Trevor Wishart - Journey Into Space
First album release by Wishart, composed between 1970 and 72, and privately pressed as two separate LP’s in 1973. (The CD cover amalgamates the 2 original designs).
Wishart at the time worked at one of the UK’s first ever electronic music studios, the York University music department. During the early seventies it was a hotbed of creative activity and Wishart was at the core of it.
The vast length of this piece has many different styles. There are acoustic sections, mostly of junk and toys (bike bells, squeeze horns, bottles, metal tubes, combs etc.) as well as flute and brass sections that are used as raw material. There are also sections of everyday field recordings, scraps of NASA Apollo transmissions, as well as plenty of multitracking, editing, vocal acrobatics and musique concrète. Among the 48 participants credited on the original sleeve are a whole roster of York University alumni and other noteworthy students as diverse as Steve Beresford, Jonty Harrison, Roger Marsh, Dominic Muldowney, Bernard Rands and Jan Steele.
1. Birth Dream 13:03
2. Journey 47:30
3. Arrival 18:18