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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)

    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".


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.


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...)
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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

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.
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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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