WARNING! This compilation is for those who are not familiar with the fascinating world of Primal Electronica, Noise, Sound Design, Industrial, Avant-Garde, Tape - Music_... you name it. This set hopes to be the gateway to a completely new Revolutionary sound experience. These are relics with much to say to the contemporary listener as they sound impossibly way ahead of their and our time(s). Revolutionary is since much of the included material did and still does push the very definition of what music is.
Some of the aspects that are common to all this music are the total abandonment of the traditional form of composition or produced sounds; the complete relinquishment or detachment of the traditional forms and the lack of conventionally produced sounds. This really represents everything New and Revolutionary that we have come to expect since the beginning of the Postmodern era. The fact that it still sounds New, fresh, powerful and challenging today is proof of that revolutionary quality. Here are demonstrations of techniques and Sound Systems that shaped Modern Music as we know it today. These are the first examples ever to loop a track, play it in reverse, or use a host of other effects which are all so common tools for musicians of today.
Some examples here can be considered as of some of the earliest forms of New Age too, where artists used raw techniques to make some of the first intentionally Ambient and Hypnotic music. Selection starts in 1920's, almost a hundred years ago_and ends early 1960's, before the more modern Era and all of its recording innovations and marketing strategies took over. Songs are sequenced to give a coherent and surprisingly easy way to enjoy and appreciate this music field that can be baffling - in order to give the listener some of the most multilayered (in every sense of the word) experience.
Thanks to 21st Century advance techniques, every track here has a low noise floor, which has been achieved without the loss of palpability or dynamic range. These recordings sound fantastic: fresh, jarring, groundbreaking and adventurous. Enjoy the ride.
Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan : Whirling
Remi Gassmann : Declamation
Max Mathews : May Carol
The Blue Men : Magnetic Field
Attilio Mineo : Man in Art
Bülent Arel : Electronic Music No.1
Daphne Oram : Band 5: Rhythmic Variation
Alwin Nikolais : Glymistry
György Ligeti : Articulation
Ussachevsky/Luening : Incantation For Tape
Ussachevsky/Luening : Invention In Twelve Tones