The Crypt - 12th June 1968
101. Like A Cloud Hanging In The Sky? 45:21
201. Coffin Nor Shelf 45:36
202. Neither Bill Nor Axe Would Shorten Its Existence 18:08
Guitar, Electronics, Artwork – Keith Rowe
Percussion – Christopher Hobbs, Eddie Prévost
Piano, Cello – Cornelius Cardew
Saxophone, Violin – Lou Gare
Recorded at the Crypt, Lancaster Road, London W11, 12th June 1968.
Previously released (two editions) as a two-album box set with music duration of just over 78 minutes. This is the first release of the complete session.
UPDATE: I've now wholly embraced this as a great album, though you still have to be in the mood. Wrote a much more rhapsodic review here.
"Noise"-haters, please exit through the wings--I'm not here to argue about whether or not this is "noise" or music, nor am I here to apologize for the characteristics of the sounds contained here; I wholly understand that most people probably won't enjoy how this sounds, but the validity of the assertion that someone can and does enjoy this isn't up for debate. Not that the two are mutually exclusive, but one great thing about being an AMM fan compared with loving Captain Beefheart and Trout Mask Replica is, for the most part, you don't have a chorus of sanctimonious people telling you that you're lying about liking how it sounds--even fewer people give a shit about AMM.