Autumn - Hard Breakfast

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  part epsilon Time Listen Lyrics Info
1 HB Amplitude 5'15      
2 Still Waves The Dream 10'59      
  HB Intermede        
3 HB Altitude 14'09      
  part omicron        
4 Paraselsus 5'45      
5 The Edge Of The Dream 14'49      
  HB Intromede        
  Talking Talks and Steps        
6 HB Exit 3'44      
7 HB Edge 3'34      

The CD version contains the same tracklisting as the original tape release.


All tracks are recorded live during the 3-day concert 'Hard Breakfast' in march 1981.
Hard Breakfast was a spectacular engagement by Autumn, with a major setup of piles of electronic equipment, and a large team of enthousiasts turning HB into a multimedia show long before the term was invented. At only 17 years of age, Autumn made clear they were here to stay and had something to say.

The Hard Breakfast tape is special because it contains mainly tracks that were composed during this event and are improvised at time of performance. All tracks are recordings from the live performance that took over 2 hours. Most instruments were brand new and hired for the event, meaning that the musicians weren't familiar with the equipment beforehand. However, one can hear that this was not a set-back, but a source of inspiration for the band. While most electronic musicians tried to copy their role-models like Klaus Shulze or Tangering Dream, Autumn tried to do different, bringing in Vocals, Flute, Guitars and rhythms to blend with pure electronic sounds and special effects. Also, the entourage of live computer animation and jazz-dance performance made a big impression on the select audiance.

For more information, see also the Autumn site.

Credits & Artwork

HARD BREAKFAST was recorded live at De Smis, march 1981, at the second day of the 3-day / 3-venue happening. Recording was realised with just 2 microphones in front of the audiance. All music composed by Autumn on stage (except 'Still Waves the Dream'). All arrangements are live improvised. Parts Epsilon 1 and 3, parts Omicron 2c and 4 are complete live imporvisations. No tapes or dubbing used. Performed, recorded, mixed and produced live by Autumn.

AUTUMN live on stage are :
Sen: vocals, lyrics, vocoder, mellotron, strings, clavichord, acoustic guitar
Ense: sequencers and rhythms, solosynths, strings, clavichord, mixing, steps and effects
Peter K:strings, clavichord, organ, mixing, sound effects and editing
Jan G: various flutes
Els: choreographic (jazz)dance

Hard Breakfast Live team:
Ludwig: lights and recording
Jan J:computer tv and animation, slide projections
Luc DP: technics, road
Rudy: management, road
Luc L and Geert G: live video recording

Design by Sen and Ense
Coordination and realisation by Ense
Live act by Sen and Els
Concept design and covering by Sen

Thanks to Roland musical instruments and Independent Films vzw.

The original tape artwork is the final stage in the artwork used in the previous 2 tapes.
New artwork for CD release by Twilight Ritual.

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All tracks are protected by international copyright. Unauthorised reproduction in any form is strictly prohibited.
Author/Composers : Peter Bonne (Ense) and Geert Coppens (Sen)
Publisher by permission : Micrart Group vzw.

This production is originally released in 1981.
Available through Audiolife and iTunes.

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