Lovely Music Ltd. -LML 1021
Recorded at York University Electronic Media Studios (Toronto, Ontario), October/November 1976, performed by trumpetist Jon Hassell with the help of Larry Polansky, brazilian percussionist Nanà Vasconcelos, David Rosenboom, Andy Jerison, Bill Winant & Nicholas Kilbourn.
"Composer/trumpeter Jon Hassell is the visionary creator of a style of music he describes as Fourth World, a mysterious, unique hybrid of music both ancient and digital, composed and improvised, Eastern and Western. After composition studies and university degrees in the USA, he went to Europe to study electronic and serial music with Karlheinz Stockhausen. Several years later, he returned to New York where his first recordings were made with minimalist masters La Monte Young and Terry Riley, through whom he met the Hindustani raga master, Pandit Pran Nath, and embarked on a lifelong quest to transmute his teacher's Kirana vocal mastery into a new trumpet sound and style. In the last two decades, he has recorded albums which have, over the years, become so widely appropriated that many of their innovations have become woven anonymously into the texture of contemporary music high and low."

A1 Toucan Ocean
A2 Viva Shona
A3 Hex
A4 Blues Nile
B1 Vernal Equinox
B2 Caracas Night September 11, 1975

"[Vernal Equinox] introduced what Hassell called his "fourth world" style, one that unified world music with advanced electronic and futuristic techniques. Subsequent albums have further developed this vision.
"Toucan Ocean" opens with gentle steady percussion and two chords. Soon the muted and modified trumpet joins in with a charming birdcall-like timbre.
"Viva Shona" has a recording of a bird evironment with the trumpet making distant calls. A complex but gentle Mbira (African thumb piano) part soon enters.
"Hex" has a quasi-random funky bass with percussion that is both steady and like snake rattles and hisses. An electronically-modified trumpet makes a deep bamboo flute-like sound that evokes spirits.
"Blues Nile" against a drone, a sorrowful yet dignified melody is played and delayed in deep reverb as if across the desert vastness.
"Vernal Equinox" is a 22-minute improvisation in the spirit of a raga with a long arhythmic first section (alap) and a gentle rhythmic second section. The trumpet is backed up by a gentle electronic drone and excellent laid-back tabla, dumbek and conga playing.
"Caracas Night September 11, 1975" opens with an environmental recording of crickets at night over which a soulful trumpet solo with gentle conga underscoring is played." [AMG]
Information by Discogs & AMG, ripp by HOP : 320/RAR/MU



Papier Maché - pulp33

Experimental New Wave by Simon Fisher Turner
A1 - Novita Morphus
A2 - Srumenti Per Aqua
A3 - La Scala Che Si Appendi
A4 - Piano Di Ripose
A5 - Sloane Square
A6 - The Bone Of Desire
B1 - When Will I Shoot You Again
B2 - The Wire Weavers
B3 - Fleur De Fries Sings
Cello – Audrey Riley
Drums – Lord Ashley Wales (Five Or Six, Shock Headed Peters, Spring Heel Jack)
Guitar – James Faster, Claudine Coule
Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Synthesizer, Tape – Simon Fisher Turner
Viola, Violin – Jos Pook
Voice – Fleur DeFrise, Lennie Smith, Mary Phillips
Ripped by HOP : 320/RAR/MU


alice news: Rainier Lericolais special edition book+poster+record

Two of the alicerabbit friends and purveyors of good tunes decided to work together : HOP's L'Art Pénultième & Rainier Lericolais bring the "dépeinture - 45rpm" in two editions available here : http://www.lartpenultieme.com/

• Simple edition (limited to 100) : book (20p) + poster + 45 RPM (15 euros).

• Special edition (limited to 20) signed by the artist : book (20p) + poster + 45 RPM + "g-ost-dust", (CD, 25min) : 25 euros


VA - MUSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE CASTELROUSSINE (1965-1984) - new link feb 2015

Incredible compilation of early experimental/concrete music from the MEC, an equivalent in Châteauroux of the GRM in Paris or the GMEB in Bourges.

Very rare LP, which was at the time only available in the Berry area and some french specialists resellers.

ripp and scans by Rain : new link MF (feb. 2015)

Constellations (1970) - Lilianne Rozier
Méta (1965) - Christian Badet
Voix Concrète (1974) - Sébastien Blondeau
Ventriloquie (1972) - Florence Fortuit
Étude percussive (1977) - Julien Fauguet
Belle Nurse - Charly Raynaud
Travelling (1983) - Danie Marx
La Héronière Marine (1966) - Frédéric Forest
Pétanque (1980) - Sylvie Maisonnette
Piano percussif (1979) - Jean-Jacques Rabot
Étude de Week-end (1981) - Éric Faucon
Poésies anamorphées (1976) - Maud Verdier
Voix en mouvements (1983) - Pierre Deplus
Prélude à Rod (1968) - Richard Thauvin



THT Disques
Limited edition of 100, selection by Rainier Lericolais.

1 Simon Fisher Turner – Silent Light
2 Geoffroy Montel [part of Minizza & Brocoli records] – Amantani
3 Susan Matthews – Dark Matter
4 Pierre Yves Macé [tzadik, Subrosa] – Nymphéa Lamento
5 PG – Pmm
6 Marco Lucchi – She Kisses Me Ode For A Mellotron
7 That Summer – April Skies (July Random Version)
8 Rainier Lericolais – Paste Modeling Silence
9 Richard Fauguet – Filochard Forever

320/RAR/MU Highly recommended !



intermedium rec. 003
Walter Ruttmann (1887-1941) was a german director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor. As a filmmaker, he created an impressionistic symphony with his experimental portrait of Berlin in 1927 Berlin, die Sinfonie der Großstadt.
His unique musical composition Weekend is a pioneering work from the early days of radio, commissioned in 1928 by Berlin Radio Hour. In a collage of words, music fragments and sounds, Walter Ruttmann presented a radically innovative radio piece (Hörspiel) as an acoustic film of a Berlin weekend urban landscape. (discogs) Disapeared for a long time, a copy was discovered in 1978 and showed how innovative was this piece !
Intermedium Records is a german label of avant-garde and radioplays records. These remixes were commissioned for the Bayerischer Rundfunk.

1 Walter Ruttmann – Weekend
2 Ernst Horn – Sympathie Für Schulze Remix
3 DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid – Gedanken Form Remix
4 Mick Harris – Makeshift Whitebox Remix
5 Klaus Buhlert – Production Memory Remix
6 To Rococo Rot – Berlin 98 Version
7 John Oswald – Wknd 58

Enjoy the ripp (+ booklet) of Rain : 320/RAR/MU