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... this is your last chance to pick anything up from our generous closeout campaign before the "ultralite" version of the mms retail site goes live on october 1st, 2014 ; final warning !!!
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em records (japan) #em 1078 cd
omega point (japan) #op 0006 cd

yoshi wadaoff the wall” compact disc

  • off the wall i (20:27)
  • off the wall ii (20:02)
  • die konsonanten pfeifen (27:23)
september 2008 release ; the third edition omega point / em issue of archival material from yoshi wada !!!

this one reissues the 1985 fmp lp “off the wall” including a bonus live take of the titular piece. compositionally-speaking, this is much closer to the “lament for the rise and fall of the elephantine crocodile” end of things (featuring a smaller group dealing in extended bagpipe drones, slowly morphing in & out of phase) than the later “appointed cloud” material ; the addition of a percussionist (often producing simple, tribally-derived rhythms) adds another level of energy to the proceedings ...

this set was beautifully remastered from the original tapes that birthed the lp (the fidelity here is infinitely improved-upon) ; i need not re-iterate on the waves of sheer excitement that have been radiating out of the mms offices on account of these wada discs ... if i had to pick a single stretch of historic art-drone reissues that have had the most impact on mms as a whole over the past few years it would most certainly be these ...

of course this one comes with only my highest recommendation !!!
em records press release ::

yoshi wada "off the wall"
em records + omega point / em1078cd + op-0006

the long-awaited reissue of wada's 1985 lp off the wall, recorded in berlin and originally released on the esteemed fmp label. a minimalist yet majestic monsterpiece ("massive", as tom johnson declares in his perceptive liner notes), off the wall features wada and wayne hankin on bagpipes, marilyn bogerd on adapted organ, and percussionist andreas schmidt-neri.

the original album consisted of two side-long pieces recorded on successive days by jost geber, who captured the power and dynamics of the quartet without losing the meditative delicacy of the bagpipes and the intricacy of their interplay with the homemade organ (constructed by wada), resulting in a slowly evolving mosaic of combination tones and overtones. simultaneously static yet changing, rooted and ethereal, homespun and alien, ancient and very modern, the music is created entirely with acoustic instruments but has "electronic" textures at times, yet is very warm and human, always pulsing, shifting and mutating.

omega point is pleased indeed to release off the wall for the first time ever on cd, with the bonus track "die konsonanten pfeifen (the consonant pipes)", a slightly earlier recording with wada and hankin on bagpipes and kevin newhoff on percussion, originally released as a cassette.

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em records (japan) #em 1076 cd
omega point (japan) #op 0005 cd

yoshi wadathe appointed cloud” compact disc

  • the appointed cloud (60:07)
may 2008 release ; the follow-up release to edition omega point & em records’ first archival yoshi wada release “lament for the rise and fall of the elephantine crocodile”- a 60+ minute organ / bagpipe drone-out, recorded at the new york hall of science in 1987 with wada on an amazing computer-controlled sound-art lineage pipe-organ instrument, two “traditionalpipers, and drummer/percussionist michael pugliese ...

while not as overtly powerful as “lament,” this offers much more in the way of variety, with the piece broken up into multiple performance “sections,” wherein the various elements involved in the staging of the piece interact in differing combinations ... some long, luscious stretches of pure, unadorned drone-sound cut with muted percussion rolls & some fierce bit-reed lineage piping ...

if “lament” has succesfully worked its way into your sub-conscious, this is an essential extension ... highly recommended !!!
em records press release ::

yoshi wada "the appointed cloud" (cd)
em records + omega point / em1076cd + op-0005

this cd is the first-ever release of an extraordinary 1987 new york city performance. recorded at the great hall of the new york hall of science, this majestic recording captures the 60-minute opening performance of yoshi wada's interactive sound installation "the appointed cloud", which consisted of a self-made 80-pipe organ, a pipe gong, sirens and a massive suspended metal sheet, all triggered by a computer program designed by david rayna. the cd also features wada, bob drombowski and wayne hankin on bagpipes, plus michael pugliese (percussion, he has performed in tour of merce cunningham dance company with david tudor and kosugi).

dramatically structured, shifting and intense, "the appointed cloud" features massive low frequencies and regal percussion vying with the ululations of bagpipes, all resounding in the huge reverberant space of the great hall with its 24-meter ceiling. this cd, the second yoshi wada release on em records (the first being the 2007 reissue of the 1982 "the lament for the rise and fall of the elephantine crocodile"), is sure to delight all who enjoy drones, dynamics and drama.

