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URBAN SAX - Spiral

Format: LP + DVD
Label & Cat.Number: Wah Wah Records LPS152
Release Year: 2016
Note: first ever vinyl re-issue of the fourth full-length album (CD from 1991, now a collector's item) by GILBERT ARTMANs Saxophone & Multimedia orchestra; on SPIRAL the choir has grown to 22 singers, 3 vibraphones are used, the sound is majestic and cinematic.... comes again with a full bonus DVD with unreleased audio & video material, plus 24 page 12" x 12" full colour booklet; re-mastered, with original cover replica
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €24.00


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Urban Sax was founded in 1973 by French experimental musician Gilbert Artman, a.o. the mastermind behind Lard Free. Driven by his interest in the relation between space and sound, he experimented with large groups of saxofonists, varying from 16 to 34 players, at times also including bass players, percussionists, vocalists and even dancers. An early experiment took place in the French village of Menton, where Artman placed the musicians on rooftops, in various streets, on squares, and in gardens. Though the total experiences of these experiments/events can't be captured on whatever sound carrier, several recordings were made through the years. Originally issued on CD only (by EPM Musique), Urban Sax' 1991 album 'Spiral' now sees its first ever vinyl release.


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