Monday, October 26, 2009

COOLNESS ALERT! TOM FAZZINI-NECK TO NECK

The nature of my posts here generally follow a pre-set pattern, but I'm gonna depart here to celebrate a current release, as it's one of the big daddy titles of outwardly bound fuckery that I'd intended to ultimately share here, only the fine folks at Locust Music got their first and gave this glorious thing a proper reissue. Since that's the case, and since it's an album that I've been flying a private flag for over the years, I'd like to just take a moment to highlight what a demented lost gem this is and to offer a few tracks for you to hear and come to your own conclusions about, as this seems like the sorta release that could fly under lots of folks' radar if they weren't hepped to it's existence.

Originally issued in 1984 on the short lived cult label A-Mission (responsible for releases by Metgumnerbone, Asmus Tietchens and O Yuki Conjugate among others), this left field treasure chest opens to unveil a uniquely human and fried (and sometimes hilariously limp and dejected sounding) form of mutated synth pop that mates the smurfy insularity of NWW-listers Bomis Prendin to the quease atmospheres and jerry rigged electronic structures of The Storm Bugs and the primitive synthetics and campily declamatory spieling of Todd Clark or Ian Macfarlane to Frankie Teardrop-like Suicide-al psychodramatics. Only happier. Some 12 years on from here, Messr. Fazzini would reemerge as one third of Leaf label recording artists A Small Good Thing and latterly, as simply Fazzini for Chicago's Locust Music, who've now taken upon themselves to gift the world with this much earlier screwiness of his. Check out a couple of tracks
Here and if you're life's been enriched for the effort, think about picking one of these up from Locust Music Here

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing. I just ordered a few copies. If the rest of the record is as demented as these cuts, this will be one more prized item added to add to my collection thanks to mutant sounds.

Anonymous said...

appreciate the effort but all download slots are full. Megaupload almost always works better for a single post in one day, as too many people are trying to download this at once. Rapidshare is real fussy about that - not so much Megaupload. Thanks, though, maybe i'll be able to grab this later.

Anonymous said...

I had same problem with rapidshare, too. But I found one of the song on here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Locust-Music/152468597852

wonderful song and great find as forever. i think i should get the album soon.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! This post is the best, as always!

Ranger said...

why the hell are you using rapidshare?!?! they are the worst!!! mega upload all the way...That is such bs about "all slots being full" stingy fucks...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this announcement and the two tracks. I went immediately to eMusic and grabbed the whole album and it is great. Will probably grab the vinyl this week, as it IS that good!

Anonymous said...

Is there any way you could upload Cardboards - Greatest Hits Volume Two? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thank YOU

Anonymous said...

Yea mr mutant don't use rapidshare they treat those that don't pay like shit.

oldskool said...

I like Rapidshare. And why not pay 50 bucks *a year* if you use it a lot? Why people want everything for free if someone puts up a good service and has to invest heaps of money, I do not understand. -- The two tracks are truly amazing, thank you!

oldskool said...

Oh, one more thing: Could anyone provide "A Small Good Thing" by Slim Westerners including Tom Fazzini?

Christoph said...

Hi, I have a tape you might be interested in, L.G. Mair, Jr., Electronic Dreamscapes on Irre Tapes. Please get back to me if you are.

vdoandsound said...

Hi Christoph,

I would indeed! You can send the upload link to:
pantheonbar@gmail.com and I'll happily credit you for the contribution...