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  • 01. Eruptions And Evolvements
    02. Lythic
    03. Illusional Frieze
    04. Shivaree
    05. Aeolus
    06. Paraphrenalia
    07. Lyre
    08. Prismatic Forest
    09. Fixation
    10. Glymistry
    11. Fetish
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    ALWIN NIKOLAIS

    Choreosonic Music Of The New Dance Theatre Of Alwin Nikolais

    [engl] Choreosonics was the name of the music for the choreography of Alwin Nikolais - a unique theatre exposition that was described in the late 50s as “the new theatre of shape, motion, light and sound.” In 1953 Nikolais attracted people interested in new art to his dance concerts at the Henry Street Playhouse in New York City. In these con- certs dancers became colourful motivating sources for sculptural shapes; moving in changing atmospheres of light and sound their relationship carefully integrated into a new kind of audiovisual abstract theatre art. The sounds created for this were not con- ceived from traditional music points of view but were designed to share and support the total visual dynamics. Such a creation was possible because of Nikolais’ background as a musician as well as choreographer. At sixteen he was playing piano and organ for the then disappear- ing silent films, improvising and coordinating music four to six hours daily to the dra- matic content of the movie. With this profession obsolete, he turned his skill into accom- paniment for dance. Through this his interests led to his study of percussion accompa- niment and exploration of new sounds. These ideas were stimulated by the kind of dance accompaniment introduced by the famous German dancer, Mary Wigman. This, in turn, induced Nikolais to study dance and ultimately to switch his career from musi- cian to dancer and choreographer. Nikolais was soon heralded as one of the leading figures in modern concert dance, he is credited with bringing about revolutionary ideas opening up new vistas for dance and theatre. Nikolais' activities were centered at the Henry Street Playhouse in New York. His work was created there with his assistant Murray Louis; sound engineer David S. Berlin; artist George Constant and members of his Playhouse Dance Company. All of whom had a hand in the final productions. Performances with names like Prism, Cantos and Totem were met with positive critical view for their multidisciplinary achieve- ments. While his collaboration with Harry Partch on The Bewitched established his name alongside another true maverick of American sound design and forward-thinking composition. Some of Nikolais' dancers were also trained as percussionists who improvised on a curious assortment of sound producing instruments and objects while other dancers worked through the choreography. David Berlin, who assembled and constructed the sound recording equipment, would operate from the sound booth from a window over- looking the stage. Nikolais would direct the experiments and improvising. Within any performance there would be numerous tests of the original sound and their possible electronic conditioning, including many playbacks of short phrases tested to the dancers’ motion. When the sound phrase proved satisfactory the next cut was start- ed. Sounds were cut down, enlarged, replaced and then the whole piece would be linked together and given final editing much the same as a filming process. Nikolais generally tried to avoid any identification of the sound sources, thus inviting the ear to perceive the sound itself divorced from its initial derivation. This, however, was by no means a final criterion, the ultimate one being the value of the sound to the theatre idea at hand whatever its source or manner of conditioning was. The objects used to pro- duce these sounds were without limit except for practical material size. Within the col- lection many percussion instruments were used: drums of all kinds, rattles, bells, gongs, cymbals, wooden blocks, etc. Also whistles, tubes, pipes, pieces of wood, alu- minum, steel and tin containers were utilised alongs-ide glasses, elastic bands, coils of wire, etc. The back of an upright piano in addition to a grand piano were also often at hand. The human voice would be used freely, hand clapping, foot stomping and any sound producing device whatsoever that might served a purpose.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.12.2013
    EAN
    EAN 5060099505119
     
  • 01. Die Drachentrommler (Dragon Drummers)
    02. Lange Melodie Für Den Countdown (Long Melody Towards Countdown)
    03. Fischer Des Meeres Der Stille (Fishermen Of The Silent Sea)
    04. Landung Bei Vollmond (Landing At Full Moon)
    05. Raga Des Aufgehenden Planeten (Raga Of The Rising Planet)
    06. Amazonenharfe (Harp Of The Amazons)
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    CLARA MONDSHINE

    Luna Africana

    [engl] CLARA MONDSHINE is a musical project of the late radio director, journalist and composer Walter Bachauer who for example used to work for RIAS Berlin in the 70s and 80s. Mr. Bachauer has also been involved as musician in Projects with electronic artist Peter Michael Hamel and kraut rock act BETWEEN back in the 70s. With CLARA MONDSHINE he was able to score three albums before his untimely passing in 1989 of which “Luna Africana” is the first from 1981 and it fits exactly into that era when the sluggish grinding of the early epic “cosmic music” had finally completely vanished and a new peppy drive could be felt with the spacious soundscapes of electronic music. Still rather low-fi with primitive machine grooves and swirling waves of analogue synthesizers to which some hypnotic drones were tastefully added, this music has learned a lot from the grand masters of the 70s and especially the so called “motorik” style of krautish electronics with rather simple melodic patterns and a very rhythmical approach with all those layers of pulses and drones piled upon repetitive structures to gain an effect on you as the listener which sets you into a state of trance. This music is quite imaginative and picturesque and the trip it will take you on leads you through a dark galaxy where only the starlight guides your vessel. Quite a typical example for the later krautish electronics and certainly a must have for fans of ENO / HARMONIA collaborations, CLUSTER “Zuckerzeit” and other similar “motorik” electronic albums. It also has a KRAFTWERK feel just without the vocals of course. Now this long hidden secret gem is unveiled for your stellar listening pleasure. But beware for some of you might get lost in the depth of outer space.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    01.08.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5291103811418
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    01.08.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5291103811401
     
