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Subject: hniaUNIVfreq/v23
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1996 21:55:11 -0700
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: Baraka
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 15:50:33 +1000
From: Derby Chang (derbyc@TPLRD.TPL.OZ.AU)
Subject: Re: DCD bootleg
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 01:10:44 -0400
From: Lon Lentz (cerebus@GATE.NET)
Subject: Re: isn't remotely 4AD-ish...
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 01:37:56 -0400
From: lorelei tremolor (lfl3858@IS4.NYU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Baraka
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 02:40:49 -0400
From: Lon Lentz (cerebus@GATE.NET)
Subject: Release Dates
Date: 20/06/96 03:45
From: Paul Walsh (Paul.Walsh@PETROLITE.CO.UK)
Subject: LOOK --> Modula Green <-- LOOK
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 01:54:43 -0700
From: einexile the meek (einexile@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Aphex, Glass, and Donkey Rhubarb
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 02:19:40 -0700
From: einexile the meek (einexile@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: off-topic discussions [Re: nearly god, nearly here?
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 06:31:01 -0400
From: ulangilah (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: achtung heffalump: off topic! delete without reading!
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 07:11:50 -0400
From: "dan k." (owilde@UMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: CW info
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 12:13:40 +0100
From: "'H'y" (hmc4@mailer.york.ac.uk)
Subject: Re: Aphex, Glass, and Donkey Rhubarb
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 07:35:59 -0400
From: "dan k." (owilde@UMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: Release Dates
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 08:06:34 EDT
From: "Barry A. Mathews" (Barry.A.Mathews@VALLEY.NET)
Subject: The lazy spirit chasers
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:54:36 CET
From: Adam Olszewski (ADAMRADV@PLEARN.BITNET)
Subject: Mazzy Questions
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:46:46 +0100
From: mbdtssv (mbdtssv@AFS.MCC.AC.UK)
Subject: Re: 4AD "after death"? and Michael Brook
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 10:41:22 -0400
From: "[spiral]" (99lear@LAB.CC.WMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: LOOK --> Modula Green <-- LOOK
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 09:14:07 -0500
From: HORTMAN_M@HCCS.CC.TX.US
Subject: Re: 4AD "after death"? and Michael Brook
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 15:50:18 +0200
From: snailhead (Guy.Vandekerckhove@RUG.AC.BE)
Subject: Re: LOOK --> Modula Green <-- LOOK
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 09:13:21 -0500
From: HORTMAN_M@HCCS.CC.TX.US
Subject: Glass Twins and Donkey in Bubblebath
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 06:30:39 -0700
From: einexile the meek (einexile@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: Mazzy Questions
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 17:13:22 +0200
From: Frank Brinkhuis (frankbri@PI.NET)
Subject: "A" "D"
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:58:01 -0400
From: Rich Holtzman (Richieis1@AOL.COM)
Subject: Scheer Web Page
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:33:29 -0400
From: Daniel Corriveau (corr@WIDOMAKER.COM)
Subject: Paladins
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 12:05:06 -0400
From: Rich Holtzman (Richieis1@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: i. remotely
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:30:16 -0400
From: "dan k." (owilde@UMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: m. brook + i. remotely
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 09:54:22 +0100
From: Andrew Norman (nja@LEICESTER.AC.UK)
Subject: Re: DCD bootleg
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:01:44 -0400
From: liles melissa m (mmlile@FACSTAFF.WM.EDU)
Subject: Romeo is bleeding...
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:49:49 -0500
From: hortman_m@HCCS.CC.TX.US
Subject: Euro96!
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:26:47 -0400
From: "...handsome devil..." (drex@AMANDA.DORSAI.ORG)
Subject: Philip Glass recommendations
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 09:31:46 -0700
From: Jens Alfke (jens@APPLE.COM)
Subject: the dream syndicate
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 21:34:42 PDT
From: naor (naor_y@NETVISION.NET.IL)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding...
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 15:59:07 -0400
From: DJ Guile (guile@DHP.COM)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding...
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 12:44:13 -0700
From: Rick Stone (crnholio@EMF.NET)
Subject: Re: Paladins
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:30:36 -0700
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: Re: the dream syndicate
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 16:46:31 -0400
From: John Mcintyre (MCINTYRE@PA.MSU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Glass Twins and Donkey in Bubblebath
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:44:54 -0700
From: Jake Reichert (reicja00@DONS.AC.USFCA.EDU)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding...
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 16:52:38 -0400
From: "...handsome devil..." (drex@AMANDA.DORSAI.ORG)
Subject: Re: Philip Glass recommendations
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 15:31:54 -0500
From: HORTMAN_M@HCCS.CC.TX.US
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding... -Reply
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 17:41:03 -0400
From: "WILLIAM D. BARRY" (BARRYWD@GWSMTP.NU.COM)
Subject: Info on Seefeel, Labradford, Flying Saucer Attack
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 08:45:20 +1000
From: Geoff Elgey (elgey@FIT.QUT.EDU.AU)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding...
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 19:05:43 -0700
From: Alex Wolfson (ajw6@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Subject: Re: Totally not This-Listy Reply
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 19:15:57 -0500
From: Steven Venn (svenn@INFORAMP.NET)
Subject: Micheal Brook
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 17:37:25 -0500
From: Darryl Stephen Roy (dsroy@OWLNET.RICE.EDU)
Subject: "James" singer and A. Badalementi
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 19:19:04 -0500
From: Steven Venn (svenn@INFORAMP.NET)
Subject: Stereolab n' such
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 16:44:00 -0700
From: Jake Reichert (reicja00@DONS.AC.USFCA.EDU)
Subject: Angelo Badalamenti
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 17:30:27 -0700
From: Jon Drahn (pdrahn@PDRAHN.SEANET.COM)
Subject: Re: Angelo Badalamenti
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 18:26:42 -0700
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: Re: Stereolab n' such
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 21:01:12 -0500
From: a bear of very little brain (hk@NEOSOFT.COM)
Subject: Record Catalogues
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 13:49:07 +1000
From: Geoff Elgey (elgey@FIT.QUT.EDU.AU)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding...
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 03:02:40 GMT
From: "C.K. Coney" (ckc.atlanta@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Subject: Re: Glass Twins and Donkey in Bubblebath
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 02:55:59 GMT
From: "C.K. Coney" (ckc.atlanta@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET)

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1996 21:55:11 -0700
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: hniaUNIVfreq/v23


Universal Frequencies is absolutely BRILLIANT; buy it!
Looks like a sneak preview of the album artwork on the inside of the
CD...promises to be v23's design triumph of the year thus far!

and, could Someone re-post what magazine the hnia flexi came with please?

