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Artist: LOPEZ, FRANCISCO
Title: Untitled
Format: CD
Label: Anoema
Country: Finland
Price: $14.50
"On the new Untitled (2005) CD the Spanish composer Francisco López presents four recently composed pieces which span a broad dynamic as well as stylistic range. Together these constitute a fascinating and intense research exploration into the deep essence of sound. From sizzling jungle atmospheres to rumbling subterranean drones and microscopic details, this is a Francisco López tour de force. In addition to three pieces based on environmental recordings, Untitled (2005) features also an instrumental composition Untitled #111 (For Jani Christou) performed by the noted German Zeitkratzer ensemble. Unsuprisingly, either way the sound is 100% Francisco López. On this release Mr. López might be unsually forthcoming about the sound sources he uses (as specified on the sleeve) but the dedication for the creation of absolute music remains the same." - Anoema.

Artist: MALLANDER, J.O.
Title: More Time - Hits & Variations 1968-1970
Format: CD
Label: Anoema
Country: Finland
Price: $16.00
"Anoema Recordings is proud to present a complete collection of sound works by the influential Finnish artist J.O.Mallander. (This CD) collects two sought-after vinyl EPs Extended Play and Decompositions (the only Finnish entries in BROKEN MUSIC catalog), and a previously unreleased piece. J.O.Mallander began his artistic activities in 1960s within the blooming Finnish Underground movement, taking part, amongst other things, in the notorious music-performance collective SPERM. He has since assumed a multitude of roles within the world of art, operating as an artist, critic, writer, gallerist, and curator. Through his international connections he became a singular node of the FLUXUS network in Finland. Extended Play, released in 1968, was his debut as an artist. It is simultaneously an intriguing aural ready-made, a mantra-like tape piece, and a commentary echoing the Finnish cultural climate of the day. It displays in torturing detail the drama surrounding the presidential elections in 1962 and 1968. These pieces have haunted the Finnish popular consciousness for decades, and probably caused more complex reactions than any other Finnish sound work. In 1968 Mallander opted for life in the more internationally inclined Stockholm. Among other activities he composed a mind-boggling plunderphonic collage In Reality at the prestigious premises of EMS for Text-Sound Festival held at Fylkingen. And two years after Extended Play, in 1970, it was time to confuse the Finnish audience again. Mallander issued his second (and so far the last) music release Decompositions on the legendary LOVE Records. Applying scratching, looping, and other manipulations on records he created a hilariously energizing work and pre-dated the methods and attitudes of contemporary popular musics. More Time - Hits & Variations 1968-1970 comes packed in the original cover designs and features extensive liner notes by Leif Elggren. The times they are not a-changin." - Anoema Recordings. Mallander is also featured on the amazing "Arktinen Hysteria: Suomi-avantgarden Esipuutarhureita" CD comp issued a few years back on Love Records. Highly recommended!
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Artist: MIKAWA, TOSHIJI
Title: Gyo-Kai Elegy
Format: CD
Label: Anoema
Country: Finland
Price: $16.50
"Pioneer, innovator and visionary are words easily associated with Toshiji Mikawa. One of the prime movers of Japanese noise, he started his musical activities in the late 1970s and joined the legendary and notorious Hijokaidan. In 1981 he formed Incapacitants to pursue his interest in pure noise, in contrast to the more performance art oriented Hijokaidan of that time. Initially a solo project, later he was joined by Fumio Kosakai to make Incapacitants a duo that has been widely acknowledged for their extreme sound and intense live performances. Gyo-Kai Elegy is the debut CD release under Mikawas own name. It grants us a close-up view of his sound which is normally immersed inside Incapacitants mighty sound structures. We get highly-detailed, unforgiving electric annihilation, invoking images of imaginary lifeforms trapped inside cages of silicon crystals." - Anoema.

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