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Artist: GURDJIEFF, G.I.
Title: Harmonic Development
Format: Triple CD/Book
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $58.00
Subtitled: The Complete Harmonium Recordings 1948-1949. 2 regular CDs, an MP3-disc (with 19 hours of music & visuals), plus a 144 page illustrated paperback book on Gurdjieff and his harmonium recordings. This is the first release of this music (there have been numerous releases of Gurdjieffs earlier piano music from the 1920s, usually performed by Thomas de Hartmann), documented to the usual high Basta standards. "Basta Audio Visuals is proud to announce the release of George Gurdjieffs complete harmonium recordings. In September 2000, at the instigation of producer Gert-Jan Blom, Basta Music obtained the license of the 44 master-tapes containing Gurdjieffs complete recorded output from Mme. Sylvie Anastasieff, widow of Valentin Anastasieff, Gurdjieffs nephew. The 113 recordings on these tapes are sequenced in four series: I: First Series - recorded between 1 April and 21 July 1949; II: Mesoteric Series - recorded between 22 July and 18 August 1949; III: American Series - recorded between 25 August and 27 September 1949; IV: Second Series - recorded between 27 September and 16 October 1949. These were recorded at Gurdjieffs apartment in Paris. Additionally, the very first recordings of Gurdjieffs harmonium music -- made at the Wellington Hotel, New York, between 25 December 1948 and early February 1949 -- have been added to this collection with the consent of the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York. These New York recordings also include several talks and stories as told by Gurdjieff to his pupils.        An addenda section containing several interesting, albeit unlabeled pieces from the original wire recordings brings the grand total to 136 recordings, over 19 hours of music, all brought together in chronological sequence on a single disc in MP3 format. As a special bonus, a short 9-minute film made by Evelyn Sutta on several automobile trips with Gurdjieff during the summer of 1949 has been added. This disc will play on any computer with MP3 software installed and on most recent DVD players. An extra 2 CD set in standard audio format contains a representative compilation of the recordings; these discs will play on any CD player. This unique collection comes with an attractive and profusely illustrated 144-page book with many previously unpublished photographs of Gurdjieff and recollections of people who were present when these recordings were made. It further contains several chapters by Gert-Jan Blom about the process of selecting and sequencing the tracks, audio restoration of the recordings, the history of Gurdjieffs harmonium music, transcriptions of Gurdjieffs stories and an extensive track notes-section. The book has a preface by King Crimson guitarist, Guitar Craft instructor and Soundscaper Robert Fripp." - Basta.
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Artist: GURDJIEFF, G.I.
Title: Oriental Suite: The Complete Orchestral Music 1923-1924
Format: 4CD/Book
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $105.00
"Were always running out of words to complement Bastas packaging, but this is really something: beautifully printed 255-page hardcover book, with 4 CDs in a supplementary folder. The music here was recorded in 2001 by the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jan Stulen." - FE. "Between 13 and 25 December 1923 the Gurdjieff Institute gave a series of eight public demonstrations of the Sacred Gymnastics and Movements at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris. The music, composed by Gurdjieff to accompany these dances, was orchestrated by Thomas de Hartmann and performed by an orchestra of thirty-five musicians. In January 1924, Gurdjieff and his pupils sailed to America for a series of public demonstrations in New York, Boston and Chicago. At Gurdjieffs request, de Hartmann adapted the full orchestral scores for a smaller ensemble that would accompany the demonstrations there. The four CDs enclosed with this book contain both the Paris orchestrations and the American versions, all recorded for the first time by the Metropole Orchestra and the Little Orchestra. An addenda section features music that was intended for Gurdjieffs unfinished ballet The Struggle of the Magicians. In order to complete the reconstruction of the orchestral Gurdjieff/de Hartmann music, the Oriental Suite, compiled by de Hartmann in 1956, is included as well. The 255-page book is profusely illustrated with many new photos and unique historical documents. It further contains recollections of people who were present when these demonstrations were given, as well as a sampling of the extensive press coverage that the Gurdjieff Institute generated during its first (and final) public appearance." - Basta.

