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Fred Frith - Speechless download album

  • Performer: Fred Frith
  • Title: Speechless
  • Genre: Jazz / Rock
  • Country: US
  • Formats: DTS MPC WAV AHX TTA AAC RA
  • Released: 1991
  • Style: Experimental, Avantgarde, Free Improvisation
  • MP3 album: 1412 mb
  • FLAC album: 1921 mb
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Fred Frith - Speechless download album

Speechless is a 1981 solo album by English guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith of the group Henry Cow. It was Frith's third solo album, and was originally released in the United States on LP record on The Residents' Ralph record label. It was the second of three solo albums Frith made for the label.

Fred Frith With Etron Fou Leloublan. Kick The Can (Part 1). Organ – Fred Frith. A2. –Fred Frith With Etron Fou Leloublan. Carnival On Wall St. A3. Voice – Fred Frith, Guigou Chenevier, Margot Mathieu. Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE). RecRec Music.

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This is one of the most important experimental guitar-based titles from avant guitarist and founding Henry Cow member Fred Frith. Frith's second solo album, Speechless, includes appearances by Etron Fou Leloublan, Massacre, and Bill Laswell. This is a studio Frankenstein of live clips and found sounds. While Frith attests to the occurrence of many "happy accidents," the album comes across confidently and more often more coherent than merely challenging. This is often cited as Frith's best solo record, and its inspired manipulations hold up under repeated scrutiny

For his second solo album of the 1980s Fred Frith followed a similar format to Gravity, using different backing musicians for side a (Etron Fou) and b (Massacre). It's a very different album, however; the eccentric dance music of the previous album has given way to a darker, more obviously RIO style of composition and performance, with greater emphasis on studio work and use of taped sound sources.

Fred Frith (RēR/FRO 05) Extra album cover Upper caption CD releases Background CadetBlue. Lower caption Fred Records CD release. The cover includes a detail of the original Ralph Records (1981) cover. Speechless" is a 1981 solo album by English guitarist, composer and improvisor Fred Frith. While "Speechless" is a studio album, some of the tracks were extracted from a Massacre concert, and later manipulated and overdubbed in the studio. The album cover artwork was prepared by Tina Curran, Frith's wife at the time. On "Speechless", Frith continued the exploration of world folk and dance music that he began on "Gravity" (1980), his previous solo album.

Speechless was Fred Frith's second album for the San Franciscan Ralph label, and was originally issued in 1981. Like its predecessor Gravity, it's an eclectic, restless, kaleidoscopic record that pulls in elements of folk music, free improv, avant rock and good old fashioned noise and then knits them together with field recordings, tape manipulation and studio trickery. The first half of the record (or side one in vinyl terms) features our Fred in cahoots with French trio Etron Fou Leloublan.

Fred Frith 1981 Speechless 18 Typical American Family. Fred Frith 1981 Speechless 05 Women Speak To Men; Men Speak To Women. Fred Frith 1981 Speechless 12 Domaine de Planousset.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Fred Frith And Etron Fou Leloublan Kick The Can (Part 1)
Bass – Fred FrithBass, Voice – Ferdinand RichardDrums – Guigou ChenevierOrgan, Harmonium – Jo ThirionSoprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Margot Mathieu
2:19
A2 Fred Frith And Etron Fou Leloublan Carnival On Wall Street
Bass, Voice – Ferdinand RichardDrums – Guigou ChenevierOrgan, Harmonium – Jo ThirionSoprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Margot Mathieu
2:51
A3 Fred Frith And Etron Fou Leloublan Ahead In The Sand
Bass, Voice – Ferdinand RichardDrums, Tenor Saxophone – Guigou ChenevierOrgan, Harmonium – Jo ThirionSoprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Voice – Margot Mathieu
3:16
A4 Fred Frith And Etron Fou Leloublan Laughing Matter / Esperanza
Bass, Voice – Ferdinand RichardDrums – Guigou ChenevierOrgan, Harmonium – Jo ThirionSoprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Margot Mathieu
7:47
A5 Fred Frith And Etron Fou Leloublan Women Speak To Men; Men Speak To Women
Bass, Voice – Ferdinand RichardComposed By [Co-composed By] – Tina CurranDrums – Guigou ChenevierOrgan, Harmonium – Jo ThirionSoprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Margot Mathieu
5:39
A6 Fred Frith And Massacre A Spit In The Ocean
Alto Saxophone – George CartwrightBaritone Saxophone – Mars WilliamsBass – Bill LaswellDrums – Fred Maher
2:17
A7 Fred Frith And Massacre Navajo
Alto Saxophone – George CartwrightBaritone Saxophone – Mars WilliamsBass – Bill Laswell, Fred FrithDrums – Fred MaherSaxophone [Snake] – Steve BuchananTape, Bass – Tina Curran
3:05
A8 Fred Frith Balance
Bass, Drums – Fred Frith
5:04
B1 Fred Frith And Massacre Saving Grace
Alto Saxophone – George CartwrightBaritone Saxophone – Mars WilliamsBass – Bill LaswellDrums – Fred Maher
1:57
B2 Fred Frith Speechless
Bass – Fred Frith
3:05
B3 Fred Frith And Massacre Conversations With White Arc
Bass, Composed By – Bill LaswellDrums – Fred Maher
1:14
B4 Fred Frith Domaine De Planousset
Tape, Bass – Tina Curran
2:59
B5 Fred Frith Kick The Can (Part 2)
Bass – Fred Frith
2:14
Bonus Tracks
B6 Fred Frith The Entire Works Of Henry Cow 1:00
B7 Massacre So Schnell Ich
Bass – Bill LaswellDrums – Fred MaherEngineer – Jean-Marc FoussatGuitar, Keyboards – Fred Frith
3:25
B8 Fred Frith I'm Still Here And I Know What Time It Is
Noises, Drums – Fred FrithVoice – Tina Curran
1:06
B9 Fred Frith No More War
Bass, Keyboards, Composed By – Steve GoreDrums – Steve KretzmerVoice, Tape – Fred Frith
4:46
B10 Fred Frith Typical American Family
Voice, Instruments [Homemade Instruments] – Fred Frith
1:01
B11 Fake Dig
Alto Saxophone – Masami ShinodaBass – Tetsuto KoyamaDrums – MiyamotoEffects – Fred FrithKokyu – Chie MukaiKoto [Taisho Koto] – Kenichi TakedaVoice – Keiji Haino, Tenko
3:07

