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Artist: EIMERT, HERBERT
Title: Epitaph Fur Aikichi Kuboyama / Sechs Studien
Format: LP
Label: Fantôme Phonographique
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Fantôme Phonographique present a reissue of Herbert Eimerts Epitaph Für Aikichi Kuboyama / Sechs Studien, originally released in 1966. Herbert Eimert was a German music renaissance man, with his expertise ranging from theory, to composition, editing, radio production, and criticism. He wrote numerous books on music theory, worked for years at the British occupational forces run Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk. It was there in 1951 that he established a studio for electronic music that he ran until 1961, which hosted recordings from Stockhausen, Xenakis, and Cardew, among others. This brilliant work begins on Side A with "Epitaph Für Aikichi Kuboyama", a brilliant piece of voice and electronics dedicated to a Japanese fishing boat radioman, who lost his life from complications related to radiation poisoning in 1954, after the ship he worked on was contaminated from fallout after the USAs nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll. In addition to being a brilliant piece of electronic musique concrete, it is a damning indictment of nuclear warfare, as prescient now as it was during The Cold War. Side B is made up of six studies in electronic music, showcasing Eimerts talents which are as impressive as his more famous contemporaries. Essential early electronic music. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a hand-numbered sticker." - Fantôme Phonographique.

Artist: GURDJIEFF, G.I.
Title: Improvisations
Format: LP
Label: Fantôme Phonographique
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Fantôme Phonographique present a reissue of G.I. Gurdjieffs Improvisations. G.I. Gurdjieff was an Armenian and Greek philosopher, spiritual teacher, and musician, whose teachings of The Fourth Way influenced thousands worldwide and created communities that still exist to this day. His goal was to teach humans to reach a higher consciousness out of the "waking sleep" he considered most to be living in. Music was an important part of his teachings and these brilliant harmonium improvisations were recorded in 1949 in Paris, just a short time before his death. Droning and ethereal, these beautiful pieces mark a pinnacle in the work of a legend of human spirituality. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a hand-numbered sticker." - Fantôme Phonographique.

Artist: HENRY, PIERRE
Title: Orphee Ballet
Format: LP
Label: Fantôme Phonographique
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Fantôme Phonographique present a reissue of Pierre Henrys Orphée Ballet, originally released in 1964. Scored for Maurice Béjarts choreography to the Orphée Ballet, based on the Greek god, Orpheus, this is one of Pierre Henrys finest works of musique concrète, the genre in which Henry was an early innovator and to which he devoted his career. After years working for the French national radio (RTF) and honing his studio chops on radio spots and editing/composition, Henry formed his own studio in 1958 and began working on modern dance and ballet and soundtrack work. Incorporating percussion, industrial soundscapes, nature sounds, spoken French narrative, and synthesized tones, Orphée Ballet is a beautiful piece that while less known than what is perhaps his most famous work, also for Béjarts ballet production, 1967s Les Jerks Électroniques De La Messe Pour Le Temps Présent Et Musiques Concrètes Pour Maurice Béjart, is equally compelling and groundbreaking. Following his passing in 2017 at age 89, Henrys work has found renewed interest, and this is a welcome reissue of one of his rarest and finest works. Truly brilliant. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a hand-numbered sticker." - Fantôme Phonographique.

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