Friday, 4 April 2014

Karl Blake ‎– "Paper-Thin Religion (Solo Archives 1977-1981)" -(Pro-Evil Pro-Devil ‎– USEO 131-02CD) 1991

Here's the second volume of Karl Blake's home recorded doodlings. The leftovers from Prehensile Tales,but still a fine overview of Blakes twisted version of dream-logic songcraft.
Very DIY Avant Rock,and includes another welcome inclusion of the "BBC Sounds Effect Volume Two" LP, that everyone in DIY land has used on some occasion.(see Fifty Shilling Gun). The David Lynch of home recording.


Tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15 & 16 recorded and produced between 1977 and 1979 at Kidmore End Rd, Reading, Berkshire, on Akai 4000 DS [sound on sound].
Track 6 was recorded 1980/81 at Gatestone Rd., Gypsy Hill, London (also on Akai 4000 DS).
Track 22 was recorded in a 16 track in Denmark St., London, November, 1981.
Tracks 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 23 were recorded on a Teac 4 track in Stanmore Rd., Richmond, Surrey and at Tanglewood, Welwyn, Herts in 1981.
David Mellor mastered and, where necessary, 'stereofied' the various tracks.
Digital remastering and added 'oomph' by Denis Blackham at Porky's Mastering, December, 1990.
Sleeve illustration - Danielle Dax, 1983.


1 Me - In A Single Skull 1:55
2 Lullaby Of Knives 1:06
3 Weatherman 1:53
4 Sweeper Of Leaves 3:30
5 Lamentation Blues 3:44
6 Fifty Shilling Gun 1:25
7 This Intimacy 4:03
8 Church Of Latter-Day Taint 4:08
9 Dreams Of Sweet Rain 1:34
10 Drogulus 1:47
11 The Sky Is False 4:07
12 Like Flies To Wanton Boys 3:18
13 Rosette 0:43
14 Saul 3:53
15 The White Worm 4:24
16 As Electric Poison 3:20
17 Slugabed 3:42
18 Characteristics Of A Rainy Day 3:26
19 The Malfunction House 2:03
20 Private Reserved Prohibited Locked 2:36
21 Green Fuse 3:55
22 Negative Essay 3:50
23 Life In Despair And Afterwards 5:49

DOWNLOADable religion HERE!
DOWNLOADable mediafire religion HERE!


ap comunicazione said...

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please put a link on mine if you like it too...

Jonny Zchivago said...

Crikey! How can I refuse?
Consider it done Antonio.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hey Antonio!
In fact i've noticed that the link on your blog for Die or DIY? is out of date.
Do us a favour and update it will ya?
its now

gnostic mole said...

lawks, i have the same problem with this one too.... ( i tried with 'the prehensile tapes' too): how do i actually open this 'download' link thing??? after clicking on the link something opens in a new window, with the usual 'google sign in and give us your identity' malarkey, but I can't actually see, hear or do anything with this 'file'. Sorry, i am a Luddite.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Just for you Gnostic Mole, i'll bung it on Mediafire,and if I get banned it'll be on your head!
Will do it this morning.

gnostic mole said...

wunderbar!! many thanx, i still havent worked out how to open the pesky thing, but will get some suitably 'technologically informed' human being to help. Greatly appreciated - i also have lots of info on your site to look for previously unknown music - keep up the good work :)