, this morning spanning the years of German experimental electronic music from 1972 ,harmonia live in 1974 and alva noto from last year. Starting with Kraut Rock group agitation free and the first LP Malesch from 1972. They were one of the greatest exponents of German experimental rock music in the early 70s. A five piece from Berlin they formed in 1967. This album was their response to their Middle Eastern touring experience.
Track, Title, Duration
1, you play for us today,6′ 14″
2, Sahara city,7′ 50″
3, Àla Tul,4′ 54″
Another great exponent of Kraut Rock, Harmonia recorded live in Germany in 1974. They formed in early 1973 as a collaboration between Michael Rother of Neu! and Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Möbius of Cluster . As such they were really the Kraut Rock supergroup. Various websites quote Eno as saying that Harmonia was “the world’s most important rock band”. Their music includes the motorik drumming of Neu and the ambience of cluster. Here is a fine pulsing motorik piece.
2, veteranissimo, 17′ 25″
CD 3 Xerox 2 from last year by Alva Noto from Berlin, 28 years later than Agitation Free sort of like going round in a loop. Minimal noise scapes. All tracks sample manipulation Xerox. And recorded in Berlin in 2008. Released on the raster noton label. Thanks for the samples is given to Stephen O’Malley, Michael Nyman, Ruichi Sakamoto, Continental airline malfunctioning.
4,Xerox meta phaser,6’23”
9,Xerox Teion Acat,5’26”
This Saturday, July 31 Will Be the Last Night of super deluxe at artspace for what has been an absolutely incredible and inspiring Biennale. David Elliott was outstanding as a director. Free event, a room 40 night with Ai Yamamoto from Melbourne, pimmon and Chris Abrahams who has a new solo CD.
Good morning, See you in a fortnight for the first part of John Cage month on Background Noise. Two very special programs about the most important composer and conceptualist of the 20th-century. Our special guest will be Sydney improvising pioneer Geoffrey Barnard, who knew John Cage well and stayed in his New York apartment on a number of occasions. He will be giving unique personal and intimate insights into Cage’s life, complete with anecdotes and carefully chosen recordings from his own collection of compositions by John Cage. Part One will feature compositions written between 1942 and 1958.