Here's a list of what I consider the greatest albums still not on CD.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Uludag - Mau Mau. 1988 Review.
Back to the archives we go... Here's the kind of album that is considerably more popular with my Gnosis brethren than myself. It's the kind of late 1980s dissonant avant progressive that I can appreciate mentally, but it leaves me cold afterward. More academic than emotional. The older I get, the more the latter means to me when considering music that matters. I still have the LP, patiently awaiting the next ebay sale. We'll give it one more chance before the bus picks it up.
One would hope that with a label like Review, I could actually find one. My rather curt observation states: "A cross between various Oriental musics and avant progressive rock. All instrumental and unlike any other album. Groundbreaking, though not necessarily that enjoyable on the whole."
For a more positive take, one of my RYM friends, Fastro, writes: "Imagine loosely slashing avant-prog drums and dynamic (slashing) bass/guitar empowerment into chinese music + some electronic & noise. This is not fun music. This is sensitive "popularisation" of some chinese sounding music. Quite dark, mystic and.. great! In part two, there's lot's of crazy improvisation or something like that. Some very interesting ones. I like that." I imagine this album would do well as a CD reissue in a limited run.
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THIS IS NOT A DOWNLOAD SITE! I'm going to nip that in the bud straight away. That's not what this is about, and there are no hidden links. Also, please do not ask me to rip these albums. I just simply do not have the time. I apologize in advance. This is strictly an informational blog.
Comments on any of the albums presented are indeed welcome!
Key to the Priority codes:
Priority 1: Amongst the greatest albums ever made. Almost criminal that it is not available on CD. (Gnosis 12-15; RYM 4.5 - 5.0)
Priority 2: A classic. One of the greatest albums still not on CD (Gnosis 11; RYM 4.0)
Priority 3: An excellent album. (Gnosis 10; RYM 3.5)
No Priority: The rest, which range from very good to poor and everything in between (Gnosis 9 and below; RYM 3.0 and below). Many of these albums are borderline Priority 3, and should not be presumed to be poor efforts. I had to draw the line somewhere.