The Avalyn Digest

Vol.98 #063

April 28th, 1998

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Today's Topics: Re: pale saints Re: recommendations Re: help - shoe pie and david stack is a cunt Re: pale saints Re: useless lush trivia Re: useless lush trivia Re: JAMC Re: Oslo--ending Slowdive/Eno re: more underappreciated music Re: JAMC Blind mr. jones the pale saints question lush plays Merrit, Newman and Gilbert, et. al Re: help - shite pie and david stick is a crunt Re: help - shoe pie and david stack is a cunt Re: the pale saints question Re: Pale Saints In Ribbons Re: Oslo--ending Slowdive/Eno Deep Blue Day silvania Slowly Building a consensus? Re: silvania Re: Question Re: Question Re: Question 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: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 01:17:25 PDT From: "michaelnicki barrett" Subject: Re: pale saints > In Ribbons is the only Pale Saints cd i own, i heard the one that didnt > have Ian Masters and dont remember it making much of an impression on > me. i like IR a lot, especially the first two songs and Hairshoes,but in > comparison to those, the rest of the album is a bit of a let down but > anyways... > i asked this next question on the 4ad list and got no response (guess > they'd gone deaf listening to the Paladins or something equally icky), > so here goes- whats a good place to start with Dif Juz? i've only heard > the song "no motion" off the Joyride soundtrack and i liked it a > lot.what the heck does that name mean anyways? (Dif Juz i mean) > -pearson Try and get their ep's they have top b-sides some of them my favorite pale saints songs ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 05:13:01 EDT From: Catchbreez Subject: Re: recommendations well ambient means surrounding new age isnt usually very surrounding new age often has neoclassical stuff ambient usually has no drums and is very long tonal sound ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 05:16:38 EDT From: Catchbreez Subject: Re: help - shoe pie and david stack is a cunt well his web page is down ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 05:19:48 EDT From: Catchbreez Subject: Re: pale saints ian masters was on in ribbons not on slow buildings ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 05:21:22 EDT From: Catchbreez Subject: Re: useless lush trivia i love i have the moon i have yet to hear astronaut or outdoor miner ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 05:22:03 EDT From: Catchbreez Subject: Re: useless lush trivia yes i have cookie i love love at first sight ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 05:33:53 EDT From: Catchbreez Subject: Re: JAMC actually in my store today i got a mail from my uk distributer and on it had adavanced order for i love rocknroll cd and 7" ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 05:38:28 EDT From: Catchbreez Subject: Re: Oslo--ending Slowdive/Eno appolo is one of my faves of his ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 23:30:39 -0700 From: Richard Henson Subject: re: more underappreciated music Does anyone have any information on how i might obtain a copy of their first album? Like who sells it? Or an address for Sonic Unyon? Anyone, please help me! I really, want this cd and i've been looking for a really long time. richard At 04:38 AM 4/28/98 UT, you wrote: > Any news on the release date for the new Sianspheric CD? > I checked their website a month ago and they were only just planning to > record an EP... which is odd considering the 1/4 page ad they placed in > AP for a new LP earlier this spring... perhaps I was hallucinating again. > Regardless, "Somnium" is wonderful dreampop in the vein of early Verve, > released way back in '95... and "I Like the Ride" is one of the more > inspired songs of the decade! > > Babbling again > Gary ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 08:40:26 +0000 From: "wade@tapehouse.com" Subject: Re: JAMC Got the new JAMC from my friend last night, and it's all it's cracked up to be. 17 songs, including I love rock and roll, and I hate rock and roll. there is even a song where the Reid's sister sings. Catchy and fast stuff!! wade ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 08:44:01 +0000 From: "wade@tapehouse.com" Subject: Blind mr. jones I was wondering if there was anyone on the list who would be kind enough to make me a blind Mr. jones tape with the eyes wide e.p, and whatever else was good by them. Please e-mail