Label: Innocent - NON-007 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Limited Edition • Country: Australia • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: New Wave, Abstract, Experimental, Minimal
After releasing an album a year between andthe Remote Viewers suddenly went silent, following the self-released Sudden Rooms in Different Buildingsalthough there have been a few concerts here and there.
And then, the floodgates opened with a five-CD set entitled Control Roomthus doubling the group's recorded output in a single move. Control Room is a mixed bag of projects revolving around David Petts and Adrian Northover, here expanding the core essence of the Remote Viewers.
Radial Influx - Andrew Lahiff - New Lines Of Speculation of all, fans should be warned that only one of the five discs features the Viewers ' classic trio.
Everything else covers new ground. That said, if the group has quickly established in its career a unique mood for its music, this music has always taken on various forms, from disquieting art song to avant-garde sax trio pieces and bleak electronics.
In Control Roomeach of these sides gets extra room to develop, and each disc is an album in its own right. Atmospheric in typical Viewers style, this piece is also cinematic, slow-evolving yet finely developed. Listening to it, you will wonder why Petts has not been hired yet to score movies for David Lynch or David Cronenberg. This album features sax compositions with electronics Control Room Piece - Various - New Music 1978/79again, develops a side of the group's "regular" sound, blowing it to new proportions, while retaining the dark and avant-antiquated feel that makes it so different.
Most of the tracks here also appear on disc two, but the readings differ Makeaa Myrkkyä - Puolikuu - Makeaa Myrkkyä especially in the cases of "Hollow Stems" and Control Room Piece - Various - New Music 1978/79 Weapons for a Quiet War".
Disc four, "Fiction Department" features the classic trio David PettsLouise Pettsand Adrian Northover in a bona fide follow-up to Sudden Rooms in Different Buildingswith an even higher song content than usual sax and electronic pieces having been diverted to other discs. There are no covers this time, but "Green Closing" and "Into the Hollow Face" deserve a place alongside the group's finest songs. Disc five, "Situations," is entirely devoted to Northover's sax prowess, in various solo settings ranging from studio multi-track pieces to a solo free improvisation.
Was it a good idea to wait this long and release such a huge and varied collection? Well, it sure bestows more credibility to a band some have seen as a one-trick pony in the past. One thing is sure though, Control Room is for the believer newcomers should start with single-disc albums and should be savored slowly, one Broken - Whitehorse - Whitehorse at a time.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Jazz. Track Listing - Disc 1. October Rush. Control Room Piece - Various - New Music 1978/79 Remote Viewers. Track Listing - Disc 2. Hollow Stems. Distant Intruder. Perspective Weaved into the Night. Erik Satie. Silent Weapons for a Quiet War. Track Listing - Disc 3. A Glamour Cast by Idleness. The Sacred Month. Grinding Stones with Eyes. Merciless, Through a Wall. Blond Water.
Track Listing - Disc 4. Green Closing. Narrowed Clue. The Delicate Address. Into the Hollow Face. Those in Darkness. Fatal Surface. The Slow Sea. The Unthinking Blade. Melancholy of Words. Track Listing - Disc 5. Adrian Northover. The Border. Cole Porter. Priere Erik Satie. Foil Adrian Northover. Undergrowth Adrian Northover. The Border Adrian Northover. Succinct Adrian Northover. Taut Adrian Northover. Extraction Adrian Northover.
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