Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the excellent new album by former King Crimson violinist and Mellotron player David Cross & Sean Quinn, "Cold Sky Blue”. The album is a sonic melting pot taking in Prog, Ambient, Synthpop & even a sprinkling of Dubstep, which is simultaneously timeless & modern. Sean Quinn states; "I was always interested in ambient music & was working on a solo album which includes a collaboration with Roedelius. I started thinking about other artists I admired involved in ambient music. My all-time favourite band is King Crimson (72-74 line-up) and I was particularly fascinated by David’s contribution to the band - his melodic sense is incredible”…
Flushed from Fayetteville, North Carolina-where they thought they could remain comfortably obscure-by our release of their only album, the Runners have recently re-surfaced. Issued in ultra-limited quantity by B.T. Puppy in 1970-and now changing hands for sums more familiar to NASDAQ-this is an other-worldly blend of sweet female blotter acid harmonies, hypnotic Farfisa and high-octane fuzz guitar histrionics.
Malcolm McLaren, of Sex Pistols fame, made teenager Annabella Lwin the centerpiece of his next creation. Backing her with members of Adam & the Ants, they were dubbed Bow Wow Wow and released See Jungle! See Jungle! in 1981. The focus was on style and the music was a mix of dance and new wave always with a heavy nod toward percussion. The results are mixed and you sometimes have the feeling that you are hearing the same song repeated. However, it's difficult not to find yourself drumming your fingers to the frantic beats. Lwin makes sure that you never forget that she's only 15, either through her vocal delivery or her outright declarations (as on "Chihuahua"). The band also serves up an interesting spaghetti Western instrumental on "Orang-outang" and everything falls into place on "Go Wild in the Country," with Lwin's uninhibited shrieks touting the merits of getting away from it all.
A sixty and something year old captain has been raising for ten years a girl since she was six in his old fishing vessel that is permanently anchored offshore with the intention of marrying her on her seventeenth birthday. He survives bringing fishermen to fish in the vessel and predicting the future using his bow and shooting arrows in a Buddhist painting on the hull of the vessel while the girl moves back and forth in a swing.
“When I was a kid growing up and playing in the woods I met an old guy who went by the name "McCaleb". Mac as I came to call him, talked about the old time woodsmen and many of the tricks they had to deal with wilderness living. He called these folks "Woodsmasters" because they had special skills that made them masters of the woods, each and every one of them had the essential skills to make it on the land. That is the purpose behind this video series… to teach the skills needed to live in the wilds…. like a Woodsmaster.”
Though its musical legacy was brief, Malcolm McLaren's post-Sex Pistols project Bow Wow Wow left its mark on the 1980s as much as contemporaries like Adam and the Ants and Culture Club. This entry in the cross-promotional VH1 Classics/BMG '80s retrospective series features hits like the punky "C30, C60, C90, Go" and the Bo Diddley-influenced "I Want Candy," as well as also-rans like the intriguing rockabilly-jungle hybrid "Aphrodisiac," the loopy "Go Wild in the Country" (the latter complete with teen singer Annabella Lwin's modern primitive free-associations), and the Debbie Harry-esque "Mile High Club."