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Artist: KIRCHIN, BASIL
Title: Abstractions of the Industrial North
Format: CD
Label: Trunk
Country: UK
Price: $17.50
Soundtrack to a film that doesnt exist, recorded in 1966! Reissued for the first time. "The complete album Abstractions Of The Industrial North is on this recording, and we have added a selection of recordings from other rare Kirchin, Jack Nathan and John Coleman productions, including The Wild One, Dont Lose Your Cool, Town Beat and finally Mind On The Run. These are all ten inch De Wolfe releases, are exceptionally rare and includes some incredible session musicians, including Jimmy Page and Big Jim Sullivan. As library music goes, Abstractions is unlike any other recording. Its possibly the most beautiful but worst library music ever made, in the way that it doesnt adhere to or follow any normal library music genre. It is wonderfully sad unforgettable music, with the signature Kirchin hypnotic grooves stirring it all up every now and again."
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Artist: KIRCHIN, BASIL
Title: Abstractions of the Industrial North
Format: LP
Label: Trunk
Country: UK
Price: $17.50
"Soundtrack to a film that doesnt exist, recorded in 1966! Reissued for the first time." - FE. "As library music goes, Abstractions is unlike any other recording. Its possibly the most beautiful but worst library music ever made, in the way that it doesnt adhere to or follow any normal library music genre. It is wonderfully sad unforgettable music, with the signature Kirchin hypnotic grooves stirring it all up every now and again." Just found out that Basil Kirchin (1927 - 2005) passed away 6/18/05, RIP. CD also available.
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Artist: KIRCHIN, BASIL
Title: Charcoal Sketches/States Of Mind
Format: LP
Label: Trunk
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"This is not a reissue. This is the first time this music has been heard. Following on the recent success of the the Kirchin recording Quantum ... Both are very different recordings, but are important missing parts of the mysterious musical life of Basil Kirchin. The first part -- Charcoal Sketches -- were tracks recorded before Quantum was recorded. They represent the initial musical jottings made by Basil before he built up his ideas into the magnificent avant garde opus we all know and love. The music is far gentler than Quantum . Youll hear some fine and very different instrumentation, which includes some sublime piano and even the early use of slightly manipulated birdsong. This trio of Sketches is truly delightful and very different to anything you may have heard before. The Second part -- States Of Mind was a recording made by Basil in the late 60s for a medical documentary about mental disorders. Its important to note that this recording represents an early collaboration between Kirchin and the avant garde God Evan Parker, and this has to be one of the first times Parker is captured blowing in his new, free style." - Trunk. One time, limited edition of 500.
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Artist: KIRCHIN, BASIL
Title: Particles
Format: CD
Label: Trunk
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"For the last five years Trunk Records have been issuing the great, lost work of pioneering British composer Basil Kirchin. Here is his last album, completed only a couple of weeks before he passed away in late 2005. It proves that Kirchin, even in his mid-70s, was still very much an experimentalist at the top of his odd game. Kirchin invented ambient music and set the template to which much of todays avant garde music sounds like. Highlights of Particles are many -- "The Atonals" for example, was made using conversations between musicians that Basil had secretly recorded over the years. These conversations were then processed into music and the results are quite startling. In fact, the whole album is brimming and bursting with odd ideas, new ways and the unique Kirchin sound. The current Trunk favorite is the last, epic ten-minute hypnotic monster simply called "E+Me." Its an obvious homage to his dear wife Esther, who actually sings at the end of this heavily rhythmic, modal tune. Tragically, Esther died a week before this last Kirchin CD was pressed. Particles adds further fuel to the glowing Kirchin legend, and increases his standing up there with all the other groovy weirdos of the world." - Trunk.

Artist: KIRCHIN, BASIL
Title: Quantum
Format: LP
Label: Trunk
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"This is the first ever issue of this recording, and the first Basil Kirchin recording release for thirty years. Its a unique recording in every respect, afterall Basil is possibly the UKs most important composer than no one has heard of. This will soon change. Quantum was spliced together by Basil using jazz, field recordings (animals, insects, trams), his wife and Autistic children. Its all based on Basils theories of sound, and that when you slow down or speed up sound, you open up new doors, and new sound is revealed. Considering this recording was made circa 1973, one cannot underestimate the true genius and musical foresite of the man. Quantum has to be the crowning glory of this mans musical explorations and unique theory. It has remained locked away for thirty years and has been released now for the first time ever. You have been warned." - Trunk. Numbered edition of 500 copies.
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Artist: KIRCHIN, BASIL
Title: Silicon Chip
Format: 7"
Label: Trunk
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
"An unreleased 1979 post-punk-post-disco banger from British musical maverick, Basil Kirchin. Back in the late 1970s, Kirchin was in Hull, working on numerous projects, documentary scores, and strange musical concepts. "Silicon Chip" is a rare surviving and most unusual work from the period, until now an unreleased slice of jumping, plugged-in perfection presciently celebrating the dawn of the computer-based industrial revolution. "Silicon Chips" is a set of quick electro blasts and logos, possibly conceived and written for library usage. Personnel: Gary Burroughs - vocals, guitar, keyboards; Danny Wood - drums; Dane Morrell - drums; Bernie Dolman - bass." - Trunk.

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