LP, Rough Trade, 1985
Essential album of Philip Glass- and Steve Reich-inspired minimalism from Jeremy Peyton Jones‘ sadly under-recorded Regular Music. Amongst the ten members you’ll find This Heat drummer Charles Hayward and Jocelyn Pook on the violin. And it’s on Rough Trade? Meanwhile, we wonder whether the sheer number of participants is what kept this from ever being reissued on CD – sort it out, somebody!
More recently, his Regular Music II had an album North South East West, on New Tone, which you can get via iTunes, and JPJ continues to compose for other musicians, including Canadian guitar orchestrator Tim Brady. Regular Music and Peyton Jones have also cropped up on a few compilations here and there over the years, notably a pair of Touch tapes, so we’ve added those to this archive too, because that’s how we roll.
A1. Idyllic Rhythms (11:34)
A2. Hyppolyte & Aricie (5:46)
A3. The Fourth Door (Dub) (4:35)
B1. Neapolitan Sixth (Part 1) (5:10)
B2. Neapolitan Sixth (Part 3) (3:21)
B3. The Third Dream (10:35)
B4. The Fourth Door (4:35)
+ Purcell Manoeuvres (3:12) [Touch – Magnetic North 1985]
+ Music for Film (11:12) [Touch – Land’s End 1985]
+ Extracts from 18 Guitars (9:45) [Nottinghamshire Live & Direct 1997]
+ (now added – thanks, Myke!) the demo of Wardance II (6:27) [Unknown Public #1: Points of Departure 1992]