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WADA, YOSHI - Earth Horns with Electronic Drone

Format: 3 x LP
Label & Cat.Number: Edition Omega Point OP-0007LP / EM Records EM1081LP
Release Year: 2009
Note: recordings made in New York City 1974 of this minimalist / drone pioneer (first time released), performed on huge self-made pipehorns! This is the rare vinyl-version from 2009 with the FULL version (2 hours 42 minutes) of the performance!!! re-pressed, Japan-import !
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"New 4C printed 12 inner sleeves, six sides, including many unseen rare photos from mid 1970s performances and concert posters. + 96khz/24bit digitally remastered + Liner notes written by Yoshi Wada. + English/Japanese text + Cover art drawn by Yoshi Wada. 'A world premiere from Yoshi Wada and EM Records-Omega Point: the first-ever release of Earth Horns with Electronic Drone, recorded live in 1974. Combining four of Wada's self-made pipehorns (made from plumbing materials, over three meters in length), with an electronic drone tuned to the electrical current of the performance space, this is a lost masterpiece of early minimalism, placing Wada rightfully in the pantheon with La Monte Young, Phill Niblock, Maryanne Amacher and Alvin Lucier. Recorded live in Syracuse, New York, this recording captures the room-filling complex overtones generated by the ever-shifting interplay of the breathing horns and the constant electronic drone. This is a music of ritual hypnotic power, its heavy low end mass and sense of change within constancy engendering a meditative transcendency. 'Earth Horns with Electronic Drone' is the fourth and ultimate release in our Yoshi Wada series, a must for all fans of minimalism, heavy drones, ritual, mystery and world-shaking transcendence. From an original performance of almost three hours, the CD features a 77 minute excerpt; we are especially honored to also offer the full performance as a triple LP set. From Earth Horns to beyond the firmament: prepare to be elevated ! Composition by Yoshi Wada. Recorded at Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York on February 24, 1974. Pipehorns constructed by Yoshi Wada. Electronic equipment designed by Liz Phillips and Yoshi Wada. Electronics: Liz Phillips. Pipehorn Players: Jim Burton, Garrett List, Barbara Stewart and Yoshi Wada. Recorded by Yoshi Wada." [label info]

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