Read about this shit but never bothered listening out for it. T Dream play "Force Majeure" w/obnoxious, out of time bongo player mixed LOUD:
Excerpt from "2008" version of "Tangram", sounds like Froese took the orig mix and slathered a load of sonick mush over the top. It's pretty horrible:
WTF@this? Has anyone else pulled a cheesy stunt like this on their back catalog(ue) or is EF unique in this.
― Pashmina, Friday, 1 August 2008 14:51 (ten years ago) Permalink
otm this is waaack
― sleep, Friday, 1 August 2008 19:14 (ten years ago) Permalink
― 69, Friday, 1 August 2008 19:29 (ten years ago) Permalink
This is the only thread to discuss Froese solo work, I guess. Recently I have become obsessed with Epsilon in Malaysian Pale. Don't know how I missed this one, as I love TD; maybe because the other two Froese solo albums I have (Aqua and Stuntman) have always left me cold (though I am eager to revisit them now). What else sounds like this? There's a slight Jon Hassell-ness to the b-side, "Maroubra Bay," but beyond that, I have no reference for what's going on in this music.
I also heard he re-recorded parts of this album later with catastrophic results. Anyone heard the, err, remake?
― Paul Ponzi, Monday, 1 October 2018 20:57 (six months ago) Permalink
Was it Iggy and Bowie's favourite album in Berlin? Or Eno and Bowie's? One of the two. I think this album and "Macula Transfer" have never really been properly re-issued? Have I got that right? Sorry, I'm a bit vague tonight.
― Zach Same (Tom D.), Monday, 1 October 2018 21:05 (six months ago) Permalink
Epsilon in Malaysian Pale is part of the Solo 1974-1983 The Virgin Years 4CD set that's still in print - there's even an alternative version of the title track.
― Ward Fowler, Monday, 1 October 2018 22:16 (six months ago) Permalink
There are at least 2 versions of Aqua btw, the remake is hugely inferior to the original, Froese made a habit of this
― Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Monday, 1 October 2018 23:33 (six months ago) Permalink
I really like entirety of that collection which I assume is the original recordings.
― One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 12:08 (six months ago) Permalink