December 25, 2010

The Cambodian Embassy rehearsals tape!

Just before the first Italian tour (September 1988), as documented in another file of this archive (read at, TEB rehearsaled at the London Cambodian Embassy some new instrumental tracks.
The line-up, the same of the first tour: Sweeney - hand drums; Minns - oboe; Carter - electric guitar and electric/electronic effects; Samuel - violin.

Around the end of August 1988, Glen sent me a demo tape just to understand what kind of music they was playing at that time: three long instrumental tracks for about 27 minutes of really wonderful music, almost the same of that  erratic,  poignantly bold improvised sound they recorded later for "Live Ghosts" album.


It's possible the CD titled "Radio Session" (Voiceprint VPR017, 1994), played by the same line-up, is taken from these same sessions, but even if the music is quite similar we cannot be totally sure...
Anyway, you can now download and listen to this distillation of 100% pure ('80's) TEB's music at:

no©2010 Luca Ferrari

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this, Luca - absolutely perfectly beautiful & exceeding my every expectation. Wish I had the words, man - wish I had the words!

    Have a good one - Sean