love the obvious ones, keep stumblin on ones ive never heard of in my internet travels -- anyone have strong posi/h8r feelings about list entries?
― 69, Friday, 18 February 2011 06:07 (ten years ago) link
for ref. has this been polled? i don't care, i don't care about polls
Agitation FreePekka Airaksinen (Sperm)Airway (Los Angeles Free Music Society)Albrecht DAlcatrazÄlgarnas TrädgårdALL-7-70 (Alan Sondheim)Alternative TVAlvaro Peña-Rojas (The 101ers)Ame SonAMMAmon DüülAmon Düül IIAnal Magic and Reverend Dwight FrizzelAnima/Anima Sound (Paul and Limpe Fuchs)Annexus QuamAqsak MaboulArbete och FritidArcane VArchaïaArchimedes BadkarAreaGilbert Artman (Urban Sax, Lard Free, Operation Rhino)Art BearsArt ZoydArzachelRobert AshleyAsh Ra TempelAssociation P.C. (Pierre Courbois)Il Balletto di BronzoBantenFranco BattiatoHan BenninkSteve BeresfordJacques BerrocalPhilippe BesombesBiglietto per l'InfernoBirgé Gorgé Shiroc (Jean-Jacques Birgé, Un Drame Musical Instantane)Blue SunRaymond BoniDon Bradshaw LeatherBrainstormBrainticketBrast BurnBrave New WorldAnton BruhinBrühwarm TheatreCabaret VoltaireJohn CageCanCapsicum RedCaptain BeefheartChamberpotCheckpoint CharlieTheatre du Chene NoirChillumHenri ChopinChromeCohelmec EnsembleJean Cohen-SolalCollegium MusicumRoberto ColomboCome (later Whitehouse)Companyia Elèctrica DharmaComusCornucopiaCrassCreative RockCromagnonDavid CunninghamCupol (a Wire side project)Dadazuzu (only ever made 1 track for a compilation release)Wolfgang DaunerDebris'DecayesDedalusThe Deep Freeze MiceDeutsch-Amerikanische FreundschaftDharma QuintetDies IraeDome (Another Wire side project)Doo-Dooettes (Los Angeles Free Music Society)Philippe DorayRoger Doyle (Operating Theatre)Jean DubuffetDzyanEiliffEmtidiEroc (Grobschnitt)Etron Fou LeloublanExmagmaFamily FodderPatrizio Fariselli (Area)FaustLuc FerrariFille Qui MousseFloh de CologneFlying LizardsFood BrainFörklädd GudWalter FrancoFree Agents (Pete Shelley)FriendsoundFred FrithGashRon GeesinGilaJef GilsonGlaxo BabiesGomorrhaGongGood Missionaries (Alternative TV)Le Grand Magic CircusJohn Greaves and Peter Blegvad (Henry Cow/Slapp Happy)Fernando GrilloRagnar GrippeGrobschnittGroup 1850Jean GuérinFranz De BylFriedrich GuldaGuru GuruHairy ChapterHampton Grease BandHenry CowPierre HenryHeratiusHeroJuan HidalgoHugh HopperHorde Catalytque Pour La FinHorrific ChildIblissL'InfonieInternational HarvesterIskraIslandMartin Davorin-JagodicJan Dukes de GreyKing CrimsonBasil KirchinOsamu KitajimaKlusterFrank KöllgesKomintern (Red Noise)KraftwerkKrokodilSteve LacyLard Free (Urban Sax)Le Forte Four (Los Angeles Free Music Society)Lemon KittensLily (band)Limbus 3/Limbus 4Bernard LubatAlvin LucierMagical Power MakoMagmaColette MagnyMahjunMahogany BrainRadu Malfatti and Stephan WittwerMama Dada 1919Michael MantlerAlbert MarcoeurMarsMaschine NO 9 (Krautrock supergroup)Philippe Mate and Daniel VallancienCostin MiereanuMin BulMnemonists (Biota)Modry EfektMoolahAnthony MooreMothers of InventionMoving Gelatine PlatesFritz MüllerThierry Müller (Ilitch)Musica Elettronica VivaMusic Improvisation CompanyMythosNapoli CentraleNegativlandNeu!New Phonic ArtNicoNight SunNihilist Spasm BandNine Days Wonder (band)NosferatuNu Creative MethodsOktoberYoko OnoOperation RhinoOpus AvantraOrchid SpangiaforaOut of FocusOvary Lodge (Keith Tippett)Tony OxleyEvan Parker and Paul LyttonPataphonieJean-François Pauvros and Gaby BizienPere UbuPierrot LunaireDer PlanPlastic Ono BandPlastic People of the UniversePoison GirlsPôle (Philippe Besombes and Jean Louis Rizet)Pop GroupMichel PortalBomis PrendinPublic Image LtdRed KrayolaRed Noise (French band)Reform Art UnitSteve ReichAchim ReichelThe ResidentsCatherine Ribeiro and Alpes (French band)Boyd Rice (NON)Terry RileyClaudio RocchiRocky's FiljRon 'Pate's DebonairsDieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, & Oswald WienerRay Russell (musician)Terje RypdalMartin Saint PierreSamla Mammas MannaGunter SchickertSecond HandSecret OysterSeeselbergSemoolSonny SharrockSilberbartSiloahSoft MachineSmegma (Los Angeles Free Music Society)Sally Smmitt (Sally Timms/Mekons)Alan SondheimSnatch (Judy Nylon)Sperm (Pekka Airaksinen)Sphinx Tush (Only made two tracks)StoogesKarlheinz StockhausenDemetrio Stratos (Area)SupersisterTaj Mahal TravellersTamiaTangerine DreamGhédalia TazartèsTechnical Space Composers CrewMama Béa TekielskiThird Ear BandThirsty MoonThis HeatJacques ThollotThrice MiceThrobbing GristlePaolo Tofani (Area)Tokyo Kid BrothersToleranceTomorrow's GiftTon Steine ScherbenTransMuseqUli Trepte (Guru Guru)Twenty Sixty Six and ThenUnivers ZeroChristian Vander (musician) (Magma (band))Velvet UndergroundVertøPatrick VianL. Voag (The Homosexuals)Michel WaisviszIgor WakhevitchLawrence WeinerTrevor WishartJames White and the ContortionsWhitehouseWiredWoordenRobert WyattXhol Caravan/XholIannis XenakisYa Ho Wha 13La Monte YoungFrank ZappaZweisteinZNR
― jaxon, Friday, 18 February 2011 06:09 (ten years ago) link
Started listing the ones I love, and by 'C' it started getting too long. Any in particular you want to know?
Jacques Berrocal did the original 'Rock 'n' Roll Station' FYI
Special <3 for Pôle & Ghédalia Tazartès
― sex cells (S-), Friday, 18 February 2011 06:15 (ten years ago) link
i guess im mostly interested in hearing other people ride for some of the more obscure artists -- what you said was great!
― 69, Friday, 18 February 2011 06:42 (ten years ago) link
the arzachel album is completely unfuckwithable. essential
second hand is also an amazing psych record
― miss pansy twist (electricsound), Friday, 18 February 2011 06:45 (ten years ago) link
the mate & vallancien album is worth tracking down (looks like its available on the internet) great textural space jazz stuff
― Kabutt (Lamp), Friday, 18 February 2011 06:50 (ten years ago) link
i have the debris' album but it never made much of an impression on me tbh
― miss pansy twist (electricsound), Friday, 18 February 2011 06:51 (ten years ago) link
Because it's boring.
― bamcquern, Friday, 18 February 2011 06:58 (ten years ago) link
There was a good ver. of the list that specified which album/piece by each artist made the list. Fr'instance it ain't Alt TV's first album 'The Image Has Cracked', rather the weird 'Vibing Up The Senile Man' which has Gen-P on it. Likewise Robert Ashley's 'Automatic Writing' directly inspired the NWW album 'A Missing Sense':
A Missing Sense was originally conceived as a private tape to accompany my taking of LSD. When in that particular state, Robert Ashley's Automatic Writing was the only music I could actually experience without feeling claustrophobic and paranoid. We played it endlessly; it seemed to become part of the room, perfectly blending with the late night city ambience and the 'breathing' of the building. I decided to make my own version using the basic structure of Ashley's masterpiece, but making it more personal, adding natural sound that I could hear in my environment. It should be played at very low volume.
