Gas 0095 was the debut album of electronic musician Mat Jarvis (High Skies) released under his Gas moniker (not to be confused with Wolfgang Voigt's Gas) . It was written, performed and recorded in his Nottingham studio during 1994 and released on Em:t Records (Emit Records) in January 1995.
The album was never advertised and quickly sold on word of mouth alone. Today it is much sought after among collectors and on auction sites like eBay. The album was encoded in 3D by the huge and hugely expensive Roland Sound Space RSS 3D sound imaging system.
In 2008, Gas 0095 was remastered at 32bit/96 kHz from the original studio tapes, and re-released on CD and digital download by Jarvis on the Microscopics label as Micro-000001.
1. Generator 0000 2. Experiments On Live Electricity 3. Microscopic 4a. Miniscule 4b. Pixels 5. Vapourware 6. SeOCl₂ 7. Earthshake 8. Mathematics And Electronics 9a. Timestretch 9b. Earthloop 10a. F. 0:16 10b. H₂TeO₃ 11. Discovery 12. Generator 0072
Tracklisting oddities: - The track "Miniscule" is only a fraction of a second long, so it is listed here as 0:00 in length. - The track "Timestretch" is a full track, 4:30 long, compressed into one second of audio. - Tracks 10a and 10b are listed separately as Tracks 10 and 11 on the CD packaging, thus pushing Tracks 11 and 12 back to 12 and 13. - Track 12 also comprises the extra tracks "Pink" and "Doom", not listed on the packaging.
Cult ambient label from the UK, originally active 1994-1998. Known for its digipak releases with animal-themed covers created by The Designer's Republic. In its old incarnation, it was a sublabel of t:me. em:t shut down in 1998 when t:me succumbed to financial troubles.
In late 2003, em:t was reformed as its own company and began releasing new music, but they again went out of business in late 2006.
Catalogue numbers: For old em:t releases, the last two digits represent the year of release, and the first two represent the order of release within a year ('00', then '11', then '22' etc).
1. Coco, Steel & Lovebomb • Harlem
2. Voodoo Warriors Of Love • Swea
3. Bad Data • Deep Freeze
4. Gas • Pixels
5. Qubism • Anthropomorphic
6. Milan • Earthloop
7. Miasma • Walking Blindfold
8. Strawberry Girl • Poesie
9. Woob • Void, Part One
Recorded and mixed at Square Centre Studios, Nottingham, England,
Five years in the making, The Rise and Fall and Rise of Sensational is a riotous, visually seductive, and thematically inspirational portrait of an eccentric artist who defies all explanations and proves that believing in your own talent is the only option.
The film chronicles the life and music of Colin Julius Bobb, aka Sensational. Described as part rapper, part genius, and part extraterrestrial, this consummate artist lives completely in his own reality. He’s also one of the most bizarre, paradoxical, and creative names in hip-hop, a true character whose self-destructive tendencies and unique worldview come to the fore in this comical yet moving documentary.
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Sensational blends current footage, stock footage, vintage music videos, and Super 8 film to visually illustrate Sensational’s creative persona. Colleagues, collaborators, and fans such as legendary producer Bill Laswell, Mike G from the Jungle Brothers, WordSound owner and music journalist Skiz Fernando, and Curver Thoroddsen from the Icelandic band Ghostigital weigh in on the rapper’s ingenuity and unorthodox working methods. But it’s the soundtrack, culled from Sensational’s extensive catalogue, that truly weaves the story together. And, of course, the always unpredictable, often hilarious comments of the man himself.
A collaborative trio no doubt this was, but both Zom and Lewis have made clear their admiration and debt to Bailey and it is the guitarist who as often as not defines the parameters of these five excellent tracks. The two long items, 'The Legend of Enos Slaughter' and 'On Golden Pond', are both indicative of Zorn's great skills as an improviser; not just a pasticheur or ironist, he is also a first-rate saxophone player, an aspect of his artistic personality that tended to be overlooked in the period between this record and the later Masada project. Lewis is a giant, a player with a huge tone, a complex grasp of higher harmonics and, like Zorn, a dedicated deconstructor of his instrument, constantly experimenting with his component elements: mouthpiece, bell and slides. It's Bailey, though who makes things happen. His acoustic and amplified playing is tight marshalled, fierce and never less than expressive. His first entrances on the opening 'City City City' are breathtaking, and anyone who takes the plunge and samples this now mid-price disc could well find it a taste-altering experience.
Richard Cook and Brian Morton
The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD
1. City City City 2. The Legend Of Enos Slaughter 3. Who's On First 4. On Golden Pond 5. The Warning Track
1. Prelude To Monkey Dread
2. Monkey Dread
4. Journey 2 Darkness
6. Binta: La Vie De Femme
7. Pressure Point - Pressure Dub
8. Forgive & Forget
9. Love In The Jungle
10. Black Orchid
12. The Beauty Of Song
13. Giovanni's Room
It is only fitting to the musicians who performed on this album, not to list their names according to songs on which they performed, because each songs' influence gave a new dynamism and life like metamorphosis to the other. I chose to list the musicians' continent of origin and instrument played. I am deeply indebted.
