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 best of 2014 !!! 
tummy tapes (germany) #tummy vu lp

the velvet undergroundlegendary guitar amp tapes vol. 1” long playing record

  • foggy notion
  • i can’t stand it
  • jesus

  • beginning to see the light
  • run run run
... lovely vinyl issue of this mythical artifact, literally, a recording made (mostly) on the third day (march 15th, 1969) of a three-day boston tea party (represent) residency by placing a microphone directly in front of lou reed’s (and only lou reed’s) guitar amp ... which is pretty much the only thing really audible throughout :: lou’s obnoxious shredding & freedom-laced flights of six-string terror ... simply amazing ...
tummy tapes press release ::
velvet underground
legendary guitar amp tapes vol. 1
tummy tapes / no matrix

recorded through a microphone jammed in the back of lou reed's amp right around the release of their third album, the legendary guitar amp tapes are formidable in their unadulterated rock and roll fire and fury and a revelation for anyone who hasn’t paid close attention to reed’s dynamic guitar playing which in this set is a monolithic roar, a pulverizing electronic kaiju (strange beast) grinding the whole universe into pebble and sand.

paste-on covers.

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july 22nd, 2014


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electro-acoustic-composition
modern-composition

alga marghen (italy) #alga vocson87 lp

anton bruhin11 heldengesänge und 3 gedichte” long playing record

  • prolog
  • tember gordas
  • fonka gersu
  • argons tod am leman
  • signal
  • alwarts neigungen

  • naskan
  • tagorli froil
  • balgus ambambalgus
  • zichtels wunsch
  • gankwast
  • de mudge

    - drei gedichte 1
    - drei gedichte 2
    - drei gedichte 3
    - finale
june 2014 release ; ... originally issued in 1977 by the adolf hürlimann verlag as a double 10art edition”, this set of sound poetry (with errant harmonica and, oddly, trombone playing by radu malfatti) cut-ups (also, incidentally, recorded by bruno spoerri in zürich) has remained the most elusive of bruhin’s recorded output, now issued in its entirety via alga marghen’s vocson series ...
alga marghen press release ::
a n t o n   b r u h i n
"11 heldengesänge und 3 gedichte"
(cat no. plana-b 25vocson087)
lp record

edition limited to 350 copies

11 heldengesänge und 3 gedichte" was privately published by anton bruhin in 1977 as a luxury 2x10" box. this unique and imaginistic sound poetry work has been issued on lp by alga marghen for the vocson series and is now available for distribution for the first time ever.

it's a sound poem which takes us into a medieval world of minstrels and errant knights, a phantasmagoria in text and sound. it is also a modern document of the not-yet-existing electronic sampling art in the 1970s.

anton bruhin wrote:

in the heldengesänge i conceived each hero speaking a different invented dialect and coming from a different fictional geographical region. i also wanted to give each hero his own music as a companion. i have used various musical materials and played a variety of instruments, but also taken parts from existing musics and manipulated them.

like an anthropologist anton bruhin presents this fictional culture inventing its language and music as well as drawing its objects… a hat, a cup, an arm, a flag, a wurst… everyday-life artifacts from an ancient time catalogued with scientific precision. in "11 heldengesänge und 3 gedichte", a masterpiece by anton bruhin, all is artificial and nothing is real… exactly like in our contemporary world.

edition limited to 350 copies, including a large lp-size folded insert with the full heldengesänge and gedichte texts as well as a selection of original graphic works.

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july 22nd, 2014


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plunder-phonic
live-electronic
1950s-electronic
1960s-electronic

alga marghen (italy) #alga vocson85 lp

maurice lemaîtrepoémes et musiques lettristes et hyperphonie” long playing record

  • quattre lettries sur des themes rock

    - demos
    - soas seti sok e sepli
    - take diki dok
    - hh hh hh

  • lettre rock
  • epitre a tristan tzara
  • i wanna go home mister
  • marche des grands barbares blancs
  • salut a velemir khlebnikov
  • valse japonaise
  • l'equipee sauvage
  • improvisation
  • roxana

  • l'arrivee des lettristes a bruxelles
  • le depart des lettristes a bruxelles
  • l'alcove
  • l'ascension du phenix m.b.
june 2014 release ; ... a selection of recordings (some gorgeous / manic tape-collage & early plunderphonic experiments) ranging from 1953 to 1968 made by the lettrism architect, including his pieces from the 1971phonetische poesie” compilation, the “futura: poesia sonora” box on cramps, the “audio by visual artiststellus tape, and much more ...
alga marghen press release ::
m a u r i c e   l e m a i t r e
poémes et musiques lettristes et hyperphonie
(cat no. plana-l 24vocson085)
lp record

edition limited to 240 copies

alga marghen proudly presents an exceptionally wild sonic art and poetry document, maurice lemaître poémes et musiques lettristes et hyperphonie recorded between 1952 and 1968.

what does lemaître contribute to the isouian poetic creation? what… music as background to “lettries”? these are heretic hyperphonies forming such a specific corpus in the lettric sphere. neither isou, nor pomerand, dufrêne, wolman, or spacagna achieved what lemaître did… lemaître dares the unthinkable: neo-yéyé rhythmic muzak destroyed by "lettries" disseminated with the biggest care.

one more treasure: the very "pop music" oriented lemaître with his "i wanna go home mister" blues, here in a version with a borderline insane companion: isidore isou. never a bluesman, thanks only to his irradiant genius, has ever been such a stoned sideman as isou.

this record includes an improvisation held at the museum of modern art, paris, 1961, in the context of a reading by isidore isou. also included on this lp is a previously unreleased torrid "concerto" titled "l'alcove" for a lettrist male chorus and female solo orgasms, followed by "l'ascension du phénix m.b.", a sound collage from 1967 (predating more than 10 years m.b. first primitive concrete music assemblages under the name sacher pelz). no need of yoko ono's loops for another "revolution 9"… one year before lemaître cuts the tape with a scalpel, leaving the cuts exposed: home revolution in between two manifestos and three hypergraphic paintings.

offer yourself the joy of listening to these recordings that alas lemaître, whose hearing stops  precisely at 250hz, can no longer have the pleasure to taste.

edition limited to 240 copies, with liner notes by frederic acquaviva and a fantastic front cover drawing by maurice lemaître.

