Magic Moments At Twilight Time & The Charles -
"Mick & Chris On Acid... The Album!" (C-4005, 1987)
The collaborative album that started it all thirty years ago, includes the
epic 23 minute original of the psychedelic anthem, "Acidic Heaven". Plus
bonus tracks by Dirty Planet and Mick Magic, and the book "The Second
World Chronicles" by Sati Varg.
2. GERMANY, WEST & EAST
Lord Litter - "Torn Between Temptations" (M&E 012, 1992)
The seminal work of Mr. Underground himself, no serious subterranean collection would be complete without it. Plus bonus tracks by Lord Litter
and Meta Georgia, and a bonus album by Das Freie Orchester.
Ray Pop - "Under My Skirt" (M&E 028, 1992)
An M&E exclusive from the delightfully 'artless and childish' and highly
successful kitsche pop darlings of the underground, plus bonus track.
Glass - "Glass Planet" (M&E 590, 2003)
Superb electro new wave pop with an occasional dark overtone and a
seriously excellent female vocalist up front. Plus bonus tracks by Cactus
5. UNITED STATES OF
L.G. Mair Jr. - "Drōn" (M&E 395,
The ex-Alien Planetscapes maestro electro-experimentalist's 45 minute
Galactic Lilah Et
"Essais Somnanbuliques - Volume
1: Anima Spiralia" (M&E 105, 1992)
An inventive series of
semi-experimental musical vignettes from the Drum Fondu keyboardist. Plus
bonus track from We Never Met.
Sons Of Selina - M&E 25th
Anniversary Special Collection (1992-95)
The best selling band on M&E
probably need no introduction, lots of wondrously chugaramic psychedelic
spacepunk drawn from their three best M&E releases, including the whole of
the live album, "Now Give Me Back My Cake". Plus bonus track from Sons Of
Selina vs. Head In The Shed.
Mana ERG - "Another" (Self
Released CDR, 1999)
Some of the finest work by the incredibly talented Bruno De Angelis, a
fusion of so many well conceived and performed musical styles it almost
defies categorisation. Plus bonus track.
The Flowers Of Romance - "The Story So Far... And Further!"
(M&E 088, 1992, M&E 25th Anniversary Special Edition)
Adding a further half an hour to the original release, much of which
includes remastered versions, including extra tracks from the Flowers,
Nexus and New Zero God, thus bringing the story up to date. Plus exclusive
'piano and voice' bonus track of Flowers classic, "Winter Waltz",
specially performed by the New Zero God himself, Mike Pougounas, and Tsiri
Band's Irene Tiniakou.
Karg - "Kira" (M&E 116, 1992)
The first album we released from the excellent Trost catalogue, sparking
my great love of the Austrian underground scene of the time. A superb
slice of inventive offbeat subterranean rock and beyond.
Pornorphans - "Seasoned With Love" (M&E 448, 1998)
delightfully sleazy metallic psycherock version of Garbage, fronted by the
imposing presence of underground bad girl, Jytt. Phew...
Jaws Of The Flying Carpet -
"Live At The Whipping Post" (M&E 402, 1997)
An impressively coherent live set from these great masters of the
improvisational arts, accessibly beyond description. Plus bonus tracks
from Agent Yggdrasil and
Ooöl Fjölkunnîgr &
Rotton Kidz - "Green Asia" (M&E 235, 1993)
The international co-operative's greatest Bangkok adventure, a fine mixture
of ethnic Thai music with the western improvisations of the JOTFC members.
Plus bonus track by
Zartipo - "Live"
(M&E 302, 1995)
smoking experimental rock guitar work of Andrei Ivanou and compatriots,
plus bonus tracks from the new album.
Ir Visa Tai Kas Yra Grau Yra
"Ir Visa Tai Kas Yra Grau Yra
Grau" (M&E 091, 1992)
That kind of insanely offbeat
rock / jazz / pop / folk thing that only seems to originate from eastern
Europe, it's an absolute joy. Plus bonus tracks, both live and studio.
The Witches - "Witchcraft" (M&E
Simply enchanting gothic rock,
beautifully crafted by sisters Izabella and Aleksandra, the latter
tragically lost to us in 1997, sadly missed.
