Label: Rē Records – Rē 0103 Series: Rē Records Quarterly – Vol. 1 No. 3 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: UK Released: 06 Jan 1986 Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Rock, Non-Music, Pop Style: Leftfield, Experimental, Prog Rock, Spoken Word
Early entry to Chris Cutler's sporadic sound-magazine Re Records Quarterly - a series focusing on newly released or previously unreleased outsider music, comprised of an LP and accompanying magazine. From first glance, it's pretty obvious that the whole thing must have been a total financial blackhole - the screen-printing and quality of the printed material is seriously HIGH.. that coupled with the limited appeal of the music is fertile grounds for serious monetary haemorrhage. HOWEVER - the global nature of the series, such as being one of the first imprints to offer pop music from behind the Iron Curtain to the west, ensured that ppl with a curious ear got their fix. Very admirable. But back to this one, highlights! One piece of lurching, free-form instrumental slurry from the C.W. Vrtacek associated and tricky-to-pin-down Biota outfit, plus one from Hungarian ska-influenced, new-wave group Kontroll Csoport. Best pick however goes to Rob Wyatt though with 'Pigs' - a confirmed favourite of the late John Peel and the perfect cold-fusion of squirming synth notes, jangling percussion and Wyatt's quintessentially British accent reminiscing over his time in the countryside, albeit with a twist. Magazine alone worth the entry ticket. Great series! (NM/NM - with booklet).
Tracklist A1 –The Big Guns Card To Bernard 2:42 A2 –Biota Early Rest Home 9:40 A3 –Robert Wyatt Pigs 2:40 A4 –Roger Turner Sprung From Traps 5:05 A5 –Kontroll Csoport Little Red Bombardier 4:13 A6 –Adrian Mitchell Woman Of Water 1:16 B1 –Cassix Coste 1:52 B2 –Cassix Criota 2:42 B3 –Cassix Religion 2:30 B4 –Cassix The Stanislavsky Method 1:07 B5 –Cassix Tempo Di Pace, Bari 3:52 B6 –Cassix Copy Machine 1:46 B7 –Cassix Finta Di Nulla 1:54 B8 –Nazca (5) Nadja 4:21