Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Robert Lawrence - "Electron Sorceror" (Self-Released Cassette) 1982

Robert Lawrence?Wasn't he in Five Ximes Of Dust,and  isn't he one of the genii behind one of the greatest minimal electronic albums of all time,and even before that; "The Dada Computer"?.......Yes ,it is he, and this tape of unreleased demo's is taken from that same cooking pot of divine inspiration.
Minimal, analogue,classic vintage tech,recorded in high fidelity to reveal the real beauty of the music.Like peeling off centuries of grime from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel....except this reveals a masterpiece,unlike the Sistine Chapel which revealed a rather garish amateurish fresco.
Is Robert Lawrence the Michaelangelo of Minimal Synth?.....on this evidence I'd have to say YES!
It just depends on how highly you rate Michaelangelo.(His statues did have a habit of losing limbs after all.)

Track Listing:

1  Electric Technology (1.04)

2  Bassmatix 30 (3.33)
3  Sunshine Dance (3.03)
4  Going To X5 Colony (2.54)
5  The Box Of Unlimited Happiness (1.42)
6  Broken Pipes exposed 6 (2.22)
7  Japanese Brain warning (1.43)
8  If I didn't Know Better (3.50)
9  Shanghai Music (4.30)
10 Thermal Punch (5.13)

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Anonymous said...

thanks a lot for making this available!

i really didnt expect to see (or rather hear) this tape and what an incredibly unorthodox cover for a minimal synth release, seems more like an early power metal band cover, or something you'd find in an issue of metal hurlant...

anonymous admirer

Tingis said...

you're doing a super work

Alan Burns said...

Ha, completely agree with the first comment, this totally looks like a metal album! First class synths within though, thanks JV.

As a postscript to your Con series - dunno if you've already come across this, but it's too good not to share - an amazing article by Con's early-80s collaborator, Wolfgang Seidel. Definitely made me think that seeing Con's work as being in the bauhaus tradition is a really good shout!


Petty Vendetta said...

Yeah baby- this is what I'm talkin' 'bout. Some fine Analog Cyber-Punk here mate. More popular than Gary Numan in the parallel universe that doesn't require eyeliner and purple spandex to achieve commercial success.

Jonny Zchivago said...

....and what,I may ask, is wrong with eyeliner and purple spandex?

Bence said...

Incredible cassette! Never thought I would hear this. Thank you for all your work.



Jonny Zchivago said...

Yes Bence,I concur.
I also like your blog,therfore it has been added to my blog roll.