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  • 01. Elementos
    02. Evocación
    03. Transformación
    04. Meditación y acercamiento a la Génesis
    05. El vuelo del "Bú" ácromo y el despertar del "Bú" rojo
    06. Magma
    07. Perdido entre las arenas del Siroco
    08. Un instante en el vértice
    09. El paisaje posible
    10. Sobre cómo las lavas cubrían la isla
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    AGUILAR, ILDEFONSO

    Erosion

    [engl] Spooky, meditative soundscapes inspired by the desolate volcanic environment of Lanzarote (Canary Islands), created using Minimoog, Polymoog, vocal loops and field recordings. Originally recorded in Germany in 1978 by Spanish painter / sound artist Ildefonso Aguilar, only a selection of the original recordings were released a few years later on a very rare limited edition cassette and LP. Now, for the first time ever, “Erosión” is reissued on 2LP featuring the complete recordings, as Ildefonso conceived it at the time. “Canary Islander Ildefonso Aguilar is best known for his paintings and surreal photography of the desolate volcanic wastelands of his homeland. He was also organiser of concerts at the Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote, a regular event which has featured the likes of Michael Brook, Roedelius, Steve Roach, and numerous other luminaries of ambient and atmospheric music. But, for his own music Ildefonso has never gained the mass recognition he really deserves. “Erosión”, recorded in 1978, is certainly one of the most fascinating of synth albums I've heard. And, it's remarkable really, if you consider all the technological advances that have happened since, what with digital synthesizers and samplers, that this music created entirely on analogue synthesizers still sounds so fresh and original. Okay, I know in the past that I compared Ildefonso's use of melody to more atmospheric Neuronium, and the mood of the music to early Klaus Schulze, Conrad Schnitzler, and Edgar Froese circa AQUA, but in retrospect it's really a forerunner to the acclaimed spacious works of Michael Stearns and Steve Roach (I could also quote Kevin O'Neill here, as to the use of ambiguous melody and texture), but besides all that “Erosión” has a style all of its own. As if the sonic description of mist swept rocky plains, rumblings from beneath the earth, the eerie power of nature looming. Beautiful yet strange, unnerving yet calming. Even more so, at 1¼ hours, “Erosión” reveals itself as a grand conceived suite, as themes recur in an almost ghostly fashion, as tension builds upon tension, and threatens to explode, which it never quite does! Extraordinary all the way through.” - Alan Freeman (Audion Magazine)
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    11.01.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4040824086756
     
  • 01. Silent City
    02. Hunt
    03. XI
    04. Eternal Warfare
    05. Im Daemonengarten
    06. Not A Film Theme
    07. Who Will Bother
    08. Implode
    09. Lab Rats, Escape
    10. The Scientist's Monologue
    11. Black Pyramid
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    AIKO AIKO

    Lab rats, escape!

    Abstrakte Elektronik und Psychedelik, Found Sounds und ihre gefilterten Freunde sind allesamt kein zwingender Widerspruch zum Song.
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    22.05.2015
    EAN
    EAN 9120047540237
     
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    AL KARPENTER

    If We Can´t Dream, They Won´t Sleep!!

    [engl] Strange connections -- Bilbao meets Japan via Berlin on a record that will put you in a constant state of WTF. ASMR rock? Post-internet punk? A political manifesto in times of generalized madness? After his acclaimed 2017 destructo-punk single on Munster Records, Al Karpenter now delivers his mature, complex debut LP on the world's premier record label for adults, New York City's Ever / Never. Al Karpenter is an elusive figure. On this record, he comes off like "Che" Guevara fronting Suicide in the year 2020: In halting, quivering tones, he warns us not to fall asleep, even as he slips into a dream state; he reminds us that we must not give up hope even in these times of collective self-destruction; then he shakes our very core with an agonizing scream. There is no resignation, no giving-up, and no mourning for a lost future in his work. Instead, Al Karpenter pits the burning energy of the present moment against older underground musical forms, playing things "wrong" as a technique for exposing the fundamental wrongness of consensus reality. His record is a puzzle, a conundrum, at once conflictive and erotic, violent and beautiful. Yellow Green Red's Matt Korvette described Al's debut single as ”Very deconstructed and cuckoo, as if one of Fushitsusha’s psychic jams was condensed into a couple minutes of indigestion" -- a perceptive appraisal, seeing as Al is now joined by time-bending drummer and percussionist Seijiro Murayama, whose early credits include Fushitsusha’s Double Live. Further strange connections include key players from Bilbao's exploratory music scene -- drummer Joxean Rivas of Bilbao's demolition unit Killerkume, experimentalists María Seco and Mattin -- alongside the legendary Chie Mukai, of Japan's Ché- SHIZU and the seminal East Bionic Symphonia school of improvised music. Tying it all together everything are the lucid sexophone and electronics of Lucio Capece. If it is no longer possible to dream of a just and equitable future, Al Karpenter's answer is to shout desperate truths, to disrupt the notion that "weird" music is the province of the connoisseur, the specialist. For Al Karpenter, the ugliest racket and the most sensual textures are instruments for change. He transforms his angst, fragility, and sense of powerlessness into a force for destroying(-)destructive Nonsense. Al Karpenter's love-cry, his healing force, is violent and fragmented and paradoxically smooth. Things are not right, he insists, and we will not make music that pretends they are. -e/n
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    10.04.2020
     
