Saâda Bonaire, Philip Perkins & SKEPTICS
‘Saâda Bonaire’, ‘Drive Time’, III, Amalgam
Four amazing records being re-issued this month. Snag them in a bundle for a limited deal.
BD-04 Philip Perkins ‘Drive Time’ – Musician, cinematographer, and lighting designer in The Residents performance ensemble, and composition student of “Blue” Gene Tyranny– issued this astounding, unclassifiable piece on his own label Fun Music in 1985. Part-field-recording, part-electronic, part-trad-songwriting, it’s a collage of sound assembled to replace the nonsense that was AM Radio for morning commuters. A far-out trip that is as vital a replacement for the vapid “noise” still hitting members of the working world (read: everyone) today. Remastered and made widely available for the first time. Track-listing and more info here
CT-181 Saâda Bonaire – Formed by Bremen DJ Ralph “von” Richtoven in 1982, Saâda Bonaire was a studio project based around two young sultry German singers and an extremely diverse backing band. Its fusion of Eastern instruments, dub aesthetics, and disco production still sounds fresh and unique today. Track-listing and more info here
FNCT-011 SKEPTICS ‘III’ – Skeptics were a post-punk noise band from Palmerston North, New Zealand active from 1979-1990. III showcases the band’s abrasive and haunting sound as well as their embracing of early sampling technology in a time when jangle guitar pop was prominent on Flying Nun records. Despite their obscurity Skeptics made an impact in New Zealand due to the controversial video for AFFCO, which was banned on national television due to it’s graphic footage of the AFFCO slaughter house. Track-listing and more info here
FNCT-012 SKEPTICS ‘Amalgam‘ – Amalgam was to be the band’s fourth and final album due to the passing of lead singer David D’Ath, shortly after. Amalgam shows Skeptics at their best; dark, brooding with a wall of noise created by the bands unique talent and adaptation of early sampling technology. Includes digital download and previously unseen photo’s. Track-listing and more info here
Both SKEPTICS records Re-issued and re-mastered for the first time since it’s release in conjunction with Simon Ogston’s ‘Sheen Of Gold’, a documentary which tells the complete and compelling story of Skeptics.