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Subject: a funny thing happened on the way to cyberspace...
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 16:10:54 -0500
From: Kelli-Jeanne Drum (Noisegirly@AOL.COM)
Subject: (fwd) Mini-Review: Seefeel - 'CH-VOX'
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 10:59:55 -0500
From: John Roseborough (jrose@CS.UTEXAS.EDU)
Subject: Re: verve inquiry
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 17:27:56 PST
From: Tom Weibrecht (tweibrecht@JUNO.COM)
Subject: HNIA/RHP in Atlanta Question...
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 23:19:31 -0600
From: Greyson Welch (slugdady@GULF.NET)
Subject: Re: a funny thing happened on the way to cyberspace...
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 00:03:32 -0000
From: Eifion Bedford (eifs@THENET.CO.UK)
Subject: Analogue Theatre
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 23:21:42 -0800
From: Jeff Keibel (redshift@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Previously unreleased Kristin Hersh, Juliana Hatfield...
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 23:26:13 -0800
From: Jeff Keibel (redshift@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Re: Virgin Compilation?
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 18:58:57 +0000
From: "Hugh O'Brien" (hugh@INTERNET-IRELAND.IE)
Subject: Nitin Sawhney
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:00:40 -0800
From: "Gil Gershman (GuerillaG)" (gman2@SPRYNET.COM)
Subject: M2 on DBS--which service package?
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 06:38:31 -0800
From: Dan Shubin (dans@europa.com)
Subject: Re: HNIA/RHP in Atlanta Question...
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 08:44:48 -0500
From: Greg Smith (gt7003b@PRISM.GATECH.EDU)
Subject: Re: Virgin Compilation? (monsters et al.)
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 08:57:08 -0600
From: un homme et une femme (mrf546t@NIC.SMSU.EDU)
Subject: tanya donelly tour dates?
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 12:31:44 -0600
From: foss (foss@SHOGA.WWA.COM)
Subject: Re: a funny thing happened on the way to cyberspace...
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 12:47:06 EST
From: juan santana (SANTANA@ATHENS.FLLT.UDEL.EDU)
Subject: Re: Nenette & Boni Tindersticks Track
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 12:07:07 EST
From: juan santana (SANTANA@ATHENS.FLLT.UDEL.EDU)

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 16:10:54 -0500
From: Kelli-Jeanne Drum (Noisegirly@AOL.COM)
Subject: a funny thing happened on the way to cyberspace...


  ...hmm...i've been stranded on a really desolate island over the past few
  months...my li'l boat was tossed around by the great sea monster Netcom
  and i was pushed overboard...almost drowned, but luckily a whale saved my
life
  and gave me a ride to the nearest shore {and strangely enough, when i
turned
  to thank him, he became a star. go figure...} i spent weeks making smoke
signals,
  but apparently the internet doesn't understand smoke...i managed to flag
down a
  paper airplane flying overhead one day...made it back to this odd li'l
community
  known as AOL...and the natives have assisted me in connecting with my
dearly
  departed 4ad-l...

  so, any hnia fans left aroudn here? :)


  watch out for sea monsters,
  *k*

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 10:59:55 -0500
From: John Roseborough (jrose@CS.UTEXAS.EDU)
Subject: (fwd) Mini-Review: Seefeel - 'CH-VOX'


Here is another's review of the latest Seefeel offering, for those of you wantin
 to buy it but still trying to decide (that's me at least).

John


>
>Hi Folks,
>
>Seefeel - 'CH-VOX'
>6 tracks, 33 minutes.
>
>Well, this is a pretty uncompromising record.  Seefeel take the
>autistic sound they were drifting towards on 'Succour' to it's logical
>extreme.  Hardly anything happens.  Very minimal distorted loops of
>anonymous sound are allowed to play out and lay upon each
>other.  Sound sources might include voices, machine noises, clocks,
>the odd swoosh of classical music (as if from a distant radio) and so
>on but all are reduced to a kind of rubble by the claustrophobic
>arrangements.  Not a dance record by any stretch of the imagination
>but yet another compelling electronic document from RePHLeX.
>
>yours, Rob.
>

_________________________________________________________________
                                  j o h n   r o s e b o r o u g h


Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 17:27:56 PST
From: Tom Weibrecht (tweibrecht@JUNO.COM)
Subject: Re: verve inquiry


