complete catalogue of recordings by Magic Moments At Twilight Time was
probably complicated enough by our habit of travelling back into the past
and changing things, right? Well, you have a Ford Escortron, you tend to do
these things. Because you can. Now, I realise that's no excuse for all the
confusion, that's why I included a definitive list of said recordings on
The Mmatterial. You're also probably aware that 'the big three' of our
earlier albums (Psychotron 0, Zoen Nostalgia and White Hawk Atomic) were
also released on other labels around the world (on the left is the label
from the outer packaging of the Krime Sonik edition of "White Hawk Atomic"
from France, where it was released as "Le Faucon Blanc Atomique") too, oui?
But there were a lot of labels that desperately wanted an exclusive MMATT
album, thus was born the Flashbax series. Though there was nothing
significant on any of them that you couldn't get elsewhere, they became
hugely collectible. Here then are the details of the ten volumes in that
series, complete with the original inlay notes, written between 1991 and
1993, enjoy muchly...
FLASHBAX VOL. 1 (Krime Sonik, France)
French edition of the first volume of the Flashbax series, issued by Patrice
Miossec's Krime Sonik label in 1993, came in an excellent 20 page booklet,
including a 9 page interview with me he had lovingly translated into French.
FLASHBAX VOL. 1
Acid Tapes (UK)
Harsh Reality Music (USA)
Krime Sonik (France)
Echt Zeit / Tonspur Tapes (Germany)
Left As In Sinister (Australia)
Wipe Out Records (Greece)
Gendai Records (Japan)
courtesy of its digitisation by Steve Lines at Acid Tapes (thank you, kind
sir) is available for streaming or free download at Reverbnation, albeit
with an edited version of "Sister Jody", due to the site's 8MB limit. Just
insure your ears and click on the link above...
A1 "State Of The Art" - Recorded July 1987 at Brunhildes Foot in
Clapham, London, our studio debut for Earworm Records, released on "Tapeworm
Vol. 1" (OHR 031). Features the original line up of Mick Magic, Shona
Moments, Kate Twilight and Jay Time.
A2 "Acidic Heaven" - Recorded October 1987, from "The Magic Moments
Album". A flaw on the master meant this recording had to be used in two
sections. It was still a must for inclusion as it came top in our recent
A3 "Spirit" - Recorded at Raven Studios, Camberley, the music in
February 1990 (percussion by Alex Cable of Internal Autonomy), the vocal in
October 1990 by the new MMATT singer, Leonie Jackson, or Lulu for short.
A4 "Bewitched" - Back to the original line up. Recorded March 1989 for
the album "Zoen Nostalgia". The witches spell done by White Hawk,
Sensemillia and Spliff.
A5 "The Soultakers" - Recorded October 1987 for "The Magic Moments
Album". Also features the original line up.
A6 "Blitzkrieg!" - Recorded live at our debut gig, June 1987, for the
album "Live At Frimley Community Centre".
B1 "Sister Jody" - A real acid jam! This was Jay Time's audition to join
the band as bassist... he passed. The recording was made May 1987,
originally appeared on flip of live album. Amazing how much noise two people
can make, huh?
i) "The Magic Moments Album" was later
expanded and repackaged as "Psychotron 0".
ii) The 'recent poll' referred to was
a vote taken from readers of "The Mmattrix" newsletter in 1991 to help
determine which songs should be used on "White Hawk Atomic".
iii) The 'flaw' on "Acidic Heaven" is
the little jump circa 2:50 where the two parts were originally joined, way
before digital editing software existed. One of these days, I'd like to get
it rectified and issue a 'perfect' version!
iv) The music track for "Spirit" was
originally created by me for an Internal Autonomy track called "Here In Our
Hearts", currently available on an excellent retrospective of their works on
the Front Cover label (CFD002). We later rearranged and electrified the
track into "The Spirit Electric", which appeared on the "Creavolution" CD in
1996. I actually think I prefer this original!
v) The three witches are Julie Howell,
Samantha Taylor (who became my wife) and Chree Platt.