this record is zonked. and by that i dont mean that i cant conjure up other adjectives (i most certainly can; fried, surrealist, inept, genius, etc...), just that i cant get my head around describing what it is mr. taylor is doing exactly. it almost sounds like someone... as the brits say -جø¬-??taking the piss-جø¬-?-جø¬- out of musique concrète... but then again theres this twisted logic to the construction of the whole thing thats just so... out... (i.e. -جø¬-??i know... lets just pile everything up on top of itself and not edit it at all...-جø¬-?-جø¬-) - the sound-combinations so seemingly random thats its hard to believe a conscious composer/technician type didnt lay this to tape back in 1972...my favorite bits are when a voice (i assume its the composers) comes in near the beginning, half-buried: -جø¬-??sounds good...-جø¬-?-جø¬- from there a wave of surging/burbling synths and filtered white noise let loose on the whole frequency range, leaving little in the way of... you know... -جø¬-??musical sense-جø¬-?-جø¬-... there are some bike-horns, what sounds like someone dialing in an fm radio (then leaving it between stations), a jet passing overhead, a guitar-amp feeding back while someone -جø¬-??snaps-جø¬-?-جø¬- into a microphone, etc... sounds are panned hard left/right for entire sides at a time. some backwards speaking kind of rises to the top, then its back to -جø¬-??normal-جø¬-?-جø¬-... and thats just the first side...from here on out, any time someone plays me a record like the shaggs or y. bhekhirst, reveling in the fact that it got made in the first place, im going to play them this, as its so much better on an example. im just completely dumbfounded that the sentient folks over at varese international went the distance... kudos!note: their are a bunch of drop-outs on the b-side that are, (un)surprisingly, part of the sonic stew, not any weird mastering issues on p.c.s part (wouldnt be the first time hes fallen asleep at the console though! that lout...) - Creel Pone.