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CONRAD, TONY - Joan of Arc

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Table of the Elements TOE-CD-77
Release Year: 2006
Note: Originally recorded as a soundtrack for the Piero Heliczer film of the same name, 1968.
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Dronig-minimale Orgel-Aufnahmen von 1968, die fr den Film "Joan of Arc" von PIERO HELICZER benutzt wurden. ber 64 Minuten, ein Stck.

"Tony Conrad is a founding father of 'minimalism' and a giant in the American soundscape. The indefatigable Conrad kept busy during the Revolution Summer of 1968. In addition to his reunion recordings with John Cale (documented in the Cale set New York in the 1960s), Conrad starred in Ira Cohen's legendary film The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda and made extensive solo recordings, including 'Joan of Arc', available here for the first time. One of Conrad's personal favorites, it's a long piece for pump organ, in which he conjures both searing white heat and malignant gothic dread. An excerpt was used as the soundtrack for the Piero Heliczer film of the same name, but Conrad feels a greater affinity with that year's Cohen film; accordingly, Cohen graciously provided restored stills from Thunderbolt Pagoda for the packaging of this release. Cohen's sumptuous imagery -- which Jimi Hendrix described as 'looking through butterfly wings' -- features a blissed-out and shirtless Conrad replete in pencil mustache, mascara and blood-red turban. The man is just downright cool -- about as cool as Hendrix, and almost always louder." [label info]