  • 01. Alpha 1
    02. Alpha 2
    03. Alpha 3
    04. Alpha 4
    05. Alpha 5
    06. Alpha 6
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    AMI SHAVIT

    In Alpha Mood

    [engl] ‘The music of this record was stimulated by the theory and practice of biofeedback. It is aimed to create a calm, relaxed and meditative mood associated with alpha brain waves.’ Part outsider electronic album; part physiological experiment; part work of art; this is not your average new age record. You won’t find any cosmic or spiritual connotations between the unsupposing and briefly annotated gatefold covers. This is an accidental new age record. It wasn’t designed to invoke images of far away landscapes or induce meditative states; rather it is the end result of a personally developed meditative technique called Alpha Mood. The brainchild of a reclusive Israeli multimedia artist with a fascination in philosophy, technology and sound by the name of Ami Shavit, In Alpha Mood is the result of a personal and artistic exploration to both overcome a personal trauma and push the boundaries of a fledgling physiological understanding whilst utilising the burgeoning domestic synthesizer technology of the late 60s and early 70s. With an enviable private collection of synthesisrs first started in 1972 during his travels to the US just as they first arrived in music stores and shipped home to Tel Aviv, the professor of both philosophy and art and established kinetic artist was fascinated with art that involved technology. In particular being able to give something mechanical an emotive angle. His early works primarily involved motorised mobiles (he actually installed one in Tel Aviv’s first discoteuque). Seeking to combine his love of electronic music acts like Tangerine Dream and Philip Glass and this new synthesiser technology with his fascination for the relatively new technique of biofeedback - a process in which technology is used to relay information about the body’s functions enabling a change in physiological activity in order to manipulate them. Combined with his understanding of alpha brainwaves (primarily attributed to a function of the brain that deals with relaxation), Ami embarked on an experiment with what he coined Alpha Mood – a state in which the brain is working in relaxation and in which he used music as a means of helping induce his own meditative state. With practically no formal musical training and working in complete isolation of the Tel Aviv music scene - with the exception of allowing cult prog nearly men Zingale and a handful of close friends to use his private studio - over the next two years he recorded hours and hours of experimental improvised music, or “sounds” as he prefers to call it. Conscripted into the army evacuating battlefield casualties during the Yom Kippur War following the surprise invasion of the Israeli-occupied territories on the West Bank in 1973, Ami struggled to come to terms with his experiences during the short conflict and lost interest in his work until he came across a collection of field recordings made during the war and he had an epiphany. By adding sounds and battlefield sound bites to the recordings he could articulate his experiences in a sort of cathartic process and was able to put them behind him. Harnessing this newfound confidence he continued in his work until a longtime friend, agent and owner of a small local record shop called Mango (a Tel Aviv institution at the time) suggested he press some of his recordings on vinyl so that he could sell them through his store. Rather than cull disparate excepts from his expansive tape archive of home recordings, Ami begin work on what would become the culmination of his years of experimentation and the centerpiece of his work with Alpha Mood. Recorded in Ami’s studio during a handful of sessions and with no post-production, the six-track album was mastered at Triton Studios (who’s previous list of clients included Arik Einstein and Tamouz) and pressed by Hed Arzi (one of Israel’s oldest and largest labels/pressing plants) on his own Amis Records imprint with finished copies delivered to Mango three months later. Only 500 copies of a planned limited edition run of 5000 were initially pressed and with no publicity surrounding the release it was sold to discerning record buyers with little or no understanding of the record or its maker outside of his status as a prominent visual artist. Not long after receiving delivery of these first copies Mango was forced to close its doors permanently and the remaining 4500 copies of the run were never pressed. Apart from a handful of Alpha Mood exhibitions in Israel those 500 copies and six remaining master tapes (including that of In Alpha Mood - the rest having been lost, given to friends or simply thrown away) are the only remaining artefacts of Ami’s Alpha Mood experiments.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.08.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5060099505492
     
  • 01. Historia de un Pueblo por Nacer ou Carta Abierta a Vassili Vassilikos y a todos los Pesimistas
    02. Cinta Cita
    03. Auto-Retrato Sobre Paisaje Porteño
    04. Valsa Sideral
    05. Contrapunctus Contra Contrapunctus
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    ANTUNES, JORGE