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paradigm (uk) #pd 25 cd

trevor wishartmachine” compact disc

  • machine (a) (12:08)
  • machine (b) (8:51)
  • machine (c) (12:58)
  • machine (d) (13:33)
  • machine (e) (11:50)
january 2008 release ; the long-awaited reissue of trevor wishart’s earliest known piece, the two-side-longmachine” from the legendary 1973electronic music from york” boxed set (the richard pickett, richard orton, martin gelhorn, andrew bentley, martin wesley-smith, and john cardale material remains elusive and enticing...)

machinestarted life in 1969 with the initial recordings of factory & machine sounds” & was finished in 1971 - it’s a particularly powerful beast, hedging wishart’s singular musique concrète stylings with a full choir (providing both mass unison singing & uttered single words according to the score - printed in full in the booklet) and raw, unfettered location recordings of the nottingham power station, the gegb power station, forgrove machine tool co., alf cooke (colour printers), schweppes (bottling division), braime (sheet metal pressings), leeds central telephone exchange, etc...

simply an awesome piece; essential listening for anyone interested in the historical end of british electronic music. highly recommended !!!
paradigm press release ::
trevor wishart - machine (pd 25)

jewel case cd with 12 page booklet

total time 59:21

released 2008

although machine was completed in 1971 it was not released until 1973, shortly after the release of journey into space. machine is therefore the first major composition by trevor wishart. it was composed at york university and was originally issued on vinyl as 3 sides of a highly adventurous 3lp box set called electronic music from york, released by the university’s own record label.

in common with journey into space (also on paradigm discs), machine makes use of a large number of volunteer contributors, mostly from the student body at york. with this recording, however, there are no instruments used.

instead, the music of machine is made up entirely from a combination of spoken text and carefully directed improvising choirs that take their lead from prerecorded factory sounds. these are extensively mixed and edited with yet more collected machine sounds and other sources of musique concrète, as well as occasional use of basic electronic sources. the scale of this work, and the degree of preparation involved in scoring it, seem to have more resonances with the world of theatre or film rather than tape composition. much of wishart's early work involved the use of musicians and artists being directed to perform in new ways, outside of their usual remit. a combination of late 60s openness, detailed scores that provide frameworks for improvisation and slavish editing have resulted in an incomparable sound work.

with a continuous playing time of one hour, the wild and previously unexplored terrain covered by this pioneering work of british experimental music moves in turn through the full range of possible audio landscapes from the oceanic calm of the doldrums to earsplitting factory mayhem.

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hospital productions (usa) #hos 209 lp

wolf eyes / sicknessthere is a part of me that you will never know” long playing record

  • a diet of speed and beer (13:53)

  • 47 polaroids (13:20)
march 2008 release ; a remarkably clean-sounding electro-acoustic construct by chris “sickness” goudreau, utilizing sounds from the contemporary wolf eyes trio - done in full collaboration w/the band ...

i’ve been on the fence about sickness in the past, but here he does a fantastic job turning wolf eyescreaking morass into a fairly event-heavy suite, rife with both the kind of jump-cut pedal noise you’d associate him with & decidedly more “composerly” moves ... great stuff !!!
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wolf eyes / sicknessthere is a part of me that you will never know lp

hospital productions is proud to release the first ever collaboration between these two legends, wolf eyes and sickness. this is not haphazard but a symbiotic collaboration bridging distant roads. this full length lp is a dark casket of scorched earth sounds, the remains of the cracks at the after shock of discovery. reminding us of the peaks in either artists catalog there is a part of me that you will never know processes the deepest sounds of these four masters in a haze of lone atmosphere and true noise.

this is not not a terror shock, this is the end.

