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who's down with these fucking impossible records that are as good as anything

I always liked the epic free psychedelic poster inside sounding like Whitehouse in 1967 but with love as the message and peachy was incredible if more of a comedy record, but I passed on the $30 vinyl-only release of number one when it came out, whoops, it's the best one (mutant sounds has it and I'm on the hunt now).

the electronics are top-notch, compete with the aleatory wandery late 60's Stockhausen, sound like they were played by a group that knew how to listen, and blow most of the shit that started to sound like this 20 years later out of the water, and we're only afraid of most beat poetry because most of those people weren't Blake Parker, that guy knew exactly how to tell a story

I can't believe how great this band is

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 19:38 (thirteen years ago) link

After a long battle with cancer, Blake passed away early Tuesday, January 30, 2007, at around 3:00 AM. His creative inspiration and laughter will be greatly missed. -

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 19:38 (thirteen years ago) link

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 19:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Free Psychedelic Poster Inside

What a strange, wonderful recording. Free Psychedelic Poster Inside was originally issued in a private vinyl pressing in 1968 by this Canadian quartet (reissued in 1994 by Streamline). There are two basic elements to the piece, here divided into nine untitled tracks. The first is the general sound fabric made up of oscillating sine waves and other electronic ethereality, low drones, and warbles ricocheting back and forth across the speakers. At the beginning of the disc, these are relatively calm and contemplative, but they grow increasingly complex and agitated as the work progresses. The other is the "story" spoken by Blake Parker. This narrative about a "plastic" couple (Gordy and Renee) uses everyday stock phrases but combines them in a dreamlike manner to create a somewhat unsettling, surreal feeling. The voice sounds as though recorded in another room, slightly blurred and muted, also fluctuating from speaker to speaker. Although entirely different in tone, Parker's phrasing recalls the deadpan of William S. Burroughs, while the generic "lyrics" occupy a Robert Ashley-type world. There are some aspects that tie this piece to its period but, generally, Intersystems created something that stands impressively outside of its time and even anticipating later work from Pere Ubu to David Lynch. It forms an intriguing bridge between the more forward-looking (yes, psychedelic) rock bands of the period and tangentially related composers like Ashley and pre-Rainbow Terry Riley. An important recording, highly recommended to anyone whose tastes include the aforementioned artists as well as those into contemporary electro-acoustic free improvisation. ~ Brian Olewnick, All Music Guide

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 19:49 (thirteen years ago) link

I have 'Free Psychedelic Poster Inside' and 'Peachy' and love them, but what's this 'Number One'?? don't think I was even aware of that one.

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 20:03 (thirteen years ago) link

it lacks the central narrative of psychedelic poster but the the music & sounds are more cohesive & sustain for longer durations than peachy and Parker's rants are a bit more abstract so it's a bit further out.

all three get five stars, but hearing number one this weekend after having lived with the CDs for a while is what tipped me over. I know jbr and dleone are down too, I'm just in need of a rant

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 20:23 (thirteen years ago) link

I have Free Psychedelic Poster

admrl, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 22:40 (thirteen years ago) link

after a while, fred said they would hunt the city, and the suburbs, and perhaps a few farmers, as there were very few pigs left. so they took the guns and said that that was a very good idea. and echo said that that was a very good idea. they were glad they had said very little to all the people on their way. and they left for the city.

but when they got to the city, the people there killed them, and they died. the story has been told, it is ended, it is the end

Milton Parker, Thursday, 26 April 2007 07:27 (thirteen years ago) link

although it was late, and the moon sat in her throne, he started back for the city, to ask his friends where all the pigs were. when he got back to the city, his friends laughed at him and said there were not any pigs left. he was very hungry, because he had had no pig, or no soup, for supper. his friends laughed at him, so he ate them, and they died. the story has been told, it is ended, it is the end

Milton Parker, Thursday, 26 April 2007 07:27 (thirteen years ago) link

free psychedelic poster inside is one of the first things my now-wife taped for me back in the day.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Thursday, 26 April 2007 07:34 (thirteen years ago) link

ah, man, i was tricked into posting on noise dudes.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Thursday, 26 April 2007 10:02 (thirteen years ago) link

hi dere

kill, Saturday, 28 April 2007 00:23 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

it moves casually, with its short tail and a head like a rat, but it is now definitely a dog... when kay looks after him, he sees the dog in a clearing, a huge log with branches as legs. it is a very old, very big log, with bark swinging down, hanging loose like a dog's tail. the bark however remains looking like bark. it is definitely an animal, but with no head. it is a log which acts like an animal, grazing like a horse. when the grazing horse explodes, many small wood slivers are embedded in kay's arm. for that's the way it is.