me and let me know. wade ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:33:54 -0400 (EDT) From: Michael Gilham Subject: the pale saints question On Mon, 27 Apr 1998, Brad Nicholson wrote: >> You could not have given the album much of a chance........... > > > brilliance of their work sets in. I've listened to "In Ribbons" well over > two dozen times (more than enough for me to decide whether or not i like > something), and it just doesn't do it for me. > > Actually, Hairshoes is the only song on the album that i like (but what an > unfortunate title). Personally, I find that to be one of the lesser songs on the record[I don't have the CD] .... but I've got no idea why you're on about the title? What's the title gotta do w/ anything? Maybe not on that one; but PALE SAINTS had some brilliant titles: all the album titles, I think, are especially great ... >> jesus--is this a joke?? > > Um, no. I don't really care for the Pale Saints. Pardon me for expressing > an opinion. Right, to each his own: everyone is entitled to his/her personal tastes! >> ive always considered "in ribbons" one of the most >> magical, inspirational, wondrous, blissful albums ever released. > > That would be because everybody has different tastes. In my opinion, the > song writing is kind of lacking, and the guitar work doesn't really > interest me. Yes, and like James, I feel a lot differently than this as well ... I think the guitar "work" is great: Graeme's quite good and Meriel's no slouch herself ... but this isn't the point, really; rather: Why do ya say the song writing is kinda lacking? Lyrically? Construction-wise? ..... What? Most of the songs on IN RIBBONS seem to be well thought out and executed, at least they do to me .... The funny thing here is HAIRSHOES - clearly one of Masters' deals - is one of the songs which I feel suffers from good judgement ... CAN'T say that for much of anything else ... > I would agree that Ian Master's has a good voice, but I don't > think that it is that great. Remember, key words, "In My Opinion". Remember, about half the songs are sung by Ms. Barham! Who, I feel, has a pretty darn good voice! >> forgive me >> for being defensive, but i find it depressing that there are actually people >> out there who consider this second rate. no wonder so much shit music fills >> the airwaves. > > Actually, I do a radio show, and have for nearly 4 years, featuring > indiepop/dreampop/electronic/"space rock", ect. I would imagine that a > good number of people on this list would probably quite enjoy my show, > seeing how i play a good 90% of the stuff that's discussed here, and then > some. There's a lot of emphasis placed on shoegaze stuff, and I have of Cool ... I hope you don't refer to it all, as shoegaze on air, though ;-) But, if so, at least you're playing some interesting music ... Sorry for raising my objections to that term again :-D But, I know there are at least a few out there who are w/ me on that ;-) ... > fair collection of EP's and hard to find albums to draw on. For a year and > a half, I used to kick each show of with a Slowdive song, and quite > honestly, at least every two or three weeks, I would get a call wanting to > know what the hell was playing, and where they could find it. Sorry, but I > fail to see how not liking the Pale Saints correlates into poor radio > programming, His point was that if people on the sodding SDive list can't see anything in Pale Saints, that that illustrates the problem which allows the radio to get loads of requests for COUNTING CROWS, DAVE MATTHEWS, HOOTIE, [insert your fave bland tossers here]; everyday. Yes, he was making a _leap_! But I do see where he was coming from ... Me, I can't see how someone could listen to "1000 Stars Burst Open" [the proper closing track to 'In Ribbons'] and not see anything in it - and thus - in the band? > unless you consider introducing people to things such as the > beauty of Slowdive poor radio. I'd call it dead-good i.e. great, radio myself! Yet, ya might think of playing things that don't solely appeal to you -- though maybe that is superfluous? > ps- I'm not trying to offend the Pale Saints fans here, I was simply > wondering if "In Ribbons" was representative of their sound, because if it > wasn't, I was going to give them another chance. I can't see why anyone would be offended by someone's difference of opinion ... anyone who did take this stuff personally should think again; quickly! As someone pointed out, PSaints just have 