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archive (usa) #archive 42 cd

peter wrightpretty mushroom clouds” compact disc

  • pretty mushroom clouds
  • submerged in ice
  • (broadway approx 6pm)
  • ash
  • the devil wears sunroof
  • blisters
january 2008 release ; a set of six live-set excerpts from new zealander peter wright (currently based in london) - blissed-out guitar wash laced with field recordings, captured in grenoble, paris, new york, glasgow, northampton ma, and dublin from 2005-2006. the perfect counterpart to wright’s recent students of decay album ...
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peter wright pretty mushroom cloud cd archive 42.

five track droner from this new zealander via london. a mix of ambient guitar work, field recordings, and soundscapes recorded between 2005-2006. housed in a double sleeve with outer sleeve being semi transparent vellum, all graphic work by mr. wright.

single pressing of 500 copies.

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flingco sound series (usa) #fss 001 lp
fss (usa) #fss 001 lp

wrnlrdoneiromantical war” long playing record

  • nighthole
  • breath of doors
  • silent command
  • grave gown
  • haxanic stairway

  • war
june 2008 release ; the debut outing on bruce adams(formerly 1/2 of the kranky empire) new label & the first thing i’ve been able to grip by virginian black-metal force wrnlrd ...

extremely gratifying blast of home-recorded, anti-social din ; tin-foil-thick guitar buzz in the upper-registers, drums being played with bones (possibly by a caveman, or at least one of his descendants) & what could almost be called “vocals,” were they not buried so deep in the mix as to add only an extra layer of fuzz / texture to the overall morass ...

but then again, all is not as it seems ; “war” opens with an atonal acoustic guitarround” ; plus the intros & outros are fog-thick banks of guitar-derived drone-sound (listen to the sound-sample) on par with anything from the andrew chalk cookbook ...

it’s an odd comparison to make, but i feel the same way about this wrnlrd fellow as i did the first time i heard six organs of admittance ; there’s that same sense of pulling apart a genre w/a set-in-stone set of rules (metal, here, vs. chasny’s folk) ... sure, it’s vicious, but in a kind of desparate / exasperated / personal way ...

comes in an absolutely luscious no-expense-spared edition ; full-gloss gatefold sleeve w/ a bright-yellow “obi(translating the impenetrable black-metal fonts for those of use w/ocular maladies) hides a thick-ass 180g pressing, ensuring proper transmission of any/all audible anomalies/subtleties from wrnlrd’s “master” to your “receiver”. highly recommended !!!
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wrnlrd oneiromantical war
fss001 180 gram ltd. ed. lp / digital album
release date: june 24, 2008

it is an honor to inaugurate the fss label with the sixth album by the supremely cryptic, singular black metal entity wrnlrd. beginning with the self-released mask of hate under its order of the cloven eye banner in 2005, wrnlrd has bent black metal to its will. working with guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo, synths and samples; wrnlrd throws metal, industrial, noise, dark ambient and folk musics into a blackened and bubbling cauldron. a potent stew indeed.

wrnlrd records spontaneous, wordless vocalizations and details the lyrics later, improvises massed guitar tones, buries samples deep into the mix and brings the disruptive and unpredictable elements of improvisation and chance into recording. wrnlrd albums have referenced the science fiction novels of cordwainer smith, surrealism, automatic writing and the arcana of washington dc. oneiromantical war is a trudge through tangled thickets of sound. the album was mastered by bob weston and will be available in a limited edition of 500 lps on 180 gram vinyl with a gatefold sleeve.

wrnlrd can be pronounced any way you like. i prefer wern-lerd. oneiromancy is a system of dream interpretation that uses dreams to predict the future.

