richard youngs ,what's his best stuff?

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I was doing an interview with the brilliant musician giuseppe ielasi (fringes records) and ,talking of what we thought about experimental music in the nineties ,he cited youngs as one or the 4/5 more relevant musicians of our times . I already had"advent" , a record I bought after reading about it in "blow up magazine .yesterday I got "making paper" . both records are nice and relaxing but there must be somethig more than that . is there anyone who can help me?

francsco, Tuesday, 7 August 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Try 'Lake', the first alb he recorded with Simon Wickham-Smith. Good mixture of noisy drone-rock and lo-fi experimental stuff. The 'Radio' albs with Brian Lavelle also make for fine 'horrible noise' listening. But to be honest, 'Advent' is my fave, so if yr not that sent by it, perhaps he's not for you?

Andrew L, Tuesday, 7 August 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

i strongly recommend "festival" (table of the elements, ca. '95) which is him on his own, mostly, and lush and beautiful without falling over into corn the way i found his prog folk opus "ilk" to do.

(agree the 2lp is the coolest - a benchmark of '90s free form freak-out - but probably real hard to come by?)

possible insight: i was playing someone the track "mendle" from the mr fox lp "the gypsy" (transatlantic, ca.'70) in the weekend and they were like "oh, so this is where richard youngs gets it from!"

jon, Tuesday, 7 August 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

'Lake' has been reissued on CD, btw...

Andrew L, Tuesday, 7 August 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

So does it make me lame that I'm only really taken with his last two records? Is loving Sapphie and Making Paper but not getting excited about anything else pretty much like loving the new Sting album but not liking the Police?

Nitsuh, Tuesday, 7 August 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Oddly enough, I just interviewed Simon Wickham-Smith this Monday. Coincedence? ;-)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 August 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm curious about that where will your interview come out?

francesco, Thursday, 9 August 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

_sapphie_ is pretty good, but i get the impression it's along the same lines as _making paper_. sapphie is just guitar and voice, VERY LONG SONGS. about a DEAD DOG. so bear that in mind.

the stuff with wickham-smith is all over the place. the latest one (LAMMERGEIER) is electronic-sounding and isn't really compelling, ditto for _veil_. _lake_, _red and blue bear_, _giladji_, and _kretinmuzak_ all explore abstraction in varying degrees and in varying lengths; i like _red and blue bear_, which is a children's story with accompanying music.

everyone hates their _pulse of the rooster_ cd, btw, but i think it's great drone/psych/pop come at from a completely fucked up angle. beautiful music that could go on forever, vocals that annoy a lot of people. worth hearing. i think you can sample a few of their releases at vhf records.

your null fame, Thursday, 9 August 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

one year passes...
i was just about to start a richard youngs thread but instead: revive!

he has a new record out, it's called "airs of the ear." has anyone heard it?

my favorite records by him are "festival" (by a long shot) and then "may" and "sapphie." i believe "making paper" has that song "warriors" which i've never liked much.

what's odd is that when i mention r.y. to the one or two acquaintances of mine that know his music, they roll their eyes as if to say, 'oh that toss..."

does anyone have his vegan cookbook?

Amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:48 (eighteen years ago) link

May is beautiful. I hate everything with Simon-Wickham Young and all that glass harmonica crap - SO new age.

Neil Campbell and Stewart Walden's duo cassettes are better for pure drone-age tho

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:53 (eighteen years ago) link

OK does Richard make a big mistake around 2:40 into "Trees That Fall" or is that intentional? Actually I can never decide if the jerky guitar playing in this song in general is intentional or not. He also rushes the ending and then just--stops. The next three songs are gorgeous though so maybe he was just impatient.

Amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 6 March 2003 07:06 (eighteen years ago) link

i thought it was an error - lending to the overall humanism blah blah blah. it works tho

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 6 March 2003 07:09 (eighteen years ago) link

BTW "May" = best-ever sdtk to driving slowly through rural michigan.

Amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 6 March 2003 07:11 (eighteen years ago) link

also, youngsbower (youngs + matt bower) release on VHF = candy coated noise deliciousness. tinkly!

i forgot to mention that youngs' _advent_ will leave your carpet smoking.

your null fame (yournullfame), Thursday, 6 March 2003 08:18 (eighteen years ago) link

When Richard takes a big deep breath toward the beginning of "Wynd Time Wynd," does anyone else think it sounds like a drummer brushing a snare? I keep thinking a rhythm section is about to kick in.

Amateurist (amateurist), Friday, 7 March 2003 04:26 (eighteen years ago) link

four months pass...
Just got Airs of the Ear.... Hmm, on the one hand he's bridging the gap between his minimalist-folk records and his textured experimental records. I think I like it, though for some reason his vocals are irritating me a bit.

amateurist (amateurist), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 03:23 (eighteen years ago) link

The last tune (the long one), "Machaut's Dream," quotes from at least two pieces by Guillame de Machaut, but I'll have to pull out my Machaut records to recall exactly which ones. I find this tune very hit and miss. Young's trademark Zen-like repetition actually seems taken too far here, but the final stretch is lovely. Almost psychedelic.

amateurist (amateurist), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 03:45 (eighteen years ago) link

can be quite a freakout when you get into. i only heard making paper and its fine really.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 19:56 (eighteen years ago) link

i like the recordings with (even though i'm not a fan at all of his larger work) makato kawabata... very electro-acoustic blurry tone strum which is my cup of tea.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 21:18 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
though for some reason his vocals are irritating me a bit.

hm that was an understatement.

i figured out which machaut piece "machaut's dream" quotes from (it's available on t he "art of courtly love" collection) but now i forgot the name. it's in medieval french anyway.

amateur!!st, Friday, 12 November 2004 18:47 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...
Revive! 'cos I've made it a New Year's resolution to properly tackle his stuff and would welcome further mullings w/ arms akimbo. All I have is Ceaucescu, which I think is absolutely bloody marvellous.

(You still looking for that cookbook, amateurist? there was recently a copy in the student fleamarket here...)

NickB (NickB), Wednesday, 12 January 2005 13:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Well I think this is going rather swimmingly. Twiglets anyone?

NickB (NickB), Wednesday, 12 January 2005 16:17 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
vhf website informs that a new ilk album "canticle" is on its way.

new ilk album! it's only been a decade. richard youngs in proper prog clogs. i bet i'm the only person excited by this though.

jwd, Wednesday, 16 February 2005 08:30 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...
Browsing the net for mentions of myself (as you do) I just found this page. I first met Richard Youngs in February 1985, he was in a band called Omming For Woks with Andrew Trussler, and they had a label called Jabberwok. My band The Strolling Ones recorded a few pieces in Richard's home-studio set-up, for their "Great Difficult Music Swindle" compilation. I played live with Richard a few times over the next few years, notably with the a band ( we were never actually called THE A BAND by the way), as well as being the least musical quarter of the neil/richard/simon/stewart album "Durian Durian" (if you have it, that's me singing and drumming badly at the end of one side).
And my cassettes with Neil Campbell were not pure dronage thankyou for very much!

Stewart Keith, Monday, 2 May 2005 10:18 (sixteen years ago) link

oops! not "for very much", but "very much".

And in my opinion Richard Youngs has always been better with other people than just solo.

Stewart Keith, Monday, 2 May 2005 10:25 (sixteen years ago) link

there's supposed to be a follow-up release to the collab. w/ matthew bower at some point

Amon (eman), Monday, 2 May 2005 10:46 (sixteen years ago) link

five months pass...
The Naive Shaman = awesome. Has this been discussed elsewhere, or is this album being slept on in spite of (or perhaps because of) the feature in The Wire? It strikes me as an accessible, fully realized synthesis of arrhythmic folk. Has he hit Rock Bottom? (, Monday, 31 October 2005 14:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Ilk's Canticle = awesome

the don juan he, Tuesday, 1 November 2005 00:46 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
ok, i just heard 'the naive shaman' for the first time, and was totally blown away. what else do i need to get by him?

toby (tsg20), Tuesday, 20 December 2005 10:39 (fifteen years ago) link

i should hear this. honestly i had thought the law of diminishing returns was starting to apply to him, but i'll take this enthusiasm as a sign that i was wrong.

