Thursday, July 22, 2004

Selections from Lee from AB-CD Playlist

BARK PSYCHOSIS - Codename : DustsuckerThe release of Codename:Dustsucker marks the return of BarkPsychosis  after a 10 year retreat into virtual obscurity.The previously released LP, 'Hex' has spent that timesustaining the sense of enigma  that has become synonymouswith the name and garnering the warm  reverence of criticsand fans alike. In their early existence, Bark  Psychosisstumbled their way naively to a place in music of fargreater influence than could have been anticipated. The_expression  'post-rock' was invented specifically todescribe their sound.- on  Fire  $15.97http://www.ab-cd.com/cgi-bin/cat1/FIREC90-2

DANGERS, JACK - Forbidden Planet Explored (bonus Cd)"You may know Jack as the founding member of the mostexperimental  and influential group ever to hit the dancefloor, Meat Beat  Manifesto. His intensely elaborate workwith Meat Beat Manifesto  combined deep bass grooves,massive bursting samples and dense  barrages of hip-hop,industrial and avante-funk and his giant  influence is nowpractically immeasurable.  This double CD release  containsJack's now famous soundtrack for the legendary sci-fi filmForbidden Planet. - Danger's personal soundtrack forForbidden Planet  has become the stuff of legend since itsperformance at the  I.D.E.A.L. Festival and his fans havebeen after recordings of it  ever since.  As a special bonus, Forbidden Planet Explored contains a  second cd full ofsci-fi sound effects inspired by the BBC  RadiophonicWorkshop." - on Important Records  $14.97http://www.ab-cd.com/cgi-bin/cat1/IPT38.2

ELIAS, HANIN - Future NoirBlade Runner-Esque Future Noir Sound... This is the newstudio album  of Ex-ATR's HANIN ELIAS.  - an atmosphere ofdark deep sadness and  beauty using elements of intensedance, strange hip hop and lively  fresh wave. There arebeautiful hymns mixed with avantgarde  industrial elements,unusual guitar rock, electronic sounds, analogue  drums,pianos... there's even an unplugged session. Above all HANINELIAS unique singing style, which shows a wide range ofmoods and  emotiones you might not have expected. Tough andstrong, beautiful  and vulnerable at the same time.  - onFatal  $13.97 http://www.ab-cd.com/cgi-bin/cat1/FATAL04

LOW - Lifetime Of Temporary Relief : B-sides and Rarities(CD & DVD set) At long last, an exhaustive compilation ofB-sides, rarites,  outtakes, and never before heard demosfrom the past 10 years of  Low's career. Featuring 50 songsassembled by the band themselves,  including 7 exclusivesongs, over 3 discs, this collection ranges  from their veryfirst bedroom recordings (1993) all the way through  tovinyl-only cuts from their most recent CD, Trust (2003), andeverything in the middle as well--all together consisting ofalmost 4  hours of music. Bound together with a fourth(extended length) DVD  disc, featuring all 11 of Low'svideos, 3 live songs, and a series of  documentaries by MarcGartman, this thing is a behemoth. Also  included is a verynicely designed 32-page booklet with song  descriptions andcommentary by the band, and it all comes in a pretty  whiteand blue cardboard box. From quiet to loud, from obscure toobtuse, from Jandek to Journey, from subpar to sublime...10years of  Low, all in one place. - on Chairkickers Music$37.97 http://www.ab-cd.com/cgi-bin/cat1/CHKM12.2

MANZANERA, PHIL - 6PMRecorded at Phil's new studios with musician friends (BrianEno,  David Gilmour, Robert Wyatt, Chrissie Hynde, PaulThompson & Andy  Mackay no less!) passing through to addtheir own magic to the album,  '6PM' is an intriguingjourney into sound. As Phil himself explains,  thebeautifully layered and textured '6PM' "evokes unconsciousmemories of psychedelic London" and "embodies all theinfluences and  reasons why I became a musician and continueto be one". Almost  classical at times, featuring oboe,viola and double bass interwoven  with Manzanera'sincomparably expressive guitar lines, it is no  surprisethat the sonic lanscape of '6PM' is rich, startling andunique...a rare treat for fans! Complete tracklistingonline. - on  Hannibal  $25.97http://www.ab-cd.com/cgi-bin/cat1/HNCD1471

NAMLOOK, PETE / JENSSEN, GEIR (BIOSPHERE)- The Fires Of Ork  "The Fires Of Ork was the first collaboration between PeteNamlook  and Geir Jenssen (aka Biosphere) and has sincerisen to legendary  status in the ambient electronic sceneas the first meeting of these  two masters. Their commonlove for classical music as well as dark  ambient tranceresulted in a unique combination of style that you  couldexpect when you mix the essence of their Silence withBiosphere."  - on Fax  $16.44http://www.ab-cd.com/cgi-bin/cat1/AW035CD

TELESCOPES, THE - Altered Perceptionformed in 1986 as a vehicle for music written, produced,arranged &  performed by Stephen Lawrie. Featuringperformances of various like  minded musicians depending onthe requirements of the music. Starting  out in a noise-feststyle similar to Spacemen 3, they developed their  style toinclude psychedelic guitars and groovy bass lines. Aftersigning to Creation they released their 2nd album - stillclassed as  a masterpiece by the fans and critics alike butcouldn't release  their third album before the closure ofCreation Records. Altered  Perception: The first releasefrom The Telescopes since the 'Third  Wave' in 2002.Featuring tracks previously unavailable on CD like  'SadnessPale' and '16T#4' this release also contains materialrecorded by the band during the 'Creation years' butunreleased until  now. Packaged with superb artworkthroughout and re-mastered to The  Telescopes specifications, this is another fine release from Space  Age Recordings. -on Space Age  $15.97http://www.ab-cd.com/cgi-bin/cat1/ORBIT014CD

TREMBLING BLUE STARS - Southern Skies Appear BrighterAdvance single taken from the forthcoming fifth album by oneof the  most moving and beloved bands in the indie┬┤sBritishscene, which  Elefant has a great pleasure to release  lyworldwide. This Cd-single  includes "Helen Reddy" as maintrack, followed by four more  previously unpublished songs("A beginning of a kind", "Open skies",  "Hurry home throughthe crowds" and "One wish grante"), which will  not beincluded in the album "The seven autumn flowers" (to bereleased after summer). Limited edition. - on Elefant  $5.97http://www.ab-cd.com/cgi-bin/cat1/ER-356

WAGON CHRIST - Sorry I Make You Lush"Luke Vibert aka Wagon Christ is back (once again). Behold.The only  man to have recorded full length albums for Warp,Mo' Wax and the  mighty Ninja, the Cornwall School's answerto Marcel Duchamp (only  kitscher), the man who put thesticky wet patches into ambient, the  magic tricks intodrill 'n' bass, the rip into, erm, instrumental hip  hop,the only living musician trying to keep Vicks' market shareup.  I'm Sorry I Made You Lush displays all the trademarkWagon Christ  tricks -- woozy, gaudy, beautifulkitschtronica, the tightest,  tidiest funk drummage andanus-wobbling sub bass. But there is, of  course, a littlemore than that. Mr Vibert does it again -- before  you knowit you're gulping down endless handfuls of sugar coatedavant garde pills and not even noticing the levels ofcleverness, the  sheer range of inventiveness, the subtletyof this West Country music  machine." - on Ninja Tune$13.47 http://www.ab-cd.com/cgi-bin/cat1/NJAT91.2

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