----------------------------
t h e   m y s t e r y   p a r a d e
esoteric graphic design
                   tmp@earthlink.net
----------------------------

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 15:50:33 +1000
From: Derby Chang (derbyc@TPLRD.TPL.OZ.AU)
Subject: Baraka


Hi,

Can anyone offer a review of the soundtrack to "Baraka"?  It
looks like a few Dead Can Dance-ish tracks might make the
purchase worthwhile.

Thanks,
Derby

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 01:10:44 -0400
From: Lon Lentz (cerebus@GATE.NET)
Subject: Re: DCD bootleg


At 10:51 AM 6/19/96 -0700, you wrote:
>I found a bootleg CD of DCD called "Influences of the Middle East" or

  Is it a concert recording? If so, where and when?
Have Gun, Will Travel
Royale Security & Armored
State of Florida Lic # B9600005
AplhaNumeric pager #: 941.279.0969

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 01:37:56 -0400
From: lorelei tremolor (lfl3858@IS4.NYU.EDU)
Subject: Re: isn't remotely 4AD-ish...


isn't remotely 4ad-ish?...

*st.etienne, dubstar, icerink bands
*bikini kill
*huggy bear
*the stone roses
*bjork
*depeche mode
*abba
*stereolab aren't really 4ad-ish

but, right now i've just got 5 cocteau cd's in my stereo...


lorelei tremolor still in bliss from the cocteau show last wednesday


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 02:40:49 -0400
From: Lon Lentz (cerebus@GATE.NET)
Subject: Re: Baraka


At 03:50 PM 6/20/96 +1000, you wrote:
>Can anyone offer a review of the soundtrack to "Baraka"?  It
>looks like a few Dead Can Dance-ish tracks might make the
>purchase worthwhile.

  The only DCD tune on the soundtrack is "The Host of Seraphim".

  The video to "Yulunga" was made entirely from scenes from Baraka.
 I would highly recommend the movie and the soundtrack. The music, while not
 necessarily DCDish, is much in the same vain.

Have Gun, Will Travel
Royale Security & Armored
State of Florida Lic # B9600005
AplhaNumeric pager #: 941.279.0969


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 07:56:00 GMT
From: Paul Walsh (Paul.Walsh@PETROLITE.CO.UK)
Subject: Re: Release Dates


     What are the Pixies releases - 'best of' compilations?


______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: Release Dates

Date: 20/06/96 03:45 The following are UK Release Dates. US dates will usually be within 2 weeks of the UK ones. June 17 Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser June 24 His Name Is Alive - Stars on ESP July 15 Lush - 500 July 29 Throwing Muses - Shark August12 Lisa Germano - Small Heads Aug 19 Pixies - Debaser Aug 19 Throwing Muses - Limbo mid Aug Heidi Berry - Miracle Sept 9 Lisa Germano - Excerpts from a Love Circus Sept 9 Gus Gus - Cold Breath '79 Sept 16 Pixies Sept The Paladins Of course, these dates are not set in stone, however they are pretty close. Lush will continue to tour. Paladins will always be touring. and His Name Is Alive will do multiple tours. enjoy

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 01:54:43 -0700
From: einexile the meek (einexile@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: LOOK --> Modula Green <-- LOOK


I've taken bits and pieces from the Modula Green album I'm always raving
about and stuck them together into a 3 minute .wav file just to prove to
you people how goddam great it is. Go look:


Also, at the AOL annex I will shortly be placing a short piece from the
Pieter Nootern album we've been discussing lately, in case anyone's not
yet entirely convinced:


I will be doing this sort of thing on a regular basis from now until
someone sues my ass. Any and all suggestions and requests are welcome.
Enjoy.


 e


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 02:19:40 -0700
From: einexile the meek (einexile@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Aphex, Glass, and Donkey Rhubarb


> >> Aphex Twin & Phillip Glass Ensemble - Donkey Rhubarb
> >
> >
> >        is this new?

It's ten months old.

> what's it like?

It's like shit. Probably the most rotten thing he's done since Analogue
Bubblebath 3. It is a four track ep called Donkey Rhubarb and the artist
is just the Aphex Twin, not him and Glass. The title track is horrible
video game music, the secon song is a repetitive bunch of noise, like a
nightmare about old computers falling apart. Track three is an
orchestration, by Glass, of Icct Hedral, the best song on I Care Because
You Do. The orchestration, performance, and production are all just
barely acceptable. The energy and darkness of the song are obliterated
and replaced with nothing but a hollow attempt at repetition. The final
song of the four is worth having, but not for the $10 it'll cost you.
It's a simple, slow, dark thing of the Next Heap With variety that breaks
down into a rather emotional lament. A nice songg that would fit in the
lower percentiles of I Care or the upper of Ventolin, but it's pretty
simple and not really anything special.

Oh yeah, and there is no Philip Glass Ensemble mentioned on my copy. In
fact, the performers (probably at their own request) are not mentioned at
all.

> Its bound to be a collector cd mini-ep in
> the next few years.

If this means it will be deleted, good riddance, but I don't think it has
been. If you're worried about that though, buy Gak instead. Short,
priceless little dance record that will probably vanish off the face of
the Earth.

> I have it on tape from
> a friend, so I'm not sure of who puts it out.

Warp, and Rough Trade picked it up. Shame on them both.

And no, I am not doing the build-him-up-knock-the-poor-sucker-down thing.
Hangable Auto Bulb came out after this ep and is amazing.


 e


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 06:31:01 -0400
From: ulangilah (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Re: off-topic discussions [Re: nearly god, nearly here?


