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Friday, January 30, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Dinu Petrescu

LP, Electrecord, 1985

Another intense avant garde outing from 1980's Romania, 
this time by Octavian Nemescu contemporary Dinu Petrescu.
After having studied at the famed Internationale Ferienkurse 
fur Neue Musik in Darmstradt, Germany, under the tutelage of 
Stockhausen, Xenakis and Ligeti, the Westdeutscher Rundfunk 
in Cologne, and the Paris Conservatory with Olivier Messiaen,
Petrescu co-founded the electronic laboratory at the Bucharest
Conservatory. "Cosmophony" realizes these influences, via live 
choirs, tape music, synthesizer, percussive elements and electronic 
processing into a sound of modernity from behind the iron curtain.

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Octavian Nemescu ‎
"Gradeatia / Natural"

LP, Electrecord, 1984

An instant favorite on first listen... 
this record is one big exercise in subtly intertwining
drone elements, be it they electronic, strings or vocals.
Side a bridges new age and nu new age with aplomb.
This material would benefit GREATLY from a remaster -
an undertaking which would bring out side b's fascinating
micro interplay that predated the software based lowercase
/microsound styles by over a decade. GREAT modern music.
A streaming/download archive of Romanian avant garde 
composers, including Nemescu, is available >here<.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ned Lagin ‎

CD, Rykodisc, 1990

Despite his lack of fame, Ned Lagin fits the classical definition 
of a renaissance man - artist, photographer, composer, early computer 
visionary, scientist, accomplished musician... perhaps best known as a 
sound engineer and keyboardist for the Gratefull Dead during their early 
70's heyday, Lagin is a pioneer of the use of micro and personal computers 
in live studio and stage performance settings. This release processed the 
source sounds of the GD along with fellow hippie legends David Crosby 
and Grace Slick, amongst others, into a completely different sound world 
only accessible by the technology Lagin was exploring and utilizing, 
resulting in the most unlikely cast of musicians of a release featured 
on the blog, ever, yet perfectly at home here. Wild. I encourage you
to read Lagin's wiki profile linked below, it's interesting stuff!

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Roland Kovac ‎

LP, Selected Sound, 1980

A favorite "library music" release of mine covering all 
sorts of strange solo synth territory that would foreshadow,
amongst other things (a good deal of this release sounds 
like Emeralds), the dystopian detachment of IDM.

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