Again Rather Interesting presents the result of a collaboration that already proved their skills. This time under the name 'Masters of Psychedelic Ambience', Tetsu Inoue and Atom Heart produced the CD entitled 'Mu'. The Japanese word 'Mu' stands for 'emptyness' but more in a spiritual sense. The music on 'Mu' stands for innovative ambience' that is far away from all kinds of cliches we know so far. 'Mu' contains 27 titles that reach from chilling monochrome tones to weird layered dub grooves de-synchronizing your perception, drifting and spaced out. Some people say 'Mu' refers to 'trip' experiences but 'Rather Interesting' of course denies the connection to any kind of drugs.
Tune In, Turn On (subtitled To the Hippest Commercials of the Sixties) is an album by Benny Golson featuring music from television advertisements recorded in 1967 and released on the Verve label.
2016 three CD collection. As that noted hipster Plato once observed, when the mode of the music changes, the walls of the city shake. And there was certainly a whole lotta shakin' goin' on in 1967. A distended Summer of Love saw psychedelic pop emerging from the underground clubs to infiltrate the home-grown music scene mainstream, with the vast majority following in the footsteps of perennial market leaders The Beatles in surrendering to the new genre. As the year progressed, it seemed that more or less every element of the British pop world had been swept up in the blissed-out UFOria. Beat boom survivors, R&B stalwarts, sharp-suited mods, Swinging London soul revues, earnest acoustic folkies, Denmark Street hustlers, traditional pop acts… all abandoned or refined their previous identities to make music that reflected the ubiquitous influence of psychedelia in it's myriad paisley-patterned guises. Across four hours and eighty tracks, the all-singing, not-much-dancing Let's Go Down And Blow Our Minds anticipates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love to chronicle a tumultuous twelve-month period of music-making within the British Isles.
"(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" is extraordinary and magical; like the Box Tops' "The Letter," it's one of those little two-minute blasts of pop which brought the transistor radio to life and which is the proverbial breath of fresh air on oldies radio stations daring enough to play psychedelia. Psychedelic Lollipop is the real thing; the Blues Magoos on the LP cover look like Captain Kirk abandoned them on some forgotten Star Trek planet, and the music inside the sleeve is authentic acid rock. They stretch John D. Loudermilk's "Tobacco Road" across four-and-a-half Seeds-style minutes, obliterating the Nashville Teens' 1964 hit recording in the process.
The line-up on this newly released bootleg is said to consist of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger, which tells us that this was probably recorded in that short period of time in 1971, estimated to 6 months, when Ralf Hütter had left the band. Supposedly, the recording was made at the Gondel Kino in Bremen, Germany on June 25, 1971. And it's an interesting recording.
Radio Massacre International comprises Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums) Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, keyboards). Since 1993 they have been building a catalogue of epic electronic improvisations, distilled into permanent records by the wonders of digital editing.
Frozen North (1995). "Frozen North" is the debut official release by Radio Massacre International. Duncan Goddard and Steve Dinsdale on electronic devices ancient and modern, and Gary Houghton on vibro-plank. The two CD set features pieces ranging from 7 to 40 minutes in length. The first disc showcases the range of RMI, videos for three of the tracks have been broadcast extensively on MTV's 'Chill Out Zone' and 'Party Zone' shows…