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  • Distributed By – EFA – CA 14562-08
  • Distributed By – RecRec Genossenschaft
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RecRec Music
  • Copyright (c) – RecRec Music
  • Recorded At – Studio Free Son
  • Recorded At – Sunrise Studios
  • Recorded At – CBGB
  • Recorded At – 28 rue Dunois Paris
  • Recorded At – Studio Dig
  • Recorded At – Studio Pass
  • Recorded At – KUNM

Credits

  • Engineer – Charlie Martin (tracks: A6, A7, B1, B3), François Riether (tracks: A1 to A5)
  • Illustration [Lithography] – Busag
  • Layout – Peter Bäder
  • Mastered By – Paul Zinman
  • Voice, Guitar, Violin, Mellotron, Composed By – Fred Frith

Notes

Tracks A1 to A5: recorded at Studio Freeson, Pujaut, France and Studio Sunrise, Kirchberg, Switzerland, July & August 1980.
Tracks A6, A7 & B1: are partly based on a live concert recorded at CBGB in New York, April 1980, subsequently altered and added to in Switzerland.
Track B3: is from the same concert and is an improvised piece heard as played.
Tracks A8, B2, B4 & B5: recorded at Studio Sunrise, July & August 1980.
Track B6: released as part of Morgan Fisher's Miniatures (A Sequence Of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited By Morgan-Fisher) compilation, contains a portion of every track recorded by Henry Cow assembled according to a strict mathematical system and lasting exactly one minute, collated at Pass, NYC and KUNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1980.
Track B7: recorded live at Rue Dunois, Paris in 1981 and at home in NYC.
Track B8: is from Elliott Sharp's State Of The Union compilation, recorded at home in NYC, 1982.
Track B9: is from a record-by-mail project with Steve Gore for the LP Ridin' On A Bummer, recorded at home, 1983.
Track B10: is from the Japanese compilation Sound Cosmodel, recorded at home, 1982.
Track B11: is from the Japanese compilation Welcome To Dreamland (Another Japan), a collage constructed out from the other songs on that record, mixed at Studio Dig, Tokyo, February 1985.

Speechless was first released by Ralph Records in 1981 (tracks A1 to B5 only).

Tracks are listed 1 to 19 on the inlay card.

p + c RecRec Music 1991
Made in Switzerland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SUISA
  • Label Code: LC 7981

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FF 8106 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(LP, Album) Ralph Records FF 8106 US 1981
ReCDec 902 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE) RecRec Music ReCDec 902 Switzerland 1991
ESD 80542 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE) East Side Digital ESD 80542 US 1991
BELLE 152441 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Belle Antique BELLE 152441 Japan 2015
ReR/FRO 04 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE) ReR Megacorp, Fred Records ReR/FRO 04 UK 2001

Tracklist

Fred Frith With Etron Fou Leloublan Kick The Can (Part 1)
Fred Frith With Etron Fou Leloublan Carnival On Wall St.
Fred Frith With Etron Fou Leloublan Ahead In The Sand
Fred Frith With Etron Fou Leloublan Laughing Matter
Fred Frith With Etron Fou Leloublan Esperanza
Fred Frith With Etron Fou Leloublan Women Speak To Men; Men Speak To Women
Fred Frith With Massacre A Spit In The Ocean
Fred Frith With Massacre Navajo
Fred Frith Balance
Fred Frith With Massacre Saving Grace
Fred Frith Speechless
Fred Frith With Massacre Conversations With Arc
Fred Frith Domaine De Planousset
Fred Frith Kick The Can (Part 2)

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FF 8106 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(LP, Album) Ralph Records FF 8106 US 1981
FF 8106 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(LP, Album, RP) Ralph Records FF 8106 US 1985
FF-8106 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(LP, Album, RE) T.E.C. Tones FF-8106 US 1990
ReCDec 902 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE) RecRec Music ReCDec 902 Switzerland 1991
ESD 80542 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE) East Side Digital ESD 80542 US 1991
ReCDec 902 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE) RecRec Music ReCDec 902 Switzerland 1991
RecRec 902 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(Cass, Album, RE) RecRec Music RecRec 902 Switzerland 1991
ReR/FRO 04 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE) ReR Megacorp, Fred Records ReR/FRO 04 UK 2001
BELLE 152441 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Belle Antique BELLE 152441 Japan 2015
000040 Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music 000040 Russia Unknown




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