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Tuesday, 20 December 2005 11:24 (fifteen years ago) link

even though it's NOTHING like 'The Naive Shamam' (I don't think anything else in his discog is), I highly recommend the collab w/ Makato Kawabata. it's simple but very effective: keyboards, acoustic guitar, angelic vocals. gorgeous.

a, Tuesday, 20 December 2005 11:29 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...
I think the recently released collaboration with Tirath Singh Nirmala (HP Cycle) is fantastic. The second half of side 2, with the looped violin drone and analog synth washes, might be my favorite thing he's been involved in. Another favorite that I don't see mentioned is "Knish" with Simon Wickham-Smith--just baby grand piano and electric guitar, but it really hits me in the bliss-out/guitar fuzz zone in my brains. The piano is often very lethargic and pointilist, but always working towards a greater resolution. There are intense rhythmic parts where the piano builds to some fantastic guitar runs.

be home by 11 (orion), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:48 (fourteen years ago) link

I've lost touch with a lot of his recent work, which I regret.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 21:53 (fourteen years ago) link

My roommate was getting promos of everything on jagjaguar and vhf for a while... sweet times.

be home by 11 (orion), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Ned, did you pick up the one with Galbraith & Neilson? I think it's pretty good, but was hoping for a more audible Galbraith presence. I liked the first side a lot better than the second, initially, but lately I've been warming up the noize-haze percussion jams.

be home by 11 (orion), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:02 (fourteen years ago) link

i need to hear that new jammy. he was soooooo awesome at atp.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:06 (fourteen years ago) link

i'll let you know when we get that back in stock, hp stencilcraft. or you can come over and listen to it and we can get stoned. either way.

be home by 11 (orion), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Ned, did you pick up the one with Galbraith & Neilson?

Ah no -- and since I love Galbraith, I must investigate, even if he's a limited presence.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:08 (fourteen years ago) link

dude you came here to plug an album you don't even have in stock any more?!?!? ;_;

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:08 (fourteen years ago) link

it'll be back in stock by the weekend dood.

be home by 11 (orion), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:11 (fourteen years ago) link

put on hold for infinity. maybe i'll even be able to buy it this weekend.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:11 (fourteen years ago) link

having money is hard just after the first!!!

be home by 11 (orion), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

saw him and alex neilson (and campbell kneale, also on gtr, for one number) play a fantastic noize duo blowout earlier this month - youngs was playing electric w/ an ebow, making a fantastically gritty sound

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:31 (fourteen years ago) link

knish, I think was recorded live on WKCR, when they came to america and were staying with my friends Liz and Matt who did the world and "new" music shows at columbia. Matt released it on his Ignovimous label, which he used to share with Kyle from Lovid. I remember I was in NY that summer working a crappy 3-11 job at a print shop and listened to it live. I think that was the same time they played the second Table of the Elements festival which was at the knitting factory. The first one was the year before in Ga. I think? That was the first show Tony Conrad played in 20 years or so, behind a sheet w/ Jim O'Rourke. Like 30 people were there, it seemed, for Tony Conrad's first show in years, Simon and Richard and Zeena Parkins. Maybe somebody else? Maybe Gastr played?

Anyway, my favorite Richard Youngs has always been the first song on Festival. I fell out for a while but got back at some point and got really into Sapphie, one of the most gorgeous solo records I've ever heard, really really beautiful.

I was so into their stuff in college. My boss at the record store got the vinyl in, releases on Forced Exposure and stuff like Durian Durian. I'd just never heard anything like that before. Then we got in Kretinmuzak and I was so confused. What was this stuff? It sounded like 2 guys, a casio and a cardboard box making electronic choral music from Mars. I started collecting all that stuff, and remember having really high hopes for the Richard Youngs/Matthew Bower record on VHF but not liking it as much as I hoped, and I think it made my entire record collection smell funny(er) because of the inks or paints on it.

And echoing above, I dont' know if everybody hates Pulse of the Rooster, but I think it's awesome, more accessible, electronic art rock, definitely Simon and Richard at their most Joy Division! If you don't know what I mean, check out By the Sea...