  • 01. Studio Architettonico
    02. Studio Scenografico
    03. Prospective Avveniristiche
    04. Dimensione Concreta
    05. Ricerca Cromatica
    06. Visione Surreale
    07. Concetto Informale
    08. Dimensione Astratta
    09. Dimensione Umana
    10. Prima Maniera
    11. Sovrapposizione Di Immagini
    12. Ricerca Della Materia
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    DANIELA CASA

    Arte Moderna

    [engl] Filed neatly and undisturbed within the micro-genre of 1970?s Italian artsploitation, amongst films soundtracks such as Girl With The Crystal Plumage, A Quiet Place In The Country and House With The Laughing Windows, this obscure library LP is one of the few fully formed concept albums from the recently reappraised discography of Rome’s most versatile and adventurous female production-music composer Daniela Casa. Once destined for a shelf life within the storage rooms of defunct TV studios and educational facilities Daniela’s previously strictly commercially unavailable music has in recent years been given new focus at the hands of open-minded disc detectives and sonic salvage hunters earning Casa’s distinctive feminine take on experimental instrumental mood and movie compositions a place next to her widely respected masculine counterparts such as Alessandro Alessandroni, AR Luciani, Pierro Umiliani, Morricone and Nicolai. Sharing tight studio space and strict syndication schedules with all of the aforementioned artists (under commission from Romano Di Bari’s fervently independent Flipper music factory) Daniela Casa embraced a liberating wind change in affordable music technology which opened doors for uninhabited solo compositions in home studios taking advantage of communal recording consoles and domestic synthesisers which nurtured a lesser-documented creative family tree (or rather secret society) and paved the way for individualistic projects from the likes of Magnetic System’s Fabio Frizzi and Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti.Here, on this repress of the impossibly rare, one-time subscription-only album, Arte Moderna, we find Daniela at her versatile best creating a wide thematic suite (based on paintings and sculptures in an abstract art gallery) for which she would deploy mostly organic and acoustic instruments to construct a set of unorthodox compositions straddling avant garde, free jazz and Giallo tension (with some brief moments of brooding electronics and italian pop). Veering from her stylistic pop interests (which clearly included a fondness for the music of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin) Daniela Casa’s Arte Moderna saw her adopt a less era specific approach combining neo-classical elements and piano improvisations akin to the likes of France’s Francois Tusques or Burton Greene, or America’s Mal Waldron without compromising her strong narrative personality for this unique abstracted picture music. Unintentionally but profoundly political in her prolific existence Daniela Casa’s contribution to a predominantly male industry earned her a small clutch of inspired idiosyncratic Italian female bedfellows such as Nora Orlandi, Giullia De Muittis (aka Kema), Fiorella Fratini, Emma De Angelis and Maria Teresa Luciani, who, with faceless anti-celebrity as its essence, never benefitted the wider critical focus that much of this music now duly commands on the collectors circuit. Finders Keepers Records in continued collaboration with the Di Barri company, with the Casa/Ducros family blessing, are now proud to shine new light on this sonic sculptures and provide a fresh context where educated music listeners are ready to fill the gaps between Delia Derbyshire, Ennio Morricone, Suzanne Ciani and Harry Partch and patronise a very welcome considered alternative to the recent rise in popularity of Italian Giallo soundtracks from a seldom savoured feminine creative vantage point. Daniela’s musical paintings can now be unveiled to the public for the first time, with Modern Art sounding as contemporary as it did when it was recorded forty years ago. The gallery is now open for limited sittings, discerning ears and open minds.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    23.09.2016
    EAN
    EAN 5060099506154
     
  • 01. Lamento
    02. Bordone
    03. Cavalcata
    04. Viaggi
    05. People
    06. Sorprendi
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    DANIELA SAVOLDI

    Trasformazioni

    [engl] Trasformazioni is the first work of Daniela Savoldi, cello solo. Synthesis of classical influences, pop, jazz, contemporary and oriental, writing music embraces the idea of improvisation overlapping emotions and different moods among them. The real thrust that drives this work is to tell and collect the steps of experiences, finally saying a clear point of crossing. A mixed in crescendo of colors and signs; an entire reworked from her only and one loop station who could follows and drives dancers, suggests, hides or reveals walks in the desert, eastern crossroads, walking animals, dissonances, surprises, people, dreams. It was urgent a say where she is and who she is just for now. The album is produced by Lorenzo Caperchi sound engineer and producer at the Red Carpet studio, Brescia (Italy).
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    10.10.2016
    EAN
    EAN 602401531994
     
  • 01. Hedonic Rapture
    02. Balfazzar
    03. Machine Time Ship
    04. Ya Alim-Kader
    05. Celes
    06. Alien Rock
    07. Light As Air
    08. Valhalla
    09. Love In Foam And Surf
    10. Andro
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    DENIS WISE

    Wize Music

    [engl] Perhaps one of the most unique and unlikely exponents of the highly collectible genres of ambient electronics, experimental tape-music and PINA (Private Issue New Age) this English born Jamaican raised sound designer, artist and existentialist furrowed his own ublinkered path through lesser chartered electronic fields for many moons before eventually teaming up with Bill Laswell (with Material) and Daevid Allen in New York to bring self-taught synthesis to Gong during their most oblique periods. Creating two impossibly rare self pressed vinyl LPs of conceptual inner-visionary outer-galactic angular tonal-dronal alien-art soundscapes in the process, the man known under figure shifting guises such as Dennis Wise/Denis Weise/Dr. Wise etc, combined a culture of sound system circuitry and radiophonic trickery adding Tea-pot poetry and sci-fidelity future-folk to his magnetic mesh! Presented here as the first ever dedicated ize Music collection this record combines compositions spanning 1979-1984 in both a solo capacity as well as small-group projects featuring members of the Emerald Web band. Imagine a comic book where a Funkenstein monster called “Laraaji-Scratch Perry” invaded your record shelf while Komendarek and Holger Czukay kept lookout… Dr. Dennis might be the only one Wise enough to outsmart all of them with his powerful amorphous anaesthetic.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2019
    EAN
    EAN 5060099507076
     
