Aug 1, 2008

CHARLES HAYWARD "Survive the Gesture" (UK,Ink,1987)


Not much need to be said about Charles Hayward (THIS HEAT, CAMBERWELL NOW) one of the greatest experimentalists, a restless explorer of new ways of communication. His music is a sound document about life under urban/industrial rules, yet a meeting point of traditions coming from several directions in order to create free feeling & thinking liberating forms.This first solo LP (released just when Camberwell Now disbanded) blends post industrial, ambient, world, electronic, jazz, prog, noise elements, it is though a song orientated album,(bringing in mind Brian Eno, Peter Hammill, Robert Wyatt), quite melodic, with Charles lyrics & vocals on central position. RIO extensions, global thinking & ecological cares are present in many compositions. A folk sense echoes a cosmic melancholy, but this art is bathing in light, especially as Charles vision connects the dream for a modern collective soul with the continuity of a globeold earthy optimism.

 GET IT HERE (80mb)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, such a beautiful piece of work. Some of the tracks are badly encoded and jump about.
Any chance of a a reupload?

Thanks again for the chance to hear this masterpiece

paramo said...

file reuploaded.hope it`s ok now.thanks a lot for the report.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Paramo
Unfortunately the problem still remains. Track 7 & 9 are very bad, ironic as for me these are the two outstanding tracks.

Regards
Mark

paramo said...

rereuploaded.let`s see now!

Anonymous said...

Excellent, thank you very much.
Your taste in music kind sir is excellent!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for offering this excellent record/cd. One problem though, the link seems to be down or, at least, it doesn't seem to work. Any chance to fix it? Thank you again and keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Got it!Thank you!

S. said...

thanks, man! i was looking for that album :)