RAVENSTINE, ALLEN: The Pharoah’s Bee.
Allen Ravenstine, erstwhile eminence grise of classic-era Pere Ubu, was one of the best-integrated and least predictable pioneers of analogue synthesis in rock until, in the late 1980’s, he quit both the public and the musical arena to pursue entirely different interests. But he never lost his interest in, or his feel for, analogue electronics. A few years ago, with Pere Ubu’s current synthesist, Robert Wheeler, he recorded ‘Farm Report and City Desk - in the context of a documentary about modular synthesisers. Now he is releasing this limited edition solo CD, reaching back to the glory days of Princeton and Cologne in its acceptance and celebration of the almost human, frail, fallible, delicate and mysterious qualities of handmade analogue electronics.
Code: ReR AR1