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 22:52 (fourteen years ago) link

what did he play at atp? anyone see? hstencil?

nik bozic (nikjasdf), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 13:49 (fourteen years ago) link

his set at ATP was half shakuhachi improvisations, half a cappella folksy mantras. I remember that he did 'summer's end' and 'life on a beam', but I'm not sure what else. he was magnificent though. one of the festival highlights for me. however, he totally divided the crowd. quite a few people were taking the piss, while others sat enraptured.

saw him and alex neilson (and campbell kneale, also on gtr, for one number) play a fantastic noize duo blowout earlier this month

aye, this was good, especially the two really sludgy pieces in the middle. although it dragged a bit towards the end.

m the g (mister the guanoman), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 14:24 (fourteen years ago) link

i thot it was more 1/4 shakuhachi, 3/4 voice, but i might've missed part of it. either way, it was totally fucking awesome. his voice is incredible.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 16:14 (fourteen years ago) link

well, he alternated the voice and shakuhachi pieces, but the vocal ones were much longer.

it was good indeed. I went for a slash after his set and every bloke at the urinal was singing 'summer's end'. how touching.

m the g (mister the guanoman), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 16:17 (fourteen years ago) link

My fave record of his is probably "River Through Howling Sky", as far as how cohesive it is, the spookiness of it in general through the wind chimes/fuzz-wah setup used pretty much all the way through, and how the black and blurred packaging "looks" like the music in a great way..."The Naive Shaman"'s definitely amazing too, though--him and Ben Vida/Bird Show are my two favourite loose-structured heavy digital solo-home-recording singers (if that's an appropriate way to sum things up) these days--I love how playful but intense their songs are...

As far as one single, simple song of his goes, though, you can't go wrong with "The World Is Silence In Your Head" from "Making Paper", a great Feldman-y piano ditty along the lines of Grubbs/Gastr.

Craig Dunsmuir (Craig D.), Thursday, 1 February 2007 05:19 (fourteen years ago) link

I just bought 'making paper' this week. it's not as immediate as the other records I've heard, but still rather fantastic. I love the way he can create really profound psychic unease with just a piano and his voice, yet at the same time it's beautiful and soporific.

youngs is a totally unique artist. I've been familiar with him for a year or so, and I'm no closer to truly understanding what he's doing. there are so many facets to his music, but they're all reflecting the same image...if that makes sense. it's very early. pre-coffee early.

m the g (mister the guanoman), Thursday, 1 February 2007 09:02 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah it was, i remember liking the weird skronky techno section in the middle most, but for something that was so all over the place stylistically it worked really well as a coherent set. (someone in front of me was recording it, but unfortunately that's all the information i have - we'll just have to ask everyone who's ever at cafe oto and hope we get lucky.)

Shane Richie Junior (Merdeyeux), Monday, 26 November 2012 00:58 (eight years ago) link

boy do i love richard youngs.
i have to play catch up. i think there are at least a few records released since the last one i bought..

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Monday, 26 November 2012 05:23 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

man this Youngsbower record! I know I'm a decade behind but it is SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

Drugs A. Money, Tuesday, 12 February 2013 08:27 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

his set with Luke Fowler at Cafe Oto last night was one of the best I've seen from him in years of seeing him here there and everywhere. Singing + grand piano + modular synth beats section was as beautiful as anything he's done and needs to exist in recorded form somewhere.

Fanois och Alexander (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 8 June 2013 14:57 (eight years ago) link

What did UPPER MS SHAKEDOWN end up digging?

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Saturday, 8 June 2013 15:37 (eight years ago) link

He is so, so special. Last night was wonderful and as confusing as ever. I thought they may do deep techno all night at one point - I wish this bit was louder, there was some chatter during that. But then he came into the crowd and sang his soul and broke everyone as far as I could see.

kraudive, Saturday, 8 June 2013 15:48 (eight years ago) link

I'll have you know I had something in my eye.

