Magnetophonics, Australian Underground Music 1978-1984Vinyl-On-Demand
VOD 144 LP
Septuple Long Playing Record Boxed Set
Massive and comprehensive overview of Australian underground music originally released as tapes/cassettes or vinyl between the late '70s and early to mid '80s. The first two LPs, called Edge City Broadcasts are Andrew Lonsdale's (Browning Mummery) selection of rare and essential tracks representing the great variety and diversity of sounds inside the Australian underground music scene of the period.
LP3 is dedicated to one side each of label recordings from the Lymph Products catalogue (The Horse He's Sick, Cerebral Haemorrhage, Kurt Volentine, Cut With The Kitchen Knife); and the home label of Browning Mummery--Boxmusik Tapes. LP4 is compiled by Garry Bradbury (former member of Severed Heads) with focus on bands, projects and collaborations that released on the famous Terse Tapes label such as Wet Taxis, Rhino Rhino, andPissy Relay Switches. LP5 contains the split LP ofHiroshima Chair and a selection of M-Squared-Label related bands such as Systematics, Scattered Order, Ya Ya Choral, and The Makers of the Dead Travel Fast.
LP6 and LP7 are fully dedicated to the earliest recordings by Tom Ellard's Severed Heads, containing the highly collectable LPs "Clean," "Ear Bitten" and the "Side 2" tape. The 7 LPs are accompanied by a large and extensive 48-page LP-sized booklet with lots of valuable information, insights and photos/scans compiled and written byDavid Courtney. A must-have for those who are willing to explore and dig into the universe of Australian underground music of the late '70s/early 80s.