Tuesday 15 February 2011

21 Hundredz - Modern Romance 7" (1988)

We'd pretty much given up on Valentine's Day yesterday, and were basking in the glow of our computer monitors, some well-chosen beer (translation: not really so much chosen as desperately grabbed) and the sounds of this CKUA session with the Agnostic-Phibes Rhythm and Blood Conspiracy. We'd completely given up on the chances of anything romantic.

So when we opened the CCPS email inbox this morning, we were thrilled to get this late V-Day card from a reader who found us by searching for the 21 Hundredz. Lee has passed along a vinyl offering from Bruce Callow et al. We have a soft spot for Callow's work, and these two tracks are a nice addition to the CCPS collection.

Saturday 5 February 2011

CCPS Miscellany: Christopher Truch's Postcards from New York

We got a pleasant surprise in our email inbox this week, a message and mp3 from Christopher Truch. Christopher contacted us a couple of years ago, and at that time sent us a pile of music (including this great live Quitters set). He also sent us a a couple of other pieces that we didn't post at the time - but it makes sense to put these up now, along with the new track he sent us.

Gentle Ben is an acoustic trip down much the same road as Truch's Little Canada, recorded when he first moved to New York in 1998. Harold London feels like it should be crackling off a slightly warped 78 rpm record, but was recorded in 2003 at the height of the US's war with Iraq. And, finally, a brand new Little Canada track titled "Hey Martin Tielli" shows "what 13 years in New York will do to a Canadian boy's nervous system."

Truch tells us he's back in Canada now, in Guelph. Which we've always thought of as a state of being, not so much a place.