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Anthony Ausgang in my record collection

The prominent artist of the Low Brow school, Ausgang came to my attention in the mid-90ies thanks to my unofficial musical guru Pete Kember. After the Spacemen 3 disbanded, the former art student went on an even further psychedelic journey with his new ventures Spectrum and Experimental Audio Research (E.A.R.). Re-introducing our minds to the likes of Delia Derbyshire or La Monte Young a good decade before The Wire magazine decided these musicians were noteworthy, Sonic Boom (Kember’s alias) hid his references behind a truckload of cryptic imagery, the most striking being the odd Anthony Ausgang cover art perplexing the candid music enthusiast furthermore. Throughout the years, I began to understand Sonic Boom’s antics in a deeper way, and along the way Ausgang’s as well.

Sure most people now know him for his MGMT cover art for the Congratulation LP (produced by Sonic Boom!), and he’s now well accepted by the fine art people, but every now and then, some new music manages to get into my hands (and ears!) thanks to some delicious Ausgang art.

Here’s a sample of those records that have proven mystically beautiful, for the most part

E.A.R. :

Füxa :
Boredoms :
Apollo 440 :
MGMT :
Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave

Track of the day #34

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Füxa have been around for quite some time now. I remember buying their first split single with Azuza Plane back in the early days at the parisian Rough Trade shop when they started out as a proto post rock band, fuzzy and shit. They were kind of ahead of their time but never managed to fully achieve what aimed for, or so I thought. I would never have imagined they would still be around 17 years later, but they are, and with their latest album, they invited one of my favorite singer to perform on their Our Lips Are Sealed single, namely Sarah Peacock of Seefeel fame.

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Now even if Seefeel is probably one of my all time fave band, I remain neutral when judging their later body of work, but this is just one of the lushest song I heard in a long time. Hope you’ll enjoy this.

Cheers,

Bertrand Delanowave

PS : Oh, and if you buy either the LP or the 7″, you’ll get beautiful Anthony Ausgang artwork as well 😉