Architectural Metaphor
Paul Eggleston- synths
Bill Buitenhuy- guitar
Chris Green- guitar, synth
Debbie Young- drums
possibly also included:
Dave Gorrill (percussion)
Chris Mogan (percussion)
(opener for Hawkwind)
the Channel
Boston, Mass.
November 28, 1990
performance quality: A-
recording quality: B+
source: master audience tape
runtime: 62:16
1: improvisation > we've come for your children 17:06
2: cascading Foleyage (not misspelled, there is a story behind the name) > Anu 20:57
3: waterwheel 5:38
4: sonic attack (Hawkwind) 6:32
5: ricochet part 1 (Tangerine Dream) 12:01
lineage: Realistic mini-mikes >
Sony D-6 cassette deck (dolby off) >
Maxell XLII-S cassette >
played on Nak. 125 into soundforge 4.5 (WAV) >
FLAC 6 > torrentially yours.
A this and that, you are there,
3 step torrent production.
(master > WAV > FLAC > torrent.)
first seeded in 2008. reseeded in 2010
with set and band corrections/additions, track times and a
flac > wav > flac (sb's aligned) reconversion to remove the sbe's.
Do not sell this recording.
Share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.
Architechtural Metaphor is a band originally from the western Mass. area
that started playing circa. 1986, this was the first of several times I
would see them in concert, and the only time I would see their earlier lineup,
which is a little spacier/more ethereal (?) than their later versions.
I think this one had 2 guitars, Paul on his usual array of keyboard electronica,
a bassist (? maybe?) and a drummer, I think there were 5 in it then...
The one constant through close to 20 years of AM is the keyboard player,
Paul Eggleston. He's a big fan of T. Dream and Hawkwind, also writes most
of AM's material, very much influenced by that style, and it was a big
thrill for them to open a Hawkwind show. Their 1st album, released in 1994 is called
Odessum Galacti (A studio version of Waterwheel would later appear on that,
an example of some very T. Dream influenced material on that disc)
the second from 97 is called Creature of the Velvet Void and their most recent that I've
heard is a live one from Columbus, Ohio's Quarkstock 2000, called "Viva" (live, in French).
I have all 3 releases and find them nice listening, although the Hawkwind/ T Dream influence
is impermeated into Paul like grease on a car mechanic's hands, there is original quality to
Arch. Met. music as well.
The 94 edition of AM (different band than the one heard here except Paul and Debbie) opened
for Ozric Tentacles in Boston's April show and has played "Welcome to the Future" (Hawkwind)
as an ending song to several of their sets. (sounding alot like Hawkwind)
They don't play much any more and have entirely different group, if you
like spacey/industrial and/or Hawkwind/T.Dream influenced music, AM is for you,
although they had former Dinosaur Jr. drummer for awhile in more recent years-
when he wasn't busy with DJ. so that version probably sounds very different.
I've only been waiting almost 8 years to see them since last time in summer 2000.
Some things take time, some things take ALOT of time. (like learning how to upload).