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july 22nd, 2014


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psych-prog
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black sweat (italy) #bs 010 lp

futuro anticos/t” long playing record

  • ao - ao
  • schirak

  • uata aka
  • futuro antico
... reissue of this 1980new age” tape from italy, a kind of synth-flute synergy that, at its best, reminds of alvin curran, eduard artemiev, or terry riley ...
black sweat press release ::
futuro antico - s/t
bs010

for the first time on vinyl this obscure gem of the italian project futuro antico, released just on tape in 1980, this record contains the hypnotic session of walter maioli (aktuala) and riccardo sinigaglia. analog and warm sounds, a perfect mix of drone synth and ancient flutes (found in oriental countries) gives you the idea to fly on a spaceship towards some exotic sites. this records terribly remember the astonishing live köln jam of terry riley and don cherry, the comparison fits!

limited edition of 300 copies, this reissue maintains the first tape artwork + info and photos in the innerfolder.

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july 22nd, 2014


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black sweat (italy) #bs 009 lp

futuro anticodal primitivi all’elettronica” long playing record

  • eco raga
  • piano synt
  • sinikorò kumà

  • concrete music - oa oa
  • suoni naturali - ladak - tagu tamu
... reissue of the band’s second outing, initially issued on lp in 1980 on casal gajardo ... some nice moments (esp. the giuseppe morocchi -esque “piano synt” ; listen to the sound-sample) ...
black sweat press release ::
futuro antico - dai primitivi all’elettronica
bs009

an outstanding raga-like drone lp with a distinctive cosmic vibe, futuro antico was a short living collaboration between the two italian walter maioli (aktuala), riccardo sinigaglia and gabin dabiré (from burkina faso). the synthesis between ancient, ethnic and analog electronic music is just perfect, the minimalist repetition with slight changes gives associations of a slow growth; cyclic repetition gives the listener an opportunity to discover the sounds, to meditate, to go into the music, join the same journey trough ancient, primitive cultures and modern electronic soundscapes.

originally released in 1980, the sound is completly analog and warm, this 300 copies reissue maintain the first tape artwork + info and photos.

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halatern, etc. (italy) #hte 003 lp

tom carternuminal entry” long playing record

  • in us

  • numinous
june 2014 release ; ... fantastic 2014 solo voyage from charalambidestom carter (he’s long overdue ; by my count this is the first since the “dance from which all dances come” lp on wholly other, 2009) ...

... starting with a side-length fully rectified blow-out of epic proportions ... but by the b-side the surge has subsided, leaving a more iterative cloud of looped figures that’s, simply, sublime (listen to the sound-sample) ...
halatern, etc. press release ::
t o m   c a r t e r
"numinal entry"
 (halatern, c. mesomelas)
hte003

edition of 300 copies

in some hirsute + spectacled (as well as oft besotted) circles, the storied ramble of american guitarist tom carter requires no introduction. of late, his kazuyuki k. null meets franco falsini excursionary instrumentalism has taken on an increased luminosity, due in no small part to some unexpected time spent at a certain house on the borderland. in his own words:

information-inscribed ribbons unravel from a spool spinning into relaxed entropy. floating smoke-scrap phrases dissolve before the awakening namer; whispers of causation refute a dozen irreal plot lines, showering text onto re-emergent reality as a deeper narrative retreats to a place hidden from scrutiny.

i am awake, and you are here with me.

holding our hands before our eyes we stare skyward, light leaking through our fingers, rays shift and rearrange as we flex our fingers. the beams emanate from within, not without; the light pours out of our eyes, animating all we see, bearing the unbearable heat in us.

these memories intertwine with "reality" in a way that's impossible to parse. one night not so long after my return, i attempted to transcribe them in the only sensical way, via degenerating melodic and harmonic arcs, free of the inevitable collapse of language. these recordings are the result.

the recordings he speaks of comprise numinal entry, the second lp released by halatern, etc. (in conjunction with kyle eyre clyd’s pale dawn creeps lp). the sounds contained therein offer a glimpse of something slightly outside of living experience, something slowly holy, + something eternal.

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july 22nd, 2014


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live-electronic
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analogue-synth

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halatern, etc. (italy) #hte 001 lp

kyle eyre clydpale dawn creeps” long playing record

  • sun rises on a prescient sky
  • smoking blood
  • revel in the storm
  • god pissed the street

  • the creep
  • peter's swine
  • a.t.o.a.h. (night shift)
... debut release on this new alga marghen sub-label overseen by the no-neck blues band’s keith connolly, covering a set of cracked-electronic recordings assembled kylepenny royaleclyde, as associate of dylanisa christhay’s w/ a couple of discs & tapes for trepanner under her belt ...

