Atavistic Unheard Music Series UMS/ALP224CD Double indemnity/Imitation of life


Steve Beresford/Trisan Honsinger

Tristan Honsinger, cello, voice, whistling, violin; Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, voice, mutes, rattles, small instruments; David Toop, electric guitar, bass guitar, flute, alto flute, wooden flutes, small instruments; Steve Beresford, piano, euphonium, flugelhorn, siren, metal violin, winfield organ, toy electric guitar, bass guitar, automatic instruments, small instruments.

  1. Out-take F (09.42)
  2. Out-take B (09.23)
  3. Imitation of life side one (21.19)
  4. Say hello to the cello (03.44)
  5. Pre-echo (06.53)
  6. Stolen time (02.17)
  7. Imitation of life side two (17.53)
Tracks 3 and 7 were recorded at Room at the top, London on 22 May 1981 and originally released on LP by Y Records as Y13; other tracks recorded at the ICA, London in August 1980. Tracks 4, 5 and 6 originally released on LP by Y Records as Y9; tracks 1 and 2 are out-takes from this session and have not been previously released.

Front cover drawing (reproduced above) by Tessa Pollitt.


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