discography
mask of hate cd [order of the cloven eye] 2005
mdlthr cd [order of the cloven eye] 2006
in from the night herd cd [order of the cloven eye] 2007
cperadt cd [small sacrifice] 2007
pentagon cd [order of the cloven eye] 2008
oneiromatical war on varous artists drone season iii cd [brise-cul] 2007
wrnlrd-bauer avulsion 3 inch cdr [brise-cul] 2007

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vhf (usa) #vhf 103 lp

richard youngs / alexander neilsonelectric lotus • lotus edition” long playing record and compact disc set

  • electric lotus (lp)

    teeth
    kickin' thru glass
    mute action
    electric lotus

  • lotus edition (cd)

    glass teeth
    mute kestrel
    sepia tear
    lotus edition
    kick vent
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vhf#103 richard youngs & alexander neilson electric lotus lp + lotus edition cd

epic double set from the duo, combining an lp of all-electric rock mayhem with a cd (in its own color card sleeve) of subtle drum/shakuhachi duos. electric lotus is the boys’ self-proclaimed rock album, and it is a mind-boggling clutch of guitar/bass/drums demolition. coming off like an amphetamine-fueled guru guru, the music tumbles out in a crazy quilt of stun-level attack zonage, especially on the side-long electric lotus.” neilson’s staggering free-drumming hits a new peak here, stepping beyond his laudable work with jandek, bonny prince billy, etc into new realms. youngs lights it up with raging guitar and bass action, including some deeply psychedelic leads, and on kickin’ the glass,” some killer heavy riffing.

lotus edition is a companion cd of restrained and completely live duos for drums and shakuhachi. youngs had previously issued a disc of shakuhachi solos with dense delay and layering effects, but here his untrained but highly musical output on the ancient instrument is in deep conversation with neilson’s drum set. a couple of the tracks feature the kind of long notes, bowed cymbals, and other droneage heard on previous releases like partick rain dance,” but in a stripped down live setting.

like partick rain dance, this is sleeved in artwork by the children of vhf hq! the lp was expertly cut by john golden and pressed in the u.s.s.a. by rti on audiophile vinyl.

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edition omega point archive series (japan) #opa 007 cd
omega point (japan) #opa 007 cd

joji yuasaobscure tape music of japan vol.7 • music for experimental films” compact disc

  • andy warhol : re-reproduction (19:41) 1974
  • autonomy (11:38) 1972
  • document of the long white line (12:54) 1960
march 2008 release ; the seventhobscure tape music of japan” volume (where does he keep finding this stuff ???) covering yoji / joji yuasa’s film-score work for auteur toshio matsumoto ...

three pieces this time, including the incredibly garbled/alienandy warhol : re-reproduction(in which, the narrator, mouth full of jelly-worms & glass proceeds to attempt to gloss over warhol’s early record-cover work before swallowing at least part of it ...), “autonomy(distant feedback whisps & pitched down piano chimes signal a demon-chorus trapped within the echoplex ...), and “docment of the long white line(absolutely zonked mix of small-band instrumental scoring and the sort of “atom”-lineage crude electronic fuh that matsuo ono & takehisa kosugi got up to around the same time) ...

of all of the early electronic music reissue programs i rave about on this site, i’m starting to feel that this series is the most consistently rewarding ; not a dull moment on this one ... highly recommended !!!
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obscure tape music of japan vol.7
joji yuasa "music for experimental films" (cd)
publisher: omega point archive series (opa-007)

many avant-garde composer had made sound tracks for experimental film maker toshio matsumoto. this cd consists of joji yuasa's three musique concrete works for his 60-70's short films - broken meaningless words of "andy warhol : re-reproduction", electronic sound and collage with chamber orchestra for obscure an earliest work "document of the long white line" and strange concrete sound of "autonomy".

