Boomkat Product Review:
**Folded card boxset including 7 CDs in bespoke, fold-out sleeves** The unplaceable, implacable Richard Youngs presents a personal selection of five CDs taken from his long-running private press imprint, No Fans, plus 2 discs of previously unreleased and very covetable early material. An enigma to most, us included, Youngs' output over the years stretches as far as the ear can see, from tangled modular pop craft to noisy psychedelia and cranky folk, earning him a considerable cult fanbase in the process. These CDs include some of his rarest material - all of which were issued in tiny editions of between 20 - 50 and only available for sale at live shows or in Glasgow's sadly defunct Volcanic Tongue shop. Perhaps of most interest, are they unreleased pair bookending his career. The first is a 67-minute set recorded in 1989 and discovered in Neil Campbell's suitcase, spanning motorik discord and Ghedalia-like singing-in-tongues thru to the remarkable harmonic chorales of 'The Dead Fly', exposing him as one of kind in that era; the 2nd brings us right up to date with the 62 minute session of 'Thought Plane' capturing a Laraaji-like sweep of zither (harp?) and joyfully kosmic synth strokes at home in Glasgow, 2014. For adoring fans and noobs alike, it's a beautiful, otherworldly trip.