New 7th Music

New 7th Music

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New 7th Music existed from 1979 to 1986. It was a group of amateur musicians with an interest in improvisation. They would meet on occasional weekends at a place called the Arun Leisure Center, where they would play in a rented room without the presence of an audience.

Nearly all of New 7th's Music is spontaneous and unedited. Its members were not professional musicians, just friends getting together for jam sessions. The music was sometimes "New Age", sometimes "Tribal / Ethnic" with emphasis on percussion (a type of performance known as "Gamelon"), and sometimes involving avant-garde or experimental music. They also threw in a bit of rock and roll on occasion. Some recordings were accompanied by live reading of texts, or improvised spoken word. While the musicians of New 7th Music were not professionals, some of them were rather good at improvising, which is an art in itself.

The line-up of the group was continually changing, and not all members could make it to every session. Occasionally there were guest musicians - including Paul Kelday! The 2 constant members were Phil Kelday, who distributed the tapes, and Heather Rolfe, who designed most of the covers.
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New 7th Music Discography

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004 New 7th Music Tape Two - Variable(Cass) Mundane Tapes 004 UK 1980 Sell This Version
none New 7th Music, Idid Idid New 7th Music, Idid Idid - Live At Kingsland Hall, Southhampton 1981(Cass, Album) Rock Against Elvis Costello Production none UK 1981 Sell This Version
New 7th Music Modella (Album) ICR UK 1982 Sell This Version
M.F.M.34 New 7th Music Hidden Secrets Of The Forest(Cass, Album) Music For Midgets M.F.M.34 UK 1982 Sell This Version
M.F.M.10 New 7th Music Ghost Among The Weeds(Cass, Album) Music For Midgets M.F.M.10 UK 1982 Sell This Version
none New 7th Music "New Humanity Switchboard"(Cass, Album) Carnival Tapes none UK 1982 Sell This Version
none New Seventh Music* Starting With Silence(Cass, Album) Conventional Tapes, Music For Midgets none UK 1984 Sell This Version
New 7th Music / Face In The Crowd New 7th Music / Face In The Crowd - Glider (Album) Stride (2) UK 1985 Sell This Version
ADN TAPES 19 New 7th Music In A Dream(Cass, Album) ADN ADN TAPES 19 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband - New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband (Album) Auricle UK 1986 Sell This Version
none New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband - The House Of Fools (Cass, Album, C90) Not On Label (New 7th Music Self-Released) none UK 1986 Sell This Version
none New 7th Music Hypatia(Cass, Album, C90) ICR none UK Unknown Sell This Version