Fanois och Alexander (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 8 June 2013 15:58 (eight years ago) link

So has anybody heard the new limited vinyl LP "Barbed Wire Explosion In The Kingdom Of Atlantis"? I bought a copy from the usual source but my needle is buggered so can't listen yet. D-beat, what the hell is D-beat? etc (yes, I read about it on Wikipedia)

kraudive, Thursday, 20 June 2013 20:50 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...


I'll take the jangle-jangle over the throb-throb (brg30), Saturday, 10 August 2013 01:42 (seven years ago) link

Oh man, I got excited, but then no Chicago.

ashcans (askance johnson), Saturday, 10 August 2013 01:50 (seven years ago) link

Oh man :(

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Saturday, 10 August 2013 04:08 (seven years ago) link

seeing him play with alastair galbraith when he toured nz a few years ago = amazing (opening his set with a cover of the dead c's 'sky' was a pretty lol moment too)

no lime tangier, Saturday, 10 August 2013 08:01 (seven years ago) link

So going to this.

Spot Lange (Jon Lewis), Saturday, 10 August 2013 13:29 (seven years ago) link

good for Richard, making a break for the big time.

Has anyone heard the "Barbed Wire Explosion In The Kingdom Of Atlantis" album that kraudive mentioned? It sounded intriguing but not quite intriguing enough to splash out whatever Volcanic Tongue were charging.

Merdeyeux, Saturday, 10 August 2013 13:46 (seven years ago) link

It's good but very short. Twelve tracks under 2 and a half minutes, and many of them under a minute long. It's repetitive and noisy rock with a similar hardcore drumbeat on every track. It's very much Richard's voice throughout, crooning over the cacophony. I'm not at all familiar with the central concept genre but I've enjoyed it each time I've heard it. "Neon Desert" is worth hearing for his Rotten like howling.

I would urge any US ilxors to go and see these shows. You won't regret it. You may well not get what you're expecting but what you get will likely be fantastically great and moving.

kraudive, Saturday, 10 August 2013 22:52 (seven years ago) link

Damn. When can I see him again?

kraudive, Saturday, 10 August 2013 22:54 (seven years ago) link

What would it take to convince someone to book a show in Chicago?!

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Sunday, 11 August 2013 00:22 (seven years ago) link

can't wait for this show tbh. richard is one of my faves...

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Sunday, 11 August 2013 00:26 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

nice interview with Ben Chasny.

Clyde One DJ Diane “Knoxy” Knox-Campbell (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 29 August 2013 04:24 (seven years ago) link

Has anyone heard the "Barbed Wire Explosion In The Kingdom Of Atlantis" album that kraudive mentioned? It sounded intriguing but not quite intriguing enough to splash out whatever Volcanic Tongue were charging

VT is listing it at £12.99 which hardly seems unreasonable for a signed limited run of 250 copies.

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Thursday, 29 August 2013 07:43 (seven years ago) link

Thanks for posting that interview! Great read, love Chasny and Youngs, but have never read an interview with Youngs. Pretty insightful.

grandavis, Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:35 (seven years ago) link

Look for Marc Master's old Zine, Crank Automotive. Issue 5 I think has an EPIC and fascinating interview with Youngs, and an awesome one with Stefan Jaworzyn. T

dan selzer, Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:42 (seven years ago) link

Thanks Dan! Marc is a great guy, hope I can track that down. Maybe someone has digitized it ....

grandavis, Thursday, 29 August 2013 14:42 (seven years ago) link

there was also a good interview with him in the Wire a few years back, the one where he was also on the cover. Around 2007, maybe?

Clyde One DJ Diane “Knoxy” Knox-Campbell (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:03 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, I had (have?) that Wire. He is just a compelling guy, always has some really interesting stuff to say and is just so atypical as a musician.

grandavis, Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:15 (seven years ago) link

Great show tonight in Brooklyn.
Fairly evenly split between acoustic guitar and acapella numbers. Very happy I went.

ian, Friday, 6 September 2013 02:50 (seven years ago) link

Oh man, I totally forgot about that. Worked late and was exhausted and came home to more work and debating if I'm going to Lindstrom/Todd Terje and totally forgot about Richard Youngs even though it's in my calendar. Saw him and Simon Wickham-Smith at the Table of the Elements Festival at the Knitting Factory in the 90s. First Tony Conrad show since the 70s I think? W/ Jim O'Rourke. Zeena Parkins played as well.

dan selzer, Friday, 6 September 2013 03:02 (seven years ago) link

his best stuff on canticle, by ilk

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 6 September 2013 03:06 (seven years ago) link

Northampton show was great, too! I was hoping for some Ilk, but I'll take what I can get since he hardly ever plays live in the US.

