Tuesday, 5 January 2016

SAB ‎– "Crystallization" (Vanity Records ‎– vanity 0002) 1978

Vanity Records  were not always a fine early source of nineties style glitchy electronica and proto rave trance outs. In 1978 they were a German kosmiche copyists label,
コズミック or '宇宙の or 'Uchū no' (Japanese for cosmic?).
I don't know if this is on the NWW list,but it sounds like it should be. Equally as good as any 'lost' krautrock kosmiche discovery.
Unlike the new prog electronic classics from the UK around the end of the seventies,like Dave Jones,George Garside,Ian Boddy etc,these fellows did this stuff because they didn't know any better,not as a contrary reaction to the musical fashions of the time.A pure place free of the whims of peer pressure,and in the process producing a Jap-prog classic,遠大!Then came Techno Pop!




snoopy said...

This is amazing material, many years before "New Age" was the marketing trend. Anything else you can find like this that is so obscure, so rare and unattainable, please upload. I heard a bunch of this stuff during that time, but the only ones I remember by name are Port Said and Nightcrawlers. So you're doing a huge service for at least one person ... and perhaps only one person.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Sure thing snoopy.
Port Said has appeared in this blog, as you may or may not know? You may like my own Ambient-y project on Year Zero...Thee Aethyr: http://www.mediafire.com/download/mologh6112z3w14/Thee+Aethyr.rar

snoopy said...

Sounds like Lustmord

Jonny Zchivago said...

That'll do for me.Cheers.