― sex cells (S-), Friday, 18 February 2011 07:06 (ten years ago) link
i love the Debris record
it has a track called 'New Smooth Lunch', ffs
― ship_rex (+ +), Friday, 18 February 2011 14:58 (ten years ago) link
My buddy at work was real flipped out over NWW and the list for a while, I've heard some of the more obscure ones from him.He burned some Magical Power Mako records for me, including the "Hapmoniym" box. Keiji Haino pops up on some of his stuff, I guess?I haven't pulled that stuff out in a while but it's all pretty interesting. lol cdrs.xpost I love the Debris record, too. "Leisurely Waiting" ftw.
― Trip Maker, Friday, 18 February 2011 15:02 (ten years ago) link
Anton Bruhin's "Vom Goldabfischer" is a fun record. There's a great song called "Hüp Hüp" that's like some Alpine goat-milker's theme as performed with guitars and the hollow percussive sound that D-Day from Animal House makes when he performs the William Tell Overture on his throat.
― ship_rex (+ +), Friday, 18 February 2011 15:34 (ten years ago) link
always gets a smile when it's shuffled to on the mp3 player
― ship_rex (+ +), Friday, 18 February 2011 15:35 (ten years ago) link
i spent some time delving into this stuff, and didn't like most of it. these were the exciting finds from the early music blogs (mutant sounds, etc). it's like tracking down all of the Homosexuals-related records. i tried a few, didn't like, gave up. most of it, to me, is curio rather than classic.
aside from the really obvious ones, some of my favorites:ZNR – Barricade 3 (in my pantheon)Patrick Vian (kinda heldon-lite but still good)Thierry Müller (Ilitch) - both Ilitch lps are great (i think there's only 2?)Anthony Moore - i love 'Flying Doesn't Help'Cupol and Dome (pantheon)Family Fodder (panth.)Der Plan - (early records in panth.)
i could have sworn Pascal Comelade and Pinhas /Heldon were on this list...
― nerve_pylon, Friday, 18 February 2011 15:37 (ten years ago) link
I love that Hampton Grease Band are on here.
― kandle (crüt), Friday, 18 February 2011 15:39 (ten years ago) link
It's always difficult taking out the 'obvious' ones, as you can never tell what people have and haven't heard. So I'm going on the premise that someone who I assume knows something about music has come round to my house, and these are the ones that I would bug out about with great enthusiasm:
Art BearsRobert Ashley
BrainticketComusCromagnonThe Deep Freeze Mice
Deutsch-Amerikanische FreundschaftEtron Fou LeloublanRon GeesinHorrific Child
Magical Power Mako
Plastic People of the Universe
Christian Vander (musician) (Magma (band))Trevor WishartYa Ho Wha 13
I guess a lot of those are still fairly obvious, but among them are some of my favourites of all time. Would listen to nothing but stuff off this list and still be happy, to be honest.
― emil.y, Friday, 18 February 2011 16:05 (ten years ago) link
"most of it, to me, is curio rather than classic."
oh but no! try again! so much essential music on there.
― scott seward, Friday, 18 February 2011 16:12 (ten years ago) link
friendsound album one of my favorite albums by some of my favorite people. for what its worth.
i mean, this is some of the most important music of the 1970's. mostly 1970's. if you start at the top and work your way down you will be a brighter and better person by the end of your trip.
― scott seward, Friday, 18 February 2011 16:17 (ten years ago) link
Do you think 'the NWW list' is a reasonable answer to that horrible question 'what sort of stuff do you listen to'? Because it's probably the closest to accurate for me these days.
― emil.y, Friday, 18 February 2011 16:18 (ten years ago) link
I think that is one of the better answers to that question.
― Trip Maker, Friday, 18 February 2011 16:20 (ten years ago) link
Jan Dukes de Grey is really good if you're into Comus and ISB and stuff like that.
― seminal fuiud (NickB), Friday, 18 February 2011 16:43 (ten years ago) link
i don't even really listen to nww, but i definitely feel a kinship with people like that. they are omnivores when it comes to sound, and so am i. when christoph heemann came into my store a while back - he has collaborated with nww and david tibet and all those guys - i could have talked to him for hours about music. and i just wanted to give him stuff that he hadn't heard. we ended up talking about priscilla paris records and 60's pop like that. my kinda guy! he's OPEN and open people are my kinda people. i think he would dig the xian concept album about narnia i was playing this morning.
― scott seward, Friday, 18 February 2011 16:50 (ten years ago) link
MOOLAH MOOLAH MOOLAH.
I thought the Hampton Grease Band rekkerd was kinda dumb.