... seriously eye / ear-opening stuff, reminiscent of so manyprivatelive electronic releases from the 70’s & 80’s (michel waisvisz’ “crackle” & jean-marc foussat’s “abbatage” come to mind) yet decidedly rooted in the “no funmilieu ...
halatern, etc. press release ::
k y l e   e y r e   c l y d
"pale dawn creeps"
 (halatern, c. aureus)
hte001

edition of 300 copies

is it the sight of death, the thought of saying? what sinks us deeper into melancholy: sexual incompleteness or its spastic conclusion? what seems to line our life with satin? what brings the rouge to both our cheeks? loneliness, emptiness, worthlessness, grief...each is an absence in us. we have no pain, but we have lost all pleasure, and the lip that meets our lip is always one half of our own. our state is exactly the name of precisely nothing, and our memories, with polite long faces, come to view us and to say to one another that we never looked better; that we seem at last at peace; that our passing was—well—sad—still—doubtless for the best (all this in a whisper lest the dead should hear)
 
-william gass, from "on being blue"

kyle clyd is of an orphaned ascendancy, more geeshie wiley or anne gillis than any of her visible peers. in talking about pale dawn creeps, her debut full length, she refers a kind of blues, itself perhaps a mercurial essence resigned to antiquity:

to believe that the bits of paper in your pocket have real value or to take the word for the thing itself is the “unpardonable sin” of the new testament. those guilty are condemned to blackness. black manifests in the instant the accusatory finger is lifted, or guilty hand raised, but blue is not so easily won… blue is not a second coming, but it's denial—our shortcomings hovering in the dead air of judgment’s lag.

while certainly not blues in the traditional (read: idiomatic) sense, pale dawn creeps’ depth-of-shallows abstraction belies an unmistakable lyricism + almost sing-song vacancy that is something of a cipher, asking where, when it has all been said, do songs really come from?

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live-electronic
musique-concrète
site-specific

hospital productions (usa) #hos 412 lp

alessandro cortinisonno” double long playing record set

  • rovine
  • voltaggio solitario
  • dell’influenza

  • passatempo
  • di passaggio

  • variabile
  • e del controllo

  • fantasma modulazione
  • rinascimento
july 2014 release ; ... intriguing experiment w/ lucier-styled room-tone interferences & process-music(s) from alessandro, consisting of a series of stray roland mc-202 sequences captured “dans le ciel” with a dictaphone & accompanied by assorted non-musical sound-sources ...
hospital productions press release ::
alessandro cortini - sonno
2xlp gatefold

alessandro cortini is best known as the lead electronics performer in nine inch nails’ live unit. his recordings under his own name have gained prominence in recent years and he has become known as one of the pre-eminent buchla masters in north america. cortini makes a surprising departure into the 202 on his debut album for hospital productions - sonno.
sonno was recorded in hotel rooms, using a roland mc 202 through a delay pedal, recorded direct, sometimes into a small portable speaker system.

i liked to walk around the room with a handheld recorder to hear where the sequence would sound better, turn on faucets, open doors or windows to see how the ambient sounds would interact with the mc 202/delay/speaker sound. it was very relaxing and liberating to make music this way...

the result is a beautifully restrained yet oddly emotive album that’s quite distinct from the overly academic approach so often undertaken by hardware driven devotees.

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live-electronic
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site-specific

hospital productions (usa) #hos 412 cd

alessandro cortinisonno” compact disc

  • rovine (7:30)
  • voltaggio solitario (3:58)
  • dell’influenza (3:55)
  • passatempo (6:34)
  • di passaggio (4:52)
  • variabile (7:32)
  • e del controllo (8:00)
  • fantasma modulazione (5:14)
  • rinascimento (4:38)
july 2014 release ; ... intriguing experiment w/ lucier-styled room-tone interferences & process-music(s) from alessandro, consisting of a series of stray roland mc-202 sequences captured “dans le ciel” with a dictaphone & accompanied by assorted non-musical sound-sources ...
hospital productions press release ::
alessandro cortini - sonno
cd

alessandro cortini is best known as the lead electronics performer in nine inch nails’ live unit. his recordings under his own name have gained prominence in recent years and he has become known as one of the pre-eminent buchla masters in north america. cortini makes a surprising departure into the 202 on his debut album for hospital productions - sonno.
sonno was recorded in hotel rooms, using a roland mc 202 through a delay pedal, recorded direct, sometimes into a small portable speaker system.

i liked to walk around the room with a handheld recorder to hear where the sequence would sound better, turn on faucets, open doors or windows to see how the ambient sounds would interact with the mc 202/delay/speaker sound. it was very relaxing and liberating to make music this way...

the result is a beautifully restrained yet oddly emotive album that’s quite distinct from the overly academic approach so often undertaken by hardware driven devotees.

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july 22nd, 2014


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trost (austria) #trost jbx 001 ep

mats gustafsson / albert oehlenjukebox-series 001” seven inch single record

  • riot in brain cell nr. 9

  • dirty g-string boogie
... first releasein this series of “jukeboxoutings from the austrian trost label, pitting germanfree radical” visual artist albert oehlen (red krayola member, martin kippenberger associate, etc.) against swedish reedsman mats gustafsson ...
trost press release ::
single 001: mats gustafsson with albert oehlen.

trost loves 7"s, and have therefore started a new series: trost jukebox series, specially for one-time collaborations & projects. the paper-sleeve stays the same, the labels are changing, and there's artwork by lasse marhaug.

one-time pressing, with two scheduled singles per year.

