Public Information compile Parry Music retrospective
Public Information further demonstrate their broad electronic remit with the news that their next release is a compilation of library music from Canadian label Parry Music.
Since launching, Public Information have impressed with stylistically varying releases from contemporary artists such as Ekoplekz, Austin Ceaser, No UFOs and Gatekeeper’s Aaron David Ross as well reissuing the work of the overlooked British electronic musician FC Judd. The forthcoming compilation, entitled Tomorrow’s Achievements – Parry Music Library 1976 – 88, continues the label’s no expenses spared approach.
Allegedly some two years in gestation, it represents an exclusive trip into the archives of the Toronto based Library music institution, with Public Information granted full access to their discography by former Chappel Music manager John Parry, who founded the operation in 1974 with Canadian music consultant Chris Stone.
Familiar Library music names like Johnny Hawksworth and Nino Nardini feature among the 25 track selection which is said to broach proto-Balearic house, electronic disco, drone, and weird radiophonic bleep, while special mention is made for Harry Forbes, a composer who was involved in nearly 30 releases on Parry Music and is described as the label’s driving force for their interest in pursuing this release.
A brief three minute teaser for the release is available to stream and is filled with enough delightfully esoteric audio to give you an insight into how interesting the compilation will be when it gets released next month on a limited pressing of 400 vinyl copies.
Public Information will release Tomorrow’s Achievements: Parry Music Library 1976-86 on October 15.
A1. Robin Artus – Dawn Light
A2. Paul Kass – Bio-Rhythm
A3. Harry Forbes – Digits
A4. Nino Nardini – New Invention
A5. Russ Walker – Solar Energy
A6. Robin Artus & Paul Kass – Alpha Micro
A7. Harry Forbes – Builders 2
A8. Hermann Langschwert – Integrator
A9. Barry Schleifer – Sonic Rhythm
A10. E Grenga, C Lawry & D Stevens – Technomobile No.2
A11. Rick Miller – Future Directions
A12. Robin Artus & Paul Kass – Turbo Motion
A13. Robin Artus & Paul Kass – Automation
A14. Harry Forbes – Utilities
B1. Johnny Hawksworth – The Beginning
B2. Harry Forbes – Time Lapse
B3. Paul Williams – Poseidon
B4. Kerry Beaumont – Cuboid
B5. Harry Forbes – Remote Control
B6. Barry Schleifer – Moving Patterns
B7. Paul Kass – Instroscan No.2
B8. Harry Forbes – Communications
B9. Robin Artus & Paul Kass – Panorama No.2
B10. Harry Forbes – Drone No.1
B11. Harry Forbes – Tomorrow’s Achievements