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PFS

RIO/Avant-Prog • United States


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PFS were conceived in 1983 in San Francisco, by Scott Brazieal (piano, keyboards and tapes), Herbert Diamant (saxes and bassoon) and Gary Parra (percussion and noises), all of whom had previously had a reasonably successful career in the instrumental avant-prog band CARTOON. However, musically, PFS are much darker in their sound and take more influences from classical composers, such as ROBERT SCHUMANN, BÉLA BARTÓK and LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, rather than CARTOON's more quirky cartoon and chamber rock influences. PFS incorporate tape loops, courtesy of Brazieal (a former student of the San Francisco Conservatory) and with Diamant and Parra, they are primarily a three-piece instrumental chamber rock-style band who play with their own unique style, with flair and panache.

Altogether, PFS released two albums. Their debut album "Illustrative Problems" was released in 1986 on Cuneiform Records (Rune 06 - but has never been released on CD) and is less focussed and avant-garde than their follow-up album. As a live band, PFS played outstanding dark, apocalyptic and altogether dissonant music, that the crowds did not immediately adjust too.

Their second album "279" was recorded over several years (1985 to 1989) and was released on Cuneiform Records (due to their friendship with Steve Feigenbaum) in 1990. The album consisted of many improvised tracks based on a pre-conceived structure; it also included a cover of a 1982 Cartoon track "Leeward" and a version of Robert Schumann's very last composition "Theme In E-Flat". Many tracks also include clips from other composers, such as Schubert (Death and the Maiden), Beethoven (String Quartet Op. 59 #2), Bartók (1st String Quartet), Josquin (Missa Pange Lingua), Mahler (Second Symphony) and Mozart ("Dissonant" String Quartet). The track "War" includes a clip of arias by Verdi, as well as samples of gunshots from the U.S. raid on Libya, atomic tests in the Bikinis, the London Blitzkrieg and the voice of Adolph Hitler. Craig Fry (formerly of Cartoon) and Bill Johnston also added violin and 'cello respectively, as guest musicians, on many of the tracks. Despite the more classical and chamber rock influences, their sound is still avant-garde, courtesy of Brazieal's tape loops and piano style. Diamant's saxophone playing is also sometimes reminiscent of David Jackson and Gary Windo on occasions.

