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OSTERTAG, BOB - Getting a Head

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: ReR Megacorp ReR B02
Release Year: 1980
Note: lim. ed. in metal-box / originally released as LP in 1980 / with FRED FRITH & CHARLES K.NOYES
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УSecond in the metal box limited edition re-releases, this one from 1980 with Fred Frith (guitar) and Charles K. Noyes (percussion) and featuring unorthodox instruments built from tape recorders and helium balloons.Ф [ReR]

У....Best known for his work with computers, here a young Ostertag plays an instrument consisting of a highly unstable and peculiar recording system, which uses helium balloons to hold up tape loops between three tape recorders made to malfunction in a variety of ways. The record marks one of the first, and to this day one of the only, times that tape manipulation techniques developed by the first generation of electronic composers for use in the studio were adapted for liver performance and improvisation. Ostertag uses this rather sculptural and bizarre contraption to manipulate the brilliant guitar playing of Fred Frith, and the elusive percussion work of Charles K. Noyes. Originally released 21 years ago as an LP, the 1,000-copy run quickly disappeared into the abyss of the collectors item.Ф [bobostertag.com]