On Mon, 11 Nov 1996 18:55:34 -0600 Jason Marc Morehead
<00161068@BIGRED.UNL.EDU> writes:
>>
>> >
>>
>
>actually, there is a "nadja" soundtrack.  however, from what i've
>read, it's the orchestral score, so it probably doesn't have the mbv,
>portishead, verve, etc. tracks.  it's done by simon fisher turner and
>features string arrangements, mixed with source recordings and
>dialogue
>from the movie and is supposed to be quite lovely.  it was released on
>some label called gyroscope, i believe.
>
>jason
>
not only is it an excellent soundtrack that i recommend highly, but the artists 
n the label are also quite interesting (i.e, roger eno, laaraji,
channel light vessel, caroline lavelle, amongst others)
check it out, tom w.

np moby - rare


Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 23:19:31 -0600
From: Greyson Welch (slugdady@GULF.NET)
Subject: HNIA/RHP in Atlanta Question...


Greetings...

                So I live about 6 hours away from Atlanta, and want to catch the
HNIA/RHP show when they come through.  From what was posted to the
list I surmised that they'd play Sunday the 24th at a place called
"Smith's."  Can anyone varify this?  Where is this Smith's-- is it a
bar?  Anyone in the Atlanta area planning on going to the show?  Also,
perhaps for those that have seen the current tour, how is it?  What
kind of material were each band playing (mostly recent, a good mix of
early and recent material)?  Any set lists?  I realize this is quite a
bit to be asking, but any help publically or privately will be greatly
appreciated.  Thanks.

Yours in Truth-
Greyson Welch

Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 00:03:32 -0000
From: Eifion Bedford (eifs@THENET.CO.UK)
Subject: Re: a funny thing happened on the way to cyberspace...


On 13-Nov-96, Kelli-Jeanne Drum wrote:

>  so, any hnia fans left aroudn here? :)

Oh yes. Yery much so

Eifs

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 23:21:42 -0800
From: Jeff Keibel (redshift@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Analogue Theatre


C.J. BOLLAND ON THE WORLD STAGE WITH ANALOGUE THEATRE

"His music might well be hard, fast and sometimes even brutal, but it
comes from the heart.  Bolland reaches a level of intensity which few
others can match."
-- Live review of Tribal Gathering, June 1996

Entitled The Analogue Theatre, C.J. Bolland's new album will take its
listener on a journey of the superlative kind.   The first single to be
lifted from the album, "Sugar Is Sweeter" has already charted in the UK
Top Ten.

Let's start at the (literal) beginning, shall we?  C.J.  Bolland was
born in England -- Yorkshire for you trainspotters -- and moved with
parents in tow to Belgium at the age of three.  His musical interests
developed at an early age, and the purchase of Jean Michel Jarre's
classic Oxygene album initiated his interest in all things electronic.
It was in his later years, through the house and techno explosion that
he really discovered his true passion.

In 1988, with the help of a friend who was a drummer (and had easy
access to a selection of musical instruments), he started to produce his
own tracks; with the acquisition of a sampler, Christian started to
experiment, swiftly progressing to the demo stage of what was to become
the start of a promising career.

C.J.'s big break came in 1990 when, after having sent loads of tapes to
record companies, he got a call from R&S.  They were genuinely excited
and swiftly offered him a contract, which had him immediately put to
work in the R&S Laboratories studio, where he recorded "Look Into My
Eyes", seeing the light of day on the B-side of The Project's "Do That
Dance".  And this was just the beginning!

1991 and 1992 saw an impressive list of ground-breaking releases
masterminded by C.J. which were recorded under various pseudonyms such
as
The Project, Pulse, Space Opera, RAVESIGNAL and of course his own
moniker

C.J..  But the track that was to launch C.J. into the spotlight was
"Horsepower", a single taken from the Ravesignal 3 EP which gained
repute
across the globe.

This was shortly followed by the seminal Fourth Sign release (which
included the meditative "Camargue" and the galloping "Nightbreed") in
which he reconciled the brooding, primitive ferocity of his earlier
recordings with experimental sounds and resulted in some of his most
challenging and intimate work.  During '93 and '94, more releases
followed, including the excellent "Turbulence", under the Sonic Solution
guise.

