The Avalyn Digest

Vol.98 #015

January 29th, 1998

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Today's Topics: Re: Ambient: Third Eye Foundation Re: Main ->Loop Re: Main ->Loop Windy and Carl... Main 6 cd box Re: Flowchart /Darla Releases/Recommendations Re: Darla address Re: Main Re: verve/nike Re: verve/nike vid boots & dubs of EP's Re: verve/nike Re: Main Re: Main VW ... commercials ... miscellany Re: Main f8j@onramp.net? Re: Main Re: Main Re: VW ... commercials ... miscellany Hello Administrivia: To unsubscribe from the Avalyn Digest mailing list: * send e-mail to: avalyn-d-request@lysator.liu.se * with the Subject: unsubscribe To post to the Avalyn mailing list: * use the address: avalyn@lysator.liu.se Digest back issues can be found through FTP and HTTP: ftp://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/texts/uxu/avalyn/ http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/avalyn.html () Please take care not to include the entire digest in your () reply, only the message(s) you are replying to. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 09:23:39 +0000 From: Mitch Subject: Re: Ambient: Third Eye Foundation At 05:30 AM 1/28/98 EST, you wrote: > I agree with whoever listed Third Eye Foundation as a band to check out. They > are incredibly organic, yet still acheive a Warp/Rephlex Records-like feel, > with rhythms that sometimes parallel Seefeel and Aphex Twin. You should also check out Bowery Electric. Layered guitars and breathy vocals. They have a 2-cd remix album out called Vertigo. It has remixes by Third Eye Foundation, Witchman, and others. I got this about 2 weeks ago, and it hasn't left my cd player since!!! Cheers, -Mitch ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 18:31:27 +0100 From: j.sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Re: Main ->Loop > I've heard some stuff by Main and thought it ultra dull. > Although, not ambient, Robert Hampson (the guy from Main) used to head a > group called Loop I heard they disbanded. Some of the guys formed a band called Hair & Skin Trading CO. I never heard anything with them. Opinions? > (which was quite excellent I might add) and their last cd > has some pseudo ambient stuff on it. Yeah, I got just one song, "Arc-Lite", by Loop on a compilation, but it's great. Like a goth/grind version of Spacemen 3. Aw, that was a bad analogy... I would buy a full album by them if I got recommendations on which one to look for. Any suggestions??? Jan ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 12:43:15 -0500 From: "avalyn1" Subject: Re: Main ->Loop Look no longer - Firstly Hair and SKin Trading CO is pretty good. there first disc is incredible. I haven't heard the third and the latest. My favorite Loop disc is Fade Out. Get the version with the five bonus tracks. These are particularily excellent with Mother sky and thief of fire. Their last disc is pretty good to. Arc lite is excellent and their are more tracks like it. >> I've heard some stuff by Main and thought it ultra dull. >> Although, not ambient, Robert Hampson (the guy from Main) used to head a >> group called Loop > > I heard they disbanded. Some of the guys formed a band called Hair & > Skin Trading CO. I never heard anything with them. Opinions? > >> (which was quite excellent I might add) and their last cd >> has some pseudo ambient stuff on it. > > Yeah, I got just one song, "Arc-Lite", by Loop on a compilation, but > it's great. > > Like a goth/grind version of Spacemen 3. Aw, that was a bad analogy... > I would buy a full album by them if I got recommendations on which one > to look for. Any suggestions??? ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 09:58:14 PST From: "dan smith" Subject: Windy and Carl... Windy and Carl albums are actually pretty easy to get ahold of, try Parasol Records at www.indies.com or Vinyl Ink Records, the address of which escapes me at the moment, and Darla Records also stocks most of thier releases, once again, address unknown. "Portal" chronicles some of thier early tapes and hard to find songs, a good place to start. "Drawing of Sound" is also an excellent way to go. As a point of inconsequence, Flowchart's new album "Cumulus Mood Twang" is highly recommended. Dancey space-pop drone, way good. Dan ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 13:16:32 -0500 From: brenden1@ix.netcom.com