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V.A. (VARIOUS ARTISTS) (COMPILATIONS) - Miniatures 2020

Format: do-CD + BOOK
Label & Cat.Number: The 62nd Gramophone Company - 62-GC1/2
Release Year: 2021
Note: the 40th anniversary tribute to the "Miniatures" LP, compiled by MORGAN FISHER it contained 51 pieces that lasted max. 1 minute... => this new collection based on the same idea has contributions from 124 artists (!), with some incredible names and legends from the Avantgarde & more: THE RESIDENTS, FRED FRITH, ALTERNATIVE TV, MX-80 SOUND, BEVIS FROND, BILLY BRAGG, MATMOS, HENRY KAISER, HALF JAPANESE, etc. etc + lovey 64 page booklet, DVD sized
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €25.00


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MINIATURES 2020 - 124 ASSORTED ARTISTS - an anniversary tribute to Morgan Fishers 1980 classic.

Third in a noble series: first was Morgan Fishers classic 1980 release, then an expanded second volume at the millennium - and now we have this third, even more expanded homage. The idea is simplicity itself: invite a selected body of artists to make a piece one minute long and then group them together in through-listening blocks. There are 124 contributors here, some well-thumbed (The Residents, Fred Frith, Stewart Lee, Billy Bragg, David Thomas, John Otway, R. Stevie Moore, Peter Blegvad, Henry Kaiser, Attila the Stockbroker, Terry Riley, Half Japanese, Tom Robinson, Bob Drake, Alternative TV, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, &c. and many others lesser known or as well known but in other musical circles - including members of Van der Graaf Generator, Curved Air, Zoviet France, Stomu Yamashtas Red Buddha Theatre, Soft Machine, Fairport Convention, The Blockheads,The Stranglers, Johns Children, Alternative TV, Caravan, The Damned, Global Village Trucking Company, King Crimson, Adam and the Ants and The Monochrome Set. Its a snapshot, a sampler, a box of variety and delights - and a window on the state of play: in all, a useful and worthwhile undertaking. 2 CDs in a slipcase with a thick book."