>Tricky -> recorded a few tracks, and produced a few others, with Whale
>       -> ...who covered Prince's Darling Nikki (b-side to "Pay For Me")
>       -> ...who wrote "Rasberry Beret"
>       -> ...covered by Warren Zevon and Michael Stipe,

It kind of falls apart here. I guess you're referring to the Hindu Love
Gods, who consisted of Buck, Mills, Berry and Zevon, but not Stipe...

>       -> ...Michael Stipe duets with Kirsten Hersh on "Your Ghost",
>       -> ...Kirsten Hersh is on 4AD

but you can still make the link: Hindu Love Gods -> REM -> Stipe ->
*Kristin* Hersh


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 07:11:50 -0400
From: "dan k." (owilde@UMICH.EDU)
Subject: achtung heffalump: off topic! delete without reading!


On Wed, 19 Jun 1996, cz wrote:

> Nope, Anno Domini (in the year of our lord).  Supposedly since the birth of
> Jesus but i think they goofed that up by a few years.  At first i thought that
> 4AD (the record label) was named after the correct birth year but i think it's
> actually 4BC.  (and we all know that Christmas isn't his birthday either, don'

> we?)  But this is all irrelevant since it has nothing to do w/ anything.
>


        i've read 6 b.c., april 16

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 12:13:40 +0100
From: "'H'y" (hmc4@mailer.york.ac.uk)
Subject: Re: CW info


Sorry to go off-listy but due to the demise of the Catherine Wheel
Mailing list and general lack of CW info in the UK I was just wondering
if there is any news about the band/release date of the compilation.

'H'y

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 07:35:59 -0400
From: "dan k." (owilde@UMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: Aphex, Glass, and Donkey Rhubarb


        again, muchas gracias for the legion reviews and views
        on this aphex/glass ep.  i very recently conceded to
        check out p. glass, after years of pricking against
        the pretention surrounding this guy.

        anyways, the first time listening to p.glass was live,
        at a jean cocteau film/opera doohickey la bete et la belle.
        or something.  anyways, it blew me away (the mescaline helped,
        too) and now im curious about other things to check out.
        i've heard something called 'the low symphony' or something,
        and didnt like it. not as spacey as la bete....

        anyhoo, feel free to post me privately if you
        have a favorite p.glass record that you think i should
        listen to.

        and of course, thanks to 'e', for making me spit out
        my coffee in a mirthful fountain onto my keyboard.

        dan k
        who gives 2 thumbs waaaay up to seeing p. glass and
        jean cocteau combos on drugs!


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 08:06:34 EDT
From: "Barry A. Mathews" (Barry.A.Mathews@VALLEY.NET)
Subject: Re: Release Dates


Is this Paladins release by 4AD going to be the American rockabilly band, The
Paladins?????  I find it intriguing and a little more than surprising....

Barry

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:54:36 CET
From: Adam Olszewski (ADAMRADV@PLEARN.BITNET)
Subject: The lazy spirit chasers


hello,

for the first time, i put it on my CD-ROM and listened to it while working,
so as to hear it with 'fresh ears', as a standard radio listener would. well,
i wasn't really engaged with it, just passed by, in the middle sounded rather
dull.

for the second time i had it on my walkman in rambling around the city at
noon and paople turned their heads after me so i must have been doing strange m
ovements. i prefer to walk the streets bearing techno, though.

then i had a usual dead can dance listening session lying in my bed at night
with headphones. and that was GREAT. but only as great AS USUAL. i think this
record is a very TYPICAL dead can dance, almost a cliche. the biggest objection
i have for 'spiritchaser' is that there isn't actually any new exploration.
it sounds like the least concieved of their albums, and so the loosest one.
i cannot believe brendan when he sayd Dedicace Outo was a week's worth of work.
the melodies are extremely reduced (exluding Indus and Devorzhum) and the rythm
s stay in the range we had known before. actually the loops on Yulunga or
Toward the Within were I find more elaborate. I am afraid they have given up
this sort of intellectual work and those who haven't cared to buy
The Passage In Time will never know how fine a rythm in the 5/4 metre can be.
(i mean Bird of course).

The already famous Latin influence doesn't turn the world upside down. Actually
if you deprived The Song Of The Dispossessed of the samba rythm, you could
easily fit it into Within The Realm.. (OK, a bit more orchestration would be in
cluded), especially with the iconoclastic lyrics.

One thing that MUST be mentioned, though, is that Indus is probably one of the
finest pieces from DCD we shall ever have. Just lie down and listen to it,
and your body WILL turn into a slow river, shimmering its way thorough a jungle
. It's perfect and, hell, I'm almost sure it's Lisa's. I'm not going to say
Brendan is less talented, i think all of his job on the CD is fine and when
they sing in harmony or monody you can really feel their voices are made for
each other, but when the matter comes to revealing the Spirit, Lisa has a host
of them in each note she utters. On Indus (and on Devorzhum too, though the tun
e there sounds a bit like that Gotfried of Strasbourg's piece she sung on the
previous LP) she reaches another peak of her vocal mastery.

that's what i think, or rather thought until yesterday night, when i finally
turned off the lights in the house and put the Spiritchaser on and DANCED
to it. believe me, THIS is the right use of this record. and now i know
this is not a thing to ponder on or to talk about, just let it go and DANCE.
then you realise what it's all about. not a lazy computer-generated newage
CD, but the right way for us to attend the same motherly spirit who fed
the Voudun shamen and all our ancestors, wherever they had lived.

i have talked though, and quite a lot, haven't i?
well, you didn't have to read.

adam


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:46:46 +0100
From: mbdtssv (mbdtssv@AFS.MCC.AC.UK)
Subject: Mazzy Questions


Just a few questions:

Anyone heard about Mazzy Star playing in Manchester?
It was supposed to be on the 17th July but I heard
it was cancelled.
Was there supposed to be a UK tour and if so was it coinciding
with new material?
Finally, has anyone heard the new song on the soundtrack album
for Stealing Beauty? What's it like? I thought the one on the
Batman Forever soundtrack was pretty disappointing myself.

Replies gratefully received,

Simon


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 10:41:22 -0400
From: "[spiral]" (99lear@LAB.CC.WMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: 4AD "after death"? and Michael Brook


> It means "anno domini". My latin is nada so I can't translate. Anyone?

anno=year (in)
domini=lord/king/ruler (possesive-of)

in the year of the lord/etc...

