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.
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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.
A much needed addition to reappraisal of the history of avant-garde practice and and our broad vision and understanding of electronic music - its history and contemporary possibilities, Electric is unquestionably among the most important releases to come to light this year. Beautifully packaged limited edition of 500 copies, presented with the love for which Rune Grammofon has become known
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.
If ever there was an important document from the history of sound practice to emerge, 552 Steps Through 11 Pairs of Strings has got to be it. As seminal as archival releases come - two stunning LPs, including images of the score and instrument, as well as the invitation card to the performance, and texts by Terry Fox and Alan Scarritt.
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
A revelation - a lens into the practice and work of an artist of incredible significance, as much as an opening to the larger field. Capturing and advancing some of the most important and difficult ideas of the last hundred years with elegance, accessibility, and grace, this is a collection which promises to grow over time and at every turn.
Among the greatest artefacts of the second wave of American Minimalism, long hunted by collectors, and never before reissued on vinyl, each rises as an emblem of the label’s deep commitment to delivering astounding adventures in sound.
Spettro Library series, the 2nd collection is finally available
Deathprod's album trilogy (in bundle) - based in Oslo, Norway, composer Helge Sten has been crafting this music since the early 90s, a deeply atmospheric, grainy minimalism that slows time down and explores the very particles of sound itself.
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