4ad-l Mail for 08-25-1996

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Subject: upcoming 4ad releases
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 1996 23:59:50 -0500
From: the boy in zinc (eewittme@STUDENTS.WISC.EDU)
Subject: Re: His Name is Alive in Atlanta
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 19:32:29 +0000
From: "C.K. Coney" (ckc.atlanta@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Subject: Re: galaxie 500 box set
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 15:49:58 -0400
From: Joshua Harmon (jnh4@CORNELL.EDU)
Subject: Hersh/Muses film
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 13:16:30 +0600
From: cz (cz@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Subject: Bros. Quay: Institute Benjamenta
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 13:52:45 +0600
From: cz (cz@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Subject: Re: His Name is Alive in Atlanta
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 18:27:31 -0400
From: Gregory Lawrence Smith (gt7003b@PRISM.GATECH.EDU)
Subject: Re: His Name is Alive in Atlanta
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 07:29:54 +0000
From: JONNY SOEPARMIN (avoh@earthlink.net)
Subject: Re: Spiritualized (advance warning)
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 20:38:56 -0400
From: Joseph Burns (jaburns@ASTRO.OCIS.TEMPLE.EDU)

Date: Sat, 24 Aug 1996 23:59:50 -0500
From: the boy in zinc (eewittme@STUDENTS.WISC.EDU)
Subject: upcoming 4ad releases


got three promos from 4ad a couple of days ago...new lisa germano lp =
good, but nothing particularly new...another lisa germano cd...if you liked
geek, you'll like this...not as good as happiness...

paladins -- live at something or other...really awful...picture an average
local band releasing a live cd and you've got the picture...makes
infliction look like the next insides lp (or something...) anyone want to
trade for my promo copy?

heidi berry -- unlistened to, mostly...contains "mountain" or "the mountin"
from the avam comp...more on this and the other two cds later...

basically, the point of this post was to warn you all about the
paladins...stay FAR away from them...they frighten me...what was ivo
thinking?

also bought third eye foundation's "in version," lp...not very good...the
crescent remix is really good, which is odd, considering that crescent is
the only bristol band i've hated...the rest is...erm...ok...

there was something else, too, but i forget what it was...

bye,

BiZ


Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 19:32:29 +0000
From: "C.K. Coney" (ckc.atlanta@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Subject: Re: His Name is Alive in Atlanta


Only two and a half days til HNIA plays in Atlanta. From the weekly ad rag
here the opening act will not be Godzuki. Has anyone on 4AD-l ever heard of
Treadmill Trackstar, the scheduled opener? Stupid name. Probably Atlanta-based.

Does anyone from Atlanta area know if there is a record store appearance
scheduled? Of course the paper doesn't say. But hey, now that there are a
few display ads in there for "E.S.P", maybe the chain record stores in this
cow town will start carrying it. One can only hope this would be the case,
in this so-called "world-class city".

Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 15:49:58 -0400
From: Joshua Harmon (jnh4@CORNELL.EDU)
Subject: Re: galaxie 500 box set


the galaxie 500 cd box set is supposedly going to be issued by rykodisc
this september (the 24th?).  i think it's 4 cds, the three albums plus one
compiling outtakes, b-sides, live tracks, and rarities.

btw--until last year i've always lived near boston and have seen galaxie
500 lp's and 12"s commonly in both new and used record stores.  i wasn't
aware until recently that the albums were *that* hard to find, and recently
saw (in vinyl ink or one of those catalogs) "on fire" selling for $25.  is
this normal?  just wondering...

--joshua

Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 13:16:30 +0600
From: cz (cz@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Subject: Hersh/Muses film


        I don't know if this has been said here before but there were some ppl.
filming the Seattle Throwing Muses in-store for a film about Kristen Hersh and
Throwing Muses.  They seek *any* footage you might have of them (in whatever
video/film format).

        So if you have any, you might want to help them out.  Who knows they
might give you a copy of the film in return.

        Please contact:  Dan Wiessman (Terra Incognita Prod.).  TerraInc@aol.com

-cz


Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 13:52:45 +0600
From: cz (cz@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Subject: Bros. Quay: Institute Benjamenta


        I saw the first Brothers Quay full-length live action film, *Institute
Benjamenta*, yesterday and it wasn't at all what i was thinking it would be.
I'd liken the film to a photonovel in which you view a series of very artful
black and white photos (or Max Ernst collage series).  Each photo by itself is
rather beautiful to look at but the pace is slow and there is much room for
interpretation in the plot (the passive viewer may indeed find the story line
befuddling).
        The film itself is beautifully shot in black and white, while sound is
used half for artful effect, a quarter for overdubbed narration, and a quarter
for dialogue.  Many of the shots seem like they ought to be a This Mortal Coil
video with wonderful use of chiaroscuro and texture.  Plot takes a second seat
to symbolism--i think i'll have to see this film again in order to understand
it.  Imagine a Jean Cocteau film where surrealism is used with much more
subtlety (perhaps too much subtlety) with as much or more obscure symbolism.
This film sets Bros. Quay *apart* from Hollywood and it's bastard child
"indpendent film" by not pandering to select interest groups, pre-proven
formulae, or shortening attention spans.  The Quay animation shorts may have had
an accessibility that this film lacks but if you're interested in Cocteau/City
of Lost Children/Brazil/This Mortal Coil-esque cinema and have *faith* that the
brothers aren't just pulling your leg, then you will be well advised to see this
film.

-cz

enters an instute to become a servant OR about a woman who dreams of freedom.
You choose.

me (cz@u.washington.edu) if you feel they're inappropriate for the list.


Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 18:27:31 -0400
From: Gregory Lawrence Smith (gt7003b@PRISM.GATECH.EDU)
Subject: Re: His Name is Alive in Atlanta

              96 07:32:29 pm

> Only two and a half days til HNIA plays in Atlanta. From the weekly ad rag
> here the opening act will not be Godzuki. Has anyone on 4AD-l ever heard of
> Treadmill Trackstar, the scheduled opener? Stupid name. Probably Atlanta-based


Yeah, that is the listed opening band in the AJC as well.  never heard of 'em.

Was it you (C.K. Coney) who recommended the Changelings?  I saw them last
night and thought they were really great.  I even bought their cd after
the show.  I highly recommend them.

> Does anyone from Atlanta area know if there is a record store appearance
> scheduled? Of course the paper doesn't say. But hey, now that there are a
> few display ads in there for "E.S.P", maybe the chain record stores in this
> cow town will start carrying it. One can only hope this would be the case,
> in this so-called "world-class city".

At least Tower could put it in their "Appearing Live" display.

oh well.

-greg


Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 07:29:54 +0000
From: JONNY SOEPARMIN (avoh@earthlink.net)
Subject: Re: His Name is Alive in Atlanta


hey, c.k, perhaps the creative loafing will provide the hnia infos.
good luck!

jonny soeparmin
at norcross


Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 20:38:56 -0400
From: Joseph Burns (jaburns@ASTRO.OCIS.TEMPLE.EDU)
Subject: Re: Spiritualized (advance warning)


For those SP*** fans out there, definately do anything possible to see
Spiritualized on this tour. Evidently they're only playing a few dates
outside of their supoort slot for Neil Young... but its well worth it to
hear them on their own. Incredible versions of 'Walking with Jesus' &
'Contemporary Zitar Music'! Plus new material that was absolutely brilliant.

Ok I'll stop raving now...