Dark Star DSC 60.009 CDR
CD-R £5.00 + p&p
2. 11:45-13:15 27'45"
produced and engineered by Vrije.
Recorded at Nekrosis Studio, Leicester, late morning & afternoon of 14
A historic early cassette of pure electronic music almost entirely created on
the Yamaha CS5 synthesizer. Each piece comprised of 3 live laminations (that
is recording a track live to cassette, then playing that track back whilst
adding a second layer, and then again adding a third layer) with the slight
difference in speed of the playback cassette machine causing phase patterns
when pulses and modulations of the same pattern are superimposed. This is a
technique the likes of Steve Reich and Terry Riley stumbled upon in the
1960's, which we re-discovered by chance. Vrije 4 was as much inspired by the
minimal electronics of American pioneers like Alvin Lucier and Robert Ashley,
as the Teutonic leaders like Conrad Schnitzler or Asmus Tietchens, and
there's quite a big nod to such stuff as found on the Cramps Records label,
i.e. Horacio Vaggione's "La Maquina Di Cantar".
Originally a cassette (various editions) - quantity unknown -
First CDR edition - released ?/?/2010.
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