    Musica Eletronica

    [engl] Originally released in 1975, “Música Eletrônica” is considered the first electro-acoustic / electronic album made in Brazil. It features tracks recorded between 1962 and 1970 by avant-garde / electronic music pioneer Jorge Antunes. Early electronic oscillations, white noise, feedback, loops, tape manipulation, treated vocals and proto-minimalism / sampling / glitches Mandatory to anyone into Pierre Henry, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Schaeffer, Ralph Lundsten, Louis & Bebe Baron, Ihlan Mimaroglu, Morton Subotnick, Stockhausen… Born in 1942 in Rio de Janeiro, Jorge Antunes is one of the earliest composers of electro-acoustic music in Brazil. During the early 60s, he built his own components for making electronic music: theremin, sawtooth oscillator, a spring-reverb device, a frequency filter… The works included on “Música Eletrônica” were recorded at Antunes’ home studio and at the Electronic Music Laboratory of the Institute Torcuato Di Tella, in Buenos Aires, Argentine. We can find early pieces like “Valsa Sideral” (1962), on which Antunes uses artificial echo and reverberation by feedback between the recording heads to create the first Brazilian work consisting only of electronic tones. “Auto-retrato sobre paisaje porteño” (1969 / 1970) is an amazing piece of early turntablism on which Antunes “samples” an old tango vinyl record found at a flea market, using it as a loop and for sound effects / manipulation, adding a different, “electronic dance” version to it, mixed with electronic sound effects and cut voice manipulation / sound poetry. It sounds years ahead of its time and it’s a precursor to the dance / downtempo music from the following decades. The version included here, features the audio collage which Antunes created to criticize the military regimes from Brazil and Argentine and which wasn’t used on the original LP to avoid any problems with censorship. “Cinta Cita” (1969) was the first piece recorded by Antunes at a professional studio. Pure electronic sounds and pulsating rhythms using filtered noise and synthetic sounds created by additive synthesis. “Contrapunctus versus contrapunctus” (1962) was created using tape splicing, micro-assemblies and tape manipulation. "Historia de un Pueblo por Nacer or Carta Abierta a Vassili Vassilikos y a todos los Pesimistas” (1970) with its sinoidal sounds and low frequencies was inspired by the plot of the novel and film ‘Z’ by Vassili Vassilikos. In the original audio of this work, Antunes used a quotation from the International Communist anthem. To avoid problems, he cut that passage for inclusion on the original LP. But you’ll find here the uncensored, original version. In 1970 Antunes had done research at the Institute of Sonology at the University of Utrecht with a specialization in Computer Music (working with the Electrologia X-8 computer). During the 70s at different occasions he had worked under guidance of Pierre Schaeffer and Iannis Xenakis amongst others. Mr. Antunes is presently Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studio of the University of Brasilia and President of the Brazilian Society for Electroacoustic Music.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.09.2016
    EAN
    EAN 4040824086343
     
  • 01. Allucinazioni Mistiche.
    02. Escape.
    03. Death’s Song.
    04. Facce Violente.
    05. Attesa Insopportabile.
    06. Chaco.
    07. Vai Gorilla.
    08. Night Club Dance.
    09. Sette Note In Nero.
    10. Electronic Sound (Excerpt).
    11. Avangiu.
    12. Godzilla.
    13. The Hunt Down.
    14. Concession Naturali.
    15. Escape.
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    BIXIO, FRIZZI, TEMPERA

    Magnetic Systems

    [engl] From the same vibrant cinematic landscape of 70s studio supergroups as Goblin, The Pawnshop, The Group and The Braen’s Machine comes The Magnetic System – the Italian incognito dream team comprised of Milano prog keyboardist Vince Tempera and Cinevox sibling Franco Bixio and launched the career of Video Nasty maestro Fabio Frizzi. Bridging the void between Giallo jazz bass driven prog and the arrival of home studios and synthesisers, the omnipresent film music of The Magnetic System marked a sea change in Italian genre film music, promoting melodic electronics to the forefront of Italian pop culture and pre-empting the first murmurs of Italo disco and synth-pop. Sharing session musicians, studios and release schedules with many of the aforementioned luminaries, Bixio, Frizzi and Tempera’s magnetic powers continue to attract musicians and aficionados of discerning sight and sound.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.07.2016
    EAN
    EAN 5060099505881
     
  • 01. First Light
    02. French Passport
    03. Respect The Road
    04. Street Without Lunch
    05. Why Blondes Eat
    06. I Don’t Want
    07. Hell’s Little Ransom
    08. Forced Delight / Debris Factory
    09. Jumpstart
    10. Robop
    11. Keep The Letters
    12. Bus
    13. I Walk The Lawn
    14. The Big Horizon
    15. Integers
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    BOMIS PRENDIN

