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Artist: ABLINGER, PETER
Title: Voices and Piano
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Austrian composer Peter Ablingers Voices and Piano performed by English pianist and avant-garde specialist Nicolas Hodges. "The general idea of Voices and Piano probably has to do with the fact that when somebody speaks to me I never miss the melody of the speech but sometimes the meaning. When I was a young boy my mother asked me to go out to buy a pound of butter, 10 eggs and a loaf of bread. I listened very attentively. I loved how she spoke to me. I hopped on my bike, rode to the store and waited in the line until it was my turn -- only then to realize that I had not listened to the content of the message and had to ride back home to ask. . . " - God.

Artist: FELDMAN, MORTON
Title: For Bunita Marcus
Format: Double LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $37.00
2014 release. Lenio Liatsou performs Morton Feldmans composition "For Bunita Marcus". In the 1980s, Morton Feldman composed two large-sized pieces for his favorite instrument, the piano. Both pieces, "Triadic Memories" (1981) and "For Bunita Marcus" (1985), clock in at about 90 minutes. Both compositions are excellent examples of the group of works that they belong to. "Triadic Memories" demonstrates the complexity and tonal opulence of Feldmans pattern compositions from 1977 through 1983, whereas "For Bunita Marcus" shows the stripped-down, almost dismissive structures of his last works created from 1984 to 1987. Feldman himself described "For Bunita Marcus" as a piece in which he "seriously grappled with the idea of meter. I was very interested in this whole problem of meter and the bar line. I was so interested that I started to write a piece in which I took meter very seriously. I saw that nobody knew how to notate. Sometimes, Stravinsky! In my notation Im close to Stravinsky; that is, meter and rhythm actually being simultaneous and also being more grid-oriented, a balance between rhythm and meter. For Bunita Marcus is essentially made up of just three-eight, five-sixteen and two-two. Sometimes the two-two would have musical content, which was at the end of the piece. Sometimes the two-two acted as silences, either on the left side or the right side or in the middle of the three-eight and the five-sixteen, and I was using meter as a construction, not rhythm but meter and the time, the length of what is going on." - Excerpt from liner notes by Sebastian Claren.

Artist: HUANG, HSIN-HUEI
Title: Solo
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Already established in the world of contemporary interpreters, with her debut release Solo, Hsin-Huei Huang presents her multiple pianistic abilities and approaches. Covering different composers through their very different styles, Huang offers mechanics through Bernhard Lang, virtuosity through Peter Savli and sensitivity through Matthias Pintscher, all of that with a fascinating amount of not only performing, but programming responsibility. Personnel: "DW 12 cellular automata " composed by Bernhard Lang, mixed by Wolfgang Musil, with Andrew Jezek as recording supervisor; "On A Clear Day" mixed By Christian Michl, with Heinz-Dieter Sibitz as recording supervisor; "Je Dois Mabbattre" composed by Peter Savli, mixed by Branko Skrajner, with Janja Velkavrh as recording supervisor." - God.

Artist: JECK, PHILIP
Title: Vinyl Coda I-II
Format: Double LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $37.00
"Philip Jeck works as a composer, multi-media artist, choreographer, but above all, he is most well-known as a turntable manipulator. At the end of 90s, he produced something which later would be considered a cult piece - his four part masterpiece Vinyl Coda. It is probably his most important work and the peak of his art; it defines not only his musical language, but also the entire turntable culture, as well as the deconstruction of vinyl. The work is nothing less than a powerful lo-fi symphony which, through magical looping, allows the listener to hear things they otherwise wouldnt hear." - God.
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Artist: LANG, BERNHARD
Title: Differenz/Wiederholung 2
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Bernhard Langs Differenz/Wiederholung 2 is a multi-media piece for amplified ensemble, three voices and video installation. While the music is filled with rocking-and-rolling, anti-grooving sound slaps, "scored free jazz", and crippled repetitions, three vocalists present texts (including rap) from Gilles Deleuze, William Burroughs and Christian Loidl, commenting on usual repetitive human habits and its nonsense. If Captain Beefhearts Trout Mask Replica (1969) is a milestone of avant-rock, than Differenz/Wiederholung 2 is the same for contemporary music. The ultimate 21st century agenda of repetitions is soon going to be broken." - God.

Artist: LANG, BERNHARD, PHILIP JECK & ALTER EGO
Title: TablesAreTurned
Format: Double LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $27.00
“2011 release. TablesAreTurned is a project by Bernhard Lang and Alter Ego with Philip Jeck for turntables and amplified ensemble, based on the song by Amon Düül 2. TablesAreTurned is the first collaboration between one of the most significant Austrian composers of today, Bernhard Lang and prominent English turntablist Philip Jeck. There is no doubt that mutual interested in loop technique, led to the musical collaboration, connecting the worlds of academic philosophy with underground aesthetic. Unlike his previous works, where Lang was able to transform an ensemble into a big loop generator (his series of "Differenz / Wiederholung" pieces, accomplished with magnum opus opera, monumental Das Theater der Wiederholungen), here he turns the ensemble into cellular automata, generating counterpoint based on the rest of the loops. On the other side, Jeck offers a dozen of lo-fi locked grooves, making the perfect extended interludes between powerful ensemble episodes. Premiered at Berlinerfestspiele, but also performed at Wien Modern and Huddersfield Contamporary Music Festival, the piece is now available for the first time as a limited double LP. Bernhard Lang - composition; Philip Jeck - turntables; Alter Ego: Manuel Zurria - flutes; Paolo Ravaglia - clarinets; Aldo Campagniari - violin; Francesco Dillon - violoncello; Oscar Pizzo - keyboards; Eugenio Vatta - sound projection.” - God.

