Thursday, July 3, 2008

RON GEESIN-AS HE STANDS, LP, 1973, UK




This quintessential British nutter's c.v. (which includes stints as Pink Floyd's arranger on Atom Heart Mother and Roger Waters' collaborator on "Music From The Body") is likely well known to most MS followers and his inimitably screwy and instantly identifiable sonic imprint is writ large across this, his second proper LP (third if you count his uncharacteristically abstract library music release "Electrosound"). Second only to his later "Right Through" in the mindfuck sweepstakes, this delirious masterstroke weds blithering Python-esque bulldada to wry and impishly capering cod classical arrangements, queasy and wheezy electronic themes (a few straight out out of the Wendy Carlos cookbook) and elegant little acoustic guitar etudes, with bits and bobs of music hall, ragtime, musique concret and sundry other unlikely genres tossed in for maximal head scratching potential.

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10 comments:

vido said...

Geesin's son Dan is living in Amsterdam and also makes music, mostly songs with peddle harmonium. Check: www.geesin.nl

vido said...

Geesin's son Dan is living in Amsterdam and also makes music, mostly songs with peddle harmonium. Check: www.geesin.nl

Anonymous said...

This was released as a "two-fer" on CD along with "A Raise of Eyebrows".

>Pink Floyd's arranger on Atom Heart Mother and Roger Waters' collaborator on "Music From The Body")

Ron was easily as much composer of "AHM" as any of the members of Pink Floyd were....
There is a DVD documentary out now about this , which is well worth investigating

Ron also composed the bulk of the wonderful "Music From the Body" , (easily the best thing Waters ever did outside of Floyd)

~vdorje

chris said...

crazy album, defiantly a head scratcher. Some cool sounds tho

thanks for the rip

lov

clu

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