CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Mix Pierre Henry 04.0 (6CD set)

CD (Item 614648) Universal (France), 1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s — Condition: Used
Out Of Stock


A 6 CD set that features some of the best work we've ever heard by French experimentalist Pierre Henry! CD 1 contains 3 works in all: "Pierres Reflechies" dates from 1982, and is a long, droning electronic work with slow pulsing changes, and some very noisy bits! "La Noire A Soixante" is from 1961, and is a much quieter and darker work. Electronic pulses explode with great depth – buried underneath a lot of silence, welling up slowly in the darkness. "Gymkhana", from 1970, works in a similar fashion – again at the frontiers of silence, with a similar dark, muffled, explosive quality. CD 2 again contains 3 works: "Fragments Pour Artaud" (1970) features shorter tracks that feature words from the poetry of Artaud, set to electronics by Henry – a very dark exploration of his experimental writing. "Entite" (1959) is very muted – slow bubbles in mud, churning with a dark intensity that's pretty striking. And "Prisme" (1973) is a "spectacle spatio-lumino dynamique et cybernetique" that was recorded in 1973 in Hamburg. The piece is a ballet, and has lots of swirling walls of electronics, and a very rich sound – equally dark as "Entite". CD 3 is a 2 disc set – one that features a wealth of Henry recordings from the 50s – early electronics and musique concrete, darkly noisy, and with lots of jagged edges and striking twists and turns. The sound is incredible – primitive, but with a simple approach that makes the recordings almost more striking than anything Henry did in later years. The package is overstuffed with brilliant work – and pieces include "Microphone Bien Tempere", "Bidule En Mi", "Musique Sans Titre", "Spirale", "Concerto Des Ambiguites", "Coexistence", "Haut Voltage", and "Spatiodynamisme". CD 4 is another 2 disc set – and features the extended work "Dieu", from 1977, based on the work Dieu by Victor Hugo, and featuring recitations by Jean-Paul Farre, set to electronics by Henry! (Out of print. Slipcase has some light edge wear.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.

Used CD Grade

We have only one grade for non-new CDs at Dusty Groove — "Used CD". This grade is somewhat all-encompassing, but we choose it because we try to offer Used CDs in the best shape possible. All of our Used CDs are guaranteed to play without skipping or flaws. If you purchase a Used CD from Dusty Groove, you have 1 week to play it to determine that it plays correctly — and if it does not, then you may return it for a full refund.

With our Used CDs, you can expect the disc to be free of all but the lightest of surface marks — clean, and not dirty at all. You can also expect the case to be clean (we often change the cases ourselves — putting fresh cases on Used CDs we handle) — and you can expect the booklet to be in good shape, unless noted otherwise. We will list any specific details/defects underneath the item — so look for notes on cutout marks in the case, stamps on the barcode, or details like that.

You might be interested

Orange Mountain, 2005. Used
Features mixes by Marcos Romero, impLog, Kate Simko, Sebastian Escofet, Brian Bender, and others. CD
Open Space, 1995. Used
... CD
Down River Up Stream
Downsall (Belgium), 2007. Used
... CD
Invisible Gold
Pogus, 2000. Used
... CD
Cold Blue, 1982/2004. Used
Haunting, fragile music for trombones, strings and piano. CD
Sense Of Hearing
Balance Point Acoustics, 2002. Used
... CD
Montaigne (France), 1999. Used
Performed by The Arditti String Quartet. CD
Quell, 2004. Used
... CD
Another Timbre (UK), 2009. Used
... CD

⇑ Top