back in stock as of
february 16th, 2010
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december 11th, 2006
|spooky action (usa) #spooky action no. 1 cd|
axolotl “telesma” compact disc
- telesma (14:24)
- vril (9:20)
- apergy (4:36)
- quintessence (9:17)
- astral light (1:24)
|late 2006 release from karl bauer, aka axolotl, the debut release on mms customer michael ferrer’s spooky action imprint (way to go michael !!!)|
i haven’t had the pleasure of hearing all to much axolotl - frankly i’d always lumped him in with the no-fun crowd; lo-fi microphone/pedal-noise ... but that assumption turns out to be way off ... this is cosmos-penetrating full-frequency, musical-mind-at-work stuff, closer in spirit to intrepid live-electronic “travellers” such as takehisa kosugi (in fact the violin is one of bauer’s “axes”)
this is absolutely bowling me over; getting at some hard-to-reach places and getting out, quickly and cleanly ... godammit now i have to go back and find all of this guy’s micro-edition releases (#@#$#) ; highly recommended !!!
|spooky action press release...|
|at excruciatingly long last:|
spooky action no. 1
|it is true without lying, certain and most true. that which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of the only thing. and as all things have been and arose from one by the mediation of one, so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation. the sun is its father; the moon its mother; the wind hath carried it in its belly; the earth is its nurse. the father of all perfection in the whole world is here. its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth. separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, sweetly with great industry. it ascends from the earth to the heavens and again it descends to the earth and receives the force of things superior and inferior. by this means you shall have the glory of the whole world and thereby all obscurity shall fly from you. its force is above all force, for it vanquishes every subtle thing and penetrates every solid thing. so was the world created. from this are and do come admirable adaptations, whereof the process is here in this. hence am i called hermes trismegistus, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world. that which i have said of the operation of the sun is accomplished and ended.|
- the emerald tablet (isaac newton, trans.)
five stellar pieces with new attention to structural detail and emotional depth.
presented in stunning foil-stamped sleeves, in an edition of 500 cd's.