An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music Vol. 1
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|Official Release Date||Jun 09, 2009|
track listingDisc 1:1. Corale - Luigi Russolo And Antonio Russolo2. Weekend - Walter Ruttmann3. Cinq Études De Bruits: Etude Violette - Pierre Schaeffer4. Scambi - Henri Pousseur5. The Dresden Interleaf 13 February 1945 - Gordon Mumma6. Trance #2 - Angus MacLise, Tony Conrad And John Cale7. Untitled #1 - Philip Jeck, Otomo Yoshihide And Martin TétreaultDisc 2:1. Aspekt - Konrad Boehmer2. Ragout: Küchen Rezept Von Einstürzende Neubauten - Einstürzende Neubauten3. Hommage À John Cage - Nam June Paik4. Rozart Mix - John Cage5. Audience - Sonic Youth6. October 24, 1992 Graz, Austria - Survival Research LaboratoriesDisc 3:1. Poème Électronique - Edgard Varèse2. Concret PH - Iannis Xenakis3. FTP > Bundle / Conduit 23 - Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid*4. One Minute - Ryoji Ikeda5. A Little Noise In The System (Moog System) - Pauline Oliveros
descriptionDespite the fact that it culls pieces from various artists, the two-CD set An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music: First A-Chronology, Vol. 1 should appear under Guy Marc Hinant's name. The director of the label Sub Rosa offers here much more than a compilation album: it is a strongly assumed, personal look at the history of electronic and noise music. His approach, a-chronological and atypical, makes a thunderous statement for anti-compartmentalization. By blending classic tracks, forgotten gems, and fresh developments from all musical fronts ("serious"/academic music and "popular"), he encourages creative links, filiations, and in the end discussion. The album should be seen as a photograph of close to a century of music based on something else than acoustic instruments -- a photograph mediated by its photographer. The first five tracks work as an introduction to the early days, with Luigi Russolo, Walter Ruttman (his image-less film Wochende from 1930), Pierre Schaeffer, Henri Pousseur, and Gordon Mumma each representing a decade. After that, the listener travels between decades and genres. Highlights are numerous and include such genre-defining classics as Pousseur's "Scambi" and Edgard Var se's "Po me lectronique," plus a mammoth, previously unreleased 30-minute piece by Pauline Oliveros and Sonic Youth's "Audience," a just-unearthed recording from 1983 in which the musicians turn the microphones toward the audience and treat this as input (it turns cheers into hysterical cow moos). For anyone tempted to point out missing key compositions, a second volume has been announced. The chosen methodology doesn't make the set easy to listen to, but it constitutes a stunning aural journey fueled by its own contradictions. For anyone interested in this kind of music (and its roots), it has the value of a treasure.
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