Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chöd - Untitled - Art Concept - France 1995

"Chöd is a spiritual practice found primarily in Tibetan Buddhism. Also known as "Cutting Through the Ego," the practice is based on the Prajñāpāramitā sutra. It combines prajñāpāramitā philosophy with specific meditation methods and a tantric ritual."

a semi-enigmantic release here from thee projekt ov French occult sound artist Dominique Maud which was released on thee obscure label Art Concept in France circa 1995!! there tis info at discogs saying this was a 2Cass x C20 .. however this edition tis a single cassette clocking at over an hour in duration [also containing different artworkx].. astonishing trancing ethnic ritual drones with excellent restrained percussive sequencing!! was tremendously elated to have found this release recently, and am certain that many out there shall appreciate!!

no track-listing

be(a)st wishes!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

alvars orkester-nobody finds nothing(b.a.o.-1991-italy-uk-c60)

[[note: this may sound a bit familiar as this projekt was just written about a couple posts back..}

Alvars Orkester consist ov Swedish sound experimentalists Jan Svensson [Frak, Studio SS, Uttoz, Villa Åbo, Börft Records] & Joachim Nordwall [The iDEALIST, The Ass Galaxy, Death Dub, Kid Commando, Oceans Of Silver & Blood, The Skull Defekts, iDEAL Recordings] who have been honing their crafts since 1987 as well as promoting other's workx via their respective labels and endeavors!! this cassette was released upon Guglielmo Lanzilli's Biotope Art Oranization label in London [where he had relocated from Italy] circa 1991..

thee sonorism consists ov experimental elektronikx applied in frenzied malaises ov gloomily droning progressions ov trancing feedbackx, resonance shifting pulsations, sequences, and junk sounds aiming at thee search for negation.. those who have been appreciating all ov thee Biotope Art Orgainzation releases posted here thus far shall not likely find themselves dissapointed!!

Track listing:

a01-salvan smorjar
a02-quality street
a03-the city of verna
a05-a library of nothing
b01-plastic prison
b02-beyond the clear crystal
b03-your legs on movie
b04-attractive daughter
b05-the final abyss

(transferred by [[F@R@W@Y]] / review by crepusculum)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

erratum musical-omonimo(biotope art organization-uk-c60-1996)

Erratum Musical was thee projekt ov French sound experimentalist Joachim Montessuis who has been active with "transdisciplinary performing digital art & noises, contextualised panic actions, installations and projections all over the world since 1991".. thee sounds ov this cassette were composed circa 1995-96 and released upon Guglielmo Lanzilli's Italian label Biotope Art Organization.. thee projekt name was likely derived from thee title ov a composition by Marcel Duchamp based upon chance operations which was "unfinished and was never published or exhibited during Duchamp's lifetime. According to the manuscript, the piece was intended for a mechanical instrument "in which the virtuoso intermediary is suppressed". The manuscript also contains a description for "An apparatus automatically recording fragmented musical periods", consisting of a funnel, several open-end cars and a set of numbered balls."

thee first piece "erratum musical manifeste" consists ov a barrage ov wierd mechanical feedbacks with wierdly subsumed voices, murmurs, and cries..

"concretions" consists ov a insectoidally swarming din ov vocalisations which were a decomposition ov the text Orant by Matthieu Messagier..

clocking at over fifteen minutes: "l`errance poetique" for which the description tis offered "progessive rhythmic breathing, dynamic energy of the breath in his noise" tis more bizarre audio collage ov gasping, screaming, bestial vocalisations with excellent rhythmic sequencing amidst glitchilly stuttering elektronikx with tapes speed-shifting, reversing, and un-spooling to thee point ov utter disintegration!!

aptly titled "meditation on violence" tis a bombastic cacophany ov assaulting audio tumult in which olde-school video game sounding elektronikx bleat disquietitudes amidst anguished vocalisations..

"souffle initial" / initial breath quiets thee tone for a moment once more, and tis described as a piece for voice, prepared guitar, and hypnotic rhythmic progression centered arround the dream machine.. thee sense ov rotation and trance tis apparent; though Montessuis's manic vocalisations inspire an altogether dis-jarring effect which shall we say- may be slightly less relaxing..

"ode a la louve" is named for the "private French contemporary garden, open to the public, in the town of Bonnieux in the Vaucluse Department of France created beginning in 1986 by Nicole de Vésian, textile designer for the Paris fashion house of Hermès." tis a performance by la cellule ERRATUMique- Yvan Ettiene & Joachim Montessuis.. it appears to have been created using microphones, quadriphonic amplification, and stroboscope.. it begins with quiet French vocal recitations in unision and develops into a rhythmic sequencing with more absurdist vocal utterances which appear to be Montessuis's patent..

Track listing:

a01-erratum musical manifeste
a03-l`errance poetique
b01-meditation on violence
b02-souffle initial
b03-ode a la louve

(transferred by [[F@R@W@Y]] / review by crepusculum)

Monday, August 8, 2011

v.a.-ONLY INDUSTRIAL & NOISE(biotope art organization-italy,uk-c60-1991)

Another astonishing olde industrial & noise compilation here released by Gulglielmo Lanzilli's Biotope Art Organization in Italy circa 1990!!

Alvars Orkester consist ov Swedish sound experimentalists Jan Svensson [Frak, Studio SS, Uttoz, Villa Åbo, Börft Records] & Joachim Nordwall [The iDEALIST, The Ass Galaxy, Death Dub, Kid Commando, Oceans Of Silver & Blood, The Skull Defekts, iDEAL Recordings] who have been honing their crafts since 1987 as well as promoting other's workx via their respective labels and endeavors!! their piece here consists ov sparse reverberating percussiveness amidst sci-fi-esque synth-workx with mostly-indecipherable processed vocalisations.. odd-feeling experimentation..

