Sunday, 26 November 2017

Mark Shreeve ‎– "Ursa Major" (Mirage) 1980

The constellation Ursa Major, aka The Great Bear, containing, as the tail section of the Bear, a familiar pattern of stars commonly known in the USA as 'The Big Dipper', in France as 'Le Casserole' and in the UK, as 'The Plough'.
Thankfully this Cassette only has one title, but its contents are a bubbling 'casserole' of electronic star stuff that ploughs through your sub-consciousness until your thirst has been quenched without double dipping in the well of the Berlin school of synth twiddling.
That's about all I can think of to say without referring directly to the music too much, like modern music reviewers seem to do a lot????.Think, Tangerine Dream as Ursa Major, and Mark Shreeve as Ursa Minor......the poor chap only had one synthesiser, as opposed to about ten thousand under the auspices of TD,yet there's almost no difference in the finished product except for the budget;theirs was massive and Mark's was zero.......they did have better haircuts though.

DOWNLOAD the great bear(d) HERE!


Philippe from France said...

Are you sure about "La casserole ?"
I'm not interested in astronomics but I've only heard about "La Grande Ourse".
Anyway, apart from that, when will you stop this endless pile of drone and post some real music ? We haven't heard any since the Rondos and that was more than a month ago !
(OK maybe Bill Nelson was too)

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yes i'm sure.
I'm afraid its gonna get worse before it gets better Philippe......some people like this stuff?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this weird listen. If there's worse stuff to come I'm very excited for it. Keep it going Zchief

Jonny Zchivago said...

I will keep going Anon.
Don't forget Philippe, there are over a thousand posts from the last few years you can wade through.You may find some 'real' music there?

Gluzd said...

this is absolute music in its key