Scott McGregor Moore: “So Good When it Comes”
MAPL will be pleased that I’m hitting my Canadian content quotas with these posts! Ottawa’s Chez FM released a run of these “Sharechez” compilations from the mid-70s until the mid-80s. I can’t speak for many of the volumes, but ’81 has some nice proggy new wave things on it, including this number, which has the consistency of molasses, but somehow does the trick. ’83 suffers a mainstream rockist tendency; ’79 sounds like ’75. This series is, however, more reliable than the “Homegrown” comps from most cities. There’s always a song or two worth hearing.
McGregor Moore (now known as Scott M2) moved to Toronto and became a pioneering purveyor of ambient music in the 90s, which somehow comes as no surprise. His provocative and arty DreamSTATE project seems to be about creating environments with installations of electronic sound; I haven’t looked into it too deeply yet, but it sounds pretty interesting; A continuation of the whole La Monte Young trip, I suppose. I’ve read a few of his posts about Robert Fripp and it seems like he could teach a Masters class on the subject. So, in our thickest Ottawa valley brogue, we say: “Holy jeez, somebody give this guy a Juno already, ya dinks (or at least a Casby award)!”.