The Avalyn Digest

Vol.98 #076

May 9th, 1998

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Today's Topics: Re: FSA sfa? Re: FSA Re: FSA Monorail Re: Monorail Re: Monorail Re: FSA Re: FSA Re: FSA things i saw difference engine and shiFt Re[2]: Monorail Re: difference engine and shiFt Re: difference engine and shiFt Re: difference engine and shiFt Re: difference engine and shiFt Re: Monorail HipMetaphysic Re: polar Re: FSA Re: polar/monorail lsd telescopes 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: Thu, 7 May 1998 17:12:35 +0100 From: davebp@postmaster.co.uk Subject: Re: FSA ive seen heaps of their cds around for a while now. well in australia, anyway. and i never actually got around to buying any. whenever i was about to buy one, i found a new pwei rarity to blow all my cash on, so i kinda just forgot about them. pwei is kinda a priority with me... it rules all... but yeah, i saw a couple of fsa cd singles (or eps) the other day when i was cd shopping, so i figured i'd find out if they are worth the moolah. i'm totally skint at the moment (i just blew about 160 on the 12 cd ladies and gentlemen... box set and a ticket to see new order at the phoenix festival) so now i'm getting really picky with my cd purchases at the moment (well until next months pay cheque anyway). i've been buying anything that catches my eye for most of the time i have been here in london. but now i can only afford to be really choosey... doh! so yeah, any info on fsa, labradford (thanks already), bowery electric (thanks already), main or codeine would be totally cool and received with much gratitude... | Whoa, are you joking!?! Flying Saucer Attack is awesome! FSA was the | first neo-shoegazer band (like bowery electric and labradford and all them) | and are definately not to be missed. A good starting point (i think | anyway) would be to get either "distance" or "chorus" and also maybe "new | lands (the newest one)." Everything by them is great, but these especially! | | richard ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 17:18:33 +0100 From: davebp@postmaster.co.uk Subject: sfa? are the super furry animals (SFA) the dyslexic cousins of flying saucer attack (FSA)? or the dyslexic, crappy typing version of asian dub foundation (ADF)? or all fools day (AFD)? yep, it's another very long, very boring day here at camp dave... ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 19:20:38 +0200 From: palomar@mail.sendanet.es Subject: Re: FSA > Whoa, are you joking!?! Flying Saucer Attack is awesome! FSA was the > first neo-shoegazer band (like bowery electric and labradford and all them) > and are definately not to be missed. A good starting point (i think > anyway) would be to get either "distance" or "chorus" and also maybe "new > lands (the newest one)." FSA have lost magic since Rachel left "the band" -well, now it's David solo project-. The best album is "Further" -no discussions admited!- The way they use folky inspiration -Nick Drake/Tim Buckley- and mix it with noisy frecuences is marvellous. Try to get also "Beach Red Lullaby", a 7" from Planet Records -cool label-. Rachel is now in Movietone; other beautiful band. Any fans out there? > Everything by them is great, Not everything. There's no comparison posible between "Further" and "In Search of Spaces" -boooring- Love Jorge ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 13:39:21 -0400 (EDT) From: butterfly mcqueen Subject: Re: FSA i dunno about fsa being neo-shoegazer -- their stuff is not band-oriented like most shoegaze is. definite start w/ either further, chorus, or new lands. in search of spaces, their live cd on corpus hermeticum, is a waste of money. but their more recent [instrumental] output like the goodbye ep and sally free and easy, not to mention the tele:funken remix project, are pretty nice as well if you have a thing for minimal guitar drone -- some very nice textures but hardly songs in the shoegaze sense. i think he's doing fine without rachel -- she's got a good thing going w/ movietone anyway. >Try to get also "Beach Red Lullaby", a 7" from Planet Records -cool label-. good luck trying to find this for less than $20, though! "beach red lullaby" appears on chorus, anyway; probably my favorite song on there. ; e.e. ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 07 May 98 13:13:19 CST From: Crios@dminet.davidson-marketing.com Subject: Monorail Can anybody tell me about The group Monrail... I picked up that disk "Solutions and Remedies" from Daniel and I really like them... Crios ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 14:19:31 -0400 (EDT) From: butterfly mcqueen Subject: Re: Monorail > Can anybody tell me about The group Monrail... I picked up that > disk "Solutions and Remedies" from Daniel and I really like them... monorail is listee mike p (aka fourhead) and a girl named danielle (i think). i heard an early early version of "she likes to sail" and it blew me out of the water even with its mere 1:30 length. gotta get my hands on that comp. hopefully mike can chime in and pimp his humble self on this one.... ; e.e. ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 19:34:09 +0100 From: davebp@postmaster.co.uk Subject: Re: Monorail unless i'm mistaken, this discussion was had fairly recently. there is a british band called monorail. but i suppose that this is a different monorail... is it an american of british cd? | Can anybody tell me about The group Monrail... I picked up that disk | "Solutions and Remedies" from Daniel and I really like them... ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 14:08:59 -0500 From: lumiflex Subject: Re: FSA > in search of spaces, their live cd on corpus hermeticum, is a waste > of money. is not! i quite enjoy that cd, you monkey brain. > but their more recent [instrumental] output like the goodbye ep > and sally free and easy, not to mention the tele:funken remix project, are > pretty nice as well if you have a thing for minimal guitar drone -- some > very nice textures but hardly songs in the shoegaze sense. i think he's > doing fine without rachel -- she's got a good thing going w/ movietone > anyway. yeah i agree...the new[est] lp, _new lands_ or whatever, really grew on me and now i think it's fantastic. j ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 12:19:53 -0700 (PDT) From: Gage Crump Subject: Re: FSA anyone heard the first movietone s/t album? is it great? vinyl only? anyway to get a copy? (i love "day and night"!) -gage ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 14:41:32 +0000 From: "wade@tapehouse.com" Subject: Re: FSA Just listening by pure coincidence to FSA's album with their cover version of Suede's drowners. That song rocks!!! wade ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 13:53:21 -0700 (PDT) From: MGH GI UNIT Subject: things i saw I saw these and thought someone might be interested. The prices seem decent for the web. These are just a few things that I thought people on this list might be interested in. www.iye.com New cds 5934 | VARIOUS ARTISTS | THINK I'M GETTING THE HANG OF IT | 4AD | 7625 | 9 track promo comp in beautiful cardboard slipcase: Lisa Gerard, Tarnation, RHP, K Smith, Scheer, Air Miami. | $10.00 5791 | VARIOUS ARTISTS | SIP MORE TEA! | Beggars Banquet | T-Bag-3 | 17 track promo: Seely, Bowery Electric, Long Fin Killie, Magoo, Groop Dogdrill, Beekeepers, 6 by 7, Comet Gain. | $8.00 | 5892 | VARIOUS ARTISTS | SMITHS IS DEAD | Inrockuptibles | 674524 | 10 track import tribute with Boo Radleys, High Llamas, Trash Can Sinatras, Billy Bragg, Bis, Divine Comedy, Supergrass. | $20.00 | 5772 | SPIRITUALIZED | I THINK I'M IN LOVE | Arista | 3447 | Promo CD with 4 versions: Radio and Album versions, 2 Chemical Bros. remixes. PHOTO | $10.00 | vinyl 915 | Cocteau Twins | Heaven Or Las Vegas | 4AD 0012 | M/M | English Pressing. | 10 | 983 | Gus Gus | Purple (Midnight In Reykjavik) | 4AD 9220 | M/M | 9:52 version on both sides. Blank white cover. | 8 | 964 | His Name Is Alive | Home Is In Your Head | 4AD CAD 1013 | M/M | English pressing. | 10 | 965 | His Name Is Alive | Stars On E.S.P. | 4AD CAD 6010 | M/M | English pressing. | 10 | rock cds 5295 | AUTUMNS | THE ANGEL POOL | Risk | 24922 | | $7.00 | 5294 | AUTUMNS | SUICIDE AT STRELL PARK | Risk | 24902 | 4 track EP. | $3.00 | 1146 | DRUGSTORE | DRUGSTORE | Honey | 828-607 | | $6.00 | 1313 | DUDLEY, ANNE | ANCIENT AND MODERN | Echo | 000323 | | $6.00 | 156 | RIDE | LIVE LIGHT | Mutiny | 80002 | | $5.00 | 3061 | RIDE | TARANTULA | Sire | 61893 | | $5.00 | 1688 | SAKAMOTO, RYUICHI | BEAUTY | Virgin | 91294 | | $5.00 | 1689 | SAKAMOTO, RYUICHI | NEO GEO | Epic | 40994 | | $5.00 | 3916 | SAKAMOTO, RYUICHI | SMOOCHY | Milan | 35789 | | $8.00 | 1923 | ULTRA VIVID SCENE | ULTRA VIVID SCENE | 4AD | 47485 | 16 delicious tracks of electro pop. | $5.00 | ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 14:25:54 PDT From: "john kupchik" Subject: difference engine and shiFt i was wondering if anyone has heard difference engine's recent album "calidad" on bedazzled records. i have their first ep "breadmaker" on la-di-da records and i love it. all you people should buy it immediately, though i fear it may be out of print (it's from 94). Also, what the heck happened to shiFt? i have their immaculate ep "a folding sieve"(1994) but since then i've heard nothing. I saw somewhere recently they had (i think) a new 7" called "on two feet"/"soothed" but is this really them or is this the crappy major label band shift? i can't tell you how sick i felt after i bought an album called "spacesuit" by what i thought was my beloved shiFt from austin, texas, only to be horrified at the ugliness emanating from my speakers. this was no shiFt of mine! it's utter trash! they should put warning labels on the cd or something. anyway, did they break up or what?thanks to anyone with info. john p.s. does anyone else have smashing orange's first ep on native uk? anyone who hasn't heard this self-titled 7 song disc is missing out on one of the pioneering dream-pop creations ( it came out in early 1991, before loveless, although it doesn't really sound much like loveless. alittle like ride/slowdive, but unique all its own). FIND THIS IMMEDIATELY!!! trust me, you'll all love it. ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 07 May 98 17:35:05 CST From: Crios@dminet.davidson-marketing.com Subject: Re[2]: Monorail I think the monorail that I'm talking about is American because The address for them was ... ummmm... I forgot... but I do know it was somerwhere in the US... Crios ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 18:16:26 -0500 (CDT) From: James W Weber Subject: Re: difference engine and shiFt well because there is a really obnoxious hardcore band called shift signed to a pretty large label, capitol i think, they changed their name and are now called should. i believe they have a new song on a compilation cd coming out. james ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 19:39:34 -0500 From: erik Subject: Re: difference engine and shiFt > Also, what the heck happened to shiFt? i have their immaculate ep > "a folding sieve"(1994) but since then i've heard nothing. I saw > somewhere recently they had (i think) a new 7" called "on two > feet"/"soothed" but is this really them or is this the crappy major > label band shift? i can't tell you how sick i felt after i bought an > album called "spacesuit" by what i thought was my beloved shiFt from > austin, texas, only to be horrified at the ugliness emanating from my > speakers. this was no shiFt of mine! it's utter trash! they should put > warning labels on the cd or something. anyway, did they break up or > what?thanks to anyone with info. I am from Austin and have been trying to keep tabs on this brilliant band as well. First of all, they never play live, because everytime I saw the name "shift" it was with some punk band at Emo's and I said no-way!!! Well, I guess because of all of the confusion, they decided to change their name to "should". They are on the solutions and remedies comp, but I have not heard it. The "own two feet" is a very good 7-inch. It is a good progression from the early ep. They should have their new album out very soon. My sources say by the end of this month. I can't wait. Please everybody buy this. I know there are a lot of reccomendations on this list, but if you like slow music like bedhead and shoegazey stuff, you will fall in love with "a folding sieve". bumblebeetuna, erik ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 17:41:12 -0700 From: aaron Subject: Re: difference engine and shiFt RE: new difference engine yeah, i got the cd from Daniel. it's nothing like their old album. For one thing, the male singer left some time ago so the female singer does almost everything on this one, besides a bit of male backing. it's good pop. They shed their old sound. Good for them. aaron ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 17:47:51 -0700 From: aaron Subject: Re: difference engine and shiFt > p.s. does anyone else have smashing orange's first ep on native uk? > anyone who hasn't heard this self-titled 7 song disc is missing out > on one of the pioneering dream-pop creations ( it came out in early > 1991, before loveless, although it doesn't really sound much like > loveless. alittle like ride/slowdive, but unique all