On October 15, Public Information will release Tomorrow’s Achievements, a compilation of electronic pieces sourced from the Parry Music Library, 1976-86.
Parry Music was established in Toronto in 1974 by John Parry, a former manager at Chappell Music, and Chris Stone. Granted access by John, Public Information’s mainmen have chosen 25 of their favourite tracks for the comp, which is available on vinyl LP and digital formats. Some names familiar to library music nuts feature, including Johnny Hawksworth, Robin Artus and Paul Kass, as well as previously little-known artists like Harry Forbes.
Public Information: “Forbes is the real driving force of our Parry-Love; a master of imminent, hummable melody, sublime synth miniatures baked in sweetness. Elsewhere we revel with the other players in proto-Balearic house, groovy electronic disco, spooked choral drone, freaked-modular scorch, weird Radiophonic bleep. These are the soundtracks to movie car chases never known, lost kids TV shows never realized, radio-ads never broadcast – music to make your ears sing for more.”
The music has been remastered by Rashad Becker at D&M in Berlin, and the release features artwork by Jack Featherstone. More information here.
Public Information is a young UK label that to date has released new music by the likes of Austin Cesear, No UFO’s and Ekoplez, as well as archival recordings by F.C. Judd. All very impressive stuff.
A1. Dawn Light: Robin Artus A2. Bio-Rhythm: Paul Kass A3. Digits: Harry Forbes A4: New Invention: Nino Nardini A5 Solar Energy: Russ Walker A6: Alpha Micro: Robin Artus / Paul Kass A7: Builders 2: Harry Forbes A8: Integrator: Hermann Langschwert A9: Sonic Rhythm: Barry Schleifer A10: Technomobile No.2: E Grenga / C Lawry / D Stevens A11: Future Directions: Rick Miller A12: Turbo Motion: Robin Artus / Paul Kass A13: Automation: Robin Artus / Paul Kass A14: Utilities: Harry Forbes
B1: The Beginning: Johnny Hawksworth B2: Time Lapse: Harry Forbes B3: Poseidon: Paul Williams B4: Cuboid: Kerry Beaumont B5: Remote Control: Harry Forbes B6: Moving Patterns: Barry Schleifer B7: Instroscan No.2: Paul Kass B8: Communications : Harry Forbes B9: Panorama No.2 : Robin Artus / Paul Kass B10: Drone No.1: Harry Forbes B11: Tomorrow’s Achievements: Harry Forbes