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EXTENSIVE 3CD SET EXPLORING THE UK’S AVANT-GARDE AND EXPERIMENTAL SCENE
IN THE WAKE OF PUNK ROCK AND POST-PUNK.

AMBIENT IMPROVISATION, SPOKEN WORD, SOLO AND GROUP PERFORMANCES, PERCUSSION PIECES, NOISE, TAPE MANIPULATION, MODERN CLASSICAL, MUSIQUE CONCRETE, FOUND SOUND, SERIAL COMPOSITION…

FROM ESTABLISHED NAMES TO LESSER KNOWN EXPERIMENTALISTS AND EXPLORERS; THROBBING GRISTLE, THE POP GROUP, HENRY COW, NURSE WITH WOUND, ROBERT FRIPP, MORGAN FISHER, FRED FRITH, PSYCHIC TV, ROBERT WYATT, SOFT MACHINE, SWELL MAPS, MARK PERRY, 23 SKIDOO, CHRIS AND COSEY, CLOCK DVA, DAVID CUNNINGHAM, LOL COXHILL, AMM III, GAVIN BRYARS, MARTIN HANNETT, WILL SARGEANT, THIS HEAT AND MANY MORE….

COMPILED ALPHABETICALLY AND UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CHANCE AND CHAOS.

ACCOMPANYING ESSAY FROM MARK PAYTRESS (MOJO, THE GUARDIAN, ROLLING STONE, CRAWDADDY).

COMPILED BY THE TEAM BEHIND THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR SERIES AND THE RECENT BEST-SELLER ELECTRICAL LANGUAGE.

A year in the making, ‘Further Perspectives And Distortion’ presents a snapshot of the UK’s experimental and avant-garde music scene, observed through the paradigm-shifting lense of the post punk revolution and bringing together disparate names from across the experimental spectrum. This is a long-overdue look at the ‘other side’ of the freedom offered by the tectonic shifts in the musical landscape in 1976 & 1977.

For all of the upheaval of that mid-late ‘70s demolition of musical boundaries, the guitar and the search for a saleable melody continued to dominate. But for the willing the opportunity also arose to operate free of such commercial concessions, and in tandem with the explosion of angular guitar music and electronic pop (and often alongside those sounds on the same album or EP) came a wealth of exploratory and experimental material which, for the first time, demanded an audience beyond the culture set and the art world. From speed-fuelled kids bursting with raw talent and homemade electronic gizmos to trained composers and writers with a new, fresh audience to explore, herein lay the flipside – literally, in many of these recordings’ cases – of the independent explosion and the newfound ability to find homes (and stockists) for even the most unruly of sounds.

By design, ‘Further Perspectives And Distortion’ seeks to comfort, challenge and question in equal measure.

THE TITLE (+ THE COVER DESIGN) PAY HOMAGE TO THE ORIGINAL CHERRY RED ALBUM PERSPECTIVES AND DISTORTION FROM ’81

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

1. TRAIL OF TRAPS – Alterations
2. THE FORCE IS BLIND – Alternative TV
3. CONVERGENCE – AMM III
4. HANG TEN –
…And The Native Hipsters
5. RATS AND MONKEYS – Art Bears
6. INTELLECTUAL STANCE – A Tent
7. OVERSPREADING ART GENIUS – Blancmange
8. POSITIVE PARANOIA/THE CITY IN THE SEA – Bodhi Beat Poets
9. AFTER MENDELSSOHN (137 YEARS) – Gavin Bryars
10. LMC 1979 –
Paul Burwell And David Toop
11. THE GIANT’S FEET –
Chris And Cosey
12. EXERCISE IN MAGNETIC TAPE NO 4 – Clock DVA
13. REFRESHMENT BREAK –
Bob Cobbing
14. GENERAL STRIKE –
Lindsay Cooper
15. VASE –
Lol Coxhill And Morgan Fisher
16. ERROR SYSTEM (BAGFGAB) – David Cunningham
17. HER MASTER’S VOICE-
Deux Filles
18. BRIGHTON, PT. 1 – Doof
19. JOHN OF PATMOS –
Eyeless In Gaza

DISC TWO

1. BURNING FEET – Faction
2. THINK – Five Or Six
3. MINIATURE – Robert Fripp
4. THE BOY BEATS THE RAMS (KLUK TLUCE BERANY) – Fred Frith
5. BLADES SPIN NOTIONS – Ron Geesin
6. MZUI (EXTRACT) –
bcGilbert, glewis And russellMills
7. NIGHT BY THE SEA –
Bill Gilonis And Tim Hodgkinson
8. PROCESSION (FT NICO) –
Martin Hannett And Steve Hopkins
9. WOODEN HEARTTHROB OF PEKING – Kevin Harrison
10. INDUSTRY – Henry Cow
11. MUSIC FOR THE HANGING OF A MINISTER – Het
12. JUNSHI – Hula
13. SOUNDS THAT SAVED MY LIFE (HOMAGE TO K.S.) – George Melly
14. (EXTRACT FROM) THE COMPASSION AND HUMANITY OF MARGARET THATCHER – No Artist
15. DOWN THE SINK –
Nocturnal Emissions
16. I WAS NO LONGER HIS DOMINANT (ALTERNATE VERSION) –
Nurse With Wound
17. DEATH LOOKS DOWN – Mark Perry
18. IN THE NURSERY – Psychic TV

