Label: XI Records
Format: double CD
"YPGPN (Young Person's Guide to Phill Niblock) is the long-awaited re-release of a 2 CD-set that was a joint production by the UK based Blast First label and The Wire magazine in 1995. It includes the following works: Held Tones (1982-94) Barbara Held, flute; Didjeridoos and Don'ts (1992) Ulrich Krieger, didjeridu; Ten Auras (1994) Ulrich Krieger, tenor saxophone; Ten Auras Live (1994) Ulrich Krieger, tenor saxophone; A Trombone Piece (1978-94) James Fulkerson, trombone; A Third Trombone (1979-94) Jon English, trombone; Unmentionable Piece for Trombone and Sousaphone (1982-94) George Lewis, trombone and sousaphone. Phill Niblock and his music have been with us now for quite some time. In 1972 he guided an audience that had come to the New York venue the Kitchen for a concert of his compositions, to his loft... Now, some thirty years later, Niblock's work continues to draw new audiences. What is extraordinary about this, is that the principles of his music have not changed much over the years; that with the long timespan covered by each piece and the sparseness of the musical material and its elaboration, one could be forgiven to think that it is at odds with contemporary hasty tastes. In fact, just because of that, it has the power to draw attention to itself. The apparently immobile string of tones that is basic to his compositions, has a singular mesmerizing quality." -- Rene van Peer
Cat. number: XI 121
Recording of live portion of Ten Auras Live at Mute Records, London
Recording of material for Held Tones and Unmentionable Piece for Trombone and Sousaphone at Brooklyn College Concert Hall, New York
Recording of material for A Trombone Piece and A Third Trombone at the State University of New York at Albany
Conversion to digital, editing, multitracking, and mixing in Sonic Solutions of the pieces Held Tones, Unmentionable Piece for Trombone and Sousaphone, A Trombone Piece and A Third Trombone at Sound One, New York.
A Trombone Piece: Eight channel dubbing at Experimental Intermedia Foundation. Mix from Teac 80-8 to Studer A80 with Stephen Cellum at Imago Sonorum.
A Third Trombone: Original tones recorded at India Navigation, New York City. Eight channel dubbing at Experimental Intermedia Foundation. Mix from Teac 80-8 to Studer A80 with Stephen Cellum at Imago Sonorum.
Original mastering at Porky's London
XI re-issue mastered at Foothill Digital, New York, NY
In double CD fliptray jewel case with 16 page booklet.
© 1994, 2002 Phill Niblock
℗ 2002 XI Records