Sonny Sharrock... you heard of that band the Velvet Underground? pretty good...
think you'd like Mnemonists...
the LAFMS stuff is a vast field but rewarding and totally fascinating.
I like Algarnas Tradgard.
all time love for: Robert Ashley, Luc Ferrari, Pierre Henry, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Duul, Ya Ho Wa, International Harvester... that's some of the more 'obvious' stuff i think. Neu & Can etc need no introduction.
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Friday, 18 February 2011 16:51 (ten years ago) link
you should check out Wolfgang Dauner... a part of the eurojazz world yer living in now.
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Friday, 18 February 2011 16:52 (ten years ago) link
I like Third Ear Band's "Alchemy" LP but I don't know how much you'd care for it.
i would kinda kill to have an original copy of the dies irae album.
― scott seward, Friday, 18 February 2011 17:26 (ten years ago) link
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ahhhhh scott yr the best
― 69, Friday, 18 February 2011 17:28 (ten years ago) link
and ian, both 3EB (LOL third eye blind) and w. dauner are on my shortlist of NWW listees to check out!
― 69, Friday, 18 February 2011 17:29 (ten years ago) link
scott, that's not the "Dialogue" LP yer talkin' about is it? That one has a track abt C.S. Lewis and sells for $$$
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Friday, 18 February 2011 17:40 (ten years ago) link
the christian album? no, its the 2nd chapter of acts. a thrift store staple. i posted a picture. does it show up? well, their other albums are thrift store staples. don't think i've seen the narnia album at a thrift store. its seriously over the top. i was enjoying it! one of those albums that doesn't actually mention jesus. cuz, you know, the lion was jesus.
― scott seward, Friday, 18 February 2011 17:48 (ten years ago) link
these are worth checking imo
Agitation FreeÄlgarnas TrädgårdArbete och FritidRobert AshleyBrast BurnDecayesDoo-Dooettes (Los Angeles Free Music Society)Family FodderLuc FerrariInternational HarvesterKlusterAlbert MarcoeurMarsMoolahGunter SchickertSmegma (Los Angeles Free Music Society)Taj Mahal TravellersThis HeatL. Voag (The Homosexuals)
― am0n, Friday, 18 February 2011 18:39 (ten years ago) link
Lemon Kittens - one of my favorite bands ever, the recordss are super expensive thoughGlaxo Babies are great if u like postpunkAlbert Marcoeur's records are awesomeMnemonists and especially Biota = all time greats, same problem with oop vinyl thoughPosion Girls are also a personal fave, but not for everyone (political cabaret peace punk)i think Milton started a Ribiero thread raving about those recordsGhédalia Tazartès - also greatThirsty Moon, Univers Zero - mmm, jazzy euro-prog
― sleeve, Friday, 18 February 2011 21:36 (ten years ago) link
been listening to lots of alan sondheim recently. really dig wolfgang dauner's "output" record, great cover too (been looking for his et cetera krautrock stuff for ages). other than that (from the "less obvious"[?] stuff): music improvisation company, nihilist spasm band and the cromagnon record are all great. surprised just music aren't on the list, fits in well with it anyway. and i second the third ear band, first three especially. oh yeah, and that guru guru/trepte record that came out on united dairies is a blast.
― no lime tangier, Saturday, 19 February 2011 05:39 (ten years ago) link
kinda weird that popol vuh aren't on this list, imo.
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Saturday, 19 February 2011 05:44 (ten years ago) link
it would be interesting to see a counterlist of things that could've been on there but aren't for whatever reason. as to yahowha, i've liked everything i've been able to hear so far, even the sixth root race record, but penetration, an aquarian symphony has some unbelievably intense moments.i'm assuming that the recording of this list on the recent chance meeting with... reissue with it's "this music is all shit" or something similar spoken at the very end is a piece of high irony.
― no lime tangier, Saturday, 19 February 2011 06:25 (ten years ago) link
i laughed anyway.
― no lime tangier, Saturday, 19 February 2011 06:36 (ten years ago) link
been listening to lots of alan sondheim recently. really dig wolfgang dauner's "output" record, great cover too (been looking for his et cetera krautrock stuff for ages).