DISC THREE

1. PARALYSIS – Robert Rental
2. JAPANESE HEADSET –
Second Layer
3. SCENE X – Will Sergeant
4. SCATTERED STRATEGIES/OBLIQUE REFERENCES – Nigel Simpkins
5. KAYOO – Soft Machine
6. OPUS – Stinky Winkles
7. ROBOT FACTORY – Swell Maps
8. WWBC – Test Dept
9. NOSTRADAMUS –
The Door And The Window
10. CHANGEZ LES BLOCKEURS (EXTRACT) – The New Blockaders
11. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT – The Pop Group
12. CROSSOVER – The Wildings
13. BRICKYARD – The Work
14. 24 TRACK LOOP – This Heat
15. ZYKLON B ZOMBIE –
Throbbing Gristle
16. BANISHING – 23 Skidoo
17. PALE YELLOW – Two
18. DRINKING AND HOOTING MACHINE? – John White
19. MUSICAL BOX – Trevor Wishart
20. RANGERS IN THE NIGHT –
Robert Wyatt
21. BAPTISM OF FIRE – Zos Kia

Artists

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Format

Genre

DISC ONE

1. TRAIL OF TRAPS - Alterations
2. THE FORCE IS BLIND - Alternative TV
3. CONVERGENCE – AMM III
4. HANG TEN –
…And The Native Hipsters
5. RATS AND MONKEYS – Art Bears
6. INTELLECTUAL STANCE – A Tent
7. OVERSPREADING ART GENIUS – Blancmange
8. POSITIVE PARANOIA/THE CITY IN THE SEA - Bodhi Beat Poets
9. AFTER MENDELSSOHN (137 YEARS) - Gavin Bryars
10. LMC 1979 –
Paul Burwell And David Toop
11. THE GIANT'S FEET –
Chris And Cosey
12. EXERCISE IN MAGNETIC TAPE NO 4 – Clock DVA
13. REFRESHMENT BREAK –
Bob Cobbing
14. GENERAL STRIKE –
Lindsay Cooper
15. VASE –
Lol Coxhill And Morgan Fisher
16. ERROR SYSTEM (BAGFGAB) – David Cunningham
17. HER MASTER'S VOICE-
Deux Filles
18. BRIGHTON, PT. 1 – Doof
19. JOHN OF PATMOS –
Eyeless In Gaza

DISC TWO

1. BURNING FEET – Faction
2. THINK - Five Or Six
3. MINIATURE – Robert Fripp
4. THE BOY BEATS THE RAMS (KLUK TLUCE BERANY) – Fred Frith
5. BLADES SPIN NOTIONS – Ron Geesin
6. MZUI (EXTRACT) –
bcGilbert, glewis And russellMills
7. NIGHT BY THE SEA –
Bill Gilonis And Tim Hodgkinson
8. PROCESSION (FT NICO) -
Martin Hannett And Steve Hopkins
9. WOODEN HEARTTHROB OF PEKING – Kevin Harrison
10. INDUSTRY - Henry Cow
11. MUSIC FOR THE HANGING OF A MINISTER – Het
12. JUNSHI – Hula
13. SOUNDS THAT SAVED MY LIFE (HOMAGE TO K.S.) – George Melly
14. (EXTRACT FROM) THE COMPASSION AND HUMANITY OF MARGARET THATCHER – No Artist
15. DOWN THE SINK –
Nocturnal Emissions
16. I WAS NO LONGER HIS DOMINANT (ALTERNATE VERSION) –
Nurse With Wound
17. DEATH LOOKS DOWN – Mark Perry
18. IN THE NURSERY - Psychic TV

DISC THREE

1. PARALYSIS – Robert Rental
2. JAPANESE HEADSET –
Second Layer
3. SCENE X - Will Sergeant
4. SCATTERED STRATEGIES/OBLIQUE REFERENCES – Nigel Simpkins
5. KAYOO – Soft Machine
6. OPUS - Stinky Winkles
7. ROBOT FACTORY – Swell Maps
8. WWBC - Test Dept
9. NOSTRADAMUS –
The Door And The Window
10. CHANGEZ LES BLOCKEURS (EXTRACT) - The New Blockaders
11. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT – The Pop Group
12. CROSSOVER – The Wildings
13. BRICKYARD – The Work
14. 24 TRACK LOOP – This Heat
15. ZYKLON B ZOMBIE –
Throbbing Gristle
16. BANISHING - 23 Skidoo
17. PALE YELLOW – Two
18. DRINKING AND HOOTING MACHINE? – John White
19. MUSICAL BOX – Trevor Wishart
20. RANGERS IN THE NIGHT –
Robert Wyatt
21. BAPTISM OF FIRE – Zos Kia

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