Subject: Main 6 cd box The Main 6 cd box is a reissue of all the original eps- CORONA TERMINUS MASER HALOFORM KOAN NEPER I haven't actually seen the set up close, but I would say that unless you are a collector then don't bother. The HZ two cd set has all the same recordings for a lot less money. B R E N D E N ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 10:42:32 -0800 From: voltron Subject: Re: Flowchart /Darla Releases/Recommendations Gary Hendershot wrote: >> someone said Flowchart. good recommendation. they are great. > ========================================================================= > > I'm partial only to their (Flowchart's) "Tenjira" CD on the > Darla Records label, which is just one album in the infamous > Darla "Bliss Out" series of CD releases. The following are > the Bliss Out Series releases of which a new volume is released > about every month or so -- available at decent record stores for > low $ ? monetary units: > > American Analog Set -- "Late One Sunday And The Following Morning" > Amp -- "Heart And Soul Dissolves" > Amp -- "Perception" > Flowchart -- "Tenjira" > Fxa -- "Venoy" > Mirza -- "Anadromus" > Orange Cake Mix -- "Silver Lining Underwater" > Tomorrowland -- "Stereoscopic Soundwaves" > Transient Waves -- "Wading And Waiting" > Windy & Carl -- "Antarctica" And don't forget upcoming Bliss Out's: Junior Varsity km -- "Taking Care of You" Sweet Trip -- "Halica" Coming out March 3rd, I *think* you guys will like. ;) Speaking of Darla releases, I would *have* to recommend Colorfilter to y'all. Darla co released this with Fuzzybox. Very sweet, blissful electronic pop, some MBV shoegazy sounds that I'm sure you guys would love. Anyway here is the actual bit straight from Darla Records about Color Filter. COLOR FILTER Sleep In A Synchrotron Fuzzy Box DRL-054 LP 8.00/CD 10.00 LP Limited to 500 Color Filter is the bliss inducing, trance/drum & bass oriented, electronic pop creation of our man Ryuji in Tokyo. Ahi of INCENSE lends her coy and comforting vocal to four tracks. Suddenly, the new-for-'98, Kevin Sheilds school of drum & bass styled pop has come from all corners. It is as unexpected as it is delightful: As heard on Little Darla Volume 8, Sweet Trip, Junior Varsity km, Technicolor, Four Head and now Color Filter, all working indvidually, have begun to signify the coming of a new sound. It's a natural evolution combining sampling technology, dance beats and lovely pop melodies. This is Color Filter's debut full length. Previously, Color Filter has released a 12" on Black Bean and contributed to the Space Voyage compilation, also on Black Bean, the Pop Jingu compilation on Sonorama and the Pop Machine compilation on Cowly Owl (France). ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 10:46:20 -0800 From: voltron Subject: Re: Darla address dan smith wrote: > which escapes me at the moment, and Darla Records also stocks most of > thier releases, once again, address unknown. http://www.darla.com ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 17:19:03 EST From: Primarygrl Subject: Re: Main In a message dated 98-01-28 12:09:08 EST, you write: << what about the 6CD box? I recently saw it, and wondered how good it was, if it was hard to find, and how much is a reasonable price for it? Also, how much music is on it? >> Hmmm... I have never seen it. Does it say anywhere on the outside what year the copyright is? I wouldn't think that it would be limited edition, but ya nevah know. What was it priced? ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 17:15:39 EST From: Primarygrl Subject: Re: verve/nike In a message dated 98-01-28 11:33:27 EST, you write: << Wouldn't you rather hear a cool song like Bittersweet Symphony in a commercial than typical ad jingles? >> NOPE, I can honestly say that I would rather NOT hear good music like that on TV commercials. I can see where you're coming from, but I think it cheapens the music, a bit. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 17:55:12 +0000 From: "wade@tapehouse.com" Subject: Re: verve/nike ALL I KNOW IS...............BURGER KIND RUINED SOME GREAT OLDIES SONGS......AND WHEN I HEAR MODERN ENGLISH, I THINK OF A JUICY BURGER.........THAT'S NOT RIGHT! wade ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 20:17:41 -0600 From: formerly Glenn42 Subject: vid boots & dubs of EP's I've got vid boots of two Slowdive gigs May 17th '92 Seattle @ Rock Candy May 21st '94 Toronto @ Lee's Place And am looking to trade dubs to get more! (does anyone know the set lists of the above two?) If you're interested and can help me make my collection bigger e-mail me personally! Thanks! Oh, and is anyone willing to audio dub the following EP's for me? (I'd be more than happy to supply the cassettes and cover postage) "Morning Rise", "Blue Day", "Holding Our Breath", "Outside Your Room". Thanks! ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 21:55:53 -0500 (EST) From: butterfly mcqueen Subject: Re: verve/nike > NOPE, I can honestly say that I would rather NOT hear good music like that on > TV commercials. I can see where you're coming from, but I think it cheapens > the music, a bit. for me it depends on how tasteful the commercial is. like the volkswagon that used lush's "sweetness and light" -- now *that* was nice use of a good song. ; ed ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 22:27:43 -0800 From: Richard Henson Subject: Re: Main The 6cd box set is the original version of the album Hertz. It came out as six seperate twenty minute singles that you had to collect (the sixth one came with a box to hold all the others in). It is limited edition (though i'm not sure what it's limited to) and you should be able to get the it for under forty dollars, though i would recommend buying the 2cd version instead simply because it's a hell of a lot easier to listen to (you don't have to change cd's every twenty minutes!). It's a very good album and i'd recommend it to anyone who's into experimental drone type stuff. All the sounds on the album (and all Main albums for that matter), excluding sparse use of vocals and percussion, are created using only guitars. ><< > what about the 6CD box? I recently saw it, and wondered how good it was, > if it was hard to find, and how much is a reasonable price for it? Also, > how much music is on it? >>> > > Hmmm... I have never seen it. Does it say anywhere on the outside what year > the copyright is? I wouldn't think that it would be limited edition, but ya > nevah know. What was it priced? ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 22:02:50 -0600 From: Brad Nicholson Subject: Re: Main At 10:27 PM 1/28/98 -0800, you wrote: > All the sounds on the album (and all Main albums for that matter), > excluding sparse use of vocals and percussion, are created using only > guitars. For those of you intersted in guitar oriented ambient music, check out Kranky band "Stars of The Lid". They have three albums, "Music For Nitrous Oxide", "Gravataional Pull Versus The Desire For Aquatic Life", and "The Ballasted Orchestra". They take the "run your guitar through 15 effects pedals and a signal processor, and it doesn't matter what you play" apporach to music. Also, in the non-guitar oriented ambient spectrum, check out Sonic Boom (as well as Kevin Shield's, Eddie Provost's, andKevin Martin's) side project - "Experimental Audio Research". they're probably my favorite ambient outfit of the last few years. It's very electronic oriented stuff. Mainly Sonic messing around with his multitude of vintage noise makers. brad ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 22:03:24 -0600 From: timethief@juno.com Subject: VW ... commercials ... miscellany On Wed, 28 Jan 1998 21:55:53 -0500 (EST) butterfly mcqueen writes: > for me it depends on how tasteful the commercial is. like the > volkswagon that used lush's "sweetness and light" -- now *that* was > nice use of a good song. Just another little tidbit on the VW commercial, they also used clips from Ivy, Moonpools & Caterpillars and Cranberries. When I first saw those commercials, they totally caught me off guard. Likewise, I heard Pale Saints' cover of Kinky Love during a Real World episode on MTV-US (yeah, lemme alone already). Or how about that Fruitopia commercial using Cocteau Twins as background music (the official CT website uses the clip at the intro page). What's my point? blah blah blah Oh yeah, the Oslo MP3 conversion is complete. I'm still waiting for more details on how to work this thing out. Be patient ... they'll get out there soon enough. Luis timethief@juno.com ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 23:07:00 -0800 From: Richard Henson Subject: Re: Main Did you get to see them perform live on their last tour? I saw them hear in Atlanta. I was just wondering what you thought of their live show (that is, if you saw them). Did you get to see Main and Bowery Electric? richard At 10:02 PM 1/28/98 -0600, you wrote: > Also, in the non-guitar oriented ambient spectrum, check out Sonic Boom (as > well as Kevin Shield's, Eddie Provost's, andKevin Martin's) side project - > "Experimental Audio Research". they're probably my favorite ambient outfit > of the last few years. It's very electronic oriented stuff. Mainly Sonic > messing around with his multitude of vintage noise makers. