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Gypsy

Stoned and Out of Bounds (Gypsy & Schulz)

Contains the best guitar playing I've heard on any indie tape, by Schulz. He roars on through on "Tears After Midnight", "Lovers of the Dance", "Life Is a Bitch", "Changes", "Oranges" and on "The Doctor Said" and "New Art". Impressive vox. and lyrics by Gypsy, who, by the way, is releasing "Force By Force" and "The Other Side of a Tear" on Obscure Delight.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 5, No. 3, Spring/Summer 1988


The Other Side of a Tear (Cassette)

Gyppo at his most weird. However, the effex are not overdone, and some really good songs, playing and singing emerge, especially, on "New Art (Reprise)" and "Talking You Down". Good, fresh production.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 5, No. 4, Autumn/Winter 1988
 


Parts of the Whole (Cassette)

Weird and whimsical. Good lyrics and wondrous keyboard noiz, notably on "Puppets and Puppeteers" and "Night and Day".

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 1989


And Then the Leaves Fell (Cassette)

The tape opens with the melodic track 'Stepping Out of Time', which has some funky guitar rhythm in the background. A great bass and drum groove on all of the tracks. Has the same easy-going style as his other tapes, but this one has a lot of nice melodies, and less industrial sounds.

And Then The Leaves Fell free download

- Andy Bruce, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 1989


This Tape Is... Therefore I Am... (Cassette)

Laid-back music with an industrial sound. The bass is strongly featured, working well with the other instruments. Cryptic lyrics thoughtfully sung, in a relaxed style. Good use of sound with the synth entering always at the right moment. The echo effect throughout sets the scene.

This Tape Is Therefore I Am free download

- Andy Bruce, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 1989


Viersen (Cassette)

Incredible sounds and mostly German lyrics. The pick are 'Shroud of Silence' - a poetical play, mesmerising stuff. Amazing version of Cohen's 'Suzanne'. Lord Litter's guitar cuts through the opening proceedings.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 1989

Viersen Track Listing

  1. Das Messer
  2. Train To Viersen Via Berlin
  3. In Ein Altes Spiel
  4. Im Eigenheim Knast
  5. A Moment Of Love
  6. Helden Meine Träume
  7. Those Guroing Eyes
  8. Hab Mein Bestes Versucht
  9. Shroud Of Silence
  10. Ein Bißchen Dunkler Als Dunkle
  11. Viersen 1/Fahrt Nach London
  12. Suzanne (Lyric by Cohen)
  13. Zuhause

Sunglass Alimony (Cassette)

Soft industrial rock, with "The Need's Full" and "DIY" being the pick. "DIY" is particularly hypnotic, and the other is broodingly memorable.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 1989
 

Restrain Yourself (Gypsy, Lord Litter & Clive Richards)

"Lost In Space" fans will love it, as "Movement One" on side 2 is full of that episode when Smith goes hippy, with wondrous audio additions. "Movement One" side 1 is another groove, if same name. What is so good about Gypsy's stuff, is the swathe of sound, voices, etc. Some music is black and white, this is colour.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 3, Autumn/Winter 1989

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