Thoughts Flash by Wake Up and Listen (2009).
Audio recording made by Adrian Bertram and Shannon O’Neill, Sydney, 1998-1999. Bass and CDs on Children Speak Backwards by Jasmine Guffond.
Thoughts Flash comprises two hallucinatory tracks from Wake Up and Listen’s unreleased debut album. Recorded in the late 1990s, the album featured a number of studio recordings, as well as edited excerpts from WUAL’s long-running radio show on 2MBS-FM. The technique of condensing extended radio improvisations into relatively short pieces, as on these two tracks, suggested a fruitful direction for the duo, however Bertram and O’Neill spent the following years focusing on other projects, with WUAL continuing primarily as a live act (their 2001 mini-album Mustard Keanu notwithstanding).
01 Thoughts Flash 5:38
02 Children Speak Backwards 3:18
Total time: 8:56
Label: Alias Frequencies
Cat #: AF029
Availability: Free download