samedi 15 novembre 2008

Natasha Barrett - Isostasie - Empreintes Digitales CD

U.K Composer Natasha Barret on the brilliant Empreintes Digitales label. Barret born 1972 and student of Jonty Harrison and later on Dennis Smaley ,delivers a total stand out album. Skillfully crafted from start to finish it has become to me a total stand-out the already very impressive Empreintes Digitales catalogue.
Natasha Barret has won numerous awards in the field and is one one of the most talented artists in the new generation of acousmatic and Musique concrete scene.

More info can be found on her own site

vendredi 14 novembre 2008

Masci & Bacalov - Pitturamusica / Corpopaessagio - General Music

Luis Bacalov is no stranger ! (born in Buenos Aieres in 1933. he has become one of Argentina's most prolific composer most notably for his movie scores Early on in his career, he composed scores for Spaghetti Western films, including Django, Storm Rider and The Price Of Power.
Bacalov has been nominated twice at the Academy Awards for his score of The gospel according to St Matthew in 1967 and winning the award for for Il postino in 1996.
In the early 1970s, he collaborated with Italian Prog bands New Trolls , Ossana and il Rovescio dedella Medaglia

Music written for an art expo at the Galleria Toninelli in Milano of the Italian painter Edolo Masci. One track co-written with non other than Ennio Morricone.

jeudi 13 novembre 2008

T.A.G.C. - Meontological Research Recording - Record 1- Sweatbox

I admit the cover really catches the eye !! really obscure ain't it !!! Well the cover does not lie this release is totally dark obscure late 80's experimental , but jeez what a mind twitcher !! Probably not the friendliest record to start the day with , but does hit the spot after a long day in city mayhem and the need to get all that 'shit' out !!!! It is by no means an aggressive album , but crawls on you like a crab on bad acid !! great stuff .
Side A recorded December 13, 1986 in Berlin. This work was further manipulated and later entitled Test Tones . Side B is an abridged live version of the soundtrack for Burning Water, recorded February 14, 1987 in Berlin.

mardi 11 novembre 2008

Ivan Pequeno-Ahora!- Eleven

Chilean native with this remarkable album on the small french label Eleven.
Multi instrumentalist Ivan Pequeno was born in 1945 , in the 60's he moved to Paris to continue his studies , and worked with Max Deutsch, and Jorge Arriagada.
This is the only album I know from Pequeno , though I did discover him from a retrospective CD of Chilliean Electroacoustic music.
Totally brilliant , electronic and concrete with strong socialist message . Pinochet led Chili was no happy place.
I hope Mr Pequeno won't mind that for the audio sample I allowed my self to put the whole of side A.

Gary Kail / Zurich 16 " Creative Nihilism" Iridescence 2XLP

One of those unfortunately rather unknown records by yet another rather unknown artist , Gary Kail . For the books Zurich 16 is none other then Gary Kail this time joining forces with friends and fellow artists.
Gary Kail is a mystery to me , this is the only recording I know of his , some other works seam to have appeared on some early 80's tapes , but apart from that .................. I have no clue !

All I hope is that he is still doing music somewhere and did not fall in that broken dreams category , which really does happen 99% of the time , leaving that dreaded 'complete 'bollocks' 1% of horrific music!!!!!! but hey hey who am I to judge ! The music I love inspired me to start this blog in the first place !!! but so did the music I hate !!!!!

Recorded between 1979 and 1983 at the New Underground Recording Studio. and spread on 2xlp (one Gary Kail and other Zurich 16)

This is all fun tape manipulations , DIY , Field recording , experimental , concrete must have album .