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(Experimental series) England/United Kingdom (HR117)

HR put out a series from several countries of exp. music, this is England. On the cover is a colour pic. of a castle printed... a-ha, as Americans think England is, but, alas, no more. The music - mostly harmonic - is pretty good, particularly the work of Osiris - beautiful, man. Factor X are incredibly strange. Sponge is rhythmic distortion - "Felt the Fish" is remarkably Floydish, circa 1973 - "Dark Side of the Moon". Cut-ups, backward noiz from Smell & Quim. Webcore are rock-pounders, on "So Be It", Numanesque on "Prayer for Clarity", and Michael Sefton is heavy-metal chamber cum industrial. Even lil' ol' P&F are here with "Flying Minds". Price is $5 ($7 outside U.S.), I think P&P paid. Good sound quality.

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

 

 

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