Mindblowing box! this is the only authorized reissue of all Walter Marchetti original recordings previously released by Cramps Records. A 5LP box set including "La caccia", In terram utopicam", "Per la sete dell'orecchio", "Natura morta" and "Vandalia". The most amazing thing about music is its exterior aspect. High, vertical, translucent, almost turgid, maybe a bit too monolithic. One should, in any case, give a lot of attention to the large number of interstices which lead to the centre of the ear, where from sounds spread out through a dense network leading to more circuits which direct these same and their relationships directly to the brain, in a logic of musical articulation which is nothing less than frightening. Even if, to attentive listening, dominating all is the eye of silence".
LP1 includes the same materials as the original 1974 Cramps LP titled ' La Caccia' (1965). The LP sleeve reproduces the orginal scores, photos of both the 1965 ZAJ performances and of Marchetti recording ' La caccia' . The full color inner sleeve reproduces the original ' La caccia' LP layout.
LP2 includes the same materials as the original 1978 Cramps LP titled ' In terram utipicam' , or ' J'aimerais jouer avec avec un piano qui aurait une grosse queue' (1974/75), ' Adversus' (Home-made electric music) (1966) and ' Osmanthus fragrans' (Home-made electric music) (1973). The LP sleeve reproduces the original scores of ' J'aimerais jouer jouer' and ' Adversus' , photos of the performance at the Venice Biennale. The full color inner sleeve reproduces photos of various Marchetti performances as well as the original ' In terram utopicam' LP layout.
LP3 includes ' Per la sete dell'orecchio' (1981), previously privately issued on the LP with the same title and ' Song for John Cage' (1985), never available on vinyl before. The LP sleeve reproduces the ' Song for John Cage' score. The full color inner sleeve reproduces the original ' Per la sete dell'orecchio' LP layout.
LP4 includes 'Natura morta' (1980), never available on vinyl before. The LP sleeve reproduces a photo of the performance at Milanopoesia in 1988, as well as the text ' In my music' . The full color inner sleeve reproduces a photo of the ' Natura morta' installation.
LP5 titled ' Vandalia' , includes ' Perpetuum mobile' (1981) and ' Le secche del delirio' (1989). Both pieces were never available on vinyl before. The LP sleeve reproduces a photo of the ' Perpetuum mobile' performance at Musicalia in 1981. The full color inner sleeve reproduces a ' Musica da camera' installation and the original ' Vandalia' layout.
All texts are published both in English and Italian.
Too true: in all music there are, in effect, a lot of sounds henceforth more than that, too many; everything that we listen to has become heavy beyond measure, completely unbearable. Rather than chasing it we should look for how to escape from music. Everything in it is monolithic, frozen, and the notes of music which slowly, more or less, are thickening around the listeners wrap them all in dripping blankets of death."
LP edition limited to 350 copies. The 4CD box set edition is available as well
LTD 350 copies