Monday, 13 October 2014

Cupol ‎– "Like This For Ages" (4AD ‎– BAD 9) 1980

Yet another Gilbert and Lewis pseudonym was Cupol,which was a sort of urbane urban ethnic version of Dome. A prototype Dome,with prototype drones,and hints of something ethnological lingering in the backwoods and ,more obviously, in the artwork. All this on a 12incher that plays at 33rpm on one side and 45rpm on the other. This can lead to some interesting speed experiments when not concentrating. Unfortunately ,the limitations of digital files means that the playback speed is frozen in a binary straitjacket.

The closest Gilbert and Lewis ever got to a commercial single; which is,not very.


A Like This For Ages 4:31
B Kluba Cupol 20:28



433 RPM said...

do you have this one?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Desmond simmons here:

433 RPM said...


J.H.M. said...

The production on "Like This For Ages" is extremely evocative and almost nastily organic in places. I have no idea what sounds they're using, and I really appreciate and envy that.