There's a live appearance on one of the volumes of the Krautrock Nacht dvds by Et Cetera. Not sure which cos it's been a while since I watched that. You might find the set up at Tradersden or somewhere.Demonoid recently had Output upped.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 19 February 2011 22:33 (ten years ago) link
Really trying to think when I met him. He was at a GMIT art dept graduate exhibition. I can't think how long ago that was, could be as early as 2003, could be a couple of years later.Oh yeah he also djed for a friend of mine's club one night, which was probably 2007ish. Anyway first time I met him he was saying that he would probably change a lot of the list's contents if he was doing it at a different time.
By the time I met him he'd discovered Perez Prado, not sure if that was connected to the Guinness ad which was popular at one time.
Kind of surprised that OHO weren't on the list after recently discovering their Okinawa lp. Thought that was one place they were famous from.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 19 February 2011 22:40 (ten years ago) link
Only know the 'Docteur Faust' by Igor Wakhévitch but LOVE 'Sang Poupre' off that.
― the worst dong of the last ten years (Craigo Boingo), Saturday, 19 February 2011 22:44 (ten years ago) link
i think searching for igor wakhevitch is how i found ILX. dominique leone had written something about him.
― jaxon, Saturday, 19 February 2011 23:27 (ten years ago) link
thinking some more about some of these based on my listening experience:
actively disliked the Alvaro "drinking my own sperm" record
didn't really like Don Bradshaw Leather
Zweistein, while cool in concept, kinda falls flat
i am not a big Anima fan but I really like Limpe Fuchs' later solo stuff (mostly on CD)
all the LAFMS stuff is worth at least a listen as noted upthread.
I'm a big AMM fan but their catalog is treacherous and hardly anything is on vinyl except the early $$ stuff and "It Was An Ordinary Enough Day" and "Generative Themes" both of which are meh, their later CDs are where the good stuff is imo.
Anal Magic rec is good
Art Zoyd & Area are RIO related iirc, which might be up yer alley since you've been digging Canterbury
Banten rec is good, so is Emtidi in the same vein
out of all the kraut stuff on this (and there is a LOT) Brainticket might be my fave, there's a poll of second-tier Kraut bands around on ILM somewhere. Agitation Free's 1st 2 are good, don't know the later ones and am scared of them.
Crass are obviously the greatest band ever.
Cupol rec is good, I used to own it. All the Dome stuff is worth a listen as well.
Pierre Henry is dependably awesome, I only have one of the huge CD box sets and it is great.
all Pop Group and Red Krayola pre-reunion recs (excluding the Krayola's "Black Snakes") are all time great.
NON's high point for me is unquestionably Blood & Flame, the Rise 12" is OK, can't vouch for the rest.
i fucking love Sally Timms and have solo recs of hers but that Smitt thing is boring.
Tokyo Kid Brother I found kinda pretentious and overblown despite the heavyweight rep.
Gong, 1st three albums are all time.
― sleeve, Sunday, 20 February 2011 01:22 (ten years ago) link
What a great list! If nothing else, it made me realize that I should be listening to/seeking out way more Kraut, Postpunk, Musique Concrète, Neue Deutsche Welle, Anarcho/Peace Punk, No Wave, Psych, and early electronic stuff than I've currently been doing.
― naus, Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:08 (ten years ago) link
aside from the ones that I know Pete knows, I like these in rough order from most to least -
Debris - heard this 3 or 4 years ago, keep going back to it. An all time faveFriendsound - great late 60s psych, supposedly members of Paul Revere and the Raiders in the studio on mushrooms or somethingCatherine Ribeiro and Alpes - heard No. 2, Paix, Le Temps l'AUtre, like em allIgor Wakhevitch - Docteur Faust and Hathor both great, ditto that I heard about them via ilx / dominiqueAlgarnas Tradgard - cool cosmic prog, reminds me of Bo Hansson but rocks a lil harderMagical Power MakoYa Ho Wa 13MoolahBrast BurnSeeselberg
heard but didn't like - Taj Mahal Travellers (not a popular opinion around here probably? I didn't get it)Dzyan - too proggy, imo. downloaded one record but deleted. seemed wanky.
curious about - are Plastic People of the Universe any good?
― dmr, Monday, 21 February 2011 04:21 (ten years ago) link
this is a really good thread guyz, good work.
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Monday, 21 February 2011 04:33 (ten years ago) link
im sort of not interested in PPotU or YaHoWa, and imma really need someone to explain the appeal of taj mahal travelers to me. im not sure if ive ever heard them, so it's not impossible, but for some reason, i feel some aversion?
wanna hear ribeiro+alpes and algernas tradgard (though i think ive heard them) soon -- my buddy mike (who introduced me to ILX in 2k3) used to freak about igor w so much.
