Starting with three tracks from their earliest recording sessions under the Crystal Syphon LP), in Elephant Ball then moves on to a Fillmore West gig from Novemberfeaturing the final incarnation of the group during their original run. With the same complex harmonies, nuanced songwriting and top-drawer musicianship that won Family Evil its accolades, the half-dozen tunes range from the crunchy riffs of the title track and "It's Winter" to the lightly jazzy "Don't LP) Brother" and the Latin-tinged moves of "There Is Light There".
The first dates fromin collaboration with dancer Paulette Searswho provides the "singings and screamings" of the album's subtitle. It moves from a frenzy of abstraction to a more meditative take on Couperin's composition, with diversions and tributaries along the way. The second, fromis a rougher beast, recorded with wildly over-saturated levels, the tape machine itself becomes a participant in the performance, with its heavy distortion bringing out storm clouds of overtones from Corner's piano.
Edition of copies, with Corner's calligraphy silkscreened on Kozo rice paper and mounted onto the jacket. Live in Nickelsdorf. If the city of Beirut doesn't leap to mind as a hotbed of avant-garde musical activity, listen up: sincethe Al Maslakh label translation: "The Slaughterhouse" has been documenting far-thinking sounds from the small but vital Lebanese scene.
Now, Roaratorio present their second album and first vinyl release : Live In Nickelsdorfrecorded at the Konfrontationen Festival in While far from the first to employ extended techniques on their respective instruments, Mazen Kerbaj trumpetSharif Sehnaoui acoustic guitarLP) Raed Yassin doublebass create a music that bears little relation to others who traffic in the same outer realms. Heavily textural, frequently perplexing, sometimes unsettling but always suffused with a provocative intelligence, this is the sound of a collective ur-mind that favors the long gesture over pointillistic strokes.
Their capacity for generating aural illusions -- one would be hard-pressed to identify the instrumentation as three acoustic instruments, with no electronics or overdubs whatsoever -- is astounding, but it's their skill at harnessing these uncanny tones into a consistently engaging and powerful sound-world that elevates the "A" Trio into the front rank of contemporary improvisational groups. A limited edition of copies. Download coupon included. Black Phoenix Blues. As gifted a singer, composer and arranger as he was, his genius was destined to remain a well-kept secret during his lifetime by virtue of the complete disregard, verging on invisibility in which song-poem records were held.
He was a commercial musician in the most literal sense of the word, but within those confines, he displayed an oddball, personal vision that frequently transcended the work-for-hire nature of his music. Black Phoenix Blues is presented here as limited-edition LP with artwork by Josh Journey-Heinz and liner notes from blues guitarist Debbie Daviesone of Keith's musical and personal collaborators from the early s. Live at CBGB These archival recordings from the legendary punk club CBGB capture a moment in time when open-minded musicians from the downtown scene were exploring the possibility of bringing Lou Reed 's feedback-infested Metal Machine Music together with Albert Ayler 's Love Cry Dissipated Face guitarist Kurt "Hologram" Ralske and special guest saxophonist Daniel Carter provided that implausible link between punk rock and avant garde jazz on these live recordings.
The Rest. Lacy invited McPhee to join him for a duet to close his set, for which McPhee elected to bring out his own soprano saxophone. This one-sided, limited LP marks the first and only time that these two master musicians played together, Titus - George Cartwright And Davu Seru - Rag (Vinyl, but the simpatico meshing of their distinctly individual voices points towards a shared history on a different plane.
Previously unreleased material licensed from Hat Hut Records. Cover artwork by Judith Lindbloom. At times, it sounds as if Lacy is going to go into one of his compositions and McPhee, for his part, holds his own against the master, his more visceral soprano sound contrasting nicely with Lacy's elegance. This limited-edition, one-sided vinyl is truly an unearthed gem.
A major figure in 20th century arts and music and beyondPhilip Corner studied with Henry Cowell and Olivier Messiaenand was one of the original fluxus conspirators, among other highlights of his long and storied career.
Utilizing his favorite Paiste tam-tam, these two recordings from Corner's New York City Leonard Street loft in are a feedback loop of perceptions between gong and dance: "the initiating sound or is it the dancer's posture?
Responsive movement is turned back into sound. Musicianly attentiveness sends it back and it continues. Scraps And Shadows. Recorded live in Milwaukee inthe album consists of seven dedicatory pieces, from the delicate balladry of "For Adrienne P" to the appropriately combustible "For Han Bennink". Corsano's stupendously detailed drumming and McPhee's free-soul love cries weave a master latticework together, Titus - George Cartwright And Davu Seru - Rag (Vinyl.
Family Evil. Crystal Syphonone of the greatest "lost" groups of the West Coast psych scene, came together in Merced, California in Although their music may nod in the direction of the New Tweedy Brothers and Quicksilver Messenger Service at times, it's imbued throughout with a distinctive sound that arose from practicing up to six nights a week.
The band entertained offers from various labels during their existence, but as they insisted on complete artistic control and ownership of their music, no deals were struck. Now, some 44 years after its creation, Roaratorio is proud to make the music of Crystal Syphon available for the first time ever.
Drawn from studio tracks, rehearsal tapes and a live recording from the Fillmore West, Family Evil features cover art by Norman Orr and extensive historical liner notes in an old-style tip-on jacket. Their sound has shades of Quicksilver, Kakand the Youngbloodswith stinging quavery guitar leads winding through downer-blues-moves and neo-pop vocals.
Considering what a signing frenzy there was in the Bay Area at the time, it seems odd these guys never even did a single, but this LP was worth the wait. Symphony No.
When psycho-spatial composer Nelson Gastaldi passed away in at the age of 77, he left behind a unique musical legacy that is only now beginning to be unveiled. A self-described "musical nihilist with noble and mystic origins" as well as an accomplished visual artistGastaldi supported himself and his family with a job at an electric company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while creating an astonishing body of work that went virtually unheard during his lifetime.
The only previous publication of his work was in Bananafish magazine, which featured an excerpt of Symphony No. The same issue also contained his sole English-language interview, in which he waxed, "The human being runs at the side of a river. When he is young, he runs faster than the river; in mid-life he runs at the same speed as the river; and at last he falls down and the river keeps going.
My Pipe Yellow Dream. None of the results ever came close to being a hit, and to be sure, the vast majority was sufficiently bland or clumsy to insure no great karmic loss in their instant obscurity and miniscule press runs. But Rodd Keith -- Titus - George Cartwright And Davu Seru - Rag (Vinyl late, great genius whose prolific output was almost completely confined to the song-poem industry -- had a knack for turning sow's ears into silk purses. The nature of the business required him to work quickly, with no second takes, and his skill at writing and arranging on the fly was not unlike that of a master improviser.
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First name and Last name. First name only. Email address It will remain private. Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe. Verification code. Email address. The main part of Lacy's performance was issued on the As part of the body of his "Metal Recorded live in Milwaukee inthe album A self-described "musical nihilist with noble and mystic origins" as well as an accomplished visual Compiling fifteen previously unreissued songs from through his death in - including a never-before-heard cover of "Choo Choo Train" - My Pipe Yellow Dream Which is apt, in a way, as the artist known to us only as Rotate The Completor makes music that sounds unconnected to Cartwright - longtime leader of Curlew, and owner of a musical c.
Born in a culturally diverse neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Thomas cut his musical teeth in Chicago during a particularly fertile period for that
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