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The Pop Group – Will They All Come Back ?

After the recent Reunion Tour and Rarites Collections issues & Reissue of “We Are Time” The Pop Group (i.e. Mark Stewart, Gareth Sager, Dan Catsis, Bruce Smith) announced a new Album for February 2015 recorded during the last two years and a batch of live dates in Japan, Australia and the States for the coming spring.

Pop Group 2014

The title track “Citizen Zombie” can listened to here, the pledge is already on………….

Style Scott R.I.P.

style scott

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.

dub meltdown
songs of praise
threat to creation 1981
emotional hool
epic 2

Nash The Slash “So Long and Thanks for all the Fish”

from his homepage

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.

Children Front

Multi Pop Produktion : No sleep ’til Cottbus

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

Lo-Fi Semi Nostalgia for free… Unpaid Work

artwork by J.A.

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..

D.S.I.P. – Re-activated & Remastered Reissue(s)

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;

narkoklang

Issued via the Batenim Netlabel.