Sunday, April 20, 2008

Uncommunity - Brutality of Fact 7" (Cause for Concern/Black Dwarf cdcg 1) 1984

I hope this hasn't been posted already somewhere. This is the only vinyl release from Uncommunity, outside of a few compilation appearances.

Uncommunity was an early project by Tim Gane, who would go on to bigger and better things with McCarthy, and for the last 15+ years, Stereolab. This single was released in a numbered edition of 525 copies.

The a-side (title track) is an industrial mixture of machine-like noise, metal klangs and classical music.

The b-side holds up much better. The first track, Wall of Sleep (soundtrack), is a relaxing, yet slightly unsettling piece with guitar, a mic'd film projector, and some other plucked & scraped sounds. Anonymously dropping this track for someone could register so many guesses as to who it is, and Tim Gane would probably never be an early choice, if one at all.

The last track, The Price of Your Entry is Sin, is minimal electronics, backwards guitar and other sounds and occasional vocals. This track holds up to any number of French minimal synth groups from the early 80's who ventured into the darker, noisy side.

I have a few cassettes from Uncommunity. If anyone would like to see these posted, leave a comment here.

There is some unfortunate noise, crackle and a couple loud pops.


Anonymous said...

Hi David,

Would love to see the Uncommunity cassettes posted. Welcome back and thanks for your new posts!


alfarmania said...

Hey man. Would be lovely with some of their cassettes as well... especially searching for "Across the stagnant pound" (with Controlled Bleeding), Dhol Chants, Ex-Oblivione, Live Bingo, Prime Advantage....

Atlantis Audio Archive said...

thanks for the comments - will try to get to 'ex-oblivione' this weekend. still haven't hooked up my tape deck yet since moving...

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Oozlum said...

intense experience, thank you ! Reminds me a bit of music in dark loft in Jean-Jacques Beineix's Diva from 1981.