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Artist: AEOLIAN STRING ENSEMBLE
Title: Eclipse
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“2004 release. Eclipse is the long-anticipated second CD by the Aeolian String Ensemble, following the Lassithi/Elysium disc from 1998 (ROBOT 016CD). Collecting material recorded in 1981, 86, and 99, the disc opens with "Espacios," dedicated to the art and architecture of César Manrique. Wind patterns emerge, interspersed among distant, radiant tonalities. Zephyrs sustain waves of resonance emanating from the Aeolian harp, transporting the sound of the strings while revealing the surface of the harmonic textures. The second composition, titled "K1" (1981), first appeared on the 1986 Journey to the End of Night cassette compilation with a radically different title. "K1" was renamed and remastered for this release to deliver its originally intended listening experience. This early work consists of three movements for Aeolian harp, harmonic extractions, and voice. Each movement consolidates elements from the previous, creating gateways toward new and even more expansive realms. Concluding the album is "Eclipse," which was recorded live in the open air near Bosham Quay, England on the occasion of the 1999 solar eclipse. Performed inconspicuously among the bystanders observing the eclipse, the resulting sounds could most certainly be heard; however, the performers remained eclipsed by the moon. A fresh set of shifting, hazy, and spacious compositions for your total aural immersion. Cover art by Christoph Heemann.” - Robot.

Artist: AEOLIAN STRING ENSEMBLE
Title: Lassithi/Elysium
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2012 repress. "The first full length release by the UK based Aeolian String Ensemble. Although originally set to be issued on the legendary United Dairies label, this material has now been remastered, includes a new piece, and is instead available in the US. The work was produced by David Kenny, a long time collaborator and engineer on many Nurse With Wound and Current 93 projects. Consisting of two evolving compositions, Lassithi (1992) and Elysium (a specially commissioned new work), this CD offers a more linear and fluid overview of this fascinating material than that of excerpted or early compilation appearances. Inspired by the tonal phenomenon associated with the Aeolian harp (a box shaped instrument with numerous strings tuned in unison on which the wind produces varying harmonic excitation over the same fundamental tone), The Aeolian String Ensembles post production (harmonic extraction) on sounds generated by the strings of various materials, recorded at sympathetic locations, create a hazy, shifting, and spacious atmosphere for your total aural immersion. Also features mind-bending cover illustrations by Christoph Heemann." - Robot.

Artist: AEOLIAN STRING ENSEMBLE, THE
Title: Lassithi/Elysium
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
1998 release. "The first full-length release by the UK-based Aeolian String Ensemble. Although originally set to be issued on the legendary United Dairies label, this material was remastered and released in the US on Robot Records with an extra track. The work was produced by David Kenny, a long-time collaborator and engineer on many Nurse with Wound and Current 93 projects. Consisting of two evolving compositions, Lassithi (1992) and Elysium (a specially commissioned 1996 work), this CD offers a more linear and fluid overview of this fascinating material than that of excerpted or early compilation appearances. Inspired by the tonal phenomenon associated with the Aeolian harp (a box-shaped instrument with numerous strings tuned in unison on which the wind produces varying harmonic excitation over the same fundamental tone), The Aeolian String Ensembles post production (harmonic extraction) on sounds generated by the strings of various materials, recorded at sympathetic locations, creates a hazy, shifting, and spacious atmosphere for your total aural immersion. Also features mind-bending cover illustrations by Christoph Heemann." - Robot.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Murille
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2012 repress. "A long-overdue CD edition of Timo van Luijks first full-length album, originally released in 2002 as a small private edition LP on La Scie Dorée (Belgium). Murrille features a collection of extraordinary "songs" integrating a palette of acoustic instruments such as glass harmonium, flute, and hand percussion, as well as voice, with real-time synthesis. With a host of bizarre inflections and aural investigations, van Luijks music recalls some of the great experimentation of early krautrock, the otherworldly atmospheres of the Futura label, and a pure love of the moments when it all just falls into place. This remastered edition sounds fantastic and includes an additional track not included on the original LP release. Mixed by Christoph Heemann. Packaged in Japanese-style tip-on mini-jacket that carefully reproduces the original album artwork." - Robot.