3 years done me well. such silliness.

                ---> [spiral]
                99lear@lab.cc.wmich.edu

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 09:14:07 -0500
From: HORTMAN_M@HCCS.CC.TX.US
Subject: Re: LOOK --> Modula Green <-- LOOK


PS Do you ever sleep?


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 15:50:18 +0200
From: snailhead (Guy.Vandekerckhove@RUG.AC.BE)
Subject: Re: 4AD "after death"? and Michael Brook


On Wed, 19 Jun 1996, Steven Venn wrote:

> It means "anno domini". My latin is nada so I can't translate. Anyone?
>
> 4AD
> How did Ivo come up with this name, btw?
>

it stands for "forward" (he saw it on a tape player or something )



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Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 09:13:21 -0500
From: HORTMAN_M@HCCS.CC.TX.US
Subject: Re: LOOK --> Modula Green <-- LOOK


I got a suggestion---put together something from AC1 that will make me like it.

;)

PS I am listening to "shellground" even as I'm reading this.  Being assaulted
simultaneously by Modula Green, Otras 2, 62 Eulengesse, Fanger & Siebert and
DSOTM IV has knocked me on my butt.  Great stuff!!!  Modula Green has really
stood out above the others so far...but then again last week I liked Otras 2
the best.  Oh well, the long drive to Monroe LA tomorrow will give me plenty
of time to hear them all.

marvyn

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 06:30:39 -0700
From: einexile the meek (einexile@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Glass Twins and Donkey in Bubblebath

>

On Thu, 20 Jun 1996, dan k. wrote:

>         anyhoo, feel free to post me privately
                                       ^^^^^^^^^
You jest!

>         if you
>         have a favorite p.glass record that you think i should
>         listen to.

I am in love with his score to A Brief History of Time (which is a
wonderful film), but it hasn't been released as a soundtrack album, to
the best of my knowledge. It may not surprise anyone that the topic on
the ambient list recently was "ambient movies"...I should have brought
that one up. Now I have to wait until next time.

Meanwhile, I've got a disc of his piano works and have heard a Kronos
Sings Glass sort of thing. The piano is nice but doesn't have a huge kick
toit or anything; buy some Janacek or Beethoven instead, for that. The
Kronos stuff reminded my rather poorly trained ear of Vaughan Williams'
strong concertos. Favorably so, but maybe too favorably and I was thus
irritated by it. I also vaguely remember parts of Koyanasquattsi as being
spacey and sort of trance inducing. Best I can do for now, but I second
the call for reviews.

Here's a joke I saw on IDM a while back:

        Knock knock.

        Who's there?

        Philip Glass.

        Philip Glass who?

        Knock knock.

        Who's there?

        Philip Glass.

        Philip Glass who?

        Knock knock.

        Who's there?

        Philip Glass.

        Philip Glass who?

        Knock knock.

        Who's there?

        Philip Glass.

        Philip Glass who?

        Knock knock.

        Who's there?

        Philip Glass.

        Philip Glass who?

        ...

>         and of course, thanks to 'e', for making me spit out
>         my coffee in a mirthful fountain onto my keyboard.

Wow, that's three times in twenty-four hours! :)



    einexile, who now officially listens to stupid jungle compilations


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 17:13:22 +0200
From: Frank Brinkhuis (frankbri@PI.NET)
Subject: Re: Mazzy Questions


At 13:46 20-06-96 +0100, you wrote:
>Just a few questions:
>
>Anyone heard about Mazzy Star playing in Manchester?

No. But Germany and Croatia are playing in Manchester June the 23rd.
Both teams will be playing all new material for 90 minutes at least!!

Sincerely,
Gerd Rubenbauer

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

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:58:01 -0400
From: Rich Holtzman (Richieis1@AOL.COM)
Subject: "A" "D"


I caught the tale end of a discussions regarding what 4AD means.  I sure this
list has discussed this many times, but let me set the record straight.  It
does NOT mean after death, nor the latin translation.  Ivo released a few
AXIS releases (Shox, etc.) and decided to start a proper label.  he then came
up the name 4AD.  Don't bother trying to read into the name as a religious
refrence or anything dark, introspective, or even profound.  More than
anything it reflects Ivo's sense of humor.

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:33:29 -0400
From: Daniel Corriveau (corr@WIDOMAKER.COM)
Subject: Scheer Web Page


Hey there all...

I am in the process of putting together a web site dedicated to Scheer.  If anyo
e has
any thoughts about the band or ideas for the site please send me e-mail at
"corr@widomaker.com" (please don't post thoughts concerning this to the list).  
ny
information concerning band history/tour dates/releases/pistures/etc would be gr
atly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance for the help...
daniel corriveau
corr@widomaker.com

P.S. I will post the site address sometime in the next week, once I finish putti
g it
together.


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 12:05:06 -0400
From: Rich Holtzman (Richieis1@AOL.COM)
Subject: Paladins


Yes, it is true,  4AD has signed the blues, rockabilly, surf, roots rock,
etc.  Paladins.  Living in California, Ivo had the opportunity to see one of
the last great live bands.  The Paladins have been around for years and long
have been regarded as one the best live bands touring the California, US, and
the world.  I think the obvious 4AD connection is the talent this band
posseses.  Like all 4AD bands, their is something about the band that is so
superior.  In this case it is their guitarist and the live show.  I hope the
record reflects the live performance.

