Saturday, 8 June 2013

for John Henry Calvinist

Videoed at Real Bad, Moorooka by Leif Gifford. From the final Lost Domain show, dedicated to David.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

60 Seconds Over Goatyville

Primitive Motion has a new track on the Modern Duets flexi compilation released by Californian label Goaty Tapes. The compilation features 5 duos from across the globe paying tribute to various sculptural busts in a series of 1 minute instrumentals.

The flexi comes attached to the front of a handsomely bound booklet with a hole through the centre that lets you spin the book while you play yr flexi. You heard it sister! We haven't got spares, so you can get it straight from the Goat man Zully Adler. Comes with download code so no complaints from chumps who can't spin it. Ok? Here's PM getting jiggy with Arp's Bird-Man: 

and Sea Urchin (Germany) toasting Modigliani.

p.s. - there are other ace contributions from Control Unit (Italy), Half High (Aus) and Soviet Pop (China).  It gonna make you feel good.

p.p.s. while on the subject of 1 minute songs, me still fondly recalls getting the 7" Drag City comp of Xpressway artists I Hear the Devil Calling Me back in '91. It remains my favourite compilation to this day, amidst stiff competition from other Xpressway hoedowns. I know the universe is a mysterious place, but I'm still amazed/hurt to see 20 well priced copies of this wunder wachs for sale via Discogs. While it's befuddling to contemplate who could possibly sell their copy, and I trust no great misfortune has befallen them on life's complex journey, that's not for you to worry about my friend - giddy up and get one!  

p.p.p.e.s.p - And of course the seminal D.N.E. LP 47 Songs Humans Shouldn't Sing came out the same year, sparkling with perfectly formed sub-sixty-second diamonds. While the original LP is long out of print, Ahipara's favourite son Stefan Neville has reported finding mint copies every few weeks - one behind the change sheds at Ngawha hot springs, another left on the counter of a Ngarawahia fish and chipper. Sadly, we are not all so well attuned to the location defining vibrations emitted from certain spiritually encoded 'lost' vinyl (the art of which is referred to by the chosen as ESV or Extra Sensory Vinyl-divining). I respectfully suggest ye of the 'ungifted' procure the Room 40 CD reissue pronto before it disappears too.