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Pan Sonic & Charlemagne Palestine
Mort Aux Vaches

The first time it’s ever been released on vinyl, Mort Aux Vaches picked up a tiny but dedicated fanbase when first issued on CD in 2000 by Pan Sonic and Charlemagne Palestine. 19 years later, it’s given a new artwork and released on double clear-vinyl. Part of an ongoing ‘Godbear’ series of re-issues of Charlemagne’s work. 
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Charlemagne Palestine & Rrose
The Goldennn Meeenn + Sheeenn

The multiple letter way of spelling is irritating but it's one of the few derogatory things you can say about Charlemagne Palestine. Here he collaborates with Rrose (he's at it too) for a rendition of Palestine's classic 1976 era work The Golden Mean as performed at the Festival Variations in Nantes in March 2018. Expect even more notes than letters. 

Charlemagne Palestine
DingggDongggDinggg vs. SingggSonggSinggg

Stuffed toys and carillons? That’ll be the singular Charlemagne Palestine, then. DingggDongggDinggg vs. SingggSonggSinggg is here on a new imprint, Matière Mémoire, and a pretty stunning work for any fan of Charles Pal or music for bells in general. He sings along to the rattling, sumptuous timbres of the carillon, even making time for an ode to Mika Vainio.

Charlemagne Palestine
Interrvallissphereee (Blue TB7 Series)

Part of a two part release that capture Charlemagne Palestine’s first session in the Moog Sound Lab.  Having had a long relationship with the tools the composer has leapt at the chance to create what he has dreamed about for the last 50 years. Creating 6 long form drone works, this 12’s brings a single 50 minute piece split into an opening and finale.

Charlemagne Palestine
Ttuunneesszz Duh Rruunneesszz (Blue TB7 Series)

The highly respected composer and artist Charlemagne Palestine has long adored Moog synthesizers, and started experimenting with them in the 60s. Well now is very different from then, and having been given access to the moog lab he dove right in to create 6 longform drone pieces utilizing as many oscillators as he could imagine. Ttuunneesszz Duh Rruunneesszz is a single piece slit into opening and closing.

Charlemagne Palestine
AA SSCHMMETTRROOSSPPECCTIVVE

A release to coincide with a retrospective exhibition celebrating the work of minimalism's chief oddball Charlemagne Palestine. Charlie can make the same three notes feel more meaningful than most musicians' entire careers, and this self-made recording from 1974 New York is no exception. Come for the piano, stay for the animal plushies.
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Charlemagne Palestine
Strumming Music

Essential vinyl reissue of Charlemagne Palestine's seminal 1974 LP 'Strumming Music'. A mesmerising work of classic 20th Century minimalism, that originally appeared on the legendary French Shandar imprint (home to Philip Glass, Sun Ra, La Monte Young, Terry Riley etc.) Original copies sell for in excess of £160 so it's a real treat to have this truly transcendent work from this visionary artist once again available on it's original format. At once simple and complex, this profoundly beautiful music still sounds like a magic carpet ride through the heavens. A physically demanding performance recorded in his Manhattan loft - one which yields maximum beauty from the simplicity of his Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano and sustain pedal. A masterclass in the hypnotic beauty of repetition and nuance. This new edition has been licensed from FGL Productions, remastered by Equus, cut by Rashad Becker and includes an insert with liner notes by Julian Cowley.

Charlemagne Palestine & Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra
Omminggg & Schlomminggg

Eccentric legend of minimalism Charlemagne Palestine teams up with experimental pop duo Grumbling Fur (in their extra-experimental Time Machine Orchestra mode) for a second time on Omminggg & Schlomminggg, which was recorded in front of a live audience in Copenhagen last year. Piano, strings, vocals and assorted electronics dance slowly together in a beautiful ever-growing drone soundscape. Double LP on Important Records.
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Charlemagne Palestine
Godbear

Um, ye, that cover does it for me. I’ll take one. Pretty neat that the music inside of Godbear by Charlemagne Palestine is also epic. From 1987, Godbear was originally intended to come out out on Glenn Branca's Neutral Records but eventually emerged on CD, on the now defunct Barooni label in 1998. Godbear is an album of solo piano which creates a mind-meddling swarm of grand piano which frantically flutters into a captivating sound-barrier which draws you further in with every listen. Black Truffle Records present a remastered version inside a deluxe gatefold sleeve.   

Charlemagne Palestine & Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra
Ggrrreeebbbaaammmnnnuuuccckkkaaallloooww!!!

Most commonly associated with the New York, sixties, minimalist scene, shamanic improviser Charlemagne Palestine is best known for his falsetto vocals and extended performances with beautiful, classical instruments and cathedral organs. This collaborative performance with Grumbling Fur alter-ego the Time Machine Orchestra is an exploration of automatic compositional playing through an array of unusual live instruments, tape manipulations and detached vocal harmonies.

Charlemagne Palestine & Rhys Chatham
Youuu + Mee = Weee

Here is the third collaboration record from Sub Rosa. Charlemagne Palestine (studied under Morton Subotnick/La Monte Young) and Rhys Chatham (The Dream Syndicate) merge their heads together. 166 minutes of two musical explorers going at it and breaking through. Previous collaborations from Sub Rosa involved Palestine and Tony Conrad. Get involved and get experienced. Out on CD.
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Charlemagne Palestine & Rhys Chatham
Youuu + Mee = Weee (First)

Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham are two avant-garde performers from the 1970s who tried to break out of genre and the idea of meaning and beauty in music. They have come together for the first time on a recording here. Influences from minimalism to punk rock, with myriad instruments as well as the pervading scent of clove cigarettes almost trapped in the groove of the vinyl LP.
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Charlemagne Palestine & Janek Schaefer
Day of The Demons


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Charlemagne Palestine & Joachim Montessuis
Voxorgachitectronumputer


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Charlemagne Palestine and Christoph Heemann
Saiten In Flammen


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Charlemagne Palestine
Sound I


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Charlemagne Palestine + Tony Conrad
An Aural Symbiotic Mystery


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