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FLAMING TUNES

S/T

SUPERIOR VIADUCT


Format: LP
Cata No: SV170
Barcode: 857661008704
Format: LP (COLOURED)
Cata No: SV170X
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Flaming Tunes’ sole release is perhaps the finest elegy to the ‘80s home recording ethos that you’ve never heard. Originally released in 1985 on cassette (with individually hand-colored covers), this self-titled album grew out of the collaboration between childhood friends Gareth Williams and Mary Currie.

Williams is best known as a member of English art-rock band This Heat. After leaving the group in the early ’80s, he travelled to India where he studied classical Kathakali dance— an experience that would profoundly shape the music of Flaming Tunes.

In an old Victorian house in South London, the duo recorded during the day while Currie’s young son attended school and Williams conducted tape treatments at night. They were joined by various guests including This Heat guitarist Charles Bullen as well as long-term collaborators Martin Harrison and Rick Wilson. Using whatever instruments they had on hand (clarinet, piano, bells, etc.), Flaming Tunes create lo-fi melodies around simple arrangements, oblique rhythms and densely layered natural sounds. The results are a mesmeric collage of instrumental daydreams and sideways pop songs, floating into one another in a hazy confluence of late ’60s Canterbury psych-folk and early Residents experimentation. All of these beguiling elements converge in a personal manner, quietly insistent in listeners’ ears like the blood pulsing in one’s veins on a warm summer day.

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CASTLES IN SPACE


BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT - BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT
BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT

RIDING EASY


BRIGID DAWSON & THE MOTHERS NETWORK - BALLET OF APES BRIGID DAWSON & THE MOTHERS NETWORK
BALLET OF APES

CASTLE FACE


CHRIS FORSYTH / DAVE HARRINGTON / RYAN JEWELL / SPENCER ZAHN - FIRST FLIGHT CHRIS FORSYTH / DAVE HARRINGTON / RYAN JEWELL / SPENCER ZAHN
FIRST FLIGHT

ALGORITHM FREE


CONCRETISM - DICK AND STEWART: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK CONCRETISM
DICK AND STEWART: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

CASTLES IN SPACE


CORNERSHOP - ENGLAND IS A GARDEN CORNERSHOP
ENGLAND IS A GARDEN

AMPLE PLAY


DAMAGED BUG - BUG ON YONKERS DAMAGED BUG
BUG ON YONKERS

CASTLE FACE


FLAMING TUNES - S/T FLAMING TUNES
S/T

SUPERIOR VIADUCT


GIRL FRIDAY - ANDROGYNOUS MARY GIRL FRIDAY
ANDROGYNOUS MARY

HARDLY ART


GUIDED BY VOICES - VAMPIRE ON TITUS GUIDED BY VOICES
VAMPIRE ON TITUS

SCAT


KELLEY STOLTZ - AH! (ETC) KELLEY STOLTZ
AH! (ETC)

AGITATED


MAGICK MOUNTAIN - WEIRD FEELINGS MAGICK MOUNTAIN
WEIRD FEELINGS

MAGICK MOUNTAIN RECORDS


RIVAL CONSOLES - ARTICULATION RIVAL CONSOLES
ARTICULATION

ERASED TAPES


SHITKID - 20/20 SHITKID
20/20

PNKSLM


TAMBOURINEN - WOODEN FLOWER TAMBOURINEN
WOODEN FLOWER

CARDINAL FUZZ


THE DEATH WHEELERS  - DIVINE FILTH THE DEATH WHEELERS
DIVINE FILTH

RIDING EASY


THE JANITORS - NOISOLATION SESSIONS VOL: 1 THE JANITORS
NOISOLATION SESSIONS VOL: 1

CARDINAL FUZZ


THE LEFT OUTSIDES - ARE YOU SURE I WAS THERE THE LEFT OUTSIDES
ARE YOU SURE I WAS THERE

CARDINAL FUZZ


THE SPACE LADY - THE SPACE LADY'S GREATEST HITS THE SPACE LADY
THE SPACE LADY'S GREATEST HITS

NIGHT SCHOOL


THE TWELVE HOUR FOUNDATION - SIX TWENTY NEGATIVE THE TWELVE HOUR FOUNDATION
SIX TWENTY NEGATIVE

CASTLES IN SPACE


VARIOUS - BROWN ACID: THE ELEVENTH TRIP  VARIOUS
BROWN ACID: THE ELEVENTH TRIP

RIDING EASY


VINNUM SABBATHI - OF DIMENSIONS AND THEORIES VINNUM SABBATHI
OF DIMENSIONS AND THEORIES

STOLEN BODY RECORDS