Alvaro - Mums Milk Not Powder [LP]

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''First vinyl reissue of the second LP released by Alavaro Pena originally
released in 1979 following the runaway success of his debut album, Drinkin My
Own Sperm (FTR 174LP, 1977). Although recorded in Germany, Alvaro again
employed his regular drummer, Antonio Narvaez, with a few assists on the
second side from Hilde Schneider, Alvaro's then-wife. The first side was
recorded by a German engineer, Olaf Dung, who carried his rig around with
him in his briefcase. How this exactly worked is unclear, but the music is great and
includes some of Alvaro's most classically catchy tunes. Lili Dwight is a long-time
fan of 'Honey,' which she often sings aloud at apiary gatherings. Ted Lee does
the same when crashing La Leche League outings to the strains of 'Mums Milk Not
Powder.' And so on. Alvaro's second album is just the sort of thing you'll be happy
to use for a personal soundtrack, regardless of your politics or trajectory.
Apparently, however, Alvaro and Mr. Dung had a falling out before the album's
second side was completed, which meant there are some ad hoc compositions
added to finish out the record. Primary among these are 'Brown Loaf,' something
of a baking tutorial conducted whilst Drinkin My Own Sperm plays on a nearby
radio, and 'Washindishes,' which is one of the few tracks to ever document
extended nose flute improvisations.'' -- Byron Coley, 2016. ''Alvaro rides
again.'' -- Sounds, London, 1980. ''A fabulous collection of musicals and
unmusicals, includes a recipe.'' -- Time Out, London, 1980. Another classic
piece of the mysterious puzzle that is Alvaro. Miss it at your own extreme personal
peril. Edition of 400.
A1. Choose Your Cheese
A2. Mums Milk Not Powder
A3. Marzipan Elefant
A4. Honey
B1. Pajarito Innocent
B2. Sweet Tooth
B3. Brown Loaf
B4. Washindishes

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