The Oubliette (forgotten songs from the 21st century)

by Big Block 454

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    Immediate download of 14-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    The download also includes:
    "Garratts to Rhyd-Ddu", a short film of the Welsh Highland Railway.
    "An Evening at Blank Frank's Bun Factory" - a film by Les Howarth for the Salford Centric event.

     

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A compilation of unreleased pieces from the year 2000 onwards - some film music and some out-takes from album sessions.

"extremely listenable... An odd assortment of superb absurdist rock/ funk whimsy delivered in a self-effacing mumble." - Oliver Arditi

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released January 1, 1970

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Big Block 454 Hebden Bridge, UK

Since the late 80s, Big Block 454 has been making exploratory, highly individual music that encompasses rock, funk, electronica, folk music, Dadaist collage and much more besides.
Each band member is a multi-instrumentalist, but Big Block 454’s approach also encompasses the creation of sound on instruments they don’t know how to play, and those that hadn’t been invented before the band made them.
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Track Name: A Toad About To Insult A Rose
Hey! Ho! Hey! Ho!
If you see me?
And I see you?
Track Name: Rivington Pike
Rivington Pike, Rivington Pike,
I went there on my bike
All the firemen went on strike,
'cos of what I did at Rivington Pike

Rivington Pike, Rivington Pike,
I went there on my bike
All the postmen went on strike,
'cos of what I wrote at Rivington Pike
Track Name: Do Geese See God?
Do Geese See God ?
(Rise to vote sir)
Do Geese See God ?
(Rise to vote sir)
Do Geese See God ?
(Rise to vote sir)
Do Geese See God ?
(Nurse, I spy gypsies, run !)

Told you before, we are the Stove-Bolt Six
Track Name: Gurdjieff was a charlatan
I engraved the window with ice and sand
so I could not see through it
even through it into the garden
I want, I want, I want
Light in my room
Track Name: Clockwork Afternoon Biplane
I wound it up and let it go
I wound it up and let it go
(Zipping up an image of Ba'al)