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Auricle AMCDR 268 57'57" CD-R £8.00 + p&p
Maestro, Ma Ped Cantibile
The Beauty Of Fragile Objects
4. Out Of
Cold Storage 2'05"
Der Ungelernt 9'30"
6. No Peace
For The Alchemist
7. Dance For
remixed & old recordings.
1,2,3 taken from "Cerebration" (Land Of Yrx Products BASL 19) from
1984, all re-mixed or enhanced.
4 is remixed from a solo recording by Rob Andrews.
Other tracks are unreleased live & studio recordings 1983-85.
Compiled by David Gate after a suggestion by Auricle Music.
Produced by Auricle Music, March 1987.
From a remaster supplied by Robert Andrews.
Further hiss and glitch/click removal by Alan Freeman at Tachyon Studio, 23
Licensed from David Gate.
Design & layout by Xylem.
Rob Andrews: guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion, etc.
David Gate: keyboards, electronics, tapes, voice, percussion,
Nick Elborough: voice, percussion, electronics (5)
Mark Francombe: guitar (5)
Steve Collins: guitar (6,8)
Andrew Pinches: saxophone (6), percussion (8)
Another new Auricle tape that is a ‘compilation of
remixed, old and live recordings...’, to quote from Auricle Music’s latest
catalogue, and a pretty good collection it’s turned out to be.
The 8 tracks are varied and among
some of the best recorded by the band. With one or two exceptions the accent
is mainly on the more rock/synth oriented side of David Gate and Robert
Andrews’ output. The latter’s neat guitar playing is put to admirable use on
tracks such as Destroying The Beauty Of Fragile Objects which is a
"cool" jazz/rock-style piece, and Unfruchtbarmachung Der Ungelernt,
a dense and gritty slab of slow urban blues. The 17 minute long Das
Begrabnis, extracted from the original side-long piece that graced their Cerebration
tape showcases the more experimental nature of Land of Yrx and features some interesting
synth lines swooping and swirling in, out and around the march-like
percussive backdrop. No Peace For The Alchemist is a melodious and
emotive track with some fine sax playing and complementary synth and guitar
work, a 9 minute gem of a piece in fact. Beschneider Erich which
closes the album displays a weird mixture of dramatic synth playing and
offbeat surrealist humour which works well.
A highly enjoyable collection of
music from a band that deserve to be heard more widely. Well worth investigating.
Peter Harrison, from Audion #5, page 25 (July 1987)
release proves most web reviews about The Land Of Yrx wrong. If you have a
listen to Unfruchtbarmachung Der Ungelernt
- a heavy fried blues that fuses the sound of early Cabaret Voltaire
and Throbbing Gristle with Heldon a la Zind and Zind Destruction, and
Beschneider Erich - a rather breezy track that blends such diverse elements
as Ashra, Richard Pinhas and Mike Oldfield (and there are many more
surprising diversions with the other 6 tracks) you'll soon realise that The
Land Of Yrx were no mere synth band, but much more than that.
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