Monday, April 22, 2013

Red Summer - Release (UK, 1982)



http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/red_summer

A remarkable album coming from the totally unprogressive UK of 1982, hardly a year to expect huge imaginative sounds!  (Although note the last song "I wanna be a punk"-- clearly ironic coming from these progsters way behind the times ... but what about us, are we way behind or way ahead?)  I won't get into nostalgic reminiscences of M. Thatcher, the iron lady-- may she rust in peace, as the newspaper said. 

The music here is perhaps closest to Mike Oldfield's classic material but in this record tracks have been cut into shorter snippets for easier digestion.  Unlike Oldfield there is some pretty progressive playing with unusual chord changes, instrumentation, etc., where Mike perhaps never went past the baroque level of chordal understanding, this album progresses past the nineteenth century in advancement, comparable to Maxwell's equations perhaps to oldfieldian newtonian dynamics, whereas a true progster like Gentle Giant has absorbed 20th century complexity like the schrodinger equation.

Anyways, moving on, all the tracks (all instrumental) are like the soundtrack to a nice little promenade through the famed british countryside of heathrows and moors and heathered downs and heathen townships albeit one not yet marred by acid rain (though this was about to become a big issue there) with ultraviolet light raining down from ozone depletion, etc., etc., etc.

A surprisingly rare record that hopefully we can keep secret amongst ourselves.  I must as usual mention the striking beauty of the surreal cover.

The first track is quite exemplary, as perhaps is (infinite-dimensional) hilbert space for quantum field theory:






14 comments:

Tristan Stefan said...

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Arizona Phossils said...

this sounds really nice. thank you!

apps79 said...

beautiful, so many thanks!

DanP said...

wow, the sample sounds great, I've never heard of this one, thank you so much!!!!

Joel Amador said...

Hello there, how are you guys doing?? Again I'm here to ask you or beg you to please post a mirror for your links. A lot of us are missing out on the great music you're sharing!!! Seriously netkups.com does not work for many people. I know it works fine for many.....but not for us!!! Please, help us get all this marvelous music!!!! Maybe zippyshare, hotfile... I don't know, but please, help us!!!!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Nice one! TVM

Tristan Stefan said...

I understand joel, in the previous post I mentioned how much we miss isabelbc's work in reupping the albums from the past. At this point it would probably be a full-time job to do this completely. In my case my ISP has also put a cap on me of 60 GB per month total uploads and downloads which is unfortunately all too easy to surpass with expensive results. So if there are volunteers for this endeavour as happened on mutant sounds that would be great.

MACH1 said...

I concur with joel amador...looks like cool,cool stuff but can't access soo...Thanks though for ole college try :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, some renovation is definitely in order. What would we need to get started, Tristan?

Joel Amador said...

I'd love to help, too!! but I can´t, 'cause I can't get access to the files!!!!

Aστακός said...

amazing album,thank you very much.i could propably help a bit too with the reuploding.

jba63477 said...

I've found if you hit the enter key on your kb instead of clicking on the screen,the download link works.

Tristan Stefan said...

download still works as of sept 14

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