music, largely from Chile and Peru, but that the
roots to Spiritchaser are based in rhythm.

into areas that we had worked in before, so we made a conscious decision to
move away from that. We decided to set ourselves limitations in terms of
instrumentation, to work from the basis of purely rhythmical means, and
develop from there. I've been doing a lot of percussion workshops and doing
sessions with friends. and invariably we'd come back to the studio and have
up to 15 people playing percussion, just to entertain ourselves, and some
great ideas were generated from that. We subsequently put down a week's
worth of percussion, from which 'Nierika' and 'Dedicace Outo' come."

The latter, a brief, trance pattern, is based on a Vodun rhythm from
Haiti(Outo is 'the spirit of the drums'). 'The Song Of The Stars' begins
with words taken from an Algonquian Indian poem, and ends with words from a
Vodun invocation. Elsewhere, Dead Can Dance traverse the planet. The words
to 'Song Of The Dispossessed' are Perry's, adopting a traditional latin
melody to address the eternal problem of people, "whose lives have been
changed for the worse."

Sometimes the nature of a song comes from it's incidental inspiration. 'The
Song Of The Nile' is so named because it features the sound of real crickets
from the Nile, while Perry and Gerrard agree that the track, once completed,
suggests a river journey, "with rhythms of someone pushing a pole through
the water, or a marsh." 'Nierika', which opens the album, is an Inuit term
for the paths between the underworld, middle world and higher world that
shamen travel, inspired by the 'running dogs' sound that they felt was
Sami-influenced. Gerrard's 'Devorzhun' which closes the album, is an
invented word of Gerrard's; the track, she says, "is a lullaby for the
sleeping spirit."

For Perry, the unifying force behinf the eight tracks that make up
Spiritchaser, "is a search for sounds which would convey a sense of animism,
to try and bring elements of nature through, like birdsong and things which
suggest woods, snakes, water, atmospheres...to look for alternatives rather
than conventional uses of instrumentation, to express an animal nature
rather than music that was coming from a technological background."

The rhythms suggested harmonics; the harmonics suggested more diverging
possibilities, and so they progressed. "making this album was an evolution
of discovery more than anything," Perry reckons. "We don't discuss that much
while we're working; we just know when it clicks, and become more animated.
It's not an intellectual way of working, we just try to understand the
emotional charge, in order to go forward."

It's a process, Perry says, that led to the title of the album. "We were
looking for something that excited us, looking for the spirit, hunting it
down, cornering it...we had the sense of searching for something which had
meaning, something where you hear the spirits talking."

The result of which is an album that stands well apart from it's
predecessors. Not since the mid-'80s have Perry and Gerrard's contributions
dovetailed together, as opposed to their increasing tendency to work more in
isolation. It might be because Gerrard worked on her solo album, The Mirror
Pool, which 4AD released in 1995, or that the pair realised how they had
become 'seperated' over the passage of time, after the dissolution of their
physical relationship. Either way, it is a joy to hear the pair of them sing
together much more, as if two rivers have converged to form a stronger,
flowing current. their music is grounded in hybrid and fusion so it makes
more sense that they follow the same aesthetic.

entity, with a seperate life of its own, but this time, i've been able to
sit down and not feel a little tug of war going on within the picture. We've
got away with doing quite a bit more, which made the creative process a lot
more intense. It was like a Siamese twin's experience: we microscopically
went over everything. We found ourselves crossing each other's boundaries,
and maybe doing what we know the other usually does, so it's been an
important record for us."

So boundaries are crossed, and boundaries dissolved; The boundary between
the studio and the stage will be crossed too when Dead Can Dance begin their
world tour in June, their first since 1993, from where the live double album
and video Toward The Within was taken. Besides the usual Western and Eastern
European and Northern American dates, the expanded ensemble are visiting
South America for the first time. It's not commonly known but, out of all
4AD's artists, Dead Can Dance are the biggest internationally - in San
Francisco, for example, they are playing to 8,000 people("I'm a bit
tentative of losing the audience from the 40th row backwards," Perry
ponders. "We might have to throw in some stadium rock numbers...").

Two instrumentals, both instigated in those original percussive sessions,
are to be included un the tour programme. The beat goes, on in other words.
Evoking the spirits; chasing the spirits, and following where they may lead.

Martin Aston, April 1996.




      Hugh O'Brien            hugh@indigo.ie
      "Music has to be sound, otherwise you are lost.Sound
      goes into the inner part of the human soul"-Iannis Xenakis