Monday, May 28, 2007

ALPHABETICAL UPLOADS OF WHACKED OUT SINGLES PT. 3

What follows is the third installment in my ongoing series of postings of singles from the vdoandsound archives.




ART ZOYD-SANGRIA/SOMETHING IN LOVE, 1971, FRANCE
None of the members of Art Zoyd who are responsible for this band's legendary string of brilliant, doomy R.I.O. albums were in the band at the time of the recording of this early 70's single. Oddly enough, early model Art Zoyd were in fact purveyors of excellent flaming acid rock with something of an akin to Richard Pinhas' pre-Heldon unit Schizo.




A 3 DANS LES WC-CONTAGION/CHIC-CHOC, 1978, FRANCE
Wonderfully bent French minimal synthy post punk with a sound that finds layers of anxiety and unexpected emotional gravity buried within wheezy little themes and skeletal structures via some exceedingly high strung vocals and outbursts of unexpected emotion that burst out of this cold wave with out-of-left-field poignancy.




AUS LAUTER LIEBE-EIN HERZ UND EINE KRONE/HOT LOVER (MABEL R.), 1980, GERMANY
Two streams of piss landing on rock's decrepit corpse as heard on a transistor radio...sitting in the next room. Ridiculous but strangely gripping work from this anarchic Neue Deutsche Welle group.




AUS LAUTER LIEBE-PINGELIG/DAS TOR ZUR WELT, 1981, GERMANY
By the time of this second single, Aus Lauter Liebe's dysfunctional disjointed clatter had congealed into something resembling rudimentary song form, albeit of an all-knees-and-elbows variety. Highly amusing and bent shit!




LES BANANAS-PAPACHO/LEA-LEO, 1973, FRANCE
Side A of this ultra-obscure French oddity sounds like War composing the theme music for a sequel to Sanford And Son. Weirdly amusing in it's own way, but more a goof than anything. As for the B side, well...thats a different story. Imagine Jean Cohen-Solal and Malon leading a stampede of elephants through Traffic Sound's hallucinogenic Peruvian jungle.




BATTERY FARLEY-S/T, 2x7" EP, 1985, USA
Some very confused boys who don't know whether they want to be a wonderful melancholic-minimal-synth-into-arty-postpunk unit or a cheeseball political hardcore group of the sorriest stripe. Fortunately, the former outweighs the latter and those 5 tracks are lovely things indeed.




THE BEAKERS-RED TOWEL/FOOTBALL SEASON IS IN FULL SWING, 1980, USA
Appealingly brittle Gang Of Four cum Blurt anxiety riddled post punk from an Washington outfit whose principal claim too fame is that this single was produced by a pre-Ministry Bill Rieflin.




PHIL BEDEL-BELLS ON ICE/A BAO A QU, 1980, USA
This is a record of minimal synth sounds, but it's not "minimal synth". Bedel's sequences unfurl in metallically resonant Tietchens-like tendrils in an extremely minimal fashion for the 13 minute duration of this EP length single, making this the perfect lead-out track...

Get part one Here

Get part two Here

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats & thanks ! A request :

AC MARIAS : "So" / "Drop" (7" on Dome records) never reissued, apparently she disowns this release

Always welcome : CARLOS ALOMAR, AMI MARIE, SUZY ANDREWS, BOOSTER, MICHAEL BUNDT, ELECTRONIC SYSTEM, FLYING LIZARDS, HYPOTHETICAL PROPHETS, KRISMA, MATHÉMATIQUES MODERNES, MELON (Japan), DIE PARTEI, SPRUNG AUS DEN WOLKEN, XAO SEFFCHEQUE UND DER REST, XR7, ZINTHETYZËR and lots more NDW, what with the Planet New Wave blogspot so suddenly gone ! (All tips as to commercially available reissues are welcome.)

kevinass said...

how many times a day does someone profess their love for mutant sounds?......i'm on my knees.......

Anonymous said...

Hey Eric,

"Flag Waving Idiots" is a hoot! Pretty embarrassing...! I see what you mean!

But some of the other stuff (the majority) is amazing.

Thank you!

-Anon

landruc said...

Great! I was beginning to fear this series would be discontinued.

Anonymous said...

Another request : AR & MACHINES "Echo" 2lp ('72). But most of all that AC MARIAS 7" produced by Bruce Gilbert & Graham Lewis...

vdoandsound said...

Anonymous 1-Don't have that AC Marias, unfortunately. Look for Mathematique Moderne and Dei Partei in the coming days...

Anonymous 2-Echo was recently posted here:

http://lostintyme.blogspot.com/2007/05/achim-reichel-machines-1972-echo.html

Michael said...

Holy molly . . . that BATTERY FARLEY record is one beautifully lost and tweaked record for sure. Any chance their Dress For Obscurity 12" (same label, 1987) might be as good?

Roger said...

Battery Farley - Dress For Obscurity (1987)
http://aberrantadherents.blogspot.com/2011/04/battery-farley-dress-for-obscurity.html

Anonymous said...

Excellent blog, and I love the "Alphabetical Uploads of Whacked Out Singles" series. Could you upload them all to Rapidlibrary. (The Megaupload links are no more...)

Thanks!