Sunday, April 11, 2010

B.E.F. Music for listening to:

A brief lesson in the history of Sheffield, England.

In 1980 Martin Ware and Ian Craig Marsh left Human League and formed B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation). Sony just released the walkman and they decided to release this on cassette as Music for Stowaways. I'm sure this would sound good on headphones. The vinyl version which I ripped had the extra track A Baby Called Billy. Some of the songs are recognizable as early instrumental Heaven 17 songs. Soon after they got Glenn Gregory on vocals and changed their name to Heaven 17.

penthouse side:
1-Groove Thang
2-Optimum Chant
3-Uptown Apocalypse

pavement side:
4-A Baby Called Billy
5-Rise of the East
6-Music to Kill your Parents by

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

P.i.L. -Albatross/Death Disco Remix EP

I'm not too sure of the origins of this but it is a reissue 12" with long remixes from Metal Box. It's a nice heavy slab of gray marble wax. Albatross is over 10 minutes of jangly dubby madness & Death Disco is nearly 10 minutes long. 'Words cannot express' 'Words are useless' (1979?)

-Albatross ('Melodrama' Mix)
-Death Disco (Swan Lake) (Unedited Monitor Mix)