June 28, 2010

Gary Blanchard - Original Soundtrack

Very good luck digging in San Marcos, South Austin, and Temple TX lately. Scores of good shite to come. First up we have an awesome find of the Gary Blanchard - Original Soundtrack 1987 Minimal Synth art exhibition record that was a 200 pressing only venture. Really interesting stuff from California that has some 80s pop poetry and residents style singing behind simple drum machine beats and dreamy synth waves. I think a small resurgence has happened recently for Gary and if you are interested in purchasing his other items you can find them somewhere on the net from himself, I think they are cdr copies only though, but I advocate it as I am sure the other albums are really great too. I almost never find good minimal wave, synthpop kinda stuff in TX so I was pretty happy to get this for a couple bucks. I really don't know what it's worth because I dont think its ever been auctioned on Ebay, but I could be wrong. If it was more single/DJ friendly I'm sure it would be worth a mint, but being more artsy I'm not sure. I particularly like the track "technology mythology". Enjoy this ultra rare gem.



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transpacjackson said...

this is a bad ass record, please download it, then find gary and tell him how bad ass it is, and then buy some of his cdrs.

Adam Blanchard said...

So I just stumbled on this blog covering my father's record "Original Soundtrack". I notice in the blog that it stated that this was "some interesting stuff from California" I just wanted to state for the record that that album was written, produced, and distributed in Gary's hometown of Baltimore, MD. I know it is a bit late as the post is almost 2 years old but thought I would set the Record straight.

Solomon said...

Great post! Amazing album.

@AdamBlanchard please contact me gflygee@gmail.com I'm interested in more info about your father's music.


Gary Blanchard said...

As my son was nice enough to point out, this record was pure Baltimore, especially the alternative scene of Baltimore in the mid-1980s. I'd like to point out that Domestica Records in Spain is doing a remastered vinyl release of this now available for pre-order, with a release date of September 19, 2016. I provided albun notes giving a bit of history and commentary as well.

In recent years, I have returned to my acoustic roots and continue to write, perform, and record; I have released two new CDs this year.

Thanks for you enthusiasm about this album; it is nice to know that it still resonates 30 years later.