Milton Parker, Sunday, 3 June 2007 05:32 (thirteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

yeah i can't justify it. i gotta justify my love.

scott seward, Saturday, 28 November 2015 06:04 (four years ago) link

of course i'll feel like a dummy for not getting it.

scott seward, Saturday, 28 November 2015 06:05 (four years ago) link

i mean if it were 50 dollars, you know?

scott seward, Saturday, 28 November 2015 06:07 (four years ago) link

Alga Marghen's vinyl pressings are so crackly and noisy, they have such incredible taste in artists but I have learned to hesitate before going in on one of their vinyl-only releases. Still impatiently holding out for them to out out those Eliane Radigue 60's pieces on CD or even just a download, for instance

132 page book, though...

Probably wont order, but if this shows up at Aquarius or Amoeba I might be helpless

Milton Parker, Sunday, 29 November 2015 21:08 (four years ago) link

good to know!

just talking about you milton with my pal raub roy. he just played at the store.

scott seward, Sunday, 29 November 2015 21:17 (four years ago) link

greenfield's favorite son, horaflora.

scott seward, Sunday, 29 November 2015 21:18 (four years ago) link

I watched 'Deadly Harvest' a year or so back, 70s Canadian science fiction tv film about the world's food supplies failing from global cooling over the coarse of red years and the resulting small town food riots. I will watch any 70s science fiction film regardless of quality, but seeing John Mills-Cockell's pop up as the composer during the credits made me yell out loud. Score was cheesy with the occasional demented dissonance, there's a queue for a scene where the hero is driving his truck through abandoned cities for two minutes where the editing is so incoherent and the music is so over the top inappropriate, it becomes something worth seeing

I checked out the two Syrinx records once; way more traditional. Some odd electronic moments. Should listen again.

xpost we're all lucky Raub's here, the bay has become unthinkable without Life Changing Ministries

Milton Parker, Sunday, 29 November 2015 21:33 (four years ago) link

'Red years' / two years

Autocorrect changed a slightly misspelled attempt at 'cuddling' to the word 'fucking' on a friend of mine last night, our phones are getting so bored with us

Milton Parker, Sunday, 29 November 2015 21:35 (four years ago) link

i enjoy the syrinx records but have never felt they were...essential? good though and worth hearing.

scott seward, Sunday, 29 November 2015 21:59 (four years ago) link

xxp - uh, could you please edit/googleproof/remove the name of that place that is an underground venue? We're in "better to be safe than sorry" mode.

sarahell, Monday, 30 November 2015 07:21 (four years ago) link


sure do miss universal admin rights for noise board posts.

sure do miss the noise board!

'why u break heart all time' nothing but a mass of missing images and not the magic fulfillment of all internet promises.

Milton Parker, Monday, 30 November 2015 20:30 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

anyone get that box set? either on CD or vinyl? window is closing on whether or not to invest and I'm curious about how good that booklet is

Milton Parker, Thursday, 4 February 2016 19:37 (four years ago) link

i made an impulse purchase of the vinyl box but haven't opened it yet.

scott seward, Thursday, 4 February 2016 19:57 (four years ago) link

my friends at mystery train in amherst had one. couldn't resist. if i had never seen it in a store i never would have ordered it online.

scott seward, Thursday, 4 February 2016 19:58 (four years ago) link

waiting for a day when i can listen to/read the whole thing.

scott seward, Thursday, 4 February 2016 19:59 (four years ago) link

vinyl sounds excellent, to my relief after reading yr posts here, although there is maybe this teeny tiny weird surface noise in the background? they used a reel safety master for FPPI and maybe those artifacts are what I'm hearing. I did an A/B comparison with my original copy once but that's all I got right now. I never heard the Streamline CD.

Booklet is essential, if the only thing that was holding you back was pressing quality concerns I would go for it if booklet size is important to you. there's definitely a lot of full-page images and reproductions that seem like they would lose something in a CD booklet (I have not seen the CD box, though).

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:50 (four years ago) link

I'll try to add more about the book later tonight.

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:51 (four years ago) link

please do!

as a teenager I remember thinking I didn't even want to know more about Faust because it would ruin the music, and then the Wumme booklet & the 2006 CD liner notes for 'So Far' came out and the stories only made the music that much more amazing & I'm thinking it'd probably be much the same with this band

Milton Parker, Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:00 (four years ago) link

This was available on CD?

The Robustness of Captchas (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:29 (four years ago) link

yeah, it's not listed on Discogs yet but a CD version was released after the vinyl:

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:31 (four years ago) link

Just checked, they have the CD on Amazon.

The Robustness of Captchas (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:33 (four years ago) link

the vinyl sounds great! and it is such a handsome package. that book is a monster. playing now.

scott seward, Monday, 8 February 2016 01:18 (four years ago) link

agreed, and there are a lot of color images in the book too! also a facsimile reprint of a smaller zine is included separately, and the otherwordly music speaks for itself

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Monday, 8 February 2016 01:26 (four years ago) link

oh wow this is on apple music

the late great, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 04:52 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

they walk and walk and finally they walk right out of the city

this is the pastoral part of the story

they are walking in the plastic fields and they are young and happy

everywhere they look it is beautiful

sleeve, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 03:28 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

new screensaver mode, with audio

Milton Parker, Sunday, 18 November 2018 05:04 (one year ago) link

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