― 69, Monday, 21 February 2011 04:42 (ten years ago) link
i think i might try to pull together an All NWW List show this week, though it may be shamefully kraut-centric.
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Monday, 21 February 2011 05:02 (ten years ago) link
Art Bears - have owned both 'winter songs' & 'hopes and fears'. sold winter songs and am currently trying to sell 'hope songs'. never got into henry cow and kinda not really into dagmar's voice. Robert Ashley - fell in love recently w/private parts and the video operas that are on youtube because 69's always talking about him. so great. Franco Battiato - love the first few records. later stuff is kinda boring. selling 'Echoes Of Sufi Dances'. it's not bad, just sorta boring. Han Bennink - euro free jazz drummer. i think pete should check out. looks like there's a 40 min doc in dutch or german on google video that you can see him torture a drum set. pretty impressive. he worked a bunch w/ Peter Brötzmann who i also think you should check out. have you heard Last Exit? so great.Brainticket - so so so greatComus - amateurist sent me a cdr of their first record years ago. is he still around? these guys are great.Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft - <3 <3 <3Dies Irae - this video is one of the greatest things on the internetEtron Fou Leloublan - french rock in opposition prog group. selling a copy now. i'm not totally into super angular, jagged prog anymore. Flying Lizards - love this one. are these guys like the cool/non nerdy residents? i dunno, never really listened to the residents.Fred Frith - even tho i don't love henry cow or art bears, his 2 solo albums "gravity" & "speechless" are dope. Ron Geesin - recognized his name from the weird album he did w/roger waters "music from the body" but didn't know until now that he orchestrated my fave pink floyd album "atom heart mother". and produced bridget st john. need to check this guy out.Gong - i don't like the quirky early stuff. really dig the later terry riley gone funk rock sound of their late 70s records.John Greaves and Peter Blegvad (Henry Cow/Slapp Happy). - just sold greaves' "Accident" to a friend this afternoon. really great record. artfucked bowie of sorts. Osamu Kitajima - love this guy. japanese sorta new age. worldy, folky, proggy. kinda reminds me of jade warrior. check this track he did w/minnie ripperton doing wordless high pitched vocalizationsMichael Mantler - love anyone that has robert wyatt sing for themMythos - love these guys. selling a copy of dreamlab. want a copy of concrete city.Yoko Ono - love you, booEvan Parker and Paul Lytton - pete is this the kinda euro jazz/free improv you're into? or more the big beat you over the head kinda stuff?Der Plan - never fell in love w/these guys. a bit too silly. but love groups they were connected w/: pyrolator and dafRed Krayola - always on the fence. 80s post punk stuff is cool. 60s freakout is cool. but never straight up loved.Catherine Ribeiro and Alpes (French band) - recently picked up "Le Rat débile et l'homme des champs + Alpes". so great. french prog. tim buckley + annette peacock + weirdness.Ray Russell (musician) - was just saying to check him out on the jaaazz thread. freaked guitar. Terje Rypdal - another great jazz guitarist. has some stuff on ecm. spaced out 'in a silent way' type of stuff. but mixed w/like 20th cent orchestra stuff.Samla Mammas Manna - all i know are the albums they did w/frith that i mentioned up there ^. swedish rio prog group.Snatch (Judy Nylon) - post punk group. i heard a rad song on a brian eno comp.Patrick Vian - been meaning to look for this record. love the cover.Igor Wakhevitch - have the cd box set. need to revisit. only loved dr faust the first time because the other albums were too ambient spacey synthy, but those sound right up my alley now.Robert Wyatt - all time favorite ZNR - hector zazou's thing. always thought was a lil plinky plonky, but people who's taste i really appreciate love this guy, so...
― jaxon, Monday, 21 February 2011 05:58 (ten years ago) link
In defense of Taj Mahal Travellers, I much prefer the 1st LP (1972) and the August 1974 2LP that was reissued on P-Vine. The Oz Days stuff and that Stockholm concert bootleg aren't as immediately tactile. But it is floaty and amorphous at heart. Immersion music, not background music.
