EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE
CD-R Auricle AMCDR 220 £7.00
Desert Star 3'48"
2. Upstreaming 3'15"
3. No Gravity 5'29"
4. Wintermute 5'23"
5. Frippery 5'32"
6. Paranoids Progress 4'56"
7. Aphrodisia / Black Whole 4'58"
8. The Ten 4'05"
9. Chill Out 8'55" + 1'03"
All compositions by Quark, except 8 by Rich Hind.
1-4,8,9: Recorded at Moor Lane Farm, Copmanthorpe (20/3/94).
5-7: Recorded at Moor Lane Farm, Copmanthorpe (7/93).
Engineer: Rich Hind.
CDR release: Quark CD01 © 1993/1994/2002
Compiled from two cassette releases.
License and band photo from Rich Hind.
Transfer and remaster by Alan Freeman 11 July 2016 at Tachyon Studio.
Inside cover replicated from previous issue.
Design and layout of reissue art by Alan.
Paul Booth: drums.
John Halewood, Tony Powell: guitars.
Rich Hind: basses.
QUARK - LIQUID (Demo) MC 32m
Now Djam Karet seem to have almost disintegrated and the Ozric Tentacles
seem to have got stuck at the end of a blind alley, we need someone new on
the scene - right? Well, Quark could just be that someone based on this debut
cassette. As a relatively new band, and with not that much experience live or
in the studio, they've come up with quite a dazzling debut. Totally
instrumental and fronted by two guitarists, Quark sit somewhere between
melodic progressive and space-rock, undeniably there are strong touches of
early Djam Karet, moves close to LIVE AT THE TARGET era Twelfth Night, and
there's also sizeable chunks of 70's Euro progressives in there too.
This cassette would seem to be a selection of extracts, as many pieces either
fade in or fade out, and hint that Quark are possibly an amazing jamming
band. There's so little genuine progressive rock in Britain, so it's great to
discover another new act on the scene.
Alan Freeman (Audion #29, page 34 - 1994)
QUARK - EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE (Quark)
Previously reviewed in Audion as one of the best new British rock
bands around, Quark's LIQUID cassette showed great promise. They've now
issued that, along with their eponymous debut as this CDR release. It's good
stuff, indeed, feeling somewhere between the Ozric Tentacles, Djam Karet and
the original instrumental Twelfth Night, full of invention, solos, and power
drives galore. All with sizzling guitars...
Alan Freeman (Audion #48, page 31 - 2003)
Original issue: CDR (QUARKCD01) © 2002.
Auricle CD-R: 20 numbered copies - released 22/8/2016.
Bandcamp download - released 23/8/2018.
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