Friday, July 06, 2007

Before Rob Deacon was the instiguator of the famous « Volume » series, he was, in the mid 80’s, involved in the « Abstract Magazine » project. So far i know, there was just only 2 exclusive compilation that were pressed, number 5 and … number 6 (!). The principle was to propose exclusive and specifically recorded tracks for these compilation. Here is a panel from some bands who were active in 1985 plus an unlisted secret track recorded by In The Nursery. But if more informations needed, i’ve included the complete magazine in this post.

Included with Issue 5 (Spring 1985) of Abstract Magazine
Includes 20 page magazine with extensive interviews with each artist

Side A :

A1 TEST DEPT. Fuel Foundation Of The Nation (live)
A2 THE WOLFGANG PRESS Fire Eater (remix)
A3 400 BLOWS Fire And Water (recorded specifically)
A4 SWANS Sealed In Skin (recorded specifically)
A5 CINDYTALK Playtime (recorded specifically)

Side B :

B1 COLOURBOX Manic (remix)
B2 GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Flame (proposed rejected single)
B3 AND ALSO THE TREES Maps In Her Wrists And Arms (recorded specifically)
B4 NYAM NYAM This Is The Place (demo)
B5 THE JAZZ BUTCHER Leaving It Up To You (live)

*uncredited track

ripped & encoded @ 256 kbps + artwork
see also in the comments
be seeing you !
posted by number06 at 5:45 PM

At 5:51 PM, Blogger number06

here is the LP


...and here the magazine



At 7:48 PM, Blogger XMP

Love your blogs here. Linking you up to my own if you don't mind! I like your h00p technique :)


At 2:34 AM, Blogger Coffee Messiah

Greetings #06! Hope this finds all is well in the Village!

Thanks & Cheers! CM


At 4:22 AM, Blogger cnow77

You don't post very often, but when you do, all I can say is holy crap. This is / was such a fantastic compilation and for you to scan and post the entire magazine is very generous. Thanks again for the incredible memories of playing this on my radio show at 2:00 in the morning.


At 11:27 AM, Blogger El Limbo von Punsch

Thanks a lot number 6 to have taken the time to rip and scan this great comp... Bonjour chez vous !


At 12:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

Bonjour n°6
Je viens de trouver un blog de bon gout.
Et le post en cours propose un magazine du tonnerre et une k7 rippée au contenu plus qu'alléchant. Souci pour le béotien que je suis : j'ai trouvé le lien pour le magazine, pas pour la k7. C'est normal docteur ?
Merci d'un éclairage.


At 1:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

C'est bon, j'ai réussi à rouver le lien, masqué par le post principal : un souci de mon navigateur.
Merci et encouragements pour tes prochains posts.
J'ai fait mes études à Reims en 80-82.


At 8:48 PM, Blogger number06

thanks for the enthusiasm. Yes, i don't post often, because less means sometimes also quality (i hope so).

Petite rectification ami champenois, il ne s'agit pas d'une K7 mais bien du vinyl original (tant qu'a faire!). Merci Jorge pour les encouragements.

...bonjour chez vous !


At 9:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

THANKS!!! such a great post; hope #6 will show up here also? I remember back then (but again; I could be wrong) around 1985 that there was a contest in #5 or 6 where the winner could be the lucky owner of abstract magazine 1-6??? However I have never myself come across other abstract releases then 5 and 6 (been looking around for these since 1985 or so)...but again; GREAT post.../the_large_glass


At 2:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

Fascinating! I recently pulled this out of my LP collection and listened to it. I remember where I bought this LP in 1985... It was at a defunct record store in Tokyo called Wave. I also bought Abstract #6. I tried looking for #6 the other day, but it has seemingly vanished from my collection. Anyhow, thanks for posting this ... Cheers PS. I always thought that 1-4 never existed.


At 3:31 PM, Blogger tristan.koreya

can't find the link for the lp... anyone can help ?

ps: abstract magazine #4 was published with "life at the top" lp:


At 4:10 AM, Blogger Leopold Stotch


never have heard or seen this comp before, looking forward to the Wolfgang, Colourbox and Jazz Butcher tracks.



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