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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Albums

003 Tape One — New 7th Music New 7th Music Tape One(Cass, Album, Mono, C60) Mundane Tapes 003 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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004 Tape Two - Variable — New 7th Music New 7th Music Tape Two - Variable(Cass) Mundane Tapes 004 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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none Live At Kingsland Hall, Southhampton 1981 — New 7th Music 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
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M.F.M.11 Modella — New 7th Music New 7th Music Modella (Album) Not On Label (New 7th Music Self-Released) M.F.M.11 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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M.F.M.10 Ghost Among The Weeds — New 7th Music New 7th Music Ghost Among The Weeds (Album) Music For Midgets M.F.M.10 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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M.F.M.34 Hidden Secrets Of The Forest — New 7th Music New 7th Music Hidden Secrets Of The Forest(Cass, Album, С90) Music For Midgets M.F.M.34 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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none Untitled — New 7th Music New 7th Music Untitled(Cass, Album, C90) Not On Label (Phil Kelday Self-released) none UK 1982 Sell This Version
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CRT 07 New Humanity Switchboard — New 7th Music New 7th Music New Humanity Switchboard(Cass, Album, C90) Carnival Tapes CRT 07 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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none The Pleiades — New 7th Music New 7th Music The Pleiades(Cass, Album, C90) Not On Label (New 7th Music Self-Released) none UK 1982 Sell This Version
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none Hypatia — New 7th Music New 7th Music Hypatia (Album) Not On Label (Phil Kelday Self-released) none UK 1983 Sell This Version
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none European Wasteland — New 7th Music New 7th Music European Wasteland(Cass, Album, C90) Not On Label (New 7th Music Self-Released) none UK 1983 Sell This Version
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none Escape From The Crab Kingdom — New 7th Music New 7th Music Escape From The Crab Kingdom(Cass, Album, C90) Carnival Tapes none UK 1983 Sell This Version
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none The Quiet — New 7th Music New 7th Music The Quiet(Cass, Album, C90) Not On Label (New 7th Music Self-Released) none UK 1983 Sell This Version
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none Starting With Silence — New 7th Music New Seventh Music* Starting With Silence(Cass, Album) Conventional Tapes, Music For Midgets none UK 1984 Sell This Version
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none The Lazar House — New 7th Music New 7th Music The Lazar House(Cass, Album, C90) Not On Label (New 7th Music Self-Released) none UK 1984 Sell This Version
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none Chönyid Bardo — New 7th Music New 7th Music Chönyid Bardo(Cass, Album, C90) Not On Label (New 7th Music Self-Released) none UK 1984 Sell This Version
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step59 Glider — New 7th Music New 7th Music / Face In The Crowd New 7th Music / Face In The Crowd - Glider (Album) Stride (2) step59 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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ADN TAPES 19, 19 In A Dream — New 7th Music New 7th Music In A Dream(Cass, C90) ADN, ADN ADN TAPES 19, 19 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
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none Conjunctis Viribus — New 7th Music New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband / Paul Kelday New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband / Paul Kelday - Conjunctis Viribus(Cass, C60) Not On Label (Paul Kelday Self-released) none UK 1985 Sell This Version
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DSI 3 New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband — New 7th Music New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband - New 7th Music & The Exploding Headband (Album) Auricle DSI 3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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none The Garden Of Unearthly Delights — New 7th Music New 7th Music And The Exploding Headband New 7th Music And The Exploding Headband - The Garden Of Unearthly Delights(Cass, Album, C90) Not On Label (New 7th Music Self-Released) none UK 1986 Sell This Version
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none The House Of Fools  — New 7th Music 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
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none The Hammer And The Butterfly's Wing  — New 7th Music New 7th Music And The Exploding Headband New 7th Music And The Exploding Headband - The Hammer And The Butterfly's Wing (Cass, Album, C90) Not On Label (New 7th Music Self-Released) none UK 1986 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Tropica Day Rise — New 7th Music New 7th Music Tropica Day Rise(Cass) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version