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Artist: V/A
Title: Ina Hudba: Experimental Studio Bratislava Series 1
Format: LP + CD
Label: 4MG
Country: Slovakia
Price: $25.00
"A milestone; an incredible historical recording never before issued in any format. This is the first release of the work of Slovak composers who were active in the 60s and 70s, a missing link in the history of musique concrète. The first in a series of three released in celebration of the 2015 50th anniversary of the Experimental Studio Bratislava, Slovakia. "In 1965 the Experimental Studio Bratislava was founded by the Czechoslovak broadcast service... Composers like Peter Kolman, Jozef Malovec etc. started on a do it yourself level and built the equipment which was then not available through the Iron Curtain themselves. However, the studios vicinity to Budapest eventually made it easier for the Slovaks to source the equipment they needed as Hungary had a more free interpretation of the socialist marketsystem. The artists were thus able to make improvements that allowed them to experiment with Musique Concrète and electronic sounds... Interestingly Exs had, for various reasons, never released a record in their own name in spite of vivid exchange with likeminded artists in European studios like the Electronic Studio Stockholm (EMS), founded the same year, 1965, Budapest, Warsaw etc. Recordings made in Exs appeared for example on Hungaroton SLPX-11851: Hungarian Electronic Music; Supraphon SUA 10951: Electronic Music; Supraphone 1111423: From Czech Electronic Music Studios; CBS-S3461144: Musique Tchecoslovaque Nouvelle just to mention a few. We therefore feel it is overdue and more than appropriate to let the increasingly interested world of analog electronic music aficionados know about the hidden gems of vintage electronic sounds and Musique Concrète created behind the iron curtain two generations ago. This is our first release -- Experimental Studio Bratislava, Series 1 - 2 - 3 -- in a small series of 3 with unreleased master tracks from Slovak composers recorded in the Exs between 1965 and 2005. The next releases will be out in about 6 months and 12 months, respectively. Each release consists of one vinyl LP with a CD included -- while on the vinyl some of the tracks will be shortened, the same tracks on the CD will always be in full original length" --Peter Doggwiler, producer. Limited numbered edition of 500. Includes tracks by Roman Berger, Pavol Simai, Ilja Zeljenka, Ivan Hrusovský, Jozef Malovec, Miro Bázlik, Ivan Parík, Peter Kolman, and Tadeás Salva." - 4MG.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Nova Generacia: Experimental Studio Bratislava Series 2
Format: LP & CD
Label: 4MG
Country: Slovakia
Price: $25.00
“Its difficult to overstate the unique brilliance of the (almost unknown) early electronic music composers featured on this compilation of seminal, previously unreleased electronic music from the 1980s. Collecting towering analog modular synth shapes and tones with hypnotic acoustic refrains, Nová Generácia is unlike any other kosmische or early electronic record out there. "In 2015 the 50th anniversary of the Experimental Studio Bratislava (Exs) in Slovakia was crowned with the first-ever release of their music production: the LP Iná Hudba, which sold out almost immediately after the release. Now the following Series 2: Nová Generácia presents the second generation of experimental and musique concrète composers from Slovakia and concentrates mostly on works from the 80s. These milestone recordings with an unmeasurable historical value have never been released in any format ever and this is only the second time that avant-garde and experimental electronic Slovak composers have been exposed, united on one medium, to the world. While on Series 1 self-made studio equipment and electronic devices was the norm for recordings made in the 60s and 70s in Bratislava, we can see now the use of Western equipment like the Studer 907 with console etc. used by the Nová Generácia in the 80s. This technical development allowed new composition processes and this new equipment generated new and fresh ideas -- on the same footing as avant-garde composers on the other side of the iron curtain like Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Ligeti, Pietro Grossi, etc. Sound art gradually found its firm place in the Slovak culture. A new generation -- Nová Generácia -- of composers who looked for new and different methods of musical expression. All the recordings are strictly analog -- recorded and produced with analog equipment only! A selection of Slovak electro-acoustic composers who follow the pioneers previously released on Iná Hudba: Experimental Studio Bratislava Series 1" --Peter Doggwiler, producer. Limited numbered edition of 500 LPs with CD included. While most tracks have been shortened to fit on the LP, the CD includes all tracks in their full original length. Includes works by Milan Adamčiak, Martin Burlas, Juraj Pospísil, Víťazoslav Kubička, Rudolf Pepucha, Robert Rudolf, Juraj Ďuris, and Svetozár Stračina.” - 4MG.

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