Gareth Williams

Flaming Tunes w/ Mary Currie (SV170)

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1985

Flaming Tunes w/ Mary Currie

Gareth Williams

Superior Viaduct

857661008704

LPS 163497

SV170

POP-ROCK

1

LP 24,75 €

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.

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.

PERSONNEL & TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Another Flaming Tune
  • Clarinet – Mary Currie
  • Drum – Frank Trembath
  • Keyboards – Gareth Williams
  • A2. Beguiling The Hours
  • Voice, Clarinet, Synthesizer– Mary Currie
  • Voice, Piano – Gareth Williams
  • A3. The Best Weapon
  • Voice, Guitar, Keyboards,– Gareth Williams
  • A4. A To B
  • Guitar – Georgina Legoretta
  • Piano, Guitar, Bass Drum, Bass – Gareth Williams
  • Requinto Guitar – John Whipps
  • A5. Breast Stroke
  • Bass, Drum – Martin Frederick
  • Fiddle – Chrissie Wild
  • Voice, Piano – Gareth Williams
  • Whistle – Mick Hobbs
  • A6. Raindrops From Heavens
  • Percussion – Helen East, Richard Wilson
  • Voice, Piano, Percussion – Mary Currie
  • Voice, Tape, Piano, Percussion, Bass – Gareth Williams
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Restless Mind
  • Piano – Mary Currie
  • Voice, Drum, Hihat, Piano – Gareth Williams
  • Piano – Mary Currie
  • B2. B To A
  • Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Engineer – Charles Bullen
  • Piano, Voice [Twirled], Tape – Gareth Williams
  • B3. Golden Age
  • Electric Guitar – Charles Bullen
  • Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Bells, Synthesizer – Gareth Williams
  • Voice, Synthesizer, Claves, Bells – Mary Currie
  • B4. It's Madness
  • Guitar, Electronics, Tape, Piano – Gareth Williams
  • Guitar, Electronics, Tape, Piano – Gareth Williams
  • B5. Generous Moon
  • Flute – Alice Granger
  • Performer [Michaelphone] – Douglas Currie
  • Voice – Helen East
  • Voice, Guitar – Gareth Williams
  • Voice, Synthesizer' – Mary Currie