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july 22nd, 2014


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trost (austria) #trost 130 lp

akira sakata / johan berthling / paal nilssen-lovearashi” long playing record

  • arashi (storm)
  • ondo no huna-uta (rower's song of ondo)

  • dora
  • fukushima no ima (fukushima now)
... essentially a trio date led by the storied japanese saxophonist akira sakata, whose fleet fires (& occasion spoken / blurted rants) mesh in alternating energies w/ the pick-up rhythm section of norwegian power-house drummer paal nilssen-love & tape / fire! member johan berthling on bass ...
trost press release ::
sakata / berthling / nilssen-love
arashi
tr130 lp

akira sakata - alto saxophone, clarinet, voice
johan berthling - double bass
paal nilssen-love - drums & percussion
 
legendary japanese musician akira sakata (active in various groups since the early 70s, with brötzmann, o’rourke, hijokaidan, etc) teams up with berthling of fire and nilssen-love of the thing

cover image by sagaki keita (distortion 9)

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trost (austria) #trost 124 cd

peter brötzmann / sonny sharrockwhatthefuckdoyouwant” compact disc

  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 1 (3:31)
  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 2 (8:36)
  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 3 (8:14)
  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 4 (8:13)
  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 5 (5:49)
  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 6 (6:30)
  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 7 (4:43)
  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 8 (6:13)
  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 9 (9:46)
  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 10 (6:06)
  • whatthefuckdoyouwant 11 (4:39)
... outside of playing together in bill laswell’s last exit, these two didn’t record much, which makes this recording of a performance at kulturfabrik in esch, luxembourg (a full two years before the only other extant duo recording, made in chicago & issued on okka disk as “fragments”) something of a treat, with the pair absolutelygoing for it” through a tumultuous, 11-segment romp ...
trost press release ::
brötzmann / sharrock
whatthefuckdoyouwant
tr124 cd

peter brötzmann (alto/tenor/bass-saxophone, tarogato)
sonny sharrock (electric guitar).

there is only one prior release existing of brötzmann and sharrock as a duo (vinyl-only on okka disc 2003). this live recording from the archives of peter brötzmann was mixed by lou malozzi in chicago, mastered by martin siewert in vienna.

sonny sharrock was one of the first american free-jazz guitarists. he played in the '60s with miles davis, pharoah sanders, roy ayers and many other greats. his career started again in the beginning of the '80s when he met bill laswell, who hired him to form the free-rock-jazz-noise quartet last exit (with ronald shannon jackson and peter brötzmann) between 1986 and 1990.

german legend peter brötzmann is one of the most outstanding saxophone players in the current international free-jazz scene, continuing to go on tour and release with various musicians.

recorded on march 9, 1987 at jamkulturfabrik in esch/alzette, luxembourg.
drawing and artwork by brötzmann.
design: brötzm/untiet.

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unrock (germany) #unrock 003 lp

hayvanlar alemitwisted souvenirs” long playing record

  • geneva incident (3:40)
  • karecikler dolmadan (3:37)
  • hadron collider twist (2:55)
  • perils of haarlem (4:36)

  • yekermo sew (2:49)
  • horsepaper (5:52)
  • med cezir (4:52)
  • kaptan hayvanlar alemi (5:59)
... lovely set of minimal, contemporary psychedelic guitar-rock (including an inspired cover of mulatu astatke’s “yekermo sew” ; listen to the sound-sample) from this young turkish quartet, the spiritual heirs to mogollar, erkin koray, et.al ...
unrock press release ::
hayvanlar alemitwisted souvenirs lp (unrocklp003)

hayvanlar alemi, led by ozum itez (git) and isik sarihan (percussion), are a group of contemporary musicians from the underground scene of the turkish capital ankara. their genres are psychedelic-, surf- and instrumental rock extraordinaire, flavored with an oriental oeuvre….they released some domestic cds in turkey earlier before their international debut came out on alan bishop’s and hisham mayet’s sublime frequencies label in 2009. “guarana superpower” sold out in only a few weeks.

twisted souvenirs documents a fast-paced development to an elegant, highly complex, genuinely performed melange of the most exotic possible influences. they position themselves close to their roots but open up at the same time to influences from the east and west and beyond. reminiscent of sun city girls´ “torch of the mystics” phase, influences of cambodian retro-rock and electrified thai mor-lam are as deeply anchoraged in their soundcarpet as the glittering guitars from the sahara. hybrid-music galore.

“karecikler dolmadan” once the intro of their latest live set, became one centerpiece of the album. “yekermo sew” a careful new interpretation of the mulatu astakte classic and “geneva incident” are highlights amongst an album where each and every song is unique and recognizable. with a steady hand hayvanlar alemi put pieces together from the global fund and make it a perfect entity. elegant, with discreet gesture: „it's only rock n' roll - and who are you not to like it?” let the music do the talking.

the record is pressed on a decent 140g vinyl by recordindustry in the netherlands and housed in a black poly-lined innersleeve. mastered by peter koerfer.

limited edition pressing of 500 copies.

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cassauna (usa) #sauna 21 cs

ashley paulwhite night” cassette

  • dragon
  • i'm finding you
  • august 10

  • white night
  • goodbyes
  • run the wall
... continuing in her exploration of her chosen palette (bit-reed embouchures, shaahi-baaja, electric guitar, and voice) ashley paul lets loose this six-track suite of extremely minimal figures, with the instruments merely providing the frameworks / narrative events into which the spaces tell the story ...
cassauna press release ::
ashley paul
white night
sauna21 cass

white night is a contemplative new collection of pieces from ashley paul. using prepared guitar, green box, voice and reeds; her unique style lies somewhere between song, space and dissonance. leaving the listener haunted in its closure this cassette was recorded over the course of a year in four cities; brooklyn, boston, london and orlando.