Artist: SCOTT, RAYMOND
Title: Manhattan Research Inc.
Format: Triple LP
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $48.00
"Repressed for the first time in a few years. Astounding triple LP version of this collection of unreleased electronic music from Raymond Scotts studio, from the 1950s & 60s. Previously issued as a double CD w/ book (BASTA 9078). This vinyl edition is presented as three LPs, each packaged and in its own full color gatefold jacket, all shrinkwrapped together (the LPs are not available individually). Contains all 69 tracks found on the CD version. "Over two hours of Raymond Scotts unreleased electronic recordings from the 1950s and 60s. In 1946, Scott formed Manhattan Research Inc. (MRI), billed as Designers and Manufacturers of Electronic Music and Musique Concrète Devices and Systems. His colleague Robert Moog said, Scott was definitely in the forefront of developing electronic music technology and in the forefront of using it commercially as a musician. Soothing Sounds For Baby was just a warm-up. With MRI, prepare yourself for something beyond the pleasant parameters of pop. Scotts electronic experiments took him to uncharted netherworlds. The results are intriguing, compelling, and occasionally diabolic. Where SSFB offers relaxing ambience, the grotesqueries of MRI promise a sonic excursion to the realms of weightlessness, moon-craters, and six-armed aliens with twittering antennae. The recordings range from detergent jingles to decidedly non-commercial -- uncommercial, even -- experimental adventures in sound sculpture."-Basta
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Artist: SCOTT, RAYMOND
Title: Soothing Sounds For Baby
Format: Triple LP
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $48.00
"A limited edition (1500 sets) reissue on LP of the 3 original volumes of Raymond Scotts Soothing Sounds For Baby series, with reproductions of the original LP cover artwork/liner notes. All 3 LPs are printed separately, but shrinkwrapped together so that they can only be sold as a set. Featuring the legendary electronic music of Raymond Scott from 1963, originally issued by Epic Records."
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Artist: V/A
Title: Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music, Volume 2 1966-1977
Format: Double CD
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $23.00
"This second volume of the Anthology of Electronic Tape Music contains works composed after 1966, when electronic music broadened its horizons and established links with other disciplines, as studios opened their portals to influences and involvement from outside. Although electronic music after 1966 became very fragmented and took many new forms in Holland, Volume 2 of the Anthology aims to provide an overall survey of pure tape music. Other movements, such as computer music, and their links with each other are discussed in the liner notes. We have attempted to offer groundbreaking and influential works as well as first electronic works by pioneering composers. Volume 2 presents composers not represented on Volume 1. Jacob Cats, Tera de Marez Oyens, Jos Kunst, Gilius van Bergeijk, Frans van Doorn, Thomas Arras, Simeon ten Holt, Victor Wentink, Louis Andriessen, Peter Smith and Tony van Campen." -Basta

Artist: V/A
Title: Popular Electronics: The Singles Collection
Format: 4x7" Boxset
Label: Basta
Country: Netherlands
Price: $105.00
"Limited, numbered edition of 1000 copies, housed in an embossed red velvet box. This boxset reissues 4 original 7"s as first issued by Philips in the late 50s/early 60s, with exact repros of the original picture sleeves, liner notes and labels. This music was previously compiled on the 4CD compilation box set Popular Electronics: Early Dutch Electronic Music From Philips Research Laboratories (1956-1963), as released on Basta in 2004. Historical, long desired early electronic music from legendary Dutch composers. Included here are: H. Badings, Electronic Ballet Music: Cain and Abel (1956); Kid Baltan, Electronic Popular Music (1957); Tom Dissevelt, Electronic Movements (1958); Tom Dissevelt/Kid Baltan, Electronic Music (1961). Expensive, but excessively deluxe and very costly to manufacture; a one-of-a-kind artifact that you will have a hard time believing really exists!"-Basta

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