  • 01. Amok in Watte
    02. Am Hofe Zu Xanten
    03. Ich Schenk Dir...
    04. Motorkopf
    05. Traum Von Akadien
    06. Für Lou
    07. Mänadentanz
    08. Hirnsäge
    09. Entzug
    10. Montabur
    11. Das Eis Des Peipusses
    12. Nacht Ohne Morgen
    13. Aufgeflaggt
    14. Banale Fanale
    15. Zwei Schritte Vowärts, Einen Zurück
    16. Todesfugen-Fragment
    17. Vierundzwanzig Zentimeter
    18. Nekrophile Kinderspiele
    19. The Smile Of The Turkish Dancer
    20. Unter Grüner Flagge
    21. Die Maßnahmen
    22. Symptome
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    Die Gehirne

    Tapetopia 002: GDR Underground Tapes (1984 - 1989)

    1986 veröffentlichten die Karl-Marx-Städter Claus Löser und Florian Merkel alias Die Gehirne ihre MC “Ihre Großen Erfolge 1983-85? mit insgesamt 34 oft sehr kurzen, kratzig-rumpelnden, wütenden, morbiden, schalkhaft-skurrilen Art Punk-Hits aus den zurückliegenden Jahren, aufgenommen im Kinderzimmer und herausgebracht in 35er Auflage. Dies diente damals mehr dem Austausch mit anderen Musikern, doch unbedeutend waren die beiden, an deren Aufnahmen und Auftritten immer wieder Gastmusiker teilnahmen, keineswegs, und so gaben sie der Stadt, die heute (wieder) Chemnitz heißt, ihren etwas dicker gedruckten Ort auf der Underground-Karte der DDR. Den musikalischen Ort der Gehirne genau zu bestimmen, ist dabei allerdings nicht so einfach, wie der eher diffuse Begiff Art Punk implizieren mag. Bei einer ganzen Reihe der etwas derberen Punksongs kann man sich ein Präfix wie “Post” getrost sparen, der rustikale Lofi-Minimalismus steht dann auch gerade Stücken wie dem verstörenden Halbminüter “Amok in Watte” und dem wohl auf eine historische Schlacht anspielenden “Das Eis des Peipussees” besonders gut zu Gesicht. Über die ganze Sammlung hinweg würden solche Songs wohl etwas ermüden, aber dazu lassen die beiden es schon aufgrund ihre Lust am Experimentieren erst gar nicht kommen. Experimentiert wird u.a. mit schwindelerregenden Takten wie in “Transib”, “Mänadentanz” oder “Vierundzwanzig Zentimeter”. Auch hatten die Gehirne damals eine Schwäche für (voll-)trunkene, surreale Sounds (“Oral”, “Hirnsäge”), die wie in “Entzug” recht nah an einen Industrial reichen konnten, wie man ihn später von Genetic Transmission und ähnlichen Künstlern her kennenlernen durfte. Seltsame, aber keineswegs widersinnige Titel wie “Die Neurose des Bandwurmes” versahen die Aura der Band mit aufgeklebten Fragezeichnen, die diese wie eine dadaistische Kollage anmuten ließen, und vieles ist in unterschiedlichem Maß und auf diverse Art Zitat und Referenzen: “Motorkopf”, “The House of Rising Sun”, “Weltende”, “Todesfugen-Fragment”, “Die Maßnahmen”. lauten einige der Titel, hinter denen sich manches verbirgt, das die Musik wie die Spitze eines viel tiefer reichenden Eisbergs aussehen lässt.. Eine ihrer besonderen Stärken sind übrigens großartige Melodien, und in dem Zusammenhang ist “Traum von Arkadien” mein Höhepunkt der Sammlung, auf dem Fuß gefolgt vom an die Substanz gehende Gesang in “Ich schenk Dir”, das auf einem Text des Dichters Dominik Hollmann basiert und an allem rührt. Ende Januar erscheint die Sammlung, die neben den 3Musketieren eine der Wiederentdeckungen deutscher Punkexperimente aus dieser Zeit ist, neu als LP mit einer Auswahl an Stücken sowie als Download mit der kompletten Trackliste.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    24.01.2020
    EAN
    EAN 4042564199833
     
  • 01. Aguichements
    02. L’Eau
    03. Délibérants
    04. Pleure Et Applaudit
    05. Humeur Incertaine
    06. Bateau Coulé
    07. Diligences Futiles
    08. Gai Savoir
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    DUBUFFET, JEAN

