Every month, George Hysteric takes time away from running the “strange music from beyond” Facebook group to create a playlist for SSFB from the group’s extensive music library. Here are his picks for July.
CTI – “Elemental 7”
Creative Technology Institute was a side project of Throbbing Gristle members Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti. This piece comes from the VHS tape released in 1983. A soundtrack was released the following year.
Ryuichi Sakamoto – “A Rain Song”
A previously unknown song to me, from one of the world’s greatest living musicians.
Colin Potter – “Mainland”
UK musician and engineer who has worked with artists such as Nurse With Wound and Current 93. He also has a prolific solo career since the early 80s and is still active today.
Manuela Moura Guedes – “Flor Sonhada”
Beautiful and haunting new wave song from Portugal.
Eden – “Free”
Melancholic pop/rock song, could have almost been an AOR hit but somehow too weird and off-key.
Harry Case – “Air Dancer”
Subtle and elegant song from his wonderfully smooth and highly sought-after 1989 album In a Mood.