Label: Dead-Cert Home Entertainment
Creel Pone系マニアは間違いなくハマる内容。確かな審美眼で埋もれたアヴァンギャルド/電子音楽作品の発掘を行う英Dead-Cert Home Entertainmentの2014年作品。今回はアラスカにて活動したシンセサイザーを操るトリオCloneの82年カセット録音をLP化。当時はラジオで一度きり流れたというレアな作品で、古典的なシンセサイザーっぽい所もあり、また逸脱したアウトサイダー・ミュージックありと、結構変な事もやってます。
improvised electronic theme music recorded for a conceptual sonic radio play about childbirth by alaskan synthesiser trio clone.
originally broadcast as a one-off transmission for electronic harmonicist gary sloan’s import hour show on anchorage radio station kgot fm. one of the rarest recordings in the very limited line of clone breadcrumbs (alongside the two very rare harmonitalk and nightraid privately pressed lps) this rescued session comes from sloan’s own time capsule of c60 compact cassettes used to document this unlikely synthesised wing of an untravelled north american micro industry.
fusing influences ranging from klaus schulze to suzanne ciani these recordings embody genuine diy aesthetics out of necessity. utilising electronic instruments and effects such as the arp 2600, arp odyssey, polymoog, harmonica/synthesiser interface, eventide omnipressor and roland vocoder these recordings mark the domestication of the synthesiser while pushing the concept of extreme american outsider music to its furthest geographical limits.
we've seen a lot of oddities reissued over the last few years, but few come close to capturing the bewildering brilliance of this bizarre instructional birthing album recorded somewhere in alaska in 1982 and resurfacing now on a first-ever vinyl pressing, thanks to the supreme ethno-musicological skills of andy votel and his dead-cert imprint.
utilizing the arp 2600, arp odyssey, polymoog, harmonica/synthesizer interface, eventide omnipressor, roland vocoder and genuinely bizarre narration imploring the listener to "push..." over a background of retro-futuristic space-age progressions, these recordings edge the concept of extreme american outsider music to its furthest reaches. originally broadcast as a one-off transmission for electronic harmonicist gary sloan's import hour show on anchorage radio station kgot fm, it's one of the rarest recordings in the very limited line of clone breadcrumbs released to date -- the audio discovered by sloan in his own time capsule of c60 compact cassettes used to document the unlikely synthesized wing of an untraveled north american micro industry.
son of octabred is unlike any other kosmische or early synth record you're likely to have heard, arcing from the surreal instructional opening segment to pop-wise synth hooks before eventually building into a monumental layer of synthesized drone you'll have trouble comprehending after the umpteenth listen. as a label set up to give life to recordings that were never really intended for wider public consumption, dead-cert has done a commendable job shining a light on lost diy aesthetics -- this album perhaps making for its most compulsive, odd outing yet.