Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Colin Potter ‎– "The Ghost Office" (Mirage Records) 1980

 (sorry for the uninspired text,its a cut and paste job from early in my blogging career;originally posted on Nov 8th 2009)

One area that suited the cassette medium down to the ground was DIY Electronica.The most prominent prime mover in this zone was one Colin Potter.Sound engineer and bedroom geek, with a couple of synthesisers and a tape recorder, he took the opportunities available to him, via the new cassette culture,to release his owns works on his own record label(which still exists today!);Integrated Circuit Records.ICR Studio and ICR Distribution have been in existence for over twenty years.
 Colin has been an engineer for over 30 years now, and along his diverse history he has worked with Nurse With Wound, Current 93, Organum, Jonathan Coleclough, Ora, and many others. Being a musician himself, his contributions to these projects are often more than just being the engineer. His music is primarily synthesiser based, and sounds very ‘now’ ,with its minimal electronics and crude rhythms.The muddy quality of the cassette tape gives the sound an time looped quality,like you’re listening through a wall into a bedroom stuck in 1980; or is that just in my mind?
So we bring you his first solo cassette,alas NOT on ICR:

Track Listing:

A1 The Lope I
A2 Falling Downstairs
A3 Fassed
A4 Murder By Furniture
A5 Number Five
A6 All Reel
A7 The Lope II
B1 Mainland
B2 Everybody Dance
B3 You Tell Me
B4 Off The Graph

DELIVER some ghosts from 1980 HERE!