gary sloan and clone - harmonitalk - cache cacheCACHE 04CD - ukcd
Genre: Wave / Pop / Rock
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9. Mix He Said (Jam) - (CD Only Bonus Track)
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Repress of privately pressed Alaskan electronic harmonica
album (first time on CD) by the tight-knit synth trio called Clone. impossible to get in its original form - here's a chance to grab this great album now!
Originally released as a privately funded 1000 copy vinyl run in 1980 this rare LP by Alaskan electric harmonica player Gary Sloan and his interchangeable synth trio known as Clone is a record that pushes the concept of American outsider music to
its furthest geographical limits. With few physical copies travelling beyond their tight Alaskan fan base upon release this mutant album of conflicting mediums and truly forward thinking electronic pop music combines an unlikely mix of synth pop, New Age, low-fi blues, techno, folk funk and prog rock - providing the locale’s sparse
vinyl industry with a much needed and veritable document of this collective’s truly unique and open-minded psyche.
With its origins lying a decade earlier in the 1971 release of Sloan’s first privately pressed prog rock electric blues combo, Proof, the transmuted music of Clone stands as a triumphant example of how independent and experimental American music can flourish and evolve outside the restraints and fashionable whims of the major music industry. Taking the true essence of rhythm and blues and applying it, without inhibition, to the most profound mediums available, Sloan’s integration with local synth enthusiasts Paul Alexander and Kurt Riemannn (known internally as The Trio) coupled with a wide range of unfiltered influences (comprising everything between New Age to new wave) lead to what is perhaps one of the most unexpected, improbable and underexposed pop fusion triumphs to emerge out of 1980s North America. Throughout the 70s and 80s, as a pillar of the Anchorage live music scene, Gary provided local musicians (including himself) with welcome platforms
via his organised events and radio shows, such as The Import Hour which opened two way doors for regional and international artists resulting in various members of the Proof family collaborating with names such as Harvey Mandell and Klauss Schultze. The ongoing Proof records, limited cassette releases, and the Boogie Til
Dawn production company have also played host to a wider community of North American both blues, punk and New Age artists with the same integral free-thinking and progressive policy (some of whom can be heard for the first time guesting on this LP).
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* Harmonitalk is available here for the first time away from it's rare as hen's teeth
private press run of only 1000 LP copies with additional material suppled by the
robot harmonica himself, Gary Sloan.
* This is the first in a series of Gary Sloan releases which delve deep into his private
collection of rare unreleased recordings, cassette only releases and as the the
mythical and even rarer second album.
*Cache Cache is the phrase that the French use for the game hide and seek and
the fitting title for a new European record label dedicated to seeking out shyly
excitable pop music from the not too distant past.