Would also second jaxon's Fred Frith, Flying Lizards, and Han Bennink recs (Bennink has also played w/The Ex)
Pataqphonie, New Phonic Art, and L'Infonie fall under what I would consider the large avant orchestra heading.
Decayes are a pretty crazed US band, worth a listen, on Mutant Sounds I think.
In the Art Bears maybe Dagmar's voice is a bit harsh and commanding, but put her in the softer settings of Slapp Happy and I melt.
I much prefer the Hector Zazou solo rec from the late 80's that I have to the ZNR stuff.
― sleeve, Monday, 21 February 2011 08:16 (ten years ago) link
oh also that Michael Mantler/Edward Gorey/Robert Wyatt/Carla Bley album is gold.
― sleeve, Monday, 21 February 2011 08:17 (ten years ago) link
more love for arzachel pls
― ooma boogy wow wow (electricsound), Monday, 21 February 2011 08:18 (ten years ago) link
lotsa azns tho
― Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 18:06 (nine years ago) link
I think I was thinking of Harlem River Drive
― dmr, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 18:07 (nine years ago) link
joseph bowie plays on a james white & the blacks record, but he is neither james white nor a contortion, so i think thats a no.
― 69, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 18:22 (nine years ago) link
I thought Ghedalia Tazartes was black, I don't know why.I remember getting a L'Infonie reissue when I was at the college station that was pretty rad, I'd like to hear it again.
― Trip Maker, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:20 (nine years ago) link
ghedalia tazartes is so rad
― 69, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:53 (nine years ago) link
ha, speaking of ... I just got the VOD box set in the mail *today*
― Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:04 (nine years ago) link
― 69, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:07 (nine years ago) link
I want that box so bad, didn't subscribe this year.
― Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:02 (nine years ago) link
― dmr, Saturday, 22 September 2012 14:29 (eight years ago) link
haha didn't notice that was an old post, guess someone has been there already
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― dmr, Saturday, 22 September 2012 14:30 (eight years ago) link
i have a few terje rypdal things but i was wondering what you guys thought were his more nww list-worthy moments?
― space bl00ps (NickB), Saturday, 23 November 2013 22:30 (seven years ago) link
never heard any of his solo stuff, but (maybe too obviously) his contributions to mantler's edward gorey record comes immediately to mind, given a lot of the participants on it made the list.
also if you can find it this is amazing: url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gittin%27_to_Know_Y%27All/url
his piece on that has vocals provided by the great karin krog
― no lime tangier, Saturday, 23 November 2013 23:28 (seven years ago) link
damn my lack of internet skillz^ lp is gittin' to know y'all recorded at the baden-baden free jazz meeting in 1969 and it's immense!
― no lime tangier, Saturday, 23 November 2013 23:31 (seven years ago) link
got a heck of a cover, that's for sure
― space bl00ps (NickB), Saturday, 23 November 2013 23:32 (seven years ago) link
for the curious, just discovered 4 discs worth of material from the baden-baden free jazz meeting at:
haven't attempted to d/l yet, so caveat emptor etc.
― no lime tangier, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 20:43 (seven years ago) link
i like inconstant sol
― 69, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 20:45 (seven years ago) link
inconstant sol is pretty reliable -- has been posting free improv stuff for many years.
Also, I finally heard Lemon Kittens -- and they are totally awesome
― sarahell, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 22:02 (seven years ago) link
I have been really really into them lately, even more than usual. All of Karl Blake's solo output is also totally awesome (The Underneath and Evil Twin especially, Shock Headed Peters too).
― sleeve, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 22:10 (seven years ago) link
Stapleton is selling some of his record collection...
― the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Friday, 19 February 2016 17:02 (five years ago) link
one of those black sun ensemble records is soooo much better than the other
was a photo of his collection on d.keenan's twitter feed the other day btw:
― François Pitchforkian (NickB), Friday, 19 February 2016 17:24 (five years ago) link
arent a handful of bands on that list made up or something. i remember hearing someone tell me it was a wild goose chase sort of thing
― Treeship, Friday, 19 February 2016 17:34 (five years ago) link
don't think so, but I could be wrong
hope you mean the S/T there!
― the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Friday, 19 February 2016 17:37 (five years ago) link
mentally merged these two as Chamberpot Charlie. if i ever own a racehorse, well...
― François Pitchforkian (NickB), Friday, 19 February 2016 17:38 (five years ago) link
ja ja ja! been a looong time since i ran aghast from 'lambent flame' tbh, though maybe i might like it more now?
