Κυριακή, 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2012

lars gunar bodin / bengt emil johnson 'semikolon' LP



the same friend that suggested the michael vetter LP/7" remind me of the bodin / johnson 'semikolon' LP. to tell you the truth i wasn't a fan of bodin's works. with only but a couple of exceptions his works never attracted me. on the other hand i always liked johnson's works. not perhaps as much as of other text sound artists but a lot.

when i received this 1965 LP recorded of a radio play in the swedish radio i admit i had the shit out of me. not as freaked as someone might believe but it's a gorgeous amazingly structured work that nails you down while listening. ever since i bought it became one of my most beloved and favest text sound classics of my collection. hope it works the same for you!

record infos here (wav upload side per side rip)
LP infos here

semikolon

Σάββατο, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2012

michael vetter 'gespraeche ohne worte' LP + 7"



till the moment i learned from a friend about this record i was aware only of michael vetter's contributions to various stockhausen projects most notable the aus den sieben tagen boxset and the scarce info i had tracked down here and there. i can't say i was much into his later 80's / 90's work as they didn't work for me.

so when i tracked down this one thanks to that friend i was foxed of whether to get it or not. risked and the risk blew me off with this curiosity!

on this record michael vetter experiments with children who improvise with a language without words and the result is outstanding and totally outsider if you wanna use this word.

listen yourself to get what i mean!

Κυριακή, 9 Οκτωβρίου 2011

michael johnsen

i hadn't paid much attention earlier to michael johnsen's work and it wasn't until last year (or i think so) that did i purchased those 2 3"cdrs from metamkine which turned to an instant love.



michael works with surfaces, acoustics and electronics making a stunning atmosphere. more musique concrete feeling on 1 cdr and more improvised electronics on the other. dating from 2007. sadly not so much music of his around...



trully rocks!

michael johnsen 2 3"cdrs

Τετάρτη, 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

hafler trio 'redintegrate' CD (staaltape stcd 014)



a short and great fave. h3o has been a extreme fave in mid 90's that 've discovered their records and started listening to them maniacally. still is, mostly the chris watson era before his departure in fall 80's though 'kill the king' too and the sub rosa peter greenaway cd belong to faves as well.

redintegrate is a tape reissue on cd here's the info of the tape taken from touch's site

NO IS FOR NOISE REDUCTION

Since 1953, The Hafler Trio has continued to implement the disuputed findings of the acoustic researcher Robert Spridgeon. 'Redintegrate' is a compendium of details taken from recordings made since that time, many of which are included more extensively than on [the above releases]. Each bears out Spridgeon's deposition: 'Until man can learn to set himself from himself, what he is from what he does, there can be no real hope of creation'.

Redintegrate was sponsored by EDGAR RODGERS and The Bureaux Clothing Group, established in 1982. The cassette, which was packaged in a Magnam Products Microcase, contained a folded card [see above] and, separately, with 3 postcards by Panni Charrington. Design: Jon Wozencroft

cd had different cover of course / booklet.

is actually a different mix of classic h30 sounds from 'bang!', etc... a game usually done by h3o for various releases e.g. the 'play the hafler trio' cd on anckarstrom.

enjoy!

redintegrate

Κυριακή, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

ilios 'encyclopedia' cd antifrost afro 001 1996



i uploaded earlier the catalogue of the experimental musics fest in 97 and totally loved the idea of ripping (though knowing that dimitris will skin me alive) the what i consider today as one of the best experimental records to emerge from greece in the 90's (well 'ermai' is the other and #3 in my list is the 1st side of optical musics still unpublished promo tape of'abbe olympios' - the 2nd side needs editing to be as freaked improv as the 1st) and definitely one of the best of the last 20 years at least regarding our local network.

issued in 96 after an LP on elfish and the pharmacodynamics cd on eflish too which had as bonus the 2nd side of the LP. till then and at least for the great part of the 90s ilios was using mostly samples and was this a la residents (allow me this comparison) kind of sound. i still recall the day i met dimitris downtown for a beer (well i must have drunk a hell of vodka for sure then)and get my copy plus distro copies. remember that a couple of hours later i crushed in l.a. bar in exarhia to hang out with spyros of sound pollution / vomit for a couple of drinks (aka more vodka w/ lemon), out of couriosity lakis who run the bar (today runs bar 'oasis' in bangok, thailand so if you chance there say hi from his ol pals) wanted to listen to it so we gave a first listen there, gave it a couple more back home. can't say i liked it on the contrary i loved a lot the naked woman on the booklet's inlay but not so much the cd then. put it in the library and it was a few years later that did i listen to it again and loved it totally loved it, so much that still consider myself an idiot why i never asked for an LP issue or even better why didn't bootleg it and just pop up one day and hang dimitris his copies or better mail them w/ no sender's address on the pack or so.

a strong, well crafted work that each time you listen to it more and more sounds unfold in your mind lotsa styles to remind you but overall is a unique piece of experimental musics that comes highly recommended.

grab it here while you can, listen to it and drop a line to buy for almost nothing you real cd copy at antifrost

cecil taylor unit 'dark to themselves' enja / ward cd



a free jazz mayhem!!!!

guess what i also love in the cd version is the 61+ full version compared to the some 49+ of the LP. notably of course for the 'james' instead of jimmy lyons on the back. the kinda ebay buy for some $6 or less.

total earslaughter in 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 parts

experimental musics fest in volos 21-23 / 2 / 1997 catalogue



another catalogue this time from a 3 day fest that took place in the city of volos back in late feb 1997. back then costis drygianakis (one of the founding members of the greek experimental band 'optical musics' in mid 80's) was an extremely active figure of the greek experimental musics scene being a member of optical musics, the key figure behind the legendary & sadly defunct 'edo'(here) records but also for a period of some 4 years (more or less) got involved in various activities in cultural organisations of the city notable for some trully memorable performances, theatre pieces he helped to set up. a story which sooner or later someone should sing for his behalf but to the point right now...

fall 96 chondros / katsiani and ilios perform in thessaloniki at the basement of the record store 'lotus' (home also of the also defunct poeta negra label)a live set that for thessaloniki networkers of the time will remain as the live set where someone was having a haircut and pieces of his hair were used to saw a buton on his shirt, someothers were trying to vomit on stage but couldn't manage to do so, etc etc etc. a few months later in feb 97 they are invited to set up a 3 day fest in volos in the form of experimental mixed media kinda music, theatre, performance, etc. so this one was set up.

regarding the condros / katsiani photos. a series of photos of the kiss w/ the measuring tape have been used back then in lotsa mags and catalogues. notably also the gallery x in exarhia, athens 97 or 98 chondros / katsiani exhibition that started w/ the kiss that led to the unfolded measure out of their mouths.
the page photo w/ thanasis having the lights taped on him is taken from the 51 weekends events that was held in alli poli gallery (konst melenikou, thess/niki) in 96 is the one that during the performance due to a short circuit problem luckily he wasn't burned alive. due to a fuse problem he started getting burned, electricity was cut and the performance as far as i recall stopped.

i have scanned and uploaded the catalogue of the event (sorry in greek), is the catalogue in its entity as long as people who might seek also infos on the town can found ads of sponsors including shops that might have closed or might have transformed into something else. sadly cannot track down in the archive the video tape of the event in order to rip and upload but hope one day in the future i'll manage to find it. till then enjoy!

kultur