ALTERNATIVE FUNK: VOLUME 1 by V/A

SKU106005
ArtistV/A
TitleALTERNATIVE FUNK: VOLUME 1
LabelPLATFORM 23
Catalog #PLA 023
Genre
ReleaseWeek 50 - 2018
FormatVinyl - UKLP
€ 23,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Stanislas Noel & Jean-Christophe Utz - Money Money
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/1_stanislas_noel_amp_jean-christophe_utz_-_money_money.mp3
  2. Scoop! - Caravan
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/2_scoop_-_caravan.mp3
  3. Son Of Sam - Anti Apartheid
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/3_son_of_sam_-_anti_apartheid.mp3
  4. From Raushenberg - About Fritz
  5. Fist Of Facts - Fire Breath
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/5_fist_of_facts_-_fire_breath.mp3
  6. Philippe Laurent - Rapide
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/6_philippe_laurent_-_rapide.mp3
  7. Vox Populi & Man - Alternative Fresh
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/7_vox_populi_amp_man_-_alternative_fresh.mp3
  8. Zoohtee - Track 8
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/8_zoohtee_-_track_8.mp3
  9. Kosa - Nykowe
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/9_kosa_-_nykowe.mp3
  10. Randall Kennedy - Smith's Room
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/10_randall_kennedy_-_smiths_room.mp3
  11. The Arms Of Someone New - Cool As Christ
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/11_the_arms_of_someone_new_-_cool_as_christ.mp3
  12. Human Backs - Takayama Rising
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/12_human_backs_-_takayama_rising.mp3
  13. ONY - Give It To Me
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/106005_alternative_funk_volume_1/13_ony_-_give_it_to_me.mp3
  14. Vox Populi & Man - Megamix

Description

Compilation mixing experimental with electro, post punk with noise, to offer more than the sum of their parts - an alternative funk - NICE !

The 2nd collection of songs selected from the Alternative Funk series released by Vox Man and VP 231 Records. Originally appearing in 1985 across 1 vinyl and 2 cassette albums.

Known for the highly heralded "Folie Distinguee" album in 1985, what is often over looked is the fact there accompanied 2 further "Alternative Funk" cassette compilations that same year. Coming within the Audiologie series on Vox Man Records, these "Various Artist" selections were indicative of labels that sprung up in the early 80s around the DIY post-punk scene.

As founders of Vox Populi!, Axel Kyrou and Francis Man, working with close associate Pierre Jolivet's (aka Pacific 231) VP 231 label, released a number of cassettes, 7" and LPs between 1982 and 1988, as much to self-release their own music as to push new or contemporary artists.

Here then is a snapshot of the Alt Funk albums, selecting songs that avoid recent or upcoming reissues, to dive deep in the series from industrial to cold wave, proto-dub percussion to avant spoken word pieces. Featuring the likes of Son Of Sam, Philippe Laurent, Fist Of Facts - with a long lost first ever recording - and Human Backs, stepping out from semi-cult name dropping to sit alongside unknowns and never heard from again in Scoop!, Kosa, Zoohtee and the wonderful Randall Kennedy.

What is apparent is an idiosyncratic nature to the selections. In the same way many independent labels of the time - such as Auxilio De Cientos' Terra Incognita volumes or Final Image's Nightlands - created a label snapshot by pulling together far and wide contributions but retaining an overall 'sound'.