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Archives Genetiquement Modifiees/Societe II
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2008 release. "Two historic compositions by the late, great Luc Ferrari on CD for the first time. The program opens with Archives Génétiquement Modifiées ("Genetically Modified Archives"), a work for "memorized sounds" from 2000. This composition (subtitled "Exploitation des Concepts No. 3") was the third in a series of later pieces in which Ferrari revisited aspects of his early concepts and compositional strategies to create wholly new works. The result here is a very bizarre, sensual, and beautifully paced electroacoustic work of aural memories and (re)collections created sounds from Ferraris vast archive of musical activities. After a short intermission, the program continues with a true highlight of Ferraris early instrumental work titled Société II from 1967. Subtitled "Et Si Le Piano Était Un Corps De Femme" ("And If The Piano Were the Body of a Woman") (for four soloists and 16 instruments), this composition appeared opposite Presque Rien on the legendary 1970 Deutsche Grammophon LP. Société II may be viewed as an erotically charged piece of musical theater in which the soloists compete for the attention of a woman (the piano). This concerto, with its gestures and a fantastic kaleidoscope of styles and color, shows the extravagant qualities of the piano in its "harmony, imagination, and brutality." Packaged in a full-color digipak with a 20-page bilingual (French/English) booklet featuring Ferraris early artwork, notations, and program notes, along with an extensive commentary by Jim ORourke and Jay Sanders. Remastered sound with audio restoration by fellow INA-GRM alumnus Jean Schwarz. A wonderful glimpse into the world of one of the most legendary, unique, and inspiring musical figures of the 20th century." -Robot

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Presque Rien Avec Luc Ferrari
Format: DVD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
2008 release. "The first DVD release on Elica is a beautiful 50-minute portrait of composer Luc Ferrari made by his friend Jacqueline Caux with Olivier Pascal, which is at the same time fully informative and acutely representative of Ferraris spirit. Features Elise Caron and Luc Ferrari going through archive documentation, intriguing dialogues, invented autobiographies, music performances, evocative installations, sidewalk accidents, encounters with sound artist Christof Schläger and musician eRikm, and more. Documenting the work of one of the most groundbreaking and seductive composers of the 20th century, this film also shows Luc Ferraris "extremely libertarian personality: his spontaneity, his inclination towards hedonism and sensuality, his curious and open character, his rejection of all kind of power and of all stable position within institutions, his pronounced taste for jeux, his sense of self-derision and his ferocious refusal of all dogmatism." Jacqueline Caux is a writer, film-maker, and organizer of live events. She is the author of the essential Luc Ferrari interview book Almost Nothing with Luc Ferrari (2002), as well as books on Anna Halprin and Louise Bourgeois and several experimental films and remarkable documentaries, including the highly acclaimed Cycles of the Mental Machine (2006) on Detroit techno, Tales from the Torn Symphony (2010) on the performance of Ferraris Symphonie dechirée, and Man from Tomorrow (2014) on Jeff Mills. Olivier Pascal has collaborated with, among others, director Claude Duty. Original French version with English subtitles; NTSC region-free DVD in large format digipak cover with notes in French and English by Jacqueline Caux." - Robot.

Artist: FUCHS, LIMPE
Title: Vogel Musik
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"Performing in the late 1960s and through the early 80s as half of the German duo Anima (with Paul Fuchs), Limpe Fuchs continues to explore music-making as a part of everyday life. Her vibrant live performances are numerous and consist of solo as well as ongoing collaborative works. With her new release, Vogel Musik (or Bird-music), Limpe is heard performing a series of duos with multi-instrumentalist Christoph Reiserer (saxes/clarinet). The duo then extends to a trio with Julia Schoelzel (on piano), featuring a piece recorded at Musikfest, Munich, in 2004. The themes that developed from these recent recordings revealed a beautiful and bizarre series of compositions that have now been collected on CD for the first time. Using her voice and violin, along with a vast assortment of custom and homemade percussion instruments, Limpes work emits a remarkable sense of space and otherworldly atmosphere that one may liken to acts in musical theatre. Vogel Musik takes flight with a fresh set of utterly unique pieces from a true musical visionary. Packaged in a full-color digipak with illustrations by Christoph Heemann." -Robot.

