Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Osorezan

 













Victor 1976

01 Osorezan
02 Doh No Kembai

Two sides of far out avant garde sounds from Japan. Taking in jazz, funk, musique concrète, folk art and more. Terrifying in places.

Geinoh Yamashirogumi were a massive collective of artists, musicians and non musicians and this was the debut release.


Gabor Szabo - Dreams

 














Skye Records 1968

01 Galatea's Guitar
02 Half the Day is Night
03 Song of the Injured Love
04 The Fortune Teller
05 Fire Dance
06 The Lady in the Moon (From Kodaly)
07 Ferris Wheel

Gabor Szabo was a Hungarian guitarist with a prolific output. This L.P. from 1968 mixes his native Eastern European guitar music with jazz and some awesome drumming. Also has a Donovan cover as an extra bonus.

R.E.M. - Chronic Town (Expanded)

 













Originally released on I.R.S. Records 1982 (Fan made expansion 2020)

01 Wolves, Lower
02 Gardening at Night
03 Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)
04 1,000,000
05 Stumble
06 Wolves, Lower (Fast Version)
07 Gardening at Night (Acoustic Version)
08 1,000,000 (Demo)
09 Stumble (Demo)
10 Wolves, Lower (Demo)
11 Carnival of Sorts (Demo)
12 Catapult (Demo)
13 Romance (Demo)
14 Just a Touch  (Demo)

Disappointingly, the debut E.P. by R.E.M. wasn't included in the re-issues of the bands back catalogue. A shame; it is one of their finest releases and has the same mysterious sound as their other early releases.

The tracks can be found on the b-sides and rarities compilation 'Dead Letter Office', but other than that you will need an original 12" to hear these tracks.

I've expanded it by including some outtakes and demos.


Monday, 21 December 2020

Spectrum - 1991-1995

 













Self Made Compilation 2020.

01 (I Love You) To the Moon and Back
02 Capo Waltz (Live)
03 Don't Go (Instrumental 1)
04 My Life Spins Round Your Every Smile
05 Don't Go (Instrumental 2)
06 True Love Will Find You in the End (Radio Mix)
07 To the Moon and Back (Remix)
08 Waves Wash Over Me (Remix)
09 My Life Spins Round Your Every Smile (Remix)
10 True Love Will Find You in the End (Extended Mix)
11 Taste the Ozone / 2 Chord 12 Bar
12 Don't Go (Vocal Version)
13 Drunk Suite / QuickSilver Glide Divine (Vocal Version)
14 Santa Claus
15 Indian Summer
16 Baby Don't You Worry (California Lullaby)
17 It's Alright
18 True Love Will Find You in the End (Guitar Version)
19 Thru the Rhythm
20 California Lullaby (Alternate Mix)

A compilation of Spectrum material released between 1991 - 1995.

(I Love You) To the Moon and Back
Capo Waltz (Live)

    - 7" single, Silvertone Records 1991.

Don't Go (Instrumental 1)
My Life Spins Round Your Every Smile
Don't Go (Instrumental 2)

    - 'How You Satisfy Me' single, Silvertone 1992.

True Love Will Find You in the End (Radio Mix)
To the Moon and Back (Remix)
Waves Wash Over Me (Remix)
My Life Spins Round Your Every Smile (Remix)

     - 'True Love Will Find You in the End' single, Silvertone 1992.

True Love Will Find You in the End (Extended Mix)

    - 'True Love Will Find You in the End' 12" single, Silvertone 1992.

Taste the Ozone / 2 Chord 12 Bar
Don't Go (Vocal Version)
Drunk Suite / QuickSilver Glide Divine (Vocal Version)

    - 'True Love Will Find You in the End' 7" single, Sympathy For The Record Industry 1992.

Santa Claus

    - 'Super Sympathy Spectrum Stocking' split 7" single with The Field Trip, Sympathy For The Record Industry 1992.

Indian Summer
Baby Don't You Worry (California Lullaby)
It's Alright
True Love Will Find You in the End (Guitar Version)

    - 'Indian Summer' EP, Silvertone 1993.

Thru the Rhythm
California Lullaby (Alternate Mix)

    - 'California Lullaby' 10" EP, Sympathy For The Record Industry 1994.


Spiritualized - The Electric Mainline

 













Self Made Compilation 2020.

