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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Franz's Choice - News from Babel "Letters Home" (1986)


Lindsay Cooper - music, bassoon, saxophone, piano, keyboards
Chris Cutler - words, drums, percussion
Zeena Parkins - harp, accordion
Bill Gilonis - bass, guitar
Dagmar Krause - vocals on #17-18
Phil Minton - vocals on #14
Robert Wyatt - vocals on #10-11, 13, 16 & 18
Sally Potter - vocals on #12 & 15

10. Who Will Accuse (2:38)
11. Heart of Stone (3:04)
12. Banknote (3:19)
13. Moss (3:58)
14. Dragon at the Core (4:39)
15. Dark Matter (4:20)
16. Waited/Justice (5:09)
17. Fast Food (3:13)
18. Late Evening (4:58)

... now (digitally) reissued with "Sirens & Silences / Work Resumed on the Tower" (1984)



Lindsay Cooper - music, bassoon
Chris Cutler - words, drums, electronics
Zeena Parkins - harp, accordion
Dagmar Krause - vocals
Georgie Born - bass on #4
Phil Minton - vocals on #9, trumpet on #8-9

1. Odysseus (2:56)
2. Auschwitz/Babel (4:07)
3. Klein's Bottle (3:17)
4. Black Gold (3:09)
5. Devils (1:16)
6. Dry Leaf (2:51)
7. Arcades (of Glass) (7:44)
8. Victory (5:19)
9. Anno Mirabilis (4:08)

in a single disk (thus the weird tracks numbering;-))...

I got the "Letters Home" in the cool, still findable, vinyl 45 r.p.m.... superb audiophile recording quality and, most of all, GREAT Music!

Thanks, Franz...

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