Apart from composing and producing, Christian's artistic resume includes
engineering and programming for Mundo Muzique and Dave Angel amongst
others and a whole host of remixing jobs including The Prodigy, Orbital,
Frank De Wulf, Baby Ford, Tori Amos, Utah Saints and Sven Vath... the
list goes on.

His DJ reputation has offered him platforms at most of Europe's premier
clubs and events, and has seen him spin in far away exotic locations
such as Australia.  This year his passport will have stamps galore as he
has DJ bookings confirmed in America, Australia and Japan... not bad for
someone who has a fear of flying.

Late 1994 opened the latest chapter in C.J. Bolland's career, with the
signing of an exclusive 5 album deal with Internal Records; and after
his
debut label release, "The Starship Universe" (released last July), it is
only now that we are treated to a full album.

On the live front, C.J. had been kept pretty quiet finishing the album,
until June 29th when it came time to preview the new tracks -- and one
couldn't have asked for a finer stage than the CYBERPUNK Arena at this
year's Tribal Gathering.  A seething mass of thousands were ready and up
for the sound  and C.J. rocked it big time.  The result -- a resounding
success.

With future chapters to be still written, it's a sure thing that
C.J.Bolland's passion and originality for music will catapult his star
higher into the heavens.. (October 1996)

Jeff Keibel
Scarborough, ON
CANADA
redshift@interlog.com


Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 23:26:13 -0800
From: Jeff Keibel (redshift@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Previously unreleased Kristin Hersh, Juliana Hatfield...


SAFE AND SOUND -- A BOSTON MUSICAL BENEFIT IN RESPONSE TO THE BROOKLINE
CLINIC VIOLENCE

The consensus at Mercury thought I could best explain to you the history
of the Safe And Sound (A Benefit In Response To The Brookline Clinic
Violence)album on Big Rig Records.  Well, the good news is that we all
get to be involved with a stellar line-up of national talent, an
important cause, and each do our part in raising awareness to this
national issue: SAFER HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN.  The bad news is that this
amazing compilation exists because two women (Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann
Nichols) were shot and killed while working at health care clinics in
Brookline, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston) on December 30, 1994.  A
little too close to home for 8 guys from Boston.

You may have seen the press -- there was a lot of it -- (Rolling Stone,
Spin, Billboard, Alternative Press, MTV) in reaction to the week-long
series of concerts (Feb. 1995) organized by Kay Hanley from Letters to
Cleo and other Boston musicians.  This series was called Safe And Sound,
and the Bosstones wanted to do their part.  We decided to turn our
February 5th show at T.T. The Bear's Place (Cambridge, MA) into a
benefit for Safe And Sound.  It was during one of those New England snow
storms, still there were kids lined up around the block to do their
part...

There was so much support from the Boston music community -- everyone
from Morphine to Buffalo Tom, Kristin Hersh to Letters To Cleo, Scarce
to The Gigolo Aunts -- 37 artists played shows which raised over
$38,000.  And, Aerosmith -- who were away recording -- did their part
-- a $5,000 donation.  After the tragedy, through strength in numbers --
Safe And Sound made a difference.  Signed bands, unsigned bands, clubs,
musicians, radio, press, industry -- the entire Boston music community
was one.

Kay from Letters suggested continuing the cause with an album.  That's
how we got to this point.  It clearly made sense for Big Rig (our indy
label) to do its part.  We've been working on this compilation -- with
Boston's best in alternative music -- for almost two years.  We bring
you Tracy Bonham, Aimee Mann, Belly, Lou Barlow's Deluxx Folk Implosion,
Buffalo Tom's Bill Janowitz, Mary Lou Lord, Juliana Hatfield... the list
goes on and on.  The songs are special, none of the versions that you
hear have been released anywhere before.  Some are covers, come are
acoustic versions, some are live.  Some were written specifically for
this album.

Now about the cause... okay.  No matter how you may feel about
reproductive rights -- (and I'm not here to tell you how) what is clear
is that all people -- women, men, children -- deserve to be safe when
they seek health care.  No one deserves to visit or work in a health
care facility and be shot at or killed.  No one.  John C. Salvi III was
sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison without parole.  The
judge and jury in Massachusetts did their part.