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about the works joji yuasa

all the music here was composed for the film, yet for the experimental films, directed by toshio matsumoto. i have been convinced that the roll of music for film must be accompanished always displaying with images. consequently the music here is a sort of incomplete one as independent music. however, none th e less i think that this cd shows a document how and what i had tried co explore in the field of film music in 60's and 70's

andy warhol: re-reproduction 1

as the title shows, music also is made through the technique of "re-reproduction". materials are meaningless words such as interjections and conjunctions and the like, in english. begins with modulated and disrorted words through electronic means and gradually it becomes ro clear words which still are not making sense.

autonomy

images are surging white sea waves and sky with impossible colors. for example, blue sky is dark red, white roaring heads of waves are green, blue water is yellow and so on. the gradations of monochrome film are distributed one by one to different colors.

music is totally composed as music concrete, with metamorphosed sound from inside playing piano, voice, bird's voice, sound of steel spring, etc..

document of the long white line 2

this film was made as pr film of kansai electric company with no naration at all but with only images and sound: music. music consists of both music concrete sound and the instrumental composition played by chamber orchestra. the portion of music concrete was made at the recording studio of the nichiei shinsha for almost 20 days, in which all possible technique of tape manipulation at that time are used with metamorphosed sound of concret sounds, 'collage' of the readymade music, sound of sonor, the steam whistle at the queen mary and some electronic sound, etc ..

the portion of chamber orchestra is composed through twelve-cone technique which is rare among my compositions.

1: this work is on toshio matsumoto's "experimental film works 1961-1987" (3dvdbox, uplink factory uld242).
2: this long-missing work was found recently and is possesed by kawasaki city museum.

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sub rosa (belgium) #sr 270 cd

anthology of noise & electronic music / fifth a-chronology 1920-2007” double compact disc set

  • rogelio sosa - vinylika (7:02) 2003
  • christian galaretta - maranon (part vi) (10:27) 2004
  • li chin sung aka dickson dee - shame (4:57) 1994-2007
  • francois-bernard mache - prelude (5:28) 1959
  • richard maxfield - pastoral symphony (4:01) 1960
  • wolf vostell - elektronicher de-colagge. happening raum. (3:00) 1968
  • charlemagne palestine - seven organism study (7:53) 1968
  • andre boucourechilev - texte 2 (4:36) 1959
  • helmut lachenmann - scenario (12:30) 1965
  • alireza mashayekhi - shur, op.15 (6:28) 1966
  • claude ballif - points, mouvements (10:14) 1962

  • mauricio kagel - antithese (9:21) 1962
  • vladimir mayakovsky - and would you? (0:32) 1920
  • raoul hausmann - fmsbw (recorded by henri chopin) (0:45) 1918
  • gil joseph wolman - megapneumies, mars 1963 (4:54) 1963
  • leo kupper - electro-poeme (5:54) 1963-1970
  • josef anton riedl - leonce und lena (2:17) 1963
  • sten hanson + henri chopin - tete a tete (5:08) 1973
  • dajuin yao - satisfaction of oscillation (9:27) 1997
  • pere ubu - sentimental journey (7:01) 1978
  • ground zero - live 1992 (1:01) 1992
  • masonna / yamazaki "maso" takushi - spectrum ripper (part i-ii-iii) (3:32) 1996-1997
  • sutcliffe jugend - blind ignorance (5:39) 2007
  • club moral - l'enfer est intime (6:32) 1985
  • dub taylor - lumiere (part i) (17:11) 1972
january 2008 release ; the fifth volume of this ongoing series of double-disc compilations collecting newly unearthed/discovered/licensed gems from the assorted back alleyways of early electronic music with contemporary offerings from a current crop of like-minded electronic music practitioners ...

for this volume the (many) highlights include françois-bernard mâche’s “prélude,” wolf vostell’s “elektronicher dé-collage,” helmut lachenmann’s “scenario,” and from the more recent end of the spectrum a particularly nice blast from maso yamazaki & a bit of gristle from legendary early uk noise act sutcliffe jügend ...