Artist: HEEMANN, CHRISTOPH
Title: The Rings of Saturn
Format: LP
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Originally only available as an artist-released CD, The Rings Of Saturn spans a lengthy narrative of music prepared over the years 1997-2008. Infusing early field recordings along with recently completed studio compositions, this new album of cinema pour loreille (cinema for the ear) transports the listener to discrete locations that evoke rich memories and sympathetic recollections. This remastered vinyl edition is pressed on clear wax in a beautiful, full-color jacket. Available initially during the recent Christoph Heemann US Tour (October 2010), The Rings Of Saturn is one of Heemanns finest and most anticipated new solo works." -Robot

Artist: HEEMANN, CHRISTOPH
Title: The Rings of Saturn: Complete Edition
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This new CD edition features an additional 13 minutes of music not included on the previous LP and artist-released versions. The Rings of Saturn: Complete Edition encompasses a lengthy narrative of music prepared over the years 1997-2012. Infusing early field recordings along with recently completed studio compositions, this new album of cinema pour loreille ("cinema for the ear") transports the listener to discrete locations that evoke rich memories and sympathetic recollections. This freshly remastered complete edition updates one of Heemanns finest and most anticipated new solo works. Packaged in a Japanese style tip-on mini jacket reproducing a beautiful variation of the original album artwork." - Robot.

Artist: HOFFMAN, KAY
Title: Floret Silva
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
2006 reissue. "1977 avant/folk progressive masterpiece from minimalist composer Kay Hoffman. Includes collaborative performances from Jacqueline Darby and Gaio Chiocchio -- members of the legendary, Italian progressive group Pierrot Lunaire. Originally slated for release on RCA/IT (Italy) in 78, the album was later rejected due to recording deadlines, release schedules, and requests by RCA for other artistic/musical considerations. However, many years later, Floret Silva did end up surfacing on a very different shore. Copies of the masters found their way to the highly eclectic Japanese label Belle Antique, whose musical director had heard rumors about the early project in the mid-1980s. As a result, Floret Silva was finally released eight years after the completed sessions in 1985 as a small edition, but very well received LP (Belle Antique 8502, Japan). Apparently, not many copies of the record were exported outside Japan. This merely created even more mystery surrounding the recordings as well as rumors associated with a Pierrot Lunaire-related project. The recordings were based on the Carmina Burana -- a collection of medieval poetry written by various authors of which little is known. Floret Silva was an attempt to find a voice for these anonymous authors in the late 1970s in Florence. Now, nearly 30 years after the completed sessions, Floret Silva blooms again...this time in the US. Available for the first time on CD with remastered sound, including a 12-page booklet with full lyrics and English translations. A lost (but now reclaimed) gem from the Italian progressive underground." - Robot.

Artist: IN CAMERA
Title: Open Air
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"2008 remastered CD edition of the 2006 second album by In Camera (a collaborative project by Christoph Heemann and Timo van Luijk). Open Air features very dynamic live material recorded outdoors, under the moon, in March 2004. Live improvisation integrating a stream of acoustic elements with continuous modulation. Packaged in a full-color digipak." - Robot

Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Up From Zero
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Originally released in 1982 on cassette (Aeroplane Records AR3, UK), Up From Zero was David Jackmans third album of compositions. Integrating tapes, loops, shortwave radio signals, guitar tones, voice and a host of percussion elements, each piece accumulates into a complex collage of cycles that create a haunting set of movements and bizarre spatial relationships. These are the most sought after of Jackmans first, solo recordings. The proto-Organum sound. Also included is Offshore, (1980). This track, recorded with the assistance of Philip Sanderson (of Stormbugs/Snatch Tapes/Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey fame), is Jackmans earliest piece to appear on CD to date. Fluttering tones along with sustained slabs of bowed guitar create a droning crest and a fitting outro for these essential gems from the vault. Expertly restored from the original master tapes by Robert Hampson (of Main). Packaged in a card mini-jacket in an edition of 700 copies." - Robot.

Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Up From Zero
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
2003 reissue. "Originally released in 1982 on cassette (Aeroplane Records), Up from Zero was David Jackmans third album of compositions. Integrating tapes, loops, shortwave radio signals, guitar tones, voice, and a host of percussion elements, each piece accumulates into a complex collage of cycles that create a haunting set of "movements" and bizarre spatial relationships. These are the most sought-after of Jackmans first solo recordings. The proto-Organum sound. Also included is "Offshore" (1980). This track, recorded with the assistance of Philip Sanderson (of Storm Bugs/Snatch Tapes/Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey fame), is Jackmans earliest piece to appear on CD to date. Fluttering tones along with sustained slabs of bowed guitar create a droning crest and a fitting "outro" for these essential gems from the vault. Expertly restored from the original master tapes by Robert Hampson (of Main). Packaged in a card mini-jacket." - Robot.

Artist: LEJEUNE, JACQUES
Title: Early Works 1969-1970
Format: LP
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"This LP of early compositions by Jacques Lejeune features three seminal works: Dune Multitude En Fête and Petite Suite, originally released in the Perspective Musicales series in 1970, and a previously unpublished composition, Géodes, from the same period. These three pieces (not included in Robots 2013 Parages and Other Electroacoustic Works 1971-1985 three-CD set (ROBOT 042CD)) are some of Lejeunes earliest music for tape and may be considered a "prequel" to his later, more thematic works. Still, his concise musical narrative is ever-present in these first recordings. The side-long Dune Multitude En Fête (1969) refers to multitude, number, celebration, and any crowd situation as a form of ceremony -- all evoking a circular gaze, as topics of the different aural events and their anecdotal development emerge, leading to the dream, as a story we tell to ourselves. Géodes (1970) features percussion improvisations by Lauréat Dionne with Lejeunes tape work inflecting prisms deep into its thundering, rhythmic core. This concert version appears on vinyl for the first time. Concluding the album is Petite Suite (1970), with each section referencing a traditional musical form using both anecdotal as well as instrumental flourishes. The original drum and guitar elements are performed here by Michel Foudrinoy and Jean-Pierre Vassout. These pieces have been compared to Pierre Henrys bold rock themes in Messe Pour Le Temps Présent and also recall the peculiar atmospheres of some of the great early Nurse with Wound records that would follow. In contrast, Lejeunes early approach was heavily steeped in sonic narratives, combining unusual and ambiguous events to create a sound world uniquely his own. Early Works 1969-1970 explores the first precision splices by one of the true visionaries of musique concrète." - Robot.

