7 August 2013

AMM. London Lighthouse, 1989
















This was the first time I saw AMM and it had a great effect on me. Some of that being a confirmation that sound didn't have to be music as such to convey emotion, and be an uplifting and enlightening experience.  The concert took place in the London Lighthouse, a centre for people affected by HIV and AIDS.  The whole thing was of great sensitivity, beauty and I suppose a touch of melancholy.

Take time to listen.  Let me know what you think.

For Sotise, a big AMM fan.

AMM

LOU GARE, tenor sax, violin
IAN MITCHELL, clarinet, bass clarinet, wood flute, bicycle pump
KEITH ROWE, guitar, electronics, radio
JOHN TILBURY, piano
EDDIE PREVOST, drums, percussion

1. 46:39
2. 46:36

at the London Lighthouse, London.  7th October 1989


22 comments:

Andy said...

FLAC

Rapidshare

Mega

James Manion said...

Thank you Andy, very much appreciated!

glmlr said...

Thank you Andy (from another big AMM fan here - I first saw them live in the mid 60's).

Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR. said...

Thank you.

SOTISE said...

wow Andy thank you!!!
I have some AMM shows id like to share with you , perhaps at the rate of one or two a week ...
here's what i have ...let me know what you need!

AMM- (ROWE,PREVOST,CARDEW,GARE,HOBBS) LONDON, VENUE UNKNOWN-3-2-1970, FM -UNKNOWN GEN
AMM- TAKTLOS FESTIVALZURICH ( GARE, ROWE, PREVOST, TILBURY)31-1-1990, AUD OR SBD
AMM- CONFRONTATIONEN 20-7-86 JAZZ GALLERY NICKELSDORFF AUSTRIA
AMM-(TILBURY-PREVOST) ROMEUNIVERCITA DE LA SAPIENZA 3 NOV 1988
AMM-RAVENSBERGER BIELEFELD /GERMANY 16-5-94 (QUARTET W/ R D S)
AMM- TEATRO ANTONIANUM ,PADOVA ITALY 3-4-1998
AMM-INTERNATIONAL HOUSE CHICAGO 15-4-2001, AUD
AMM-BOSTON, MA-14-10-2000, AUD

Jerry Cornelius said...

What a great post - thank you, from another big fan of AMM. All AMM uploads are greatly welcomed in this quarter.

Jerry Cornelius said...

Sotise - I, for one, would dearly like to hear all of the shows you mention, but especially the first two.

Owombat said...

Andy:
thanks a lot for this, and the previous "Masters of Disorientation"- the shared AMM is the best AMM!
... from another AMM fan
cheers
Owombat

Owombat said...

re. Sotise´s offer - there is more AMM here:
with Stadler string quartet: Wels/A, 2000-11-05
with Gunter Hampel Group (incl. Evan Parker, Schlippenbach, Jeanne Lee etc): Frankfurt 1972-03-26
at Maida Vale Studios, London, Jan.1988
best
O

Nick said...

Thanks again Andy

Nick

Jason said...

Thanks Andy (and Sotise for the upcoming posts). I'm more familiar with Rowe's more recent offerings so it's great to hear some AMMage.

maready said...

Many thanks for the AMM recordings and for the 'Masters' near-AMM recording! Certainly, any further unissued concert material would be greatly appreciated.

And I'd like to second the recommendation in the original post: seek out the official AMM releases on Matchless, most of them easily available and well worth the very moderate price. My own favorites are "The Inexhaustible Document", "The Nameless Uncarved Block" and 'Newfoundland", as well as the somewhat rawer Cardew-period things. For me, it hasn't really been AMM since Keith Rowe left the group. The not-always harmonious relations between him and Prevost seems essential to making AMMmusic. Having said that, "Sounding Music", a fairly recent post-Rowe Matchless CD with guest John Butcher is well worth seeking out.

Thanks again! (And thanks for yet another unknown-to-me Marion Brown session.)

chris_c said...

many thanks for this great post. am just getting into AMM and being blown away

maready said...

PS to Andy, who posted this particular concert: thanks also for your personal reminiscences. It occurs to me now that I was in London at the time of this benefit concert and I could very well have seen this, as it was at the Lighthouse. For those not old enough to remember what it was like to have AIDS in 1989, I'd like to dedicate this comment to my friend Mark D., also living in London at the time. Although his musical tastes were somewhat different to mine, I feel sure he would have loved to have seen and heard this music. (Mark died of AIDS in 1991. The treatments that were available at the time, even with the support of the British National Health system, generally did nothing more than prolong the suffering for a year or two.)

Thanks again Andy for the recording and the context.

unitstructure said...

Thank you.Wonderful music making skillfully recorded.

maready said...

Beautiful concert and excellent sounding too! thanks thanks thanks

TomP said...

Many thanks !! It would be nice to know what is the recording method / lineage if known?

Andy said...

@TomP I recorded it on a TDK MA-X 90 cassette with a portable Marantz CP430 recorder and a nothing special Sony stereo mic. Transferred to cdr via Tascam CD-RW700 burner.

Andy said...

NEW LINK:
ADrive

konjaku said...

Thanks for the re-up! This is great...

francisco santos said...

BIG THX!...

Tantris said...

Enjoying this very much - thanks, Andy.