PHILIP CORNER / PHOEBE NEVILLE / MICHEL VOGEL

“Musiques des Ailes / Wingèd Music”

(Ricerca Sonora - RS2) LP $21.00 (Out-of-stock)

Corner and Neville experiment and improvise with the metallic resonances, obscure low frequencies, drones, silences and pure vibrating sonorities of Vogel’s eight steel bells and gongs, modeled after flat bronze or copper placed in the doorway of the Kachins or Mungs of Burma. Recorded in Paris, 1999, at the Archipel (the atelier of French artist Polska). Edition of 350.

PHILIP CORNER

Italian Air: Wind, Water & Metal

(Ricerca Sonora - RS1) LP $21.00 (Out-of-stock)

Three previously unpublished compositions by one of the giants of Fluxus, recorded in various locations: "Ear Wave" (Venice, October 1994) for Korean cymbal in water, ecstatic with acousmatic interjections of metallic resonances, subtle water, and the midnight bell of San Marco; "Gong/Ear" (S. Andrea di Rovereto, June 1990) for gong together with rain and thunder; and "I Respiri/The Breaths" (Teatro Scandicci, 1992) for alphorn and gong. Second edition of 200 on clear vinyl.

PHILIP CORNER

Battutosso / Bone Pulse (And Other Nature Musics)

(Ricerca Sonora - RS5) LP $27.00 (Out-of-stock)

Gamelan-ish solo recordings from 1989-97 using bones, the 100 most beautiful cow bells, breath, flute, rock, and Geoff Hendricks's xylophone sculpture. Edition of 300.

SILVIA KASTEL / KOMMISSAR HJULER / MAMA BÄR / NINNI MORGIA

Live In Edinburgh

(Ricerca Sonora - RS4) LP $27.00 (Out-of-stock)

The two-part “Jericho” uses a backing tape group-prerecorded in a big theater-like room, a version of the lyrics spoken live onstage, and Mama Bär’s video projections of the four standing against a wall. Hjuler manipulates tape, Mama Bär and Kastel sing the lyrics, Morgia bends, buffs and brushes guitar, and Kastel’s synthesizer growls from within the monster’s belly. Tension, discomfort, love, pain, theater, music, art -- four people immolating themselves for the cause. Silkscreened sleeve. Edition of 200

NEW BLOCKADERS

Changez Les Blockeurs

(Ricerca Sonora - RS6) LP $70.00 (Out-of-stock)

COMING SOON. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Thirtieth Antiversary reissue. Re-mixed / reworked / re-interpreted. With unique hand-painted / collaged cover, numbered and signed by TNB. Edition of 100.

NEW BLOCKADERS

Changez Les Blockeurs

(Ricerca Sonora - RS6) LP $27.00 (Out-of-stock)

COMING SOON. Thirtieth Antiversary reissue. Re-mixed / reworked / re-interpreted. Regular edition of 200

FABIO ORSI

Wannsee

(Ricerca Sonora - RS03) LP (one-sided) $21.00 (Out-of-stock)

Immersive sonics from location recordings sourced at Wannsee Lake outside Berlin form the basis of a trio of dense, drifting pieces rich in microscopic and macroscopic detail. Wildlife sounds ring clear and true across muffled low end murk and subtle, sub-cutaneous detail, with highlights discovered in the abstract hazy structures and aquatic chaos. Edition of 200.