Friday, January 29, 2010

Intence - Triade - Part VII: The Glimmerlight

As the droids sang our weary farewell...

"Do you remember me long ago
Used to wear my heart on my sleeve
I guess it still shows

We watched the sun fall down and
I hop on my bike; still that night

You're my first glimmer of light
You were my, you was my first
Glimmer of light!"

The last track of Intence's LP is called "Train." You know the drill.

Rauf und runter!

Intence - Triade - Part VI

For those rainy days in April, pull out your "Parapluie" by clicking on the title of this post. Track 5 of Triade attempts some funk.

You be the judge.

Intence - Triade - Part V: Unprotected Sax!

For real though, this track is the reason I usually don't post full LPs. Intence was a really intense crew of cybernetic synthesists, but, as was the case with many of my early-80s colleagues, they had the penchant for engaging in unprotected sax - check out what I mean on "Spectrum" by clicking on the title of this post.

My loyal readers will know that I'm working my way through the classic album Triade by Intence, on Germany's Sky Records. Between "Quiver", which was my last post, and this post, "Spectrum," is the track "Yellow Below" which I posted some months ago. In the end, you'll have to put it all together. But I've posted the correct track listing somewhere in this gripping mini-series on the late-glimmerlight.

Keep in mind the words of Bob Barker, and have your android spayed or neutered.

Intence - Triade - Part IV

As you all know, the droids have gathered to mourn the passing of the purple and gold crystals. Another year, another Vikings' playoff loss. Our digital hearts may be broken, but we can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind; 'cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance, well they're no friends of mine.

And to celebrate our renewal in the blue glimmerlight we continue our Intence quest. Side 2 of the Triade LP begins with the track "Quiver" which you can access by clicking on the title of this post. Basically, it's track two of the LP, after the marathon "Mosaique (parts I-VII)" of side one.

Everybody takin' a chance!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Intence - Triade - Part III

Side one of Intence's Triade is one long medley in seven parts, titled "Mosaique." Here, in the third installment of our series focusing on the classic LP, you can obtain parts III - VII of "Mosaique" by clicking on the title of this post - these synthetic nuggets round out our examination the first side of the record. With an intellect and a savoire-faire, no one in the whole universe will ever compare.

So here's a recap of what we've posted and what is yet to come (TBP):

Intence - Triade (Sky Records 1985)

Side One:

1. Mosaique (Parts I - VII) (20:01)

Side Two:

1. Quiver (4:01) (TBP)
2. Yellow Below (3:49)
3. Spectrum (5:02) (TBP)
4. Parapluie (3:09) (TBP)
5. Train (3:24) (TBP)

We will continue on the slow journey towards completing Triade in the coming days. Powered by the purple crystals, we may yet retire the symbol's number. Of course, we will keep all of our loyal readers posted.

So say we all!

Intence - Triade - Part II

Just so you know, Intence were really Intense. They'd walk across the glimmerlight preachin' the power of the crystals, and placing pentagrams in pennies at your door if you crossed their path. But we still loved them. We loved them even though their musik verged upon the progbarian din that we persisted in keeping at bay. We loved them even though they sometimes created musik that would have sounded right at home on some Richard Simmons jazzersize hour.

You can check out what I mean by clicking on the title of this post: track # 2 from Triade- "Mosaique (Part II)." This is for you Herr Maestro!

Rauf und runter!

Intence - Triade - Part I

So Herr Maestro requested Intence's complete Triade album quite a while ago, and finally, I am happy to announce its arrival from the blue recesses of the the glimmerlight.

However, you must remember that I am operating on antiquated equipment (the Brøselmaschine), hence I can only post one track at a time. Track # 1 of Triade is called "Mosaique (Part I)" and you can access it by clicking on the title of this post. I must warn you that it is almost progbarian in nature, but it's redeemed by the synth. As are we all. So say we all.

Tomorrow, I'll post track two, fittingly titled "Mosaique (Part II)". And so on and so forth.

Immer wieder!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Eye in the Sky

As some of you may know I have been getting my bröselmaschine repaired so I can continue to bring you the sounds of the glimmerlight.

Up here on the off-world colony I have had plenty of time to drink by the blue crystal pools, play foosball with Klause Schulze (he's very good), and catch up on some reading.

As children in the glimmerlight, PKD was required reading. His words and images were sort of like our Bible, or history books. No one else captured our particular predicament quite so well, part-human, part-machine, drivers light-cycles and talking cars.

Anyway, I picked up one of PKD's masterpieces, Eye in the Sky, and sat down in my neon lawn chair for a good read. Halfway through the book Harald walked by and noticed what I was reading. He reminded me of that time in late '81 when Alan Parsons came to the glimmerlight for a visit. He was another of those who came to learn our ways, to try and capture our electronic magic in his own musik. He stayed for a couple of days learning that many of our secrets could be found in the pages of PKD. We gave him Eye in the Sky as a parting gift.

Less then two years later Alan came out with his glimmerlight-influenced classic Eye in the Sky. Sadly, like so many other interlopers before him, he never credited the glimmerlight and its android citizens. But that is why I am here; to give credit where credit is due. Check out his track "Mammagamma" by clicking on the title of this post to hear what I mean.

If Alan Parsons can groove like a bad Mammagamma, so can you!