Sep 24, 2014

Bernthøler


Bernthøler – The Choice

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How minimal can you get? #83

Die Tödliche Doris
“The fantastic and twisted first vinyl outing from these legendary 'Geniale Dilettanten' [Ingenious Dilettantes] and stalwarts of the most radical wing of the Neue Deutsche Welle." CollectorsFrenzy

“Rather than constructing a consistent identity, typically essential for pop music groups, Die Tödliche Doris challenged the notion of 'convention' or 'stereotype'. Instead, they tried with each music piece and production not to follow a 'style' or 'image'.” Wikipedia

Die Tödliche Doris Ohne Titel EP (Zickzack, 1981)

Die Tödliche Doris – Avon-Gard
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Die Tödliche Doris – Über-Mutti [Super-Mom] (Live concert Paris 1983, lip-synched in Berlin 1984)
“The acoustic distortion and actionistic interventions in the sound recording are mediatized once again in the performance 'Super-Mom': the Paris concert is lip-synched in Berlin, and performers as well as audience simulate their parts. This is the first live lip-synch show with a wig-wearing audience, which must also simulate the applause (by holding up and moving its hands). Die Tödlich Doris thus initiates a spiral of self-reference corresponding to that in video feedback. The serial concept, which increasingly approaches pure white noise with each new 'generation' of performance, is realized in its most extreme form in 'Cavaliers live in Villingen-Schwenningen, live lip-synched in Bonn, live lip-synched in Berlin, live lip-synched in Bruxelles, live lip-synched in S'Hertogenbosch'.” Rudolf Frieling

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Sep 14, 2014

YDI


YDI – Another Day / Why Die? (West Side Club, Philadelphia, 1983)
“Poor sound recording loses how good it sounded in the room.”

How minimal can you get? #80–82

Twee special
“Simplicity can indicate a lot of things in music. It can signal a lack of chops, inattention to detail, a minimalist approach, or disinterest in more complicated forms. But in a timeless fashion — like the eternal little black dress — Tracey Thorn's A Distant Shore proves that sometimes simple is the most direct route to stunning.” Lois Maffeo

Tracey Thorn A Distant Shore LP (Cherry Red, 1982)

Tracey Thorn – Too Happy

“If punk’s utilitarian manifesto was summed up by 'this is a chord, this is another, this is a third. Now form a band' and its DIY ethos by the Desperate Bicycles’ declaration 'it was easy, it was cheap — go and do it!' then by the time those calls to action had hit the Isle of Wight in the early 80s, they’d been taken on board by brother and sister Mark and Mel Litten as ‘we have a schoolgirl’s recorder, a beaten up cheap guitar and we can hit things for percussion’.” Did Not Chart

Trixie's Big Red Motorbike ‎Hold Me EP (1982)

Trixie's Big Red Motorbike – Hold Me
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Addendum:

Trixie's Big Red Motorbike – That's The End Of That [Second John Peel Seession]
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“Twa Toots was the second group featuring songwriter Sarah Brown. The first being Sarah Goes Shopping who released a clutch of essential 45s. The band hailed from the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, UK and performed only a handful of concerts.” Discogs

“The group — Sarah Brown (vocals, guitar, bass, piano), Phillipa Richmond (guitar, vocals) — recorded their debut (and only) Peel session in 1983, augmented by Will Cassell (drums) and Sarah's dad Frank on trombone. But it wasn't until the latter part of 1986 that this seven track mini LP quietly slipped out on the Crystal Clear label (Cat. No. CC103) in a pressing of just 250 copies.” Maggot Caviar

Twa Toots Please Don't Play A Rainy Night In Georgia 12" (Crystal Clear Records, 1986)

Twa Toots – Hurts So Bad
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Sep 9, 2014

Making Waves #3


ISSUE #3: SEPTEMBER 2014 | buy | download |
A5 / 92 pages / English
Cover: Anna (Leeds, UK)
Contributors: Camille (Rennes, FR), Constance (Rennes, FR), Darryl (San Francisco, US), Edu (Vancouver, CA), Jeremy (Paris, FR), Maïssa (Lyon, FR), Patty (San Jose, US), Pierre (Rennes, FR)

MAKING WAVES ZINE TAPE #3 | download |
01. The Chefs - 24 Hours
02. SST - Empty
03. Algebra Suicide - No War Bride
04. Brabrabra - Tropical  Sensation
05. Pervers - Freude am Tanz
06. Rebby Sharp - I’m So Hot
07. Generation Loss - Turnaround
08. Fifth column - The Fairview Mall Story
09. Sex Crime - Too Many
10. The Courtneys - Kc Reeves

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Sep 2, 2014

How minimal can you get? #79

Santrra Oxyd
Santrra Oxyd King + Queen / Car 12" (Zensor, 1987)

Santrra Oxyd – Auto

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