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23 Skidoo | Beyond Time

Beyond Time is the first album by acclaimed experimental group 23 Skidoo in fifteen years, released in a special double disc edition combining the soundtrack music to 2011 documentary film Beyond Time, and a DVD of the film itself.
Directed by Alex Turnbull and Pete Stern, Beyond Time is a journey into the life and work of artist William Turnbull, from his modest roots as the son of a Dundee shipyard engineer to his standing as one of the world's most highly regarded modern sculptors. Narration is by Jude Law.
The soundtrack music is performed by 23 Skidoo. Formed in 1979 as industrial, post-punk and funk genres coalesced, the group included Bill Turnbull's sons Alex and Jonny together with Fritz Catlin and Peter 'Sketch' Martin. As well as new music, the accomplished score features re-worked versions of older material. "Johnny and I thought 23 Skidoo's anti-commercial tendencies came from a punk sensibility," explains Alex. "But it turns out we had a genetic predisposition to anti-establishment practices. Bill was a polymath at a time when that was a dirty word, shifting between sculpture and painting and putting both in a symbiotic relationship. Now crossing boundaries is everywhere: think of hip-hop. The name of the band referenced a William Burroughs short story. Burroughs used, as we did, cut-up techniques, collaging and sampling. We were oblivious to the fact that a lot of that aesthetic was in what Bill did until I made the film."
The CD includes a Region 0 NTSC format DVD of the 65 min. documentary film (with 50 min. bonus features), while the sleeve is graced by a portrait of Bill by photographer Ida Carr. Also available on LP+DVD (TWI 1223) with different artwork.

| tracklist
01 Dawning (Version)
02 AYU (Ambient)
03 Calypso
04 Interzonal
05 Kendang
06 Contemplation
07 Helicopterz
08 Urban Gamelan

01 Beyond Time


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