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Newly released: Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music #6


Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music #6Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music #6
Newly released (with 1983 piece by Joseph Nechvatal):
Sub Rosa
"Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music #6"

The sixth and penultimate edition in Sub Rosa's ongoing assembly of crucial noise and electronic music looks at the period 1957-2010. So far the series has been duly noted for its excavation and reappraisal of lesser known works by important artists and vol. 6 is no different, presenting 26 exclusive and original compositions including the work of Tzvi Avni, Joseph Nechvatal, and Kohei Gomi/Pain Jerk among better known titans of the avant garde such as Stephen O'Malley, Dick Raaymakers, John Weise and Z'ev.

We enter disc one to the thrilling electroacoustic composition 'Mi Vida' by Prix Ars Electronica award winner, Israel Martinez, exploring the visceral narrative of a car ride which ends in a crash. Ata Ebtekar presents an original commission in 'Turquoise Gas in Ice', a complex piece of electroacoustic composition playing Persian classical scales on acoustic instruments which are then run through a modular synthesizer to create dazzling abstract harmonics. From La Monte Young's former archivist Joseph Nechvatal, 'Ego Masher' is another revelation, offering a vivid Cageian collage which undoubtedly reminds us of James Ferraro's recent exploits, while on 'Trautonium Jetztzeit #4' Oliver Strummer + Liesl Ujvary use the same machine that created the sound of birds in Alfred Hitchcock's classic to shape an acrid noisescape and the work of the hugely influential Henry Cowell is represented in 'The Banshee', a 2'30 summoning of dynamic electronic ghosts.

The second disc starts with the drum practices of Z'ev and follows through Daniel Menche's drones and a intense noise attack from John Weise. The Pain Barrier's 'Virus' offers a blackened chunk of speedcore gabber, thematically linked with Julie Rousse's 'Flesh Barbie Techno Fuck' glitchcore, and followed with Bird Palace & Cristian Vogel's micro-to-meta expansion of sound fragments in 'PHing'. One of the oldest recordings is Else Marie Pade's 'Syv Cirkler' from 1958, distinctly reminding of Daphne Oram's ethereal experiments and finding similarities in the high frequencies tones of Stephen O'Malley's 'Dolmens & Lighthouses' but also sharp contrasts in his use of ultra low subbass registers. This historically ripe collection of sound warrants your attention without delay.


So here is the 6th and penultimate installment in the series. As usual, it culls old historical pieces, little-known gems, and even a few previously unreleased tracks from the greatest Japanoise bands, a few representatives of the younger generations (from all around the world), some rare tracks from the '80s, and it all ends with a lull that lets transpire what may be felt as a kind of undefinable mystery.

Then it scattered into small communities whose best-known protagonists are totally unknown to people outside that particular circle. We are facing this fragmentation, and one form of avant-garde (you could say) ends up scattered into several (not exclusively musical) forms. It is not in Avant-Garde's nature to create one elementary form for each individual.

Other phrases used include "forays," "breakthroughs," "pushing the envelope," and then of course "going too far" The Sub Rosa compilations are dotted with a who's who of the electro-acoustic avant-garde from the past century, tossed in with a smorgasborg of previously unknown (and often very interesting) artists as well as contemporary musicians who are well on their way to establishing themselves within the canons of the institutional avant-garde.

Sub Rosa has gone out of its way to compile a collection to scramble one's notions of the taxonomic rhetoric that may influence the perception of any of the artists present... (Aquarius)


Track Listing:

CD 1
Israƫl Martinez - Mi Vida (2007) 06:59
Ata Ebtekar / Sote - Turquoise gas in Ice (2008) - unpublished 03:36
Joseph Nechvatal - Ego Masher (1983) 07:05
Oliver Stummer + Liesl Ujvary - Trautorium Jetztzeit #4 (1930 sound) 03:44
Henry Cowell - The Banshee (1925 > 57) 02:23
Dick Raaymakers - Piano-forte (1959-60) 04:55
Manuel Rocha Iturbide - Estudio Antimatierico No.1 (1989) 05:02
Tetsuo Furudate - (2008) - unpublished 06:26
Kohei Gomi / Pain Jerk - Aufheben (1993) - unpublished 06:28
Hijokaidan - Untitled (1994) - unpublished 11:54
Incapacitants - Shall we die ? (1990) - unpublished 06:25
Torturing Nurse - Yes or No (2010) - unpublished 04:49
Sachico M - 2808200 (2000) 05:32
Ultraphonist - How to practice scales (2000) 03:07

CD 2
Z'ev - 12 november 1980, Melkweg, Amsterdam (1980) - unpublished 07:31
Daniel Menche - Fulmination (2009) - unpublished 12:00
John Wiese - New Wave Dust (2004) 02:25
Rico Schwantes / The Pain Barrier - Virus (2003) 05:29
Julie Rousse - Flesh Barbie Techno Fuck (2008) 04:45
Bird Palace / Cristian Vogel + Pablo Palacio - Phing (2009) - unpublished 04:23 Robert Piotrowicz - Lincoln Sea Ice Walic (2009) - unpublished 08:09
Tzvi Avni - Vocalise (1964) 05:18 Else Marie Pade - Syv Cirkler (1958) 07:05
John Duncan - The Nazca Transmissions #2 (2005) 08:10
Stephen O' Malley - Dolmens & Lighthouses (2009) - unpublished 06:53
Ilios / Dimitris Kariofilis - The continuum of emanation from the One (2009) - unpublished 06:06

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