ludus update...

a facebook message to me from rob/quickstab:

You might like to know that Linder has said to Ian:
"We sound so otherworldly, like a new civilisation beaming into Bury.
Your guitar sounds FANTASTIC. I've downloaded it for further listening - let's get more out!"

It is possible that, because of *YOU* , some more previously unheard recordings (or even some *NEW* Ludus material!) may emerge!!

whoa... like i said before, never underestimate the power of asking nicely.

and linder & ian... if yr reading this, please contact me via facebook or my email: nonotnyet@gmail.com



coyote clean up.teeth mountain.gentle friendly.yoga

four things that should have made my 2009 best-of list, but due to a terminal case of "duhhhhhh" i passed them over... and yes, the teeth mountain is from 2008, but i enjoyed it more than the not not fun lp (though that was awsm in and of itself) and like wicked witch, i listened to it a lot in 2009. btw, if you like the coyote clean up alb (and who wouldn't?), check the afternoons modeling page for more where that came from.

[gentle friendly- ride slow] [coyote clean up- double trouble]

[yoga- megafauna] [teeth mountain- s/t]

gentle friendly: [myspace] [upset the rhythm]
coyote clean up: [myspace] [afternoons modeling]
yoga: [myspace] [holy mountain]
teeth mountain: [myspace] [shdwply records]


ludus- live at the rialto, july 1981

well folks, never underestimate the power of just asking nicely! the live ludus cassette i [posted about previously] is now up for download at the [quick stab music products soundcloud page]!!!

a note from rob quick stab:

Here it is.
Hope you enjoy!
Tempted to suggest headphones on/lights off - travel back to Manchester 1981, be with Ludus at one of their quite usual (according to Ian) "warm-up" improvisations!
WARNING - At times intense!

Ian Devine says "An echo of derelict ballrooms and north Mancunian (well, Bury) abandonment. The view from the room - a direct sight of the tower in Strangeways prison (which made an appearance on a A Certain Ratio cover). Truly it was like east Berlin, and we played in fingerless gloves because it was so cold..."

the file at the soundcloud page is in a wav file format, so for yr convenience (so ya can throw it on yr ipods and whatnot) i converted it into an mp3...

get it here:

[ludus- live at the rialto 1981 mp3]

once again, go visit the [quick stab myspace page] for lots more fine tuneage. please add them to yr friends list and send rob a thank you for being kind enough to grace us with this lost gem!


ludus redux...

a few weeks ago, i posted a bunch of obscure [ludus tracks] on this here thang. well, an astute reader notified me that i was short one release that i wasn't hepped to, a *very* ltd live cassette only release that came out on the [quick stab productions] tape label outta bristol/cardiff across the pond in the u.k.

i promptly contacted rob from the label and this was his response to my queries about said tape:

hi Tony
I'm in communication with Ian Devine - see if he says ok. Should be fine - the tape was freely available back in the 80s, even if only about 10 copies got made. He will advise on any problems re Linder but again i doubt it.
I'm hoping to make available all the Quick Stab Catalogue in time, through myspace and soundcloud.
The recording is actually one long improvisation, done privately during a practice/recording session.
I'll let you know. Have passed yr blogspot details on to Ian.
Best Wishes

so, when/if said ludus is available for dl, i'll be on that like white on rice... *crossing my fingers*

btw, the quick stab myspace page has lotsa free downloads of past releases from this fab tape-only label... go check it! esp if yr into the whole cab voltaire/gristle/fad gadget/early human league/mute records/etc. wing of the postpunk school...

***news flash! 1.13.2010***

it looks like the tape will be available for dl very soon! check the comments!


my top records of 2009

everyone else indulges themselves with these things, so i figured "why not?"... no particular order as these all received high rotation marks on my laptop, ipod and turntables. and yes, it's 37. lump it. it was to be 30, but alas... i *had* to include wicked witch as it came out in december 2008 around my bday and i listened to it a lot while walking around new york... plus, i don't really care. nyeh ^_~

circuit des yeux -sirenum
the shadow ring- life review (1993-2003)
HTRK- marry me tonight
rainbow arabia- kabukimono
oneohtrix point never- rifts
13th chime- complete discography
ga'an- s/t cassette
sunn0)))- monoliths and dimensions
shogun kunitoki- vinonaamakasio
optimo- presents in order to edit
animal hospital- memory
bardo pond- batholith
pyramids with nadja
wooden veil- s/t
valet- false face society
v/a- the sound of wonder!
wetdog- frauhaus
zola jesus- the spoils
to kill a petty bourgeoisie- marlone
orchestre poly- rythmo de cotonou- vol.2 echos hypnotiques
tickley feather- hors d'oeuvres
little claw- human taste
stellar om source- ocean woman
gregg kowalsky- tape chants (final kranky version)
bill orcutt- a new way to pay old debts
gary war- horribles parade
natural snow buildings- shadow kingdom
acre- isolationist
u.s. girls- bits + pieces cdr
ajilvsga- blood flowers
dam-funk- toeachizown
lloyd miller- a lifetime in oriental jazz
ofege- try and love
the inner space- agilok & blubbo
the golden sores- a peacable kingdom
cave- psychic psummer
wicked witch- chaos 1978-86


overnight sleep on it/re-thinks:

in flagranti- brash & vulgar
Kuupuu- Lumen Tähden
salem- all 7" eps
kluster- 1969-1972 6 lp box
excepter- la sala rossa
amen dunes- DIA
memory cassette- all eps
flipper reissues on water
ducktails- landscapes
abner jay- the true story of abner jay
the fly girlz- Da' Brats from Da Ville
wolves in the throne room- black cascade
Peste Noire - Ballade Cuntre lo Anemi Francor
tonstartssbandht- an when
omar souleyman -dabke 2020; folk & pop sounds of syria
truman peyote- light-lightning
prince rama of ayodhya- zetland cassette
these are powers- all aboard future
altar of plagues- white tomb
flower-corsano duo- the four aims