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John Watts - Ether Music & Film FLAC album

Performer: John Watts
Genre: Rock
Title: Ether Music & Film
Country: UK
Released: 2003
Style: Acoustic, Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1158 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1718 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1669 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 573

Ether was an experimental music project by John Watts, released under the name Fischer-Z. After releasing two successful solo albums and one album of remixes, since the last Fischer-Z album, Stream, John Watts had started to take an interest in creating big beat music. After creating a whole big beat style album in 1999 entitled Bigbeatpoetry, Watts carried on in a similar style for Ether

Ether Music & Film ‎(CD, Album + DVD, PAL).

John Watts – guitar, vocals Steve Liddle - drums David Graham – bass guitar Steve Skolnik - keyboards. Fischer-Z were a British rock band formed in 1976 by John Watts and Steve Skolnik at Brunel University, Uxbridge. The original line-up consisted of Watts (vocals, guitar), Skolnik (keyboards), David Graham (bass) and Steve Liddle (drums). Fischer-Z's first hit single was "The Worker" from the album Word Salad. In an interview in Record Mirror in 1981, Watts put the single's success down to the remix of the song from the album version, which put the emphasis on the keyboards rather than his guitar Watts' lyrics draw heavily on his experiences of studying clinical psychology and as a mental health care worker.

His 2003 project, Ether Music & Film, was a combination album and road film, and after a compilation and DVD release for Fischer-Z, Watts was back in 2007 with the double release, Real Life Is Good Enough and It Has To Be. The two were explorations in more ‘organic' music creation, and a tour followed. The two were explorations in more organic' music creation, and a tour followed.

Ether was an experimental music project by John Watts, released under the name Fischer-Z. After creating a whole big beat style album in 1999 entitled Bigbeatpoetry, Watts carried on in a similar style for Ether. He recorded a number of songs, featuring only his guitar and voice, and then put them over cut-up beats as a rhythm track  . It Could Be You (film), a 2005 British film featuring Ameet Chana. It Could Be You", an episode of the MTV documentary series True LifeIn music: "It Could Be You", a song by Blur from The Great Escape.

A recent album, 'Ether Music & Film', was a combination of music album and accompanying road movie. The double worldwide release of the 'Real Life Is Good Enough’ and related ‘It Has To Be’ albums represents a fresh new era for John; a return to more organic music-making and humorous writing. He is touring extensively solo and in a two-piece format with drummer and t Sam Walker.

Tracklist Hide Credits

Music - Ether Beep Start
CD-1 Beep 3:57
CD-2 Delight 3:19
CD-3 Fury 3:19
CD-4 Jukebox
Producer – Felix Gauder
CD-5 Famous 3:50
CD-6 Promenaders 2:16
CD-7 Eclipse
Producer – Jens Krause
CD-8 Over 4:03
CD-9 Ether 5:01
CD-10 Plummeting 4:04
CD-11 Supernatural 5:30
CD-12 Valley 4:00
CD-13 Only 2:46
Film - Ether The Road Movie
DVD-1 The Road Movie 70:00

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – So-Real Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – So-Real Ltd.
  • Pressed By – EMI Uden


  • Accordion, Cajón – Raoul Del Campo
  • Alto Saxophone [Purple] – Rob Reed
  • Alto Saxophone, Voice [Ragga] – Ben Stoppart
  • Bass – Pete Sinden
  • Bass [Funk Bass] – Scott Allen*
  • Double Bass – Moe Jaksch
  • Drums, Drum Programming, Percussion – Tristan Banks
  • Electric Guitar – Steve Cropper
  • Film Director [Film By] – Sarah Vermeersch
  • Guitar [Rock'n'roll Guitar] – Christof Stein-Schneider
  • Handclaps [Clapping], Keyboards, Vocals, Producer – Phil Evans
  • Mixed By, Mastered By, Engineer – John Watts
  • Mixed By, Mastered By, Engineer, Technician [Film Audio Post-production] – Graham Bonnet*
  • Organ [Hammond From The Tower] – Danny Dziuk
  • Organ, Guitar – Nikko Weidemann*
  • Rap [Rhymes] – The 3 Rappers
  • Slide Guitar, Noises [Atmospherics] – Hans Rohe
  • Tenor Saxophone – Kerry Wilson
  • Trombone [Fruity Trombone] – Dan Rehahn
  • Trumpet [Muted Trumpet] – Rupert Cobb
  • Trumpet [Outside Trumpet], Cello – Magnus Parsons
  • Vocals – Emillie Watts, Leila Watts, Lucie Watts
  • Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Written-By, Producer, Liner Notes – John Watts


"The essence of 'Ether', my voice, guitar and basic grooves, was recorded at home on a laptop. The plan was to go out with a Mac, an audio interface, microphones and other minimal equipment, to a number of international locations where I had some contacts to just let things happen. In the beginning I planned to record songs in specific places. It soon became clear that the best approach was to meet people, most of them for the first time, play them a few of the tracks and gauge which ones they could best contribute to. We ended up working with some 30 people in the UK, New York and Europe."
(John Watts, April 2003)

A same titled CD album has been released first in 2002 under the 'Fischer-Z' moniker with a different running order also with four different tracks but without 'Delight'.
The same CD album as here has been issued in 2003, credited to 'John Watts' Fischer-Z'.

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 060051 330278
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5060051330278
  • Label Code: LC 01051
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): REALCD 4 @ 1 1-1-2-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (CD): ifpi 1462
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): REALDVD 4 PAL @ 1 1-1-1-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI L046
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): ifpi 157C

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CD02 Fischer-Z Ether ‎(CD, Album) So-Real CD02 UK 2002
CDVD 03 John Watts ' Fischer-Z John Watts ' Fischer-Z - Ether ‎(CD, Album) So-Real CDVD 03 Germany 2003