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IdleRich

IdleRich
"It's definitely a bit bizarre and on the edge. I hate the term 'outsider', but I think you can't deny this guy 'means it', there's little sense of self censorship. Glad you liked it, mostly - where'd you get the vinyl?
I think it's beautiful actually - a 'real' visionary psychedelic record and from a point in time when that was a totally unfashionable thing."
Just got it off ebay "buy it now" for about twenty euros I think.
There are definitely moments of beauty conjured up out of the feedback and the electronic noises. I actually haven't listened to it that much because I loaned it to my girlfriend for some reason soon after getting it.
I got an album yesterday called Electro-Harmonix Work Band or something, it's basically a load of studio musicians demonstrating effects pedals. Mostly not that great but the last track on the second side called I Am Not A Synthesizer (and which goes on for bloody ages) is interesting. It's loads of bleeps and stutters and spacey sounds and it reminds me a little of Dick Hyman's take on Give It Up Or Turn It Loose. It has loads of different phases over it's length and some of them aren't so good as others but there is definitely a good tune in their somewhere.

Here is what someone said about it on ebay

"COMMENTS : extremely RARE psych and funk breaks LP, album put out by Electro Harmonix to show how their analog guitar electronic effects worked. Six tracks played by a funky studio band (two guitars, bass & drums) loaded by all kind of weird effects (Big Muff, Smallstone, Memory Man, Octave Multiplexer, Doctor Q, Bad Stone, Golden Throat...) Highlights are the super funky jams of "EM" & "2-4-5" and the monster, nearly side-long track "I am not a synthetizer", crazy electro funk full of weird effects and wild guitar, it sounds like an alien from outer space doing scratch!! really insane!! must be heard"
I'd kind of agree with that, some of the sounds do sound like scratches.

http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildatar.php?itemnr=4848506240

I've also been listening to a library album on MP2000 I got by a French guy called JP Decerf, it's the second one I've got by him and it's really nice and quite varied, mainly kind of darkish disco sound, a bit kraftwerky at times, one that's kind of psych funk style. All the tracks are pretty short though and none of them are as good as the best track on the other one I've got (called Magical Ring).
 
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noel emits

a wonderful wooden reason
Just got it off ebay "buy it now" for about twenty euros I think.
There are definitely moments of beauty conjured up out of the feedback and the electronic noises. I actually haven't listened to it that much because I loaned it to my girlfriend for some reason soon after getting it.
Lyrics Of Love does crack me up. And I'm not sure where he's going with the whole Disco American thing. :slanted: There's a moment on one of the songs where he sings 'we split the dimensions, and traveled much faster than three times the speed of light' where in combination with the music it sounds like he knows exactly what he's talking about. :eek:
 
Twenty euros for the happy dragon band lp was a score- ive seen it for ridiculous money. It's a great album!

"That was about the time...that we lost our time"

:D

I think the cod reggae immediately kills it for some people...

anyway...on a similar-ish note...

JD Emmanuel- Wizards

Funny for years synth lps seemed to be considered to gauche an influence for electronic musicians to acknowledge...leaving the ground open for the "noise" underground...this was just been reissued on bread and animals...nice crude loner synth lp. actually has more of a library music feel, not as "kosmiche" as i was expecting. very nice.
 
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nomadologist

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JD Emmanuel- Wizards

Funny for years synth lps seemed to be considered to gauche an influence for electronic musicians to acknowledge...leaving the ground open for the "noise" underground...this was just been reissued on bread and animals...nice crude loner synth lp. actually has more of a library music feel, not as "kosmiche" as i was expecting. very nice.

Excellent taste!

Some people here really have fucking excellent taste.
 

noel emits

a wonderful wooden reason
Funny for years synth lps seemed to be considered to gauche an influence for electronic musicians to acknowledge...leaving the ground open for the "noise" underground...
Hmm. 'Synth lps' and 'electronic musicians' sound like slightly nebulous categories if you don't mind my saying so. ;)

I think the bigger names of shall we say 'less outre' synth music (JMJ, Vangelis, Tomita, Wendy Carlos rather than Bruce Haack, Raymond Scott or Todd Dockstader) have always been acknowledged, if not as important touchstones then at least as respected ancestors by most electronic musicians no? Maybe not by all those electronica kids... I guess you are referring to the ones that are more hamstrung by painful hip conditions.

I think with a lot of the lesser known or third tier stuff (hello Rick Van Der Linden) it's usually just that, not very well known and not very good. Not semi-precious gems like the Happy Dragon Band though.

Anyway on a vaguely relevant tip it's not a recommendation (cos it's pretty bad really) but I have been enjoying my 49p purchase of Bo Hansson's 'Music Inspired By Watership Down'. More progressive cod reggae and Belbury Poly style moogs. :)
 
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Hmm. 'Synth lps' and 'electronic musicians' sound like slightly nebulous categories if you don't mind my saying so. ;)

it was a huge generalisation! :D however electronic music (i don't mean "dance" music) is almost intrinsically "forward looking" and a certain seriousness comes with that...and i think there has been much more of a tendency to reference academia and early "incidental" electronics (library music, radiophonic workshop etc) than synth lps ... until recently with all the cdr/ cassette zoners...

I think the bigger names of shall we say 'less outre' synth music (JMJ, Vangelis, Tomita,

I'll admit to a Tomita lp- the one with a hideous version of the star wars theme! the cover art on those lps...:eek:

A couple more synth lps i've dug out recently:

Corpusse "Delusions"...this is great...! kind of a one man bedroom "suicide"-ish trip

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Cybotron S/T

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Australian heavy metal synth music!
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
This:
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looks like something painted on the side of some hellish 1980s fairground ride!
 

noel emits

a wonderful wooden reason
Aussie Electronic Psych!

Rainbow Generator - Dance Of The Spheres.

If IdleRich finds that one for 20€ there will be punching!

Self released in the early 80s I think, but it sounds like '73 - they used to have a website where you could stream it and buy vinyl copies for 400AUS or something. One track won an award from Roland for 'innovative synth usage'.

I'll try and 'up' it later if I can find my CD.
 
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IdleRich

IdleRich
"Twenty euros for the happy dragon band lp was a score- ive seen it for ridiculous money. It's a great album!"
I should point out that it may be a bootleg - the provenance is questionable, anyone know how to tell?
 

machinesoul

Wild Horses
The Maurizio M Series 12"s again, they all still sound amazingly relevant, I think possibly influenced by listening to the Burial album so much. Also going to see Aba Shanti for the first time in a few years, soon. I feel I need some bass pressure.:D
 

machinesoul

Wild Horses
Also seeing as I've only just started posting on here, hello to you all, expect similarly inarticulate nonsense in the future.
 

trouc

trouc
Twenty euros for the happy dragon band lp was a score- ive seen it for ridiculous money. It's a great album!

"That was about the time...that we lost our time"

:D

I think the cod reggae immediately kills it for some people...

anyway...on a similar-ish note...

JD Emmanuel- Wizards

Funny for years synth lps seemed to be considered to gauche an influence for electronic musicians to acknowledge...leaving the ground open for the "noise" underground...this was just been reissued on bread and animals...nice crude loner synth lp. actually has more of a library music feel, not as "kosmiche" as i was expecting. very nice.

Does this have a real lofi feel or did I somehow download a copy ripped from vinyl? Also, some real Terry Riley-isms here, Shri Camel especially.
 
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nomadologist

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If there is other krautrock you need, let me know...

Anyone want Tangerine Dream's Zeit? I will even compress it before I up it.

I was listening earlier and remembring how good it was.
 
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