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Temporary reduced-price offer. Limited edition of 500. Realized in collaboration with Michael Snow** Subtitled Unique Last Recordings of the Music of Ancient Cultures Michael Snow’s The Last LP is an extraordinary collection of tracks “of rare music derived from threatened, obsolete, or now-extinct cultures from around the world” that although the claiming of being field recordings of ancient musical experiences - purported to be a documentary disc of the dying gasps of ethnic musical cultures from around the globe including Tibet, Syria, India, China Brazil, Finland and elsewhere - are in fact a series of multi-tracked recordings pieces played, conceived and recorded by the artist himself.
As it was for Music For Piano (CY999), with this issue the Canadian artist further developed his conceptual investigation around the object-LP where the single elements (the record, the music, the text and the jacket) are so indissolubly intertwined to create what the artist calls a “sonics-sculpture-text”. Partly motivated by the announced obsolescence of the vinyl format, The Last LP is also a critical reflection on the impact of new technologies on the relationship between played and recorded music