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Monday, December 22, 2014

Kenneth Gaburo ‎
"Lingua II: Maledetto"


LP, CRI, 1974

Kenneth Gaburo (1926-1993) was an American composer best known
as a champion of compositional linguistics. His works focused primarily
on the voice and the musical qualities found in language. He established 
a publishing company called Lingua Press that centered on language and 
music in which he, amongst other things, experimented with electronic
music as a means to produce a more specific universal language. With
"Lingua II: Maledetto", his use of layered, non-processed voice sought
to do just that - having released treated vocal experiments previously,
this work rethinks and presents the voice in terms of its physiological 
impact, acoustical qualities, and structural linguistical (words as sound) 
meaning, the results being somewhat akin to non-treated Tape Music.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Vladimir Ussachevsky
& Otto Luening ‎
"Tape Music: An Historic Concert"


LP, Desto, 1968

1968 LP release of a 1952 Tape Music performance 
(perhaps the first of its kind in the US?) at the Museum 
Of Modern Art in New York. It was at this time that 
John Cage was assembling what would become the 
most famous Tape Music piece, Williams Mix, which  
would make its first public performance in March of 1953.
Side b features modern classical compositions by Luening.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rune Lindblad ‎
"Predestination"


LP, Proprius, 1975

Lindblad was a Swedish visual artist and an avant garde composer 
whose involvement with the first public performance of musique concrete 
in Sweden in 1957 lead to demands for refunds by the audience, and the 
infamous review of the concert being "pure torture" by critics. This LP 
was oddly released by a mostly religious oriented label, which might 
explain the title and confusing cover art ("modern" music was a bit of a 
trend by this point, so it's little wonder even the church set were attempting 
to make some money from it... one can only wonder what the regular 
audience of this labels releases thought when they first heard it, though...). 
This release is comprised solely of minimal synthesizer workouts ranging
between stripped back Kosmisch squelch fests and icy drone pieces, most
of which would sound perfectly at home on a diy nu new age cassette 
release of the past 10 years, or so. Thanks to the mighty and sorely missed  
Mutant Sounds blog where this was found several years ago.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Maja Ratkje
"Teip"


3'', Ambolthue, 2007

From label:
"This is the content of Maja's analogue dictaphone 
that's been with her on concerts, around the world 
and with her in the studio for the last years." 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014