AFRICA: Musa Kalamulah • Vocals, Rap Mustapha 'Heavy M' Kalamulah (my son) • Vocals, Rap Edward N'jie • Vocals, Rap Ayo Roy Macauley • Guitars Aziz Salim • Guitars Mamadi Kamara • CONGAS Gabriel • CONGAS David Oladunmi • CONGAS
CARRIBBEAN: Brian Edwards • Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone Ray Carless • Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone Kevin Robinson • Trumpet, Flugelhorn Alan Weeks • Guitar Adrian Reed • Keyboards Gary Dawkins • Toasting (old skool)
EUROPE: David Toop • Drum Programming, Guitar, Flute, Bass Guitar, Steel Guitar Steve Beresford • Bass Guitar Peter Ind • Double Bass Adrian MacIntosh • Drum Musa M'boob • Sabarr Assane N'doye-Cisse • Sabarr Niaw N'ying • TAMA Massamba Diop • TAMA
Recorded at Dave Hunt's Studio and Mark Angelo's Studio
Mixed at Mark Angelo's Studio
Executive Producer Musa Kalamulah Produced by David Toop
Label: Jungle Rendez-Vous Records – JRVCD101 Format: 320 Country: UK Released: 1995 Genre: Electronic, Folk, World Style: African
I wasn't aware of this recording back in 1981 when it was re-released, but the bands it influenced like Bow Wow Wow ans Adam and the Ants were playing Burundi drums on these space age (to me) Staccato drum kits which have amazing sound. Now if anyone knows of any sampled Staccato drum sounds, drop me a line.
"Burundi Black" is a 1971 recording credited to Burundi Steiphenson Black.
Released as a single, it made #31 on the UK Singles Chart.
The single was arranged and produced by French pianist, arranger and record producer Michel Bernholc (1941 – June 5, 2002). He was a classically trained pianist who had previously worked with pop musicians such as Michel Berger, France Gall, Françoise Hardy and Claude François. For the "Burundi Black" single, he used the pseudonym Mike Steiphenson.
The record sampled a recording of drumming by 25 members of the Ingoma people in Burundi. The recording was made in 1967 by anthropologists Michel Vuylsteke and Charles Duvelle, and was released on the album Musique du Burundi on the French Ocora label in 1968. Steiphenson overdubbed his own piano and guitar rock arrangement onto the recording.
In 1981, a new arrangement of "Burundi Black" was recorded by drummer Rusty Egan and French record producer Jean-Philippe Iliesco, and released in the UK and US where it became a dancefloor hit, described by music critic Robert Palmer as "glitzy pop-schlock, a throwaway with a beat". Palmer noted that, although Steiphenson had retained copyright over "Burundi Black", the Burundian musicians made no money from any of the recordings.
The recording of Burundi drummers was also sampled by Joni Mitchell on her song "The Jungle Line" (1975), on "Zimbo" by Echo & the Bunnymen (1983), the Def Leppard single "Rocket" (1987) and the Beastie Boys' "59 Chrystie Street" (1989).
1. Burundi Black (First Part) 2. Burundi Black (Second Part)
Drummers of Burundi
Additional Drums • Rusty Egan Special Re-mix • J.P. Illiesco, Rusty Egan Written by Mike Steiphenson
Black Arc was a short lived record label that Laswell set up through Rykodisc focusing on ‘Black Rock, Cyber Funk and Future Blues’, according to the released sampler.
This sampler contains the first five releases, three other releases followed.
Some of the albums were re-released on Laswell's Innerhythmic label.
1. O.G. Funk • Yeah Yeah Yeah
2. Zillatron • Bugg Light
3. Slavemaster • Godless
4. Hardware • Got A Feeling
5. O.G. Funk • I Wanna Know
6. Zillatron • Count Zero
7. Buddy Miles Express • Born Under A Bad Sign
8. Slavemaster • Each One Teach One
9. Hardware • Hard Look
10. Buddy Miles Express • Let It Be Me
ZILLATRON • Lord Of The Harvest is the creation of Boosty Collins and Laswell, designed as a vehicle for radical explorations of funk into the virgin territories of Ambient, Hardcore, Techno, and beyond info
SLAVEMASTER • Under The Six is an organic fusion of hard, Gothic, Heavy Rock guitars with Funk and Hip Hop grooves, led by bassist/vocalist Islam Shabazz info
O.G. FUNK • Out Of The Dark is raw, uncut Funk from original Funkadelics Billy "Bass" Nelson. Screaming guitars, gutbucket grooves, nasty vocals and gritty production info
HARDWARE • Third Eye Open is a hard Blues/Rock power trio featuring Drummer Buddy Miles, bassist Bootsy Collins and Guitarist Steve Salas, With all three contributing vocals. info
BUDDY MILES EXPRESS • Hell And Back is hard Rhythm & Blues from veteran drummer/singer/ Buddy Miles on his most powerful recording ever. info
Bernie Worrell's "Free Agent" was also released on the this label but in Japan only.
Domestic copies sold by Bernie do not show the Black Arc logo.
At The Center Of This Stands Creativity The Revolutionary Forces Of The Art Through Freedom The Only Aim Is Not Thinking The Only Result Is Communication The Repetition Of Familiar Form Is The Basis Of Ideology That Information Is The Model Of False Communication The Communication Of The Inauthentic - The Non-Living The Language Of The Whole Man Will Be A Whole Language Freedom Leads To Freedom Those Are The First Words Of The Truth
Label: Rykodisc – RCD 10313 Series: Black Arc Format: 320 Country: US Released: 1994 Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Rock, Funk / Soul Style: Blues Rock, Funk Metal, Industrial