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  1. Kecak Cassette

    I recently found one of these at a thrift sale held for a local church. https://www.discogs.com/Kecak-Kecak/release/9559867 It appears to have been produced in the 1960's, but unsure. There's no album notes at all, not even a mention that Kecak is Balinese music. It features some extremely complex vocal arrangements from a huge group of people. If anyone knows anything about this tape, I'd love more info.
  2. Kecak Cassette

    Now that we got to discussing this whole Kecak thing, I'm discovering a lot about it. It is a big religious/cultural ritual that involves a lot of people moving around in interesting ways -- there's a bit of documentation on You Tube worth watching that I may not have discovered if this whole EA Club hadn't motivated me -- thanks to all involved. Also, the idea that the tape I have is a bootleg of something else is possible, since I've discovered LORD put out some copies of a few "commercial" albums that I'm sure were unauthorized by their original producers. Nevertheless, this tape is a winner, no matter what it's origin! Here's some Kacak in action, skip to about 1 minute in to see this wild unique experience... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGXcnWUqV-Y As for Nonesuch ethno stuff, this one is one of my personal favorites: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Africa-Witchcraft-Ritual-Music/release/4034339 Anybody else heard this?
  3. Electronic Sound by George Harrison

    This one and Lennon/Ono's Two Virgins were some of my first exposures to electronic/experimental music. I was a 10 year old SF Bay Area kid back then, and while I was initially seeking out something a bit more "familiar" from these albums, the exposure I got to the avant garde mystified and intrigued me enough to eventually lead me to becoming a creator of unique sonic experiments myself. I should add that Revolution 9 was a big part of this exposure too. I've heard a lot of stories about how Beaver and Krause felt like they'd been Harrison's robbery victims with the release of this album. I'll just say that whatever dirty stuff that may have gone on regarding its production, the album's sounds got to my young ears and affected my brain permanently, and for this I'm indebted to everyone involved. The 5 stars indicate more my feeling about the whole than perhaps the "quality" of the sounds, but both make up a well-driven road on my synapses.
  4. Kecak Cassette

    I've seen a couple of other cassettes produced by LORD, who put this tape out. It's not Nonesuch, which has quite an extensive collection of ethno-ambient stuff. This cassette is not Gamelan either -- not like any Gamelan I've ever heard anyway -- there's no-to-little percussion of any sort on it, just two lonnnnnnnnnnnng sides of large groups of people singing complex vocals. My guess is there was a lot of dancing going on while this was recorded. I think, Mr. Hertz, another topic you might wish to pursue here in the EA club is a discussion of Nonesuch ethno recordings. I only have a few of these, and my experience with them is hit-or-miss regarding recording and performance quality. This Kecak tape surpasses most of the Nonesuch stuff I've heard in both areas (subjective opinion of CIII, of course, ha!)
  5. Aural Archipelago

    Thanks for the interesting link! Listening now to Java Drums and voices (#4). Meditative. Will explore futher.
  6. Electronic Trick Or Treat All Hallows Eve Sound Collage Improvs...  Got a desire to disorient your guests with disturbing sounds while ringing in this year's ghoul tide?  These recordings from Herd Of The Ether Space, Turkey Makes Me Sleepy, Disism, Goff, are free tickets to the fun house:

    Lacing The Candy

    Disquietude

    Cute Little Devils

    Explosion Of Pedigreed Bunk

    Locust Hocus Pocus

    Plenty more here:  Taped Rugs Halloween Candy

    1. Jack Hertz

      Jack Hertz

      Gosh! My favorite holiday and I almost forgot. I'll have to work me up a Weenie list fer y'all too.

  7. Topic: BrandNewNoise Krankie Piano Roll Recorder

    I've got the "piano roll" part of one of these things -- got it at the KC Nelson Atkins Museum gift shop. I attached mine to a small coffee can to amplify the volume acoustically, but the rig here looks DYNAMITE in comparison. I've recorded mine with a microphone and by holding the open end of the can onto the strings of an electric guitar, directly over a pick-up. The potential for adding effects and such is unlimited, of course, once you get an analog signal. You can hear an example of what mine sounds like on one of the songs from the Aural Films CIII Biography (there's a couple of other music box things mixed in on this piece as well): Circus Of The Stars Actually, I've been playing music boxes into my guitar pick ups for years... it's always a big hit when done before a live audience. But the fact that this particular music box allows you to make your own "piano rolls" is very special. A while back I scanned a blank "roll" to exact dimensions (limited to 11 inch cardstock), so I could make more of my own compositions too (copy attached if you're interested). These work great. ALSO, with some of my other music boxes, I've experimented with removing some of their teeth -- this creates very interesting minimalist sort of tinkle patterns, especially nice for the "wind up" variety of music boxes... Thanks for sharing. $120 for this one of these, eh... hmmmm....
  8. Eliminating The Competition