    Clear Memory

    [engl] Formed in 1978, Bomis Prendin is a collective of experimental "noisicians" from Washington DC, pioneers within the DIY, Industrial, cassette culture and experimental electronics scene. Using cassette recorders, mutated musical toys, electric guitars, bass, rewired circuitry, analog pedal effects & cheap keyboards, they recorded and released in the late 70s a couple of astounding flexi–discs (Test and Phantom Limb) which led to them being included on the infamous Nurse With Wound list. "Clear Memory" was originally released in 1984 only on cassette (50 copies) and it’s an incredible example of DIY mutant psychedelic pop and homemade electronic weirdness which sounds years ahead of its time. Here’s the first ever reissue.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.06.2020
     
  • 01. L’Unita
    02. Aural Suspension
    03. Terminal Velocity
    04. Yellow
    05. Side Looking Radar Image
    06. Aeray Dust
    07. Dr. Mabuse
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    BRUCE DITMAS

    Yellow Dust

    [engl] As an artist whose name has become mutually synonymous with the instrument he plays Bruce Ditmas is a very unique heavy musician from one of those special tightknit communities that tried (and almost succeeded) to change the facade of progressive pop music and jazz via musical technology. Raised in Miami (an unknown incubator for future synthesists) Bruce carved the image of a teen prodigy playing jazz drums at the most exclusive Miami Beach hotels. After being whisked off to New York by none other that July Garland he became immersed in free music, recording compositions by Annette Peacock and Carla Bley before setting up house with vocal artist Joan La Barbara (later Mrs. Morton Subotnick) in 1975, who, via her own label, encouraged Bruce to pursue his very specific experiments in heavy electronic rhythms. This LP is compiled from the solo Moog Drum compositions from his only two albums both released in 1977 using a Mini-Moog (donated by Gil “Hendrix” Evans), an Arp 2600 and a wide range of treated percussive instruments that littered this enfant terrible’s bedroom floor throughout the 1970s. A later pillar of the Enja and ECM community, Bruces later work in TV, film, sound sculpture and free music still renders truly unique recording to this very day. Meet your new favourite drummer, and the best Moog Drum record in your whole collection.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.08.2015
    EAN
    EAN 5060099505515
     
  • 01. The Award
    02. The Silliest Tune
    03. Brief Encounter
    04. Smalltalk
    05. Arrest Of Groucho
    06. Baby Baby
    07. Sweet Smell Of Success 8. Too Much Smell
    09. Silliest Tune (Vocal Version)
    10. Reanimation Of A Filmmaker"
    11. Singing In The Closet
    12. Winding Down
    13. Strange Sounds
    14. The Dance
    15. Prepare For The Show
    16. Seduction
    17. Walking
    18. On The Way
    19. Train
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    BRUNO SPOERRI

    Teddy Bär/Lilith

    [engl]  Comprising two of the most complete bodies of work from innova- tive Swiss electronic jazz pioneer Bruno Spoerri this combined archival release delves into a deep vault of commercial and exper- imental film music revealing the vibrant versatility of the compos- er in collaboration with two important Swiss directors. Mastered from original studio tapes this compendium comprises an expand- ed range of instruments and studio techniques placing the artist on either side of his comfort zone parameters. Utilising vocals in both a treated/experimental form as well as in a formal song based capacity this release instantly reveals two new sides to Spoerri’s personality. The two soundtracks also reveal the natu- ral progression of Bruno's interaction between live bands and jazz musicians working alongside industrial field recordings and con- crète tape experiments (previously exemplified in his work for forklift truck manufacturer Lansing Bagnall). Spoerri's broad palette of electronic instruments is widely utilised within these recordings revealing Bruno's home studio as one of the early exponents of the Lyricon wind synth and various modular synthe- sisers developed and re-customised as part of a wider creative relationship with the creators of Buchla and Arp instruments. Both programmes span a decade of commercial work for Swiss and German advertising companies furnishing a unique Swiss culture of tangible vinyl giveaway records which punctuates the artists varied discography alongside a list that includes collabora- tions with musicians from German Krautrock band Can, legendary progressive jazz/electronic musicians like Klaus Weiss and Joel Vandroogenbroeck, as well as physical visual artists like Betha Sarasin. Presenting the entire previously unreleased score to Kurt Aeschbacher's experimental film Lilith and a remastered ver- sion of the rare vinyl soundtrack to Rolf Lyssy's comedy Teddy Bär (including an newly excavated non-LP track) this release goes beyond the typical realms of commercial film composition includ- ing full-length cues and fully realised electronic tracks which stand up both within and outside of the context of the original, seldom seen celluloid achievements. Enjoy at best with an open mind with eyes open or closed for a wider perspective on this one man music machine.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.02.2013
    EAN
    EAN 5060099503863
     
  • 01. Chinese Food Part I
    02. Cemetery
    03. Like Me
    04. Chinese Food Part II
    05. Oceans In My Ears
    06. Dogs’ Ears Are Stupid
    07. Australia / The Sleepwalker Bites Herself In French
    08. European Trains
    09. No Beethoven
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    CARE OF THE COW

