Bruce Lacey - The Spacey Bruce Lacey: Film Music and Improvisations Vol. 1 [LP]

LP version; volume one of two volumes. Bruce Lacey is the quintessential British
eccentric. Bruce Lacey is an artist, a musician, a filmmaker, a shaman, a genius and
visionary. Since the 1950s he's made film, music, art and performances, and
collaborated with everyone from The Beatles to Throbbing Gristle. He was part of
the groundbreaking Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition in 1968. He even built a robot
that won the Alternative Miss World. This is the first time his extraordinary music has
been released. Made and recorded using household objects as well as a modified
synthesizer (made by a schoolboy in the early 1970s), it ranges from abstract tribal
concr?te to droning electronic trance. The music will be released across two separate
LPs and one CD. Included will be a fine essay about the history of this inspiring figure
by BFI/Flipside archivist Will Fowler. Bruce Lacey has been a busy man. Since the
1950s he's been making film, making music, making art, sculpture, rituals,
performances, and more besides. Many of his films have explored the basics of life and
sex all with a sprinkle of irony, realism and ritualism. Many of his films have required
music, music which Lacey made himself, improvising with bottles, rattles, typewriters
and a tape machine. By the early 1970s, Lacey was exploring stone circles and
ancient rights; he'd also bought a home-made synthesizer from a schoolboy who'd
advertised it in Exchange & Mart. He'd made it as a home project. A week later Lacey
bought a keyboard from another schoolboy in Exchange & Mart. Lacey set about
slowly modifying this synth and improvising music influenced by his stone circle visits
over the next few years. This music is made only when ''The Muse'' descends. It is
impossible for Bruce to perform this improvised music live. The music he made was
occasionally available on cassette at his exhibitions in the 1970s. The late Poly
Styrene (who had a copy) compared Lacey's music to Tangerine Dream. Lacey
had not heard of Tangerine Dream. This is the first time this raw and extraordinary
music by one of the UK's most extraordinary men has been made available. Full-color
LP sleeve. Includes copious notes and an essay.
TRACKLISTING
A1. Music from Everybody's Nobody (1960)
A2. Music from the film Double Exposure (1975)
B1. Ancient Forces 1
B2. Ancient Forces 3
B3. Ancient Forces 4
B4. Ancient Forces 8
B5. Ancient Forces 10
B6. Ancient Forces 11

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