BEYNON ARCHIVAL 2013
The Beynon School of Audio Architecture was the department founded in 1959 to explore the relationship between new ever emerging audio possibilities (performative electronics, composition, structure, early sampling techniques) and the moving image. This experimentation peaked in the mid 1960s to the late 1970s. This is the time span that forms the bulk of the surviving archive. The word ‘Architecture’ was employed because of Victor’s ideology that the children should ‘build worlds in relation to visual stimulus that are both organic and solid but at once metaphorical and dream-like’. A scope that gave some focus while remaining wide enough to encourage experimentation. The school was also a focus for the surrounding community and the local inhabitants made use of the facilities of the school and the audio school proper.
The great majority of the audio-visual archive was destroyed by flooding in 1986 when the archive was being held at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth. However most of the audio material was saved as it was stored above the line of the highest part of the flooding.
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MODERN LOVE 2014
The best one in the series so far. The B side… heavy.
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 Cabaret Voltaire – Your Agent Man
 Sir Freddie Viadukt – Slow Train To
 Nagamatzu – Faith
 Stephen Mallinder – Cool Down
 Vazz – Endless Road
 Clock DVA – The Act
 Death In June – Born Again
 Oltre La Morte – Aria Azure
 Los Inciados – Peter Pan
 Nine Circles – The Rose
 Ruth – Polaroid / Roman / Photo
 Psychic Youth – Sleep In Time
 Geneva Jacuzzi – Greek Ambassador
 The Product – Do You Believe
 Das Kabinette – The Cabinet
 No More – Suicide Commando
 Snowy Red – Sinkin’ Down
 Pavillon 7B – I Want To Live For Me
 2VM – Placita
 Pure Ground – Crawling Through
 Death Domain – Programmed Cell Death
 Throbbing Gristle – Distant Dreams (Part Two)
Shortwave Nights is the debut LP by Hiss Tracts – a project featuring David Bryant (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and Kevin Doria. Expect dark ambient soundscapes, field recordings and proper drones. So good!
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HISTORY ALWAYS FAVOURS THE WINNERS 2014
As this is released for my birthday I would suggest the price of a birthday whisky to be a fair price for this collection should you wish to pay. Then I feel we will raise the virtual glass connected together for good health and fortunes.
Purchased. Happy birthday, boss!
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Amazing vintage footage of Kraftwerk performing live in Soest, Germany in 1970. This could be the best Kraftwerk footage you’ll ever see and what’s stunning is that this performance took place less than two years after Woodstock. Electronic music FTW!
SILTHOUSE / BRAVE MYSTERIES 2008
Vinyl LP originally released on Siltbreeze Records in 2008.
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PYE CORNER AUDIO TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES 2014
First music purchase of 2014. The fourth installment of PCA‘s Black Mill Tapes series delivers another solid dose of slowed-down electronic wizardry and analog tape hiss. Very fine release from the mighty Head Technician (aka Martin Jenkins) and essential purchase as usual.
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