Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tony Conrad With Faust - Outside The Dream Syndicate

Tony Conrad With Faust
"Outside The Dream Syndicate" 30th Anniversary Edition

The silence ended here. Made over three days on a remote farm in northern germany, outside the dream syndicate — Tony Conrad's historic 1972 meeting with rock visionaries Faust — was the composer and violinist's debut album and an evelatory document of his central role in the birth of minimalism. Issued only in Europe, it was the first officially available record of Conrad's microtonal explorations, initiated in the dream syndicate in the early 1960s. This 30th anniversary reissue features a second disc of originally unreleased music from the sessions and restores outside the dream syndicate to its rightful place in history: as the vital link between early minimalism and the rock avant-garde and a gripping testament to the power and beauty of the drone.
Highly Recommended!

Violin - Tony Conrad
Bass - Jean-Hervé Peron
Drums - Werner Diermaier
Synthesizer - Rudolf Sosna
Engineer - Kurt Graupner
Producer - Uwe Nettelbeck

Disc One
01 From The Side Of Man And Womankind (27:16)
02 From The Side Of The Machine (26:21)

Disc Two
01 The Pyre Of Angus Was In Kathmandu (3:38)
02 The Death Of The Composer Was In 1962 (3:16)
03 From The Side Of Woman And Mankind (Complete Version) (31:11)

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Tony Conrad With Faust

Persona (1975 Brazilian Obscuro Psych)

Persona - Som
(Brazil 1975)

Launched in Brazil in 1975, private edition, in long-play mono of 10". Obscure experimental psych band, pre-Tutti-Frutti. Interesting noise and precarious writing, seeming to have been done in a small garage, recorded with a domestic Cassette 2 track, tape mangled bliss!


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