November 10, 2019

Tim Souster ‎– Swit Drimz (1977, LP, England)

A1. Afghan Amplitudes (8:16)
A2. Arcane Artefact (13:41)
B1. Music From Afar (3:03)
B2. Spectral (14:42)
B3. Surfit (5:02)

Percussion, Drums - Tony Greenwood
Synthesizer, Piano, Organ, Horns, Tape, Effects, Percussion, Viola, Electric Organ - Tim Souster
Vibraphone, Marimba - Peter Britton

British composer and keyboardist, born in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire in 1943. Following his studies at Oxford University, Souster joined the BBC Third Programme as a composer and travelled the world for the next decaded. In 1977 comes his first album ''Swit drimz'' (Transatlantic Records) with Souster performing on piano, Farfisa organ, Moog synth and viola, helped by drummer Tony Greenwood and Peter Britton on vibraphone. First side of this work is a decent attempt on Electronic/Fusion with Library Music elements, containinig cool synth runs and dramatic piano lines, supported by drums and vibraphone. Complex instrumental stuff with some really nice thematic changes. Basically absent from the album's flipside, Souster's guests left him alone to carry the load of the album into experimental relams, Avant Garde weirdness ala Franco Battiato, sounding as a whole like a minimalistic Film Score, based on dissonant instrumental parts and heavy sound effects. Practically half of the flipside is no music at all, mostly spoken parts, loops and effects. Several albums followed in the field of Electronic/Classical Music and endless collaborations for concerts and TV shows, until Souster passed away suddenly in 1994. (apps79)

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