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Presenting a collection of Music & Elsewhere from the United World Underground,

 featuring bands/artistes from 30 countries, spanning the five continents of Planet Earth...


 
 

1. ENGLAND

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.

3. FRANCE

X 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.

4. SCOTLAND

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 Rose.

5. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

L.G. Mair Jr. - "Drōn" (M&E 395, 1997)

The ex-Alien Planetscapes maestro electro-experimentalist's 45 minute soundscape masterpiece.

6. BELGIUM

Galactic Lilah Et L’Orchestre-Fantôme -

"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.

7. WALES

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.

8. ITALY

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.

9. GREECE

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.

10. AUSTRIA

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.

11. FINLAND

Pornorphans - "Seasoned With Love" (M&E 448, 1998)

A delightfully sleazy metallic psycherock version of Garbage, fronted by the imposing presence of underground bad girl, Jytt. Phew...

12. CANADA

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 & Pentatonic Noise.

13. THAILAND

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 Ooöl Fjölkunnîgr.

14. BELARUS

Zartipo - "Live" (M&E 302, 1995)

The excellent smoking experimental rock guitar work of Andrei Ivanou and compatriots, plus bonus tracks from the new album.

15. LITHUANIA

Ir Visa Tai Kas Yra Gražu Yra Gražu -

"Ir Visa Tai Kas Yra Gražu Yra Gražu" (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.

16. POLAND

The Witches - "Witchcraft" (M&E 214/347, 1993-96)

Simply enchanting gothic rock, beautifully crafted by sisters Izabella and Aleksandra, the latter tragically lost to us in 1997, sadly missed.

17. UKRAINE

Elza - "Monsters Movie / World Of Elza" (M&E 248, 1994)

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.

19. JAPAN

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 Toka Lügenvater.

20. AUSTRALIA

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.

21. SWITZERLAND

Religious Overdose - "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.

22. NORWAY

Sister Sinister - "Sister Sinister" (M&E 559, 2000)

Excellent melodic rock with gothic and progressive undertones, exquisitely topped off with the velvet voice of Solveig Jacobsen. Classy musicianship from this ultra talented Scandinavian combo.

23. SWEDEN

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.

24. SPAIN

Anima Mundi - "En Directo" (M&E 379, 1997)

Deliciously different Spanish progressive band with rock and folk touches. As the title implies, some of it is live.

25. BULGARIA

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.

26. CROATIA

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.

27. PORTUGAL

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.

28. RUSSIA

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.

29. ROMANIA

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 Ceausescu’s Romania.

30. SOUTH AFRICA

Sphinx - "The Secret Of..."

(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)

Includes tracks 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).

 
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