Elza - "Monsters Movie / World Of Elza" (M&E
One of the biggest bands to come out of the Kharkov underground scene,
Elza have an innovative style pretty much all their own, merging their ethnic influences with western rock. Plus bonus track.
18. THE NETHERLANDS
Trespassers W - "Buzz" (M&E 260, 1994)
The accomplished Dutch multi art performers presented us with this rather
unique look into their diverse musical world, including radio and TV
appearances, live performances and intimate moments at home. Plus bonus
track and a book of three short stories by founder member, Cor Gout,
published by M&E especially for this collection.
Toshiyuki Hiraoka - "T" (M&E 554, 2000)
Nowadays renowned for his cinematic soundtracks, Toshi's roots are in
electronic and avant garde music. This album is a great example of the
former, quite danceable in places, a master of the technological arts
indeed. Plus bonus track by
Eye / Aya -
"..." (M&E 427,
1998, M&E 25th Anniversary Special Edition)
The anarcho electro
gothic industrial punk stylings of one J. Citizen, treating your ears
whilst knocking the living shite out of the political elite. Specially
remastered by the artist for this collection, plus live bonus track.
- "Flatus Flow Rate" (M&E 312, 1995)
New wave with a
progressive Velvet Underground edge to it, fronted by Dietmar Gallhammer,
another talented soul taken from us too young.
Sister Sinister -
"Sister Sinister" (M&E 559, 2000)
rock with gothic and progressive undertones, exquisitely topped off with
the velvet voice of Solveig Jacobsen. Classy musicianship from this ultra
talented Scandinavian combo.
Dark Side Cowboys -
"Review" (M&E 366, 1996)
A great collection
of early demo recordings from the now well known Swedish gothic rockers,
specially remastered by the band for this collection. Plus bonus tracks,
including their most recent single.
Anima Mundi - "En
Directo" (M&E 379, 1997)
different Spanish progressive band with rock and folk touches. As the
title implies, some of it is live.
The Legendary Poptones & M. Nomized
"The Story Of An Acoustic Dream" (M&E 397, 1997)
Interesting avant garde work in this Bulgarian/French collaboration, the
invention of the Poptones and the experience and ability of the French
maestro making for a fascinating marriage of styles. Plus two bonus tracks
from the Poptones and one from M. Nomized.
Space Invaders - "Planet Blue" (M&E 413, 1997)
Originally backed by Trost in Vienna, these naturally Austrian influenced
purveyors of fine quality spacepunk with a distinctive indie / new wave
edge really produced the goods with this CD release.
Ras.Al.Ghul - "Ras.Al.Ghul" (M&E 428, 1998)
Great electronic based tribal music with influences from many eastern
ethnicities. I used to call it 'Benfica Bangra', you'll see why! Plus
exclusive bonus mini album by Rasalasad.
Artemiy Artemiev - "Electroshocking Works" (M&E 475, 1999)
An absolute honour to have this selection, personally chosen by and
assembled for M&E by the much heralded Russian electro-experimental
composer himself, featuring tracks from three of his early albums. And
yes, he is related to the famous film soundtrack composer, Edward Artemiev
(Solaris, The Mirror, Stalker), that's his dad.
Levente - "Turning Pages" (M&E 596, 2003)
Quality electronic music from the multi-talented Transylvanian ex-pat,
from neo-classical to deep space. Includes a bonus track and a copy of his
gripping book about growing up in
30. SOUTH AFRICA
Sphinx - "The
(M&E 065, 1992, M&E
25th Anniversary Special Edition)
A remastered new
imagining of the classic Irre Tapes album, put together by the artist
especially for this collection. A great fusion of electronica, jazz and
the avant garde. The missing tracks (from the original release) are in a
bonus folder, plus bonus track from Amoraim.
UNITED WORLD UNDERGROUND (MMATT CD 2, 2001)
from Into The Abyss (Greece), Dark Star (Germany), Eye (Australia), Earth
(Germany), Grass Harp (Germany), Ras.Al.Ghul (Portugal), Idiom (England),
Blacklight Braille (U.S.A.), Lord Litter (Germany), The Stinking Badger Of
Java (Australia), Neo (England), T.M.R. (England), Cosmic Dance Society
(Germany), Love In A Plague (England) and Steve Andrews (Wales).