    Dogs Ears Are Stupid

    [engl] Originally released only on cassette in 1983, "Dogs’ Ears Are Stupid" by Chicago trio Care of the Cow is a fascinating blend of psychedelic folk, minimal electronics and post–punk weirdness. Acid fuzz guitar, incredible vocal harmonies, drum machines, analogue synths... One of Chicago’s best kept secrets, Care of the Cow’s history goes back to 1974. A trio formed by Victor Sanders, X Baczewska and Sher Doruff, they had a very unique and eclectic sound, experimental yet very melodic, mixing psychedelic folk–rock with art–rock and DIY / post–punk. Their influences were very diverse: Beatles, Fripp, Eno, Joni Mitchell, Carla Bley, Pauline Oliveros, Eric Dolphy... Care of the Cow debuted in 1975 with a 10" followed by their first LP album in 1981. By 1983, the band was adding drum machines and synths to their sound, highlighted by Victor’s amazing guitar playing and X & Sher’s perfectly blended vocal harmonies, resulting in "Dogs’ Ears Are Stupid", the second Care of the Cow album, released only as a tiny cassette edition in 1983.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.03.2019
    EAN
    EAN 4040824088804
     
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    CYANIDE TOOTH

    Midnight Climax Operation

    [engl] Midnight Climax Operation represents Cyanide Tooth’s continued research into paranoid states of existence and chance methods of sound-sculpting. Side one of Midnight Climax Operation is a patchwork of intriguing and unnerving sonic explorations. Cyanide Tooth utilizes tape manipulation and other lo-tech methods that recall a time before ProTools and infinite plug-in options. “Heartburn” throws all the cards on the table, encompassing sarcastic tape abuse, skipping CDs, old-school guitar noise and breakout hip-hop beats. “Headline/Heartline” takes a day trip to the death factory as torrents of noise coalesce around an urgent narration that plays out as if Biting Tongues was jamming with Throbbing Gristle. “American Cherry Burst” is pure, righteous scree intent on revealing false truths, while “Press The Mesh” comes on like early Coil captured in a late-night basement session. The side concludes with the frenetic beats of “Techno Animus” and the creeping dread of “Shadow Enforcers,” which recalls Ike Yard and Cabaret Voltaire. On side two, Cyanide Tooth hijacks the listener’s brainstem for an LSD-fueled investigation into chance operations. Performed live with no edits, “Operation Midnight Climax” is a feat of turntablism and juxtaposition, yielding a sonic narrative that picks up steam as it hurtles towards the outer regions. WWNWWD? Somewhere, Steve Stapleton is nodding approvingly. With Midnight Climax Operation, Cyanide Tooth delivers a dangerous package -- handle with care. -e/n
    Format
    TAPE
    Release-Datum
    30.03.2020
     
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    CYANIDE TOOTH

    The Whole Tooth & Nothing But...

    [engl] Cyanide Tooth is the solo noise project of New York's Erick Bradshaw H, and this debut cassette is recorded half live in Indiana, half done in NYC. The electronics that feature throughout the first side are harsh, but not very aggressive. There's plenty of room for voice manipulation among the sounds of crickets dying in flames and whatnot. Meanwhile the flip uses samples of a woman's voice to rather paranoia inducing ends.
    Format
    TAPE
    Release-Datum
    10.10.2014
     
  • 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. Ricerca Della Materia
    02. Pericolo
    03. Dimensione Concreta
    04. Esodo
    05. Grosse Cilindrate
    06. Sport Orientali (Lotta)
    07. Avventura
    08. Visione Surreale
    09. Fabbrica
    10. Occultismo
    11. Vizio
    12. Fantastico
    13. Moto Cross
    14. Dimensione Astratta
    15. Ignoto
    16. Circo Del Bimbi
    17. Sovrapposizione Di Immagini
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    DANIELA CASA

    Sovrapposizione Di Immagini

    [engl] In an alternate universe the Rome born female synthesist Daniela Casa would be a household name. A genuine pioneer of experimental pop music, abstract electronics, Giallo jazz and even heavy drone rock jams, her elusive and infectious music joins the dots and loops between other Italian female electronic composers such as Giulia De Mutiis (later Giulia Alessandroni), Doris Norton and Suzanne Ciani while retaining one of the most individualistic and diverse composing styles of an advanced mechanical musician regardless of their nationality or gender. This LP compiles, for the first time, a multifarious selection of previously commercially unavailable instrumental music composed at her home studio in the late 70s before her untimely death at the age of 42. Originally designed for use in radio, film, TV and other industry specific applications, these seldom heard selections combine ingenious homemade and hi-tech disciplines, providing scores for Italian thrillers, nature documentaries, educational projects and commercial sound installations. Mastered from the vaults of the sought-after Deneb/Flirt/ Canopo library labels (home to some of the rarest records by Fabio Frizzi, Giuliano ‘Raskovich’ Sorgini, Gerardo Iacoucci, Alessandro ‘Braen’ Alessandroni amongst others) these rare tracks reveal Daniela Casa in her most fertile environment (composing as a young mother) in both a solo capacity and alongside incredible Italian session musicians, often sharing release schedules and track lists with her maverick maestro husband Remigio Ducross. These multi-layered musical images remain as vibrant and authentic today as they did thirty-five years ago. Close your eyes and unravel the Sovrapposizione Di Immagini...
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.09.2014
    EAN
    EAN 5060099505362
     
