David Toop / Max Eastley ‎– New And Rediscovered Musical Instruments

Obscure (2) ‎– obscure no. 4, Island Records ‎– obscure no. 4
Vinyl, LP, Grey labels

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A1 Max Eastley Hydrophone
A2 Max Eastley Metallophone
A3 Max Eastley The Centriphone
A4 Max Eastley Elastic Aerophone / Centriphone
B1 David Toop Do The Bathosphere
Performer [The Cetaceans] – Brian Eno, Chris Munro, Phil Jones (9)Voice [Solo] – David Toop
B2 David Toop The Divination Of The Bowhead Whale
Bass Guitar [Prepared] – Brian EnoBells [3 Japanese Resting] – Frank PerryDrums [3 Bass], Percussion [Large Lorry Hub], Fiddle [2 String] – Paul BurwellElectric Guitar [Prepared], Performer [Bowed Chordophone] – David ToopHarp [Grill] – Hugh Davies
B3 David Toop The Chairs Story
Voice [Solo], Flute, Performer [Water] – David Toop

Companies, etc.



A1 recorded in Llanfyllin, North Wales
A2 to A4 recorded in Wiltshire
B1 to B3 © Quartz Publications, recorded at Basing St. Studios, London 12.4.75 and 24.4.75
Design by John Bonis of CCS

on labels:
['obscure' logo]
['island records' logo]
℗ 1975 Island Records Ltd

on jacket, rear:
obscure no. 4
['obscure' logo]
Manufactured and distributed by Island Records Ltd.

on spine:
obscure no. 4
℗ 1975 Island Records Ltd

1975 first press (Grey label Island edition).
Printed on white inner sleeve: "PATENT Nos. 1,125,555" and "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): OBSCURE 4-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): OBSCURE 4-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped): GM OBSCURE NO·4·AI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped): GM OBSCURE NO·4·BI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A/B, stamped, rotated through 90° clockwise): ∴