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 22:20:21 -0600 From: formerly Glenn42 Subject: f8j@onramp.net? I just got a mail from this address f8j@onramp.net and when I clicked reply then sent the mail it returned to me saying ------------- while talking to mailhost.onramp.net.: RCPT To: 50 ... User unknown ------------- So maybe this person has the return address set wrong in their mail program? Either way, f8j, please write me from another address that I'll be able to respond to. Thanks! ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 22:24:52 -0600 From: Brad Nicholson Subject: Re: Main Nope. Not to many big bands come to central Canada where I live. I did miss a "Stars of the Lid" show a short drive away last summer, because it wasn't publicized, and I didn't find out about it until after. brad At 11:07 PM 1/28/98 -0800, Richard Henson wrote: > Did you get to see them perform live on their last tour? I saw them hear > in Atlanta. I was just wondering what you thought of their live show (that > is, if you saw them). Did you get to see Main and Bowery Electric? ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 23:28:46 -0800 From: Richard Henson Subject: Re: Main I'm not sure if i'd call any of these bands "big" but too bad. You missed (in my opinion anyway) some really great shows. And that Spectrum show had to have been a once in a lifetime chance. He didn't look to great (Sonic Boom). He'll probably overdose on heroin before the next tour :( . At 10:24 PM 1/28/98 -0600, you wrote: > Nope. > > Not to many big bands come to central Canada where I live. I did miss a > "Stars of the Lid" show a short drive away last summer, because it wasn't > publicized, and I didn't find out about it until after. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 21:32:48 -0700 (MST) From: michael maes Subject: Re: VW ... commercials ... miscellany speaking of the Pale Saints... Has anyone heard of a new release? Or Spoonfed hybrid? Kinky Love ....what a great song! > Just another little tidbit on the VW commercial, they also used clips > from Ivy, Moonpools & Caterpillars and Cranberries. When I first saw > those commercials, they totally caught me off guard. Likewise, I heard > Pale Saints' cover of Kinky Love during a Real World episode on MTV-US > (yeah, lemme alone already). Or how about that Fruitopia commercial > using Cocteau Twins as background music (the official CT website uses the > clip at the intro page). > > What's my point? blah blah blah > > Oh yeah, the Oslo MP3 conversion is complete. I'm still waiting for more > details on how to work this thing out. Be patient ... they'll get out > there soon enough. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 20:43:55 PST From: "Andy Kellman" Subject: Hello I somehow stumbled upon the digest site for this mailing list and was impressed with the content of the posts. Being a pretty big fan, I decided I ought to join up. I noticed on one of the old posts regarding music and commercials that Tortoise is used by someone. What commercial and what song? Also, someone listed the releases from Darla's "Bliss Out" series. Assuming you (the person who posted) have them all, which ones do you suggest? I do the buying for a record shop and have them in the bins but have yet to check them out. Plus, I'm always short on money as I've always got hundreds of records to buy. Lastly- has anyone heard of Monaural? I don't think they're around anymore, but they were a Michigan band that put out a really great 12". They sounded a bit like Bark Psychosis, Verve, and Slowdive fused together with their own bits. Hellllllo and take care! -Andy ------------------------------ End of Avalyn Digest Vol.98 #15 ********************************
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