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:30:16 -0400
From: "dan k." (owilde@UMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: i. remotely


        finally found a copy of Dif Juz' extractions lp.

        i really really really dig it. speaking of
        the durutti column, i find that dif juz
        has a dc-ish feel as well (as m. brook).

        anyone whose a liz frasier fan, who liked
        the song 'lazy calm' on victorialand,
        and who enjoys robin guthrie's production
        work (lush, felt, ian mcculloch),

        or who likes the first two tmc lps, or who
        likes durutti column will want to buy
        this cd in the immediate future.
        it hasn't left the cd player for three days.

        dan k

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 09:54:22 +0100
From: Andrew Norman (nja@LEICESTER.AC.UK)
Subject: Re: m. brook + i. remotely

              meek" at Jun 19, 96 04:23:14 am

 einexile the meek  wrote on Wed, 19 Jun 1996
 (Subject: m. brook + i. remotely)
 >
 > What I'd like to know is how much Live at the Aquarium, and the
 > 1989 performance released more recently on Sine Records, resemble
 > either Hybrid or Cobalt Blue, if either.  I'm inclined to hope that
 > the Sine release is closer to Hybrid and perhaps comprised mostly
 > of that album's material, but I'd appreciate a track listing for
 > either live album or any comments abou comparative styles, etc.
 >

I'm not all that familiar with Brook, but I will say that I greatly
prefer "Live at the Aquarium" to "Cobalt Blue" - there's a lot more
sparkle and life to it.  Sounds *very* much like the Durutti Column.
Most (all?) of the LATA tunes are from CB.

 > Modula Green - Shellground

My fragile ego destroyed by einexile's constant evil posting of his
subjective critical opinions to this list, I was forced to buy this one
when I saw it secondhand.  Not bad.

Other non-4AD stuff in my ears recently:
The Fall (Light User Syndrome - definite return to form.  Pink Floyd
  are short, the ninth richest country in the world bar none.  Shame
  about Craig, though.)
The Fall - all the Beggars Banquet stuff.  The greatest body of work
  ever produced by one band?  Suburbia holds more than you'd care for.
Lots of Spacemen 3, EAR, Spectrum, Spiritualized (perfect summer music).
Scala, Ganger, Third Eye Foundation (vinyl).
The Cure (someone has to like the new album, and it's me).
Nick Drake (pleasant breakfast music, but will I summon up the energy to
  get off the settee and go to work?).
David Toop - Crooning on Venus (oddball eclectic vocal compilation).
FSOL - Lifeforms (single not album).
The Divine Comedy (plummy-voiced Irish bishop's son, occasionally
  irritatingly over-intellectual but always entertaining).

--
Andrew Norman, Leicester, England 20/06/96
nja@le.ac.uk, http://www.engg.le.ac.uk/staff/Andrew.Norman/
New Wave compilation


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:01:44 -0400
From: liles melissa m (mmlile@FACSTAFF.WM.EDU)
Subject: Re: DCD bootleg


    Yeppers, I have that...Its "Influences from the Middle Ages" and
    has a real cheesy cover (looks like something from Propaganda
    magazine)...I like the way that they just make up the titles for
    the songs, paying no attention to the "official" DCD titles...Is
    that so people will buy it thinking there are special songs on it
    or what?

>I found a bootleg CD of DCD called "Influences of the Middle East" or
>something like that. Not too bad of quality though it fades out and
>in on one song. But it has four tracks I've not heard elsewhere as
>well as an earlier version of Rakim. Anyone else have this?

>matthew

    What is the title of the "unknown" song that the Cocteau Twins
    are playing at their gigs...Is it from the 'Stealing Beauty'
    soundtrack?

    Thanks,
    mml

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:49:49 -0500
From: hortman_m@HCCS.CC.TX.US
Subject: Romeo is bleeding...


I know this has nothing to do with nothing; but I just saw this movie last
night and wanted to comment on what a great film it is.  I had forgotten how
much I enjoyed it.  Gary Oldman is one of my favorite actors.  He does a great
job in this movie.  Lena Olin, however, steals the show.

The camera angles; Oldman's voice-over. the music  and Lena's vicious
character work together to put this towards the top of my favorite movies
ever.  This is the 3rd time I've seen it; and it hasn't lost any of its effect
on me while watching it.  Especially the scene were Lena, dressed like a
whore, is crawling, snail-like, covered with blood out of the car with the
envelope in her mouth.

Marvyn's TOP TEN movies (in no particular order)

Akira
True Romance  (another great performance by Gary Oldman!)
Red/white/blue trilogy
Romeo Is Bleeding
Once Upon a Time in the West/Once Upon a Time in America  (anything by Leone)
Blade Runner
anything by the Cohen brothers
Powaqqatsi/Koyanisqatsi
The Professional
Cool Hand Luke

Maybe I should make that my top ten favorite writers or directors:

Ethan/Alan Cohen
Luc Besson
Sergio Leone
Ridley Scott
Francis Ford Coppola
Quentin Tarantino (however you spell it)
Kryszewwski (i know its misspelled--the czech guy who did the 3 colors)


Ok, 7 instead of 10.

Anyway, maybe this is 4AD related after all:

4AD --> Cocteau Twins --> Liz's Siouxsie tattoo --> Siouxsie was on the scene
with the Sex Pistols --> Sid Vicious --> Gary Oldman played "Sid".




marvyn


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:26:47 -0400
From: "...handsome devil..." (drex@AMANDA.DORSAI.ORG)
Subject: Euro96!


so let me guess, u were tres happy when Germany sent Italy home to eat Pasta
        yesterday, right?  :)  and with only 10 players for most of the second
        half!  :)
eh, too bad thatneither team will make to the final.  it will be Portugal
        and either England or France.  :)  Go Figo!

JHR

On Thu, 20 Jun 1996, Frank Brinkhuis wrote:

> At 13:46 20-06-96 +0100, you wrote:
> >Just a few questions:
> >
> >Anyone heard about Mazzy Star playing in Manchester?
>
> No. But Germany and Croatia are playing in Manchester June the 23rd.
> Both teams will be playing all new material for 90 minutes at least!!
>
> Sincerely,
> Gerd Rubenbauer
>
> +++++++++++++++++++
> Frank Brinkhuis
> frankbri@pop.pi.net
> +++++++++++++++++++
>

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 09:31:46 -0700
From: Jens Alfke (jens@APPLE.COM)
Subject: Philip Glass recommendations


Well if everybody else is going to post them to the list, I guess I might
do it too. This way it'll be a service to all the others who haven't
heard enough Glass yet. Apologies to Dan K. for making him feel less
special by forwarding my mail to him to the list...

(First off, some people still have the impression that all of Glass'
music is endless annoying deedly-deedly-deedly loops. Generally it's only
his early music (pre-1982, say) that's like that. His later works have
very strong elements of repetition, but then doesn't everything we listen
to? It's certainly much less repetitive than, say, Insides or "Livonia"
or most any techno.)

