Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Big City Orchestra - Our Life In The Bush Of Kate (tape, Ubuibi, 19??)

From Discogs: "One of the most idiosyncratic and original groups of the past two decades, BCO is not your standard Orchestra. Situated in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the band has released an enormous catalog of recorded material over the past two decades. Formed in the late 1970's the ensemble continues to maintain a free-flowing roster of artists from around the world that collaborate on specific projects. Categorizing the Orchestra into any given genre can be a task, as releases continue to surprise even the most devout listener. There is never any way to precisely classify the next BCO release. An album of authentic sea-shanties? A wall of noise? A shimmering downpour of lullabies whispered to the wind? A humorous or thought-provoking album of Sound Collages? Vocal excursions set to make Rod McKuen blush? We press play, leaning forward with slight apprehension. We await the first wave of blissful deception. We are perpetually rewarded."
Much to my own surprise, this is one of the few Big City Orchestra tapes I have. I am not sure if I did the index right.



Anonymous said...

Much appreciated, thanks for that upload. Interesting band.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion one of the most original and interesting band of all times. Experimental, surreal and self-ironic wonderfully blended together. There are many releases available on the net (see ubuibi.org) but i'm still searching the K7: "A Good Time To Start Something New". If you can help me I'll be grateful. Many thanks. Alex

433 RPM said...

Idon't have that one.

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Laurent said...

Hi, thanks for posting this tape. One of my favourite band.