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V.A. (VARIOUS ARTISTS) - A Field Guide to Table of the Elements

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: Table of the Elements TOE-CD-90
Release Year: 2006
Note: label-sampler (TONY CONRAD, RHYS CHATHAM, ARNOLD DREYBLATT, etc) incl. unreleased excerpt (disc 2) of LEIF INGEs "9 Beet Stretch"
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Schn aufgemachte Label-Compilation des ambitionierten US-Verlags inklusive einiger unverffentlichter Tracks.

"Since 1993, Table of the Elements has spoken that truth, focusing on musicians whose light shimmers outside the frames of convention and registering the ripples of music that are too essential to die or dissolve into the common currency. It has prospected for the rarest sort of sonic lode, the uncut goods blessed with a hearty half-life. The label's 100-plus releases are a vital contemporary archive, a survey of meaningful eruptions across a broad horizon of improvised, experimental, minimal and outsider musics. Here, on these two CDs, is a field guide to the essential Table of the Elements. This sampler is more than a summary of label highlights; the performances make a statement as bold as their visceral impact and as rich as the conceptual process that underpins their creation. It's the kind of music Table of the Elements is all about. It thrives outside the barricades, where no one else is looking. Where the truth is spoken." Artists featured are: Jonathan Kane, Arnold Dreyblatt, Zeena Parkins, San Agustin, Tony Conrad, Tony Conrad w/ Faust, Rhys Chatham, Leif Inge. Disc one has some previously released material -- (plus tracks by Dreyblatt, Parkins and Conrad that appear to be previously unreleased). Disc 2 is an unreleased excerpt from Leif Inge' "9 Beet Stretch" -- Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th symphony stretched to 24 hours, with no pitch distortions (complete DVD version on TOE forthcoming!). [label info]