Holy shit, erstwhile Nurse With Wound member (and regular Current 93 collaborator) Andrew Liles has suddenly gone and released an album on his bandcamp page that lasts a record 24 hours. Titled “Incommensurable Magnitudes”, it takes in 26 tracks to cover the 24 hours. Obviously I’ve not had the chance yet to experience all of it but what I have taken in suggests a dark, insidious drone work akin to “Soliloquy For Lilith” or “Salt Marie Celeste”. It’s a bargain at £24 for the sonic equivalent of Man vs Food.
A video has been released for the song “We Who Stole The Dream” from James Blackshaws recent album on Important Records. Naturally, we had to share it with you
Kyle Bobby Dunn has released a video for the track “An Evening With Dusty” off his forthcoming double CD “Bring Me The Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn”. Kyle, of course, was one of those who generously came through with a track for the “In Support Of Tom Carter” album and this video was actually to have been posted here on this site last week but then got put to one side after the recent events.
Bonnie Prince Billy is releasing an EP on Drag City on July 24th of new versions of old songs. Entitled “Now Here’s My Plan”, here’s the first taste:
Spoon Records and Mute are delighted to announce the release of Can – The Lost Tapes, the long awaited box set of unreleased studio, soundtrack and live material.
The Lost Tapes, out on 18 June 2012, was curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller, compiled by Irmin Schmidt and Jono Podmore, and edited by Jono Podmore.
When the legendary Can studio in Weilerswist was sold to the German Rock N Pop Museum, they bought everything, including the army mattresses that covered the walls for sound protection, and relocated it to Gronau.
Whilst dismantling the studio, master tapes were found and stored in the Spoon archive. With barely legible labeling, no one was sure what was on these until Irmin Schmidt and long time collaborator Jono Podmore started to go through over 30 hours of music.
What they found was years of archived material, not outtakes, but rather tracks which had been shelved for a variety of reasons – soundtracks to films that were never released and tracks that didn’t make it onto the final versions of albums due to space.
Irmin Schmidt explains “Obviously the tapes weren’t really lost, but were left in the cupboards of the studio archives for so long everybody just forgot about them. Everybody except Hildegard, who watches over Can and its work like the dragon over the gold of the Nibelungen and doesn’t allow forgetting.”
The final cut of tracks, dating from 1968-1977, features studio material recorded at Schloss Nörvenich and Can Studio, Weilerswist with the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards, and on most tracks, vocals from Malcolm Mooney or Damo Suzuki.
Can was formed by ex-student of Stockhausen Irmin Schmidt, who, fired by the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa abandoned his career in classic music to form a group which could utilise and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music.
According to Spin CDs, the box set will be a “very limited edition, numbered 10” square, old fashioned tape box style packaging with 24 page 10” booklet.” and retail for less than £30. They also have a tracklist:
The Lost Tapes – Part 1
2. Waiting For The Streetcar
3. Evening All Day
4. Deadly Doris
6. When Darkness Comes
7. Blind Mirror Surf
8. Oscura Primavera
9. Buble Rap
The Lost Tapes – Part 2
1. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Whore
2. Waiting For The Streetcar
3. The Agreement
4. Midnight Sky
6. Spoon (Live)
7. Dead Pigeon Suite
8. Abra Cada Braxas
9. A Swan Is Born
10. The Loop
The Lost Tapes – Part 3
1. Godzilla Fragment
2. On The Way To Mother Sky
3. Midnight Men
4. Networks Of Foam
5. Messers, Scissors, Fork and Light
7. E.F.S 108
8. Private Nocturnal
10. Mushroom (Live)
11. One More Saturday Night (Live)
Jimmy Page is releasing a vinyl only release of “Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks” on March 20th to mark the Spring Equinox. However, there will only be a run of 418 numbered copies, sold from his website www.jimmypage.com
As the title suggests, “Black Mass Rising” is a new dark and psychedelic film inspired by the likes of Kenneth Anger. It features music from Kawabata Makoto, Master Musicians of Bukake, Bobby Beausoleil (who scored “Lucifer Rising”), Mater Suspiria Vision, Burial Hex and Sylvester Anfang II among many other. Made by the mysterious Shazzula, it’s been released on DVD in a limited edition of 666. Check out this preview:
Had the pleasure of catching His Naked Torso’s frentic live show recently in Cardiff, so I was delighted to learn they’ve made a tribute to Amy Winehouse’s version of “Valerie” but in their own experimental style.