    Expériences Musicales

    [engl] If ever a phonographic accomplishment could encapsulate the precise modus operandi of the Cacophonic label, then the Expériences Musicales sessions made by French born painter, sculptor, music maker, wine merchant and founder of the Art Brut movement, Jean Dubuffet would be a prime candidate. Originally released as an impossibly rare six record box set containing Dubuffet’s first long anticipated forays into sound sculpture and spontaneous artistic noise, these intimate early 1960’s recordings show a lesser-known side of this important artist’s personality and stand up as a vital document in both fields of contemporary art and experimental music. Finally released to a wider audience and presented complete with Dubuffet’s signature style artwork this abridged vinyl edition includes specific selections curated by the artist himself, in conjunction with experimental music pioneer Ilhan Mimaroglu, and showcase what the two leading lights of modern art consider to be the best moments of this historic session. On this limited vinyl pressing Dubuffet succeeds in translating his unique spontaneous creativity and active support of Low Art into musical forms, a process with which he would also collaborate in his dual compositions with Danish avant-gardener Asger Jorn (for a separate series called Musique Phénoménale). Utilising a wide range of orthodox acoustic instruments ranging from violin and open piano to duck whistles and not musical apparatus this set of eight pieces (culled from a potential twenty tracks made under the Expériences Musicales banner) sees the work of the artist approaching music from the perspective of “a man of 50000 years ago”. Recorded at Galleria del Cavallino in Venice Italy during the first months of 1961, these primary experiments with music followed over twenty years of Dubuffet developing his own unconventional artistic persona as an instantly recognisable pioneer of post-war artistic abstraction. His visual art alone, which would go on to inspire and genuinely motivate artists to feed on there rawest spontaneous instincts (hence the translation of Art Brut, meaning Raw Art), would also have huge influences on writers, performers and musicians (from punk to jazz) to this very day. It is surprising, however, how the fruits of Dubuffet’s short-lived anti-career as a non-musician have never fully filtered down to some of his greatest champions. From an original gallery promoted artifact (which can now command fees of up to 5000 euros complete with its original art-prints intact) this highlighted version of Expériences Musicales is now available again on authentic vinyl to the wider public. The recordings you will find within the grooves of this LP were created without any reference and in the artist own words “without any discipline, without anything that would present the artist from expressing himself freely and for his own good pleasure.” Almost sixty years have passed since this sonic objet d’art was first realised, and with all the technology and the advanced science-of-sound, decades of so-called experimental musicians are still struggling to find that Brut energy within their creative endeavours making this early example one of vital existence.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.06.2018
    EAN
    EAN 5060099506925
     
  • A1 Recital
    A2 Quiet Children
    A3 Carrier 32
    A4 Inherent Mosaic
    A5 Transfiguration One
    B1 Masquerade
    B2 Underwater Dream
    B3 Vacuous Plenum
    B4 Transfiguration Two
    B5 Paper Autumnalia
    C1 Myriad Days
    C2 Soliloquy & Aside
    C3 Empathy For A Silhouette
    D1 Untitled Music For A Record Player
    E1 An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death
    E2 Genius And The Thieves
    E3 Perfect Neglect In A Field Of Statues
    E4 Nepenthe
    E5 In A Sense
    E6 The Well-Meaning Professor
    F1 Prelude For Time Feelers
    F2 Radio Ballet
    F3 Hymn #1
    F4 Caroling
    F5 Impromptu (For The Procession)
    F6 Entendre
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    ELUVIUM

    Pianoworks Iridescent Mother Of Pearl

    [engl] Limited edition of 1000 copies! 3xLP set includes the bonus album, Pianoworks Vol. 2, featuring new recordings of every Eluvium solo piano work ever released. All 3 records are pressed onto a unique, custom-mixed Iridescent Mother of Pearl colored vinyl. Pianoworks is Eluvium's first solo piano album since his sophomore album, An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death (2004). Inspired by the quiet thoughts and solitary observations of children - and the evolution/dissolution of that ephemeral, uncorrupted wonder of simple joy - Pianoworks begins with a song about children's piano lessons, and culminates with an etude driven by the struggle to hold onto innocence and imagination as adulthood settles in. The record's dramatic simplicity in both execution and expression is with purpose: Cooper wants the music to be simple enough to inspire children and novices to play, and the concept simple enough to resonate regardless of age or experience. As any minimalist painter, poet, or architect can attest, it is oftentimes the profoundly simple art that proves to be the most time-consuming and torturous to produce. Pianoworks exemplifies this dichotomy, having been recorded, re-recorded, and re-re-recorded in the span of nearly a decade. Cooper exhausted every attempt to achieve a very specific, peculiar sound that is out of time - a sound not entirely lost in an attic, but also one not easily found in a playlist. The process to achieve this elusive sound was painstaking, but it has yielded a rare kind of music that is as uncomplicated as it is uncompromised.
    Format
    3xLP
    Release-Datum
    31.05.2019
    EAN
    EAN 0656605329956
     
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    FRAHM, NIELS

    Solo

    Für alles gibt es Tage: Tag des Bieres, Tag des Buches, Tag des Herrn und sogar einen Tag der Jogginghose. Aber hat jemand mal an das Klavier gedacht? Der in Berlin lebende Komponist und Pianist Nils Frahm sorgt zusammen mit einigen Kollegen für Abhilfe. Am jeweils 88. Tag des Jahres (88 Tasten hat ein Klavier) soll es fortan einen "Piano Day" geben, an dem verschiedene Projekte vorgestellt werden; dieses Jahr fällt der auf den 29. März. Das erste Projekt ist der Bau des größten Klaviers der Welt: das Klavins 450, Nachfolger des 1987 vom Klavierbauer David Klavins fertiggestellten Klavins M370. Das in Tübingen stehende Klavier hat ein Gewicht von 1,8 Tonnen und eine Höhe von 3,7 Metern, seine längsten Seiten sind um die drei Meter lang. Und an eben diesem Klavier nahm Nils acht improvisierte Klaviermotive in einer einzigen Session auf, welche auf "Solo" zu finden sind - erhältlich als kostenloser Download am weltweit ersten Piano Day, als CD und LP. Spenden und die Verkaufserlöse fließen in den Bau des neuen Klaviergiganten.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    03.04.2015
     
  • 01. Ambre
    02. Nue
    03. Tristana
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    FRAHM, NIELS