  • 01. Ocarina Belt
    02. Shit Forest
    03. Prise Sur Maison-Roche
    04. Divination Par Les Brosses
    05. Soft Archery
    06. Ghoulio Stairtrap
    07. Prise Sur Maison-Mère
    08. Croisillons
    09. All Noticeable Theories
    10. Spiritisme Et Nouvelles Technologies
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    DANSE MUSIQUE RHONE-ALPES

    Shit Forest

    [engl] Loup Gangloff is Danse Musique Rhône-Alpes, half of Deux Boules Vanille, who hits, among other things, on wooden brackets. DIY clubbing. A techno, so square in the soul, made with a wobbly appartus, just so we are always anticipating him to take a tumble. We're at the funfair, around the ghost train: "Do you want some more ?"
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.12.2020
     
  • 01. Dulled
    02. Turmoil Dosage
    03. Defective Structures
    04. Post Autopsy
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    DEFECT PLAY

    Defect Play

    [engl] Their self titled debut, which consists of four caustic dekompositions, is a bleak and industrial thing filled of layered percussion, wild power electronics, masked vocals and hostile guitars. It starts with sharp stabbing loops and almost jump scares in the first track, moves to a throbbing dystopian rhythm, anxiety builds to climax and teases release by the end of the side. The flip slowly creeps back down to the uncertain hell that we started in. A constant nightmare. A continual circuit exposing issues of imperfection, overstimulation and misrepresentation. This is unpleasant musick. 300 copies of 150gr translucent red vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with an 8 page booklet and download card included. All art, recording and mixing by DEFECT PLAY. Mastering by Will Killingsworth.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.05.2020
     
  • 01. Dawn
    02. The Dragons Gate
    03. Ars Nova
    04. Flight Of The Raven
    05. Voices Of The Sage
    06. Photonos
    07. Doppler Bells 1
    08. Rainforest
    09. Valley Of The Birds
    10. Reflecting Pool
    11. Openings
    12. Chasing The Shadowbeast
    13. Nightsong
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    EMERALD WEB

    The Stargate Tapes

    [engl] Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, whilst splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida raised soul mate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately pressed debut LP at an axis where post-prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music. At the turn of the 1980s Bob Stohl and Kat Epple embarked on a ten-year spir- itual journey playing at planetariums and laser shows above the same Californian silicon city that devised the early computer music software, unify- ing their state of the art modular synth soundscapes and organic compositions of flutes, bells and field recordings and furnishing a self-pressed cassette tapeography of inimitable Emerald Web music for their self-funded Stargate label. Having first communicated via the medium of music as flute players at a South Florida jam session the future space music luminaries would be instru- mental in assisting synthesiser companies via feedback and consultancy in developing instruments such as the Lyricon wind synth (favoured by Suzanne Ciani and Bruno Spoerri) and various sponsored machines for Arp, Buchla, EML, Computone and Orchestron. Named after a laser show formation and combining influences from science fiction films, fantasy novels and a broad musical spectrum including Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, It's A Beautiful Day and Goro Yamaguchi, Bob and Kat would balance day jobs as synth program- mers as well as TV and film soundtrackers under the moniker BobKat Productions (counting microscope nature documentarian Carl Sagan amongst their clients) with evening synthesiser shows at galleries, spiritual centres and even punk clubs. This compilation album comprises early tracks from Emerald Web’s debut vinyl release and the following four rare cassette only albums on Stargate Records from 1979-1982 before the band recorded their bestselling (and Grammy nominated) albums for labels affiliated with Germany’s Kuckuck and Larry Fast before Bob Stohl’s sad and untimely death in 1989. Taken from original master tapes and recorded using revolutionary and proto- typal music technology many of these tracks have never been on vinyl or CD until now. Finders Keepers are proud to have worked closely alongside Kat Epple as part of an ongoing Emerald Web/BobKat archival project making these important early electronic/organic musical hybrids available for fans of ambient krautrock, electronic soundtracks, musique concrete, electro and PINA enthusiasts alike. Welcome To The Valley Of The Birds.
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    18.11.2012
    EAN
    EAN 5060099505058
     
