Some of the earliest music from groundbreaking French drummer Jacques Thollot, of Futura (and NWW list) fame – and proof that right at the start, he was already in a unique space that was all his own
There was never anyone like Maria Monti – and this album is a true testament to her genius! It features the arrangements and synthesizer contributions of avant-garde composer, and Musica Elettronica Viva member, Alvin Curran, as well as entries on saxophone by Roberto Laneri of Prima Materia fame, and free jazz legend Steve Lacy. The line up alone, setts a remarkable and historic stage.
The trio of Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli and Kamran Sadeghi span fine art and music, digesting anthropological, ethnographic, and psychogeographic study, through the lens of electronic sound - recording, processing, and synthesis.
Marking the debut of the new imprint Dischi Fantom Editions, "Transmissions" is a distillation of sonic worlds. 4 LP Deluxe Box, edition of 300 copies, with an exclusive essay by David Toop.
Persian Surgery Dervishes offers an important clue, referencing Sufi mysticism, where trance and higher consciousness are achieved through ecstatic, rapid reception. Persian Surgery Dervishes, while unquestionably Minimalist music, often feels closer to wild sprawling psychedelic jam. I writhes and flows - spinning like every Dervish should, and most probably is best heard on drugs.
These recordings of Telaio Magnetico offer a stunning lens into what made the Italian avant-garde scene so remarkable and unique - not only a bridge within the spectrum of its members creativity, but a melting pot of diverse approaches and traditions. A chanty, droning, knotted psychedelic Minimalist gem - the sounds of Africa and India folded into territories first charted by Terry Riley, before delving into wild, grinding improvised jams.
Presented in a limited and numbered edition of 500, the LP is issued with a free CD containing all tracks in original full length. The last release in the stunning series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Experimental Studio Bratislava, is not to be missed. A stunning effort of profound historical importance, soaked in the brilliance of creative sound, is one of the great revelations of the year.
One of the great artifacts of the 1980’s Italian sonic avant-garde. Originally intended to be a double album (but eventually scaled back to a single disc) it includes the complete recording session from the original tapes of this masterpiece that combines sounds of distant and historic cultures, looped with a mystical approach that resounds in a rich undulatory minimalism.
Originally released by the legendary Cramps Records - one of the most remarkable assemblies of avant-garde recording in history, Michele Fedrigotti and Danilo Lorenzini’s long overlooked LP - I Fiori Del Sole, is among of the great works of to emerge from Italy’s incredible movement of musical Minimalism.
Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain is the quintessential work of artist/filmmaker/composer Tony Conrad. Comprised of both film installation and minimalist score for amplified strings, it leaps across genre and medium to connect his revolutionary structural filmmaking with the experiments in long-duration sound that Conrad had begun in the 1960s as part of the Theatre of Eternal Music.
The complete set of recordings of the early manifestation (1967-1969) of one of the most legendary improv group of all times, the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
Each of these albums is an obscure treasure - singular, unique, and historically significant - masterworks, long coveted and hunted by collectors and fans - multidimensional challenges to the ear - very last copies