Amp

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Amp is an English group based around the core members Richard Walker and Karine Charff. Walker was a member of a band in Bristol called The Secret Garden that incubated a number of groups including Flying Saucer Attack and Third Eye Foundation. In 1992 he left the band; singles from Amp began to come out on a number of small English labels and a debut album called Sirènes was released in 1996 on the Wurlitzer Jukebox label in the UK and a short-lived American label called Petrol. Walker made some guest appearances on Third Eye Foundation recordings, and Matt Elliot did a TEF remix of Amp music for the In Version album. A London-based, live Amp unit coalesced around Walker and Charff with Walker's bandmate from The Secret Garden, Gareth Mitchell, joining on guitar. Amp contacted Kranky when their American label dissolved and began work on a new studio album in summer 1996.
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Albums

Amp - Green Sky Blue Tree album art Amp Green Sky Blue Tree (Album) Not On Label (Amp Self-released) UK 1992 Sell This Version
Amp - Sirènes album art Amp Sirènes (Album) Wurlitzer Jukebox US 1996 Sell This Version
Amp - Astralmoonbeamprojections album art Amp Astralmoonbeamprojections (Album) Kranky US 1997 Sell This Version
Amp - Perception (Bliss Out V.4) album art Amp Perception (Bliss Out V.4) (Album) Darla Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Amp - Stenorette album art Amp Stenorette (Album) Kranky US 1998 Sell This Version
ORBIT027CD Amp - Saint Cecilia Sinsemilla album art Amp Saint Cecilia Sinsemilla(CD, Album) Space Age Recordings ORBIT027CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
Amp - L'Amour Invisible album art Amp L'Amour Invisible (Album) Space Age Recordings UK 2002 Sell This Version
AMP004 Amp - Transmissions - Phase 1 album art AMP Transmissions - Phase 1(2xCDr, Album) Ampbase.net AMP004 UK 2005 Sell This Version
VF012CD Amp - US album art Amp US(CD) Very Friendly VF012CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
Amp - Oetinger Villa album art Amp Oetinger Villa (Album) Ampbase.net UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Amp - Outposts album art Amp Outposts(10xFile, MP3, Promo) Ampbase.Net none UK 2011
AMP010 Amp - Live At Corsica Studios album art AMP Live At Corsica Studios(9xFile, WAV) Ampbase.net AMP010 UK 2013
sis033 Amp - Switched On And Live album art Amp Switched On And Live(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Sound In Silence sis033 Greece 2016 Sell This Version
AMP022 Amp - Q Factors (A Mixtape) album art Amp Q Factors (A Mixtape)(CD, Album) Ampbase AMP022 UK 2017 Sell This Version
sis060 Amp - Entangled Time album art Amp Entangled Time(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Sound In Silence sis060 Greece 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Linda's Strange Day 01 Amp - Remember? / Get There album art AMP Remember? / Get There(7") Linda's Strange Vacation Linda's Strange Day 01 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Amp - Frise album art AMP Frise Wurlitzer Jukebox UK 1996 Sell This Version
WJ15, WJ.15 Amp - Beyond / Lutin album art AMP Beyond / Lutin(7") Wurlitzer Jukebox, Wurlitzer Jukebox WJ15, WJ.15 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RAPT4503 Amp - Ombres / Arabesque album art Amp / 3rd Eye Foundation* / Saddar Bazaar Amp / 3rd Eye Foundation* / Saddar Bazaar - Ombres / Arabesque(7", Ltd) Enraptured RAPT4503 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Amp - There She Goes / White album art AMP / Centipede (2) AMP / Centipede (2) - There She Goes / White (Single) Kakemix Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Amp - Heart & Soul Dissolves album art a•m•p•* Heart & Soul Dissolves (EP) Darla Records US 1997 Sell This Version
12 Amp - Studio.EP. album art A.M.P.* Studio.EP.(7") Colorful Clouds For Acoustics 12 US 1997 Sell This Version
Blue Flea 09 Amp - Windy & Carl / AMP album art Windy & Carl / AMP Windy & Carl / AMP - Windy & Carl / AMP(CD, EP) Blue Flea Blue Flea 09 US 1998 Sell This Version
OCH031 Amp - Sunflower album art Amp Sunflower(CD, Maxi, Ltd) Ochre Records OCH031 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Amp - Blok 13 album art Niarn Feat. LasG & AMP Niarn Feat. LasG & AMP - Blok 13(CDr, Single, Promo) Copenhagen Records none Denmark 2007 Sell This Version

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ultra171

November 7, 2007
AMP is probably one of the most underrated shoegaze/experimental rock groups that came from the scene in the 90's. The reason for this is probably the unstable quality of their releases. When "Sirenes" was (in a way) a masterpiece, its successors didn't really bring anything new to the table, and the band went downhill ever since. Still, the later albums include some gems that shouldn't be overlooked.

I certainly hope they manage to put out an another album that holds the same structure and quality that "Sirenes" did, since this type of music doesn't come out too often.

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