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Artist: GEORGE-EDWARDS GROUP
Title: 38:38
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"38:38 is the lone release of THE GEORGE-EDWARDS GROUP, an autumnal alien soundtrack that, over thirty years after being recorded (but not really released) defies time and categorization. If youve never heard of it before, that just means its rare, right? This makes  38:38 one of the rarest private press albums of all time. 38:38 departs from the norm of the genre: instead of a low-fi demo-quality outing elevated mainly by dealer hype, its a haunting piece of music that offers an unusually highbrow take on the archetypal Midwestern rocknroll existentialism usually addressed with a solid beat and sneering vocal. Crafting their sound out of the many influences of the day, EDWARD BALIAN and RAY GEORGE created pop music with acoustic guitars and harmonies, heavily-reverberant piano riffs, cold sheets of synthesizer, bells and chimes. Operating amidst the factory-charred grime of late 1960s Detroit, Balian and Georges first group was the garage-rock obscurity ANDROMEDA, regularly sharing bills with local heroes like The Frost, Rationals, and Amboy Dukes. Unlike these groups, Balian and George spiked their guitar blowouts with incongruous sound-on-sound experiments whose strangeness recalled lounge/exotica records of the 1950s. Too heady for the Motor City hard rock scene, they gradually lost interest in the restriction of playing all-covers gigs and turned to the basement, powered with multi-track tape recorders, processors and Moog synthesizers, flanging and phasing heavily with space effects and backwards loops, leaving a fair share of destroyed microphones and tape machines in their experimental wake." - Drag City.
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Artist: GEORGE-EDWARDS GROUP
Title: Archives
Format: LP
Label: Galactic Zoo Disk/Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Drag City and Galactic Zoo Disks first turned the world on to The George-Edwards Group in 2009, with their never-exactly-released late 70s alien autumnal song-scape 38.38. Their music is singular and great, and like you, we assumed that was their one, definitive statement. Un-till...this new Archives release contains a treasure trove of bizarre riches spanning from the 38:38-era to what appears to be the mid-80s (well never know for sure -- and we dont have to, the stuff is sublimely wack in a manner that requires no further explanation). The music that makes Archives is a more rocking version of The George-Edwards sound. The tremulous, strangely timbered vocals are still their signature, but this time theyre atop a few highly compressed and fuzzed-out rock cuts, as well as several synthed-out dirges that would make Suicide, Bruce Haack or Cabaret Voltaire cock an ear (and make all these new coldwave bands blush to their shallow roots!). Also within are the murky analog keyboard bloops which all but define the GE sound, as well as ballads that make one wish there was an entirely different language to describe musical forms. Archives is the second miraculous LP from The George-Edwards Group archives that will keep your jaw agape for the rest of the year. What year? What year is it? Any year!" - Galactic Zoo DIsk/Drag City.

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