Guitar and synthesizer tape looping, and two piano/guitar improvs with Rich Kuslan.
o come all ye faithful
the next layer up / breathless / through the blue
from the dark water
i knew i should have turned left
the first noël
Doug Wyatt: guitar, piano, synthesizer
Rich Kuslan: guitar 6, 7
Produced by Doug Wyatt.
All compositions by Doug Wyatt except 1, 11 which are traditional, arranged by Doug Wyatt, and 6, 7 by Doug Wyatt and Rich Kuslan.
Digital transfer 3-4 October 2022.
Side 2 of the cassette is dated 12/21/80.
I'd set up a pair of reel-to-reel tape decks in my Dad's study, to be able to create tape loops like Robert Fripp. I borrowed my brother Andy's electric guitar.
Rich and I had met in fall 1979 at Cornell, and had played Mahavishnu tunes together. I recruited him to play in Outrage in fall 1980. (By the time he came over right before Christmas to record this, I think he'd left the band.)
movements of "alien love" (not quite clear where boundaries are):
1 - love song
2 - festival in flight
3 - common tongues
4 - undertones
5 - first gestures