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cassauna (usa) #sauna 20 cs

juan carlos vasquezcollages” cassette

  • collage 1 (after m. mussorgsky)
  • collage 2 (after l.v. beethoven)
  • collage 3 (after e. ysaye)
  • collage 4 "landscape"
  • collage 5 "the acrobat" (after e. satie)

  • collage 6 (after j.s. bach)
  • collage 7 (after f. chopin)
  • collage 8 (after j.s. bach)
  • collage 9 (after j.l. borges)
... laptop transformations of classical music ala ekkehard ehlers, jan jelinek, etc ...
cassauna press release ::
juan carlos vasquez
collages
sauna20 cass

the "collages" are an acclaimed series of experiments conducted by juan carlos vasquez to prove the digital capabilities of tone expansion in a single acoustic instrument. the technique consists in recording original performances of several works by celebrated composers from the past (for solo instruments), and reinventing the audio files de constructing the pieces as a collage, using different and complex kinds of digital audio processes to create a post-modern electroacoustic version of the classical piece. as a result the usual acoustic instrument timber is expanded into deep and rich atmospheres using the entire range of frequencies.

the collages series are also a sonic application of british painter jmw turner' technique to use layers of colours and textures to turn everyday landscape into powerful and expressive oneiric fantasies. past versions were possible thanks to commissions by the westminster and chelsea hospital / museum (uk) in partnership with royal college of music (uk), the arts council through the wiltshire museum (uk), polish artists in london "pail" (uk), the hilltown new music festival (ireland) and the feast 2013

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no label (unknown) #alien city cathode rays lp

alien citycathode rays are on overload” long playing record

  • when everything is too fast, too soon

    alien city (overtura)
    get away
    cathode rays
    information overload
    olden men
    suffer

  • when everything is all wrong

    almost every day
    target area
    keep your cool
    between the lines (ruby’s blues)
    you’re being used
    dirty heaven
... lovely repro of this recently-whispered-about / wasted glam-reggaereal peoplechestnut, equal parts bowie, gary wilson, marc bolan, peter grudzien, the kinks, etc ...

... apparently the brain-child of one john turnbow, “cathode rays are on overload” was found in & around his native seattle starting in 1979, with liners reading thusly ::

alien city was composed over a period of five years. it is a song cycle of epic proportions centering around the incarnation of celestial visitors to this planet. they take youthful bodies with the soul mission off increasing the intelligence of the human race. alas, in their compassionate endeavors they become trapped in the pernicious web of the world and their aim becomes warped and sarcastic. in taking mortal bodies they lose their reference point, their center of gravity, and they eventually become as depraved and stupified as the very people they initially intended to illuminate. there is no story line; no characters are introduced. the work is arranged in four movements.
no label press release ::
alien city
"cathode rays are on overload"

sui generis: not only the amazing duo from argentina & "infinite jest" but surely what we are all in the sound game for. anyone with two east/west northern holes above your bone box nugg is on constant hunt for that jam that has no pre/no post: a creeping isolated "sound being" adrift in a fontad  sea in a lost forgotten world. too rare a task in this 20th century schizo reference recycled derivative genre-based underground? hell yes- but they are around and well well look here: in your greasy mitts is a stone cold monster of sui generis frightening porportions. the mysterious & elusive alien city lp.

info on is nearly nonexistent - seattle, "dog star" label- rumors of tapes: mental institutions: thats about it: but the year 79' adds some hints: froward glam-ish moves, eeerr... "basement" prog- a smart arty trench coat/lip stick cosmic vibe: its all there but its the overall "sheen" is mixed with some of the sharpest hooks known to the no-budget private record outsider dreamer-type. a dateless cousin to the equally weird strange "souvenir album" lp from around the same time/state?? ever made a kinko's (whoops fed ex) run @ midnight and theres a total loner weirdo copying homemade gnostic s ymbols in a unholy ferver? heres' his lp: warts and all. "alien city" nearly has a "killing with capitalism with kindness" sense of song writing: water brain logged obsessive / anxious short vingettes stringed together to paint a picture of the mouths & neon green-gray blood pumping hearts via the "olden men." the lp coms from a universe filled with busy rambling minds in cheap downtown makeup  worried about how to "keep your cool."

hard to really pinpoint where this beast crawled from: but it is as addictive as mainlining a charleston chew and will stick to your soul with equal chewing elastic permanence. the flow on side two "when everything is all wrong" is about as perf as homemade noncommercial catchy brilliance on a  $4 billingsgate budget progressive brilliance can get / this side of yezda urfa. take away your notions of "psych" and "fuzz explosions' and "ego psych" as this is more like seeing a theatre play by a todd rungren obsessed zoner-loner on halloween with nothing but mannequin heads as the audience. if you find the current crop of aussie songsmith smart punx youth trying to write the next "point that thing somewhere else" as dull as the noise cassette your dentist told you to czech out: bury yourself deep inside this claustrophobic world and just see the effect it will seep into the seams of your life.

the maze alien city will draw you into borges style will be one tuff exit, but full of all sorts of outerworldy treasures filled with intimate shaky inexplainable wonders: and at the the very least the minotaur inside is a skinny glasses-type that could end up being more annoying than flesh-eating. should have liner notes by "the killing" series and the previously mentioned david foster wallace... forget the jingoism & not trying to exhort any player but :this isthe strangest date-night lp of 2014. masterpiece theatre indeed.

