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Catherine Christer Hennix – The Electric Harpsichord

Author: Colin | Published: 22/10/11

Catherine Christer Hennix - The Electric Harpsichord

Catherine Christer Hennix - The Electric Harpsichord

Catherine Christer Hennix - The Electric Harpsichord

Catherine Christer Hennix - The Electric Harpsichord

Catherine Christer Hennix - The Electric Harpsichord

Catherine Christer Hennix - The Electric Harpsichord

Artist Catherine Christer Hennix
Title The Electric Harpsichord
Label Die Schachtel
Year 2010
Design Bruno Stucchi, Dinamo Milano
Music Minimalism
Notes A suitably handsome presentation of this rare piece of drone minimalism. The following is from the Die Schachtel website:

Known to the very few, The Electric Harpsichord is possibly THE obscure masterpiece of the days of the early American minimalism. Recorded live in 1976 after many years of study under the guidance of Pandit Pran Nath and LaMonte Young, it has finally found the perfect home in the DieSchachtel ART catalogue: a lavishly produced and innovative silver/black cardboard book+CD edition, that gives the work the space and merit it deserves as a unique work of art, complete with two poems by LaMonte Young especially written for this edition, and an extensive essay by Henry Flynt.

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Also - Bruno Stucchi, Hard Format designer page

Mark Fry/The A. Lords – I Lived In Trees

Author: Colin | Published: 15/10/11
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Mark Fry - I Lived In Trees

Mark Fry - I Lived In Trees

Mark Fry - I Lived In Trees

Mark Fry - I Lived In Trees

Mark Fry - I Lived In Trees

Mark Fry - I Lived In Trees

Mark Fry - I Lived In Trees

Mark Fry - I Lived In Trees

Mark Fry - I Lived In Trees

Artist Mark Fry/The A. Lords
Title I Lived In Trees
Label Second Language
Year 2011
Design Iker Spozio
Music Lambent folk
Notes Yet another lovely design from the ever wonderful Second Language label. Make sure you purchase from the label itself to ensure you receive the packet of Rowan tree seeds pictured here!
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Also - Minute Papillon
- Klima, Serenades and Serinettes
- Vertical Integration
- Dollboy, Ghost Stations
- Ghostwriter, The Continuing Adventures Of The Strange Sound Association

ogurusu norihide – modern

Author: Colin | Published: 1/10/11
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ogurusu norihide - modern

ogurusu norihide - modern

ogurusu norihide - modern

ogurusu norihide - modern

ogurusu norihide - modern

Artist Ogurusu Norihide
Title modern
Label Car Park
Year 2003
Design Not indicated
Music Essence of pop
Notes This is another example of minimal design in a small tradition that also includes Chain Reaction and Autechre’s LP5. It’s difficult to imagine how the design could be any more reduced than this without foregoing any form of text whatsoever. Everything is lower case except the ‘P’ of the Car Park logo.

The design perfectly fits Shinto priest Ogurusu Norihide’s music which removes pretty much everything extraneous to arrive at a sound like an essence, melodic and gently reflective.

Norihide recorded one album prior to this, Humour, but has not released anything since. Enough and no more.

More - My review of modern
- Chain Reaction
- Autechre, LP5