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RAVENSTINE, ALLEN: Waiting for the Bomb
RAVENSTINE, ALLEN: Waiting for the Bomb
ALLEN RAVENSTINE PRE-ORDER SUBSCRIPTION OFFER;

Release Date Friday JUNE 29

Allen and I worked for several years together in the second coming of Pere Ubu before we both decided to quit at around the same time. I carried on playing Ė and running this label; Allen became a commercial airline pilot and designed simulator stress tests for other airline pilots. Now retirement has brought him back to music and modular synthesis and - in this unusual recording - he arrives at a hybrid musical form that is more or less without precedent: discursive, digressive and disrupted by generic and emotional shifts; a music in which real-world sounds and real-world instruments occasionally argue with - or complement - the electronic current; thereís agon here - and narrative. Narrative. Narrative. Narrative. For a largely abstract and instrumental recording, thatís a real achievement. These pieces Ė and the interactions between them Ė cumulatively capture an historical moment - allusively and elusively, out of the corner of their eyes - and, I dare to say, thatís not just an achievement, itís a great achievement.


The subscription/art edition comes with a slim, illustrated, book - numbered and signed - of some of Allenís music-related short stories, (originally published in the ReR Quarterlies and Cleveland Plain Dealer).

The regular edition can also be pre-ordered for £12, post free.

Vinyl Edition. Watch this Space

Pre-orders will be filled as soon as the CD arrives.


Code: ReRAR2
Price: £15.50