Various Artists - Barry 7's Connectors

Barry 7's Connectors

Various Artists

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Various Artists - Barry 7's Connectors

Barry 7′s Connectors raids the vinyl archives of 1970s library music, a cheap soundtrack source for films, TV and adverts. Mr. 7 is normally found fronting Add N To (X), or going out as a very alternative DJ.

Barry certainly wins his obscurist trawler medallion, these selections going beyond mere kitsch towards a kind of Stockhausen-goes-pop sensibility, crafted by a host of pan-European unknowns.

The brief, orgasmic pant of “Erotica” introduces the really silly plinky-plonky space age boogie woogie of Nino Nardini’s “Catch That Man”, jingle bells replying to kazoo-obsessed synth phrases. This marks the onset of an extremely varied run, ranging from the abstracted sound effects of Doris Hays and Georges Teperino (whale noise from whales just beamed into the stratosphere) to the compact psychedelic folk-pop of the two Pauls Piot’n'Guiot (Morricone chorus yelps, pert horns and soothing strings).

Sven Libaek’s “Solar Flares” has a coasting sophistication, broken up by some scuffed electric guitar solos, then tracks by Paul Bonneau and Cecil Leuter jog the synapses towards Forbidden Planet, or maybe one of John Carpenter’s themes, simple yet sinister. Bizarrely, Anthony King’s “Forgotten World”, with its trilling keys and underwater barks, could easily be one sent over by Barry 7′s own bunch. –Martin Longley


Download Album (LCD 25)
  1. Jiri Bezant - Erotica 2
  2. Nino Nardini - Catch That Man
  3. Stringtronics - Dawn Mists
  4. Georges Teperino - Weird Sounds No.1
  5. Paul Guiot - Amour, Vacances et Baroque
  6. Paul Bonneau - Preambule no.36
  7. Sven Libaek - Solar Flares
  8. Anthony King - Forgotten World
  9. Sven Libaek - Quasars
  10. Doris Hays - Scared Trip
  11. Eric Peters - Electronic Rhythm
  12. Paul Bonneau - Universal Sideral
  13. Roger Roger - Cocunut Coast
  14. Cecil Leuter - Electro Sounds No.8
  15. Roger Roger - Roger Rhythm no.1
  16. The Johanna Group - Hors Phase
  17. Anthony King - Maladjusted Moogie
  18. J. Matthews - Electro-Exotic 1
  19. Paul Bonneau - Preambule no.37
  20. Torrie Zito - Mobile
  21. Gary Bellington - Merry Go Sound