― François Pitchforkian (NickB), Friday, 19 February 2016 17:41 (five years ago) link
my advice is "don't go there"
― the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Friday, 19 February 2016 17:42 (five years ago) link
i have that dimthings record in my store right now. it's a hard sell.
― scott seward, Sunday, 21 February 2016 17:21 (five years ago) link
also, the Ultra album is essential.
Given their obscurity, some of the artists named on the list have been a mystery for many collectors. Stapleton has even boasted that some of the names on the list were invented, a statement absolutely refuted by John Fothergill.
― new noise, Sunday, 21 February 2016 18:28 (five years ago) link
― new noise, Sunday, 21 February 2016 18:32 (five years ago) link
yowza, this looks awesome - I don't think I've heard a single one of these tracks
― sleeve, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 22:39 (two years ago) link
Well, you're in for a treat. The only tracks I recognize by name are Lard Free's "Warinobaril" and the Horrific Child's "Frayeur", but they're both stone cold classics. (The Horrific Child is probably the best record JP Massiera put out.) I know the others by name - the only Mahjun I spin regularly is a dodgy audience bootleg from a '76 French rock festival but it's a jam.
― Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:27 (two years ago) link
I have the ZNR record the track is from, I'm sure because of the list...
― S-, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 11:36 (two years ago) link
Not sure if I know the particular tracks, but Etron Fou Leloublan have some great stuff, also know Horrific Child, Henry and Guerin. Which means there's still a lot for me to discover there.
― emil.y, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:38 (two years ago) link
I did a weird French music of the 70s comp for a friend a few years ago that had most of these tracks and/or artists on it!
― Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 14:41 (two years ago) link
Have never heard of Mahjun though.
― Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 14:42 (two years ago) link
are these all French bands?
― sleeve, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 14:42 (two years ago) link
― Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 14:44 (two years ago) link
a lot of these artists can also be found on the first disc of https://www.discogs.com/Various-30-Ans-DAgitation-Musicale-En-France-30-Years-Of-Musical-Insurrection-In-France/release/3074205
that release is focused on super rare shit though
― Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 15:41 (two years ago) link
£97 it's rare itself!
― Mark G, Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:55 (one year ago) link
The strain-crack-break comp is on Spotify btw
― Ward Fowler, Sunday, 22 March 2020 10:51 (one year ago) link
― ian, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 22:10 (one year ago) link
At this point I've heard probably around half of these.
― ian, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 22:11 (one year ago) link
Done a quick tot up there and I count 176 I've heard, out of... excuse while I check... 291. There is a lot of pretty terrible stuff on there, especially among the German bands.
― Future England Captain (Tom D.), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 22:38 (one year ago) link
sure, but a lot of those records (e.g. Kollektiv Rote Ruben) just had one track or even one moment that was really on the NWW radar, they didn't care abt the rest
former NWW member John Fothergill has some notes on that Strain Crack Break set I mentioned upthread:
Not a bad selection, although Steve had never heard that Pierre Henry "Malefices" track to my knowledge, and Pierre Henry was added to the list when we played him an "Orphee" extract and he was amazed how NWW it sounded. Also, Besombes was a last minute addition due to Steve just getting his "Ceci Est Celà" album. And, what's Dashiell Hedayat doing on this? He's not on the NWW list!
(note: the liner notes argue that the Hedayet album is in effect a Gong album, fair enough imo)
― sleeve, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 23:55 (one year ago) link
Yes, that makes sense, even terrible albums can have the occasional good track or moment!
― Future England Captain (Tom D.), Thursday, 2 July 2020 00:35 (one year ago) link
― The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Friday, 3 July 2020 15:33 (one year ago) link
As ever, it seems on these occasions, frustratingly short!
― The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Friday, 3 July 2020 15:34 (one year ago) link
Have we covered this?
the Roger Doyle album ('Thalia') is almost a manual for a lot of NWW stuff! Keen to hear Operating Theatre (Doyle again) next.
― Peter Greenaway's Fleetwood Mac (S-), Monday, 26 October 2020 05:32 (ten months ago) link
He's released a lot of albums. Roger Doyle, that is.
― Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Monday, 26 October 2020 09:41 (ten months ago) link
The vol 2 is just coming up now, German this time...
― Mark G, Saturday, 5 June 2021 09:32 (three months ago) link