  • 01. Jupiter Stone
    02. Ice Caves
    03. Starsail
    04. Stargate
    05. Mistress Ship
    06. Air Smith (Part One)
    07. Air Smith (Part Two)
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    EMERALD WEB

    Whispered Visions

    [engl] Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, whilst splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida raised soul mate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately pressed debut LP at an axis where post- prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music.Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, whilst splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida raised soul mate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately pressed debut LP at an axis where post-prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music. Notes by Kat Epple When originally released, one music reviewer described Whispered Visions as: “A cosmic tapestry of sound, woven with threads of shimmering synthesizer timbres and luminous flute melodies” This album was made using early synthesizers, sequencers, Lyricon and flutes. When it was recorded in 1980 our synths were regarded as “state of the art” technology. Originally released exclusively on compact cassette it was our second of a total of fourteen independent releases. The band Emerald Web consisted of Bob Stohl and myself and our goal was to create innovative synthesizer orchestration and blend electronic music and acoustic instruments. From 1978 to 1990 we recorded, toured and performed in planetariums whilst composing soundtracks for Carl Sagan, amongst others. Bob and I were consultants for (and were lucky enough to be sponsored by) companies and individuals that were creating the latest music technology. At the time Emerald Web was one of the few “Space Music” bands which performed live in concert using synthesizers and sequencers, most of which had volatile memory and no pre-set sound banks. Unfortunately, Bob passed away in 1990. Since then I have continued to compose music for film and perform in concert as a solo artist, as Emerald Web and with various other ensembles.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.10.2014
    EAN
    EAN 5060099505386
     
  • 01. Expansión Galáctica
    02. Los visitants de Sirio
    03. La Pipa de Lucas
    04. El Nacimiento Diario
    05. La Ceremonia
    06. El Misterio de Tihuanaco
    07. Brujería
    08. Transfiguración del Iniciado
    09. Bo Bo Bo Beu
    10. Paren la Contaminación del Aire
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    EMILIO APARICIO MOOG

    Expansion Galactica

    [engl] “In 2010, I was searching for old records in the city of Quetzaltenango in Guatemala. I found myself in a dusty basement which had been in another time the warehouse of Iximché, a rock-o-la machines distributor. It was an exciting discovery, two big rooms full of old 45s but also dust and rat’s dung. Among some incredible finds, I found two strange private 45s which had been released by local drink company. The song titles, “Brujería” (“Witchcraft”) and “Transmutación del iniciado” (“Transmutation of the initiated”) matched perfectly with the abstract psychedelic/electronic instrumental Moog sounds emanating from the grooves. I was fascinated and I knew I had a mission: to discover and tell the world the story behind Emilio Aparicio Moog. After seven years, I finally managed to locate all of his recordings, eight in total.” – Ruffy Tnt (Discodelic) Emilio Aparicio was an electronic experimental musician from Guatemala, a pioneer in using the MOOG synth in Latin America. He released a series of private 45s, recorded at his home studio in collaboration with his patron and producer, the painter Roberto Abularach. In 1969, Roberto travels to New York, where he purchases one of the very early models of the Moog synthesizers directly from Robert Moog. He brought it back to Guatemala and he gave it as a present to his friend Aparicio. It is during those years, 1969-1971, when the recordings included here, featuring primitive drum machines and the Moog synth, are registered. Most of the tracks were written at the country house of Abularach, where Emilio built his own home recording studio and where he spent long periods of seclusion. It is in this house where they also spent weeks experimenting with hallucinogens (LSD and Datura) in the company of other artists, painters, poets and musicians from the underground arts scene of Guatemala. The fruit of those two years of experimentation were released in less than one month as five volumes of a 45 housed in a generic picture sleeve and titled “Música Electrónica” (“Electronic Music”). These strange records were never sold at shops: they were given away in exchange of four corks of a local drink called Salvavidas Roja, related to Abularach’s family. As you can guess, the response was not that great, as the experimental music of Aparicio was too advanced for its time. Most of the 45s were destroyed and recycled and soon after Emilio created another experimental project, La Banda Plástica, releasing a couple of 45s for the biggest record label from Guatemala which also went nowhere. Aparicio’s music is a fascinating blend of primitive homemade electronics with Latin influences. Imagine “Psyche Rock” era Pierre Henry, Gershon Kingsley and Bruce Haack meeting Joe Meek at the Guatemalan jungle and you’re there. Emilio Aparicio passed away on 2012 . As his wife says, when he died and went to another dimension, it was as if he took with him all the energy from the electronic devices from their house: “it was a very strange thing, just everything died with him.” Here’s for the first time ever the collected works of this unsung DIY hero which will blow the mind of any vintage electronica fan.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4040824087463
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    16.11.2017
    EAN
    EAN 4040824087470
     
  • 01. Burn First Then An Affront
    02. Lions To Poach
    03. Marta Kya Na Karta?
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    FRKSE

