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Artist: LOS ANGELES FREE MUSIC SOCIETY
Title: Blorp Esette
Format: 4 CD
Label: Transparency
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
2011 remastered edition. Remastered in June of 2011 by Ju Suk Reet Meate. Perhaps the only logical follow up to the historic LAFMS: The Lowest Form Of Music 10CD box on RRR, is this 4CD compilation based around the 2 LP volumes of Blorp Esette which Ace Farren Ford released under the LAFMS umbrella in 1978 (Vol. 1) and 1980 (Vol. 2, a double LP set). Both of the LPs featured cover & label art by Don Van Vliet which as been reproduced on this CD reissue. Capt. Beefheart cover art was quite a coup for the times and these LPs have long been some of the most desirable LAFMS artifacts (but basically never available to anyone outside of the LA underground at the time of their release). The four CDs are packaged with a 32 page booklet of artwork and notes, and include nearly 3 hours of previously unreleased tracks! The LAFMS bridged the gap. Features performances by: Smegma, Le Forte Four, The Reverend Toad-Eater, Electric Willy Trio, the Di-Dee Dos, Ace Farren Ford, Rick Potts, Doo Dooettes, Henry Kaiser, Dennis Duck, Joe Potts, Chip Chapman, Ace & Duce, Child Molesters, Jerry Bishop, Nopar King, The South Pasadena Free Music Ensemble, Gage Kenady, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Reverend Marty Nation, many more. "In January of 1976 the non-musician comedy team of Ace & Duce officially joined ranks with the newly formed Los Angeles Free Music Society for the legendary Spaghetti Works show in what was then truly old towne Pasadena with fellow stalwarts Le Forte Four and the Doo-Dooettes. When we had begun our forays into free music we had figured to be lone venturers without peers, yet at this point we found ourselves in a sort of like-minded union. Enthusiasm reined supreme, who soon led us to the question of doing an album. For reasons that seem to escape me now, we decided to do a various artists compilation. Response was plentiful, so much so that before it was done plans were underway for a volume 2., which grew to become 2 records. It was a lot of fun. It was also a nightmare. Technology had not yet reached us, and suddenly we had many reels of tape and cassettes, all of varying quality or lack thereof, many with little or no information as to what exactly was on them. We were, in fact, forced to master volume 2 in mono due to varying levels and other technical hardships. Now due to the vision & lack of good sense on the part of Mr. Sheppard, we present the Blorp Esette experience, including volume 2 in stereo as originally intended, and many of the tracks that could not have been included in the original volumes due to time constraints and other maladies, with many new surprises." - Ace Farren Ford.

Artist: LOS ANGELES FREE MUSIC SOCIETY
Title: The Blorp Esette Gazette Vol. 1
Format: CD
Label: Transparency
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This is the Blorp Esette Gazette. Thirteen years have gone by since this project was first imagined, but it is here now, the LAFMS quarterly audio magazine. This is the first issue, filled with many varied sounds from many varied sources. In 1977, Ace Farren Ford, one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Free Music Society released a various artists compilation album on the LAFMS label called Blorp Esette, a vinyl LP. In 1980 he released Blorp Esette Volume 2, a double LP. In 1999 his own label Ace & Duce teamed with the Transparency label to reissue these LPs on CD and added two CDs of previously unreleased contributions. In 2011 the four CD set was remastered by Ju Suk Reet Meate of Smegma and re-released. In 2000 Mr. Ford came up with the concept of an audio magazine which would feature contributions of various members of LAFMS, past and present and would be a way of keeping it active. Now some 13 years later it has become the Blorp Esette Gazette, a quarterly annual audio magazine, the first edition of this to be released this fall on the Ace & Duce/Transparency label. This first volume features contributions by Keith Mitchell (Moniter, Mazzy Star), Moris Tepper (Captain Beefheart), Kraig Grady, David Cotner, Smegma, Electric Bill Robinson, Michael Intriere and Anna Homler, the Tenses, Dennis Duck, Juan Gomez, the Mystery Band, Frank Bedal, Larry Easter (Linn County), and more. With cover art by Ace Farren Ford and Ju Suk Reet Meate." -Transparency.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Live at The Electric Circust (1968) / Newport Jazz Festival (1969)
Format: Double CD
Label: Transparency
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"121 minutes total from the Electric Circus in NYC, 1968 and the Newport Jazz Festival, 1969." -Transparency
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol. 1
Format: 14 CD/Book
Label: Transparency
Country: USA
Price: $142.00
"A co-production of The Sun Ra Music Archive and Transparency. Thirteen hours of unreleased and ultra-rare music plus definitive Sun Ra autobiographical commentary, curated by Michael Anderson. Additional liner notes by Bennett Theissen. Volume one in this new series covers the years 1914-1959, across 14 CDs plus a spectacular 128 page 5" x 10" paperback book, all contained in a large box. Improjazz selected this box set as one of the two best reissues of 2011." - Transparency.

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