Artist: LEJEUNE, JACQUES
Title: Parages and Other Electroacoustic Works 1971-1985
Format: 3 CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $33.00
2013 release. "This three-CD retrospective includes six compositions by French composer Jacques Lejeune (born 1940), totaling near three-and-a-half hours of music. Presented chronologically, these works for tape represent a stunning array of themes, images, and destinations covering the years 1971-1985. Throughout Lejeunes compositional development, dreams, reflections on the written fable, and mythological thinking all reappear. Originally released on LP by INA-GRM, both Parages and Symphonie au bord dun paysage have been remastered and have never before been available on CD. Parages (1973) is a work exploring distances (or vicinities), cycles, and the transparency of the sky. A deep undercurrent of perpetual movement and altitude -- flight and fall -- is ever-present in the piece, encompassing a procession of auditory colors, places, and events. These elements multiply, uniting beyond their individual musical processes, further immersing the listener within an increasing auditory field. Symphonie au bord dun paysage (1981) is a composition concerned with motion, panoramas, and geographical relationships -- all as if being at the edge of a vast chasm. Also included is Lejeunes masterwork, Blanche-Neige (1975). This has been regarded as one of the most peculiar and elusive recordings in the whole GRM-related canon. This early LP, also known as Fantasmes, was originally recorded for a theater/ballet production of the same name. Loosely based on the text by the Brothers Grimm, with its narrative symbolism and tale of the deep forest, Blanche-Neige is one of the finest compositions of cinéma pour loreille (cinema for the ear) for tape and electronics from the period. Cri (1971) is the earliest piece featured in the set, with an emphasis on the very nature of vocal expression. Integrating mixed landscapes and a spacious use of cyclical elements, this work offers a fantastic prelude to Lejeunes evolution as a composer. Additionally featured are Entre terre et ciel (1979) and Les palpitations de la forêt (1985). These two works are concerned with the natural world, labyrinths, clusters, and intermingled morphologies of the Earth. This box set includes a 28-page bilingual booklet (in English and French) with detailed program notes, as well as a 32-page booklet of interpretive stanzas surrounding these bizarre and evocative works. Meticulously translated and collected for the first time in print, these writings offer a rare insight into Lejeunes creative process. Parages and Other Electroacoustic Works 1971-1985 is an essential overview of one of the seminal figures in musique concrète." - Robot.

