Spoken Word in songs.

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby kkehoe11 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:40 pm

Not the best ever but spoken word made me think of this.
MC 900 ft Jesus-New Moon


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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby whisperit » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:34 pm

shadowplay wrote:FYI there's an excellent vinyl comp of her singles out at the moment. 300 only so they won't last long.

Jacqueline Taieb - The Swinging Mademoiselle

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Thanks for the heads-up! Absolutely need this one. Souldout at Monorail, but luckily, it's coming soon on Juno.
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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby shadowplay » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:51 am

Folk should check out Alan Jefferson - Galactic Nightmare for a genuinely astonishing listening experience. Trunk have given it full beans on the double vinyl, with mastering by Jon Brooks and it's a testament to British eccentricity, often bafflingly simultaneously Man in A Shed naive and sophisticated.

Blurb from Trunk Records
Press release for 'Galactic Nightmare' by Alan Jefferson


A long time ago, in Hull, Alan Jefferson heard War Of The Worlds, and thought he could make something similar, maybe better. This was in 1979. So, he set about it, with limited and slightly equipment – a moog, a reel to reel, a guitar and some pedals. Six years later, in 1985, Galactic Nightmare was finished, and made available to readers of Future Music and CU Amiga computer magazine. Via Alan’s advert, you could buy a 90 minute Chrome cassette of the album, complete with poster and storyfile for £7.99 plus £1 p+p. Very few people bought it, but one of the writers for Future Music, Dave Robinson, was sent a preview copy and liked it. He started playing it to a few people. One of those was a guy called Dave Green, who eventually (in the 1990s) played it to Stewart Lee. All of them found Galactic Nightmare an addictive, unforgettable musical experience.

Fast forward to 2014, and Stewart Lee sent Jonny Trunk a small snippet of the Galactic Nightmare album. Stewart asked Jonny if he’d ever heard it. Jonny said no. A few months later Jonny bumped into Stewart Lee and they had a cup of coffee. Jonny asked him about the unusual space music he’d sent over all that time ago. He remembered it instantly, and said he would supply Jonny with more information. He did. He found an old advert and sent it over. To start with Jonny could not find any more information out about the album or Alan Jefferson, the creative man behind the whole thing. So, he wrote to the address on the 1986 advert, and two days later Alan got in touch. This 2 LP Galactic Nightmare release is the result. Alan wrote the story, narrates the story, wrote and played the music, sings the songs, made all the artwork, the poster, the storyfile etc, fighting sometimes against faulty instruments and a dodgy tape machine.

Galactic Nightmare is a totally unique recording, joyous in its attempt to create something absolutely epic with very few resources. Charming in it’s attention to detail and almost folk–like naivety, Galactic Nightmare is a great example of an amateur being inspired to make something, getting on with it, sticking with it and ultimately creating an album that few people will forget once they have heard it.

Galactic Nightmare, Pt. 1

Galactic Nightmare, Pt. 2

Galactic Nightmare, Pt. 3

Galactic Nightmare, Pt. 4

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P.S some info on the original cassette(((((((((((((here)))))))))))))).
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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby shadowplay » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:10 am

whisperit wrote:Yello - Beyond Mirrors


I have a bit of thing for Yello, they had a sense of fun, glamour and frivolity that was endearing. I liked driving about in the Giallo Prototipo Alfa Spider I had last year playing I Love You but my Spider was nicer than the one in the video with it's rubber bumpers.

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby shadowplay » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:51 am

Julia Holter - Vasquez. Possibly the centrepiece of her stunning new record, Julia's words blown over tectonic bass eddies and shivelight strings and horn.

Listening through Youtoob does this no justice, you need tower the power through your biggest speakas.

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby shadowplay » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:46 am

The Bright Field- The Revolutionary Army of The Infant JesusI was out running this morning when it was still quite dark. I was listening to this album, running down a slope towards a meadow where the weak low sun was slowly electrifying the dew and this song was playing and it was a magical and quite unsettling marriage of music and situation.

The text is a poem; 'The Bright Field' by R. S. Thomas

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby shadowplay » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:01 am

Consumer Electronics - Murder the Masters Christmas is officially over.

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby DesmondWafers » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:11 pm

shadowplay wrote:Consumer Electronics - Murder the Masters Christmas is officially over.

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Jesus christ, this is amazing. It fucking demands your complete attention.
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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby shadowplay » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:07 am

Khidja - Drums Of Taksim new, topical, compelling! Great group and great 12'.

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby UlricvonCatalyst » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:04 am

Talking of In The Nursery and spoken word, I just came across this video of a potted history of the Sheffield DIY scene, posted as "a tribute to Martin Lilleker, who sadly passed away on New Years Eve".

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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby frelonvert » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:28 am

Take care the skons is evrywhere !
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Re: Spoken Word in songs.

Postby shadowplay » Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:25 am

UlricvonCatalyst wrote:Talking of In The Nursery and spoken word, I just came across this video of a potted history of the Sheffield DIY scene, posted as "a tribute to Martin Lilleker, who sadly passed away on New Years Eve".

A Bouquet of Steel


Magic stuff! I was virtually punching the air and then I felt quite melancholy.

Well worth a donation. Nice to see some UV Pop and Artery on the comp.

You know some of the tech might have been superseded but some of the mid to late 80's In the Nursery still sounds magnificent. In some ways it reminds me of The Covenant the Sword and the Arm of the Law, where Cabaret Voltaire were right on the cusp of the technology and for a wee bit it seemed (the word on the street was) that album might not join their imperious period (despite me loving it and not caring what the street had to say) but in the end it really did and it's absolutely a record that gets the whole House of Shadowplay up dancing in the most crazy style when someone puts it on.

ITN may sound quite unlike a conventional orchestra to modern (or any) ears used to perfect samples but in some ways these deathly stabs have become a sonic thing of their own and interesting because they are so stylised.

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