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PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE / GRUMBLING FUR TIME MACHINE ORCHESTRA - ggrrreeebbbaaammmnnnuuuccckkkaaaiiioooww!!!

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Important Records IMPREC 409LP
Release Year: 2015
Note: stunning recording of a performance that happened at London's 'Cafe OTO' in June 2013: PALESTINE supported by DANIEL O'SULLIVAN (AETHENOR, GUAPO) and ALEXANDER TUCKER (GINNUNGAGAP, etc.) (=GRUMBLING FUR T.M.O.), has some wonderful & wondrous ethereal, ecstatic and weird moments! "processed strings, live tape manipulations, Indian harmonium, shimmering piano clusters, bleating cattle, a Japanese orgy, disembodied vocal harmony..." lim. 500 blue vinyl
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"In 2013, when Daniel O'Sullivan was invited to curate the sixth installment of Ravenna, Italy's Transmissions festival, his first request was for Charlemagne Palestine, the shamanic world-maker, sacred toy emissary, and one-time student of Pandit Pran Nath associated with the New York '60s minimalist scene and known primarily for extended performances with Bsendorfer piano, cathedral organs, and falsetto voice. After Transmissions O'Sullivan invited Palestine to play a two-night residency at London's Cafe OTO, the second night of which was a collaboration with Grumbling Fur, the duo of O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker. The performance at OTO was a ritualistic union of crystalware, processed strings, live tape manipulations, Indian harmonium, shimmering piano clusters, bleating cattle, a Japanese orgy, disembodied vocal harmony, and rousing choruses often led by sing-a-ma-jigs (singing Fisher-Price toys affectionately referred to as "the singing assholes"). A continuous flow of overtones and plainchant sieved through mutant simulations of processed pulses, orbiting strings, and heliotropic vocal mantras. Following 2013's Glynnaestra and 2014's Preternaturals, both of which The Wire listed in its top avant rock albums of their respective years, this is the first incarnation of the Grumbling Fur alter-ego Time Machine Orchestra, an alias put together to explore extended drone works, improvisation, and automatic composition. Recorded at Cafe OTO and Fur Island and assembled by Grumbling Fur. LP pressed in an edition of 500 copies." [label info]

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