Wednesday, May 9, 2007

WOO-WHICHEVER WAY YOU ARE GOING, YOU ARE GOING WRONG, LP, 1981, UK




Absolute unsung genius from the Ives brothers, who comprise Woo. On this debut LP of theirs, attenuated assemblages of finespun acoustic guitar filigree, clarinet, rhythm box, keyboards, singing bowls and pixiephone are subjected to exceedingly subtle and clever processing in a way that makes this sound like nothing so much as a drug addled and rhythm box-assisted Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Uncanny and weirdly affecting.

Get it Here

12 comments:

doc kwan said...

yep, this is sho 'nuff an under the radar classic, think Jade Warrior meets Can (along with the PCO reference) in your bedroom with your toys and you've been Woo-ed...

fuzztunnel said...

So good I had to go and buy one.

Pober Saltine said...

An absolute delight. I still have all my Woo LPs but have never digitized them, so consequently haven't played them in ages. Thanks for resurrecting this!

Anonymous said...

those Woo were GREAT.. similar to no one in particular, really ipnotic
Thanks, your blog is a real cultural experience.
Poseur

Anonymous said...

Unsung genius?
Unpaid genius?
Get it Here: http://www.woo-music.com/whichever-download-acoustic-music.htm

JB said...

Thank you. Thank you . Thank you.

I cannot thank you enough, Random Stranger.

I was literally contemplating a digital transfer of "Whichever..." and in the middle of other business, Yahoo'ed the title.

Found you.

I am tingling and almost teary. I promise to pay forward this gift in your honor.

Ku-f*cking-dos.
I haven't heard this in ages... ages... God.

Frédito said...

Beautiful. A belated thank you !
(I found this album here a couple of years ago, and have finally taken the time to properly listen to the music)
Weirdly affecting indeed...

ainafets said...

did woo make another album besides this?????

Anonymous said...

any chance of a reupload??

edlorado said...

thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Could you please re-upload this! Its cozy inside is great ,would love to check this out!

David said...

Please re-upload this, I can't find it anywhere! =(