    Wintermusik

    Nils Frahm genoss seine musikalische Ausbildung u. a. bei Nahum Brodski, einem der großen Meister russischer Klavierkunst. Ein Grund, sich mit den Werken klassischer Pianisten zu beschäftigen, aber auch Antrieb, zeitgenössische Einflüsse zuzulassen. Frahm arbeitet als Komponist und Produzent in seiner Wahlheimat Berlin, wo er Anfang 2008 das "Durton Studio" gründete und dort bereits mit Künstlern wie Peter Broderick und Dustin O’Halloran zusammenarbeitete. Sein Solo-Piano-Debüt "Wintermusik" wird zum großen Teil von Klaviermelodien getragen. Nur manchmal schimmern in den drei Instrumentalstücken Celesta und Harmonium durch. Besinnliche Passagen und melancholische Refrains bilden eine intime Atmosphäre, die den Hörer in ihren Bann schlägt. Eine Veröffentlichung auf dem Londoner Musiklabel Erased Tapes Records, die perfekt zu kaltem Winterwetter passt. Die limitierte 12"-Vinyledition kommt mit einer gratis MP3-Version der Platte. "Nils Frahm spent the last few years creating wondrous, haunting music", schrieb das englische Magazin "Mojo".
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.02.2010
    EAN
    EAN 4050486010723
     
  • 01. Osorezan
    02. Doh No Kembai
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    GEINOH YAMASHIROGUMI

    Osorezan / Doh No Kembai

    Experimentelle japanische Psychedelic-Music aus der Mitte der 70er Jahre. Hier finden sich keine gemütlichen Pop-Tunes ! Das Musikerkollektiv GEINOH YAMASHIROGUMI (gegründet 1974 und bis in die 90er Jahre aktiv) liefert auf dem vorliegendem Album von 1976 ein Sammelsurium an schrägen Sounds, zerhackten Rhythmen und Free-Jazz-Elementen, angereichert mit klassischen japanischen Chorgesängen.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    15.01.2016
    EAN
    EAN 5291103812675
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    15.01.2016
    EAN
    EAN 5291103812682
     
  • 01. House Of The Sun
    02. Khan-Khallili Razaar
    03. The Devil May Care
    04. Slave Traders
    05. Land Of Unclean Spirits
    06. Perhaps Reincarnation
    07. House Of The Joker
    08. Take A Look
    09. Temple Of Exotic Delights
    10. Feed You To The Sharks
    11. Lapis-Lazuli
    12. I’ll Be A Sphinx For You
    13. Doubting Thomas
    14. Paid Your Money
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    GEOFF KROZIER & THE GENERATOR

    Tranceformer

    [engl] Imagine a coven of Jodorowsky, Daevid Allen, Mr. Crowley, Rameses and Arthur Brownthen combine them into a one-man mutant magician and add the finest Australian synth duo since Cybotron. BEHOLD Geoff Krozier & The Generator. This faithful reproduction of one of Australias rarest synthy post-prog vinyl artefacts bequeths the only recorded fruits of the precious magick months before Geoff Krozier’s untimely death in 1981. Combining shamanic spoken word with nodding kosmische instrumentation this album is fuelled by ARP/Roland/ETI (Aussie synth) technology and leaves fans of synthetic soundtracks, electronic experimentalism and stubborn synth pop salivating for more (and more there is). Meet this Ex Kongress (NY punk band) collaborator, Sydney’s official 1980 Magician Of The Year and “the high priest of exorcism-rock” and watch him, and his trusty studio wizards, provide fans of Bruce Haack and Doris White with one of the most absurd electronic private press LPs to come from either end of the pointed planet.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.12.2015
     
  • 01. A morning session of Q & no A
    02. Cornwall August 2012
    03. I do not understand lakes
    04. Tides / happiness / excess
    05. Afternoon today

    GIORDANO SIMONCINI & ALESSANDRO INCORVAIA

    Check Out

    [engl] CHECK OUT is designed as a collection of readymade exhibition sounds and images, published as a hardcover fine-art photobook and marketed (also) as a LP record. It includes one hand numbered 10” vinyl from a limited edition pressing of 500 copies, whose tracks have been composed for / executed with a single guitar and recorded in one take during night, in the corridors of a school in Nowa Huta (Krakow, PL). CHECK OUT is divided into sections (chapters / tracks) and has three main granularities, i.e. excess, exposure, and death. Excess as an event of exceedance that stretches time and sight. Exposure like in Latin’s ex·ponere, “to pose oneself out”, implicitly meaning interruption, abandon. Death: “Amen, CHECK OUT”. It is possible to die of exposure, i.e. dying of not being in the own Place of Nature…
    Format
    10" + Book
    Release-Datum
    02.12.2016
    EAN
    EAN 3481574729783
     
  • 01. Overture
    02. Air
    03. Ragtime
    04. Intermezzo
    05. Waltz
    06. Finale
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    HENK BADINGS

    Evolutions

    [engl] Pioneering electroacoustic and tape music by Henk Badings assisted by Dick Raaijmakers (Kid Baltan) from the Hanover Opera Ballet production of Evolutions choreographed by Yvonne Georgi. Premiering in Hannover in 1958 then in Rome and Vienna in the following year the ballet Evolutions (Evolutionen) by Yvonne Georgi was the second of three groundbreaking collaborations with Henk Badings (bookended by Cain and Able aka Elektronisches Ballet in 1957 and Die Frau Von Andros in 1960) in which electronic tape music was combined with avant garde choreography, thus contributing to a vibrant global movement which drew a line between experimental dance artists and concrete/electroacoustic musicians such as Alwin Nikolais, Maurice Béjart (with Pierre Henry) and George Balanchine (with Remy Gassman) amongst others. Assisted by fellow Dutch electronic music pioneer and Philips sound laboratory technician Dick Raaijmakers (aka Kid Baltan), Badings, an Indonesian born musician of Dutch parents, would by the late 50s begin to expand his successful career as a composer of "roman- tic modernism" and develop electronic, polytonal and microtonal music which instantly attracted ballet mistress Georgi to his unique brand of musique con- crète. As a key exponent of forward-thinking and conceptual dance, Georgi devised a narrative based on the evolution of technology and is agonising effects on mankind. Garnering mixed opinions amongst the classical ballet cognoscenti in 1959, the projects of Georgi and Badings were viewed as a part concert/part instal- lation due to the radical sonic shifts and the physical deployment of large elec- tronic speakers to replace the otherwise acoustic orchestral accompaniment. Utilising the entire apparatus of the studio at Philips’ physics laboratory in Eindhoven before committing to master tapes, Evolutions not only stretched the perceptions of modern ballet aficionados but also stretched the technical boundaries of electronic music at one of its most exciting and vibrant junctures in musical history.
    Format
    10''
    Release-Datum
    18.11.2013
    EAN
    EAN 5060099504907
     
