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APPEL, KAREL - Musique Barbare

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Sub Rosa SRV420
Release Year: 2016
Note: "my paint-tube is a rocket!" Re-issue of this rare musique concrete LP from 1963 by radical Dutch painter and sculptor KAREL APPEL, who created three tracks for this LP at the Instituut Voor Sonologie by violating electric organ, kettle drum and other percussion instruments, and using his voice&screams, processed through extensive use of tape manipulation techniques ... it still sounds absolutely great after so many years! Comes in gatefold-cover with lots of pictures, liner notes, etc.
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"Karel Appel 1963's masterpiece never re-released before.

In 1963, Dutch abstract-expressionist painter Karel Appel (1921-2006), one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948, logged time in the Instituut Voor Sonologie to compose music for a documentary being made on himself by cinematographer Jan Vrijman. Musique Barbare was born, released by Philips, this masterpiece of Musique Concrete is a real jewel for any record collectors. Made in collaboration with the Insituut's member Frits Weiland, the result is a fantastic mix of electric organ fumblings to full-on riots of distorted kettle drum and assorted percussion-room filigree, assembled into an extremely edit-heavy suite - much use of tape-speed manipulation.

Karel Appel was a forceful and fascinating personality, and his Musique Barbare does not less bear the stamp of it than do any of his other artistic creations. A more remarkable gramophone record has not been produced in many a year.
Both gatefold and digipack booklet contains exclusive photos done by Ed Van Der Elsken + texts by Jan Vrijman, all printed on a luxuous photographic paper."