What's painful here is knowing that despite everyone's work, nothing can
bring back Shannon or Lee Ann.  Nothing will help their grieving
families
and friends.  That's why it's so important for all of us -- to treat
this as a NATIONAL ISSUE, that affects everyone.  This record needs to
go further than Boston, the Northeast or the East Coast.  This is an
album chock full of national and internationally known  recording
artists.  It is our job to make this album reach the masses -- through
press, through radio, through live shows -- whatever it takes.  It's
real easy to say this is something that happened in Boston.  We need to
challenge ourselves to help this record get past that.

The goal for Safe And Sound is to raise awareness to this growing
national problem, which will, in turn, attempt to prevent any more
tragedies of this sort.  The press and radio community can do this by
helping to communicate our efforts to the people.  All of the proceeds
go to the National Clinic Access Project, which will help clinics stay
safe and open in the wake of harassment and abortion opponents.

I ask that you give Safe And Sound a listen.  You can't help but like
it. I ask you to give it some thought.  You'll feel that you have to do
your part. You can make a difference.  We do, and we're just eight guys
from Boston.

Thanks for listening.

Dicky Barrett
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Big Rig Records (November 1996)

Jeff Keibel
Scarborough, ON
CANADA
redshift@interlog.com


Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 18:58:57 +0000
From: "Hugh O'Brien" (hugh@INTERNET-IRELAND.IE)
Subject: Re: Virgin Compilation?


                I believe the compilation you are talking about is titled
something along the lines of
                "Robots,monsters and Bugmen" and features the likes of Ui,
Third Eye Foundation,
                Stereolab, Fuxa and many more! One of my favourites being
CulDeSac. Also speaking
                of "Oceans of Sound", I've just received the accompanying
book by David Toop also
                entitled "Oceans of Sound".

At 09:33 11/11/96 -0500, you wrote:
>> I remember awhile back (about 6 or 7 months ago), someone mentioned a
>> nifty little two-disc set put out by Virgin with lots of this-listy music
>> on it.  I know this isn't much info to go by, but does anyone recall the
>> title of it?
>
>Not sure if these are the Virgin Compilations that were mentioned before,
>but they do have some really gret music on them... however more in the
>vein of ambeint/techno... although their selection of music is REALLY
>broad and does not by any means stay within the cliched boundaries of
>most ambient techno... There's some stuff thats more this-listie, and
>there's a lot of strange combinations of world music and dub, a lot
>of really interesting Eno/Fripp/Brook tracks too.
>
>Anyway, there have been four of them:
>Ambient 'a brief history of ambient - vol. one'
>Ambient 2 'Imaginary Landscapes'
>Volume 3 - 'The Music of Changes'
>Ambient 4 - 'Isolationism'
>
>IMHO Ambient 2 and Volume 3 are the best in the series. 'Isolationism'
>has a lot more minimal music on it - stuff by Aphex Twin, Seefeel,
>Labradford, Zoviet France etc...
>
>Virgin was also responsible for the "OCEANS OF SOUND" coumpliation which
>is another very interesting VERY diverse concoction of sounds and music.
>
>hope this was helpful
>
>joe
>

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:00:40 -0800
From: "Gil Gershman (GuerillaG)" (gman2@SPRYNET.COM)
Subject: Nitin Sawhney


listen up, Dead Can Dance fans...

NITIN SAWHNEY
Displacing the Priest (Outcaste CD 2)

One of the freshest and most beautiful things to pass through these ears lately.
Sawhney has gathered a cast(e) of 14 global musicians - masters of instruments
ranging from djembe to beatbox - for a truly successful integration of ancient,
future, traditional, and experimental music.

It's an album whose overall feel has more impact than any description of its
parts could, but i'll try to capture the awesome variety of musical expression
displayed within. "Oceans and Rain" mixes Hindu chant and field-recordings of
rainstorms with FSOI-ish breakbeat ambience. The techno-soul of "In the Mind"
recalls Sufi and DJ Shadow, Denyse Anyogu's gorgeous voice sparkling like a
dusky jewel against the velvety tones of (classical Asian singer) Devinder Singh
and the backing Downtempo tripscape. A warm and breezy Spanish guitar chimes
over junglized tabla beats and burps of electronics in "Herecica Latino." Three
tracks in, with a foot in three different continents, and Sawhnet still hasn't
pulled out his tour de force. That would be "Displacing the Priest" a
combination of rap, mysticism, and gypsy violin which shouldn't work but does.
Spectacularly. Charles Oleghe preaches a message of tolerance and inner
strength. Badmarsh's elegant breaks don't overwhelm the fragility of the ethnic
musical tapestry. . . but they're dark and fulsome enough to drag the music away
from any hint of hippy-dippy new-age euphoria. There's some INCREDIBLY Brendan
Perry-esque singing on the tearful "Bengali Song," given a placid synth and
breakbeat grounding which is light-years ahead of the recent DCD material.
"Streets" is as fresh and sharp as any Electro white-label making the current
rounds in the underground, spiced with Arabic(?) vocals and elated flute
phrasings which weave intricately through the complex dance beat.