  • 01. Frayeur
    02. Angoisse
    03. H.I.A
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    HORRIFIC CHILD

    L’Estrange Mr. Whinster

    [engl] A schizoid sonic sketchbook from the Maledictus Sound-maker Dr. J. P. Massiera. A disturbing mix of dismembered tape samples, para- noid-poety and cosmic chaos resurrected from the crypt of Studio Antibes 1976 Dawn Of The Dead, or The French Connection 2, or For A Few Dollars More, or Evil Dead 2. For an article relating to the bizarre Gallic concept album you are about to subject your ears to, any of the aforementioned 70s cinematic references could conveniently provide a snappy and relevant headline. More signifi- cantly, however, these four names, amongst a slew of surprising others, represent the micro-phenomena of freakish ‘sequels’ that up the ante and out-weird their predecessors pushing the envelope beyond what we thought we were prepared for... Not unlike The Horrific Child LP by Jean Pierre Massiera. Like a self-hypnotism disc or an astrological record ‘... Mr. Whinster’ was marketed in the format of a psychological experience rather than a pop record. A bloodstained patchwork of surrealism and brooding psychedelic rock the LP stitched together Massiera's own shock-tactical spoken word (in the style of his earlier exploitation record 'Erik' which described the ‘Streets Of Desolation’ after the Nazi occupation) and a cacophony of live instrumentation and de-tuned and collaged samples from the vaults of the Antibes Studio. Most of the contributors loosely described as the 'person- nel' were featured in snippet and sample form apart from some short cus- tom written passages that were performed by musicians from the Nice Music Conservatory directed by Antibes regular Gérard Pontieux who would later appear on the credits as an arranger for Human Egg and Turn Radio On (Massiera's rare proto-disco collaboration with his half brother Bernard Torelli). Extra electric basslines were dubbed onto the record courtesy of ex-Pyranas / Hermaphrodites bassist Tony Bonfils (who would later appear in Synthesis and Human Egg). Beneath the deep theatrical growls of JPM himself, backing vocals came from the two singing duos Paul & Virginia and Micky & Joyce including samples lifted straight from precious sessions such as Visitors or Les Chats Renaissance. Massiera also credits vocal appearances to two bizarre figures from the French glit- terati in the form of stage singer Roberto Galbés and the larger than life celebrity impresario Bob Damiano (who would later write lyrics for Massiera’s extra terrestrial Venus Gang project).
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    25.11.2009
    EAN
    EAN 5060099502071
     
  • cover

    HUMCRUSH

    Rest At Worlds End

    Das dritte Album dieses exzellenten Duos wurde live an den verschiedensten Orten in Europa aufgenommen, obwohl das großartige Können der beiden und die Liebe zum Detail darauf schließen lässt, dass das gute Stück akribisch im Studio entstanden ist. Mit ,Rest At Worlds End" wandert das Duo weiter auf dem abenteuerlichen Weg voller abstrakter Grooves und atmosphärischer Stimmungen, für die es bekannt ist. Thomas Str¢nen ist studierter Musiker und Komponist. Er ist reguläres Mitglieder verschiedener Bands, wie zum Beispiel FOOD, dem MARIA KANNEGAARD TRIO und PARISH. Nachdem er bereits an 30 verschiedenen Alben mitgewirkt hatte, veröffentlichte er 2006 mit ,Pohlitz" sein erstes Soloalbum. Wie es Usus unter den meisten norwegischen Jazzmusikern seiner Generation ist, hat er mit allem und jeden gespielt und war ein gern gesehener Gast auf den norwegischen und euopäischen Festivals. Ståle Storl¢kken seinerseits ist Gründungsmitglied von SUPERSILENT, ELEPHANT9, TERJE RYPDALIS SKYWARDS und BOL, doch stiße zuerst auf öffentliches Interesse mit dem Freedom Trio VESLEFREKK. Storlokken ist der wahrscheinlich vielseitigste und abenteuerlichste Keyboarder in der norwegischen Szene.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.02.2009
    EAN
    EAN 7033662030811
     
  • 01. Les Crabes
    02. Résigné
    03. Choléra
    04. Le Tyran
    05. S.O.S.I
    06. Penser Ensemble
    07. Bataille
    08. Caillou
    09. Le Feu
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    HYPERCULTE

    Hyperculte

    Die Schweizer Rhythmusgruppe aus Genf der KrautDadaJazz-Kapelle Orchestre tout Puissant... ist nicht nur wahnwitzig, sondern auch begnadet. Weniger Jazz als bei dem Hauptoutfit, dafür mehr Kraut, Polyrhythmik, Jazzrock und Liquid Disco mit vertonten Texten illustrer Namen wie Tristan Tzara, Shakespeare oder Brigitte Fontaine. Choralartiger Sprechgesang wird ins transzedente Sein überführt, wenn repetitive Trancen von federnden Schlagzeug und gummiartigem Bass einen streng organischen Wahnsinn ergeben, der wie Op-Art funktioniert: die Muster verändern sich stetig. Darüber sind Sax oder Kinderspielzeug gelegt, je nachdem. Geniales Werk in 9 Derwischtänzen bei Avec Le soleil..., Can, Canterbury, Electric Electric und Liquid Liquid. Das Cabaret Voltaire tanzt!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.08.2016
    EAN
    EAN 7640169731044
     
