time to be. personal.
have come to realise exactly what i am not trying to do here. as much as i (finally) believe music from the empty quarter was an important magazine, serving tremendous purpose at the time in publishing a space for many areas of music which were very little mentioned back then, for all and none has no intention - or need - to try and mirror or recreate that weighty tome. the deadhead words here shall purely focus on sounds, text and film which are currently affecting in a pleasurable, positive, often influential way. i have no interest in reviewing negatively. in fact as i've been reading through issues of mfteq it has been revelatory to read many bad words under titles i now consider work i couldn't possibly live without. so, on this basis if you happen to be kind enough to send material please don't be offended if no full piece appears. i really don't consider myself that good a writer to simply roll-off-the-tongue about others' and time being a factor i like to live with something for a while first before blurbing. dl's are even burned to cd just to feel something physical. yeah, i'm an odd, old fucker! i shall endeavour to at least list with a couple of sentences in selected ambience though, but, above everything i can't review everything. at some point i need to put some effort into the art again which has been neglected for too many years. as previously stated this is not an archive but it is my self-driving vehicle to create. watch yourselves, there may be hand signals... a thumbs-up if you share of course.
birdengine the crooked mile [the magical whirl(d) of lawry joseph tilbury. like a one-man riot in a small velvet-lined tin, whilst wearing comfy slippers. think antony helter-skeltered on folk-popping-acid trips] chris carter's chemistry lessons volume one : erland cooper solan goose : creep show mr dynamite : cuts exist / dream voyager : lonelady nerve up [sprawling, round-eged, industrial glasspaper funk? or, angular postpunk with nods to 2x45 era cabs? both, with added soulful vox] : richard luke voz [spatious piano and strings soundtracks to cool the constant worry of global warming and other human effecting tragedies] : map 71 gloriosa [hard-edged poetics spun through a web of percussion and noise. d&v would be the closest but nothing like...] : mudhoney superfuzz bigmuff [pleasure-caked-in-dirt rawk and songwriting which always raises a hearty smile. not even going to mention grunge] eric random words made flesh [unrivalled gentleman of electronic pop with a brilliant-white can of (r)evolving highly cultured moveable tunes painting the light from darkness] : reptilicus crusher of bones [danceable movement, strangled voice, screaming densely inside a massive rhythmic web. and from there reptilicus draws vice-like] salford electronics communique no.2 [an intense and obsessional listen. civilisations' overloaded soundscapes to explore endlessly] : xordox neospection [jim thirlwell's pure electronic dazzle-ships. a full locked-on sequential feast rocketing headlong and merging with sounds of the cosmos] : xqui wyrmling [play the elephant table album to re-familiarise yourself with it. play it backwards. then, all 21 tracks via 21 turntables at the same time and you might get some idea of this delightful schizophrenic ep]
jb barrington woodchip anaglypta and nicotined artexed ceilings : battle of soho [documents the destruction of soho and other cultural enclaves. society's fabrics ripped apart by ultra-capitalist greed. especially affecting the lgbt community. the wonderful, late johnny deluxe tells it as someone so very needs to] : cosey fanni tutti art sex music [acclaimed autobiography. inspirational performer, musical seamstress, industrial heroine, passionate gardener and wonderful human being]