Saturday, 28 December 2013

Solid Space - "Space Museum" (In Phaze Records – IP 011 ) 1982



I will soften the sonic ambiance further with a slew of minimal electronica.
First up is this quaintly dated synth and indie guitar classic by Solid Space (including former Exhibit A and Twelve Cubic Feet members), on the infamous In-Phaze Records; home of among others, Portion Control.
Its sort of a hybrid of The Cure, Pet Shop Boys, and the Instant Automatons. A naive sounding electro-pop classic.
In its way this is as disturbing as the Mathausen Orchestra, especially the Neil Tennant impression vocals; frightening.

DOWNLOAD this space museum HERE!

14 comments:

Matt said...

Awesome sounds. Thanks!

TheMouldyMuffin said...

This was great! If they released anymore, can you upload that too? Also, if there is any more Twilight Ritual (from the Cabbage 4 mix), please put some of that up!
Also, if there isn't anymore by Solid Space, could you stick up/recommend some similar stuff.
Thanks,
Josh

Jonny Zchivago said...

It is quite special,there's nothing exactly like this, although most stuff on In Phaze has a similar vibe. I have another In Phaze tape coming up...but i've forgot what it is!....i'll come back to you.

TheMouldyMuffin said...

Perfect, I can't wait for it - the cleaners from venus stuff is great too - your site has satisfied the insatiable avant grade, DIY and/or underground music craving I've had.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yeah now i remember, it was a very early Portion Control tape, "Private Illusions", which is nothing like the embarrassing hard electronics act they turned into.You should like it.
Yup, The Cleaners from Venus are up there with the Beatles and Ray Davies for timeless Songcraft.He'll be recognised as such when he's dead.

TheMouldyMuffin said...

I'll be sure to check it out - how do you get hold of all your cassettes anyway? Discogs or just a history of collecting?

Jonny Zchivago said...

I bought loads of stuff since i was 13,and people send me cassettes,or digital files...loads of avenues are open.
I've been through loads of phases,Jazz and easy listening took me over in the 90's to escape the crud the music scene had turned into.....sold all that to buy a house.....mistake. Then i rediscovered my DIY collection,my first love.
By the way I forgot that Solid Space were in fact a band called Exhibit A whose second ep sounded quite similar.I'll rip that and post it,its very good.

TheMouldyMuffin said...

I look forward to that very much - thank you.

TheMouldyMuffin said...

Hey,
When do you plan on posting the Exhibit A rip, I'm quite looking forward to it.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hi MM, forgot about Exhibit A ep. So,to avoid any more waiting time on your behalf.Here's the link to the rip.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9NKN6kKD8tLZHN1UTJ6QlRRcGc/view?usp=sharing

Platform 6 is the track that particularly links Soilid Space to Exhibit A.Quite a catchy toon.

TheMouldyMuffin said...

Thank you very much, without expectations, what could go wrong?

matthew anderson said...

Thank you!!

Alexei said...

Thank you, I like so much this LP

Jonny Zchivago said...

yep, its a classic.