ADAM BOHMAN

Bunhill Row

(Paradigm Discs - PD19) LP $17.50

In 1980, Adam Bohman (Morphogenesis, The Bohman Brothers) made his first recordings using two budget cassette recorders, an ordinary trumpet, and a variety of other acoustic instruments and objects, many of which are still part of the current Bohman armory. Bunhill Row was his first complete album of material, but it and subsequent releases from the time remained in tiny cassette editions made for friends or exchanged through the mail art network. On vinyl for the first time, Paradigm Discs' hand-numbered reissue opens another window into the incredibly fruitful astral alignment that occurred over London at this time. "Beautifully raw, dirty, and mesmerizing," opines Ed Pinsent in Sound Projector, "A genuine masterpiece of grown-in-the-UK genius." Edition of 500.

ADAM BOHMAN

Last Orders

(Mycophile) Used CD $6.50 (Out-of-stock)

Objects struck, rubbed, chafed, chivvied, bothered and caused by other means to resonate over the course of eight coherent soundscapes, each with its own distinctive feel and inner logic. Rather than draw attention to the materials, Bohman foregrounds their conventional musicality as an echo to what is being done by electronics musicians and avant garde classical ensembles in their respective avant gardes.

ADAM BOHMAN

Music And Words

(Paradigm Discs) Used CD $12.00

The freest possible improv by this UK national treasure (whose soundmaking devices include disassembled violin, springs, lightbulbs, barbecue grill, wire record rack, wooden box with wires stretched across) presses more detail into every split second of a post-serial slipstream of variegated events than ought to be allowed. Bohman also tapes audio-letters containing commentaries on his daily life spoken in hilariously lugubrious tones (Christmas with the family, collage-making in the kitchen, receiving gifts of home-made Turkish delight, walks to the local pub, the state of public restrooms). DIY dada from the midst of suburban banality.