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KALMA, ARIEL - Le Temps des Moissons

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Beta-lactam Ring Records mt189
Release Year: 2008
Note: re-issue of album from 1975 / his first solo-recordings / lim. 500 copies in a book bound CD
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €15.00


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Wiederverffentlichung des ersten Albums von ARIEL KALMA von 1975! Saxophon, Tape-Delays, minimale Drones, ethnische Blasinstrumente, Perkussion, elektronische Bearbeitungen....
scheinbar war es die erste LP mit Endlos-Loop am Ende einer Seite, der hier auch reproduziert wurde.

"First ed. of 500 copies packaged in a book bound CD . First time on CD for this classic prog album! This has been the first solo recording LP from Ariel Kalma, recorded in 1975. After a long journey to India where he learnt the basics of modal music and singing, Ariel was inspired by the fusion of ancient and modern ways of playing music in the 70s with saxophone, ethnic instruments, effects, electric instruments and electronic filters. As making a record was expensive at that time, when the first thousand records were pressed Ariel run out of money so he bought blank sleeves and one by one, he drew the shape of his hand and numbered each LP. This first pressing is now rare and sought after!
Another detail made this LP memorable because it had not been done before: Ariel convinced the pressing engineer to loop the groove at the end of side 2 - thus creating an endless loop - and although it was casually mentioned on the cover, it caused surprises sometimes by sending listeners into trance. or on some occasions burning the motor of their turntable after endless hours! On this CD, Ariel included a loop of several minutes only, because the LP loop had an audio advantage: as time passed the sound of the loop changed because the diamond eroded the groove. To the 3 compositions originally on the LP have been added 2 other ones from that period of time. Note from Ariel : Saxophone is powerful. It has raw sounds that are often filtered, polished for easier listening. I like to let my saxophone sing and when I play, I hear high-pitched, teasing sounds that I like so much. they titillate my senses. If it is too sharp for your ears, adjust your EQ till you are comfortable. " [label info]

" We raved over the earlier reissue of minimalist composer Ariel Kalma's 1978 epic Osmose. So much so we made it a Record of the Week! Now Beta-Lactam Ring has reissued Kalma's 1975 debut Les Temps des Moissons (Time of The Harvest), a foray into electronic ragas using saxophone (lots of sax), ethnic instruments, effects and all manners of electronic filters. Less proto-new age sounding than Osmose, Les Temps takes cues from Terry Riley's Poppy NoGood explorations with saxophone and time delay and expands on them with krautier influences using kalimbas, flutes and wah-wah effects into a metaphysical tapestry of free music. Fans of Riley, early Kraftwerk and Joakim Skogsberg will find lots to love here! As long as you don't mind sax..." [Aquarius Records review]


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