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Manufacturer: Cherry Red UK
Brand: Principal Edwards
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre is one of those hard-to-classify bands that made the late '60s a musical adventure playground for listeners. What was more, the live music scene and airwaves were broad-minded enough to give bands who dared to be different the chance of exposure. They enjoyed the attention of the late John Peel who broadcast them on his BBC shows and made them the first band to be signed to his Dandelion record label. The Devon Tapes was recorded in the summer of 1974 under the shorter name Principal Edwards. This is the first time these recordings have been made available to the public. Nine tracks. Cherry Red. 2008.
The first new single since their sensational debut. On "Die Slow", the calculated noise they're known for is fused with a four-to-the-floor dance anthem. It's complimented beautifully by a killer Pictureplane remix. A much-loved remix record and two years of relentless touring with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Crystal Castles, and Of Montreal have built an ungodly amount of anticipation for this new record, and they deliver.
Steve Kimock breaks new ground with his latest solo effort, Last Danger of Frost. Recorded in Kimock's century-old Pennsylvania barn last winter before a move back to California, Last Danger of Frost offers a daring personal expression that introduces innovative techniques the guitarist discovered in a solo setting. Kimock dismantles the rock band framework and takes a full stretch to create exploratory sounds and intimate compositions that may have been waiting to be revealed or rediscovered the whole time. Last Danger of Frost is a remarkable coming-together of intimacy and innovation. Steve Kimock has played what is generally thought of as psychedelic rock n roll guitar for many moons, but this is a fascinating new development in his ouevre. This music is largely acoustic, with touches of electronica and ambient sound; it s contemplative, elegant, and beautiful. Totally solo, it builds on the primal elements of his first experiences with a guitar. Even before he could tune or play it, long before he could create music, he found that he could amuse himself and incidentally create sounds by sliding the bridge around. Frost brings together high technology and sound manipulation, what he describes as the appropriately mournful modal counterclockwise trip into the subdominant, bird calls created by feedback, and the simplest patterns. This is a deep journey into the mind of a gifted master seeking to create music, as he says, from sources like family, nature, travel, quiet study and contemplation and imagination. You can actually hear the creative mind at work here.