  • 01. Morning Again
    02. Tears Of A Tiger
    03. Night Forest
    04. Pacific Ocean
    05. Restless Heart
    06. Beautiful Image
    07. Wind
    08. Snowdrop
    09. Bird In Captivity
    10. Pursuit Of Happiness
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    ILYA BESHEVLI

    Night Forest

    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    23.09.2016
     
  • 01. La Pomme D’Argent
    02. I Need A Connection
    03. You Are Dissolved
    04. Cascade In Dark
    05. Argent (Tom Furse Extrapolation)
    06. The Amber Light (Edit)
    07. Parade Of Blood Red Sorrows
    08. Neotantrik Globes (Excerpt)
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    JANE WEAVER

    The Amber Light

    [engl] After almost two years of busy tour schedules and widespread unanimous critical acclaim longstanding experimental pop crusader Jane Weaver finally commits one of her most requested projects to vinyl in the shape of dedicated mini-album The Amber Light presented here on exclusive and limited Amber transparent vinyl. Originally issued as a limited CD only bonus disc for The Silver Globe album global re-release The Amber Light surprised fans expecting B-sides and outtakes with what for many stood up as its own isolated project including some of Jane’s best material to date including the pulsating synth anthem I Need A Connection which since became a radio favourite also appearing on film and fashion shows throughout the latter half of 2015. The Amber Light also included further collaborations with Finders Keepers Andy Votel as well as long awaited collaborations with Atari/Star Wars Synthesist Suzanne Ciani, Tom Furse (keyboardist from The Horrors) and Sean Canty from Demdike Stare. Recorded over the course of two long weekends between tours with her custom-built band operating at an energetic optimum, The Amber Light captures Jane exuding the passion, experimentalism and justified confidence which is instantly reflected with some of her best songwriting to date. Currently causing a stir with her collaboration with Beyond The Wizards Sleeves and within the final throes of recording a brand new LP it is still a very exciting time for this unique multi-tasking independent female composer who’s loyal long-running fan-base multiplies with every closely recorded breath. Trepidation is not required here, The Amber Light means you can go.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.07.2016
    EAN
    EAN 5060099506024
     
  • 01. Pour Que Les Fruits Mûrissent Cet Eté
    02. Op Acht Paarden Wedden
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    KAREL GOEYVAERTS

    Karel Goeyvaerts

    [engl] KAREL GOEYVAERTS was born in Antwerp in 1923. After having received a humanistic education in Antwerp, he took courses at the Lemmens Institute in Malines. From 1943 until 1947 he studied at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire of Antwerp. From 1947 until 1950 he studied composition with Darius Milhaud, music analysis with Olivier Messiaen and was in addition the pupil of Maurice Martenot at the "Conservatoire National" in Paris. In 1949 he was awarded the 2nd Prize for Composition and the Lili Boulanger Prize at the same Conservatoire. He obtained the Halphen Prize in 1950. During the winter of 1950-51, he wrote the "Sonata for two pianos". Because of its decisive and total stylistic novelty he designated this work as "Composition No 1", thus rejecting all his former work. With this sonata he created a structural synthesis of the dodecaphonic system of Anton Webern and the teachings of Olivier Messiaen and laid the foundations for generalized "punctual" serialism. He demonstrated the application of this technique on the electronic medium in his compositions Nrs. 4, 5 and 7. During the period 1951-1956, he influenced directly through personal con- tact and intensive correspondence the musical creativity of Karlheinz Stockhausen, whom he met during the summer-courses of 1951 in Darmstadt. In 1953, Goeyvaerts and Stockhausen produced the first elec- tronic music in the studio of the NWDR in Cologne. In 1970 the BRT appointed him as producer at the "Institute of Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music" (IPEM) in Ghent. Since 1974 he is in charge of the New Music productions for BRT-3 in Brussels. Karel Goeyvaerts received several awards, such as the Koopal Prize in 1967 and the Visser-Neerlandia Prize in 1969. He also was given commissions by the BRT, the Festival of Flanders and the NOS (Neder-landse Omroepstichting). His works have been performed in several European countries, in Canada, the United States, Japan and at the festivals of the "International Society for Contemporary Music" (ISCM) Brussels 1950, Oslo 1953, Graz 1972 and Bonn 1977.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.06.2013
    EAN
    EAN 5060099504471
     
  • 01. Capricorn
    02. Virgo
    03. Taurus
    04. Pisces
    05. Gemini
    06. Saggitarius
    07. Cancer
    08. Libra
    09. Scorpio
    10. Aries
    11. Leo
    12. Aquarius
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    MARCELLO GIOMBINI

    Astromusic Synthesizer

    Marcello Giombini (1928 – 2003) war einer der großen italienischen Pioniere der Synthesizermusik. Seine Arbeiten reichen bis in die Anfänge der 1960er Jahre zurück und das vorliegende Album – ein Konzeptalbum über die Tierkreis - ist ein Leckerbissen für alle Fans von Filmmusik im Stile von 'The black hole' oder anderen Synthesizer-Größen wie Mort Garson. Absolut SPACED-OUT, komplett synthetisch aber zugleich mit einem herrlich warmen , analogen Sound.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    05.12.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5291103811500
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    05.12.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5291103811517
     
