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ANDERSON, RON - Fever Dream

Sealed copies of this 1987 release, first customers will get the few copies with printed hype stickers. "Electronic: Future Jazz, Synth-pop, Experimental"

  • Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone  Ken Clare
  • Composed By [All Music Composed], Producer [Produced By], Artwork  Ron Anderson
  • Guitar [Guitars], Bass, Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Percussion, Drum Programming  Ron Anderson
  • Oboe, English Horn, Tenor Saxophone  Ed Rollin

"Ron Anderson was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1959.  He is a self-taught rock composer who starting experimenting with new rock concepts, noise, free improvisation while in high school in the mid 1970’s. In 1980 he was one of the founding members of Rat At Rat R in Philadelphia. He moved to New York City’s Lower East Side in 1982. He started working in his home recording studio experimenting with tape editing, found sounds, noise, and improvisation. He combined these elements with composition and released his first LP entitled Fever Dream in 1987.  Ron moved to Oakland, CA in 1989 and shortly thereafter formed The Molecules; they released a total of 6 CD’s.  He and The Molecules were introduced to the European music community at the Musique Action Festival in Nancy, France in 1993 and since then he has been a regular on the European festival and club circuit, as well as touring in Japan, Canada and the United States. After living in Geneva, Switzerland for one year, he moved back to New York City in 1999 where he formed PAK. He has collaborated with many musicians on numerous projects.  He appears on over 70 releases, most recently in 2018 PAK" - Bestial. 

From LP cover hype sticker:

"Fever Dream is the first solo lp by Ron Anderson a former member of New York bands Rat At Rat R and Yellow Tang, composer of scores for National Public Radio and the Robert Small Dance Company.  

"The best pieces are splendidly eccentric and evocative. The title number is a languid oboe solo with accompaniment that sounds like sighing electronic bagpipes. (The Point) begins with a playful dialogue between percussion and bubbling electronic base, and ends with some richly textured middle eastern synth-guitar explorations.  Side two opens with the twisted honking funk of (Closed An Open Door), moved into a demented chanting chorus and fat, Zappa-like synthline, and ends with the watery base synth ambiance of (Rainwater), which borders on new age, but is ultimately too strange and mournful to fit into that category." -Bill Tillard, OPTION

"Ron Anderson displays an innovative talent.  Occasionally Ron's guitar forays may resemble Steve Tibbetts, or the eccentric rock structures call to mind Fred Frith's recent recordings, but on the whole this is just exceptional music that should be judged on its own merits, full of experimentation and fresh ideas. Startling, challenging and rewarding." -Alan Freeman, Audion. 

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