Sunday, 22 July 2018
MuhMur Radio Broadcast 19 July 2018.
Bizarrely enough, this morning my Facebook page reminded me that this time last year myself and the MuhMur Family enjoyed a picnic on the grounds of the Darlington Hall Estate before setting off to broadcast for the evening ... and lo and behold this is exactly what we did before this programme, except there was no Oscar because he was body boarding or caving or something on the North Cornish coast. Must be something about the last broadcast in July that screams Picnic!
The playlist took many turns this time ... with the arrival at MuhMur HQ of the new double CD "Troum Transformation Tapes". Nineteen remixes of Troum material by a variety of artists a lot of whom I have played live with .. so the idea of playing two hours of sounds from artists I have 'shared the stage' with came to mind, then the idea of playing two hours of tracks from compilation (various artists) releases came to mind. All of this changed on the arrival of the new CD album by Modelbau + cassette by LR/SC. Great new sounds that deserve to be heard.
Dual And Bad Sector start the programme. Two tracks from the aforementioned "Troum Transformation Tapes" compilation (and two groups that Dieter Müh have supported). The QST track is also from this compilation. It was at this point I realised I had left CD #1 of the compilation back in the CD player at HQ, so Contrastate and Tarkatak (another two groups Dieter Müh have played live with) tracks had to be replaced, "New Testament" by 23 Skidoo being one of those pieces. The two 23 Skidoo tracks are from the LTM re-issue, my Fetish Records original is too scratched!
A couple og 'On This Day' choices starting with The Flying Lizards "Money" which came out as a 7" in 1979. The version played here is from the eponymous 1980 LP. Also on this day in 1980 (not '81 as a stated on air) The Prats released the "Disco Pope" EP on Rough Trade Records. Also on this day in 1977 The Desperate Bicycles released "The Medium Was Tedium" on Refill Records. I do have a copy but couldn't find space for it. It's one of those records / bands that I liked after the fact, their stuff was hard to get hold of in Lincoln and in 1977 I was "on the cusp". Still listening to Judas Priest, Steve Gibbons and Rainbow but being fascinated by "punk". In 1978 I discovered the John Peel Show on Radio 1. Game changer. Anyway, less about me ...
The Polish label Antenna Non Gratis seem to specialise in 'radio noise' and have just released the new Modelbau album "Zender".
"Zender" features seven songs of experiments with radio waves. Pulses, distortions, half heard words. It's a great album from a project that just seems to be getting better. Modelbau is Frans De Waard, as is QST.
Three years ago the Whitley Bay based label Cruel Nature Records put out a tape by the mysterious Exeter based project Only Swallow. If anyone reading this knows anything about the project please get in touch. This month CNR put out a cassette by LR/SC aka Lee Riley and Stuart Chalmers.
"Points Of Vital Differences" is a C41 of abstract noise and minimalism. There's a couple of pieces with scratchy electric guitar which I find annoying (reminding me of an old Stuff Ketteringham tape) but there are pieces that work and is well worth checking. Cruel Nature Records are at:
On the 12th of May this year Styggelse Records (probably not pronounced the way I say it on the radio) held a festival in Sundsvall, Sweden. A compilation tape "Stadsbranden 3" was released to celebrate the day. The Ochu track is from this tape. Like Modelbau, it is great hearing the development of Ochu. The Operating Theatre track is from the "Afflicted Man's Music Box" album. I dug this record out when I was still planning to play tracks from compilation albums. A hidden gem.
Back in the early 1990's one of the collectable labels was Fourth Dimension Records, with essential 7"s by the likes of JFK, Rake, Cosmonauts Hail Satan, Splintered, Contrastate, ConDemek, The Gerogerigegege, Trance ... a great document of the time. The label was run by Splintered main man Richo Johnson who also edited and produced the magazine "Grim Humour". Null "Heavy Water" is one of my favourite singles from the early 90's cannon.
The Severed Heads track is pulled from the Vinyl On Demand 5xLP box set "Adenoids 1977-1985". It is listed as a solo piece from early member Richard Fielding. Sticking with Vinyl On Demand and the second 'bonus' piece of the evening "The Bloody Skin" by Psychic TV & White Stains.
Please take a listen here :
01: Dual : "TTN (Ursprung)" (Transgredient Records) 2018.
02: Bad Sector : "Signedumeroir" (Transgredient Records) 2018.
03: 23 Skidoo : "New Testament" (LTM) 2012.
04: 23 Skidoo : "IV" (LTM) 2012.
05: The Flying Lizards : "Money" (Virgin Records) 1980.
06: Savage Republic : "Sword Fighter" (A Silent Place) 2009.
07: Armedalite Rifles : "Bulletwounds And Sunburns" (Wrinkly Dink/FDH Records) 2009.
08: Modelbau : "Transmisor" (Antenna Non Gratis) 2018.
09: LR/SC : "Points Of Vital Differences" (Cruel Nature Records) 2018.
10: The Anti Group : "Pre Eval" (Sweatbox) 1987.
11: Helm : "Blue Scene (Laurel halo Remix)" (Alter) 2018.
12: QST : "Kapotte Muziek By Troum (QST Remix 2017)" (Transgredient Records) 2018.
13: Severed Heads : "Funky Jonestown" (Vinyl On Demand) 2008.
14: The Prats : "Disco Pope" (Rough Trade Records) 1980.
15: Ochu : "Fõrnuftsflimmer" (Styggelse) 2018.
16: Modelbau : "Sendandi" (Antenna Non Gratis) 2018.
17: Operating Theatre : "In The Neck" (United Dairies) 1982.
18: Null : "Heavy Water 2" (Fourth Dimension Records) 1993.
19: Psychic TV & White Stains : "The Bloody Skin" (Vinyl On Demand) 2011.
20: Psychic TV & White Stains : "Hydros Amarita" (Vinyl On Demand) 2011.
21: Vasilisk : "Acqua" (Musica Maxima Magnetica) 1989.
It was great to have Dave back in the studio after his sojourn to all points East. Next programme will be on August 2.
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