Artist: MARTIN, ANDREAS & CHRISTOPH HEEMANN
Title: Lebenserinnerungen Eines Lepidopterologen
Format: Double CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
“2010 expanded reissue of the 1999 compilation Lebenserinnerungen Eines Lepidopterologen ("Memoirs of a Lepidopterist"), collecting the collaborative and early solo works of Andreas Martin and Christoph Heemann as an extensive two-CD retrospective. Moving between minimalist guitar compositions, tape-music narratives, and an array of cascading electronics, each of Martin and Heemanns solo recordings blends seamlessly within the milieu of their collaborative work. While one can hear how this forged the groundwork for much of the late-periodH.N.A.S. material, the work here took the vision further, and helped shape a path toward their respective solo endeavors. Included are compositions from their first solo releases, Martins Doppelpunkt Vor Ort(1993) and Heemanns Über den Umgang mit Umgebung und Andere Versuche (1991), each originally released in a limited 10" edition. Also featured is a prime selection of previously unreleased material, obscure 7" tracks, and their collaborative opus from the H.N.A.S. Ach, Dieser Bart! LP (1988). This deluxe set includes two additional tracks not included on the 1999 edition and features fully restored visuals. Packaged in a beautiful mini-LP gatefold jacket with an updated four-page booklet. Over 100 minutes of music covering the years 1987-2000. Remastered sound.” - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Ikon
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Robot Records (in association with Siren Records, Tokyo) is very pleased to announce the re-release of the Organum Ikon EP in the digital domain. Appearing only for a short time as a small edition cassette on Aeroplane (1987), and then later as a 12" EP (1989) on Christoph Heemanns Dom Bartwuchs label, Ikon proved to be a monumental achievement in the Organum sound. Within the five compositions, Jackman combined self-made woodwind instruments along with vast droning environments to create spacious, haunting landscapes. These melodic undercurrents were paired with voice, percussive streams, and an assortment of textural elements that convey an incredibly eerie yet beautiful sense of space. Remastered and including an alternate mix of the title track, Ikon is an awesome document of one of David Jackmans most important works." - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Sanctus
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2006 release. "The first album in a mid-2000s trilogy, followed by Amen (2006) and Omega (2007), Sanctus represents the new architecture of the Organum sound. Recorded utilizing an implicit graphic score, the album comprises four discrete parts, each a variant of the others. These are not parts as in a movement or continuation of the composition, but rather four distinct audio canvases that represent a continuum of the elements at large. Composing in the spirit of the early Organum material, David Jackman has resurrected the drone-based, percussive turbulence of earlier years with a distinct new form of compositional systems. These new systems are scored for grand piano, Hammond organ, tower bell, and gong. While each element retains its distinct acoustic quality, the whole of each piece resonates with the art of its totality. The results convey an ecstatic sense of presence, vast expanse, and, ultimately, infinitude." - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Volume One
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
“1998 release. The first of two CD anthologies of the Organum/David Jackman back catalog, preceding Volume Two (ROBOT 018CD). The series is not exclusively limited to reissuing early vinyl releases in their entirety, but is rather a "collection" series that also includes alternate mixes as well as previously unreleased material. Remastered for truly maximum fidelity. Volume One includes material culled from the Tower of Silence and In Extremis 12"s (both originally released on L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords in 1985). These pieces easily represent the raw beauty and intensity of the early Organum sound. Also included is Rasa (originally featured on the United Dairies split LP with Nurse with Wound, 1986), which offers a bizarre combination of female voice and dense droning space. This piece has been regarded as the most unusual of all of Jackmans output to date.” - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Volume Two
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
“2000 release. The second of two CD anthologies of the Organum/David Jackman back catalog, following Volume One (ROBOT 017CD). The series is not exclusively limited to reissuing early vinyl releases in their entirety, but is rather a "collection" series that also includes alternate mixes as well as previously unreleased material. Meticulously mastered for truly maximum fidelity, Volume Two includes material primarily culled from the In Extremis and Horii sessions (12" titles originally released on L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords, in 1985 and 86 respectively). Track one, "Valley of Worms," includes the complete B-side (album version) of In Extremis, which features Jackmans collaborative work with The New Blockaders. This 20-minute piece is a massive eruption of relentless, burrowing atmospheres that are as often disturbing as they are engaging. Track two, "Horii," is an alternate version (differing from the 12" release) that features Jackmans collaboration with Andrew Chalk. At over 12 minutes, this piece offers a very bizarre mélange of sputtering bowed percussion, homemade woodwinds, and voice. Track three, "Ich Reiste Weit Und Verweilte Fur Einigezeit In Tring," is a previously unreleased work from 1989 that captures many of the (purely acoustic) compositional elements associated with the early L.A.Y.L.A.H. sessions. As with Volume One, these early dynamic compositions easily represent the raw beauty and intensity of the early Organum sound.” - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM/ NEW BLOCKADERS
Title: Salute
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Early collaborative material from 1984. Originally only available as a cassette (released initially by the UKs Frux label, then later on David Jackmans Aeroplane label) in very small editions. Salute is comprised of 8 parts and can be viewed as the first full-length collaboration between Organum and The New Blockaders following the release of the legendary Pulp 7" in 1983. These pivotal sessions, as the title suggests, were landmark recordings. The result was in essence an appreciative salute amongst the collaborators with respect to their individual as well as collective work. This remastered edition is a massive improvement in sound over the rare cassette versions. Not only do the intense tonal textures finally blaze through in their truly maximum form, but the CD edition also allows for an uninterrupted running program. Each disc is minimally packaged in a clear jewel box." -Robot.

