Monday, December 25, 2006

Officer! : Ossification

Mick Hobbs and a loose list of guests including Felix Fiedorowicz, Andy Bole, Cath Jauniaux, Tom Cora, Zeena Parkins, Georgie Born and the rest of The Work in 14 toe-tappers with arrangements ranging from complex chamber-rock to Incredible String Band influenced folk. And all things between. A couple of cuts with string-quartet backing. As idiosyncratic as you would expect from a gathering of such characters. You know the phrase: Pop music as it should be - meaningful, intelligent and entertaining. May i ask why this is not reissued yet?
Note: Keep an eye on the link below for a promised reissue!

Out now! 


Blogger Phil said...

welcome back - always great stuff here that i've never heard of. thanks.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mick Hobbs "Some Songs"

487MB (Wav files):

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice job!
in the meantime i managed to dug out the tracklists to 2 of these.
warning! track 1 of your rip is empty! upon acquiring it, it would be wise to delete track 1 and rename track 2 into 1, track 3 into 2, etc...
1 join the 22
2 life at the water's edge
3 dogface
4 tunnels
5 way
6 go
7 spooky
8 all reality is symbolic
mick hobbs, rick wilson, bill gilonis, tim hodgkinson, terri robson, alig, felix, chris cutler, leslie, judy carter
(c)ayaa, ?
9 anagrams
10 kalenda maya
11 instructions not included
12 telepathy
13 i love you very much
14 bone connections
15 du boxe/nummus/boxers pt.1
16 boxers vs wrestlers pt.2
17 maria's song
18 we all sat watching the same film
19 dogface
felix, marie jeanne, mick hobbs, patrick q.wright
recorded live in france, february 1985
(c)ayaa, 1985
mick hobbs-some songs
n/a i'm afraid!
nb: tracks 15 & 16 are not split correctly, can be fixed with cool edit in about 3 mins.
thanks for sharing this!

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy crap! I've been looking for these for 15 years! Thanks a lot; this is a real find. I asked about these releases when rz put up the Momes file in October.

rz, now I don't have to rip my Ossification vinyl, which I always find is a chore, so sincere thanks to you.

3:05 PM  
Blogger EdkOb said...


thanks, thanks ant thanks.

mille mercis

11:40 PM  
Blogger EdkOb said...

Thanks, thanks and... thanks for this record !

Great music and good beginning for this year !

mille merci et bravo

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for the track lists and advice on Officer. Looking forward to your next batch of music.


7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! Great blog! Do you have by cjance the artwork for Lach'n Jonssons Music for the dying forest? Who is playing in addition to Jonsson? Thanks for any help!


6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great stuff on your blog. You should do something on Orchestre Murphy. Recently did a dusting off the cobwebs radio special on them :

3:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rz - happy new year, and it is absolutely fabulous to see you back (orang, too)! i'm happy with that and
lucky ;)

4:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey lucky,
great to hear from you & all best to you too!

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought you might want to check out:

Yeah, the same Mr. lucky ... with lots of ReR releases.


2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey man pretty cool links
Thank U very much
I've searching for this stuff for so many years

Greetings from Chile

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merci, merci et merci. Nous sommes véritablement dans une dimension commune et nous partageons plusieurs intérêts. Je cherchais Officer depuis plusieurs années et j'adore l'album de Eroc Reichel.

Il neige à Québec, au Québec au Canada et j'écoute Dogface.

Claude Brindamour
Have a listen to my radio program go to the archives at

7:29 AM  
Blogger vespucci said...

Hello rz,

am also glad to see you back. In case you're interested - here is a Iva Bittova release along with Pavel Fajt and the musicians of Dunja: "Pustit musis" (1996), released by Rachot/Behemot, Czechoslovakia. Mended by C. Cutler, by the way. ; )

(, 80 mb)

5:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post once again! I'm just amazed at the material you have available (some of which I have on vinyl, others I'm hearing for the first time). I hope you note on the main page when/if you get to re-post unrest, work & play.


11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will be reissuing ossification as well as other officer! tracks on megaphone records at some point in 2007. mick hobbs is hunting down masters right now.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Patrick Q Wright said...

High Jason willet and Az
I'm Patrick Q (Wright) who played violin on these 2 officer records. I'd just like to say hello, say high to Mick Hobbs and get in contact with the dear chap after all these years if that's possible!
I'd also be very happy to do some link swapping since I'm still full of musical projects which might benefit from some contact with the world outside rustic Umbria where I'm living now!!!!

3:00 PM  

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