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VARIOUS - MATT WAND

ENTERTAINING THE INVALID (HOT AIR)

VARIOUS - MATT WAND - ENTERTAINING THE INVALID 116983
Format:
1 CD
Release:
27.10.2017
Label:
HOT AIR
Kat.-Nr.:
116983
Barcode:
5029385844493
With this release Matt Wand has put together something that simultaneously celebrates a little heard of record shop from an obscure suburb of Manchester, its links with the late 70's / early 80's Manchester music scene, some of the unsung characters that frequented that far-flung outpost of cultural delinquency and their doomed plots to bring down the musical establishment.

The music itself runs the gamut of minimal synth anthems, D.I.Y. jazz punk, grey industrial sci-fi and new wave disco crossovers.

All are linked by an outsider sensibility and also a determination that any skill deficiencies could be overcome by sticking to the new born mantra of the times "Minimalist Music for the Masses" Matt escaped his post punk cassette culture past in the later eighties by forming the cartoon-improvising, electronic sampling beast known as Stock, Hausen & Walkman.

Often accused of "Making music ABOUT music!" I'm not sure that's a bad thing considering how much music we find ourselves wading through these days.

Fans of his records include, Mike D (Beastie Boys), Autechre, Jarvis Cocker, Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite), Harry Hosono (Yellow Magic Orchestra), Matt Groening, John Peel R.I.P., Thurston Moore and probably a few others? But there is no guarantee any of those people share YOUR taste or ineffable sense of style.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. ANGRY ZEN
  • 1.2. AUTONOM-UNTERWASSERFAHRZEUGE
  • 1.3. AIRSHIP GRAVEYARDS
  • 1.4. WHITE GORILLA
  • 1.5. CRAZY PAINT (BENERAL HEADACHE MIX)
  • 1.6. THE DRAWBRIDGE
  • 1.7. JOYSTICK JERK
  • 1.8. VORGEHEN
  • 1.9. DESIRE [FROZEN]
  • 1.10. YOU KNOW THE DRILL
  • 1.11. WE HAD TO STOP IT SOMEWHERE
  • 1.12. DEATH IS HERE
  • 1.13. I SMELL BURNT EAR HAIR
  • 1.14. CHEESE THIEVES
  • 1.15. TUNNEL SICKNESS
  • 1.16. TWIRLING TECHNIQUE
  • 1.17. I BLEW MANDY
  • 1.18. OUI, NON, PEUT-êTRE?
  • 1.19. STRYCHNINE VS MORPHINE
  • 1.20. KALTE INSEL