Various Artists / A Bead to a Small Mouth
Album: A Bead to a Small Mouth   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jan 1994
Label:Soleilmoon Recordings  

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 12, 2022: Virtually Happy
A Concise History of the Machine
4. Jun 17, 2008: The Afterthought
Chapter and Verse
2. Aug 15, 2016: Everything A to Z week 54
Chapter and Verse
5. Mar 31, 2007: Solitude on the War Path
A Concise History of the Mac
3. Sep 14, 2010: Hot Stuff Comin' Thru!
The Skull
6. Sep 16, 2006: Anywhere Out of the World
A Concise History of the Mac

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2009-09-14
This is a classic goth/industrial/experimental compilation from 1991 with some big names on it. Tastefully done, with the arguable exception of track 1 (and the backing music for track 1 is fabulous, so that's not even entirely true).
Rec: 2,4,5

1. Nurse with Wound-- a creepy narrative, unlike most previous or subsequent Nurse With Wound, which is more experimental/weird/cinematic. Narrator's girlfriend, on the highway, demands that he take her home, he refuses, she calls highway patrol, they take her home, she destroys most of his possessions. There's more to it than that, of course. With lovely feedback-y backing music.
2,3. Graeme Revell/Anthony Mannix. Graeme Revell was one of the band members of SPK and did a lot of film soundtracks, even some popular ones, after this record came out (in the same vein as Lisa Gerrard, perhaps?) These are dark poem narratives, 2 is longer and has a beautiful ending, really worth the length.
4. Mother Tongue. Very unrecognized artist and I don't even know a whole lot about them (her?) This is a long, three part song, the beginning part is a frantic piece of art (Words), like some of the songs on Open In Obscurity. The last two parts are like a weird dream.
5. Zoviet France. Long, like Morton Subotnick but up to date and more experimental and minimal. This is classic, puts Zoviet France on the experimental map along with Stockhausen, Xenakis, etc. In general, other Zoviet France is more obscure stylistically.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Nurse with Wound A New Dress
2. Graeme Revell & Anthony Mannix A Concise History of the Mac
3. Graeme Revell & Anthony Mannix The Skull
4. Mother Tongue Chapter and Verse
5. Zoviet-France White Dusk