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blackest ever black (uk) #blackest 007 lp

dalhouswill to be well” double long playing record set

  • first page from justine (1:37)
  • a communion with these people (3:25)
  • function curve (3:17)

  • sensitised to this area (4:05)
  • lovers of the highlands (5:18)
  • four daughters by four women (4:22)
  • her mind was a blank (1:43)

  • transference (4:15)
  • to be universal you must be specific (3:22)
  • someone secure (3:54)
  • entertain the idea (2:56)

  • abyssal plane (4:12)
  • thoughts out of season (4:46)
  • dsm-iii (6:24)
  • masquerading as love (1:08)
... second full-length from the scottish duo of marc dall & alex ander, merging sumptuous clouds of ambience with (slightly) more functional club-fare ala andy stott et.al ...
blackest ever black press release ::
dalhous - will to be well (blackestlp007 2xlp)

distress is a condition not of the body or the brain, but of the mind or self or soul - the thinking and feeling essence of the human being. but we have been tending to deny the existence of this 'self' as an independent, decision-making entity with a nature of its own. we have been denying our own humanity, and identifying ourselves merely with body and brain as rather clever but essentially reactive machines.

will to be well is the new studio album by dalhous, their second for blackest ever black.

this double lp, due to be released on june 30th, reflects writer-producer marc dall’s continued interest in the life and arcana of r.d. laing, but also alludes to more universal and enduring mysteries: the relationships between body and mind, illness and wellness, the physical and the metaphysical.

the fifteen tracks assembled here also showcase the maturation of a uniquely gifted and expressive composer: dall’s stirring, efflorescent melodies and stately harmonic architectures, with their grievously honed simplicity, are a delight: lucid, lyrical, immediate. for all the modernity of dalhous’s approach, the album recalls a bygone era in synthesized and sample-based music, a time when its practitioners were not just set-designers but storytellers too.

will to be well arrives just one year on from the edinburgh-based project’s tenebrous debut, an ambassador for laing, which was released to widespread acclaim in spring 2013: the wire praised "a frequently beautiful music, whose often calm surface belies the powerful currents moving beneath it", while fact called the lp a “wonderfully compelling head-scratcher…opaque, elusive – and fascinating.” nonetheless, a notable shift in tone has occurred in the fourteen months that have elapsed. if ambassador was a tussle between darkness and light that ended in stalemate, with will to be will it seems the light might just be winning.

pieces like ‘transference’ and ‘her mind was a blank’ project a rapturous psychedelic intensity; ‘to be universal you must be specific’ and ‘entertain the idea’ adopt the serene ambient register of recent dalhous ep visibility is a trap; while ‘sensitised to this area’ goes about its business with an almost balearic swagger. but light too can be oppressive: the sun that gives life can also burn, and bleach, and blind. and even amid the endorphin rush of the album’s most ebullient passages, there is the sense of a greater melancholy, an intractable doubt, lurking beneath the surface. am i cured or am i just kidding myself? and what, exactly, is the difference?

this thread of anxiety runs through the titles and imagery of the songs, which refer not only to laing and the anti-psychiatry movement, but to the countless self-help strategies and theories of “wellness” that have proliferated in the last 50 years. those dangerously seductive theories and conjectures that exist in the space between science and mysticism, experiment and ritual, knowledge and intuition.

dalhous’s music is suitably paradoxical, managing to sound at once futuristic and folkloric, both technologically advanced and avowedly pastoral. the elegiac repetitions of ‘a communion with these people’ and the pagan drones of ‘lovers of the highlands’ speak of dall and his studio partner alex ander’s deep connection to the rugged contours of their native scottish landscape, while on four daughters by four women’ and ‘thoughts out of season’ convulsive post-rave rhythms are employed to evoke ancient natural cycles. though will to be well is a less obviously eerie album than its predecessor, dalhous’s nose for the uncanny remains.

in the end, it’s an album about surrender and acceptance – about coming to terms with oneself. the idea that your psychic make-up, your condition, your pathology – whatever it might be - is something to be embraced, not fought or improved. madness is not an illness, but a breakthrough. an essential release of energy.

given the often abstract nature of dall’s inspirations, the music itself has a remarkable precision and clarity. despite the emotional ambiguity, it communicates directly and colorfully. dalhous’s creative process is one of obsessive writing and re-writing, sampling and re-sampling, arranging and re-arranging, but towards a goal of succinct and focussed expression. the production is vivid, pinsharp; nothing in these tracks is vague or half-formed. on the contrary, everything is illuminated; and the music’s most sinister features are hidden in plain sight. will to be well is the real alternative medicine. a defining album from a major young artist. a sane work with disturbing implications.

blackestcd007.
written and produced by marc dall.
engineered by alex ander.
mastered by matt colton at alchemy, london.

release date: june 30th, 2014.

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blackest ever black (uk) #blackest 007 cd

dalhouswill to be well” compact disc

  • first page from justine (1:37)
  • a communion with these people (3:25)
  • function curve (3:17)
  • sensitised to this area (4:05)
  • lovers of the highlands (5:18)
  • four daughters by four women (4:22)
  • her mind was a blank (1:43)
  • transference (4:15)
  • to be universal you must be specific (3:22)
  • someone secure (3:54)
  • entertain the idea (2:56)
  • abyssal plane (4:12)
  • thoughts out of season (4:46)
  • dsm-iii (6:24)
  • masquerading as love (1:08)
... second full-length from the scottish duo of marc dall & alex ander, merging sumptuous clouds of ambience with (slightly) more functional club-fare ala andy stott et.al ...
blackest ever black press release ::
dalhous - will to be well (blackestcd007 cd)

distress is a condition not of the body or the brain, but of the mind or self or soul - the thinking and feeling essence of the human being. but we have been tending to deny the existence of this 'self' as an independent, decision-making entity with a nature of its own. we have been denying our own humanity, and identifying ourselves merely with body and brain as rather clever but essentially reactive machines.

will to be well is the new studio album by dalhous, their second for blackest ever black.

