Music & Elsewhere Another great personal favourite of mine,
a choice of track here to pick the tempo up a bit, this is "Husband And
Wives". Don't think Jack Jones though. Shit, have I just given my age away
or what? ;)
Music & Elsewhere The voice belongs to Sigi Ecker, and what a voice
it is. The other half of the duo was Klaus Filip, seems to be little he
couldn't do with sound! This is the pair live at Das Bach in Austria.
Music & Elsewhere Guess the obvious segue
here is the Trost label, from whence we got SO many great albums to
release in the UK. And that's where the next young lady on the 'playlist'
(surely he jests) came to us from too...
Music & Elsewhere The song is the title track from her CD album,
also, of course, released as a cassette on M&E...
Elsewhere Renée Stieger was first on M&E as half (the more creative
half, I gather) of the Trost duo, BDF (Bild Der Frau). Definitely has an
ear for the strange. Also a talented artist, both performance and actually
making artworks, a model, the list goes on...
Music & Elsewhere She's another one we had the pleasure of meeting
when she visited the UK, I think in the late 90's. This is she (and
gentleman friend of the time), in our old place in Frimley. We liked them,
Tilly The Space Cat didn't seem so sure...
Music & Elsewhere Staying on the Trost theme, yet another of my great
& Elsewhere I could have quite happily put the contents of both CD's I
own on the M&E Collection, but 25 minutes +/- 10% was the guiding rule,
so! The track I've picked for this presentation isn't on the collection,
which is true of everything I'm playing (consider it value plus!), this is
Music & Elsewhere Amazingly creative band, driven by the excellent
rhythms of underground super-drummer, Günther Castanetti (you may also
remember Those Who Survived The Plague?), but on this particular session
courtesy of the very unique voice of Regina Ausserwöger, which really kind
of defines the sound.
Music & Elsewhere Oh, it's finished
(for me, kinda depends when you hit the link and press 'play', don't it?),
shame, I was enjoying that. "Earthfake" is my fave, that's on the
collection. Staying with Trost and Günther Castanetti (I confess the man
is one of those underground names
that really carries some weight for me), the next band up is a little less
strange, but no less interesting...
& Elsewhere From the album "Unpleasant Things", which is certainly no
way to describe the tracks, this is "Water"...
Music & Elsewhere Again, in this presentation by merit of a
somewhat unique vocal stylist, who goes simply by the name of 'ink' on the
credits. I don't have a photo of the band, maybe this is her on the album
cover, Günther doesn't tell me much... :(
Music & Elsewhere There's just something about Austrian underground
stuff that I really connected with, liked so much of it. Even coined the
term 'Viennesque' to describe all things Trost in reviews!
Music & Elsewhere Hope you's out there are enjoying all this as
much as I am. Be nice if somebody told me. Hint hint.
Music & Elsewhere If just for me then, let's pick the tempo up a
bit, get a bit subterranean poppy as it were...
Music & Elsewhere This is "Ice Man"...
& Elsewhere The voice and creative force behind Endymion (later known
as Silk Rush) is one Barbarella Buchner. I lost touch with her for many
years, then she had the good grace to marry a cat, end up all over the
tabloids and thus become quite easy to find again. Oh come on, am I in the
habit of making stuff up like that?
Music & Elsewhere Fair enough. But THIS time, it's all true!
Music & Elsewhere She lives in the Canary Islands these days, but
in the days of M&E she was a young German lady living in London and doing
modelling on the side. Somebody once told me I should take up modelling.
Then I realised they were trying to sell me an Airfix Chieftain Tank
Music & Elsewhere "Ice Man", that's
me. Hah! Not when this next young lady is singing...