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Share: Ian Burden/ GRAPH, LOOT! and more

Postby Uvox » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:53 am

IAN BURDEN is a musician and composer, responsible, among other projects, for a few tracks on THE HUMAN LEAGUE's legendary DARE!


Before THL he played in GRAPH, a post punk band, their only 1978 record
is here in MP3: ... DSq6iE8PIs

In 1990, he recorded a solo effort, LOOT!, an interesting synth pop record, now a very rare CD:

His latest release Hey Hey Ho Hum, 2018, is very entertaining too, synth based as well, it is available on streaming platforms, a few teaser tracks are here:
MP3 192 ... PDeCO_ltVw
Last edited by Uvox on Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Share: Ian Burden/ GRAPH, LOOT!

Postby crichert » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:34 am

In the immortal words of Screen Rant's Pitch Meeting, "Wow, wow, WOW!"

Thank you so much, Uvox!
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Re: Share: Ian Burden/ GRAPH, LOOT! and more

Postby Uvox » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:05 am

Another addition to IAN BURDEN music CV -

his project MUSICAL JANEENS, some time between GRAPH and THE HUMAN LEAGUE.
Musical Janeens - The Psalter Lane Tapes 1980

That's what BANDCAMP says:
These tracks were on an old cassette titled just "Musical Janeens". It is a copy of a recording session at Psalter Lane Art College in 1980, where Ian Burden was studying for his Fine Art degree. As usual other people were drafted in, Helen Ryall for vocals on one of the sections and Rob Bolton and Mick Glaisher for the drums. As for the Musical Janeens themselves, it is difficult to remember who played what during the session. Whilst each played their normal instruments, there was a lot of switching around and the addition of a borrowed Sax. Whilst there are distinct sections, they've been edited together to run into each other and so it was decided to leave it as just one long piece. The tape was digitised by Martin Rootes, but due to the age of the tape the sound quality was not the best and so Ian Burden did some post processing to correct as best as possible the tonal balance..

The Musical Janeens;

Ian Elliott, Ian Burden and Martin Rootes - Vocals and Various Instruments.
Helen Ryall - Backing Vocals
Mick Glaisher - Drums
and Rob Bolton - Drums

A not-so-easy-listening musical avantgarde. You've been warned !!

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Re: Share: Ian Burden/ GRAPH, LOOT! and more

Postby maccafan076 » Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:59 pm

Thanks Uxox. You had me at not so easy listening :D
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