given the purview of mms; these compilations are becoming something of a yearly festival - much in here to be excited about, thanks to the hard work of sub rosa’s guy-marc hinant. highly recommended, of course; and not just this most recent volume (the prior four all contain a veritable king’s ransom in early electronic music gold...)
sub rosa press release ::
an anthology of noise & electronic music vol. 5 - fifth a-chronology 1920-2007

charlemagne palestine, père ubu, sutcliffe jügend, li chin sung aka dickson dee, alireza mashayekhi, rogelio sosa, christian galaretta, françois-bernard mâche, richard maxfield, wolf vostell, andré boucourechliev, helmut lachenmann, claude ballif, mauricio kagel, vladimir mayakovsky, raoul hausmann, gil joseph wolman, léo kupper, josef anton riedl, sten hanson + henri chopin, dajuin yao, ground zero, masonna, club moral, dub taylor

digipack 2 cd + 50 pages booklet
sr270

here i am, for the fifth time, facing this impossible task no one has asked me to do. how can one bring together the history of electronic and concrete music to the history of noise music? for this volume, i want to highlight pieces illustrating a technique (claude ballif's points,mouvements), a country (shur, op. 15 by alireza mashayekhi), a studio (helmut lachenmann at the ipem), there are also historic (françois bernard mâche's prélude), and radical (spectrum ripper by masonna) works that have ripped apart ancient definitions. all this organized with internationalism in mind and, for once, a focus on the voice - not as sung words, their traditional facet in music (from pop songs to lieder and operas), but as the word itself, recited, distorted, rendered abstract or disaggregated and screamed (the incantation so often a part of rock and noise music).

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ri be xibalba (usa) #bixobal 5 mag
bixobal (usa) #bixobal 5 mag

bixobal number 5 • october 2008” magazine

  • the no-neck blues band's dave nuss recalls his time with the source family
  • vancouver noise band tunnel canary by allan macinnis
  • a remembrance of noggin violin player michael griffen
  • a feature on the belgian group onde
  • a feature on the new label assophon
  • rob millis, waxing on about the preciousness of shellac
  • eric lanzillotta's reviews of vinyl, compact discs, and books
  • patrick marley's column nickels and dimes
fifth issue of bixobal ; released on the first anniversary on the magazine’s existence ... i’d like to take this time out to commend eric and co. on their hard work ; this magazine is filling a vast void untouched by the majority of contemporary music publications (plus, let’s face it, we’re all tired of reading about fringe music only on the internet) ...

articles on/by onde, noggin’s michael griffen (rip), dave nuss & the source family (i.e. father yod / ya ho wa 13), assophon records, climax golden twinsrob millis, etc ... as always, mandatory reading.
ri be xibalba press release ::
bixobal is a magazine published by ri be xibalba

issue 5 is out now and includes:

the no-neck blues band's dave nuss recalls his time with the source family which led to the first yahowa 13 performance in new york city and their new lp. as much about dave's experiences throughout this and how it brought him into the family, as about discovering the wealth of their archives and continuing energy.

an extensive interview with reformed vancouver noise band tunnel canary by allan macinnis. allan speaks not only to the leader of the group, nathan holiday, but also tunnel canary members past and present mya mayhem, ebra ziron, and dave sheftel about their intense performances, early influences, their specially altered instruments, life and musical philosophy, and the different reactions in the early 1980s and now, matched with photos from their recent live shows and one from the archives.

a remembrance of noggin violin player michael griffen by his friend aaron gorseth.

a feature on the belgian group onde featuring former members of noise-maker's fifes; supplemented by photographs taken on tour by dan burke of illusion of safety

a feature on the new label assophon, home to the sea donkeys, spider trio and factums with photographs by mark sullo.

rob millis, waxing on about the preciousness of shellac while discussing the drive to recycle that raw material in the war years and the price that artifacts from that time can command.

eric lanzillotta's reviews of vinyl, compacts discs, and books, both new and old by bill bissett, bob cobbing, helena espvall & masaki batoh, malcolm goldstein, the howling hex, dieter schnebel, and "radio mynamar (burma)".

patrick marley's column nickels and dimes focusing on american tapes and drunjus.

56 pages, 5.5" by 8.5", 20 lb. paper, b&w, approximately 800 copies printed

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