27 febbraio 2012

Torna in circolazione, per la prima volta in vinile, l'album Danger in Paradise realizzato da Steve Beresford e David Toop con sigla General Strike, prodotto con David Cunningham tra il 1979 e il 1982 ai tempi della comune ventura nei Flying Lizards. In origine uscì su cassetta (Touch, 1984), in versione differente da quella poi diffusa in cd (Piano, 1995), e che tempo fa recuperò integralmente Continuo: "Steve Beresford and David Toop were frequent collaborators during the 1970s, either on the Obscure label or on Toop’s own Quartz label, with such releases as Steve Beresford’s cassette Three Pullovers in 1975; Beresford, Eastley, Burwell & Toop Whirled Music, in 1979; or Alterations (incl. Steve Beresford) Up Your Sleeve LP, in 1980. A classically-trained piano player, Beresford got involved with the British improvisation scene in the 1970s, especially with the Company group and festival (many records on Incus). In the early 1980s, Toop and Beresford were members of David Cunningham’s band the Flying Lizards, whose 1984 LP Top Ten on Statik, was entirely made of covers. As General Strike, the duo crafted elaborated miniatures from dub-like bass-lines, exotic keyboards and toy instruments, throwing in many references to dub, film music, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s neo-classicism and Sun Ra (on three covers, where Lol Coxhill contributes saxophone)."