Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Den Sei Kwan ‎– "Pocket Planetaria" (Vanity Records ‎– VAT3) 1981

This reminds me of the time I bought a short wave radio from the Kays catalogue at 35p per week,it could also pick up the police radio and the transmissions of passing aircraft.Oh the hours of harmless fun I had.Then i started buying DIY cassettes from the DIY sections of Sounds and NME and realised that nearly everyone used a Short Wave Radio as an instrument.Who needed a synthesiser with a whole universe of weird noises and disjointed electronic rhythms  available at the twist of a dial.
That's basically what this entire cassette is, a bunch of Short wave radio interference,eastern European  blocking signals and drifting transmissions, masquerading as avant garde composition.
The ultimate Radio transmissions record is "The Conet Project" as featured earlier in this blog.This is  nowhere near as spooky as that release,but its probably the ultimate DIY method for anyone who can't be arsed to play an instrument or compose anything coherent.


A1Transparent Radio
B1Sarava Tetsudo
B2Pocket Planetaria
B3Plastic Garden

DOWNLOAD some stuff you could tape off your radio HERE!


Vaykorus said...


Zebulón Whateley said...

Thanks for... err... your piece of writed memorabilia.
About the music, ouch!


Jonny Zchivago said...

Sorry if it hurt,you weren't in the band were you?
This blog isn't about constantly arse-licking the artistes,its about resurrecting old music like zombies.Some are good Zombies ,some are bad zombies; but the ultimate decision lies with the downloader/listener.
what do you think of it?

musique said...

Thank you for posting all this Vanity Records stuff! I'm looking for stuff from this label since there was a comp some years ago.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yep nearly finished. There's a few others on The Bleak Bliss blog, like the two Tolerence LP's, and the excellent BMG album. I won't be posting them,but they are among the best on Vanity.

Carlo Giordani said...

Thank you a lot, very interesting!

Andy Tithesis said...

So many albums to listen to. My head is going to explode. How do you do it man? Shit is bananas.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Andy,My head exploded years ago!