01 Good Dope/Good Fun
02 Don't Go - Stay With Me
03 Don't Go - Stay With Me (The Individual)
04 Good Times
05 Electric Mainline Pt.1
06 Lay Back in the Sun
07 Electric Mainline Pt.2
08 Spread Your Wings (Pure Phase)
09 Take Good Care Of It (Live)
10 Things'll Never Be the Same (Live)
11 Clear Rush (Live)
12 Medication (Live)
13 Take Your Time (Live)
14 Smiles (Live)
15 Lay Back In The Sun (Alternate Mix)
16 Good Times (Alternate Mix)
17 Spread Your Wings (Instrumental)

A compilation of material from 1993-1995, when the band adopted the slight name change of Spiritualized Electric Mainline.

Good Dope/Good Fun

    - from split 7" single with Mercury Rev. Distributed by Greenpeace 1993.

Don't Go - Stay With Me
Don't Go - Stay With Me (The Individual)

    - from 'Let It Flow' CD 1. Dedicated 1995.

Good Times
Electric Mainline Pt.1
Lay Back in the Sun
Electric Mainline Pt.2

    - from 'Electric Mainline' EP. Dedicated 1994.

Spread Your Wings (Pure Phase)

    - from 'Exclusives', Various Artists cassette given away with Select magazine, 1995.

Take Good Care Of It (Live)
Things'll Never Be the Same (Live)
Clear Rush (Live)

    - from 'Let It Flow' CD 2. Dedicated 1995.

Medication (Live)
Take Your Time (Live)
Smiles (Live)

    - from 'Let It Flow' CD 3. Dedicated 1995.

Lay Back In The Sun (Alternate Mix)

    - from  'Lay Back In The Sun' CD single. Dedicated 1995.

Good Times (Alternate Mix)

    - from Various Artists compilation 'Volume 12' 1994.

Spread Your Wings (Instrumental)

    - from 'Lay Back In The Sun' CD single. Dedicated 1995.

Spiritualized - This Way All Of The Time

 













Self Made Compilation 2020

01 Anyway That You Want Me
02 Step Into The Breeze Pt.1
03 Step Into The Breeze Pt.2
04 Anyway That You Want Me (Demo)
05 I Want You
06 Feel So Sad
07 Feel So Sad (Rhapsodies)
08 Feel So Sad (Glides and Chimes)
09 Run
10 Luminescence (Stay With Me)
11 I Want You 
12 Effervescent (Chimes)
13 Why Don't You Smile Now?
14 You Know It's True (Instrumental)
15 100 Bars (Flashback)
16 Medication
17 Smiles (Live)
18 Angel Sigh 
19 Feel So Sad
20 Space
21 Shine A Light (Live)
22 100 Bars (Accapella)
23 Smiles (Live)

A compilation of material from the Laser Guided Melodies era, 1990 - 1993.

Anyway That You Want Me
Step Into The Breeze Pt.1
Step Into The Breeze Pt.2

 - 7", 12" & CD Single, Dedicated 1990.

Anyway That You Want Me (Demo)

 - from 'Anyway That You Want Me (Remixes)' 12" Single, Dedicated 1990.

I Want You
Feel So Sad

- 7" Single, Fierce Records 1991.

Feel So Sad (Rhapsodies)
Feel So Sad (Glides and Chimes)

 - 12" & CD Single Dedicated 1991.

Run
Luminescence (Stay With Me)
I Want You 
Effervescent (Chimes)

 - 7", 12" & CD Single, Dedicated 1991.

Why Don't You Smile Now?

 - 'Smile/Sway' 7", 12" & CD Single, Dedicated 1991.

You Know It's True (Instrumental)
100 Bars (Flashback)

 - 'I Want You' 7" & CD Single, Dedicated 1992.

Medication
Smiles (Live)
Angel Sigh 
Feel So Sad
Space

 - 7" & 12" Single, CD EP, Dedicated 1992.

Shine A Light

 - 'In A Field Of Their Own - Highlights Of Glastonbury 1992', NME 1992.

100 Bars (Accapella)

 - 'Smiles (Live)' 7" Flexi Disc, Dedicated 1993.

Smiles (Live)

 - 'Volume Six' Various Artists Compilation, 1993.

Note: the three posts this December will be the last post Spacemen 3 / Spiritualized / Sonic Boom / Spectrum on this platform. Their releases become more widely available after this point, please try to buy from the artist. To tidy up the last couple of years of posts though, here are some handy compilations rounding up the material.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Brocken Spectre - Interference Overhead / Fireworks Thrower

 













Treehouse Orchestra Recordings. TOR077. 2020.

01 Interference Overhead
02 Fireworks Thrower

Stephen Benson - Guitars & Bass.
Marc Gillen - Guitars & Vocals.
Steve Orchiton - Drums.

Recorded at Scott's Self Storage, September 2020.

Mixed and mastered by Jonathan Sharp, October 2020.

TOR077.