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WALKINGSEEDS SENSORY DEPRIVATION CHAMBER QUARTET: Dwarf L.P. (LP, Glass MGLALP 037, 1989)

Walkingseeds Sensory Deprivation Chamber Quarter - Dwarf L.P.

What a name for a band… that’s how to name a group. This is a truly weird mini-album from a very odd neo-psychedelic-freakout band who later shortened their name to just Walkingseeds. I first heard of them when they had this shorter monicker, after picking up a 7″ of theirs for two reasons:

  1. It contained a cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Astronomy Domine’, which was interesting to me: easy song to cover, hard song to cover well.
  2. It was the first release on Paperhouse Records (I bought it a couple of years after release); later releases of theirs had proved to be somewhat collectible, ergo their first release must be worth a couple of million quid.

This mini-album precedes that single and I picked it up after owning the single for some years – truly bending the rules of space and time in a way that I’m sure Walkingseeds [Sensory Deprivation Chamber Quarter] would be proud of, weirdoes that they were. Don’t know much about this band, but from (what I presume to be) their photograph on the front of this record, along with the pseudo-Victoriana style of the design, I’d suggest that they were cheeky acidhead tricksters. Or had a lot of time on their hands. Or were too inventive for their own good.

Glass Records, by the way, released a lot of good music: Spacemen 3; The Perfect Disaster; The Pastels; The Red Crayola; and much more, including several thousand Jazz Butcher albums. Their records don’t tend to turn up too much these days I’ve noticed: I’d grab them whenever you get the chance.

2 thoughts on “WALKINGSEEDS SENSORY DEPRIVATION CHAMBER QUARTET: Dwarf L.P. (LP, Glass MGLALP 037, 1989)

  1. Dear Mr Minter,

    Do you, by any slim chance, have a digital copy of Walkingseeds ‘Sensory Deprivation Chamber Quartet’? I’ve been trying to hear that again for well over a decade since all my vinyl was stolen.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    Apologies for the impertinence.

    Kind regards,

    Mark

  2. Hello Mark, I don’t have a digital copy right now, but I can create one and send it to you if you like? I think the record is very hard to find so I don’t think you’d be doing Walkingseeds out of a sale by my doing this…

    My records are all in storage right now so I can’t do it immediately, but do you want me to do it when I have the record back? Drop me an email if you like (simon@nineteenpoint.com) and I’ll make a note to remind myself!

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