Various Artists – Wire Recorded Pieces: Precocious Noise and Early Electronica Pt. 2 LP+CD (SSMM 004LP)
Wire Recorded Pieces: Precocious Noise and Early Electronica Pt. 2 is a compilation for those who are not familiar with the fascinating world of primal electronica, noise, sound design, industrial, avant-garde, tape-music, etc. This set hopes to be the gateway to a completely new revolutionary sound experience, proving what John Cage predicted in the 1930s: “‘I believe the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard.” Including a track recorded in 1921, almost a hundred years ago, and ending in the early 1960s, this selection includes artists of very different nationalities such as Egypt, USA, Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Sweden, France, and even the USSR. It represents everything new and revolutionary that we have come to expect since the beginning of the postmodern era. These are relics with much to say to the contemporary listener as they sound impossibly way ahead of their and our time(s). Revolutionary since much of the included material did and still does push the very definition of what music is. Here are demonstrations of techniques and sound systems that shaped modern music as we know it today. These are the first examples ever to loop a track, play it in reverse or use a host of other effects which are all so common tools for musicians of today. Songs are sequenced to give a coherent and surprisingly easy way to enjoy and appreciate this music field that can be baffling — in order to give the listener some of the most multilayered (in every sense of the word) experience. Thanks to 21st century advance techniques, every track here has a low noise floor, which has been achieved without the loss of palpability or dynamic range. These recordings sound fantastic: fresh, jarring, groundbreaking and adventurous. Features Johanna M. Beyer, Bengt Hambraeus, Franco Evangelisti, Remi Gassmanny, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Halim El-Dabh, Pierre Henry, Else Marie Pade, Herbert Eimert, The Blue Men, György Ligeti, Giselher Klebe, and Velimir Khlebnikov. Fully remastered; Audiophile transparent clear vinyl; Includes CD. File Under: precocious noise/early electronica.