Lol Coxhill/Eyeless In Gaza split cassette

Lol Coxhill:
01 The Vacant Pool (0:59)
02 Echoes Of Falmer (1:07)
03 The Odd Fellows Ball (6:56)
04 B Movie Prelude (6:00)
Eyeless In Gaza:
05 Silver (3:06)
06 For Edward (5:02)
07 Rosary (2:26)
08 Crêpe Paper Heart (2:42)
09 Before December (2:20)

Total time 30:30
Cassette+magazine released by Tago Mago, 1982

Great tape once again from Pascal Bussy’s Tago Mago imprint. This one pairs british Lol Coxhill with Eyeless In Gaza (the duo of Martyn Bates and Peter Becker). The former (b.1932) contributes a series of lively & ethereal soprano saxophone solos which he dubbed ‘Home Produce’. Two of the tracks (eg. #2&4) are duets with himself using multi-tracking recording technique, sounding rather playful and personal (I’m sometimes reminded Anthony Braxton’s ‘New York Fall 1974’ LP). The opener is a solo recorded inside an empty swimming pool benefiting from the reverberant acoustics. The Eyeless In Gaza tracks are in the vein of their just then released ‘Pale Hands I Loved So Well’ album from 1982, that is soundscapes and improvisations for piano, organ, barrel drums, vibraphone and hushed vocals. Very interesting use of musique concrète recordings and what sounds like bowed guitar, with some passages surprisingly sounding like an AMM live session. Wonderful feeling of total abandon throughout.

Download (incl. 18pp french+english booklet).

7 Responses to “Lol Coxhill/Eyeless In Gaza split cassette”

  1. 1 Kelly (p.somniferum) October 24, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Hi Continuo,

    Still up to the wonderful work I see. Cheers. Still pounding away on the election here, but it’s all winding down soon. Hopefully the thing isn’t rigged so bad that the Conservatives steal the election, but I’m optimistic–as much so as possible.


  2. 2 -sto October 24, 2008 at 8:35 am

    just as a remark, this one has actually been rereleased in an expanded & remixed version (for a review see e.g. here:

  3. 3 continuo October 24, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Kelly. Good to have news from you. I’ll be visiting NY next November after the election. I guess at that time the whole country will be relieved to be out of this circus and not yet too depressed from the on-going economical depression!

    To sto: thanks for the info. It’s so rare when a good cassette gets a proper reissue.

  4. 4 Dr Faustroll November 6, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Great post here… ‘t remember me years ago when i bought this tago-mago release. Thanks a lot for sharing!

    BTW, Thanks too for your Comelade’s rareties. Dr Faustroll have started a new blog (in french) where can find some Comelade’s album (more are planned)

    I add yours to my fave list

    Best regards

    Dr Faustroll

  5. 5 continuo November 6, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Hi, Faustroll. Thanks for dropping by.

  6. 6 Rooksby July 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Wow, this is great. And I had absolutely NO IDEA it existed! Many thanks for sharing, marvellous stuff…

  7. 7 continuo July 22, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    You’re welcome.

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