Big City Orchestra

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One of the most idiosyncratic and original groups of the past two decades, BCO is not your standard Orchestra. Situated in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the band has released an enormous catalog of recorded material over the past two decades. Formed in the late 1970's the ensemble continues to maintain a free-flowing roster of artists from around the world that collaborate on specific projects. Categorizing the Orchestra into any given genre can be a task, as releases continue to surprise even the most devout listener. There is never any way to precisely classify the next BCO release. An album of authentic sea-shanties? A wall of noise? A shimmering downpour of lullabies whispered to the wind? A humorous or thought-provoking album of Sound Collages? Vocal excursions set to make Rod McKuen blush? We press play, leaning forward with slight apprehension. We await the first wave of blissful deception. We are perpetually rewarded.
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none 1984 — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra 1984 (Album) UBUIBI none US 1984 Sell This Version
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SOP 39 Massacre Of The Innocents — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra / Deathranch Big City Orchestra / Deathranch - Massacre Of The Innocents Sound Of Pig SOP 39 US 1985 Sell This Version
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none Carnival Of Monsters — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Carnival Of Monsters (Album) UBUIBI none US 1986 Sell This Version
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none Edge Of Destruction — Big City Orchestra Big City Orckestra* Edge Of Destruction Swinging Axe Productions none US 1986 Sell This Version
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none Parade Of Idiots — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Parade Of Idiots(Cass, C60) Bog-Art none Germany 1986 Sell This Version
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TT 14 Massacre Again — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Massacre Again(Cass, C60) Tonspur Tapes TT 14 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
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HR 53 Arc Of Infinity — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Arc Of Infinity Harsh Reality Music HR 53 US 1987 Sell This Version
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none Fury From The Deep — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Fury From The Deep Travel Agency none Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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SOP 118 Mile After Mile — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Mile After Mile(Cass, C60) Sound Of Pig SOP 118 US 1987 Sell This Version
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none Rites Of Wrong — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Rites Of Wrong(Cass, C90) UBUIBI none US 1987 Sell This Version
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none Sound Choice Cassette Culture Selection — Big City Orchestra Bigcityorchestra* Sound Choice Cassette Culture Selection(Cass, Ltd) Sound Choice none US 1987 Sell This Version
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S,J, ORG 007 Trail Of Destruction — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Trail Of Destruction(Cass, C60) S.J Organisation S,J, ORG 007 France 1987 Sell This Version
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S.J ORG 022 Web Of Fear — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Web Of Fear(Cass, C60) S.J Organisation S.J ORG 022 France 1988 Sell This Version
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M.O.M. 8 Vidna Obmana & Big City Orchestra — Big City Orchestra Vidna Obmana & Big City Orchestra Vidna Obmana & Big City Orchestra - Vidna Obmana & Big City Orchestra(Cass, Album, C60) Mechanical Orchestration Music M.O.M. 8 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
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RALPH BCO 1 Animal Religion — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Animal Religion(Cass) Ralph Records RALPH BCO 1 US 1988 Sell This Version
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HR 139 Aime-Morot — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestre* Aime-Morot Harsh Reality Music HR 139 US 1989 Sell This Version
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none Painfull Audio Enema — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Painfull Audio Enema (Album) Lowlife Audio none US 1989 Sell This Version
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none Childhood Rememberences — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Childhood Rememberences (Album) UBUIBI none Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
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none Quirks In Law — Big City Orchestra Bxg Cxty Xrchxstrx* Quirks In Law Auricular Records none US 1990 Sell This Version
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none Des Feurs — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra Des Feurs UBUIBI none US 1990 Sell This Version
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none Water Bewitched — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestre* Water Bewitched(Cass, Album) Anti Musick Ind. none UK 1990 Sell This Version
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RZC-003 IOS-BCO — Big City Orchestra Bigcityorchestre* - Illusion Of Safety Bigcityorchestre* - Illusion Of Safety - IOS-BCO(Cass) Realization Recordings RZC-003 US 1990 Sell This Version
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SEIS 1 The Four Cassettes Of The Apocalypse — Big City Orchestra Big City Orchestra The Four Cassettes Of The Apocalypse(CD) The Subelectrick Institute SEIS 1 US 1991 Sell This Version
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none We Like Noize Three — Big City Orchestra Big City Orckistre* We Like Noize Three(Cass, Album) UBUIBI none US 1992 Sell This Version
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RZD-011 Beatlerape — Big City Orchestra Big City Orkestraw* Beatlerape (Album) Realization Recordings RZD-011 US 1993 Sell This Version

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Alastis

Alastis

April 5, 2006
edited over 17 years ago
BCO (primarily Robo and Das with revolving cast of musicians) were around for more than 20 years now and i could easily put them into the list of greats like Zoviet-France. Unfortunately, this is the case where quite often quantity defies quality - its extremely uneven, with many tracks sounding as if though they were created in order to test the listener patience. Kudos to them, however, for promoting mp3-only albums - at least 5 or 6 of those appeared on various netlabels in the past 2 or 3 years. Overall, worth investigating if you're not against weirdness for weirdness sake and occasional self-indulgence.

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