Artist: LOPEZ, FRANCISCO
Title: untitled#295
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Francisco López is not only famous for his prolific sound creations, but also for different aspects of sound manipulations. Since his very beginnings, he explores different fields of sound and almost entire his work belongs to the series untitled. untitled#295 is a piece created specifically for two sides of vinyl. Besides Lopezs famous moving soundscapes, its the pulse that makes this work driving. Its not a regular pulse, its one with irregular accents. Slowly developing, it takes the listener insensibly into void and darkness being an extremely tempting work for claustrophobic experiences.” - God.

Artist: LUCIER, ALVIN
Title: Dark Matter
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"I dont do anything special with the instruments. I dont use extended techniques. I use the pure sound of the instruments, with alterations in tuning to make audible [acoustic] beating." - Alvin Lucier. Manuel Zurria - flute; Erik Drescher - glissando flute.

Artist: OPCION
Title: MONOS/UND
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Opcion (formerly known as Ab-Hinc) is not an unknown name on God Records, having remixed Kajkyts Krst (GOD 04, 2011). The first side of his debut, MONOS/UND, offers three pieces of heavily processed and composed noise accompanied with harsh beats. On the second side he joins forces with Maja Osojnik, Bernhard Loibner, and Kurt Bauer for improvised pieces that were then edited into fully formed compositions. Opcion: composition; Maja Osojnik: electronics, Paetzold; Bernhard Loibner: electronics; Kurt Bauer: violin."- God.

Artist: POLWECHSEL
Title: Untitled (No7)
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"On the Viennese music scene since the mid-90s, Polwechsel easily qualify as legendary, regardless of which form the group takes. Consisting on this recording of Werner Dafeldecker (double bass), Michael Moser (cello), Martin Brandlmayr (percussion), and Burkhard Beins (percussion), they have always explored the borders between structured compositions and their improvisational aspects. The hectic nature of these pieces, amplified through their brilliant dynamic range, marks a further step in their explorations. They combine strings and percussion with an almost aggressive musicianship punctuated by occasional droning, making for their most startling yet most consistent work to date." - God.

Artist: RADOVANOVIC, VLADAN
Title: Phonoverse: Electroacoustic Music
Format: Triple LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $43.00
"Composer Vladan Radovanovic is one of the leading figures in Serbian and ex-Yugoslav avant-garde art. In addition to his musical work, his creative domain includes painting, literature, new media, and polymedia synthesis. His research focuses on the vocovisual, projectism, tactile art, polymedia, body action, tape music, electronic music, computer music, and computer graphics. The central position in his creative poetics is reserved for art synthesis. This triple-LP set collects the entire opus of his electroacoustic works from between 1960 and 1993, many of which are long out-of-print and many of which have never before been available on vinyl. Phonoverse is the perfect opportunity to rediscover some of the most brilliant works from the founder of Radio Belgrade Electronic Studio." - God.

Artist: RITSCH, WINFRIED
Title: Woodscratcher
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
“2012 release. Woodscratcher is a composition and sound generating machine from Austrian composer, media-artist, sound-sculptor and performer, Winfried Ritsch. Already known as collaborator in different projects with Bernhard Lang, Peter Ablinger, Ritsch created his "own dedication to noise pieces of experimental music from 70s onwards". The "Woodscratcher" is a machine that cuts a 2-5cm thick disk of a wooden trunk in a circular line along the growth rings of the wood, like a turntable. At the same time, the wood is amplified with four sensors and the signals picked from microphones are spatialized over four loudspeakers in the corners of the room. This scratching in the concert is done until the inner part of the disk falls to the ground and the piece ends. The movement of the cutting tool behaving like an over-sized record player needle, has the performing function and is an allusion of the production of records, as well as playing them. The "Woodscratcher" pretends to extract and play the information which resides in the piece of wood cutting it in an excessive performance. The wood is heard as acoustic material with superimposing loops of the cutting process. With the progression of the cutting process the sounds evolves of the pieces in more and more rubbing and squeezing sounds. The audio signal filters functions of the wood being heard as repeatedly changing formants, almost imaging voices in the noise. The aesthetics lies in the excessive performance beyond feasible by a human actor or musician and also, links the many possible associations to the world of music performance. One of them is the sound based on the noise of the experimental music pieces since the 70s and another with ideas of Herbert Bruens computer music project "Sawdust" from that time. The transition in algorithmic composition to the composition of processes as instrument like done in live composition is expanded to the construction of a mechanical machine which is the live composer. The main aspect of this is that the process does the composing and the machine is composed for executing the process of extracting the piece out of the disc of wood, destroying it and defining the audible result of the piece. The picture vinyl release is a simulation of "Woodscratcher". The vinyl has an image of a wood, mimicking the actual performance.” - God.

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