3 LPs and each is different ... particularly COMFORTS; because it lacks Barham ... and then, of course SLOW BUILDINGS, lacks Masters so all the songs are Barham's ... Therefore we are looking at 3 distinct line-ups ... which basically establishes, by default, that none of the three could be representative ... If you have to pick one, though, it is IN RIBBONS: sorry! ;-) Why not give IN RIBBONS another listen guys ... it's not going to hurt at least! later, --Michael ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:41:35 -0400 (EDT) From: Michael Gilham Subject: lush plays Merrit, Newman and Gilbert, et. al On Tue, 28 Apr 1998, Catchbreez wrote: > i love > i have the moon Yeah you guys should all give MAGNETIC FIELDS a try; or at least see them live - it's brilliant live ... totally different than the casio-crazy stuff on record ... One of the most memorable sets I've seen was by Merrit and co. It was so moving --- something which defies description ... > i have yet to hear astronaut or outdoor miner BLACK SPRING EP :-) i HAVE THE MOON IS PROBABLY THE BEST OF THE LOT WHICH YOU MENTION .. BYE, michael ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 15:44:48 +0100 From: davebp@postmaster.co.uk Subject: Re: help - shite pie and david stick is a crunt hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! dont get me wrong. i dont hate the guy, i just think he is a cunt for taking advantage of some people's desparation for slowdive cds and records... but his page is down? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! | well his web page is down ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 16:04:08 +0100 From: davebp@postmaster.co.uk Subject: Re: help - shoe pie and david stack is a cunt i'm in london. 7 sterling for the cd and 3 sterling for postage. if you send me a 10 sterling note then we have a deal. you send me the money and i send u the cd. cool? | Where about in britain are you, email me if some1 hasnt alrady asked to | take u up on your offer ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:59:56 +0000 From: "wade@tapehouse.com" Subject: Re: the pale saints question I must say that I have both Pale Saints albums and I really don't listen to them much due to the fact that a)I don't love her vocals, and b) the songs didn't move me. I do however love Ian Masters Spoonfed Hybrid, and Esp summer material. wade ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 12:28:20 -0400 (EDT) From: mike p Subject: Re: Pale Saints In Ribbons > Umm, second rate? In Ribbons album was the first thing I ever heard by Pale > Saints and it's still the best for me. It might be I'm the only one ive listened to all the pail saints records, but in ribbons is my favorite too. i also love the half-life remembered 12". before that was kindof spotty and the later material was just plain not up to par. IMO mike ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 18:47:55 +0200 From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: Oslo--ending Slowdive/Eno really? ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 18:36:22 +0100 From: "Ricardo Fiel" Subject: Deep Blue Day I'm looking for the Brian Eno album that includes 'Deep Blue Day'. Does anyone know its name? Thanks, Ricardo Fiel. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 14:09:07 -0400 (EDT) From: mike p Subject: silvania > sound to that which Silvania have followed... that is to say IMO "En Cielo de > Oceano" (1993) is a masterpiece, with the more electronic "Paisajes III" > (1994) only slightly less stunning, and the remix CD "Delay Tambor" the least > appealing (or so I hear)... any comments? hmm. i actually like paisaje III more than en celio do oceano. call me crazy. yes, its very electronicy, but kinda really good too. the 7", alvolaraara or whatever it's called. that, i don't like. ill sell it. any takers? ..oh yeah, i mean, its really good :) sounds like piasaje era silvania in cool packaging. and its clear mike ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 14:16:10 -0400 (EDT) From: Michael Gilham Subject: Slowly Building a consensus? On Tue, 28 Apr 1998, mike p wrote: >> Umm, second rate? In Ribbons album was the first thing I ever heard by Pale >> Saints and it's still the best for me. It might be I'm the only one > > ive listened to all the pail saints records, but in ribbons is my favorite > too. i also love the half-life remembered 12". before that was kindof > spotty and the later material was just plain not up to par. IMO