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Lary Seven, Leif Elggren

Presto D-7

Label: Various/Artists

Format: Lathe Cut 10"

Genre: Sound Art

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* 2-Sided hand cut 10" Mono lathe recording on lacquer with laser etching. Full color archival pigment print sleeve and insert. * Cutting Groove (gummy bears/swedish fish) tracks Lary 7 and Leif Elggren’s experiments with a 1940’s Presto lathe. As the cutting head carves their conversation into plastic discs; they meditate, over bottles of wine, on the multi-colored “gummy” strands gathering on the spinning platter. On the flipside, Leif Elggren recites an excerpt from his 2005 work “Geneaology”.

The recording warbles, coos, rocks, and skips, descending into hypnotic loops only halted by the clicking sound of a springy victrola arm.

Lary 7. Born in Buffalo, New York, is a multimedia alchemist who coaxes profane, inscrutable sounds and images from various mysterious devices. His work mainly features vintage and forgotten electronic instruments and technologies. In the past he has taken the unique approach of modifying household appliances in order to give them a musical voice. As an artist, he uses analogue equipment whenever possible, steering away from digital. Lary 7’s work has been related to the uncertain outcomes of a magician or scientist determined to see his projects through to their (il)logical ends. He is a co-founder of Plastickville Records and has been a major figure in the New York experimental underground music scene since 1970. In the course of the past decades he has worked on exceptional musical projects with diverse artists, such as Jimi Tenor, Jarboe, Foetus, Tony Conrad, Alexander Hacke, Larry Mullins, Dorit Chrysler, Bernhard Gal, Jakob Kirkegard, Kent Montgomery, Michael Evans and Gordon Monahan.

Leif Elggren (born 1950, Linköping, Sweden), is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm. Active since the late 1970s, Leif Elggren has become one of the most constantly surprising conceptual artists to work in the combined worlds of audio and visual. A writer, visual artist, stage performer and composer, he has many albums to his credits, solo and with the Sons of God, on labels such as Ash International, Touch, Radium and his own Firework Edition. His music, often conceived as the soundtrack to a visual installation or experimental stage performance, usually presents carefully selected sound sources over a long stretch of time and can range from mesmerizingly quiet electronics to harsh noise. His wide-ranging and prolific body of art often involves dreams and subtle absurdities, social hierarchies turned upside-down, hidden actions and events taking on the quality of icons. Together with artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff, he is a founder of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV) where he enjoys the title of King.

Cat. number: V/A004
Year: 2021
Edition of 100 copies.