  • 01. The Poor Neighborhood
    02. Supermarket
    03. The Port
    04. Courtyards Citizens
    05. Power Station
    06. Luna Park
    07. Traffic
    08. Between Town And Country
    09. Public Gardens
    10. Modern Residential Complex
    11. Marshalling Yard
    12. International Airport
    13. Sunday In Town
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    MARIA TERESA LUCIANI

    Sounds of the city

    [engl] Welcome to the parallel musical universe of Miss Maria Teresa Luciani, a landscape of sonic architecture and theoretical composition constructed by a family of engineers that reinvented the wheel before the vehicle even began the journey. Imagine, if you will, the musical equivalent of Peter Cook’s Archigram group or the soundtrack to Charles and Ray Eames’ private sketchbooks, hinting at a new municipal, utopian metropolis just hours before the blueprints are suspiciously misplaced by the courier and mainstream pop building regulations piss on our asbestos bonfire. These 1972 constructions of progressive, cyclic, proto-industrial colour music were never intended for public habitation. These are the Sounds Of The City in a galaxy far, far beneath our radar and above your expectations that was never built. Pseudo-futurist pop music? Cubic folk? Tape-op-art? Sì, grazie! Before the needle hits the first groove, the story of Maria Teresa Luciani reads like an Alphaville caper full of foreign intrigue, low intensity identification fraud, secret codes, family bonds, mistrust and wanderlust… Naturally, you are holding a genuine Finders Keepers article. To say this rare Italian concept album is “unbelievable” is justified on multiple levels. This multi-storey storage facility of found sounds, radiophonic samples, tape loops, early electronic music experiments, mechanical folk, cinematic vision, sound design, educated music theory, political pop and high concept art-as-noise successfully layers more musical ideas within its unique structure than one would think possible for a solo artist within any musical genre. This is why Sounds Of The City presents us with a brand new genre defying compositional framework, pre-dating sampling culture, cut ‘n’ paste plunderism and industrial music in the process. Pre-digital, indefinable and genuinely unbelievable. But who is Maria Teresa Luciani? On hearing this record respected collectors and enthusiasts have suggested “the female answer to Basil Kirchin,” or “the Italian Daphne Oram”. Both with justified cause. Mystery, myth, legend, teacher, artist, inventor, author, musician, psychologist, daughter, and (possibly most importantly) sister.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 50600999506628
     
  • 01. Pockets Of Light
    02. The Six Day Moment
    03. A Warmer Place
    04. Nightrail From The Sun
    05. Le Miroir D'Amour
    06. Autumn Window
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    MELNYK, LUBOMYR

    Corollaries

    Alles im Klangfluss: Der ukrainische Klaviervirtuose setzt auf Obertöne. "Corollaries" nennt sich die erste Veröffentlichung des ukrainischen Pianisten Lubomyr Melnyk auf dem Label Erased Tapes. Der 1948 geborene Melnyk ist ein wahrer Pionier, der neue Pfade für zeitgenössische Musik erkundet. Er gilt als Wegbereiter der Continuous Piano Music, einer Klaviertechnik, die versucht, einen kontinuierlichen, ungebrochenen Klangfluss aufrecht zu erhalten. Seinen Fokus legt er hierbei ebenso stark auf den eigentlichen Klang des Klaviers wie auf die Harmonien und Melodien der Komposition. Rasante und komplexe Notenmuster machten Lubomyr zu einem der schnellsten Konzertpianisten der Welt. Mit seiner virtuosen Spielweise formt er Obertöne, die verschmelzen, kollidieren und in seltenen Momenten sogar neue Melodien entstehen lassen, und damit die Komposition jenseits ihrer ursprünglichen Form weiter gestalten. Das Album wurde von Peter Broderick produziert und aufgenommen in Berlin mit der Unterstützung von Nils Frahm und Martyn Heyne. Die Vinylausgabe hat einen Bonus-Track.
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    03.04.2015
     
  • Requiem For A Fallen Tree
    Son Of Parasol
    Barcarolle
    Fallen Trees
    Part I: Preamble
    Part II: Existence
    Part III: Apparition
    Part IV: They Are Down
    Part V: Not Forgotten
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    MELNYK, LUBOMYR

    Fallen Trees

    Lubomyr Melnyk ist einer der außergewöhnlichsten Pianisten unserer Zeit. Seine Musik gleicht mit Klangketten wie Wasserfällen und Tonfolgen, die nach reißenden Klangströmen klingen, einer erhabenen Naturgewalt. Auch "Fallen Trees" wurzelt auf dieser besonderen Bindung zur Umwelt, denn die zentrale Inspirationsquelle war eine lange Zugreise durch Europa. Als der Fernzug schließlich einen düsteren Wald durchquerte, sah der 1948 in der Ukraine geborene Melnyk vor seinem Fenster eine Reihe kürzlich gefällter Bäume: "Und sie sahen glorreich aus", berichtete der Komponist. "Auch wenn man sie getötet hatte, waren sie noch längst nicht tot. Der Anblick hatte etwas Trauriges - aber zugleich war da auch Hoffnung." Dieses Gefühl von Traurigkeit, in dem auch Zuversicht mitschwingt, zieht sich durch das nach den Bäumen benannte Album. Genau genommen hat Melnyk selten Musik aufgenommen, die dermaßen von Melancholie und Bedauern gezeichnet ist, und dabei doch so hingerissen und strahlend anmutet. Wie gehabt stammen sämtliche Kompositionen aus Melnyks Feder. Bei der Umsetzung gingen ihm befreundete Erased-Tapes-Kolleginnen wie die in Berlin lebende Cellistin Anne Müller und die japanische Gesangskünstlerin Hatis Noit zur Hand.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.12.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4050486115718