this cd, due to be released on june 30th, reflects writer-producer marc dall’s continued interest in the life and arcana of r.d. laing, but also alludes to more universal and enduring mysteries: the relationships between body and mind, illness and wellness, the physical and the metaphysical.

the fifteen tracks assembled here also showcase the maturation of a uniquely gifted and expressive composer: dall’s stirring, efflorescent melodies and stately harmonic architectures, with their grievously honed simplicity, are a delight: lucid, lyrical, immediate. for all the modernity of dalhous’s approach, the album recalls a bygone era in synthesized and sample-based music, a time when its practitioners were not just set-designers but storytellers too.

will to be well arrives just one year on from the edinburgh-based project’s tenebrous debut, an ambassador for laing, which was released to widespread acclaim in spring 2013: the wire praised "a frequently beautiful music, whose often calm surface belies the powerful currents moving beneath it", while fact called the lp a “wonderfully compelling head-scratcher…opaque, elusive – and fascinating.” nonetheless, a notable shift in tone has occurred in the fourteen months that have elapsed. if ambassador was a tussle between darkness and light that ended in stalemate, with will to be will it seems the light might just be winning.

pieces like ‘transference’ and ‘her mind was a blank’ project a rapturous psychedelic intensity; ‘to be universal you must be specific’ and ‘entertain the idea’ adopt the serene ambient register of recent dalhous ep visibility is a trap; while ‘sensitised to this area’ goes about its business with an almost balearic swagger. but light too can be oppressive: the sun that gives life can also burn, and bleach, and blind. and even amid the endorphin rush of the album’s most ebullient passages, there is the sense of a greater melancholy, an intractable doubt, lurking beneath the surface. am i cured or am i just kidding myself? and what, exactly, is the difference?

this thread of anxiety runs through the titles and imagery of the songs, which refer not only to laing and the anti-psychiatry movement, but to the countless self-help strategies and theories of “wellness” that have proliferated in the last 50 years. those dangerously seductive theories and conjectures that exist in the space between science and mysticism, experiment and ritual, knowledge and intuition.

dalhous’s music is suitably paradoxical, managing to sound at once futuristic and folkloric, both technologically advanced and avowedly pastoral. the elegiac repetitions of ‘a communion with these people’ and the pagan drones of ‘lovers of the highlands’ speak of dall and his studio partner alex ander’s deep connection to the rugged contours of their native scottish landscape, while on four daughters by four women’ and ‘thoughts out of season’ convulsive post-rave rhythms are employed to evoke ancient natural cycles. though will to be well is a less obviously eerie album than its predecessor, dalhous’s nose for the uncanny remains.

in the end, it’s an album about surrender and acceptance – about coming to terms with oneself. the idea that your psychic make-up, your condition, your pathology – whatever it might be - is something to be embraced, not fought or improved. madness is not an illness, but a breakthrough. an essential release of energy.

given the often abstract nature of dall’s inspirations, the music itself has a remarkable precision and clarity. despite the emotional ambiguity, it communicates directly and colorfully. dalhous’s creative process is one of obsessive writing and re-writing, sampling and re-sampling, arranging and re-arranging, but towards a goal of succinct and focussed expression. the production is vivid, pinsharp; nothing in these tracks is vague or half-formed. on the contrary, everything is illuminated; and the music’s most sinister features are hidden in plain sight. will to be well is the real alternative medicine. a defining album from a major young artist. a sane work with disturbing implications.

blackestcd007.
written and produced by marc dall.
engineered by alex ander.
mastered by matt colton at alchemy, london.

release date: june 30th, 2014.

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ees’t (italy) #mb 014 cd
archeomb (italy) #archeomb 014 cd

maurizio bianchiframmenti” compact disc

  • fragment lw 268 (36:40)
  • fragment mw 585 (38:17)
  • psalmos 151 (4:41)
2002 release ... super weird later-era disc of “fragments” ; essentially bianchi channel-surfing on a radio ...
ees’t press release ::
frammenti, i.e. fragments, is the new direction in maurizio bianchi's music. an acoustic-bionic composition for electromagnetic waves and cyclic sonorities. left now are all the indeterminate atmospheres gently fluctuating, in order to reach a more formal and structured work. still dealing with the fragments of our memories made of joy and tribulations, sensations and awareness, aspirations and disappointments, with the carnal and the spiritual assistance.

this new composition, quite as literally as the title suggests, consists of two long sound-collages reminding some of the techniques that mb was using in the late seventies under the name of sacher-pelz. the music is not that brutal diy intensity of analogic treatments, but more a digital version of nowadays oscillating clinic sonorities.

as the author stated: 'those who will have the courage to listen to and investigate it, will remain mentally upright when confronted with the opposition of today's music -- which is so mechanical, hybrid, aseptic, narcotic, obsessive -- while in their heart nothing will be left but the principal fragment, which originated the sonorous universe: the sacredness of infinity!'.

available now in an edition limited to 500 copies.