I'll take the jangle-jangle over the throb-throb (brg30), Friday, 6 September 2013 23:07 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Just ordered from VT: a tour cd "rumoured to be the album ‘rejected’ by a notorious cabal of bozos masquerading as an ‘underground’ record label"

Hmm, who would this be? Jagjaguwar maybe? They've not released one of his records for a while. Heard one track and its typically tripped. Sounds great actually. Is that 6 LPs this year then?

kraudive, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:26 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

went to a local glasgow library this lunchtime to return a cpl of bks. slightly disconcerted to find richard youngs behind the counter. he had that slightly wary "you might know me outside of my day job" look, so I didn't say anything.

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 14:03 (seven years ago) link

For context, that unreleased tracks soundcloud "release" is as-picked by Neil Campbell from a pile of unreleased R. Youngs stuff he has lying around. It's a fun listen for sure.

Ward, that is very cool and decidedly weird.

grandavis, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 14:08 (seven years ago) link

six months pass...

am0n, Wednesday, 11 June 2014 16:54 (seven years ago) link


first is the worst (askance johnson), Wednesday, 11 June 2014 17:50 (seven years ago) link

six months pass...

Three different performances in three different places

...For this very special trilogy of shows in London's Tower Hamlets, Richard has been working with Upset The Rhythm to take live music away from its safe domain of established venues to somewhere different in search of a more radical and memorable experience. Over the three nights Richard Youngs will perform an entirely different in tune with each specific place...

Ottbot jr (NickB), Friday, 19 December 2014 12:29 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

No Fans Compendium 7xCD box set on VHF in April!

NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Thursday, 19 February 2015 23:18 (six years ago) link

that sounds great, and VHF releases are usually affordable.

sleeve, Thursday, 19 February 2015 23:20 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

descriptions of the 7 CD's contents and some sounds here
in case you (like me) were wondering if you need 7 CDs/$45 worth of hard-to-find Richard Youngs music

groundless round (La Lechera), Monday, 23 March 2015 19:12 (six years ago) link


adam, Monday, 23 March 2015 19:22 (six years ago) link

i'd like to pay to download this. hope they port it to emusic.

demonic mnevice (Jon Lewis), Monday, 23 March 2015 19:57 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

New disco thing, although I'm not sure he had any involvement other than singing on it:

heaven parker (anagram), Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:30 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

👁 (am0n), Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:13 (four years ago) link


ian, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:14 (four years ago) link

Disco things got Paul from franz ferd on it. Not sure who else.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:44 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

Finally got a copy of A Glasgow Wassail this summer and it's on now for the first time. Sounding lovely and a bit spooking / Christmas Eve BBC 2. Them vibes.

I'd also recommend to those interested his recent collaboration with Daniel O'Sullivan - brings out the best in both of them.

kraudive, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 20:58 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

All Hands Around the Moment from last year is getting to me at the moment. If Tim Buckley had made an album for ECM it might've sounded a bit like this.

mahb, Monday, 1 February 2021 12:05 (six months ago) link

Also, RY's pal/peer Eric Chenaux just released a nice extended-song semi-cover/tribute as part of the Constellation Corona Borealis series:

Kangol In The Light (Craig D.), Monday, 1 February 2021 15:52 (six months ago) link

thanks for highlighting this, i totally missed it last year (to be honest i've been out of contact with his stuff for quite a while) and it's really great

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Monday, 1 February 2021 20:15 (six months ago) link

five months pass...

Did we need a "reimagining" of Sapphie by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble + friends? Probably not. Is it worth a listen? Sure

in a bar, under the (seandalai), Sunday, 18 July 2021 01:50 (two weeks ago) link

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