Inside & Around Crammed Discs with Marc Hollander

Let’s take a fresh look at the Global Soundclash series, fifteen years down the line. Back in 2003, we selected twelve key albums released by the label between 1980 and 1989, and reissued them along with a double compilation mixed by Marc Hollander. With no less than 57 tracks and fragments by artists from Belgium, Norway, the UK, Japan, Ethiopia, France, Iraq, Congo, the US & more, the Crammed Global Soundclash comp gave an overview of the label’s own strange 1980s, with its broad blend of genres and styles, from rock to electronic to global to classical to experimental. A blend which made even the most jaded British music writers gape in amazement: "Crammed make geography irrelevant... this is trans-generic, supranational, uprooted music... not so much 'foreign' as alien and unidentifiable" (Melody Maker, UK, 1987). “I don’t know, we export our music in good faith, and look how it gets sent back to us, all twisted and bent !” (NME, UK, 1984). 30 years later, we’re still at it…

This Episode 10 of our series includes most of that mix and is thus a double refraction of that period: we’re in 2018, listening to a 2003 mix, made from music recorded another two decades earlier… Enjoy!

  • Zazou Bikaye CY1 - Munipe Wa Kati
  • Benjamin Lew & Steven Brown - Dans les jardins
  • Hector Zazou- L'Apparition
  • Foreign Affair- Jounieh
  • Zazou Bikaye CY1 - Mangungu
  • Benjamin Lew - Hommes assis devant un mur chaulé
  • Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz - Ishtar
  • Hector Zazou - Vera C.
  • People In Control - When It's War
  • Mahmoud Ahmed - Sidetegnash Negn
  • Peter Principle - Sub-Lunar Folly
  • Bel Canto - The Glassmaker
  • Peter Principle - Le Maka
  • Aksak Maboul - Milano Per Caso
  • Zazou Bikaye CY1 - Mama Lenvo
  • Nadjma + Adrian Sherwood - Ravishments In The Seraglio
  • Hector Zazou - Cine Citta`
  • Family Fodder - The Big Dig
  • Foreign Affair - Bonus B/Ea/S/T
  • Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz - Desert Equations
  • Tuxedomoon - In A Manner Of Speaking
  • Peter Principle - Tippi Rider
  • Aksak Maboul - Retour chez les Futuristes
  • Daniel Schell - Un Celte
  • Minimal Compact - Hole Version
  • The Honeymoon Killers - Décollage
  • Benjamin Lew & Steven Brown - Bamako ou ailleurs
  • Tuxedomoon - Volo Vivace
  • Sonoko - Sunny Day
  • Poto Doudongo - Bolingo
  • Aksak Maboul - Scratch Holiday
  • Minimal Compact - Low Flight
  • Tuxedomoon - The Waltz
  • Sonoko - Romeo Sama
  • Hermine - Blue Angel
  • Aksak Maboul - Saure Gurke
  • Minimal Compact - Next One is Real
  • The Honeymoon Killers - Wait & See
  • Band Apart - Marseille
  • Minimal Compact - Take Me Away
  • Karl Biscuit - La Morte
  • Sonoko - Marienbad
  • Bel Canto - Blank Sheets
  • Zazou Bikaye CY1 - M’Pasi Ya M’Pamba remix
  • Peter Principle - The Observatory
  • Colin Newman - Better Later Than Never
  • Des Airs - Lovely Lady Of The Roses
  • Telex - I Don't Like Music
  • Karen Finley - Tales Of Taboo
  • Zazou Bikaye CY1 - Guilty
  • Tuxedomoon - Some Guys
  • The Honeymoon Killers - Fonce à mort
  • Band Apart - O My Beautiful Song
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