Friday, July 27, 2012

I.Q.-S/T, 12" EP, AUSTRALIA, 1983




Australia's Ken Davis has been dishing out textbook New Age treacle (sample title: Pan Flutes By The Ocean) to a global audience of yoga mat-bound acolytes for quite some time now (his youtube hits come close to 4 million), but back in the early 80's, he could be found helming arch new wavers IQ, who despite having no relation to the wince-inducing UK neo-proggers of the same name were similarly steeped in pose and emulation. Youtube clips show 'em wielding dual Fairlights and fronted by a pouty Gary Numan clone while dressed like extras from A Flock Of Seagulls video shoot (it's un-embeddable but you can check out the video here), but the hooky arpeggiating arithmetic of their structures and plaintive vocalizing (sometimes in a vaguely later-Hawkwind style) will launch several of these ditties squarely at the nearest minimal synth geek's g-spot. Thanks to blog friend Ward for dredging up this one!


Get it via Rapidshare Here

23 comments:

apf said...

Thank you!

Holly said...

Many thanks for this!

Anonymous said...

I've downloaded this twice and the files come up defective on WinRAR.

Anonymous said...

erased by rapidshare :(

"Descarga no disponible
La siguiente descarga no está disponible:
https://rapidshare.com/files/1282913521/IQST.zip | 58.79 MB
El archivo del vínculo anterior ya no existe. Esto podría deberse a varias razones:
El cargador borró el archivo.
El archivo tenía contenidos ilegales y nuestro equipo contra el abuso lo borró de nuestros servidores.
El vínculo es incorrecto.
El servidor está ocupado y no puede procesar la solicitud."

Melmoth said...

'File abused' already? Assuming this release is as unavailable as it looks to be, could the take-down be due to it being a too-discomfiting revisionism of Ken's current new age 'treacle'? One hopes not. Anyways if there's no clear grounds for the removal a re-up would be great!

Myles said...

Fantastic! vocals recall Peter Hammill at times, especailly on the 2nd track. That video is beyond amazing.

Anonymous said...

can your reupload The Loop Orchestra albums????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Anonymous said...

do you have Tass 2 ?

Jaime Ortiz said...

WAO NUTZZ! thats the year I was born

Check out the new sounds coming from PANAMA !

http://bontown.bandcamp.com/album/ortegas-la-cabra

www.bontown.org

chiton said...

bHello friend.
please,can you reupload this
rapidshare say ilegal. Why?.
it,s a shame,the censors working all day against freedom and culture.
surrender or we're finished
live free internet
and culture
thanks friend
regards

Anonymous said...

Oh No!! can you please fix the download link?? the youtube video is so enticing!

Anonymous said...

Download link does not work!

Anonymous said...

rapidshare sucks!

better use mediafire!!!

please, wanna download something! )=

JDG said...

That video is so bad - it's like every New Wave cliche packed into 4 minutes. But the song is really good!

Anonymous said...

Please reup IQ. Youtube link is fantastic.

saint slade said...

Not on topic here, but if you're a fan of Blacklight Braille, a local radio station had an interview with Owen Knight last Thursday night. It's available at http://www.peakofnormal.org/

Anonymous said...

Rapidshare was found guilty of copyright infringement by the German government about a month and a half ago and have been forced to take draconian measures on the files they allow to be uploaded. You might want to look at another source for your uploads.

Anonymous said...

Could you please re-upload "Stenblomma - Alla träd har samma rot"?

Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

DepositFiles

Holly said...

NOT deposit files, rapidgator or freakshare - or friggin' Mediafire. *Currently* Mirror Creator, Adrive, Zippyshare and, yes, ye olde Divshare safest/best for both up & downloaders. Could change tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered this gem of a music blog trying to find some music by Bernard Paganotti. Your selection is beyond impressive, keep up the great work! Also, not sure if this is the right place to recommend, but "Hagyou" by Jim O'Rourke, Akita Sakata, YOSHIMIO is a fantastic album that would fit perfectly with the rest of this library. cheers!

Anonymous said...

can you re-upload please?

Anonymous said...

RE-UP ASAP