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ees’t (italy) #mb 013 cd
archeomb (italy) #archeomb 013 cd

maurizio bianchidates” compact disc

  • 4026 b.c.e. (8:25)
  • 2370 b.c.e. (8:14)
  • 1919 b.c.e. (8:31)
  • 5980-84 a.m. (4:16)
  • 5985-89 a.m. (4:15)
  • 5990-94 a.m. (4:18)
  • 5995-99 a.m. (4:52)
  • 6000-04 a.m. (4:46)
  • 6005-09 a.m. (4:53)
  • 6010-14 a.m. (4:11)
  • 6015-19 a.m. (4:54)
  • 6020-24 a.m. (4:19)
  • 60... a.m. (9:21)
2001 release ; the second in the contemporary trilogy inaugurated with “colori” ...
ees’t press release ::
ees't records is happy to announce a further step into the maurizio bianchi new production, a new compact disc which completes the trilogy starting with the previous colori and first day-last day.

this time the author concentrates on time, or the inevitable. a sound counterpointistic journey beginning with the creation of the first human being, in autumn 4026 b.c.e. and passing through the two big planetary cataclysms. then the individual experience of mb himself is investigated, a sort of electro-biography.

the climax of this work is represented by the dramatic collapse describing the imminent destruction of today's society. mb explains that this is not an utopical perspective but those feelings rise from the 'revelator' of all the secrets, the one who knows the future in advance and all the connected events. the creator of the majestic universe and the one to whom all of us will give account when the final war of har-maghedon will break up on 60.. a.m.

will there be any survivor then? hopefully there will be among the listeners of this work who will delight their ears and fill their hearts with the compelling and intense emotional sounds of dates.

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ees’t (italy) #mb 012 cd
archeomb (italy) #archeomb 012 cd

m.b.armaghedon” compact disc

  • 1 (23:33)
  • 2 (23:38)
... the last of the 80’s reissues in the “archeombprogram ; a grim / grisly thump, possibly caused by beating a severed limb on a mattress ...
ees’t press release ::
"armaghedon" (1984) cd: produced and directed by maurizio bianchi, soundtrack to the film with the same title. the most obscure and elusive m.b. output. the original lp was never distributed, most of the copies were destroyed by m.b. after its release.

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ees’t (italy) #mb 011 cd
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m.b.the plain truth” compact disc

  • the plain truth (24:43)
  • m.b. 55 t.d. 56 (24:09)
  • m.b. interview (13:42)
... insanely great washed-out echo-laden cyclic synthesizer filigree, played over a bed of slown-down field recordings made by placing a contact mic inside a hornet’s nest ...
ees’t press release ::
"the plain truth" (1983) cd: all track de-composed by m.b. at mecptyo studio in milano. a very atmospheric records including two long suites titled "the plain truth" and "m.b. 55 t.d. 56". the first sign of m.b. new spiritual orientation marking the end of a very intense period of experimetations. also included is an exclusive interview recorded at radio popolare, milano, on january 1st, 1983.

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ees’t (italy) #mb 010 cd
archeomb (italy) #archeomb 010 cd

m.b.carcinosi” compact disc

  • terzo ciclo (cianotico): carcinosi oswiecim (23:31)
  • quarto ciclo (bionico): carcinosi brezezinka (23:00)
  • untitled (1) (3:55)
  • untitled (2) (8:05)
... the twocarcinositakes are the prescribed (albeit, fantastic) grey washes of tape-munged echo exploration ; but damn, what the hell is going on in the two broken flag compilation tracks (!?) ...
ees’t press release ::
"carcinosi" (1979/1982) cd: this record represents an injection of new, more open-minded and anti-conformist methodologies. a disquieting sound dilutes and coagulates. the structure eludes the listener with minimal variations, treated and filtered synthetical sounds that become new organisms, sound cells analysed under the microscope. also included are two tracks from broken flag's "axis sally" (1983) and "frankenstein juke box" compilation tapes.

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ees’t (italy) #mb 009 cd
archeomb (italy) #archeomb 009 cd

m.b.endometrio” compact disc

  • primo ciclo (anatomico): endometrio (23:33)
  • secondo ciclo (fisiologico): endometrio (22:48)
  • excerpt from cold tape (2:56)
  • excerpt from morder tape (3:09)
  • excerpt from blut tape (1:38)
  • excerpt from technology tape (0:20)
  • excerpt from n.h. tape (1:20)
  • excerpt from das testament (5:55)
... first of the “biologic musicprojects consisting, essentially, of self-remixes of his prior (& future ?) materials in a washed-out, barely discernible state ... includes severalpreviews” of future (& past ?) projects as a “teaser” at the end ...
ees’t press release ::
"endometrio" (1980-81) cd: m.b. takes the distance from the movement of the industrial bruitists, presenting what he calls "biologic music", sounds synthetically produced by the manipulation and transformation of pre-recorded electronic sources.

the pre-apocalyptic music uncompromisingly refuses any kind of neo-avantgardism in order to state the reasons of a profound biological/human and physiologic/evolutive engagement. also included are excerpts from various international compilations on cassette (1980/1983).

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ees’t (italy) #mb 008 cd
archeomb (italy) #archeomb 008 cd

m.b.das testament” compact disc

  • das testament (part one) (20:18)
  • das testament (part two) (23:28)
  • m.b. live at radio popolare, 1/1/83 (excerpt) (29:25)
... as much as i love the two-part 1983das testamentsuite (one of his best o.g.-era outings ; gorgeous grinding electronic excess) the inclusion of a 1983 live-set really makes this an essential purchase ...
ees’t press release ::
the second batch of the complete m.b. reissue program continues, once again issued by ees't (in conjunction with alga marghen) as a series of five separate cds. the cds have been mastered to digital under the supervision of maurizio bianchi himself; each cd features the original artwork, the complete documentation (liner notes, reviews, statements) as well as bonus tracks.

reissue of a private lp edition of 300 copies in 1983. m.b.: electronics, rhythms, neutronic effects. the two suites of das testament were recorded in 1982 and can be included among the most extreme and uncompromising m.b. recordings. once more, maximum electronics.

bonus track for this cd edition: more than 30 minutes of m.b. live, recorded at radio popolare in milan on 1/1/83. a unique event, the first and only m.b. concert and the only time he ever played as a synthesizer duo.

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