Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music Volume 2 (1966-1977, NL, electronic) 
Sunday, January 7, 2007, 07:28 PM - Music, - NL, English
This double-lp is volume 2 of Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music. I posted Volume 1 (1955-1966) last week.
If aliens invade the earth, they will not understand Grunge, Trance or Gangsta, but this they will.



This lp and volume 1 are re-issued on cd (the recordings are grabbed from lp).
They where available at Raash Records.

UPDATE: Basta made these recordings available again on official cd re-releases in much better quality, direct from master tape: http://www.bastamusic.com/.

Side one [23:38]:
1 Jacob Cats - Cadence-I [6:10]
2 Tera de Marez Oyens - Safed [7:33]
3 Jos Kunst - Exterieur [9:39]

Side two [25:39]:
1 Gilius van Bergeijk - D.E.S. [7:46]
2 Frans van Doorn - Minnuet [9:05]
3 Thomas Arras - A.B.C. [8:33]

Side three [29:00]:
1 Simeon ten Holt - I am Sylvia [15:30]
2 Victor Wentink - Discours [13:20]

Side four [24:16]:
1 Louis Andriessen - In Memoriam [5:06]
2 Peter Smith - Etude-1 [8:58]
3 Tony van Campen - Sintering [9:55]

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Voltage-control studio (BEA 5), Institute of Sonology, The Hague.
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Barry Andrews - Rossmore Road (1981, UK, pop) 
Thursday, January 4, 2007, 06:48 PM - Music, - UK, English
Barry Andrews was founding member of XTC (1977-1978).
In 1981 he formed Shriekback with David Allen (Gang of Four) and Carl Marsh.
In between he played with Robert Fripp's League of Gentlemen and had his own band Restaurant for Dogs. From this period dates this solo 7".



1 Rossmore Road
2 Restaurant for Dogs: Pages of My Love

Robert Fripp appears in the line up on the back cover, but I can't hear him playing.
I saw the League of Gentlemen in Doornroosje, Nijmegen. A lot of new wave bands played there around 1980, and they all started hours too late. Only Fripp began half an hour early, so I missed the first set. Luckily the second set was exactly the same: they repeated the whole show.

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Bakersfield Boogie Boys - Okie from Muskogee (1980, US, new wave/weird) 
Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 06:36 PM - Music, - US, Fun, English
On this 12" the Bakersfield Boogie Boys covered the red neck Merle Haggard song Okie from Muskogee in a way Devo did with (I can't get no) Satisfaction.
Get off my cloud (Rolling Stones) and I get around (Beach Boys) got a more Flying Lizards like treatment, not at least caused by the flat voice of Shari Famous. Flying Tigers is an original song with wah-wah guitar and Jack Bruce bass, so it occasionally sounds like Cream, but it's not Ginger Baker who is drumming.
Okie from Muskogee first appeared on Devotees, a tribute-album before that word existed. It later appeared on the sampler Tales from the Rhino 2.

1 - Okie from Muskogee [2:01]
2 - Get off my cloud [2:22]
3 - I get around [2:16]
4 - Flying Tigers [3:30]



From the back sleeve text:
The Bakersfield Boogie Boys originally appeared on the Devotees album (composed of bands sounding like Devo) performing a strange, Devo-like version of "Okie From Muskogee." Many, like Los Angeles New Wave deejay Rodney Bingenheimer, thought the group was Devo in disguise. Rumors to the contrary, the Bakersfield Boogie Boys are in actual fact three young men from Bakersfield, California.
Citing influences of Devo, the Vanilla Fudge, early Frank Zappa and late Marianne Faithful, the BBB consider themselves slightly out-of-place with the country and western confines of their hometown. "We're a rarity for Bakersfield," says bassist Billy Joe Conrad, "because none of us know anyone related to Buck Owens."
By day Conrad works at a library, guitarist Jimmie Lee Grabert at a paint store, and drummer Gary Hoffman at Der Wienerschnitzel. The band has been rehearsing for almost a year, but live performances so far have been limited to a few appearances in their area. The members hope to make enough money from the sale of this record to purchase a synthesizer, and perhaps move to the Van Nuys area, granting them access to Los Angeles' flourishing club scene.

