Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Chrystal Belle Scrodd - Belle de Jour (1986)

Been at the beach for the past week or so, where I've been living the good life and listening to, if anything, ridiculous bullshit that has no place on this blog. But I do remember a time when I listened to difficult, experimental music, such as this industrial record by Chrystal Belle Scrodd, a.k.a. British musician Diana Rogerson. Inscrutable and at times quite disturbing, such as on "I Death", which could be likened to a WAY more fucked-up and over-the-line version of "Flower" by Liz Phair. Elsewhere you have sparse, atmospheric krautrock-post-punk fusion ("Deadroads"), unsettling spoken word ("The Demon Flower"), and plenty of dissonant, spacious drone.

Track listing:
1. Source
2. Muse
3. Immanence
4. I Death / Soup of the Day
5. Scapegoat
6. Deadroads / A Gothic Western
7. The Demon Flower
8. Riding the Red Rag

Blank capsules

You might also wanna hear:
Holy Toy -
Panzer and Rabbits (1984)
Dave Phillips -
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  1. Always meant to give Mrs Stapleton a listen, but never got round to it, so many thanks. This is one hell of a record.

  2. GOOD one! Thanks!!! Have you listened to the new RITUAL HOWLS - INTO THE WATER? If not... go! ever in my nightmares, bye.

  3. ha! was on vacation as well for about a week and just got back.
    Btw, any news with that interview? :)

    1. Oops, I started working on it, then went on vacay and forgot about it. I get back tomorrow, will get it done sometime in the coming week.

  4. Just discovered this blog and it fucking rules. Cheers!