2xCD Ultimate Transmissions UTCD 004/5 £13.00
1. A Strange Time For Angels 30'40"
2. Place Your Bets 43'13"
1. Evaporating Demons From The Mind's Eye 20'10"
2. Six Pathways Through The Dark
Path 1: Alone In The City 4'52"
Path 2: By The Spooky Cemetery 7'22"
Path 3: At The Rim Of Fire 10'34"
Path 4: On The Way To Lhasa 5'17"
Path 5: Through The Wasteland 10'48"
Path 6: To The Edge Of The World 7'40"
by Jim Tetlow at Tachyon Studio 18+25/8/99, mixed 7/5/00.
Alan Freeman: synths, tape loops, gadgets, voice.
Steve Freeman: synths, guitar, voice, bongos, can.
Jim Tetlow: synths, guitar, voice, tapes, loops, toys.
This CD defined the Endgame sound and the idea of double CDs, one more
relaxed/cosmic, and the other more dark/sinister. A yin and yang, a balance
of sorts, from the beauty of "A Strange Time For Angels" to the
menacing "Six Pathways..."
In keeping with its title "Catalyst" is the ideal starting point
for newcomers to Endgame, and the start of a wonderful trip into the unknown!
ENDGAME: CATALYST (DBL CD $25)
The Freeman brothers, (authors of CRACK IN THE COSMIC EGG,
and editors of AUDION Magazine), have also made music for many years. Their
newest release, which also features a third member Jim Tetlow, is the answer
for all those who long for the days of yore when TD was still tuned into the
cosmos. Their “music” is derived from the improvisational mode of early TD
and ZEIT, along with the more modern vibe of Lightwave, a splash of Kluster
and hints of Holger Czukay’s experimentalism. The albums four extended
tracks, on 2 CDs, combine for a total running time of 140:40, and the sonic
constructs explored will have your mind reeling as the journey through the
musical cosmos progresses. ENDGAME is a very impressive album, experimental
in concept, yet listenable, with a great avant art presentation.
[by Archie Patterson in Eurock]
from a multi-release review...
Meanwhile the "Catalyst" double, consisting of just
four ultra-long tracks, again all improvised, is what I would call 'real'
space music. None of yer namby-pamby drifting or smooth flowing layers so
beloved of the American fraternity these days, and also none of yer richly
textured sound sculpting 'a la Klaus Schulze' that some of the
Europeans seem so keen on doing. No, this is a breathtaking mix of synth,
space and ambience that really has no comparison with anything from those
genres and yet has an appeal just as wide. The thing you notice is that the
music inhabits once again, the darker reaches of space, but here unlike the
explorations on the...
[by Andy G, in C&D Services catalogue]
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clip from Bad Alchemy magazine
2xCD: 500 copies - released 2/8/2000.
Bandcamp download - released 19/9/2014.
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