Saturday, 25 November 2017

Colin Potter ‎– "See" (ICR ‎– ICR 028) 1990

A journey into ambient drone territory for the wizard of DIY underground electronica, Colin Potter; long before Harry Potter became the most famous Potter, overtaking Beatrix quite comfortably.
ICR(or Integrated Circuit Records) was probably the 'Hogwarts' of experimental keyboard-ism for the whole of the 80's, and C.Potter was its Dumbledore.
Here , Dumbledore goes Drone, before it became fashionable for every Wire magazine reader to have an experimental Drone project on the go. It's a genre that should be attempted once,preferably by one person only, never to be repeated and I'm quite comfortable with that 'one person' to be Colin Potter.
A 'Drone' album can be written produced and played in real time in one take without any musical expertise required whatsoever,and is basically not really for listening to.Its a kind of aural water to fill up your flotation tank to the brim, to assist you to cut yourself off from this cruel world and confront your inner id without influence from the ego.
I don't sense that Colin has any ego whatsoever,and as one of the instigators of the DIY movement and cassette culture he deserves massive respect;but I can't say I've listened to anything he's done since this outing in 1990, which I'm shocked to find out was 27 years ago!!!!....or is that 27 years ego?

Check out his series of classic cassette releases HERE!


1-A Drift (23:57)
2-Tide (23:36)
3-Untitled (15:50)

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Kittenpurse said...

All this UK DIY electronica stuff is fabulous, thanks for posting. Next thing you know, the cassette format will be making a comeback.

Anonymous said...

It never really went away just corporate cunts dreamt up cassette store day. For the Brewdog supping Shoreditch twats that Record store day wasn't achingly hip enough for. Record store day is Friday after work trendybeard! Good thing about having scad loads of old cassettes is they make excellent nooses if you spot some shitehawk telling you how they got "the new Stereolab on old school cassette" act appropriately.