i've said enough. the final three tracks are for YOU to discover.
don't let this genius of an album escape your attention.

GuerillaG / gman2@sprynet.com

apologizing for the crosspost
...and tearing up his carpet to Freddie Fresh and Biochip-C


Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 06:38:31 -0800
From: Dan Shubin (dans@europa.com)
Subject: M2 on DBS--which service package?


Dear Listys,

Please respond if you are getting M2 channel on a DBS setup in the 48
Contiguous States.  I want to get the name of the 'package carrier' you
are using.
Please respond ONLY if you are using an 18" (or small) dish.

Thanx to Jeff for re:DSS but Canadian service may be all different.

dans  Portland OR


Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 08:44:48 -0500
From: Greg Smith (gt7003b@PRISM.GATECH.EDU)
Subject: Re: HNIA/RHP in Atlanta Question...

              96 11:19:31 pm

>                 So I live about 6 hours away from Atlanta, and want to catch t
e
> HNIA/RHP show when they come through.  From what was posted to the
> list I surmised that they'd play Sunday the 24th at a place called
> "Smith's."  Can anyone varify this?  Where is this Smith's-- is it a
> bar?  Anyone in the Atlanta area planning on going to the show?

Yeah, Smithe's Olde Bar (or some such silly spelling) which in on Piedmont
near Monroe, in Midtown.  It's pretty small (probably only room for about
100 people).  And yes, I the date I heard for the show is November 24th.

hope that helps.

-greg


Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 08:57:08 -0600
From: un homme et une femme (mrf546t@NIC.SMSU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Virgin Compilation? (monsters et al.)


incidentally, if anyone's interested in monsters, robots, and bugmen (2cd
virgin comp with lots of droney/spacy/ kraky kinda stuff) i'm selling my
copy for $14 postpaid.

email me directly if you want it.

thanks,
mark


On Sun, 10 Nov 1996, reicja00 wrote:

> I remember awhile back (about 6 or 7 months ago), someone mentioned a
> nifty little two-disc set put out by Virgin with lots of this-listy music
> on it.  I know this isn't much info to go by, but does anyone recall the
> title of it?
>
> Thanks,
> Jake
>


Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 12:31:44 -0600
From: foss (foss@SHOGA.WWA.COM)
Subject: tanya donelly tour dates?


        i know she's doing a small tour of the UK (or was).  i also saw a postin

showing a date in NYC.  anyone know if she'll be doing any other dates here
in the US?  please give me something more to live for, so far it's the new
star trek movie and the 4ad tanya donelly release.  maybe if she came to
chicago to do a small show everything will turn out A-OK.

a nerd's life continues,
foss


Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 12:47:06 EST
From: juan santana (SANTANA@ATHENS.FLLT.UDEL.EDU)
Subject: Re: a funny thing happened on the way to cyberspace...


 Kelli-Jeanne Drum (after getting rewired) wrote:

>   so, any hnia fans left aroudn here? :)


Well, here's one.

Juan


Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 12:07:07 EST
From: juan santana (SANTANA@ATHENS.FLLT.UDEL.EDU)
Subject: Re: Nenette & Boni Tindersticks Track


The whole Nenette & Boni soundtrack is by Tindersticks. Most of it is
instrumentals but there are also some songs from previous albums, and
some new songs, I think.

By the way, just in case anybody is interested, there is a Tindersticks list som
where in France where
people have been discussing Nenette & Boni since it was released.
The address to subscribe is:

majordom@magic.ensica.fr

 with the following command
in the body of your email message:

    subscribe marbles your-e-mail-address

Later.

Juan