Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Strawman - The Nature of the Cage

'Strawman - The Nature of the Cage is a cutting edge documentary like no other. It highlights the truth around debt, the Legal Fiction, Lawful and Legal, Debt Collectors, Bailiffs, and modern day Policing. The film gives a detailed overview as to how you can address these issues in your personal life, offering knowledge on how to Lawfully deal with any kind of authority, if you haven't broken any Laws.

Drawing on the expertise of Trailblazers whom have risked everything to deliver this usually unavailable information, Strawman will outline information that you would otherwise be completely unaware of.

John K Webster, who has spent 18 months researching and making this film, has one goal... having noticed the increase of suicides in the UK that relate directly to monetary worries, he says "If this film saves one life, my work is done."

This film applies to everyone, regardless of your personal situation. It is important to know how the system works and more importantly, how it is working you.

It is said, that you must first know that you are in a cage, before you can escape from that cage.'
Well made high quality documentary about the rights of every man and woman in the UK - where you stand under the 'laws' and 'statutes' of the land. References to case law and precedent are presented to back up arguments and explain positions, and footage is used to show both personal successes within, and abuses of, the system we find ourselves living under, whether we accept it or not. This is the state of play at the moment.
Recommended viewing.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

From the Top Drawer LXIV - Another Green World

 For this year's Summer Solstice, here is the third cassette release from the organic/electronic ambient duo of Dan Carpenter (sax & clarinet) and Paul Chousmer (all other instruments & noises).

 Not much more to say about AGW that I haven't covered on their previous posts HERE and HERE ,
except that if you like their very mellow style (and you like bird noise!), you certainly won't be disappointed by this tape.

 Ripped as two side-long tracks @320kbps.

 Kick off your shoes, feel the grass between your toes, and get out your butterfly net to trap a copy as it floats by...

Monday, 27 April 2015

From the Top Drawer LXIII - Jud Suss

 Obviously taking their name from the 1940 film, is this a celebration of their upbringing within a certain ethnic group? A heartfelt cry for understanding?

 Who knows, who cares...would they themselves even want to remember?

A 1987 transmission

 Witnessed on several occasions performing at Club Dog when it was held at the Trade Union Centre in Wood Green, North London, this tape plumbs the very depths of obscurity & questionable taste, and consequently it is an honour to offer it up for your listening pleasure here.

Exhibit One

The tape appears to be named 'Hey Juden' - here's a possible track listing...

Side One: A Song From The Old Country/Cross Over Cross Out/Vot You Talkin-Tower Of Babel/Branson

Side Two: Zionisme/Baseball Cap On/One Small Business/Your So In Your Out

Ripped as two side-long tracks @320kbps

Saturday, 4 April 2015

From the Top Drawer LXII - Junkwaffel

 This is another post where I have very little info on the band, but I suspect they came from the South West of the UK.
 After trawling the infowebs the only 'official' release that I can find is 'The Mudskipper EP' which came out on Planet Dog Records in 1995. This EP's main claim to fame (in addition to the excellent original tunes) is that it contains a couple of remixes engineered by Portishead and Eat Static, thereby becoming something of a completist/collector's item. The EP was also recorded by, and engineered at, Ed (Ozric) Wynne's studio at The Mill in Somerset - a note on the artwork supplied with this cassette shows that some of this tape was recorded at The Mill as well, no doubt by Ed and possibly during the same sessions.

The music is funky and danceable with some vocals over the (organic) bass and beats, and is going to appeal to a more groove orientated listener, though it is spacey in its own way, with a great dub track included. Think modern-day funky Gong and the more world music-based Ozrics tracks and you won't go far wrong.

Tracklisting is:
Side One: Spirit Zone / Elyz / Beta Base
Side Two: BA-11 / Mudskippaz / Yamm7(?)

Ripped and digitized as two side-long tracks @320kbps

Remix from the 'Mudskipper EP'

Sunday, 22 February 2015

From the Top Drawer LXI - Timeshard

Back with the excellent Timeshard again. (Go HERE if they're new to you.)
The title is self-explanatory - a 1996 collection of recordings of this eclectic psychedelic electronic 3-piece outfit on stage, possibly at Megadog or at their own events, not sure.

 Not giving away too much on the tape...

Side One:
Cosmic Carrot/25th Century/Reality Helmet/Zero (version 1)/Zero (version 2)

Side Two:
Psionic Lattice/Photon/God Sez No To Tomorrow/X-Ray Ears/Voodoo Chronometer

Round about 80 minutes' worth of music...ripped @320kbps as two side-long tracks

Download HERE

(My scans of the cover do not do justice to the full-on pinky-orange day-glo of the original, but it seems that colours that vibrant don't scan very well!)

TimeShard - 'Arzach (Photon)'