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Mass In F Minor
In 1968, The Electric Prunes collaborated with classically-trained musician David Axelrod to create Mass in F Minor, a religious-based rock opera. Even though the album is a head-scratcher side by side with their previous records, this has become one of the era's most bizarre and hypnotic releases. Sung in Latin with the band hanging onto Axelrod's ambitious arrangements; you've never heard anything like it. It created enough of a cultural mark that the lead track 'Kyrie Eleison' was even used i…
In A Qu*a*re Time And Place: Post-slavery Temporalities, Blaxploitation, And Sun Ra’s Afrofuturism Between Intersectionality And Heterogeneity
In this book Tim Stüttgen considers the paradigm of (post-)slavery as an important epistemological break within predominantely white Gender and Queer Studies, as well as within critical Film and Cultural Studies. Departing from what E. Patrick Johnson has proposed as a specifically intersectional »quAre«, instead of an »unmarked white queer perspective«, this book contrasts Deleuze’s cinema theory with Frantz Fanon, queer theories of color, the history of the African diaspora and utopian quAre f…
The Fluxus Newspaper
The Fluxus Newspaper collects all eleven newspapers published by the Fluxus art collective between January 1964 and March 1979. The newspapers were edited by an ever-changing team of artists known as the Fluxus Editorial Council for Fluxus and every issue, except the last two, was designed by Fluxus founder George Maciunas. Although published irregularly, the newspapers were used to promote Fluxus events and publications, especially the group’s famous multiples and Fluxkits, with advertising mat…
Noise For Vendor Mouth
"The Nigerian establishment labelled Kalakuta Republic inhabitants as — ‘hooligans’, ‘hemp smokers’, etc. Noise For Vendor Mouth is Fela’s indifference to that name calling because, for him, people in Kalakuta are really a bunch of hard working citizens, trying to survive in a society riddled with corruption and mismanagement. He adds that the real hooligans are those in authority who resort to political gangsterism, and sometimes military coups in order to resolve constitutional issues. He cons…
Excuse O
The deepest song here is the second track, ""Mr Grammarticalogylisationalism Is The Boss,” which ridicules the notion that speaking ""proper"" English demonstrates superior intelligence, and bemoans the fact that doing so is, unfortunately, a requirement for upward mobility. As the chorus repeats the line “Him talk oyinbo pass English man” (“He talks English better than an Englishman”), Fela lays it down: “The better oyinbo you talk, the more bread you get, school start na grade four bread, B.A.…
Kalakuta Show
"The Kalakuta Show album release was Fela’s undaunted manner of extracting revenge on the military regime that attacked and brutalized him in 1974. The second of such attacks in a space of eight months, Kalakuta Show was an attempt by the Nigerian police to influence the cause of justice. After the first police raid on Kalakuta in April 1974, Fela was charged to court for: ‘possession of dangerous drugs’, and abduction of ‘minors’. However, the evidence presented by the prosecution was easily ex…
Why Black Man Dey Suffer.......
Also featuring Ginger Baker, the title track is among Fela’s first overtly political lyrics. His political perspective had evolved during the 1969 / 1970 tour of the US, largely through his friendship with the black-rights activist Sandra Izsadore, who introduced him to the writings of Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davis and other revolutionary thinkers. By the time Fela wrote “Why Black Man Dey Suffer,” his songwriting and public statements were becoming increasingly critical of the pow…
splitter musik
Tip! Hyperdelia is proud to present “splitter musik” - the first Splitter Orchester album solely consisting of the ensemble’s own music. Previous recordings have highlighted the orchestra’s vast genre-bending output in collaboration with George Lewis, The Pitch and Felix Kubin. This 3CD release aptly titled “splitter musik” showcases for the first time the orchestra’s very own musical process. In contrast to other large scale improvising ensembles, Splitter Orchester has no central leader and is…
All The Patterns Inside
Hyperdelia is happy to present Sun Kit’s debut record All The Patterns Inside. Sun Kit is an experimental band, formed in Berlin in 2021. The band consists of Jules Reidy (guitar) and Andreas Dzialocha (bass) and fuses both artists' singular sounds. Their debut album All the Patterns Inside is a moody and ecstatic ride that navigates distance and closeness, breaking and re-forming. The record was produced completely self sufficiently at home, the two sending each other recordings and sketches ba…
The Snow EP
Transmigration celebrates the 20th release milestone with a repress of Coil's The Snow EP. Released as a promotional single for the 1991 album Love's Secret Domain, it marks the influential groups closest brush with the dance floor. Featuring a set of remixes from Peter Christopherson, Jack Dangers and an early collaboration with Drew McDowall prior to joining the group. Licensed by Danny Hyde and remastered by ManMade mastering.
