|PLAY LOUD / PLAY QUIET (1981)
With LOL COXHILL, JOHN WHITE, GAVIN BRYARS, and DAVE SMITH
UK: ZG Magazine
(Side A) Play Loud (Hybrid Kids remixes & out-takes):
1. We Three Kings - edit
2. Coventry Backtrack
4. D’Ya Think I’m Sexy - new mix
5. MacArthur Park - first attempt
(Side B) Play Quiet:
The music of John White performed live at the "Miniatures" launch party by The Nordic Reverie Trio (John White, Gavin Bryars, Dave Smith). Collaged with recycled tapes from "Slow Music" by Morgan and Lol Coxhill.
NOTE: "Play Quiet" was added as a long bonus track to the 2012 CD reissue of the Morgan/Lol Coxhill Album "Slow Music."
ZG Magazine was a short-lived British magazine that covered current developments in modern art and music, and a cassette came with each issue. For their third issue they interviewed Morgan and invited him to provide some music, and he decided to use material that had been recorded in connection with two of his recent albums. The "Play Loud" side includes demos, remixes and out-takes from the Hybrid Kids' "Claws" album. "Play Quiet" was a fascinating collage of remixed material from "Slow Music" plus six pieces by The Nordic Reverie Trio, who had performed at the "Miniatures" launch party. The trio’s music was composed by John White (a contemporary classical composer who had made an album for Brian Eno’s Obscure Records label), who also played harmonium. The other two members were Gavin Bryars (now world famous for his lush minimal orchestral music, and a participant in both of the "Miniatures" albums) on contra-bass, and Dave Smith on glockenspiel and percussion.
The interview Morgan did with Peter Challis (another Miniatures artist) for ZG Magazine may be found here.