A late-80s blend of dubwise beats, artful sampling, Jah Wobble, chilled tunes, and LW’s engaged, sultry spoken-word. Originally a hand-stamped white-label. ‘The very definition of a hidden gem,’ said Peel.
Their 1972 debut — an expert piss-take of musique concrete, Raymond Scott, reich ‘n’ roll — in a smart, Christmassy, fold-out sleeve. Word is the band sent a copy to President Nixon (and he sent it back).
First shoots of his avant-hillbilly, 1975-79, the teachings of Pran Nath back in the house. ‘I aspire to a beauty which is ecstatic and perpetual, while at the same time concretely human and emotionally profound.’
An early-1970s composers collective — Morricone on trumpet — into aleatory improv, musique concrete, electronics. John Zorn: ‘Owed little or nothing to anybody and created some of the strangest music ever made.’
Smart, exuberant, deftly experimental French pop, crossing chanson and the nouvelle vague, with brilliant arrangements by Jean Claude Vannier.
With the Art Ensemble Of Chicago in 1971, her masterpiece. The eight-minute title track is a total KO — dazed, alluring, urgent surrealism over deep, funky jazz — but the whole thing is sensational, a stone classic.