Monday, 26 September 2011

Pattern and Shape

Picked this up quite cheap a while ago.  There are four of Looking and Seeing book,  Pattern and Shape, The Development of Shape, The Shapes we Need and The Shape of Towns.
For more images from Pattern and Shape go here. Lots of pics of Harlow in this one.

A Day out by the sea with Noise and Oddness

Went to Brighton on Saturday with my friend Mr Stevens, who was playing at Splitting The Atom IV which was at The Green Door Store (just round the corner from the station. Very handy) We arrived a tad early so headed of down to the North Lanes to visit my favourite eating place in Brighton Kensingtons. Mr Stevens had one of the big Kensington Veggie breakfasts, and was more than satisfied with it. I had a rather wonderful Bacon and Avocado sandwich. After eating this we decided we should head back to the Green Door.
The Green Door Store is under Brighton Station (sort of) and is all stone cobbled floors and bear brick walls.  We hung around for a bit and had a beer, dropped our bags and cases of and headed back into Brighton. This time we popped into  Snoopers Paradise where I spent all of £2 on a couple of old Cine magazines from 1961. Mr Stevens picked up a couple of photos and a book. A swift pint in another pub and it was back to The Green Door Store to watch the excellent Noteherder and McCloud. Lots of throb and drone from an SH101 accompanied by a beautiful echo drenched Saxophone, what more could you want. Another fav of mine on the day was the wonderful Aqua Dentata  who for the duration of his set sat on a chair crossed legged and played a very haunting sweepy drone for about 20 mins. Nothing more nothing less, and it worked for me.  He also wore a very fetching jumper. Mr Stevens played a blinding and blistering noise set using an SH101 and a childrens flashy toy thing which was all going through his home made contraptions.  Mr Stevens was not to happy with his set, but I can assure you it was very good. After a few more swift beers it was of to the station for us to get the 9.33 home. I must briefly mention the annoying woman on the 9.33 who decided to talk to someone on her phone very very loudly about her holiday in Spain. Her top comment was "wel yer see there was only bout 7500 peeple killed in the Spanish inquisition over 300 years, so it won't that bad really, was it? know wot I mean" Rumour has it that there will be another Splitting the Atom in March. I def hope to go. So should you.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A couple of fine tunes and vids

Just a couple of fine tunes by Douglas E Powell and Simon Heartfield. Both totally different musical styles and totally different vids, and both hit the spot with me. Well done Gents.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Electronic Space Age Exotic Album Covers

If like me you love old obscure record cover Artwork, then you can not go wrong by having a look at Space Age Pop a Go - GO. Above is just a selection of some of the wonderful covers collected by Christopher Evens on this site. If Albums with titles like Hi Fi Fo Fum, Astro Sounds from Beyond the Year 2000, Bachelors Guide to the Galaxy, Hawaii goes a go - go, Mmm Nice! and Mallet Mischief are your thing, then you can't go wrong with this site. There does seem to be a lot of Pop - up - windows on this site, so make sure you have them pop ups blocked.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Test Transmission Archive Reel 5

Test Transmission Archive Reel 5 now on Mixcloud. This time round we have Sisters Of Transistors, Current 93, Carya Amara, The Seekers, Belbury Poly , Klaus Sultze and much much more.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Peter Zinovieff and EMS

A quick documentary on Peter Zinovieff founder of EMS Studios and inventor of the VCS3 Synth, Synthi 100 and Synthi A. I do not have one of these Synths, but I know a man who did.
Synthi A