VariousRēR Records Quarterly Vol. 3 No. 3

Label:ReR Megacorp – RēR 0303, ReR Megacorp – Rē 0303
Series:Rē Records Quarterly – Vol. 3 No. 3
Vinyl, LP
Genre:Electronic, Jazz, Rock
Style:Avantgarde, Experimental, Art Rock


A1Steve Moore (2)Chiaroscuro
Gong, Cymbal, Tape, Composed BySteve Moore (2)
ViolinHarriet Wilder
A2Jocelyn RobertPhotoproject 1
Performer, Composed ByJocelyn Robert
Percussion, Keyboards, Tape, Voice, Composed ByLars Pedersen
A4Tom DjllTombo
Synthesizer, Trumpet, Composed ByTom Djll
A5HailRacer Hero
Arranged ByHail
Bass, Drums, Engineer, Mixed ByBob Drake
Vocals, Guitar, Composed By, Lyrics BySusanne Lewis
B1Illegal FunctionMicroclimats
Computer, Sampler, Synthesizer, Composed ByMarc Pira, Pierre Chuchana
B25UU'SCarousel Of Progress
BassJon Beck
Drums, Percussion, Tape, Synthesizer, Composed By, Lyrics By, ProducerDave Kerman*
GuitarGreg Conway
Mixed By5UU'S
Piano, Harmonium, Mellotron, Synthesizer, Composed BySanjay Kumar
Voice, EngineerCurt Wilson
B3Abdo MenIntense Grace
Performer, Composed By, EngineerDave Fox
B4Erik HugDiary XI-V
CelloMathis Keller
Piano, Composed ByErik Hug
Recorded ByPeter Drefahl
ViolinIsabel Schneider

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Track A4 recorded 6th September 1987 in Taos.
Track A5 recorded March 1989 at First Film, Denver.
Track B2 recorded 1987 at Telstar Studio, Burbank.
Track B4 recorded January 1991.

Comes with 64-page magazine & screen-printed cover.

Catalog# "RēR 0303" on labels, "Rē 0303" on sleeve.

Pressed by Statetune.
Printed by Third Step Printworks, London.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RER 0303 A1 TY2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RER 0303 B1 TY2



  • ultimathulerecords's avatar
    RéR QUARTERLY, VOL. 3 NO. 3 (RéR Megacorp 0303) MAG+LP 49m
    OK, it's taken me a while to write about this, because although the record in the 9th of this series is certainly intriguing, the magazine that accompanies it however has mostly become a vehicle for nonsense. The only article within its pages with any interest to me is Roger Sutherland's piece on "Intermedia" the meeting of music and art in performance. What of the other essays? Well, there's Alan Jenkins' (of Deep Freeze Mice) silly diatribe "How to be in a Pop Group" (eight pages), a totally irrelevant letter from Tom Djll titled Synthesizer+Improvisation=Impossible?", his track on the LP goes to prove why he's no idea what he's talking about. Then there's other pieces by Alan Ravenstein (of Pere Ubu), Tim Hodgkinson and Chris Cutler that I found too tedious to read, dull and uninteresting. I'd love to know why Chris continues to issue the record and magazine in tandem, as now they have very little in common.
    So, onto the recorded media, which is all very varied as usual. Opening with the ever intriguing Steve Moore and Chiaroscuro, a superbly crafted piece for tape loops that conjures a very surreal atmosphere. Lars Pedersen (aka When) presents a typical dense and complex sound construction. Illegal Function's Microclimats is a sparse piece of computer music, stochastic, dissonant, yet accessible, very close in feel to much music from Eastern Europe in the early-80's. Dave Kerman's Caroussel of progress is very much in the Henry Cow inspired U Totem vein. And then there's also curios from Jocelyn Robert, Hail, Abdo Men and Erik Hug, all insights into the innovative world of music one has come to associate with RéR, be it offbeat angular rock or chamber music with an avant-garde twist.
    I can only hope that when the Quarterly moves to the CD medium, that Chris decides to divorce the two media, as I'm sure that most people intrigued by the music are not necessarily into the "intellectual" musings of the magazine.
    review by Alan Freeman (Audion #22. July 1992)


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