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Further Perspectives & Distortion ~ An Encyclopedia Of British Experimental And Avant-Garde Music 1976-1984: 3CD Clamshell Boxset

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Compact Disc (Audio)
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3
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22-11-2019
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5013929108400
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Clamshell
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CRCDBOX84
Further Perspectives & Distortion ~ An Encyclopedia Of British Experimental And Avant-Garde Music 1976-1984: 3CD Clamshell Boxset
Further Perspectives & Distortion ~ An Encyclopedia Of British Experimental And Avant-Garde Music 1976-1984: 3CD Clamshell Boxset

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EXTENSIVE 3CD SET EXPLORING THE UK’S AVANT-GARDE AND EXPERIMENTAL SCENE

IN THE WAKE OF PUNK ROCK AND POST-PUNK.

 

AMBIENT IMPROVISATION, SPOKEN WORD, SOLO AND GROUP PERFORMANCES, PERCUSSION PIECES, NOISE, TAPE MANIPULATION, MODERN CLASSICAL, MUSIQUE CONCRETE, FOUND SOUND, SERIAL COMPOSITION…

 

FROM ESTABLISHED NAMES TO LESSER KNOWN EXPERIMENTALISTS AND EXPLORERS; THROBBING GRISTLE, THE POP GROUP, HENRY COW, NURSE WITH WOUND, ROBERT FRIPP, MORGAN FISHER, FRED FRITH, PSYCHIC TV, ROBERT WYATT, SOFT MACHINE, SWELL MAPS, MARK PERRY,  23 SKIDOO, CHRIS AND COSEY, CLOCK DVA, DAVID CUNNINGHAM, LOL COXHILL, AMM III, GAVIN BRYARS, MARTIN HANNETT, WILL SARGEANT, THIS HEAT AND MANY MORE….

 

COMPILED ALPHABETICALLY AND UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CHANCE AND CHAOS.

 

ACCOMPANYING ESSAY FROM MARK PAYTRESS (MOJO, THE GUARDIAN, ROLLING STONE, CRAWDADDY).

 

COMPILED BY THE TEAM BEHIND THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR SERIES AND THE RECENT BEST-SELLER ELECTRICAL LANGUAGE.

 

A year in the making, ‘Further Perspectives And Distortion’ presents a snapshot of the UK’s experimental and avant-garde music scene, observed through the paradigm-shifting lense of the post punk revolution and bringing together disparate names from across the experimental spectrum. This is a long-overdue look at the ‘other side’ of the freedom offered by the tectonic shifts in the musical landscape in 1976 & 1977.

 

For all of the upheaval of that mid-late ‘70s demolition of musical boundaries, the guitar and the search for a saleable melody continued to dominate. But for the willing the opportunity also arose to operate free of such commercial concessions, and in tandem with the explosion of angular guitar music and electronic pop (and often alongside those sounds on the same album or EP) came a wealth of exploratory and experimental material which, for the first time, demanded an audience beyond the culture set and the art world. From speed-fuelled kids bursting with raw talent and homemade electronic gizmos to trained composers and writers with a new, fresh audience to explore, herein lay the flipside – literally, in many of these recordings’ cases – of the independent explosion and the newfound ability to find homes (and stockists) for even the most unruly of sounds.

 

By design, ‘Further Perspectives And Distortion’ seeks to comfort, challenge and question in equal measure.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Trail Of Traps - Alterations
  3. The Force Is Blind - Alternative Tv
  4. Convergence - Amm III
  5. Hang Ten - And The Native Hipsters
  6. Rats And Monkeys - Art Bears
  7. Intellectual Stance - A Tent
  8. Overspreading Art Genius - Blancmange
  9. Positive Paranoia/The City In The Sea - Bodhi Beat Poets
  10. After Mendelssohn (137 Years) - Gavin Bryars 
  11. LMC 1979 - Paul Burwell And David Toop
  12. The Giant's Feet - Chris And Cosey
  13. Exercise In Magnetic Tape No 4 - Clock DVA
  14. Refreshment Break - Bob Cobbing
  15. General Strike - Lindsay Cooper
  16. Vase - Lol Coxhill And Morgan Fisher
  17. Error System (Bagfgab) - David Cunningham
  18. Her Master's Voice - Deux Filles
  19. Brighton, Pt. 1 - Doof
  20. John Of Patmos - Eyeless In Gaza
  21. Burning Feet - Faction
  22. Think - Five Or Six
  23. Miniature - Robert Fripp
  24. The Boy Beats The Rams (Kluk Tluce Berany) - Fred Frith
  25. Blades Spin Notions - Ron Geesin
  26. Mzui (Extract) - Bcgilbert, Glewis And Russellmills
  27. Night By The Sea - Bill Gilonis And Tim Hodgkinson
  28. Procession (Ft Nico) - Martin Hannett And Steve Hopkins
  29. Wooden Heartthrob Of Peking - Kevin Harrison
  30. Industry - Henry Cow
  31. Music For The Hanging Of A Minister - Het
  32. Junshi - Hula
  33. Sounds That Saved My Life (Homage To K.S.) - George Melly
  34. (Extract From) The Compassion And Humanity Of Margaret Thatcher - No Artist
  35. Down The Sink - Nocturnal Emissions
  36. I Was No Longer His Dominant (Alternate Version) - Nurse With Wound
  37. Death Looks Down - Mark Perry
  38. In The Nursery - Psychic TV
  39. Paralysis - Robert Rental
  40. Japanese Headset - Second Layer
  41. Scene X - Will Sergeant
  42. Scattered Strategies/Oblique References - Nigel Simpkins
  43. Kayoo - Soft Machine
  44. Opus - Stinky Winkles
  45. Robot Factory - Swell Maps
  46. WWBC - Test Dept
  47. Nostradamus - The Door And The Window
  48. Changez Les Blockeurs (Extract) - The New Blockaders
  49. Amnesty International Report - The Pop Group
  50. Crossover - The Wildings
  51. Brickyard - The Work
  52. 24 Track Loop - This Heat
  53. Zyklon B Zombie - Throbbing Gristle
  54. Banishing - 23 Skidoo
  55. Pale Yellow - Two
  56. Drinking And Hooting Machine? - John White
  57. Musical Box - Trevor Wishart
  58. Rangers In The Night - Robert Wyatt
  59. Baptism Of Fire - Zos Kia
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