1. SPASM, The
Blind Messengers, from Smear.
Sure sounds like Neu! in a maelstrom to me. Improvisation.
2. DVOA, Ralbag,
from How Hollow Heart.
Pick of the bunch from this live in the studio, totally improvised cd.
3. DVOA, Castered
Carts, original version from Piss Frond.
Early version without Alex Varty's guitar but with more of my backing
4. DVOA, Vuls,
from New Words Machine.
The dependable one. Made from a cheap, borrowed keyboard, a radio, by
scratching the outside of a dictaphone box and a harmonica, playing 2
notes. Mixed by Clancy Dennehy. Improvised first takes, with me playing
Œagainst' myself. Four tracks only. Portastudio.
5. Propeller, "No
man can sing another man's blues." Charles Mingus,
From yet to be released, Argento. Created on a piano. Very much composed.
First session using ADAT.
6. DVOA, remix
of Faust track Du Weisst Schon, from Freispiel
Oh dear, should I have put this on the jukebox? Sincere apologies if I
should not have. One of my favourite all time bands get's a remix treatment
with the help of Darryl and Kevin Kane.
7. Mark Spybey and Mick Harris, Dschungel
B-216 from Bad Roads, Young Drivers.
Mick's beats are so powerful yet restrained. Massive.
8. DVOA, Madrid
Codex, from Hafted Maul.
My favourite track from this first Invisible album. I feel quite proud
of this. I particularly like what Mark Pilon did for the sleeve art. Improvised
first takes, with me playing Œagainst' myself. 4 track, portastudio.
Banjolele. Rhythm clicks recorded from hitting side of broken acoustic
9. James Plotkin:Mark Spybey, Jute
Wheel, from A Peripheral Blur.
The most accomplished truly ambient track that I have been involved with,
mainly due to Jim's playing, which is very special.
10. DVOA, Papa
Papa Repe Wax, from Shap.
Productive visit to Chicago saw me mix all 21 tracks in a day and a half.
I used to be quick.
11. DVOA, Bored
of Canada (live), from Frankie Pett
Live improvisation, only ever performed in Germany, 2000. We had a theme
and just played with it. Another version recorded earlier in the tour
is on the Live cd. I love Darren's keyboards.