Dreamweapon: An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music

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Dreamweapon: An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music
Live album by Spacemen 3
Released November 1995
Genre Drone music
Length 77:43 (2004 re-issue)
Label Fierce
Spacemen 3 chronology
Recurring
(1990)
Dreamweapon
(1995)
Live in Europe
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Dreamweapon: An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music is a live album by Spacemen 3.

Overview[edit]

The title track is from a live performance at Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford, London, on August 19, 1988. Peter Kember, Jason Pierce, Will Carruthers, and Steve Evans played. The liner notes for this track credit Pat Fish, a.k.a. the Jazz Butcher, with "joint rolling."[1]

The other track on the original vinyl release "Ecstasy in Slow Motion" is a studio performance from 1987 which only features Pete Kember. It does not feature on the original CD. "Spacemen Jam", which appears on subsequent reissues, is Peter Kember and an unknown second guitarist, possibly Jason Pierce. Jason is credited in the sleeve notes on the Sympathy for the Record Industry reissue. The track on the vinyl release plays backwards- from the centre outwards.

The title track is a 45-minute piece inspired by drone music, with a text from its 1960s originator La Monte Young in the liner notes.[2]

Dreamweapon is the creation of Angus MacLise the original drummer for the Velvet Underground and collaborator with experimental luminaries such as musician La Monte Young, filmmaker Jack Smith ("Flaming Creatures"), and poet Ira Cohen.

Track listing[edit]

Original release (Fierce)
No. Title Length
1. "An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music (Full-Length Version)"   44:21
2. "Ecstasy in Slow Motion"   9:26

CD copies contain only "An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music (Full Length Version)"

1993 re-issue (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
No. Title Length
1. "An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music (Full-Length Version)"   44:20
2. "Ecstasy in Slow Motion"   9:26
3. "Spacemen Jam"   15:42
2004 re-issue (Space Age Recordings)
No. Title Length
1. "An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music (Full-Length Version)"   44:20
2. "Ecstasy Live Intro Theme"   8:15
3. "Ecstasy in Slow Motion"   9:26
4. "Spacemen Jam"   15:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spacemen 3 Discography". Theotherside1.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  2. ^ Spacemen 3, Dreamweapon: An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music, Sympathy for the Record Industry SFTRI 211, 1993 CD re-issue, liner notes