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Unboxed, a collection of dissected from the Lowest Form of Life 10CD box set (on RRR) (including tracks not available in the box set) is a splash introduction to a newcomer of the L.A.F.M.S. The Lowest Form of Music is an utterly devastating set of the works of the Los Angeles Free Music Society. This tremendously obscure collective -- a loose assemblage of artists and with shared subversive musical interests (John Cage, The Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart, Sun Ra, The Residents, Derek Bailey, Harry Partch, to name a few) -- began in the mid-seventies and nominally continues today. LAFMS members were compelled by a wide range of music and art: free jazz, restructuralism, prototypical noise rock, art rock, performance art, prog rock, chance composition, instrument building, kitsch, autodestructive art, minimalism, tape collage, genre jumping. The Lowest Form of Music, packaged in a sturdy brown box with a foldout plastic accordion of discs, is a marvel of historiography. Unboxed is stunningly designed by L.A.F.M.S. co-founder Tom Recchion, whose package designs has resulted in being nominated for 4 Grammy's." Features: Doo-Dooettes, Le Forte Four, C.V. Massage, Smegma, Tom Recchion, Seldom Melodic Ensemble, Rick Potts, Foundation Boo, Fredrik Nilson & Joe Potts. Includes 3 tracks not found on the box set and 2 tracks never before released.
Cat. number: LBU 012CD
Year: 2004