    Eliminating The Competition by Charles Rice Goff III "Eliminating The Competition" is Volume Forty-Six of the Taped Rugs "Uncooked" series of productions. All sounds on this album were recorded by Charles Rice Goff III alone and alive in the Taped Rugs studio in Kansas City, Kansas. Each piece is an unrehearsed improvisation. They are presented here without the addition of effects nor overdubbed materials. Some portions of the original recordings were deleted. Manipulations of voices and language are looped and effected throughout, creating not only atmospheric moods, but also offering enough coherent verbiage to lead listeners on imaginative audio adventures. No chemical enhancements were employed in the creation of this work, but they may enhance the experience for listeners. Recording Dates: Track 1: August 4, 2017 Track 2: August 14, 2017 The audio tools employed to create these recordings include: Korg R3 Vocoder/Synthesizer Hello Kitty Stratocaster Electronic Guitar Micro Moog Analog Synthesizer Five Below Modified Electronic Sound Generator Voice Sony Walkman Portable Cassette Player Pre-Recorded Cassettes Ibanez DM 1000 Digital Delay Boss PH-1 Phaser Boss DB-5 Driver Distortion DOD FX56 American Metal Distortion MXR Distortion + (Plus) Distortion Morley Power Wah Boost Ernie Ball Wah Pedal Boss RC-20XL Loop Station Loop Duplicator Diane The Mannequin Hand The following devices were input into the sound mix through the guitar pick-ups: Electronic Toys, Vibrators The following were used as guitar string preparations: Metal Slide, Beaver Jaw/Teeth, Plectrums (Acetate, Felt, Metal), Vibrators
  9. GRINDSTONE REDUX

    Thanks for posting this here, Mr. H! My highest respects go out to Andy Kovats of True Age for producing this documentary the way he did -- that is, by soliciting artists to self produce responses to a list of questions, and then to skillfully edit these responses into a contiguous story that takes a year-by-year account of events in the 1980s and melds it to the whole american avant garde home recording phenomenon. Also, William Davenport recently did a documentary on the same subject with a much more "interviewer-interviewee" approach, which is well worth watching too methinks: The Great American Cassette Masters
  10. Hatched From Scratch by TMMS

    Turkey Makes Me Sleepy - Hatched From Scratch
  11. George Orwell Meets 2017's USA
    Ride The Train Of  Dissonance To "Untopia"

    Our hero, Glarmen Glamours, takes on today's Big Brother with sound collage and dramatic electro-acoustical vigor.  

    Curious?  Click the Pic Below and Go:

    Untopia

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    The first review is already in (quote Gerbil Bliss...)

    The perfect soundtrack to Washington crazy.  Tired of trying to apply logic to the sh*t going down in our federal and state governments? Here's a soundtrack of a response. The Universe help us all! Enjoy while we still have an open Title II regulated Internet.

     

    1. I.v. Martinez

      I.v. Martinez

      Fantastic work! I am so pleased and honoured :)

  12. Topic: TBO-1 Organ

    I didn't know that organs were part of the synthesizer catalog here on the site, but seeing this old gem reminds me that in the early 1990's, one of my generous compatriots from Herd Of The Ether Space gave me an indefinite loan of a Yamaha C-30 organ, and it appears on several of my solo albums, Herd Of The Ether Space albums, and Disism albums recorded in those days (not that I played it with a single degree of virtuousity mind you...). It was a real heavy (literally) piece of equipment, and never left my home for live shows. I don't have any photos of the thing that were taken back in the day, sadly, but here's one that pretty much looks like it that I got from the internet. Here's a little recording attached from my Volatile Volitions album to letcha here one of the things with it too. Thanks Jon for bringing back some memories... Fink Void
  13. 4700/S

    Jon... did you build one of these? Do you have one yourself today?
  14. Raymond Scott special on this week's Deprogramming Center broadcast.  Features Scott music plus some Scott tributes, including pieces by Encyclotronic's own Jack Hertz and Jon Johnson. 

