Totally weird sounds from a totally weird place – Oregon's Enchanted Forest sanctuary – a playful park with a look and feel that's right out of fantasy books and fairy tales! The music here definitely has a sound to match – almost like videogame themes that you'd hear if the character was moving through some shinto-inspired landscape – with a weird way of referencing elemental forces with electronic instrumentation, but all at a level that's also got this simple, child-like innocence. The whole record really fits the spirit of the cover – and titles include "Log Flume", "Challenge Of Mondor", "Bones & Slim", "Castle Flair", "Mine Music", "Willamette Overture", and "Fantasy Fountains". (Sound Library, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
A huge gathering of musicians and music lovers – all brought together in memory of singer Demetrio Stratos, who passed away unexpectedly in 1979! The stylistic range is as huge as the audience – who appear to number in the tens of thousands in the photo on the back cover – and the set mixes some of the proggish and experimental contemporaries of Stratos with other groups who show just how much creativity was taking place in Italy at the time – bits of jazz, some proto-punk, and lots more – on titles that include "Danzanello" by Area, "Basta Basta" by Kaos Rock, "Nedro Sul Bianco" by Adriano Bassi, "Coesione" by Venegoni & Co, "Il Funerale" by Angelo Branduardi, "Bomba O Non Bomba" by Antonello Venditti, "Cardini Solfeggio Parlante" by Giancarlo Cardini, and "Figlia" by Roberto Vecchioni. (Rock, Out Sound)CD
An unusual collaboration between avant musician Eivind Aarset and ambient soundsmith Tortusa (aka John Derek Bishop) – a set that has Tortusa creating whole new sound collages from previous recordings by Aarset, in ways that really take the music to very abstract, offbeat territory – some of those earlier, more electronic and soundscape-oriented styles that we first heard from Norway's Jazzland label! The dark tones and currents of Eivind's inspiration are still firmly in place – and Aarset also plays a bit of new guitar on the record – but the clear vision here is Tortusa's, who finds new ways to open up hidden aspects of these sounds. Titles include "This Again", "I Know This Place", "Take It From Here", "There's So Much Static", "Selective Hindsight", and "Maybe You Still Do". (Jazz, Out Sound)CD
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Lausanne ... CD For 4 Ears (Switzerland), 2009. Used ...
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