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MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva)

Rome 1968

Label: IRML

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

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The original MEV (Allan Bryant, Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Joh Phetteplace), recorded in the spring of 1968 in Rome. "Vault find recordings of a MEV concert from Spring of 1968, featuring the original lineup of Allan Bryant (synthesizers), Alvin Curran (percussion, trumpet), Frederic Rzewski (percussion), and Jon Phetteplace (cello, percussion). Booklet reprints prime Bryant rants on church/state separation ('TH' 10 GRAETST AMERICNZ WR AGENST ORGANYZD RLIJN (OR)'), questionable medical practices ('SRCMSIZHN(S)-ITS DUN FOR MNI($)!'), the IBM theft of Apple technologies ('Just lyc Bill Gates mest up 7 Mac sstm, wich hi stol, n Uzd a cAmplx DOS sstm t mc it a mes U had t go t school t lrn, n wth cn upgrEdz ($)'), and quantum physics ('invent betr fzcl-xpl'nESnz 7an PAW, jumps, chans Es, Its bcm a stuupid wrd.'). You really can't find more convincing MEV recordings than this, excellent field-scrape with low-frequency peaks & valleys (incorrect tape speed during mastering process? You be the judge) and solemn, sub-aqueous anti-gloss tones... Excellent." -- Hrvatski.
Cat. number: IRML 4
Year: 2004