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5.0 out of 5 stars Best guitar album of the Eighties?
This is the record that made me pick up guitar again. The main track is half of an hour-and-a-half performance Jason and Sonic (plus friend on continuous joint rolling) did in a foyer somewhere. The best example I've heard of LaMonte Young's ideas of the Theatre of Eternal Music expressed within a rock context. One guitar sends out an unending pulse - a one-chord...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Spacemen informalised
This was recorded at The Watermans Art Centre in Brentford, South West London. The band [ Jason Pierce and Pete Kember and the Jazz Butcher - the aformentioned "joint roller" ] - set up in the Foyer and played to a, mostly, disinterested collection of people waiting to see a Wim Wenders film. The recording even includes tannoy interjections by one of the staff of the...
Published on 18 Jun 2012 by Klausk


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best guitar album of the Eighties?, 11 Jan 2000
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This review is from: Dreamweapon (Audio CD)
This is the record that made me pick up guitar again. The main track is half of an hour-and-a-half performance Jason and Sonic (plus friend on continuous joint rolling) did in a foyer somewhere. The best example I've heard of LaMonte Young's ideas of the Theatre of Eternal Music expressed within a rock context. One guitar sends out an unending pulse - a one-chord drone that permeates the entire piece, while the other freeforms gently around it, occasionally sparking tantalisingly unsure recognition as riffs from the Spacemen songbook drift in and out. The record also includes a 15 min Spaceman jam (self-expanatory) and a version of Exstacy Symphony called Exstacy in Slow Motion that drags the root chord out for 10 minutes to expose all the raw grain in it - sublime. The greatest exponents of drone-rock take it to a new level.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spacemen informalised, 18 Jun 2012
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Klausk (Perth, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This was recorded at The Watermans Art Centre in Brentford, South West London. The band [ Jason Pierce and Pete Kember and the Jazz Butcher - the aformentioned "joint roller" ] - set up in the Foyer and played to a, mostly, disinterested collection of people waiting to see a Wim Wenders film. The recording even includes tannoy interjections by one of the staff of the Watermans centre, giving up to date information on when the main film was to be shown. A curio.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just a note of caution..., 18 Dec 2011
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A massive Spacemen fan when i bought this some years ago, i partially agree with the other comments in terms of the music itself, but have to confess that although the music should indeed be hypnotic, unique and well worth listening to, the atmosphere is (for me anyway) largely spoilt by the fact that it was recorded in the foyer/cafe of an arts centre.

This means there's constant chatter and clinking of cups of tea (obviously due to unappreciative heathens...) in the background, plus occasional announcements for people to take their seats for that evening's movie...

These things made it ultimately something i didn't want to listen to again, so off it went to the second hand record shop...

It's an interesting curio, but just be warned.
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