    Live on KOWS, 12 AM Saturday (midnight Friday) USA Pacific Daylight Time here: 

    KOWS

    if this appointment is inconvenient, a (p)replay is available here for the next month or so...

    Deprogramming Center #44

  15. Yes! Listened and enjoyed, thanks for posting. Interesting that this audio preview does not appear on the regular BASTA soundcloud site -- I assume you have some special access to secret soundcloud posts. Funny that you posted this right now, since I am in fact right now working on the Scott radio show set list... should be broadcast next Friday night on KOWS if all goes as planned. I'm not an expert on this subject by any means, but instead have only this year began to really explore the man's revolutionary productions and inventions, much due to your promotional activities Mr. Hertz -- I owe you a debt of many thanks for this, many thanks many thanks many thanks. More details on the show next week.
  16. Electric Sense

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    Hey James, I've been tuning in ... was very pleased you shared Turkey Makes Me Sleepy's SANDMAN with your listeners on Wednesday night -- many thanks for your interest in the Aural Films Goff Bio release! Wednesday's set list was all over the place musically too, which I also found refreshing and the perfect fit for TMMSleepy. Keep up the good work, CIII
  17. Tone Telegrams

    This review of TONE TELEGRAMS was posted yesterday (May 19, 2017) directly on the post at archive.org. The 5 star rating was that of Mr. Bliss -- I personally thought the stars were irrelevant, but the Encyclotronic web blog program thing does not allow reviews to be posted here without stars : Reviewer: Gerbil Bliss May 19, 2017 Subject: Totally coherent sonic aesthetics The amount of care that goes into these recordings is phenomenal. Charles Rice Goff III rewards each increase in attentiveness with sonic treats. This is serious music with a lightness, a light heartedness, that is completely free of pretensions, yet rewards any amount of serious listening (think Pauline Oliveros, classical symphonic music, the most heartfelt jazz) with revelations. Thank you Mr. Goff!!!
  18. Ah, how wonderful. I've been listening quite a bit to the Aural Films Scott Bio of late, as well as to some of his baby music albums, and all that listening has got me sort of preparing to do a special on Mr. S. on an upcoming Deprogramming Center radio broadcast. It will likely be on air before this new album comes out. I'll keep all you Encyclotronitians posted when and where. thanks for sharing the good news...!
  19. Tone Telegrams

    Tone Telegrams
  20. Electric Sense

    until

    Good show. I especially enjoyed the Katarina Zavaloka piece. I used to send tapes to the radio station at UVic out on Vancouver Island back in the 80's -- got some nice playlists back from them in the day. Back then I had some great musical exchanges with Canadians from all over the country too, but I haven't heard from most of those artists in years. There is one I still hear from every once in a while though -- ever listen to Jaws Of The Flying Carpet? Keep up the good work James.
  21. Topic: BI1brainterface

    Hmmm... This DOES look interesting, thanks for posting. Since the 1980's I've been using a Micronta (Radio Shack) Biofeedback Monitor to generate unique tones into various sound projects. I brought it with me to use in my performance at the Denver Noise Fest in 2010 as well -- 'twas a hit!
  22. Degenerate Art

    Degenerate Art
  23. Topic: Healing

    I saw the world premier of Compassion when TR played a benefit with the Tubes at Bimbos in SF in late 1980. It was just a month or two before this show that Rundgren had been robbed in his home, tied up by the robbers as they picked over his stuff, humming "I Saw The Light." I've always thought that the Healing album was created as a salve for the wounds suffered during this incident. If it had been me going through all this, I'm sure I would have created an album to help sooth the pain...
  24. Ah yes, here's a place I can respond to the Lockington interview. At this point, I'd simply say Job Well Done, Jack! The similarity of this story to Bradbury's Chronicles brings the subject close to home (got a couple of related albums in the Taped Rugs Catalog). And, of course, the salvaging and creation of instruments from non-instruments is also very near and dear to my heart. Always glad to see opportunities for the world to expand its sonic awareness. Keep spreading the news!
  25. This week's Deprogramming Center is worth a listen for all interested in new-classical and percussive orchestration. Here live on KOWS: KOWS Here any time for the next month: Deprogramming Center