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Thursday 26 December 2013

Big City Orchestra- 2 tapes-Baobab(Biotope Art Organization-UK-199x)+Anguilliform(EE tapes -Belgium-1996)


Here two tapes by Big City Orchestra!!!It`s kind of difficult to explain their music as it changes all the time.I prefer to add here an introduction taken from Discogs webpage. "One of the most idiosyncratic and original groups of the past two decades, BCO is not your standard Orchestra. Situated in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the band has released an enormous catalogue of recorded material over the past two decades. Formed in the late 1970's the ensemble continues to maintain a free-flowing roster of artists from around the world that collaborate on specific projects. Categorizing the Orchestra into any given genre can be a task, as releases continue to surprise even the most devout listener. There is never any way to precisely classify the next BCO release. An album of authentic sea-shanties? A wall of noise? A shimmering downpour of lullabies whispered to the wind? A humorous or thought-provoking album of Sound Collages? Vocal excursions set to make Rod McKuen blush? We press play, leaning forward with slight apprehension. We await the first wave of blissful deception. We are perpetually rewarded."




  1. Many thanks for these two pieces on the infinite puzzle of Big City Orchestra releases. A short wanted list of old K7s:
    - Myth Makers (Nihilistic Recordings)
    - Absence Sharpens, Presents Strenghtens (CGE Records)
    - Sustance Abuse (The Subelectrick Institute)
    - Aime-Morot (Harsh Reality Music)
    - Childhood Rememberences (Seiten Sprung Aufnahmen)
    - Bell, Book and Candle (Tears Compilations)

    All the best
    Alex T - El Topo

    1. thanx for your comment Carlomante-unfortunatly I do not have those tapes of your wanted list :(
      I hope you`ll find somewhere else and that you`ll like the next ones i will post here.

  2. most of the bCo recordings are now available here digitally....https://ubuibi.bandcamp.com