Monday 8 March 2021

Various Artists - Lammas Night Laments (Remastered)


01. Paul Giovanni & Magnet - The Wicker Man (Main Theme)
02. Anne Briggs - Standing On Your Shore
03. C.O.B. - Spirit Of Love
04. Water Into Wine Band - Waiting For Another Day
05. Forest - Bluebell Dance
06. Dulcimer - Caravan
07. The Trees - Garden Of Jane Delawney
08. Tir Na Nog - Time Is Like a Promise
09. Dr Strangely Strange - Frosty Morning
10. Midwinter - Waters Of Sweet Sorrow
11. Stone Angel - The Bells Of Dunwich
12. Third Ear Band - Fleance
13. Vashti Bunyan - Rainbow River
14. Tea And Symphony - Winter
15. The Sun Also Rises - Tales Of Jasmine & Suicide
16. Mark Fry - The Witch
17. Pearls Before Swine - Images Of April

In the last few years of doing this blog, I receive more messages about the Lammas Night Laments series than anything else. Specifically, can I provide a higher quality version than the one I originally posted.

It seems all online versions are the same low quality. So, around a year ago, I decided to try and recreate the original volume with better quality versions. Since the release of the original, a lot of the artists included have had their back catalogue re-issued and remastered. I've included these versions (where possible) for this new volume.

From my original post: "This is the first in a series of CDR albums compiled by Mark Coyle through the now defunct website The Unbroken Circle. Something of an underground cult, finding information on these compilations (including original release dates) is difficult. They pop up on blogs from time to time but they found their original audience through collecting and trading."

Along with this 'remastered' version of the album comes new, original artwork courtesy of Cumbrian illustrator Emily Ford.

You can find more examples of her work here.

Huggy Bear - For Every Wolf That Roams


Famous Monsters Of Filmland 1994.

01 Katholic Kunt
02 Pansy Twist
03 How Scum Achieve #1
04 T-Shirt Tucked In
05 Limit 2 Surf
06 It's About for Every Wolf that Roams
07 Tuff Lovin'
08 Sizzlemeet
09 Steppin' on Bugs
10 Red Flipper
11 Teen Tighterns
12 February 14th

I was recently sorting out the discography of Huggy Bear for myself and a friend. I didn't realise this 1994 cassette was actually quite rare.

Recorded live at The Place, Harlow Square on the 22nd of March 1994.

Info from an archived webpage (via Discogs):

"This cassette was released in early 1994 and was an entire recording of a band playing a live gig at Harlow Square. The sound quality is pretty good for a live recording and this cassette showcases much of the bands material aside from Weaponry Listens To Love. This cassette was limited to only 57 copies and it came with handmade covers. This cassette was released by Famous Monsters Of Filmland"

Get our fill of live early 90's Riot Grrrl here.

Goatherder - Voices / Other Voices


TOR079. 2021.

01 Live Intro
02 Heavy Bangs #1 - The Chapel in the Woods
03 Grune Point (Soundtrack)
04 Heavy Bangs #2
05 Aira Force 3:33 (Soundtrack)
06 Pica Mast (Live)
07 Bells #1
08 Heavy Bangs #3 - Voices
09 Keyboard 6 (Soundtrack)
10 Open/Winter (Live)
11 SCOTCH 180 (Soundtrack)
12 Piece 238
13 Other Voices (Live)
14 Bells #2
15 Calm (Soundtrack)

One of my own again now; it's a collection of soundtracks, live performances and improvisations.

Tracks 1, 6, 10 & 13 recorded live at Warwick Bazaar Life Drawing, December 13th 2019.
Tracks 2, 4, 8 & 13 performed by Stephen Benson and Jill Wallace. Recorded at Kirriemuir Way, 2016.
Tracks 3, 5, 9 & 11 recorded at Gilnockie Holly Moor House, 2020.
Tracks 7, 12 & 14 recorded 2017-2018 at various locations.
Track 15 recorded at Warwick Bazaar, 2017.

'Other Voices (Live)' contains elements of 'The Drone of the Forest', performed by
Federico Falletti, Jessica Lowes, Lucy Matthews, David Thompson and Jill Wallace.