I think "Mishima" is his finest moment. Incredibly dramatic; a mixture of
full orchestra with percussion, large string ensemble, and string
quartet. A must-buy; if any of you don't like this I will personally drop
by and whup you upside da haid*.

My second favorite is probably "The Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass"
[to which e alluded] which is all string quartets, including material
from "Mishima" plus his very beautiful quartet #5 and others. If you want
something closer to "regular" classical music this is a good place to
start.

Also excellent is "Koyaanisqatsi", which is definitely more in his
earlier style with a lot of rapid-fire arpeggios; but other parts are
very slow and majestic. (The title piece could easily appear on a Dead
Can Dance album... and btw their "The Protagonist" from LIAE is a very
Glass-like piece.)

Another modern-classical-whatever album I can't recommend too highly is
the San Francisco Symphony's recording of Steve Reich's "Variations For
Winds, Strings and Keyboards" and John Adams' "Shaker Loops". Both pieces
are intricate and vast in scale -- "Variations" has a fast layer and a
slow layer, the latter being these very prolonged dark chord
progressions. "Shaker Loops" swirls around and does all sorts of things,
including a wild breakneck runaway train ride in the middle.

* Just kidding.

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Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 21:34:42 PDT
From: naor (naor_y@NETVISION.NET.IL)
Subject: the dream syndicate


hi all
can someone please confirm that "the medicine show" was never reissued
as a cd. I've heard it was supposed to be the dream syndicate's best
work, but for some reason I'm having trouble finding a copy and I think
the reason could be that it was never reissued. anyone ?
-naor-
not a big syndicate fan, just curious


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 15:59:07 -0400
From: DJ Guile (guile@DHP.COM)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding...


> Kryszewwski (i know its misspelled--the czech guy who did the 3 colors)
Krystof Keislowski...and he was polish, not czech btw

to marvyn and other houston listies:
i heard there was going to be a keislowski commemarative this summer (at
the MFA i think).  including the standards, the three colors and _the double
life of veronique_ plus the kicker, all ten parts of _the decalouge_.

a must see.

--jason

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 12:44:13 -0700
From: Rick Stone (crnholio@EMF.NET)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding...


I know that this is taking the 'nothing to do with anything' thread even
further down the rabbithole, but...


>Ethan/Alan Cohen

Ethan Allen was/is a furniture manufacturer/designer/somesuchthing; Ethan
and EVAN Cohen are the writer/director/brother team...

I hope I don't sound like a picky bitch...just stickin' in my two cents.

and, uh...I can't come up with any witty 4AD connection, so I'll just shut
up now...

rick

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:30:36 -0700
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: Re: Paladins


>Is this Paladins release by 4AD going to be the American rockabilly band, The
>Paladins?????  I find it intriguing and a little more than surprising....
>

At least you can't say 4AD is "cashing in on the resurgent rockabilly scene"...

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Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 16:46:31 -0400
From: John Mcintyre (MCINTYRE@PA.MSU.EDU)
Subject: Re: the dream syndicate


>can someone please confirm that "the medicine show" was never reissued
>as a cd. I've heard it was supposed to be the dream syndicate's best
>work, but for some reason I'm having trouble finding a copy and I think
>the reason could be that it was never reissued. anyone ?

It was released on CD; I have a copy.  There was also a live CD recorded
right before the release of _Medicine Show_ that was essentially the
same songs.  I believe it was called _Not the New Dream Syndicate Album_.

John McIntyre
Physics - Astronomy Domine Dept
Michigan State University
mcintyre@pa.msu.edu


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:44:54 -0700
From: Jake Reichert (reicja00@DONS.AC.USFCA.EDU)
Subject: Re: Glass Twins and Donkey in Bubblebath


My favorite Glass piece ever:

Einstein On The Beach

Incredible.  Amazing even.  Four disks of heaven.

The first time I ever heard any of his work was on an airplane at 10,000 ft.
It was "Kneeplay 3" from the afore-mentioned opera.  I don't think Verdi
would have liked this incarnation of opera.  His reaction probably would
have been along the lines of "what the fuck?"

In any case.  "Kneeplay 3" is done all acapella with a chorus of about 16
people.  They are singing the timing to the piece (that is "one two three
four one two three four" etc., or whatever the timing in that section
happens to be) at an incredibly fast pace.  On top of that, the timing
changes drastically and for no apparent reason just when you think you've
finally gotten accustomed to the new time signature.  God, talk about
precision.  This must have taken immeasurable hours of practice to pull off
that well.

Most of the other tracks are similar to that, traditional Glass-esque fare
full of repetitions that don't quite repeat.  It's one of those three-hour
affairs that you can sit down, listen to, and then wonder where the last
three hours went to.

Mr. Jake,

Who _wuvs_ Mr. Glass

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 16:52:38 -0400
From: "...handsome devil..." (drex@AMANDA.DORSAI.ORG)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding...


Gary Oldman?  now do u really want to see great Oldman act?  get The
        Immortal Beloved.  not u kind of movie, then go get The Professional.
        while u are getting the Professional, see if u can get La Femme
        Nikita.  not Oldman, but an excellent movie.  :)
other good movies to watch?  Win Wender's "Wings of Desire", "Faraway, So
        Close", and "Until The End Of The World", to name a few.  and since
        we are talking about movie soundtracks and composers, would someone
        care to enlighten me about Angelo Bdalamenti? I picked up the
        soundtrack to Twin Peaks (the series), and i truly enjoyed the
        music.

JHR

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 15:31:54 -0500
From: HORTMAN_M@HCCS.CC.TX.US
Subject: Re: Philip Glass recommendations


...but avoid the "Low" symphony like the plague.  Blech!

I personally like "powaqqatsi" better than Koyanisaqatsi but I'm in the
minority on that.  I guess I like the variety of 3d world influences when he
composing "ancient songs in..." india, africa, and wherever else.  I like the
whistle from Argentina maybe?  Course that dance song that came out a couple
of years ago with that whistle really ruined it for me.  Everytime I caught a
glimpse of that song on the radio, I would think "HEy, That Philip---  No its
not him."

