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#1475 Re: RIP
September 22, 2021, 04:56:32 pm
Perry and Kirk both extraordinary people.
Feel bad now finding the latest CV album a bit heavy going :(

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#1476 Re: RIP
September 22, 2021, 05:45:00 pm
The Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle double-bill at Sheffield Uni. c.1980 was a real ear-opener!

Loved walking down Portobello early in the morning in the 70s, late for lectures again, hearing the banging and clanking coming from Western Works. 

In a later, more successful, foray into academia, I ended up working with people from the Sheffield School of Health and Related Research whose offices were built where Western Works used to be.


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#1477 Re: RIP
September 22, 2021, 06:23:35 pm
In a later, more successful, foray into academia, I ended up working with people from the Sheffield School of Health and Related Research whose offices were built where Western Works used to be.

I love the fact that Chris Watson now spends his time recording birdsong, rotting carcasses, grass and generally putting microphones where nobody had thought to put them.

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#1478 Re: RIP
September 22, 2021, 06:38:07 pm
The Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle double-bill at Sheffield Uni. c.1980 was a real ear-opener!

Loved walking down Portobello early in the morning in the 70s, late for lectures again, hearing the banging and clanking coming from Western Works. 

In a later, more successful, foray into academia, I ended up working with people from the Sheffield School of Health and Related Research whose offices were built where Western Works used to be.

Excellent stories Duncan

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#1479 Re: RIP
September 22, 2021, 07:01:40 pm
The Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle double-bill at Sheffield Uni. c.1980 was a real ear-opener!

I'm too young for Throbbing Gristle but I first heard of Genesis P-Orridge via the book "Modern Primitives", which I bought in City Lights bookshop in SF back in the early 90s. Even now some of the photos in that book are definitely not for the faint hearted. If you've ever seen a copy you will know exactly what I mean.

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#1480 Re: RIP
September 22, 2021, 08:25:11 pm
that I used to watch on an old VHS taped off Snub or the Chart Show.

God I loved Snub TV.. Had a load on VHS that I'd watch over and over.. I rember embroidering a couple of little batches of the eye symbol that I stitched onto a couple of t-shirt sleeve's. Totally formed my music listening habits of the time.
Introduced me to such Ride, Pale Saints, Breeders, Galaxy 500, the Sundays and many more.

Thank heaven for YouTube where I can re-live my youth.

Didn't get on with CV though   :sorry:

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#1481 Re: RIP
September 22, 2021, 10:50:26 pm
Iím not a massive fan of CV either to be honest, but they certainly had an influence.

The magic of Snub TV though eh? Remember this one

Steveri - yeah Chris Watson has done some amazing work since. His Ravens chattering is something else.

Sean - yup.

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#1482 Re: RIP
September 23, 2021, 09:11:53 am
Must have missed that one - my fave...



 :off: - worthy of a thread split?

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#1483 Re: RIP
September 23, 2021, 09:58:00 am
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Steveri - yeah Chris Watson has done some amazing work since. His Ravens chattering is something else.

I went on a field recording workshop with Chris a few years back, predictably excellent and an absolute bargain considering he is the world's best.

His recorded output is well worth a deep dive, although a lot of it appears on a casual listen to be more-or-less straight field recordings, they're almost all highly sculpted compositions of cinematic scope. On his masterpiece El Tren Fantasma several sections transition fully to music concrete, El Divisadero being the jam (headphones strongly recommended):



 

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