Auricular Audio Magazine #1

by Various Artists

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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley Just grazing on BC as is my wont,being open to whatever turns up, I happened upon Auricular and thought I'd better start at #1...I'm very glad I did! What a wonderful time machine from the dying throws of C20.
So, I shall move on through all the volumes of the Audio Magazine.
If you happen to land here, also on your travels by happy accident, I hope you will be similarly charged and enthused.


released October 26, 1990

This is the very first release in the Auricular Audio Magazine series - repleat in its low-fi-ness. It was mid 1990 and San Francisco was an odd place for experimental music. Whether it was free jazz, noise, or ambient, the artists all huddled together, played together and shared their music with one another. It would not be unusual in one night to see four bands perform that shared variations of many of the members across them. This first release captures performances by 4 groups that oddly enough performed alot of shows together during this time. The Molecules, fronted(?) by Ron Anderson, who had recently relocated from NYC, were starting to infect the Bay Area with the chaos only they knew best. These particular pieces featured Steve Buchanan, who at the time was visiting the Bay Area. At the same time Nux Vomica was a brand new group, and was comprised of only Alan Herrick. The sound was much different than what people are familiar with today. The piece recorded for this compilation also featured Jim Cribley of Chemical Toybox. Rounding out the release were experimental music veterans Big City Orchestre as well as a live performance by noize artists Haters




Auricular Records Glastonbury, Connecticut

Auricular Records is a small independent label and netlabel located in Glastonbury, CT - originally founded in the San Francisco Bay Area of California over 25 years ago (1989). We specialize in ambient, dark ambient, drone, soundart, musique concrete and difficult music. ... more

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