from our friends at www.dragcity.com:
For the tenth email sent to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the words "WOO" in the subject line, I have CD copy of Woo's reissue 'It's Cosy Inside.'
Take a look at the details of the release as well as other music news from Drag City!
WOO are Mark and Clive Ives, who in the 1980s in England made a pair of addictively appealing yet largely unknown records. Their second, IT’S COSY INSIDE, released in 1989, qualiﬁes as some of the most uniquely organic electronic music ever made.
When WOO ﬁrst began recording their relaxing and mysterious mood music in the 1970s, they used electronically treated acoustic instruments to create a sort of pop music for another universe. WOO have made music for more than 35 years now, much of it speciﬁcally designed for healing and meditation, while somehow entirely sidestepping the creative vortex of modern new age music. WOO aren’t distinctly any one thing, but we’re certain you’ll be hard pressed not to enter into a happy and somewhat mysterious meditative state upon listening to IT’S COSY INSIDE.
The album’s original publisher Independent Project Records put it best: “IT’S COSY INSIDE is as appropriate a title as could be for this collection of playfully unique instrumentals...
“Only Mark and Clive Ives, as WOO, seem to be able to effortlessly combine elements of English Folk Music, Jazz, Electronic Experimentalism, bits of playful easy listening, and now in this latest release, an occasional electronic reggae shufﬂe. Their music is fun, serious, adventurous, smoky, eerie, pretty, uplifting, a beehive of activity, joyful, and loving. IT’S COSY INSIDE takes you there all in one snug package.”
See the tracklist HERE
Music News from Drag City Records
Mad Music Inc. "Mad Music" LP out 11/6/12
Collectors have known about Mad Music for years, but the very few who know the story aren't talking. Play the record, and everything becomes more unclear still....
What is this music, and who is it for? Is it some mutant strain of new age, jazz, a soundtrack? Would it explain anything to know that the jam at the end of side one is called Gospel Disco? Does it help if we disclose that this lushly arranged album features professionals and amateurs working together? Is it a put on? Or was there some greater purpose involved? At this rate, the world may never know. For the fine folks who actually buy records, randomly selected copies come with one-of-a-kind inserts -- authentic 35-year-old documents from the Mad Music archives -- an underwater loudspeaker catalog, a photo from the recording studio, an academic clipping entitled “Cerebral Dominance in Musicians and Nonmusicians.” But even if you buy the entire run and put it all together, this is one mystery you may never solve. We can promise you this -- you’ve never experienced anything like Mad Music, Inc.
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Trin Tran - 'Dark Radar'
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