Crime-O-Nautix tis projekt ov Stefano Giust.. "Experimental improviser, performer and electronic music composer originating from Unterseen, Switzerland. Currently living in Pordenone, Italy.
Founder & runner of Italian underground avant-garde label Setola Di Maiale (from 1993).." thee track provided here consists ov multi-tracked repetitious bass-lines amidst thee wailing ov cats, developing feedback, and mumbled vocals..

Brume tis thee projekt ov thee prolific French musique-concrete composer Christian Renou!! thee piece he provides here consists ov subdued repetitious squall with beatific ambiance and sparse looped rhythms with what sound to be intermittant vocal gasps!! thee whole piece seems to become more subsumed in reverb as it develops..

Disumana Res tis thee projekt ov Italaian artist Guglielmo Lanzilli who released this compilation on his label Biotope Art Organization, and who has kindly contributed numerous cassettes in thee past for us here!! for this piece ov his- he utilizes excellent throat-singing drones amidst frenetic elektronikx and excellent collaging ov bass rumbles and other indecipherable sound sources [many ov which sound to be animal derived]!! the piece ends with thee sounds ov strings detuning..

uncertainty as to thee persoange behind A.B., but thee piece consists ov looming orchestral overtures, repetitious marching presences, reverberated bells tolling, choral presences, difficult to decipher vocal recitations, and a brief gasp..

active since thee late 70's, thee San Francisco Bay Area's Big City Orchestra's output tis much too prolific to begin to describe here.. thee piece which they provide here consists ov minimal elektronikx collaging interspersed with repetitive spurts ov masculine laughter and quiet kalimba, ..

active since thee mid-80's- S-Core tis thee projekt ov prolific sound artist Yutaka Tanaka [Afflict Records]!! thee piece which he offers here consists ov insectoid elektronikx amidst deeply looming atmospheric development!!

another artist whose biography escapes this rather inept writer- Doctor Hector provides eerily scathing elektronikx-scapes with jarring repetitions ov what are assumed vis-thee title to be cattle utterances..

Delta-Sleep-Inducing Peptide were thee prolific projekt ov German sound experimental researchers ov sleep & dreams state- Dieter Mauson [Nostalgie Eternelle] & Siegmar Fricke [Bestattungsinstitut, Pharmakustik, Ambulatorio Segreto, Doppelwirkung, Efficient Refineries, New Tits On The Cock, Nome De Voyage 2]!! their gulf war-themed piece consists ov foreboding repetitious orchestral sampling with piercing tea kettle-esque feedback and vocal gasping..

David Prescott [Ambient Complot, As If Bwana, Mid-Cult Matrix, PM, PrescoRolmo] "Working mostly out of Boston in the 1980s David Prescott created old-school electronic music and was part of the home-taping movement. His label Generations Unlimited had an international roster of artists".. thee piece ov sonorism provided here consists ov droning presence, what sound to be older computer generated tones, and indecipherable Soviet? radio transmissions..

Flagrants D'eli were Eli Perin & Fred Perin.. their biography again unknown here other than a number ov releases during thee late 80's- early 90's.. their piece consists ov distant ambiances, delayed and reversed sounds, an interesting development which hints at precipices ov harsh voids- never quite fully delved into..

as mentioned earlier: Swedish sound-experimenter Jan Svensson was invloved with thee projekts Alvars Orkester, Frak, Studio SS, Uttoz, Villa Åbo, as well as running thee label Börft Records.. his piece ov termination for this compilation involves minimal repetitive sequences with soft-synth stabs and restrained squallings.. this reviewer tis often averse the presence ov almost any pre-sets, and finds mild agitation at their minor presence here-within.. given thee time ov this composition it tis not unexpected.. drum-sequencing becomes more present towards thee cessation ov this track..

Track listing:

A1 Alvars Orkester – Colour Star
A2 Crime-O-Nautix – Goethe Strasse 13
A3 Brume – Rubber Girl Meets Goldorak
A4 Disumana Res – Burial Ground
A5 A.B. – Our Past
A6 Big City Orch. – Siam
B1 S-Core – The Four Cardinal Humors
B2 Doctor Hector – Solo Para Vacas
B3 D.S.I.P. – Rape In Kuwait
B4 D. Prescott – Untitled
B5 Flagrants D'Eli – L'Invitation Au Carnage
B6 Jan Svensson – Vibration Of Mito

(transferred by [[F@R@W@Y]] / review by crepusculum)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mr Moto meets De Fabriek - Rovelatous - (EE tapes, Belgium -c60-1996)

[[briefest ov notezz: this should have appeared here back on april 9th.. as tis highly conspicuous- activities ceased here for a period.. hopefully those who care shall be happy to know we have returned, and intend to continue our efforts here at sharing obscure/esoteric elektronikx releases from thee past, present, and perchance future..

be(a)st wishes!!

Quite an interesting and lively collaboration on this tape released by the Belgian Tape label EE Tapes back in 1996. Here Mr. Moto [Matthias Lang] from Germany and De Fabriek from Holland meet on a neutral ground to work on a unified project of experimental electronic sounds. They are delivering to us weird yet beatiful electro-experimentations!!! 8 tracks (4 each side) crafted with minimal sequencing and yet sometimes rhythmic and slow moving forward implosions of melodies/noises. This tape came out in a limited edition of 100 copies, 50 with a red cover and the other 50 with a blue cover, the sleeve design was created by De Fabriek. I quite like this tape …somehow has all the energy and the freshness of the electronic sound researches of those artists involved in this scene back in the 90s.

Track listing:

A1 Koyote
A2 Nerve Stream
A3 White Exit
A4 Outside It's Cold
B1 Tatura
B2 Afro Snow
B3 Four Dreams
B4 Money For Nothing