AUDION MAGAZINE

Audion #58 (Autumn 2013) A4, 36pp - £4.00

THE RETURN OF THROBBING GRISTLE

A PORTISHEAD LEGACY Get The Blessing, Beak

10 STUNNING LIFE-CHANGING ALBUMS

GARDEN OF DELIGHTS (label feature)
MIKHAIL CHEKALIN: WEIRD ELECTRONICS RUSSIAN STYLE

EGGSHELLS: OBSCURE KRAUTROCK DISCOVERIES #2
MYTHOS: MASTERS OF KRAUTROCK

WOLFGANG DAUNER'S ET CETERA: KNIRSCH (review)

CANTERBURY SCENE PIONEERS 5
SOLEIL ZEUHL
(label feature)
RUIN: LEICESTER'S BEST-KEPT SECRET

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THE RETURN OF THROBBING GRISTLE

A PORTISHEAD LEGACY
Get The Blessing, Beak

10 STUNNING LIFE-CHANGING ALBUMS

GARDEN OF DELIGHTS (label feature)
Action, Embryo, Emtidi, Gravestone, Guildenstern, Gurnemanz, Guru Guru,
Ibliss, Joy Unlimited, Necronomicon, Os Mundi, Radio Noisz Ensemble,
Sunbirds, Sündenfall II, Surgery, Tetragon, Xhol, Yggdrasil, Zoppo Trump

MIKHAIL CHEKALIN: WEIRD ELECTRONICS RUSSIAN STYLE

EGGSHELLS: OBSCURE KRAUTROCK DISCOVERIES #2
Die Aqstische Droge Und Das Überhaupt, D.O.C., Exil, Gebärväterli,
Gustaff's Company, Panko Musik, Prisma, Prosper, Uncle Brain

MYTHOS: MASTERS OF KRAUTROCK

WOLFGANG DAUNER'S ET CETERA: KNIRSCH (review)

CANTERBURY SCENE PIONEERS 5
Neil Ardley, David Bedford, Catapilla, Centipede, Isotope, Mirage,
Nucleus, Mike Oldfield, Ovary Lodge, John G. Perry, 2nd Vision,
Sun Treader, Turning Point, Darryl Way's Wolf, Stomu Yamash'ta

SOLEIL ZEUHL (label feature)
Serge Bringolf, Eider Stellaire, Neom, Rialzu, Scherzoo,
Setna, Unit Wail, Xing Sa

ELECTROSHOCK RECORDS (reviews)
Edward Artemiev, Gary Dibenedetto, Antanas Jasenka, Dmitry Mazurov,
Anatoly Pereslegin, Yney, etc.

MOONJUNE RECORDS (reviews)
Doubt, Ligro, Mahogany Frog, SH.TG.N, Tohpati Bertiga

RUIN: LEICESTER'S BEST-KEPT SECRET

ESOTERIC RECORDINGS (reviews)
Ache, Earth & Fire, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Pekka Pohjola, Solution,
Tangerine Dream, Wigwam

CUNEIFORM (reviews)
Afuche, Gösta Berlings Saga, Isotope, Radio Massacre International,
Soft Machine, Thinking Plague, Univers Zero, etc.

REVIEWS A-Z

 

some previews....

THE RETURN OF THROBBING GRISTLE
Back in the late 1970's Throbbing Gristle (TG) were one of the most radical, groundbreaking and influential of bands that managed to ride along with the indie/punk/new-wave front. The quartet of Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti were all rooted in pure experimentation, and an affinity with the Fluxus movement, musicians and non-musicians, they had a penchant for improvisation, the bizarre, the perverse, and slowly grew a reputation (good and bad) since their inception in the mid 1970's. TG could be embarrassingly commercial and as weird as hell... ... a true return to old TG in the guise of THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL REPORT pretty much revisiting the realms of the original debut LP release SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, with new takes on those wonderfully titled tracks like Slug Bait and Maggot Death in a seamless succession and flow leading to a new rendition of the deep space masterwork After Cease To Exist. The disc ends with Zyklon B Zombie....

MYTHOS: MASTERS OF KRAUTROCK
Of the many great Berlin Krautrock / Kosmische bands Mythos were possibly the most overlooked. During their lifetime they didn't make the international breaks that came to the likes of Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel or Agitation Free, and they were often unfairly dismissed by most of the media. Maybe this was because of the group's leader Stephan Kaske's most unusual deep German accent vocals? Or, was it that Mythos were so different and uncategorisable? Whatever, for me these were unique strengths that made Mythos different, and what with their embrace of classical themes, ethnic cultures, mysticism and sci-fi concepts, it all added up to something special, even if they only did four great albums in a decade.
The early history of Mythos is not that well documented. It is known that they played at various Berlin Youth Clubs in 1969 and '70. According to Berlin Rockarchiv they were originally known as The Lovely People, and debuted...

published 29 October 2013.

 

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