Saturday, 28 November 2015

Big City Orchestra ‎– "Mile After Mile" (Sound Of Pig ‎– SOP 118) 1987

How to categorise this?......mmmmm?......okay okay, i'll used the vague epithet otherwise know as "Experimental". A broad bracket that could include anyone from John cage to Beyoncé, but Big City Orchestra are in there...... somewhere. I suppose on first listen one would drift towards the Little Johnny Cage end of the swimming pool, i.e. 'the deep end',rather than the Shallow end occupied by those bizarre 'R&B' pop acts of the day. But personally, I find this tape in particular, rather listenable, a kind of avant-easy;the lounge musik for the casual  abstract hobbyist. The peculiar sounds that come at you from all directions could even be called 'Novelty music'.Not unlike those weird tape cut-up records from the fifties, that one used to impress the ladies with your state of the art hi-fi equipment in your space-age bachelor pad. Are they the Esquivel or BBC Radiophonic Workshop of (US)cassette culture? Probably not.....they're not as WEIRD as Esquivel or as innovative as the BBC backroom staff,and I don't think this will impress any ladies,at least not the ones you want to get in the sack.
Better get that Beyoncé CD out?

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Anonymous said...

Greetings JZ...a tap to send gratitude for spooling off so much top notch sap to siphon...keep the forge blazing...regards Baron Mordant

Mary said...

Love this crazy orchestra!
A short wanted list:
-Myth Makers
-Substance Abuse
-Absence Sharpens, Presents Strenghtens
-Childhood Rememberences
-Bell, Book And Candle
-Prattling Box
-Carnival Of Monsters
-Water Bewitched
Thank you!

Jonny Zchivago said...

hello Mary, i got a few of those...Substance abuse,myth makers,childhood rememberances, bretagne, and i think, water bewitched.
Not yet ripped,so i'll post them in about a week.

Gerard said...

I didn't know this incredible band! Their production is really huge, I hope you will publish soon their best releases!
Thank you.
Gerard L.