    Denigration Rapture

    [engl]  A masterful amalgamation of sinister tape loops and unsettling industrial clangs makes 'Denigration Rapture' a hypnotic conflagration replete with pulsing Kraut drones, sampled vocal/musical textures and crunchy power electronics. You can feel the unnatural barbs of the dark forces sinking in while they slowly lull you down to depths and hold you there forever. Drown in this glory. Like the other singles in series 3, there are 300 copies on black vinyl with hand stamped labels housed in a hand stamped j-card sleeve. A one-time pressing.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    07.04.2018
     
  • 01. Farishtagi
    02. Recitation In Steps, Each Phrase Repeated Twice
    03. A Gateway Drag
    04. A Lurking Conceit
    05. Formative Assessment For The Abstinence Theory Of Interest
    06. Unregulated Individual Actions
    07. Supplier
    08. Unmetered (vinyl only track)
    09. May We Both Attain Spiritual Effulgence Together / May We Both Together Become Famous
    10. God’s Prison Yard Of Converts
    11. “And The Earth Is My Footstool” (vinyl only track)
    12. I Accompany The Work
    13. Iblis
    14. Once Upon A Time In Somnath
    15. Incomplete Guided Meditation
    16. Possession If 9/10 Of Samsara
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    FRKSE

    Desecration Anxiety II

    [engl] From humble beginnings as a do-everything-yourself-because-people-aren't-ready-for-your-vision-yet basement rapper in "The Biggest Little City" (the underground of the underground) comes the rarified and clarified aural juggernaut known as FRKSE. Using a combination of tape loops, power electronics, sampled sounds, synths and some other stress inducing mysteries, FRKSE has found a unique place in the universe. A turbulent plane nestled somewhere between chattering industrial clamor and automatous world meditation. "Desecration Anxiety II" further projects visions of a tormented nirvana beyond the light of consciousness, an uncertain stillness. 300 copies of 150gr black vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with insert and download card (though there are vinyl only tracks that are not included in the download). Artwork based on "Desecration Anxiety I" created by DAS/Auris Apothecary. Photography by Reid Haithcock. Mastered by April Golden.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.05.2020
     
  • 01. Ionized Johnson
    02. Relayed
    03. Invisible City
    04. Black Monay
    05. Der Zweifel
    06. New Flesh
    07. Big Upsetter
    08. Shiny Scumbag
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    FUCKHEAD

    Avoid Nil

    Verpflichtet der Schönheit in Klang, Wort und Bild seit 1988. Analoger Aktionismus, digital arts, Lärm, Schmutz, Schund und grandiose performative Desaster in Europa und Übersee. Schöne Musiken, bewegte Bilder, Körperskulpturen, Datenträger und sonstiger prätentiöser Scheiss für fröhliche Mensch, wagemutige Labels, ambitionierte Museen und risikofreudige Theaterhäuser. Merke: Wir kommen aus den äußeren Zonen der Vernunft mit den irren Grinsern von dilletierenden Wiederholungstätern. Wir operieren am lebendigen Subjekt mit schmutzigen Händen, aber grosser Liebe zum Detail. Und der Trost, der in den sentimentalen Formen liegt, ist trügerisch.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.09.2013
    EAN
    EAN 9006472024576
     
  • 01. Dislocation
    02. Neuron
    03. Dark
    04. Proximity
    05. Wormland
    06. Doom
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    FUCKHEAD

    Dislocation

    Es dröhnt ein irrer Mix aus Bass Musik und Lärm Rock. Ungelenkes Getanze im Vorzimmer, Vandalismus. Die Männchen stören die Ordnung Deiner Dinge, wühlen in Deiner Schmutzwäsche, rühren an Deinem Unbewussten, sprechen Dir aus der Seele, damit „es auch Dir einmal besser geht!“ Das Plattencover ein grosser Augmented Reality Trigger. Fremde Avatare übernehmen Dein geliebtes Smartphone, Chaos in der Filterblase. Die Situation ist katastrophal, aber nicht ernst!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.12.2017
    EAN
    EAN 9120083370300
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    15.12.2017
    EAN
    EAN 9120083370317
     
  • 01. Lunarscape
    02. Ethereal Jazz
    03. Venus Rising
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    GALACTIC EXPLORERS

    Epitaph for Venus

    [engl] Another shrouded in mystery album from the Pyramid label, produced by Toby Robinson in Cologne circa 1974. Kosmische and Head sounds with plenty of Minimoog, analogue synths / keyboards, effects, loops, tape manipulation, treated percussions, etc., courtesy of Galactic Explorers, an electronic, minimal, ambient krautrock trio featuring Reinhard Karwatky (Dzyan). Take a trip to the inner regions of your mind, see ancient solar systems forming and listen to cosmic winds and vibrations while sine waves of pure bliss will give you total peace of mind...
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.05.2019
    EAN
    EAN 4040824087210