Monday, July 17

Minimal Compact - Lowlands Flight (1987)


"As part of the Made for Measure series of records of soundtrack material, Lowlands Flight diverges from Minimal Compact's usual avant-garde rock songs. One side of the disc has music that accompanied a performance by Blue Ran Dances, while the other side contains background music for a Holland radio program, and as might be expected, most of these pieces are atmospheric and moody instrumentals. Not that some of Minimal Compact's more typical moves don't show up, from the bits of Middle Eastern melody that sift through on many of the tracks to the slow and clunky, but thunderous drum rhythms on 'The Conference of Snakes,' to the dark but elegant atmosphere that permeates the record. ..."
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YouTube: Clock Bird, Ararat, Scums & Halfwits, The Conference of Snakes

2017 July: Made to Measure, Vol. 1 (1984)

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