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DEAD VOICES ON AIR & SIMON FISHER TURNER - MzMzLaLaLa

Format: 7inch
Label & Cat.Number: Tourette Records tourette 025 / DVOA 20 series No. 1
Release Year: 2011
Note: lim. 350 copies, Nr. 1 in the "DVOA 20th Anniversary series" ; a collaboration with British musician, composer & film-soundtracker SIMON FISHER TURNER (who created the soundtracks for six DEREK JARMAN-films, like. CARAVAGGIO, THE LAST OF ENGLAND, BLUE); excellent full colour artwork
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"This single is a double A side and is the first of the DVOA@20 series.

Side A is entitled, MzMzLaLaLa for Peace, and Side A is entitled, MzMzLaLaLa Sing-Song-Sing.

Simon Fisher Turner

Simon had a highly successful career as a child/young hopeful actor, appearing in movie and TV roles from Black Beauty, Tom Browns Schooldays to The Big Sleep (re-made with Robert Mitchum). Aged 17 he signed to Jonathan Kings UK Records and released the album Simon Turner in 1969. He then discovered tape recorders and ended up playing with the legendary Portsmouth Symphonia with musicians such as Brian Eno.

Simon first worked as a runner on the sets of films by Derek Jarman, before becoming Jarmans favoured soundtrack composer. Simons association with Jarman was lasting and massively fruitful. Caravaggio, The Last Of England (with contributions from Barry Adamson and Diamanda Galas), The Garden (with the Balanescu Quartet), and Edward II, were amongst the most innovative film sound projects of the 80s and early 90s, most of them surfacing as CDs though Mute. His final film with Jarman was the powerful, poignant Blue, where a soundscape recorded by Simon at Enos country house, plus Jarmans AIDs inspired spoken words, stood in for the visuals - only a blue screen was projected. Simon also worked under the name of The King Of Luxembourg and has collaborated extensively. He has released many albums and in addition to his work with Jarman has contributed to numerous other film soundtracks for directors such as David Lynch.

Simon and Mark Spybey first met backstage at a Can concert at the Barbican in London in 1999. They work together, in spurts and fits, under the name MzMzLaLaLa and this single is their first release. They recently played a concert in London together under a railway arch.

DVOA @ 20 Anniversary Series

Since leaving :zoviet-france: in the late eighties Mark Spybey has released fifteen albums as Dead Voices On Air. Hes appeared on over 80 releases in the past twenty years. When the late Michael Karoli, the seminal guitarist, put together a band in the late nineties to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Can, it was Spybey who he asked to help him.. He has made a career out of collaborating extensively with a wide range of musicians, film- makers and visual artists. He was a member of Download and formed Beehatch with Phil Western of Download and Reformed Faction with ex-:zoviet-france: members, including Robin Storey of Rapoon. Between 1992 and 2000 he lived and worked in Vancouver, Canada and has toured extensively around the world with a variety of collaborators including Karoli and Damo Suzuki of Can, The Legendary Pink Dots, Pigface, Michael Rother of Neu! and Dieter Moebius of Cluster. Hes remixed Neu! and Faust amongst others. His has worked with labels such as Kranky, Nettwerk, Soleilmoon Recordings, Invisible, Spoon, Scratch, Cleopatra, Lens and for the 20th anniversary seven inch single series, Tourette Records of Houston Texas." [label info]

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"To celebrate twenty years of existence, Dead Voices On Air, also known to mankind as Mark Spybey, will release a bunch of 7"s in collaboration with people who he has worked with in those years. The series kicks of with Simon Fisher Turner, perhaps best known for scoring soundtracks for the films of Derek Jarman (Caravaggio", "The Last Of England", "The Garden" and "Edward II") and also with David Lynch. he met Spybey at a concert of Can in 1999 and worked together since as MzMzLaLaLa, but this 7" is their first release. I am in a bit in the dark wether this 7" is t45 or 33 rpm, and I decided for 33. One side has an interesting tape collage of sounds and spoken word in a very film noir like style, while the other side ('MzMzLaLaLa Sing Song Sing') is more a pop like track with a very sparse guitar, a wacky percussive sample and a sad voice. This side did less for me, I think, maybe its too short, or perhaps too vague, but the other side is in fact very good. In the future there will be 7's with James Plotkin, Troum, Edward Ka-spel, Cevin Key, Robert Hampson, Robin Storey, Jochen Arbeit, Dave Wright, Ryan Moore and Orbit Service, which me thinks looks a promising series. Great cover too." [FdW/Vital Weekly]