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A Tincture of Echoes

by Alas Poor Eric

Quirky, silly, low-fi, hi-fi, no-fi, artsy fartsy doodles...and a bit fancy dancy too
Genre: Avant Garde: Electronic Avant-Garde
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1. One Was the Sun the Other (feat. Therapeutic Paradox)
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2. Cold Toast
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3. A Million Albert Einsteins (feat. Blu Lustre)
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4. In the Black Moon
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5. Ode to Scrag
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6. Risk Wedding
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7. Lake Tahoe
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8. Ambience
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9. Tick in the Proverbial Tock
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10. Hard Heady Hair
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11. King Raj
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12. Tracing the Shin-Tangle
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13. With the Shadow on Her Waist (feat. Blu Lustre)
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14. A Mother's Lament
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15. Ocean Child
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16. Keepsakes
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In 1985, Sue Ryan and John Douglas found themselves trapped overnight on a crocodile slipway in Cape York during a tropical storm. These young Australian artists, fortified only with their sense of humour and a cask of cheap wine, planted the seeds for the Strange Masks In Notuvida Jungle songs and a duo named Alas Poor Eric was created. A chemically charged jam session in a haunted house, experimenting with percussive effects on a circle of horse skulls, was the only rehearsal. The tracks for Strange Masks In Notuvida Jungle were committed to tape in a recording studio near Queensland College of Art.

The artists wanted to maintain a lo-fi sound with unplanned progressions. Sounds were created by banging shoes against microphones, hitting glass bottles filled with water, and shaking and bashing anything at hand.

Strange Masks In Notuvida Jungle gained airplay on Brisbane's alt radio station 4ZZZ, Notuvida Jungle and its companion piece Acid/Wonder Drug becoming station DJ favourites. Alas Poor Eric were invited to perform live and record in a 'proper' studio to create Horror House, an album with structure. This album was never made.

Two decades later, John Douglas produced Strange Masks: 20 Years Remixed (2005). These updated recordings remain true to the initial concept of primal, spontaneous creativity. John Douglas and Sue Ryan regrouped in 2017 to record The Man That Lived Down the Road. One of the tracks laid down, Horror House, refers to the album that got away.

Their latest release, A Tincture of Echoes, sees the dynamic tricksters dabble with dance music and some occasional techniques.

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