All of your favorites, in one place.
Original 1980 LP, few copies available and of course long out of print. Recorded in January 1980, almost one year after Free Soap, Vol 5.
Without a Song seems instilled with a new sense of humour and adventure.
The LP finds CCMC quoting from lounge piano ballads one moment,
whimsical comedy soundtracks the next and then lifting off into a full
force freakout. The dynamics are incredible, with the band achieving the
kind of volcanic volume associated with Japanese noise groups almost 15
years later, followed by passages of serene beauty and near silent
micro-dynamics. It’s a truly enlightening ride, one that provides
startling new insights on every listen.
Casey Sokol – piano, steel drum, Yamaha organ
Michael Snow – Piano, trumpet, marimba, siren electric piano, aluminum foil, percussion
Nobuo Kubota – siren, strange horn, whistle, cymbals, drums, crackle box, alto sax, duck, glockenspiel
Al Mattes – Buchla synthesizer, bass, shell casings, horns, marimba, bells, steel drum
Peter Anson – Buchla synthesizer