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Subject: Lotus Crown (was Rollerskate Skinny)
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 01:27:00 -0500
From: Sanz (bighat@RCI.RIPCO.COM)
Subject: Ian Masters/Oneironaut contact?
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 02:43:15 -0700
From: "Gil Gershman (GuerillaG)" (gman2@SPRYNET.COM)
Subject: Re: Ian Masters/Oneironaut contact?
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 09:44:01 -0500
From: "Luis B. Abcede" (ST5SD@JETSON.UH.EDU)
Subject: Re: Scylla
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 10:46:44 -0400
From: stereolad (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Tindersticks songs on Nenette &Boni Sdtrck
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 14:02:41 -0500
From: Steven Venn (svenn@INFORAMP.NET)
Subject: Tindersticks songs on Irma Vep Sdtrck
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 14:01:02 -0500
From: Steven Venn (svenn@INFORAMP.NET)
Subject: Rollerskate Skinny review
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 12:04:10 -0700
From: Dewdrops Records (nelson@ASTRO.UCLA.EDU)
Subject: Tarnation in Chicago?
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 22:54:55 -0400
From: Thomas Homulka/San Francisco SPL/Group

Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 01:27:00 -0500
From: Sanz (bighat@RCI.RIPCO.COM)
Subject: Lotus Crown (was Rollerskate Skinny)

              digest processor" at Sep 15, 96 00:01:45 am

Hello all,

FYI, Lotus Crown will be releasing a full-length CD sometime this autumn.

Chicago listees: LC will playing at Metro on Saturday, 9/28 with the somewhat
thislisty band Catherine & a couple of others. The show is all ages, doors: 6p,
$7. The are both quite groovy live, in a wiggy psychedelic, kinda glam way.

No, I do not work with either Lotus Crown or Catherine. I just dig their music
& am acquainted with some of the members of both bands.

Take Care,
Sanz
--
****************
Sanz Lashley


Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 02:43:15 -0700
From: "Gil Gershman (GuerillaG)" (gman2@SPRYNET.COM)
Subject: Ian Masters/Oneironaut contact?


Hello -

anyone have the new contact address/phone# for Derby Records?
They recently moved, didn't they?

I'm trying to set up an interview with Ian Masters for AP...
any idea if he's still in the US or back home?

Gee-man, tu.

the Oneironaut 7" is a real treasure of a release!
Pick one up, if you haven't already done so. Looks ltd.




Fred Giannelli - Telepathic Wisdom II
(...about as far from 4AD as you're likely to get)


Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 09:44:01 -0500
From: "Luis B. Abcede" (ST5SD@JETSON.UH.EDU)
Subject: Re: Ian Masters/Oneironaut contact?


101526.2274@compuserve.com

this was on the back of the Spoonfed Hybrid-Hibernation Shock EP (Farrago
Records).

Good luck,
Luis


Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 10:46:44 -0400
From: stereolad (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Re: Scylla


><<<<
>     Does anyone have any solid information on Scylla, esp. what releases
>and what lable? I understand that Toni Halliday appears on at least some
>of this stuff. Thanks ever so much,

Scylla never really got off the ground, except for some gigs and a track on
the _Showgirls_ soundtrack, and are probably finished now that Curve have
reformed.


Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 14:02:41 -0500
From: Steven Venn (svenn@INFORAMP.NET)
Subject: Tindersticks songs on Nenette &Boni Sdtrck


Sorry that title previously should have read
"Tindersticks songs on Nenette &Boni Sdtrck"

Irma Vep while equally having a good soundtrack
has no Tindersticks on it.

Sorry

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Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 14:01:02 -0500
From: Steven Venn (svenn@INFORAMP.NET)
Subject: Tindersticks songs on Irma Vep Sdtrck


The soundtrack for the Clair Denis film Nenette et Boni
has some really good music including a song I was
unable to catch the title of in the credits by the Tindersticks
and also some other cool songs. Maybe someone can tell
me if these songs appear on any of the TS albums.

I would check it out, if you are a Tindersticks fan.

Steve

***********************************************************
You wanna see me? Know about me?
Look on this web page under Stevenn:

Atelier Design Communications
Steven Venn, b.f.a. - Graphic Designer
139 Golfclub Court, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, CANADA L4C 5E1

(905) 884-2601

"Listen pal, you can't just waltz in here, use my toaster
 and start spouting universal truths without qualification!"
                  -Jude from Hal Hartley's  "Surviving Desire"


Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 12:04:10 -0700
From: Dewdrops Records (nelson@ASTRO.UCLA.EDU)
Subject: Rollerskate Skinny review


I've just finished a first draft of a Rollerskate Skinny
review, so since some of you brought it up...

Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

You know those old Looney Tunes cartoons where Wile E. Coyote would be
chasing the Roadrunner and doing pretty well until the Roadrunner
would put on a gigantic burst of speed? The roadrunner would tear down
a desert road at ten times the speed of sound, invariably causing the
road to buckle up or fire to form in his wake, at which point the
Coyote would stop, stare completely dumbfounded and let his jaw drop
like a lead weight to the ground. That's basically what happened to me
after hearing this album. Quite simply, this is one of the best albums
I have ever heard. Rollerskate Skinny have come up with an absolutely
perfect collection of music, a kind of noise pop with a densely
layered, transcendental otherness that must have its origins in deep
space, far far from the mediocrities and earthly concerns of those
stranded on our little planet. I can't even begin to explain all the
intangible eccentricities put forth by these three or four Irishmen.
It's a restrained My Bloody Valentine easing up on the noise as seen
through the eyes of a lunatic. It's Disco Inferno trading in their
samples for vocal patches. It's the quaint melodies and overall
zaniness of Dogbowl lent to a rock band. Whatever it is, it's
addiction at first listen. "Swingboat Yawning" sets the pace with a
recurring theme: odd vocal arrangements scattered like glass shards
throughout shreds of melodic guitar noise. Buzzsaw-on-metal guitar
rips through the chorus, but the mood remains highly tuneful, and
includes a sort of fairy-tale/nursery rhyme-like section driven home
with chimes. Next comes "Cradle Burns" with the line "every day a rat
falls from the sky to chase the snow around the room and tell you
you're for flies." An intriguing image that just doesn't make a lot
sense, paired with a dynamic tempo, la-la-la backing vocals and little
gems of weirdness. "One Thousand Couples" begins with a
too-cool-for-words slithering jazz ramble only to be followed by a
guttural seizure of distortion mixed with a toy keyboard. After more
close loving attention to vocal mixing and one hell of a refrain,
music from a horrific carnival closes the tune. The Beach Boys could
really be an influence for some of these vocal mixes, especially on
"Swab The Temples" where the falsetto "oooohs" wonderfully accompany
Ken Griffin's expressive voice. Unearthly electronic groaning and
chanting introduce the remarkable "Speed To My Side," a superbly
gritty, yet beautiful array of oddities, like the warbly vocal
imitation of a theremin. The only sedate moment happens with "All
Mornings Break," basically an unplugged tune still booby trapped with
perplexing environments. "Man Under Glass" alternately goes for the
jugular and comforts you with a pretty, minimal chorus. Little
keyboard fills and as ever the backing vocals are what make "Shimmer
Son Like A Star" so intricate and complex. Make way for the
masterpiece now: "Angela Starling". A strange mix of military rhythm,
ethereality and oddly affected vocal frills (have I stressed that
point enough yet?) begins to make the walls between alternate
realities soften just a bit, and events previously forbidden by the
laws of nature start to become commonplace. Around the corner, there
just might be a mercury-poisoning fueled tea party, and Alice gives
her regards. Slightly more conventional that most offerings here is
"Ribbon Fat" with a bit of a laid-back, burnt-out whiff of late summer
evenings. The Beach Boys return for Thirsty European, a poppy little
number with an extended, slightly psychedelic change-of-scene ending.
The vocals there are surprisingly close to Peter Gabriel. "Bell Jars
Away" puts on airs of grandeur, sounding slightly orchestral to the
repetition of "when will the world ever end?" Another sort of creepy
chant resides in the chorus background, conjuring up eerieness and
lost souls. What an album! More than once I have just started right
over again, only to have my jaw once more fall through the crust of
the earth. This is uncommon music honed, refined and bursting at the
seams with an unbelievable amount of weird and unusual elements,
vocally as well as instrumentally. The songwriting speaks of genius, a
savant of the peculiar. Not as harsh or forcibly odd as their debut,
Shoulder Voices, Horsedrawn Wishes shows Rollerskate Skinny in a more
friendly light, as if the wonderful "Bow Hitchhiker" was their jumping
off point. They have created a masterpiece that everyone should hear,
and it seems to be readily available in the used bins (the cretins!)
So go find this treasure and experience something truly brilliant. 11
lilies


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| Dewdrops Records | LA, CA 90025-5567     | to northern skies
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Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 22:54:55 -0400
From: Thomas Homulka/San Francisco SPL/Group
Subject: Tarnation in Chicago?


For Chicago readers...

There's a concert listing at Double Door on September 21 listing Triple Fast
Action, Tarnations, Ether Bunny.  Is this "Tarnations" really "Tarnation"(with
Paula Frazer)? ... Just wondering if anyone on the list might know.

BTW, the His Name Is Alive show at Schuba's Saturday was EXCELLENT.   I don't
think I've heard them sound as good live as they did Saturday.  The sound was
great and Karin's voice was as beautiful (and stronger) than ever.  The place
was packed!  Lots of tracks from Stars on ESP, plus Warren doing "Jonah and the
Whale" (with Trey as the blue whale ... looking a bit ripped and tatterred).
It was also nice to hear some old tracks done very nicely: "How Ghosts Affect
Relationships", "There's Something Between Us...", and "We Hold the Land in
Great Esteem".  The ending encore was an a cappella version of "Cornfield".
You could have heard a pin drop while she sang it.

The band was around to sell things afterwards (no T-shirts though).  The
opening band was Ohio ... who basically opened with one song: a 30-minute
instrumental.  Karin said that the drummer in Ohio was Erika (Hoffman?) from
Godzuki and that Erika wrote two of Karin's favorite tracks on Stars on ESP :
"The Bees" and "Country Girl".

Tom
Thomas_Homulka@SPLWG.COM


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