Friday, September 01, 2006

Phew-Phew[81 Japan/Germany]

Highly Recommended!
This is a somewhat strange album
Phew was previously in the japanese No Wave band
Aunt Sally(around 78 and 79)
but this is no no wave (lol)

she recorded this album in germany with
some members of Can(Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit)
and produced by Conny Plank

the music is a bit minimalistic and there are some electronics
musicaly its difficult to describe

personally i dont have any stuff by Can.

this is the Pass / Sky Station release from 2001
not the P-Vine re-release from 2005,wich ads some bonus tracks.

here some information:

Phew was a Japenese chick who was flown to Germany in 1981 and put together with Can's Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit and genius producer Conny Plank. Clearly an attempt to reconstruct the original Can dynamic, with Phew as Damo. They made one record together on the PASS label which was, very early on (1991?) reissued to synch up with the release of a newer Phew record on Mute. That more recent LP was only OK. I have also seen a greyish black covered mid-period Phew record. Her eponymous debut, which I paid £4 for because the cover was mashed up (like I care!), is fucking fantastic. The production sound of this record is perfect. Like a Brancusi or a Ming Vase, it's perfect. Clean. Deep. Resonant. Tracks like Doze and Signal are often built on nothing more than a wobbling bass and cavernous chiming percussion. Phew herself is compelling.

go go get it!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks! great post

2:32 PM  
Blogger TimosPsychedelicious said...

nice one, very obscure band. Holger, Jaki (has died recently), Phew (i think this is the Japanese guy but not sure since there's a Japanese producer) and, of course, Conny Plank did a great job on this one although it's not my kinda stuff i have to admit. It reminds me strongly of later projects with members of Can but you can clearly hear that Can had died at that time yet..and would never become the same...

Thanks for this post, Dirk

3:39 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

Phew is the female! vocalist on this album

7:54 PM  
Blogger Danilo said...

thank you very much. great offering.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please re up.

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Viagra said...

after listen this recommendation, and taking a time to think well, I have only one thing to say, thank you for this recommendation.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

This won't work in reality, that is what I suppose.

3:24 PM  

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