Saturday, August 18, 2018
glimpse of the entropic, grinding-to-a-halt vibe of music culture in the mid-70s - the E1 festival of July '74, in Stepney
notable historically for appearance near the end of Elvis Costello fronting his first band Flip City - and essentially doing Get Happy! six years ahead of schedule.
more proof if needed of the secret contiguity and blurring of Old Wave and New Wave
(via Open Culture - and the London Community Video Archive)
More 74-made films from LCVA
side-burned well-spoken activist supports recreation-starved kids in struggle for play spaces!
top of the Poplars
Powis to the people!
power to the Pepys
All the fun of the fair (is this Deptford?)
Oooh a good one from a few years into the New Wave era - what looks like kids in class (further ed college? poly?) pretending to be punx?
And one from '72 on squatting
Verily a trove of verite on the fly lo-fi doccery - urban history as ghostly mirages
Friday, August 17, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
blurb from Institute for Danish Sound Archaeology
"This release presents a selection of sound experiments made by Danish tape amateurs during the period of 1959-1976. The pieces included on the record are all contributions, which have been submitted to Danish tape amateur contests, but none of the works have been released before. The compilation represents a fragment of a previously overlooked and forgotten piece of Danish sound- and music history, where people experimented with the tape recorder in their spare time, creating sound collages and electronic music. "
Institute for Danish Sound Archaeology who also reissued this earlier-Creeled beaut by Knud Viktor