its own). FIND > THIS IMMEDIATELY!!! trust me, you'll all love it. I don't like it much. I had heard before I got it that it was the one to get for the swirly sound and yeah, they do have some of the good kinds of sound from that period but there's just something about smashing orange i don't like. it just doesn't fit together the way i like it. I rank them among the shoegaze imposters, like, uh, that one group from california (heh, that's specific). aaron ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 19:58:43 -0500 (EST) From: LIQUID_FMO907 Subject: Re: Monorail Talking about that comp. .. i really enjoy listening Polar " Michiko", very nice song!!! Any info about POlar?? f ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 00:27:46 -0700 From: "ryan cosebom" Subject: HipMetaphysic if you like the 5ep, or gusgus, or sweettrip, etc... check out the online flyer for this show in san francisco... http://home.pacbell.net/cosboom/hip.html it's only two dollars to come and you will walk away with three new favorite bands haha. ryan ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 08:34:17 EDT From: M242557sm Subject: Re: polar polar is from gainesville, one of their members has an a.o.l. account, if you want to get in touch with them, she is very nice!! they play once a week almost, from what i understand, but i have never gotten the chance to drive up and see them.. although, i am told that claire de lion is going to release some kind of ep or cd for them in the near future.. if you want to get in touch with kristen from polar, email me priavtely and ill give you her email address.. take care. shane. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 19:11:23 +0200 From: palomar@mail.sendanet.es Subject: Re: FSA >anyone heard the first movietone s/t album? is it great? It is great. Get it. Soooo beautiful. vinyl only? No, cd as well Love Jorge ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 18:16:07 -0400 (EDT) From: mike p Subject: Re: polar/monorail > polar is from gainesville, one of their members has an a.o.l. account, if you > want to get in touch with them, she is very nice!! > they play once a week almost, from what i understand, but i have never gotten > the chance to drive up and see them.. hi this is mike of monorail. polar are friends of mine, they used to play shows weekly (very quiet and folky compared to mechiko tho), but they played their last show ever last week. one of the ghuitarrists is moving to chicago, but they intend to keep recording. they did a LP length tape thats similar to michiko (its one of the songs) but i don't know how to get it other than if someone in the band dubs it for you.. their all busy people tho, so you didn't hear that from me:) their recent material is VERY mojave 3. bit more effected still tho. sine there was mention of it on the list.. monorail is me and, erm, however im working with at the moment. ive got some upcoming stuff.. watch for darla comps in the next few months. and a mini LP on fuzzybox.. um, when its done. 2 months? mike ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 9 May 98 03:55:16 UT From: "Lisa Johnson" Subject: lsd One more quick question: I just aquired a copy of Love Spirals Downward's "Ever" (for $1!) and must say I'm quite impressed! Gorgeous vocals and melodies without the (IMO) oppressive gothic vibe which plagues many Projekt releases... apologies to anyone offended by that! My question: how does "Ardor" compare to the lovely "Ever"? Peace, Gary ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 9 May 98 03:49:12 UT From: "Lisa Johnson" Subject: telescopes I sense this has been asked before, but here goes: Are there any Telescopes' fans on this list who could suggest which EP of theirs is worth tracking down? I've listened to the S/T LP, and the Flying EP from 1991, and found both of them enjoyable, yet ultimately lacking that elusive something. Both the Taste collection and Dead Girl Walking EP circa 1989 sound like a noisy garage band... a different sound entirely from the aforementioned dreampoppish Creation releases. Which leaves the Telescopes EP, Everso EP, and Celeste EP's from the period in between (90-91on Creation)... can anybody describe/recommend these EP's to a Slowdive/Ride(early!)/MBV fan? Any response appreciated, Gary ------------------------------ End of Avalyn Digest Vol.98 #76 ********************************
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