Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1986

Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1986

It’s taken a while but, the first of a series of official re-releases of Bourbonese Qualk archive material comes out in a few weeks on the Berlin based Mannequin Label. ‘Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1986’ not surprisingly, is a compilation of tracks taken from the first five albums during the early Crab/Stanza/Gilbert period of 1983-86 and will be available as a Vinyl LP and CD.

Track listing is as follows:

Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1986

  • 1. ‘Dream Decade’ Originally released in 1987 on the ‘Bourbonese Qualk’ LP
  • 2. ‘Born Left Hearted’ Originally released in 1986 on the ‘Preparing for Power’ LP
  • 3. ‘Pogrom ‘ Originally released in 1986 on the ‘The Spike’ LP
  • 4. ‘Soft City’ Originally released in 1986 on the ‘Preparing for Power’ LP
    5. ‘Headstop’ Originally released in 1984 on the ‘Hope’ LP
  • 6. ‘Gag’ Originally released in 1984 on the ‘Hope’ LP
  • 7. ‘Outcry’ Originally released in 1986 on the ‘Preparing for Power’ LP
  • 8. ‘Return To Order’ Originally released on the ‘Preparing for Power’ LP 1986
  • 9. ‘Confrontation’ Originally released in 1986 on the ‘Preparing for Power’ LP
  • 10. ‘In-flux’ Originally released in 1986 on the ‘The Spike’ LP
  • 11. ‘Qualk Street’ Originally released in 1983 on the ‘Laughing Afternoon’ LP
  • 12. ‘Backlash’ Originally released in 1986 on the ‘Preparing for Power’ LP
  • 13. ‘Sweat it 0ut’ Originally released in 1987 on the ‘Bourbonese Qualk’ LP New
  • 14. ‘There is No Night’ Originally released in 1984 on the ‘Hope’ LP
  • 15. ‘God With Us’ Originally released in 1983 on the ‘Laughing Afternoon’ LP
  • 16. ‘Blood Orange Bargain Day’ Originally released in 1983 on the ‘Laughing Afternoon’ LP
  • 17. ‘Shutdown’ Originally released in 1986 on the ‘The Spike’ LP
  • 18. ‘Invocation’ Originally released in 1984 on the ‘Hope’ LP
  • 19. ‘To Hell With The Consequences’ Originally released in 1983 on the ‘Laughing Afternoon’
  • 20. ‘Erector’ Originally released on the ‘Hope’ LP
  • 21. ‘Black Madonna’ Originally released in 1984 on the ‘Hope’ LP
  • 22. ‘Suburb City’ Originally released on the ‘The Spike’ LP
  • 23. ‘Workover’ Originally released in 1987 on the ‘Bourbonese Qualk’ LP
  • 24. ‘Deadbeat’ Originally released in 1986 on the ‘The Spike’ LP
  • 25. ‘Insurrection’ Originally released in 1986 on the ‘Preparing for Power’ LP
  • 26. ‘This Is The Enemy’ Originally released in 1987 on the ‘Bourbonese Qualk’ LP

The tracks were chosen by Alessandro at Mannequin to focus, I think, on the more electro-minimal, verging on ‘pop’ style. Not the choice I would have made! – I find my early, er, singing, too awkward and painful to listen to, but, it does seem to be what BQ have become ‘known for’ so who am I to argue?

You can get it here:

http://www.mannequinrecords.com/

watch this space [   ] for more re-release news.

 

That Muslimgauze book.

September 3, 2014

 

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Ibrahim’s book on Muslimgauze ‘Chasing the Shadow of Bryn jones’ has been out for some time now but I thought I’d give it a little extra publicity boost. Not that anyone I know could afford to buy it – if you are really keen you can buy a whole box set of vinyl and book from VOD for 219,99 Euro. As I may have mentioned before, I don’t get this vinyl collecting thing (or collecting anything come to that) so such behaviour is beyond me.

I was asked to creatively direct the project after the project almost collapsed when the original designer suffered a near-fatal cycle accident and I suppose because I new Bryn well from the Recloose days – we released a number of his works and in effect launched his ‘career’; something for which he was eternally unthankful.

The book is a plush affair beautifully printed and laid out by designer Eric Kessel using original and rare material. ‘Chasing the SHadow’  goes into obsessive detail on the Muslimgauze subject – basically Bryn didn’t do anything but spend time in a local recording studio releasing record after record…which doesn’t make for exciting reading unless you are an MG devotee. I’m not totally convinced that his work deserves such lengthy scrutiny but it does hold together as a ‘total object’ and as such is a good testament to Bryn’s life and work.

http://chasingtheshadow.org/

http://www.vinyl-on-demand.com/

 

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