Three cheers from another glass phan.  I'm still looking for the colourbox
tribute "for philip glass".  I understand its on the back of the world cup
them EP.

marvyn

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 17:41:03 -0400
From: "WILLIAM D. BARRY" (BARRYWD@GWSMTP.NU.COM)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding... -Reply


to further critize a critique....i am pretty sure it was director JOEL Cohen
who picked up the award at Cannes this year for Fargo  (ok so his wife picked
it up) but he won it...

bill b

>>> Rick Stone  06/20/96 03:44pm >>>
I know that this is taking the 'nothing to do with anything' thread even
further down the rabbithole, but...


>Ethan/Alan Cohen

Ethan Allen was/is a furniture manufacturer/designer/somesuchthing; Ethan and
EVAN Cohen are the writer/director/brother team...

I hope I don't sound like a picky bitch...just stickin' in my two cents.

and, uh...I can't come up with any witty 4AD connection, so I'll just shut up
now...

rick

Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 08:45:20 +1000
From: Geoff Elgey (elgey@FIT.QUT.EDU.AU)
Subject: Info on Seefeel, Labradford, Flying Saucer Attack


G'day,

  I've seen quite a few posts regarding these bands of late: Seefeel,
Labradford, Flying Saucer Attack. I presume that they produce that
drone/ambient guitar type thang. Can anyone tell me more about these
bands? Stuff like what the music is like, which album is best/represents
their sound best, etc.

  I've found a Seefeel site, but it doesn't mention much about their most
recent album Succour. Any opinions? I'm yet to find any net sites with
info on Labradford or Flying Saucer Attack.

  Any help greatly appreciated.

  Geoff.


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 19:05:43 -0700
From: Alex Wolfson (ajw6@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding...


On another note, the soundtrack by Mark Isham is fantastic.  I don't know
how much any of you listies know about Mark, but he is truly a great
artist.  If you come across a cheap copy of vapor drawings, it is some
really great ambient music.  Plus on Castalia he has some great trumpet.

Plus, having met him, Mark Isham is a great guy.

Later on.

Lex

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 19:15:57 -0500
From: Steven Venn (svenn@INFORAMP.NET)
Subject: Re: Totally not This-Listy Reply


As far as I can recall (and I'm not doing to good with names
as the Martha Stewart/Martha Johnson fiasco will evidence)
the Bros Coen are Joel and Ethan.

There are no relation to:

Ethan Allen
Aaron Copland
Billy Joel
Ethan Hawke
Sam Cohn
or Leonard Cohen

Steve

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Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 17:37:25 -0500
From: Darryl Stephen Roy (dsroy@OWLNET.RICE.EDU)
Subject: Micheal Brook


Since e asked:

Both Live at the Aquarium and Shona are in the vein of Cobalt Blue.  Live
at the Aquarium reprises several Cobalt Blue compositions, and for the
most part improves upon them by stripping them to their Frippertronic
roots, song-structures stand out much more clearly.  Shona is evidently
similar, but with longer improvisations...

Neither is much akin to the much vaunted "Hybrid", which I'll have to
admit being dissapointed by.  From the reviews, I had expected a seminal
4th world album along the lines of Jon Hassell and O Yuki Conjugate.
Once the cellophane was off, I heard an Eno ambient album, in which any
ethnic or percussive elements were sublimated by all-wet reverbing or EQ
damping.  My tastes have changed a bit since then, though, and I may give
it another try.

As for non-4ad listening, I've lately been listening to the anti-Ivo
grooves of Parliament/Funkadelic.

One last digression:  Why have my fellow listmembers not mentioned the
Vancouver band "Perfume Tree" once in 3 years?  Their signature sound is
airy gaelic melodies time stretched over hip hop, funk, or dub breaks,
akin to Sinead's "I am Stretched on Your Grave".  A finer melding of
angellic sheen to pelvic thrust I've not heard since Curve's heyday.
Anyway, their recordings should be considerably easier to find stateside
now that they've signed to (is it?) Interscope, former Gang of Four
bassist Dave Allen's imprint, who previously brought you Sky Cries Mary,
et al.

d s roy

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 19:19:04 -0500
From: Steven Venn (svenn@INFORAMP.NET)
Subject: "James" singer and A. Badalementi


Does anyone know what the name of the cd is
that is going to be released by the lead singer
for the band James and Twin Peaks/Lynch soundtracker
Angelo Badalementi? Also when its going to come
out?

Just wondering, saw refs to Angelo here in the list.

Steve

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Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 16:44:00 -0700
From: Jake Reichert (reicja00@DONS.AC.USFCA.EDU)
Subject: Stereolab n' such


Okay.  I need to rant and rave.

I found this promo (promo-only?) for "The Noise Of Carpet."  Um, I like it a
bit.  I listened to it six times in rapid succession the day I got it, and
I've listened to it at least two or three times every day since then.  It is
so amazingly perfect.  Lemme expand on that.

Track 1: The Noise Of Carpet.  Since this is on ETK, I won't say much about
it.  What a groovy song.  I hadn't heard any of their newer material, so if
this is pretty representative of it, I'm hooked.

Track 2: Percolator.  See above.  Maybe it's just my eternal adoration of
French female vocals, but I keep whistling this song at work and getting
funny looks.  Although it's pretty repetitive, it's got this unusual
baseline going on behind it that I can't really place.  Good stuff.

Track 3: Brigitte.  WHY THE HELL IS THIS NOT ON THE ALBUM.  I am sorely
displeased that this is not available to the general public.  It has to be
one of the single best songs I have heard in my life.  It's wonderfully
bouncy and French pop sounding, kinda happy, melodic and carefree.  It makes
me think of days spent in the sun at the beach or flaking out durring
summer.  But the moogs and such are definitely Stereolab's own contribution
to the mix.  If you ever see this, pick it up *immediately*.

Track 4: Les Yper Yper Sound:  I don't have ETK yet, so I don't know how
similar it is to "Les Yper-sound", but it's an instrumental piece in that
droning Stereolab style.  Probably the weakest of the four tracks, but still
a good song nonetheless.

