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Wolf Vostell

Dé-Coll/Age Musik


Awesome reissue of the vinyl-lp originally released 1983 by Multhipla (Cramps) and focused on his de-collage tecnique: much of Wolf Vostell's work deals with the idea of de-collage just as it sounds, rendering the whole into parts. He put this into practice with video and with sound, with his sound contributions being of interest here. Real-life events, dialogues, and existing recorded materials are spliced apart, ragged at the ends.
From liner notes: "Some years ago I asked Giuseppe Chiari 'What sound does the brain produce when it hears the word MUSIC?' Chiari laughed. Since 1958 I described as 'de-coll/age Musik' the acoustic results obtained through casual processes of de-composition. The shock of falling objects, the screams of human beigns in a dangerous situation, car-crashes noises, the television white noise, the sound of the radio which slowly fades out, all the sounds of the body, they all became my contribution to Fluxus Musik" W. Vostell

"deluxe reissue of the 1982 multhipla (same label that issued milan knizak’s “broken music”, christina kubisch’s “two and two” and the “polyphonix 1” & “musica futurista” collections) -label lp of fluxus founder wolf vostell’s sound-work dating back to the late 50’s (the totemic, proto-noise shred of “radio dé-coll/age”) through the early 80’s (the aleatoric, plunderphonic tape-collage of “garden of delices”) ...

... as one of the few really great documents of fluxus-lineage sound-work, the original lp has, understandably, been something of a holy grail for those of us seeking it (i’ve still yet to see a copy of this or the knizak) ; this reissue rights a sizable wrong ; comes in a six-panel digipack with a 16-page booklet of (frankly, amazing) photos from the era in question (some detailed below) ; highly recommended !!!" (Mimaroglu)

Cat. number: TA101
Year: 2011

Reissue of the LP from 1982 (Multhipla M20137). Comes in high-gloss fullcolour 6-panel digipak with 16-page illustrated booklet.

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