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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