Time: 75 mins
Chris Cutler: drums
Dagmar Krause: vocals
Georgie Born: bass, cello
Tim Hodgkinson: organ, alto sax, clarinet
Lindsay Cooper: bassoon, oboe, recorder, piano, saxes
Fred Frith: guitar, tubular bells, piano, violin, xylophone
Eye of Sound: Recorded for a swiss TV show called Kaleidospop in August 1976, this is said to be Henry Cow's only video recording. Working on the still vacant outskirts of avant-garde, jazz, rock, chamber music and what-not, Henry Cow added to this uncanny condensation the haunting and idiosyncratic vocals of Krause and surrealist lyrics, creating an unique sound universe which was never to be repeated. Floating with rich and colorful textures, bright as early dawn, yet intricately complex and sombre, the Sound of Cow remains a mystery after all these years.