Wednesday, 7 January 2009

07/01/09 - EBS4 tracklist

For the curious and the completists, here's what we have on Electric Brain Storms 4:

Part One:
Malcolm Clarke - Unseeing
Mobiues+Plank - Solar Plexus
Roger Eno - A Paler Sky
Neu - Im Gluck
Section 25 - Visitation
Richard Pinhas - Ruitor
White Noise 3 - Metor Shower
Dark - Merciful
Eno - Beclaimed
Murcof - Mes
Fripp - 1988
Tin Can Alley - Tin Can Alley
Tim Blake - Crystal Presence
Harmonia - Veferano
Controlled Bleeding - Tolk
Young Fleeto - Seafar
Coil - Clap
Ellen Allien - Bim
Richard Vimal - A Cloche Pied
Will Sargeant - Incandescent Transistor
Tangerine Dream - Tangram
Kraftwerk - Storm

Part Two:
Cluster - Sowlesoso
Tortoise - Whitewater
Zeebox 3 - Crosswind
The Residents - Walter
FSOL - Viewed From The Right
Cabaret Voltaire - Sluggin For Jesus
23 Skiddo - 7 Songs
Ghost Box - Ghost Box
Dept Noise X Terror
Sylvio Gualda - Gong Swells
FSOL - The Oldest Lady
Max Richter - Postcards
Daphne Oram - Rockets In Ursa Major
Seearr//cr - cr
Kling Klang - Rocker
Interview - Robert Sandell
FSOL - Boundaries
Monsterism Library Music
Stockhausen - Lectures 71
Angry Neighbors

What does this mean? Well, the usual EBS mix of krautrock and Berlin school electronica, 80s industrial, modern ambient and glitch, field recordings and unheard FSOL material. The set is notably darker than the previous three (the 'Spirit Of Dark And Lonely Water' title already suggested this), and is a very nice addition to the series. Many of the environments between tracks feature night time sounds and water noises, which would fit in nicely with Summers Dream, we reckon.
Those FSOL tracks... all three are distinctly ambient, which is fitting considering forthcoming FSOL releases include Environments III and the new album. Viewed From The Right and Boundaries feature previously heard sounds, suggesting they may be EIII tracks (the title of the former relating to EII's Viewed From Above adds to this assumption), while The Oldest Lady is a darker, piano based piece which sounds unlike anything they've previously worked on (other than, perhaps, The Wicker Doll, which suggests the piece may feature Sir Daniel Pemberton, who Brian recently mention the band have been working with again) and could be from the next album.
Anyway, as you can tell from the long write-up, we're very fond of this set around these 'ere parts, and it certainly bodes well for forthcoming releases. Let's sit tight and wait for the next FSOLDigital release.

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