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Artist: BRON AREA
Title: The Trees and the Villages
Format: CD
Label: Glass Redux
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Bron Area started life as a duo in March 1979, emerging from a community of musicians in Nuneaton, England. Martin Packwood and Steven Parker had been involved in a number of projects before meeting Peter Becker, who supported and encouraged them in the early stages of Bron Area. With the reorganization of Reluctant Stereotypes, which resulted in the departure of Martyn Bates and Chris Dunne (who would drum on all later Bron Area records), Bates arrived at a Bron Area gig to be introduced to Becker, and thus Eyeless in Gaza came into being. Ambivalent Scale Recordings was later established and saw the release of Bron Areas One Year cassette album (1980) and Fragile Sentences 7" EP (1981) as well as Eyeless in Gazas Kodak Ghosts Run Amok 7" EP (1980) and Kevin Harrisons On Earth 2 cassette (later released in remixed form as a Cherry Red album). As Eyeless in Gaza moved on to greater glory via their deal with Cherry Red, the momentum of Nuneatons music scene diminished, Bron Area subdued their efforts somewhat until David Barker of Glass Records, having heard two songs from the Alternative Sounds zines Facet I compilation tape (1981), asked them to appear on his compilation LP The Wonderful World Of Glass Volume One at the end of 1981. So impressed was Barker that he signed Bron Area to Glass at the beginning of 1982. The bands first vinyl release on the label was a 12" EP titled Different Phrases, which was released in March 1982 (and later released as a 7" on the Posh Boy label in the USA). Bron Area spent the best part of 1982 in the recording studio, and released their debut LP, The Trees and the Villages, in 1983. For this first-ever reissue, The Trees and the Villages has been remastered here by original producer John A. Rivers." - Glass Redux.

Artist: HARRISON, KEVIN
Title: Spectro Verdu Est Mort?
Format: CD
Label: Glass Redux
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"First reissue of Kevin Harrisons Spectro Verdu Est Mort?, originally released on cassette in 1981. Digitally remastered by John A. Rivers in a beautiful widescreen edition, repackaged and wrapped in a triple-fold card sleeve with a 12-page booklet. Thirty short tracks of electronic textures, kind of a condensed pre-Orb/Aphex Twins Ambient Works with a Lee Perry/Augustus Pablo/Fripp & Eno sonic influence." - Glass Redux.

Artist: IN EMBRACE
Title: Passionfruit Pastels
Format: CD
Label: Glass Redux
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"At the turn of the 80s, would-be pop star Gary Knight teamed up with enigmatic art star Cameron Lindo, and theirs was a whispering, sweet, mysterious sound, the warble of Casiotones in Coventry Cathedral. This inventive duo could sound vaster than a full-on band; their unorthodox instrumental versatility gave them a beautiful sonic palette, and their surprisingly erotically charged lyrics gave evidence that nice boys DID. In 1982, In Embrace first recorded the mini-LP The Initial Caress, then swiftly followed it with Passionfruit Pastels, the first LP recorded for Glass Records (the three LPs before it were compilations of one sort or another, or cassette-only releases). Its fitting that the first reissue of Passionfruit Pastels, with three bonus tracks included, should be the first release on the resurrected Glass Redux label. Hey, everyone else from the 80s and 90s has re-formed -- Glass might as well join the party, visit some old friends, and maybe make some new ones." - Glass Redux.

Artist: IN EMBRACE
Title: The Initial Caress
Format: CD
Label: Glass Redux
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"At the turn of the 80s, enigmatic would-be pop-star Gary Knight teamed up with enigmatic art-star Cameron Lindo, and theirs was a whispering, sweet, mysterious sound, like the warble of Casiotones in a cathedral -- Coventry Cathedral to be precise. You could tell that these guys walked hand-in-hand with their girlfriends in the ruins at midnight, and even if that wasnt true it might as well have been, though a sudden attack of bongo-fury may have sometimes interrupted loves young dreamers -- these things could and did happen. This inventive duo could sound vaster than a full-on band; their unorthodox instrumental versatility gave them a beautiful sonic palette, and their surprisingly erotically charged lyrics gave evidence that nice boys DID. And frequently too. Originally released in 1982, the duos initial mini-LP,The Initial Caress, is now released on CD for the first time. This first-ever reissue was digitally remastered by original producer John A. Rivers and includes six previously unreleased bonus demos. Housed in card gatefold sleeve with 12-page booklet full of notes and pictures." - Glass Redux.

