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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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Friday, December 26, 2014

Daniel Kientzy
"Musiques Contemporaines
Pour Saxophones"

CD, Adda, 1988

Sax and effects interpretations of compositions
by Stockhausen, Berio, Scelci and others.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

VA ‎
"Electronic Music"

LP, Turnabout, 1966

Excellent mid 60's LP collection of truly out electronic 
pieces by Andres Lewin-Richter, Ilhan Mimaroglu, Tzvi 
Avni, and Walter Carlos. Thanks to the Anti-Gravity Bunny
blog whose old version I snagged this release from in 2009.

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A notable fan of this record...


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hans Koch
& Gaudenz Badrutt

File, [ds&e], 2012

27 minute audience bootleg "release" of Koch and Badrutt 
deftly maneuvering through engaging, minimal  EAI terrain 
via saxophone and laptop. This set was recorded live in Dec
2012 at the Micro Festival in Paris.

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web Hans Koch
web Gaudenz Badrutt

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 ‎

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

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

Friday, December 12, 2014

John Cage
& Lejarlen Hiller

File, Issue Project Room, 2014

"HPSCHD, John Cage and Lejaren HIller’s legendary Gesamtkunstwerk is a mass media orgy, considered by many as the wildest, largest, and loudest musical composition of the 20th century. In this conversation, David Weinstein hosts three participants in the 2013 restaging in New York: composer/curator Nick Hallett, filmmaker Bradley Eros, and Cage collaborator/composer Joel Chadabe, along with Cage specialist/composer Ron Kuivila. The program is interspersed with excerpts from a production of HPSCHD at the Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, June 11, 2008."

Read more about HPSCHD >here<.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Odd Clouds ‎
"The Cavernous End"

LP, Ypsalanti, 2006

This is a fun, weird, genuine freak folk record
which is amongst their best work, imho.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Single Sided LP, Qbico, 2008

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