Recently and suddenly gone is the semi-legendary Dub Syndicate mainforce & long-time On-U Collaborator Style Scott. October 11th the news reached me that these gentle percussive force which actually played on 41 releases I own and 27 I want (according to discogs stats) among countless others died.
Lincoln “Style” Scott 1955 – 2014 by Freak Ass E on Mixcloud
Style Scott was maybe best know for playing with The Dub Syndicate but he was also an integral part of nearly all early On-U Bands and projects i.e. Creation Rebel, Singers & Players, New Age Steppers and Playgroup and worked with nearly everyone centred around Adrian Sherwood’s Label one way or another in a supportive and non-egocentric way which shows due to the only Album actually featuring his name upfront is a collaborative one with Bill Laswell from 1997. Needless to say I gave it another spin while realizing what a untimely loss his death means.
“An unnoticed revolution: In the last two decades of the twentieth century, music has been socially liberated from the grip of musicians and composers.”
Quoted from Francisco López; Towards The Blur (November 2011), originally published in the highly recommend Antibothis – Occultural Anthology Vol.4, pg. 101, December 2013.
Taken from the Plastikman live performance at Sonar, Barcelona June 2014.
Original version appears on the album ‘EX’ Digital/CD/LP & limited bundle.
See the Video here.
Canadian born Nash The Slash retired a few years ago, on May 10th, aged 66 (!) this senior of independent category crushing left completely.
For a personal sum-up of his career visit nashtheslash.com, his documented output can be found here……………..
Honour him if in need for a great evening & don’t miss out on his 1980’s “Children Of The Night” as a solid starting point.
There’s a new blog about the hilarious Frank Weghardt, probably best known as inspiration for the Weber & Schuster EP from 1990. This was released back in the day just after they won the Scharfrichter Price for their musicial cabaret.
Ralf Schuster meanwhile is still also otherwise active solo and in various formations…
Warum ist das Akkordeon Salon Orchester so wie es ist? Vier Lieder mit Erläuterung! from ralf schuster on Vimeo.
More songs and noises can be discovered at soundcloud …
Some stuff I intended to mention (and praise) earlier comes in form of free downloadable releases. This should have been the the first one;
In March 2012 Jim Avignon released some more of charming minimal electro pop odes as in the truest meaning of the word: Unpaid Work.
Get it while it’s up and look around there’s quite a few more to find, nearly all self-published in true DIY spirits like back in the day..
Research on sleep & dreams state, experimental, ambient and relaxing sounds in great German electronic tradition.
Founded in 1989 and active until summer 1994. Re-activated in 2013.
Originally published in 1991 as C-30 via Klappstuhl Records.
Remastered in 2013 by DSIP >>>
For current projects and digging deeper into Delta Sleep Inducing Peptide visit their blog and don’t miss out on this brilliant 2013 release;
Issued via the Batenim Netlabel.
A career spanning mix to celebrate Autechre‘s 20th (yes it’s really that old already) anniversary of releasing their 1st classic album Incunabula, thanks are due to Bertolt Brechtakt who took his time to mix this from his Vinyl editions.
Single Source Publishing V (Autechre) by Bertolt Brechtakt on Mixcloud
A special Helloween release by former Bauhaus, Love & Rockets member David J is the very first acceptable rendition of the 1979 classic proto gothic dub ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ played to death by generations now “.……..this dark melancholic exploration was recorded live by candlelight in a single take.” An atmospheric approach with “signature post-classical piano from noir chanteuse Jill Tracy.”
Listen and Enjoy or grab it if you can – for $ 0.99 via his bandcamp site it’s a bargain and you’ll never know how long it’s available until the next Collection of rarities will be compiled.
On another note; there’s a bit more in the coming concerning Bauhaus’ legacy. Not wanting to mention Beggars Banquet’s Archive’s careful edited and restored 5 Album Box Sets of Love and Rockets & Bauhaus nor the Daniel Ash 3CD Box Anthology, nor the various Peter Murphy expanded Reissues – but David J’s first solo Album which was last issued in 1990, Etiquette Of Violence.
This reissue will be available in late November as a lavish deluxe 2CD Set via Cherry Red. The 2nd Disc compromises of nearly everything to wish for the avid collector; his rare collaborative single from 1981 with René Halkett, the even more rare 1983 Sinister Ducks 7″ plus 8 Demos and Outtakes and some alternative versions make this a pretty exciting sum-up of his early days as solo artist.