That's all.  Does anyone happen to know if there is any confirmation to the
rumor that they'll be playing a short tour with Moonshake in a couple of months?

Jake

Who's going to cry soon if he doesn't get a copy of UF

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 17:30:27 -0700
From: Jon Drahn (pdrahn@PDRAHN.SEANET.COM)
Subject: Angelo Badalamenti


>would someone
        care to enlighten me about Angelo Bdalamenti? I picked up the
        soundtrack to Twin Peaks (the series), and i truly enjoyed the
        music.

Angelo B worked with David Lynch on both the Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me
soundtracks to produce wonderfully ethereal avant garde and orchestral
masterpieces.  Julee Cruise also deserves a mention for her contributions.
Angelo's latest activities have been producing Marianne Faithfull's last album
and doing all (I think?) the music for the City of Lost Children soundtrack; a
great movie that was discussed thoroughly awhile back on the Jeunet & Caro
thread.  See it.


Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 18:26:42 -0700
From: the mystery parade (tmp@EARTHLINK.NET)
Subject: Re: Angelo Badalamenti


He did all the music for City of Lost Children except for the lone Marianne
Faithfull track. He also contributed to the Blue Velvet soundtrack.

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Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 21:01:12 -0500
From: a bear of very little brain (hk@NEOSOFT.COM)
Subject: Re: Stereolab n' such


Jake Reichert wrote:
> I found this promo (promo-only?) for "The Noise Of Carpet."  Um, I like it a
> bit.  I listened to it six times in rapid succession the day I got it, and
> I've listened to it at least two or three times every day since then.  It is
> so amazingly perfect.  Lemme expand on that.

The four-song CD for "Noise of Carpet" is indeed a promo-only item, although the
three
other songs on that disc can be found on the UK-only release of the "Cybele's Re
erie"
single.  And yes, it is quite perfect.  Dream-y.

Just picked up a four-song EP by Edith Frost, a bedroom four-tracker sorta gal f
om
Austin who relocated to Noo Yawk City.  She sorta reminds me of folks like Krist
n
Hersh, Palace Bros., Smog, Ida, and just a little bit o' Liz Phair.  I do need t

listen to it a few more times, but I do know I'll do so very gladly.

Also in the new bin is the eleven-song CD by Oval, whose drones are a bit too am
rphous
for me to nail down in any descriptive write-up, but I do like its atmosphere qu
te a
bit.

In short, a lot of cool sounds for $23.  I suppose that's why they call it "disp
sable
income"?


hk
--
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"the universe is all around, the universe is falling down" - hnia


Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 13:49:07 +1000
From: Geoff Elgey (elgey@FIT.QUT.EDU.AU)
Subject: Record Catalogues


G'day,

  It seems that I'm always finding out about many interesting new artists
on this mailing list. Whenever I do, I trudge along to my local record
store and see what they can order in for me. At the store, the staff open
up this huge catalogue, containing a list of all the titles that they can
order in, regardless of the distributor.

  However, I'm tired of looking in the record store's catalogue, only to
find out that a particular title cannot be ordered in Australia. Does
anyone know of any on-line catalogues, similar to the one's found in
record stores? I don't mean on-line services such as CD-NOW, but a site
somewhere that will tell me which titles are available for a perticular
artist, who the distributor is, etc.

  Any help greatly appreciated,

  Geoff

Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 03:02:40 GMT
From: "C.K. Coney" (ckc.atlanta@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Subject: Re: Romeo is bleeding...


At 20:52 6/20/96 +0000, you wrote:
>Gary Oldman?  now do u really want to see great Oldman act?  get The
>        Immortal Beloved.  not u kind of movie, then go get The Professional.
>        while u are getting the Professional, see if u can get La Femme
>        Nikita.  not Oldman, but an excellent movie.  :)
>other good movies to watch?  Win Wender's "Wings of Desire", "Faraway, So
>        Close", and "Until The End Of The World", to name a few.  and since
>        we are talking about movie soundtracks and composers, would someone
>        care to enlighten me about Angelo Bdalamenti? I picked up the
>        soundtrack to Twin Peaks (the series), and i truly enjoyed the
>        music.
>
>JHR
>
Ooh, you're speaking my language...I like your taste in film! I don't know
if I like Oldman better in "Immortal Beloved" or "Sid and Nancy" (one of the
best flix ever!)...anyway, Oldman sure does have range.

As for Angelo Badalamenti, he is wonderful...the Twin Peaks stuff is great,
his work with Julee Cruise is real fine...but I especially like his
collaboration with my all time fave, Marianne Faithfull, entitled "A Secret
Life". (Ya know, I still have M.F. vinyl from back in the 60's/70's...wonder
if it's "a collectible"?

Carol Coney

Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 02:55:59 GMT
From: "C.K. Coney" (ckc.atlanta@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Subject: Re: Glass Twins and Donkey in Bubblebath


At 18:44 6/20/96 +0000, you wrote:
>My favorite Glass piece ever:
>
>Einstein On The Beach
>
>Incredible.  Amazing even.  Four disks of heaven.
>
>The first time I ever heard any of his work was on an airplane at 10,000 ft.
>It was "Kneeplay 3" from the afore-mentioned opera.  I don't think Verdi
>would have liked this incarnation of opera.  His reaction probably would
>have been along the lines of "what the fuck?"
>
>In any case.  "Kneeplay 3" is done all acapella with a chorus of about 16
>people.  They are singing the timing to the piece (that is "one two three
>four one two three four" etc., or whatever the timing in that section
>happens to be) at an incredibly fast pace.  On top of that, the timing
>changes drastically and for no apparent reason just when you think you've
>finally gotten accustomed to the new time signature.  God, talk about
>precision.  This must have taken immeasurable hours of practice to pull off
>that well.
>
>Most of the other tracks are similar to that, traditional Glass-esque fare
>full of repetitions that don't quite repeat.  It's one of those three-hour
>affairs that you can sit down, listen to, and then wonder where the last
>three hours went to.
>
>Mr. Jake,
>
>Who _wuvs_ Mr. Glass
>

I too love Glass...have you heard his wonderful collaboration with Ravi
Shankar entitled "Passages"? Just spellbinding!

Carol Coney