Artist: SCHWARZ, JEAN
Title: Year of the Horse and other electroacoustic works 1974-1986
Format: Double CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Jean Schwarz joined the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in 1969. In the same year, he also worked as an engineer and researcher at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in the ethnomusicology department of the Musée de lHomme in Paris. He founded Celia Records in 1980 releasing a vast catalog of his own works as well as collaborations. Schwarz favors electronic sounds - the raw material from which he creates large architectural forms and vigorous sonic structures and takes inspiration from non-European and indigenous musical forms. Involving live instruments, he often combines a prerecorded tape with brilliant improvisations by jazz musicians. His compositions include works for concert performance (some purely acousmatic, others employing live instruments), for cinema (music for Jean-Luc Godard, Serge Moati, Michel Deville, Michel Léviant and Alain Resnais amongst others), dance (for the choreographers Carolyn Carlson, Dominique and Françoise Dupuy and Serge Campardon) and equestrian theatre for the French horse trainer Bartabas. This 2CD collection contains selections from six compositions focusing on Schwarzs theatre and multimedia work. "Year of the Horse" (1978), "Still Waters" (1986) and "Undici Onde" (1978) contain pieces for choreographer and dancer Carolyn Carlson. With performances premiering at lOpera de Paris, Teatre de Ville (Paris), and La Fenice in Venice, these scores give an in-depth insight into Schwarz and Carlsons collaborative process. Some scenes incorporate rhythmic or cyclical elements, field recordings, electronics, and others detail purely acoustic resonance. Each musical section relates closely with Carlsons expansive visual poetry. "LEnfance De Vladimir Kobalt" (1979) was written for set designer and playwright Petrika Ionecso and "Maison Rouge" (1980) for director Pierre Sala. Both works evoke a wonderfully filmic structure, while integrating key themes across each scenic palette. The earliest work in the set is "Fotoband" (1974), a 21-minute composition to specifically accompany a 76-meter visual installation piece by German artist Ekkehart Raumstrausch. During the exhibition, loudspeakers were placed every 15 yards to allow the music to be heard while moving horizontally along the painting. All compositions were originally issued as small edition LPs on Schwarzs own Celia Records, except "Undici Onde" and "Fotoband" which are previously unpublished and available here for the first time. Presented with fully remastered audio. Includes a 12-page booklet of photos, visuals and detailed notes by the composer. Year of the Horse and other electroacoustic works 1974-1986 collects nearly two-and-a-half hours of highly evocative surroundings from this early visionary of electroacoustic composition." - Robot.

Artist: STAPLETON & CHRISTOPH HEEMANN, STEVEN
Title: Painting with Priests
Format: LP
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Robot Records, in association with Yessmissolga and Elica Editions, presents the vinyl release of the long-fabled duo collaboration by Steven Stapleton and Christoph Heemann. This historic live performance took place on November 21, 2009, at the ancient Ivrea Synagogue in Ivrea, Italy. After working together for many years on various Current 93, Nurse with Wound, and H.N.A.S. sessions, these two old friends met for a rare moment of performance completely independent of thematic material and engaged in a near-telepathic, mysterious one-to-one improvisation, where textural worlds merge, hot, on the spot. While one may discover an intriguing intersection between each of their respective solo works, the real magic of this duo encounter evokes something strangely unfamiliar and altogether new. With this generous edit of the highly acclaimed concert, Painting with Priests exhibits a rare session of both artists eccentric talents in a palette of colors and mystery across a highly detailed musical canvas. Front cover features new artwork by Stapleton, with back cover featuring a previously unpublished drawing by Heemann." - Robot.

Artist: STAPLETON, STEVEN & TONY WAKEFORD
Title: Revenge of the Selfish Shellfish
Format: Double CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
“2009 reissue. Originally released by Tursa (UK) in 1992, Revenge of the Selfish Shellfish was the first full-length collaboration between Steven Stapleton and Tony Wakeford. Consisting of an eerie yet beautiful combination of songs and surreal locales, Shellfish remains a unique landmark with qualities not easily found in either the Nurse with Woundor Sol Invictus discographies. With a strong sense of narrative, as in Wakefords vocals on "Lucifer Before Sunrise" and the perpetual tape-music panorama of Stapletons "The Frightened City," the listener is transported to ominous and quite unexpected destinations. Accordingly, these compositions often blur the line between distant dreams and foreboding reality. This deluxe edition includes fully restored original artwork by Babs Santini, plus new visual flourishes and remastered audio by Matt Waldron. Also included is a bonus disc with previously unreleased mixes by Steven Stapleton from the original Shellfishsessions, along with mixes by Tony Wakeford, irr. app. (ext.), Andrew Liles, and Brian Conniffe. All packaged in a sturdy mini-LP gatefold jacket with six-panel full-color booklet.” - Robot.

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