Saturday, May 10, 2008

Errol H Tout - Sounds of Swimming

Errol H Tout a musician/architect from Perth, released this album
Sounds of Swimming in 1987. I remember hearing it on 4zzz at the
time and being very impressed. Ambient, mostly instrumental guitar
music is how I'd describe this, very nice. I ripped this from a friends
copy, I doubt you would find this very easily,
I assume it was a very limited release.
Errol now days is a full time lecturer in the Department of
Architecture,Faculty of the Built Environment Art + Design at the
Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia.
However he worked for many years as a musician,
he has released many albums of original music,
produced albums for other artists, written film soundtracks,
appeared on a number of compilation albums,
performed extensively around Australia
and even composed music for orthopaedic surgery videos.

These are his major releases.

Tout, Errol H. [1985], "Atmospherics"
Album of original music, published by Warp records

Tout, Errol H. [1987], "Sounds of Swimming”
Album of original music, published by Lizard records

Tout, Errol H. [1989], "The Tilting Room"
Album of original music, published by Fflatt records

Tout, Errol H. [1992], "Things I Never Said"
Album of original music, published by Sunset Music Australia

[1986], "The Attic Tapes"
Compilation Album published by Cherry Top Records

[1989], "Hometown Farewell Kiss"
Compilation Album published by radio station 6UVS

[1990], "Across the Nullabor"
Compilation Album published by radio station 2JJJ

[1995], "Sounds of Summer"
Compilation Album published by radio station ABC

If anyone has any of these I'd love to hear them.

This is a great album from one of those unknown
Australian artists, let me know what you think.

Download Here


Anonymous said...

This was one of my fav albums at the time.

Thanks for this and other posts that bring back (hazy) memories of pubs, gigs and bands around Bne in the late 80s.

I lost track of how much money I put into SKinnys and Rocking Horse buying countless indie records. Major regret - getting rid of all of the vinyl when I moved overseas (would have been sitting on a goldmine).

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Yes and I remember all the records I pasted up that are as rare as hens teeth now, esp the singles.This record was one I liked but never purchased, I was real happy to find it in a friends collection
ciao bob

soulman said...

HI there

Hey this is such a great album. I purchased a vinyl copy in Perth in the late 80's or early 90's, after hearing him play at the Claremont pub. Greg Dear & The Beautiful Losers also played. Errol played guitar for them I think??? All a bit hazy, but an amazing gig. I ended up buying Greg Dear's LP & this album as a result, & have treasured them both since. My copy of this one is pretty thrashed now & has a few skips, so I tried downloading it from your site here, but it didn't seem to work.

Have you heard Durutti Column??? Sounds remarkably like Errol. I am listening to them right now, which led me to thinking about Errol, which led me to do a Google search on him, which led me to your website. Very good site it is too, very informative.

Cheers Dave

PS Love to see a blog on Greg Dear or Martha's Vineyard!!!

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Ill shall put you on the reup list which is in backlog at the moment.
Its a wonderful and rare record which should be available
ciao bob

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Oh yes i forgot love the Durutti Column, its all those loops and kind of old fashioned guitar effects that does it
ciao bob

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

reup is done

soulman said...

Hi Bob

I have downloaded the album & been listening to it frequently!!! What a pleasure to hear it again without skips. Thanks heaps. Hey do you know of any other sites I can download obscure Aussie music such as this?

Cheers Soulman

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Theres a few in the blogs I have in my links, I'm always looking for new ones so let me know if you find any
and join the ausrock forum that have all kinds of people there who are happy to help you on such a quest.
ciao bob

Anonymous said...

Errol Tout now has a site where all his albums can be downloaded:

robert said...

I have fond memories of Errol Tout, Greg Dear, , the Fat, The Marigolds, going to the Shents. I remember going to A Wilderness Society Benefit in Northdbridge when Errol played... Those were the days!

Salts said...

Old post, but would love a new link to Sounds of Swimming, can't find it elsewhere. Cheers.

Bob Nebe said...

Re ripped and back up