Friday, August 10, 2007

Tubercular Bells (Somnambulance to Dream General) excerpts

From the insert:
This release is composed of forgotten, lost, incomplete and abandoned tracks recorded between 2002 to 2006.This compilation of 'Lost and Found' was compiled for an excursion to the USA in June 2006 and released in an edition of 100 CDrs.
All tracks are previously unreleased except track 10 which previously appeared on the compilation album 'Il Programma Di Religione'
*1. A Little Chittagonian Lascar Barefoot and Starving
2. Another Journey
3. As and When
*4. A Simple Piano
*5. Not for the Price of a Hat
6. Soap Stone Sugar Rocks (A Dumb Admirer of Genius)
7. Waste Disposal Chute to the Afterlife (Reversal Changed)
8. Jamais Vu or Ugly People in Love
9. Rattle Snake Boots with Crocodile Epaulettes
10. Benedict XV (1914-22)
*11. On our Way
*12. Unsanitary Conditions
13. The Bombardier Sings (A Norwegian in Poland)
14. The Mind as an Engine That Hitherto Ceases to Function Correctly - Remix
15. Zyphon goes to Bo Bo
*16. You should have told me first
*17. Somnambulance to Dream General
18. Jerusalem

Andrew Liles Site
The Liles site lists an upcoming title of Somnambulance To Dream General.
Klanggallerie , as referenced in the comments (thanks again for keeping me honest:) and had I done proper sleuthing would have readily found, has this to say:
"Originally released in a microscopic edition on CD-R only, this masterpiece is presented to you now as a proper Cd with stunning artwork. Three bonus tracks have been added to the original album and what you get is Mr. Liles at his very best! Planned as a collection of obscure and leftover tracks, Somnambulants is an amazing testament of Andrew Liles' skills as a modern composer. A must-have from this member of Nurse With Wound, The wardrobe and The Vortex Vault."
Indeed. Had I known this would see the light of day in a new pressing, I STILL would have purchased the CDR. Fantastic sounds amid minimalist piano and more, Liles lists this title's rerelease as Winter 'o7, while Klanggallerie has early '08. Either way, definitely a piece worth seeking out.
Excerpted tracks are highlighted with an asterisk (*) on the above listing.
So, please give a listen, as this alchemist of sound wends his way through the everyday, finding and extracting the extraordinary. And be sure to keep an eye out for the release of Somnambulance... It'll be limited to 500 according to Klanggallerie.


Anonymous said...

Somnabulance is being re-issued by Klanggalerie with three extra tracks. Seeing as the original release was planned as a collection of obscure and leftover tracks there might not be any additional work done on the re-release. In light of this being put out again it might be advisable to take this one down.

wassonii said...

Advice heeded. Thank you.
Folks, I'll leave the entry up, but not the link, at least for the complete album. Perhaps an excerpt grouping in a few days, as I feel this is a superb collection of sounds meant to be heard.
As always, not trying to skirt the law or take monies away from artists I respect, just induce others to listen to something they previously might not have.