Asparagus
Black Truffle is thrilled to announce a major archival release from legendary American composer and live electronics innovator Richard Teitelbaum, centred around his soundtrack for Suzan Pitt’s cult 1978 animation Asparagus. Best known to some listeners for introducing Europe to the Moog synthesizer as a founding member of Musica Elettronica Viva in Rome, Teitelbaum’s extensive and radically experimental body of work includes collaborative recordings with master improvisers like Anthony Braxton,…
Humankind
The fifth installment of Yasushi Utsunomiya's divine sound "Utsunomia MIX" series! Free, immaculate, and unrestrained, even a single note is a miraculous improvisation that is divine. Otomo Yoshihide and Isobata Shinichi, a guitar duo of two former students of Takayanagi Masayuki, Otomo and pianist sara's first duo, and lastly, a trio. An hour of intense human drama! It has been more than 30 years since Otomo and Isobata were students of legendary guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi (passed away in 19…
Xyz
Unpublished home recordings from the 90's by the genius Lion Merry! This is a secret experimental record that gives us a glimpse of how the music was made.The other side of Lion Merry that no one knew! Lion Merry is a prodigious multi-instrumentalist known as a keyboardist for Jun Togawa, Virgin VS, Metrofarce, and others.22 songs were carefully selected from over 100 songs made mainly with synthesizers in the 90s, including demos made for Morio Agata's 'Pirosmania Umie Iku' (1994) and Metrofarc…
Bonjin Tan
Jim O'Rourke plays a lot with Japanese Free jazz legend Akira Sakata in various formations. Together with Italian composer and pianist Giovanni di Domenico and the drummer Tatsuhisa Yamamoto they form this powerful band. This is their first release, combining contemporary Avantgarde and Free Jazz in a beautiful way.Line-up:Akira Sakata - sax, clarinet, voiceJim O’Rourke - double bassGiovanni di Domenico – piano, hohner pianetTatsuhisa Yamamoto - drumsRecorded at Pit Inn Tokyo on 10 January 2017
VII - CD
If Zeuhl is any indication, it's not only a French phenomena. This great Japanese group, well-known in the Japanese underground, proves that. Their work, which spans from rock to fusion to experimental to ethnic and draws more from the European school (Magma) than the Japanese new music movement, concentrates on avant-garde jazz structures, loud, blaring rock 'n roll, and occasionally all-out discord. They make extensive use of the violin, contrebass, and vibraphone in addition to the standard r…
Varech
For most fans of Henri Texier, Varech is the one. Original pressings retain holy grail status and are rarely found. Unsurprisingly, it’s also the funkiest of these three - the source of the 2016 dance forth anthem / remix by Bonobo, Les La Bas. Don’t worry or let pop culture get you down. This one is still as deep and heavy as they come - the avant-garde taking on new forms. Like it predecessor and follow up, Varesh is a singular hybrid of jazz, ambient and new age musics, minimalism, and divers…
Amir
For years Amir, Henri Texier’s debut solo LP, stood slightly in the shadow of its follow-up, Varech, but is equal and towers in every possible way. There is no other record like it on earth - stunning from start to final turn. In our view, it’s one the greatest artifacts of the 1970s France scene, and that’s no small thing! Deceptively minimal and elegant, Amir is the first the world would hear of Texier’s signature sound - a universe of musical legacies, distilled and channelled through delicat…
Earth
Musique Infinie is the collaborative project of Manuel Oberholzer a.k.a. Feldermelder and Noémi Büchi. Their album »Earth«, released through Hallow Ground, is based on a spontaneously composed live score for Alexander Dovzhenko’s groundbreaking 1930 silent film »Zemlya« (»Earth«) created for the 24th edition of Videoex – International Experimental Film & Video Festival. Frequently cited as a masterpiece of early 20th century filmmaking, the movie deals with the collectivisation of Ukraine’s agri…
Issue 110: Tangerine Dream (Magazine + 7", Orange)
This month's Electronic Sound cover feature is the fascinating story of Tangerine Dream's 'Phaedra' album and we're bundling the issue with an exclusive orange vinyl seven-inch featuring edits of two tracks from this groundbreaking 1974 release.  Tangerine Dream’s debut for Richard Branson’s still-shiny Virgin label, 'Phaedra' came out exactly 50 years ago and was greeted with a mixture of curiosity, excitement, confusion and contempt. While electronic music was nothing new by this point, the se…
Five Spanish Pioneers of Electronic and Experimental Music: 1953-1969
This LP reveals the extraordinary diversity of research - almost all hidden - by Spanish musicians in the '50s and '60s. Those pieces were composed while the country was under the tyranny of Francisco Franco. It is truly the ultimate grail, developed by musicologist Miguel Álvarez-Fernández, he is its curator, editor and commentator. This undoubtedly marks a major step in the approach and understanding of this music which had to fight to exist before the death of Franco in 1975. Miguel Álvarez-F…