By admi, 6 February, 2017

CASSETTE ONLY:

1983 DON KING (HYRAX)

1986 DON KING 'ON THE MEDITERRANEAN' (4 SELLOS)

2012 MARS REHEARSAL TAPES (ANOMIA)

 

VINYL:

1977 MARS '3E' (REBEL 7", ZE 12")

1978 MARS ON 'NO NEW YORK' (ANTILLES LP) PRODUCED BY ENO.

1979 MARS 'EP' (LUST-UNLUST)

1980 'JOHN GAVANTI' (HYRAX LP)

1985 DON KING 'ONE TWO PUNCH' (DOUBLEVISON)

1987 'MARS 78' (WIDOWSPEAK)

2005 Mars LP - Complete Studio Recordings - (IMPORTANT RECORDS)

By Mark Cunningham, 6 February, 2017

 The first line-up of Raeo, in 1989, Gat Castaño, Anton Ignorant, Pepe Sarto and myself, came about on a Spanish tour I made with Gat's Barcelona-based Buildings, which we all were a part of. Gat and I had been speaking for a while about forming our own band, to be very different from the Barcelona rock of buildings. In fact Buildings itself on that tour were becoming more and more outsider with every show, to the point where we almost ended up getting lynched by a rowdy club crowd in a provincial town down south.

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By admi, 27 January, 2017

 
…like Herb Alpert waking up in a spaceship… When he improvises, alternating between long, sonorous proclamations and agitated tonguing and smears, Cunningham sounds close to Don Cherry…

Wire 225

 

Convolution's noirer-than-noir trumpet, voice and effects thing is loaded with subtle menace. Cunningham and partner Silvia Mestres are on to something darkly magical.

Time Out New York

 

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By Mark Cunningham, 27 January, 2017

 Don King was formed as a result of a phone call from Thurston Moore asking me if I could put something together to play at the Noisefest he was organizing at the White Columns gallery in 1981. I enlisted China Burg from Mars, then known as Lucy Hamilton, and Duncan Lindsay (Arto's brother), and we did the show as a trio, with me alternating trumpet and bass, Lucy guitar and bass clarinet and Duncan on drums. It worked well and we decided to continue under the name Don King which was actually the pseudonym Lucy used for that first show.

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By Mark Cunningham, 31 October, 2016

Connie Burg and I met Sumner Crane and Nancy Arlen in late 1975, and quickly decided to start a band. Sumner had been playing piano since he was a kid and I trumpet, guitar and more recently bass, but we were for the most part self taught. Connie decided to pick up a guitar and we started jamming in Nancy’s loft on Broadway and Duane St. where Sumner lived downstairs. For the first few months it was just piano, bass and acoustic guitar, with some paper bag percussion from Nancy.

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