MartiensGoHome – Abscons Depuis 1996, USB key, published by Kalinka-Vichy, Belgium, 2009
MartiensGoHome – En Atlanta (51:00)
Podcast on Radio Campus, Brussels, Belgium, 2012
Hosted on Discrepant
Belgian sound collective Martiensgohome (various membership around Benoît Deuxant and Roland Wouters) emerged from an independent radio live show in Brussels and developed into a weekly experimental podcast as well as live performances and collaborations. This episode, titled In Atlanta, is based on a communication (in French) from an Atlantis representative to the humans of planet Earth and incorporates esoteric jargon, pseudo-science and Scientology brainwashing techniques on a background of ambient music. Remarkably insidious voice from unknown female speaker.
Martiensgohome on Archive.org & BandCamp
[picture from Vision Afar]
Idealstate Recordings – Brushstrokes: After Ellsworth Kelly (13:46)
Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2014
Finn Loxbo, archtop electric
Lee Noyes, feedback
Electroacoustic improvised music inspired by a combined collage by Ellsworth Kelly.
Paul Etienne Lincoln – Sinfonia Torinese, sound installation in Torino, Italy, Christine Burgin Gallery (NY), 2004
The installation included a complex arrangement of bird recordings, Racca piano melodico (like this one), stuffed Italian birds, electronic sensors, alcohol distillation, etc.
An Exhibition of World Graphic Scores, Minami Gallery, Tokyo, 1962
This exhibition included international artists, especially from the U.S. Fluxus branch, as well as graphic scores by members of the Jikken kōbō 実験工房, or Experimental Workshop –see previous post,– like Toshi Ichiyanagi, Yuji Takahashi, Toru Takemitsu, Joji (George) Yuasa, Yasunao Tone, among others.
Source: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archives, the Museum of Modern Art, New York (link).
Malayeen ملايين – Fifi (11:17)
From Malayeen, LP, Discrepant, UK, 2014
(originally issued on CD by Annihaya Records, Beirut, Lebanon, 2013)
Raed Yassin, keyboards, turntables & electronics
Charbel Haber, electric guitar & electronics
Khaled Yassine, darbouka, percussion
Omar Khouri, painting
On this superb album, electronica musician Raed Yassin, avant guitarist Charbel Haber and percussionist Khaled Yassine blend iconic folk & belly dance music legends from Lebanon with influences from legendary Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid. The trio’s music also incorporates infectious Krautrock touches, electronic loops and occasional vinyl+live instrument duets. Most impressive track is the epic 17mn Samia, a sumptuous blend of traditional Lebanese music, turntablism, electric organ and electric guitar solo.
Willy Pferdekamp, Hans Richter, Werner Graeff & Paul Hindemith
From Schilder malt – Filmer malt, the catalogue to a Hans Richter exhibition at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1961
Part of the cast of Hans Richter’s surrealist, silent film Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts Before Breakfast), 1927. As the original music composed by Paul Hindemith for the film is lost, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art commissioned an alternative soundtrack to Steve Roden for their Hans Richter: Encounter retrospective exhibition in 2013 – for which Roden actually came up with 4 different tracks, all with their own merits.