Saturday, 18 November 2017

Candide images




Vox's Candide imprint went through a phase of putting out avant-classical releases with striking sleeves, some of them very much of their time (late Sixties) and others just ruddy peculiar. I particularly enjoy the demented psychedelic rooster cover for a composer I've never heard of before, Xaver Scharwenka.


Friday, 17 November 2017

Lust for Limelight





Big fan of Sixties labels who did those sort of "introduction for the general listener" compilations of musique concrete and electronic composers: Turnabout, Nonesuch, Vox's Candide imprint, major-label subdivisions like Columbia's Music of Our Time...

But I don't think I've got any of these beauties put out by Limelight, a division of Mercury that was originally focused on jazz but abruptly switched to electronic and avant-garde music circa 1967.

Quite a few seem to have been licensed from Philips in Europe, often off the illustrious Prospective 21e Siècle series.



Limelight also signed up a few acid rock and progressive groups, like the synthadelic Fifty Foot Hose


Never heard of this lot


Limelight also put out some world-y releases not unlike the Nonesuch Explorer series.                               

I covet the full set - but especially this label sampler:



This one though I could probably skip to be honest....


[most of these images half-inched from Degenerate Art Stream blog]

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Stuff seen at auto-jumble at Llandudno in the Spring - part of the Victorian Extravaganza they hold every Spring Bank Holiday weekend - well worth a trip!