Saturday, 9 February 2013

From the Top Drawer XLVII - The Ullulators

This almost totally electronic 1994 studio release from the Ullulators sees them exploring the world of 1990s dance culture with excursions into ambient techno/trance, trip-hop, samples and loops and what would later come to be known as IDM (Intelligent Dance Music).

Diehard fans of their earlier, guitar-based organic style and those likely to be offended by any extended series of repetitive beats may be disappointed by the changes, but anyone who has ears to listen will be rewarded by some finely crafted tunes which still retain the Ullulators' signature vision of playful spacy experimentation topped with world music overtones...

Ripped from an original cassette as two side-long tracks @320kbps - tracklisting as above.
Get a copy HERE

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Lights in a Fat City live at Club Dog, London 1990

'Not sure who filmed this but this video captures fab didgeridoo-based combo Lights in a Fat City (Stephen Kent and Eddy Sayer) in full swing at Club Dog. 2nd didgeridoo player Cyrung, who later co-founded Tribal Drift features in this performance. He was with the band for about a year in 1990. Cobbled together from a rough one-camera shoot with some sequences re-used along with some atmospheric shots from the same night inserted to fill the space where the camera was pointing at the floor! Sound is as recorded from the camera mic, glitches and all. The Robey just like we remember it!'

Thanks to Michael Dog who uploaded this.
If you fancy some more of the same, click HERE for the first tape release from LIAFC, then still known as Mandorla Mu.