Meltable Snaps It s/t LP

LP front coverSide ASide BLP back cover

01 Wing And Fin (3:57)
02 Already Vermont (1:21)
03 Interskin (3:43)
04 I Remember What You Saw (3:17)
05 Yowella/Faded In Hand, Delivered In Practice (6:32)
06 Elewhale Rising (0:48)
07 Cooling Fingers (3:36)
08 Possible Beast/More Than Sleep (7:32)
09 Cane Cutters (6:50)
10 This Notice Or No Notice (4:48)

Total time 42:20
LP released on Corn Pride East Records, USA, 1981

Michael Lytle: clarinets, electronic, tape, voice
George Cartwright: saxophones, flutes, guitar & talking
David Moss: percussion

This is the first Meltable Snaps It LP, though it is sometimes ommitted from their discography. A handful of tracks from this LP were later added to the 2001 CD reissue of the 1986 Point Blank LP but the whole LP was never re-issued. Saxophonist George Cartwright moved to New York late 1979. Michael Lytle featured on the classic ‘Iowa Ear Music’ (1976) and Curlew’s first self-titled 1986 LP. The music is  a kind of stochastic free-jazz based on a large array of exotic percussion instruments (including steel drums and Bertoia sound sculptures). The clarinets and flutes sound more ethnic than Downtown and a saxophone solo is not an option here.


See David Moss’ 1st LP >

8 Responses to “Meltable Snaps It s/t LP”

  1. 1 Pan Mietek May 15, 2009 at 7:57 am

    some time ago you asked for some more music by Tomasz Sikorski – there it is on my blog,

  2. 2 Lucky May 15, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    thanks a bunch, continuo!! never thought i would hear the entire record, heard the 7 tracks released as bonus on the ‘points blank +’ cd-reiusse from no man’s land (still in print). you must own a rarity goldmine somewhere… and merci for open it up for all of us!! :)

  3. 3 continuo May 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks Pane for the Sikorski additional tracks. Will be commenting on your blog later this weekend.
    Hi Lucky. Thanks for never missing an opportunity to comment on Continuo. Much appreciated. As for the goldmine, I’m not sure: many obscure records, including a few gems, but fewer less not already available on other blogs. Hard times, indeed, for the exclusivist blogger.

  4. 4 Lucky May 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    “fewer less not already available on other blogs” – my opinion about this is that some are dedicated to make it mouthwatering, to present it in an educative way, with many side aspects, background info, links for further investigations… and others just pop the thing out like shit: cover, link, maybe a an allmusic copy+paste review, basta.

    my advice would be – forget about the “exclusivist” thang, if a record is good, it deserves to be posted in a proper way, and if that means it’s a few times around – just the better!!!


  5. 5 Scott May 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks once again Continuo!

  6. 6 continuo May 15, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    You’re welcome, Scott.

  7. 7 George Cartwright November 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I’ve been working on an ‘archival. web site for Michael Lytle and myself for our duo (and with other people)j and am now adding Meltable Snaps It to the site. LOTS of music and information. It was a great, slammin’ time.

    You can also get there from

  8. 8 calisan2000 April 4, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Same case with sharebee, all links are dead. I hope an upgrade soon!

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