Lemon Kittens - Cake Beast - 12"

Side A :
1. Kites
2. Only A Rose

Side B :
1. Popsykle

"Cake Beast" was released by United Dairies in 1980.

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Lemon Kittens - We Buy A Hammer For Daddy

From Allmusic.com : "The Lemon Kittens' We Buy a Hammer for Daddy was the second release on the United Dairies label (the first being the mythical debut album by Nurse With Wound, Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella) when it was still managed by NWW founding members Steven Stapleton and John Fothergill (the latter eventually handed over the imprint to Stapleton). The UD mission statement spoke of the aim "to release LPs of very progressive/experimental music that do not fit into the neatly labelled boxes of record company A&R men." A perfect description for the Kittens' bizarre mix of chalkboard saxophones, spacy flutes, chunky guitars, and claustrophobic close-miked keyboards, topped off with vocals by Karl Blake (mildly hysterical) and Danielle Dax (curiously detached). The tracks, with one exception all under four minutes duration, are all highly original and have little precedent either in or beyond the annals of British pop/rock (enthusiastic reviews of the time compared the group to the Pop Group, Stockhausen, and Anthony Braxton). We Buy a Hammer for Daddy belongs with Alternative TV's Vibing Up the Senile Man and the first This Heat LP as one of the milestones of experimental rock music."

"We Buy A Hammer For Daddy" was released by United Dairies in 1980, then re-released by Biter Of Thorpe in 1993.

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Lemon Kittens - The Big Dentist

From Allmusic.com : "With no "proper" musical skills upon their formation in Surrey, England, the Lemon Kittens epitomized the "anything goes" spirit of late-'70s post-punk in the U.K. Karl Blake, who cut his teeth in numerous outfits prior to the Lemon Kittens, started the band with Gary Thatcher and a revolving cast of others (which at one point included future Alternative TV leader Mark Perry), but at the time of the release of their first EP in 1979, the seven-song Spoonfed + Writhing 7", the group's lineup featured Blake, Thatcher, N. Mercer, Mylmus, and Danielle Dax. The group was whittled down to a duo of Blake and Dax by February of 1980; the other three members had fled, making for the group's 16th different lineup change since initialization in April 1978. Blake and Dax then decided to operate primarily as a duo, with help coming from whoever whenever they needed the assistance to perform. Later in 1980, Blake and Dax released We Buy a Hammer for Daddy on the United Dairies label (their labelmates included fellow oddballs and noise-mongers Whitehouse and Nurse With Wound), an album that featured the duo swapping a wide variety of instruments. The Cake Beast EP came out in February of 1981; Dax left after its release to begin a successful solo career, which Blake took part in sporadically throughout the '90s. In late 1982, the Illuminated LP Those That Bite the Hand That Feeds Them Must Sooner or Later Meet...the Big Dentist (best referred to as The Big Dentist) became the group's second full-length. Blake rounded up a new group of cronies, laid the Lemon Kittens to rest, and began the Shock Headed Peters."

"The Big Dentist" was released by Illuminated Records in 1982, then re-released by Biter Of Thorpe in 1994.

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Akira Rabelais - Spellewauerynsherde

From Allmusic.com : "Track titles like "1382 Wyclif Gen. II. 7" and "Caxton Golden Leg. 208b/2" don't go hand in hand with sounds so quiet and moving. Putting his Argeiphontes Lyre software to use, Akira Rabelais shifts around and reassembles performances of traditional Icelandic a cappella lament songs, field recordings that date as far back as the early '60s. Some passages sound as if they were barely touched, while others twist and fold within pillows of wind. Some notes hit with deep resonance, while others sublimate into shadowy drones. Regardless of what processing Rabelais put them through, each sound floats through your ears like a whisper but sticks when it reaches your soul."

"Spellewauerynsherde" was released by Samadhisound in 2004.

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Akira Rabelais - ...Bénédiction, Draw

"...Bénédiction, Draw" was released by Orthlorng Musork in 2003.

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Akira Rabelais - invalidObject Series (void)

"invalidObject Series (void)" was released by Fällt in 2000.

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Akira Rabelais - Elongated Pentagonal Pyramid

From Allmusic.com : "In this computer music release of a very reduced and refined aesthetic, Ahira Rabelais works with very small sounds to create tranquil click-laden soundscapes. As this label is known for producing some of the more extreme diversions in post-electronic music, this CD sits well on the roster alongside Christophe Charles and Achim Wollscheid. While at times almost inaudible, the micro-sound modulations and active use of the stereo field bring to mind the pin-dropping sound of Bernhard Gunter. While the sounds are laced with the gritty pixelated textures of computer bit-crushing, Elongated Pentagonal Pyramid can be a somewhat stale and scientific listen. But, in an admirable fashion, the composer is restrained and never quite lets the computer take over, maintaining a patient and controlled method that keeps this far from being indulgent. Fans of both ambient and academic computer music will find the CD fascinating, a controlled and minimal sound world that remains compelling throughout."

"Elongated Pentagonal Pyramid" was released by Ritornell in 1999.

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Akira Rabelais - Eisoptrophobia

From Allmusic.com : "An intellectual pioneer as much as anything else, Akira Rabelais issued forth musical creations and inventions from his perch at CalArts. Born and raised in South Texas, one of his childhood pastimes involved shooting metal plates with bb guns so that he could experience the unique sound that it caused. That fascination with sound, combined with a philosophical and literary bent (his favorite surreal and magical realist snippets of literature are on his website, www.akirarabelais.com) helped lay the path for the musical creations he has been issuing since 1990 -- he describes himself as a "composer writing software, not an engineer making music." The software that Rabelais made reference to in that quote, or at least the most famous among his inventions was the Argeïphontes Lyre. With functions like Eviscerator Reanimator, Time Domain Mutation, Morphological Disintegration, Verwechslung Kaffeetass and The Lobster Quadrille, the Lyre was a program that allowed the user to make a number of alterations to a piece of pre-recorded sound. The program quickly became a favorite of electronic music composers such as Terre Thaemitz and Scanner, who used it to create disorientating sound shifts. Rabelais' own cd, Elongated Pentagonal Pyramid (Ritornell, 1999) showed the stamp of the Lyre, with its multiple layers of gently wavering sound . Eisotrophobia followed in spring 2001."

"Eisoptrophobia" was released by Ritornell in 2001.

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