Label: Farpoint Recordings
未体験の方は是非！！ 個人的にFamily Vineyardからの2枚組CDをかなり聴き込んだ、知る人ぞ知る？70年代初期から80年代後半まで奇怪なアート寄りの音制作を行っていたJed Speare。この作家の最初期74~83年までの秘蔵音源をFarpoint Recordingsが音盤化。もっと多くの音盤を残して欲しかったと本気で思わせてくれる、底なしに病んだコンクレート&コラージュの数々。インサートはかなり大判なポスター仕様。マスト。
Farpoint Recordings is delighted to announce the release of The Wounds Of Returning, Sound Works II 1974-1983 by Boston based sound artist Jed Speare. This new CD features audio works from the aforementioned period, representing the long anticipated complement to the CD release by Family Vineyard, Soundworks 1982-1987. It contains track-by-track sleeve notes by the artist, full colour images from his video works, and a special text by poet and artist George Quasha, Sayings Made Possible by Jed Speare’s Sound Concretions, written in response to Speare's work. The album is housed in a specially designed full colour fold-out booklet, which makes this strictly limited edition a must-have for collectors.
The works on this full-length album range from the hauntingly beautiful early chamber music compositions, Canto and Espy, and the text-sound piece, Idiolect II, to four works for magnetic tape including the large-scale pieces, Écrier and White Strand. This unique collection of sound works, created by Speare early in his career, considers elements and concerns from music composition, industrial culture, sound art, and acoustic ecology. They all share common ground through the act of his field recordings that provide the source material for the tape pieces produced after 1980.