An experimental record from Israel that’s become something of a Holy Grail for collectors, Mirror by sound artist Amnon Raviv was restricted to just 50 handmade copies when released back in 1983. This wider re-issue of 500 numbered vinyl copies will expand that circle of very lucky individuals!
This scarcely-released-before William Burroughs work has everything the Burroughs fan could ask for: cut-up techniques were used to create both the text and the tape-recorded reading of the text, so this is a plenty messed-around-with piece of sound poetics. Not to mention old Will’s amazingly craggy voice. Clear vinyl in an edition of 500 on London’s superb Paradigm Discs label.
The latest discovery from the always sterling Paradigm Discs is this selection of material from a remarkably strange English eccentric named Captain Maurice Seddon. These twelve pieces, recorded between 1968 and 2003, are a mixture of audio diaries, letters and phone conversations, exuding a powerful sense of bizarre personality. Hard to explain, crucial to hear. LP with booklet on Paradigm Discs.
Early electronic expansions from American Pauline Oliveros. Electronic Works 1965+1966 are a series of analogue gems from Pauline's recorded out put. She built a lot of her own equipment and constructed numerous pieces through improvisation. Also, she experimented with a multitude of analogue effects and gadgets, similar to the Radiophonic Workshop and EMS in England. These recordings are a foray into mid-centaury avant-garde electronics. Out on CD from Paradigm Discs.
Paradigm Discs, that ever-reliable archivist of the deep underground, presents the strange soundscapes of Kymatik and Midwitch Cuckoos. Anthropological Constants was first released as a limited CDr, but now it has been remastered for vinyl (by Giuseppe Ielasi), to let the listener really reach inside these radically-processed field recording compositions. Edition of 500 LPs on Paradigm Discs.
Beyond The Black Crack is a strange old record from the mid-70’s: impressively, it is strange enough to match up to the given artist’s name Anal Magic and Rev. Dwight Frizzell. Cracked-up electronics and fizzling free jazz are involved in the mixture, which was heavily treated and manipulated after the fact, resulting in the succulent mess you see before you. A weirdo classic, remastered and reissued by Paradigm discs