Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jean Schwarz - Don Quichotte

Jean Schwarz - Don Quichotte

Another great Jean Schwarz LP, this time on his own Celia imprint, featuring material composed between 1975-76.

This is pretty different from the other LP I posted a while back, which was mostly focused on electronic material. This is a more kaleidoscopic affair, exploring everything from field recordings, processed voice, electronic timbres and acoustic instruments, to musical passages that cover anything from contemporary classical music to jazz, free and less so, to weird psychedelic library segments, featuring highly processed instruments all throughout. It has a dreamlike quality that sometimes reminds me of Battiato's fantastic M.elle Le "Gladiator" and "Cafè - Table - Musik" from his eponymous 1977 LP.

A really gorgeous and personal LP!

Monday, May 16, 2016

IPEM - Muziek In Vlaanderen

Just inherited a bunch of very interesting LPs so I thought I'd share them here. Unfortunately haven't had much time to devote to this blog lately, so I'm going to be short on words for the next little while.

Here are three very interesting LPs, focusing on early electronic works made at the Instituut Voor Psychoacustica En Elektronische Muziek, a studio for electronic music founded in 1963 by the BRT (Belgian Radio and Television) and the State University of Ghent. These recordings feature works composed by Lucien Goethals, Karel Goeyvaerts, Louis De Meester, Peter Beyls and Raoul De Smet

PS: These are my own rips, not the Creel Pone CDrs from a while back...