Monday, February 28, 2011
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CS, Valley Of The Sun Publishing, 1982
Grabbed this from the super coo-l crystalvibrations blog that
specializes in releases from the 70's/80's new age movement.
Most new age releases are fairly obscure as the movement peaked
about 30 years ago, but it didn't disappear entirely. A by product of
New Age was the built in cottage industry of musicians producing
what amounted to high grade cheese in the form of sustained synth
pads accompanied by the ever present sound of water. What kind?
Splashing, running, raining water. However, that wasn't the case
on this release. What the listener is treated to on "Hypnogogic Sound/
Vibration Tape" is rumbling. About an hour of it to go with the tape
hiss. Ah yes, transcendental hiss. A journey of self discovery on
waves of rumble and hiss. So basically its sound is pretty much in
step with a lot of stuff I have posted on the blog here, already. I
could have labeled this as an old American Tapes release by any of
artists on that label and it would've seemed right in place. Nuts.
Friday, February 25, 2011
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Sunday, February 20, 2011
LP, Senufo Editions, 2010
Senufo Editions is a limited edition label focusing
on sound art and modern composition run by the
Italian composer Giuseppe Ielasi. It's releases are
always high quality across the board, and this oop
LP by Seth Nehil, the soundtrack to the stage
performance piece Bandage a Knife, is no exception.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
CDr, Creel Pone, 2005
Recorded in Paris in 1971 and originally released that same year
on the Philips Records ultra bad ass Prospective 21e Siècle series.
Screwy-louie synth jams from well before most of our births onto
this planet. I view this record and those like it at the time as the
evil, step child counterpart to the popular Switched On Bach Lps.
Friday, February 18, 2011
LP, Multhipla, 1979
Czech Fluxus artist Milan Knížák (b. 1940) started experimenting with vinyl records in the 1960's by warping, altering or otherwise destroying them to create new sound sources. He is noted as having developed his techniques a number of years before the better known vinyl artist, Christian Marclay. Knížák has been the director of the National Gallery in Prague since 1999. Like damn.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
CD, Junior Meat, 1999
Aufgehoben's first album where the rock to
noise ratio was leaning a bit more towards
rock. Not standard riff rock, mind you.
Despite that, it still manages to get
quite loud a la their later releases.
Labels: Artist: Aufgehoben
Sunday, February 13, 2011
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LP, Creel Pone, 2006
More Creel Pone goodness from American Tod
Dockstader who originally released these 20 odd
tracks on the Boosey & Hawkes label in 1979.
Meant for soundtracks, these two minute pieces
foretold the near future of minimal synth music.
Simon Reynolds of the Wire wrote a piece on
Creel Pone that should shed some light on the
(now defunct) labels story.