After PFS, Brazieal went on to play briefly with Dave Kerman's 5UU'S in the 1990s (featuring on one track ...
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Gypsy! Warner Muller And His Orchestra - LP - PFS 4105 - Stereo - Excellent USD $13.06 Buy It Now 2h 41m
FILM SPECTACULAR VOL.6 GREAT STORIES FROM WORLD WAR II (PFS 4350) LP ALBUM DDD USD $16.96 Buy It Now 5h 37m
Guitars Unlimited ?- The Fantastic Sound Of Guitars Unlimited LP - PFS 4201 - VG USD $9.13 Buy It Now 7h 30m
Werner Müller & His Orchestra Echoes Of Italy Vinyl LP DECCA PFS4174 5/81 USD $11.74 Buy It Now 8h 37m
Roland Shaw & His Orchestra Mexico! Vinyl LP Decca PFS 4027 Stereo 31/76 USD $11.74 Buy It Now 8h 54m
Mantovani And His Orchestra With The Sammes Chorus ?- Kismet LP - PFS 4035 - VG+ USD $9.13 Buy It Now 11h 9m
Fred Hartley - The Twin Pianos Of - Phase 4 Stereo - PFS4025 - VG+ USD $9.13 Buy It Now 12h
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Los Machucambos in Phase 4 Four Decca stereo PFS 34006 lp USD $1.96 [0 bids]
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Ronnie Aldrich Melody and Percussion for Two Pianos PFS34007 Phase 4 Four Stereo USD $3.26 [0 bids]
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RACHMANINOV LP * PIANO CONCERTO NO.2 * IVAN LEWIS * DECCA PFS 4214 FREEPOST UK USD $8.47 [0 bids]
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FILM FESTIVAL LP *FRANK CHACKSFIELD * SOUNDTRACKS * DECCA PFS 4148 FREEPOST UK USD $8.47 [0 bids]
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Bob Sharples, Pass in Review PFS34002 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $1.96 [0 bids]
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OPEN CIRCUIT LP - DECCA PFS 4279 USD $26.11 [0 bids]
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Tutti Camarata The Heart Of Tchaikovsky vinyl LP album record UK PFS4140 USD $15.60 Buy It Now 1 day
Harry James The Golden Trumpet Of vinyl LP album record UK PFS4142 DECCA 1968 USD $18.21 Buy It Now 1 day
Ray Martin Memories Are Made Of Music UK vinyl LP album record PFS4275 DECCA USD $18.21 Buy It Now 1 day
Frank Chacksfield vinyl LP album record Chacksfield Plays Bacharach UK PFS4230 USD $15.60 Buy It Now 1 day
Kenton Live In Europe Stan Kenton vinyl LP album record UK PFS4393 DECCA 1977 USD $15.60 Buy It Now 1 day
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Will Glahé In Bavaria Will Glahé UK vinyl LP album record PFS4071 DECCA 1970 USD $18.21 Buy It Now 1 day
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Ronnie Aldrich Love Story vinyl LP album record UK PFS4222 DECCA 1971 USD $15.60 Buy It Now 1 day
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Stanley Black vinyl LP album record Capriccio! UK PFS4055 DECCA 1964 USD $18.21 Buy It Now 1 day
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LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OVERTURE! STANLEY BLACK (PFS 4144) LP ALBUM HHF USD $12.91 Buy It Now 2 days
Beethoven Symphony No.6 HENRY LEWIS DECCA UK PHASE 4 STEREO LP PFS 4188 EX USD $6.99 [0 bids]
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GILBERT & SULLIVAN SPECTACULAR - SARGENT /RPO/D'OYLY CARTE LP PFS 4097 USD $7.51 Buy It Now 2 days
PFS 4265 (1st Ed - DECCA PHASE 4) *GREAT VIOLIN ENCORES: JOSEF SAKONOV* USD $1.29 [0 bids]
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DECCA PFS 4044 TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 NUTCRACKER LP SHARPLES EX++ (1969) ENGLAND USD $5.22 [0 bids]
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PFS 4363 Bernard Herrmann conducts Great British Film Music USD $7.82 [0 bids]
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Stanley Black Film Spectacular Vol. 6 Decca Phase Four 4 Stereo PFS 4350 lp USD $5.87 [0 bids]
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Fantasy Film World of Bernard Hermann 1974 LP Decca Phase 4 Stereo PFS 4309 USD $11.10 [0 bids]
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The Golden Trumpet of Harry James PFS 34142 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp gatefold USD $3.26 [0 bids]
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Ted Heath Salute to Glenn Miller PFS4259 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $3.26 [0 bids]
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WILL GLAHE AND HIS ORCHESTRA STRICTLY OOMPAH (DECCA PFS 4166 VINYL LP ) USD $4.24 Buy It Now 2 days
Ronnie Aldrich Two Pianos in Hollywood PFS 4108 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $1.96 [0 bids]
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Botticelli Unlimited and His Orchestra PFS 4312 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $4.57 [0 bids]
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Ronnie Aldrich Where the Sun Is PFS 4106 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $1.96 [0 bids]
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Bernard Herrmann LPO The Impressionists PFS 4224 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $4.57 [0 bids]
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Ted Heath Big Band Themes Remembered vol.II 2 PFS 4304 Decca Phase Four Stereo USD $3.26 [0 bids]
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Flamenco Puro Live USD $55.75 Buy It Now 2 days
FACTORY SAMPLE DECCA PFS 4083 Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty/Stokowski LP USD $19.57 Buy It Now 2 days
CLAUDE DENJEAN - LP - MOOG! - DECCA RECORDS UK - PFS 4212 USD $1.29 [0 bids]
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Frank Chacksfield Beyond The Sea UK vinyl LP album record PFS4053 USD $24.74 Buy It Now 2 days
Kingsway Symphony Orchestra Puccini Spectacular (12" Vinyl LP Record PFS-4115) USD $12.00 Buy It Now 2 days
PFS 4226 Claude Monteux Ravel Bolero La Valse etc NEAR MINT Decca 1971 USD $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
For Young Lovers Ronnie Aldrich UK vinyl LP album record PFS4141 DECCA 1968 USD $18.21 Buy It Now 2 days
STANLEY BLACK RUSSIAN SONGS LP RARE PRIVATE GREEK PRESS DECCA PFS 4084 GREECE USD $12.00 Buy It Now 3 days
STANLEY BLACK Grofe Grand Canyon Suite Vinyl LP Phase 4 Stereo PFS4036 Stereo USD $11.74 Buy It Now 3 days
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Ted Heath Swing Is King Vol.2 PFS 4146 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $3.26 [0 bids]
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THE GRENADIER GUARDS - MARCH IN REVIEW - 12" LP / RECORD - DECCA - PFS 4171 USD $5.21 Buy It Now 3 days
WERNER MULLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA - GYPSY! - LP/VINYL - DECCA - PFS 4105 - PHASE 4 USD $13.04 Buy It Now 3 days
THE LONDON FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY STANLEY BLACK - CAPRICCIO! - PFS 4055 USD $13.04 Buy It Now 3 days
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PFS 4044 Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Nutcracker Suite London Festival Orch Grvd USD $16.96 Buy It Now 3 days
Camarata, The Heart of Tchaikovsky PFS 4140 Decca Phase Four Stereo lp USD $3.26 [0 bids]
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Music From Walt Disney Fantasia Stokowski Herrmann 1972 NM/EX DECCA PFS 4260 USD $13.04 Buy It Now 3 days
PFS4175 STANLEY BLACK AND LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Great Rhapsodies For USD $11.61 Buy It Now 3 days
PFS4252 FRANZ LISZT Piano Concerto No 1 In E Flat/No 2 In A LP VINYL UK Decca USD $6.51 Buy It Now 3 days
CHRIS WAXMAN Organized LP VINYL UK Decca 1968 12 Track Phase 4 Stereo (Pfs4172) USD $10.24 Buy It Now 3 days
WERNER MULLER Gypsy LP VINYL UK Decca 1966 12 Track Phase 4 Stereo (Pfs4105) USD $8.86 Buy It Now 3 days
PFS4144 STANLEY BLACK AND LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Overture LP VINYL UK USD $14.35 Buy It Now 3 days
PFS4342 LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Stokowski Conducts Beethoven LP VINYL UK Decca 1975 4 USD $10.24 Buy It Now 3 days
PFS4050 ERIC ROGERS CHORALE AND ORCHESTRA Minstel Show LP VINYL UK Decca 1964 USD $6.51 Buy It Now 3 days
Stanley Black - RARE Seoul S. Korea Pressing - Rhapsody In Blue - Decca PFS 4098 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
PFS 4069 PHASE 4 STEREO- Robert Merrill/Stanley Black- Americana LP (Stereo) VG USD $5.29 Buy It Now 4 days
Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra The New Limelight Vinyl lp VG/VG PFS 4072 USD $11.68 Buy It Now 4 days

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