From where I'm standing, SLOW BUILDINGS is very good: superior to COMFORTS OF MADNESS, which I definitely agree to be "spotty" :-D The ironic thing about HALF-LIFE is that they weren't pleased w/ Chris Allison's production work; yet, I feel the orig. version is clearly the definitive one: the Hugh Jones co-produced one doesn't improve upon it .... but, obviously, they weren't pleased in general and one song can't tell the whole tale ... Anyway, in either version, "Half-Life" is a magnificent accomplishment, to these ears ... give it a try, why don't cha? Your Fine Friend, --Michael ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:24:53 -0500 (EST) From: LIQUID_FMO907 Subject: Re: silvania Silvania is one of the best spanish bands that i ever heard...Did you listen "Miel Nube Hiel" Ep? About their last album called " Juniperfin", is even more electronic than Paisaje...but i loved it.. JUniperfin has the same feeling from " Pearl" ( B.Eno) fern On Tue, 28 Apr 1998, mike p wrote: >> sound to that which Silvania have followed... that is to say IMO "En Cielo >> de Oceano" (1993) is a masterpiece, with the more electronic "Paisajes III" >> (1994) only slightly less stunning, and the remix CD "Delay Tambor" the >> least appealing (or so I hear)... any comments? > > hmm. i actually like paisaje III more than en celio do oceano. call me > crazy. yes, its very electronicy, but kinda really good too. > > the 7", alvolaraara or whatever it's called. that, i don't like. ill sell > it. any takers? ..oh yeah, i mean, its really good :) sounds like piasaje > era silvania in cool packaging. and its clear > > mike ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 15:03:08 -0400 (EDT) From: Claire De Leon! Subject: Re: Question > Can anyone tell me what moonshake, Ecstasy of St. theresea albums are > good? just to mention in further depth, the first LP by Ecstasy of st. Theresa called _Sussurate_ is fucking incredible. very MBV ripoff. I will pay BIG big money for this record, should anyone ever find it. I'm still reeling from the fact that I scored their debut 12" for about $7! woohaa... daniel ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 15:05:37 -0400 (EDT) From: Claire De Leon! Subject: Re: Question >> ALL EOST stuff is amazing! well, not amazing but good. > > I disagree - the "Fluidtrance Centauri" (93) single is a masterpiece, > but the AstralaVista e.p. (94) is far far away from good. I suppose > it's because all songs are remixes (Disco Inferno, Twin Freaks - > Simon Dine and Wubble-U, Bandulu and one by EoST themselves) > as their own, in the original versions, are gorgeous. That is to > say that the album "Free-D Original Soundtrack" is great. I'll agree here - i don't listen to that one very much - maybe 3 times ever! fluidtrancecentauri is total genius, and it's actually recordings of the peel sessions. their first album tho....hoo boy...if i ever find that, my quest for records is complete! daniel ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 21:29:05 +0200 From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: Question >>> ALL EOST stuff is amazing! well, not amazing but good. >> >> I disagree - the "Fluidtrance Centauri" (93) single is a masterpiece, >> but the AstralaVista e.p. (94) is far far away from good. I suppose >> it's because all songs are remixes (Disco Inferno, Twin Freaks - >> Simon Dine and Wubble-U, Bandulu and one by EoST themselves) >> as their own, in the original versions, are gorgeous. That is to >> say that the album "Free-D Original Soundtrack" is great. > > I'll agree here - i don't listen to that one very much - maybe 3 times > ever! fluidtrancecentauri is total genius, and it's actually recordings of > the peel sessions. their first album tho....hoo boy...if i ever find that, > my quest for records is complete! Isn't "Free-D" their first one? I always thought it was? Music Boulevard had it in their catalogue yesterday at least. I don't remember the exact price but it was the usual $11.99 or something similar. EoST... they only did one video, right? I have only seen one at least and I think it was for the song "fluidum" - on MTV (120 Minutes back when it was a "must see"). //Erik P.S. Thanks for the sig drop daniel - even though you effectively erased a full day's work on the digest filter ;) It'll speed up things though. D.S. ------------------------------ End of Avalyn Digest Vol.98 #63 ********************************
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