Friday, 2 October 2015

Five Times Of Dust (5XOD) ‎– "Befor The Beginning We Were Living" (Quick Stab ‎– PROD 18) 1982




Lo-Budget,Lo-Fi, Lo-Spec, Lo- Tech,1982 style,made to sound like something fresh from Today/the future. When I last looked it was 2015, and this tape is a testament against the art strangling nature of too much tech,of the endless possibilities of the 'modern' world. If you scan the instruments and non-instruments used in the creation of this fizzing fuzzy bleep fest , you will be surprised to see an unnerving lack of 'proper' synthesizers.Not that modern synth's can recreate this sound without an equal amount of inventiveness that was used by necessity to create it in 1982. The Human League were at the top of the charts, with a bank of top of the range Synth's,with a top producer (Martin Rushent) to program them ,and write the top pop hits for them. Of course The Human League used to sound like 5XOD in their earlier incarnations; more proof that being given endless possibilities produces turgid nonsense 9 times out of 10. 5XOD are a fine example of using creativity with improvised 'make do and mend' lo-tech to produce something with a life of its own.

Tracklist:

A1Rattlesnake
A2Cruelty Without Beauty
A3Refugee Train
A4Timeline
A5Pseudo Martyr (Dogchild Theme)
B1Computer Garden
B2Song For Louise
B3Love Cancer
B4I Can't Want (You Anymore)
B5Zero Rtn

DOWNLOAD befor you die HERE!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great upload, are you a fan of Angus Maclise?

Jonny Zchivago said...

What that geezer who was in the early Velvet Underground and died? Yeah, heard some of his avant garde experiments.Wouldn't label myself a fan,but 'twas good stuff.

Anonymous said...

thanks for five times!


(hopefully theres some Maclise to be posted.)

Anonymous said...

thanks

Petty Vendetta said...

I think this one might be my fave Jonny: and I've grabbed all the Robert Lawrence & Mark Phillips stuff you've shared over the years. Couldn't agree more...this stuff's PRICELESS

Jonny Zchivago said...

Damn right PV daddio. I got plenty more shit from these cats a comin' up,pronto like......unbelievably good indeed.Unesco should make these recordings part of the world heritage tradition.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Has someone just requested some Maclise?.....maybe you're right,i'll rifle through me draws.

Petty Vendetta said...

I've got Cloud Doctrine and Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda

Anonymous said...

Wow. I've never even heard of this much less actually heard it.

Anonymous said...

Maclise's stuff was spotty but it was also never intended for release. When he was “on”, he was outrageously ahead of his time.

Interesting side note: His son Ossian was declared by Buddhist monks to be a reincarnated saint and is currently living in Nepal. (ahem…sorry for the off-topic, JZ…;)

Jonny Zchivago said...

No problem.....off topic comments are wholeheartedly encouraged.
So Ossian Maclise and Steven Segal have something in common? what a fine planet we have fucked up?
Yes, i agree it should never have been released.....not 'cus its crap or anything,its music made as a moment,and should be experienced as it is birthed,then forgotten......I like that.

Mason Wills said...

This one is really good. Thanks!