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
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
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
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 (three years ago) link
new screensaver mode, with audio
― Milton Parker, Sunday, 18 November 2018 05:04 (one year ago) link