Artist: PAINE, ANDREW
Title: Sky Movers Must Fight On
Format: CD
Label: Glass Redux
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
“Quietly and without fuss, Andrew Paine has established himself as one of the UK undergrounds most progressive thinkers and most diverse operators, his modes ranging from solo voice, through layered howling guitars, gentle piano interludes, oblique electronics and wherever he likes in between. He initially broke cover collaborating with Richard Youngs in their progressive rock group project Ilk. Following their second album Canticle (2005), he became particularly prolific, releasing many collaborative titles both with Youngs and with fellow Glasgow resident Caroline McKenzie as well as several solo titles. He founded his own Sonic Oyster Records in 2006 to release much of his work and co-founded the progressive kraut-rock power trio, Space Weather. Current duties extend to bass guitar with punk trio The Flexibles, one half of theosophical thinkers The Blue Tree, with long-time collaborator, Matthew Shaw, and co-founder of Turds of the Reformation. Sky Movers Must Fight On is his first release for Glass Redux. Its short-sharp futuristic bursts capture Paine monologuing to the electronic horizon. Dada with beats. Mixed by Reuben Bough.” - Glass Redux.

Artist: RELIGIOUS OVERDOSE
Title: Glass Hymnbook (1980-1982)
Format: CD
Label: Glass Redux
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"David Barker on Glass Hymnbook (1980-1982): "Religious Overdose, from Northampton, were the first band to send me a tape. It was strange and I liked it. I asked them if they wanted to make a record, they said yes and, after a trip to see them play a gig, I got them down to Ciarans flat in East London to record it. They didnt have a drummer at the time thus saving his neighbors a bit of grief. For some reason or other, we all liked the earlier version of 25 Minutes better than the one Ciaran recorded and used that for one side of the single, with his recording of Control Addicts as the other (1981). It sold its first run of 1000 pretty fast, thanks to John Peel and the relentless fanzine attack of lead vocalist Alex Novak. 500 more were pressed. We had no real distribution, just word of mouth, selling directly to shops like Small Wonder, Rough Trade, Red Rhino. The second single I Said Go / Alien To You (1981) was recorded with added drummer Pete Brownjohn. Plus back at Ciarans, they cut Blow The Back Off It for The Wonderful World Of Glass Volume One compilation LP (1981). The third single, featuring two long tracks In This Century and The Girl With The Disappearing Head, was recorded in a studio in Denmark Street with myself and Ciaran Harte producing (1982). So there you have it really: three singles, a compilation track, plus a solo cassette album by Richard Formby, Outside The Angular Colony (1981), in less time than its taken putting this CD into production." - Glass Redux.

Artist: YOUNGS, RICHARD
Title: Inside the Future
Format: CD
Label: Glass Redux
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"Richard Youngs is a British musician with a prolific and diverse output, including many collaborations. Based in Glasgow since the early 1990s, his extensive back catalog of solo and collaborative work formally begins with Advent, first issued in 1990. He plays many instruments, most commonly choosing the guitar, but he has been known to use a wide variety of other instruments including the shakuhachi, accordion, theremin, dulcimer, a home-made synthesizer (common on early recordings), and even a highway bridge -- not to mention an a cappella album. For many years, live performances were very occasional and almost always in Glasgow; he has stated publicly that he finds live performance "incredibly nerve-racking: stomach cramps, tension headaches..." However, in the 2010s, he has begun to perform more regularly (including a tour of New Zealand in 2010 and a UK tour in support of Damon and Naomi in 2011), and many of these shows have been predominantly vocal. Inside the Future is a collection of ten short acoustic songs heavy on overdubbed voice and the textures of acoustic and classical guitars. Experimental, yet firmly rooted in traditional song form, it is both heartfelt and determined by chance, improvised and carefully structured." - Glass Redux.

Artist: YOUNGS, RICHARD
Title: The Rest Is Scenery
Format: CD
Label: Glass Redux
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"For the uninitiated Richard Youngs is a classically trained pianist and guitarist, but musically he grew up in the shadow cast by punk rock. Adopting guerrilla recording techniques, the independent DIY ethic is at his core. He is a solo artist who also works with a diverse range of artists. He has collaborated with Scottish filmmaker Luke Fowler, Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award winner Alastair Galbraith, Portuguese organist David Maranha, and Japanese guitarist Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) among others. Since 1985, he has performed irregularly with Neil Campbell (A Band, Astral Social Club, Vibracathedral Orchestra). He was the bassist for Jandeks inaugural live performance at Instal in 2005, and plays as a duo with Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Magic Hour). He has performed floor spots at Hertfordshire folk clubs, and worked with members of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has recorded a modern pop album with Beyond The Valley Of Ultrahits in 2009, and composed a score titled Past Fragments Of Distant Confrontation for the BBC SSO in 2014. He was commissioned to write music for the art film The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott (2012), and his music has appeared in the 2013 feature film Drinking Buddies. He is the drum machinist of The Flexibles, singer of Amor, among many other things. Whether youre a long-time admirer of Youngs work, or discovering him for the first time, there is much to enjoy about The Rest Is Scenery - a perfect introduction to one of Britains great outsider artists." - Glass Redux.

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