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Synapse (1976-1978) 
Tuesday, January 2, 2007, 10:45 AM - Music, English
Old electronic music magazine Synapse on-line.
I found this news on Matrixsynth, a nice blog for synth nerds.
Articles about Kraftwerk, Tonto (world's largest synthesizer), Moog, Zappa and Fripp, focusing on the use of electronic equipment and lots of dated advertisements.





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Nino Nardini - Funny Moogy (1983, FR, electronic) 
Friday, December 29, 2006, 06:50 PM - Music, - FR, English
I bought this as a bootleg cd.
The bootlegger tried to reduce the noise of the old lp.
By doing so, he damaged some synthesizer sounds.
That's a pity. The music is excellent.



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Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music Volume 1 (1955-1966, NL, electronic) 
Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 06:39 PM - Music, - NL, English
This double album was released by Donemus and intended (I think) to be spread amongst university libraries. Donemus doesn't publish electro acoustic music anymore, NEAR (Nederlands Elektro-Akoestisch Repertoirecentrum) took that over. But their distribution was so bad, they left that to Basta Music.
The recordings were made in several Dutch electronic studios of the Netherlands Radio Union (NRU), Delft Technical and Utrecht University, Philips and CEM Bilthoven.
Dick Raaijmakers wrote the textbook.



This lp is re-issued on cd (the recordings are grabbed from lp). It was available at Mimaroglu Music Sales but I couldn't find it on their website anymore.

UPDATE: Basta made these recordings available again on official cd re-releases in much better quality, direct from master tape: http://www.bastamusic.com/.

Next week I post Volume 2 (1966-1977).

Side one [28:17]:
1 Hans Kox - Three Pieces for electronic organ [3:48]
2 Ton de Leeuw - Study [6:47]
3 Jan Boerman - Musique concrète [3:04]
4 Jaap Spek - Impulses [7:58]
5 Rudolf Escher - The Long Christmas Dinner [6:15]

Side two [29:22]:
1 Henk Badings - Cain and Abel [8:57]
2 Dick Raaijmakers - Piano-forte [4:56]
3 Ton de Leeuw - Antiphonic [15:17]

Side three [27:31]:
1 Frits Weiland - Study in Layers and Pulses [4:46]
2 Hans Kox - Cyclophony III [7:33]
3 Tom Dissevelt - Gamelan [3:05]
4 Axel Meijer - Werkstuk-1964 [2:32]
5 Robert Jan de Neeve - A.F. [1:17]
6 Peter Schat - The Aleph [7:46]

Side four [27:50]:
1 Ton Bruynèl - Reflexes [4:34]
2 Will Eisma - BTH. 3457 [4:08]
3 Klaus Gorter - K45 [5:40]
4 Luctor Ponse - Etude-1 [6:19]
5 Berend Giltay - Polchromie-I [6:42]

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Bilthoven studio 1964: from left to right: Klaus Gorter, G.M. Koenig (sitting) and Jaap Vink.
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De Minuut van Ruud (Jaap Aap Show - Media-Mangel, 1989) 
Tuesday, December 26, 2006, 06:53 PM - Fun, Nederlands
Vanochtend zag ik op YouTube een herhaling van de Jaap Aap Show van Andre van Duin bij een of ander Gala met Jos Brink. Dat deed me er aan denken dat bij mij nog een heel stel afleveringen op een plank staan te verpieteren.
Daarom ben ik aan't digitaliseren geslagen en de komende tijd zet ik alle Minuten van Ruud die ik heb on-line.



Voor degene die niet weet waar het over gaat:
Andre van Duin had een programma 'Animal Crackers' waarin hij dieren in de dierentuin stemmen gaf. Daarin kwamen ook apen voor, waarvan 1 een eigen programma kreeg: De Jaap Aap Show. In dat programma was plaats ingeruimd voor minister president Ruud Lubbers: de Minuut van Ruud. Dit waren beelden van toespraken van Lubbers waar Andre van Duin zijn eigen mond in had gemonteerd.
Het was een beetje de Dik Voormekaar show op tv.

Ik geef op deze blog een seintje wanneer alles on-line staat.
Andre van Duin komt binnenkort met een nieuwe serie Animal Crackers op de televisie.


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