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december 6th, 2011
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september 22nd, 2011
|taniwha’s (usa) #twc 001 ep|
puck productions (usa) #puck 001 ep
jonathan halper “leaving my old life behind b/w i am a hermit” seven inch single record
- leaving my old life behind
- i am a hermit
|august 2011 release ; ... kenneth anger originally scored his 1949 film “puce moment” with an excerpt of a verdi aria, yet inexplicably changed the soundtrack in the early 70’s to include these two songs by the obscure scottish singer/songwriter jonathan halper ...|
... purportedly recorded in 1968 “in essex”, these two tracks have long haunted / baffled / infuriated those who have been privy to showings of the 70’s re-cut ; equal parts syd barrett & peter grudzien (albeit earlier), & jim shepard (ditto), “leaving my old life behind” specifically hits many pleasure-centers at once, with its odd tape-music flourish & crudely home-tracked exhortations towards exiting society-at-large & taking up refuge in a remote upper hebridean bungalow, awaiting the pending apocalypse ...
grey-area issue of positively white-light music ; cover reprints “puce” ingenue yvonne marquis in a particularly euphoric state of undress ...
|taniwha’s press release...|