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For those of you who tend towards physicality as opposed to aethereality as your chosen medium of music buying, and who also have a penchant for the archeology of ground-breaking 1970s experimental avant-metal / free improv / shredding mash-ups – or who wish to develop a penchant for the same – Guerssen Records are today releasing ‘Red Square: Rare & lost 70s Recordings‘ upon an expectant world in both 12″ vinyl and CD formats.
The album contains tracks from a 1976 concert recording and from the last known Red Square rehearsal session in 1978.
It’s very nice to have a project from so long ago see the light of day again, especially as Red Square was – how shall I put it…? – not widely appreciated at the time.
Through the good offices of uber-networker and ultra-psychedelicist, Steve Krakow (AKA Plastic Crimewave), Guerssen Records are releasing a selection of our 1970’s recordings under the title ‘Rare and Lost 70s Recordings’. It will be available in all known formats….well apart from 8 track, phonograph cylinder, DAT, mini-disc, cassette and shellac, of course…on April 13th, but you can get the digital download on Bandcamp and iTunes as of today.
…..and there’s a very natty promo video to whet the appetite on YouTube:
A very good friend of ours, the inestimable Z*qhygoem *, Brighton-based actor, musician, artist, illustrator, animator and playwright, has recently sent us a set of photos, taken by variously by Sue and Clive Craske, of the Red Square set at last year’s Supernormal Festival (mad as a box of frogs, but all the better for it!). Below are a selection of the best:
Here’s a recently re-unearthed two minute extract of our 2011 set at the Tinderbox Festival. Due to timing over-runs, we had to cut our set down to twenty minutes, so a lean, spare instrumentation was the order of the day; no electronica, no bass clarinet, no flute. Just guitar, soprano sax and drums.
Just like the old days………
Film and visual manipulations by Colin Harrison.
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