Port Sulphur was formulated upon Douglas MacIntyre recording tracks as a member of Sexual Objects with Boards of Canada producing. The fusion of the BOC electronics with the SOBS’ Velvets’ drones became a sonic template for early Port Sulphur recordings. Another influence was Bowie’s 1977 game-changing album, ‘Low’.
META GURU is an album collection of new material and reworked/remodelled older songs. MacIntyre’s book Hungry Beat (published by White Rabbit) about the Fast Product ignition of Scotland’s post-punk independent scene is another touchstone. Artists associated with the Hungry Beat period contributed heavily to the album - Vic Godard (Subway Sect); Paul Research (The Scars); Davy Henderson (Fire Engines); James Kirk (Orange Juice) - with all being involved in the writing and recording process.
Side 1 of the META GURU is largely instrumental with Side 2 featuring vocal performances. The final track on the album is a cover of Josef K’s ‘It’s Kinda Funny’, which is fitting as their guitarist Malcolm Ross produced the only single by MacIntyre’s teenage group Article 58 (who also supported Josef K on a short English tour in 1981). The album was recorded at Green Door studio in Glasgow. META GURU is modern music.
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