MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE – ‘Far West’ CD/LP
On “Far West,” the Master Musicians of Bukkake mark a turn from their Totem Trilogy. If the Totems were an expression of yang energy, then the “Far West” cycle is the yin that took seed within the trilogy. What happens when you travel so far east looking for enlightenment that you pass your destination and are headed west again? The Master Musicians of Bukkake take an earthly and shamanistic approach to these influences and infuse it with Krautrock pulses interweaved with acoustic guitars, intricately layered rhythms, hazed-out modular analog synths, brassy stabs, and cultish choirs. A true psychedelic, audiophile experience to dissolve your body in.
ALESSANDRO CORTINI – ‘Forse 1’ 2LP
Deluxe double LP pressed in an edition of 500 copies. First 200 copies pressed are on red vinyl and packaged in a deluxe heavy duty gatefold jacket printed on thick board stock with a lush matte laminate. Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails/How To Destroy Angels) composed the Forse series using a Buchla Music Easel. Forse, meaning “maybe” In Italian, is a series of 3 double LP releases Cortini recorded for Important to release in 2013.
GASPAR CLAUS – ‘Jo Ha Kyu’ CD/LP
Jo Ha Kyu is a traditional Japanese concept of modulation applied to a wide variety of the arts in Japan. For three weeks Parisian cellist and composer Gaspar Claus met with traditional and modern Japanese musicians in a Tokyo studio to record Jo Ha Kyu. Performing with Claus on this piece are: Eiko Ishibashi (voice, piano, drums), Keiji Haino (voice), Kakushin Nishihara (voice, satsuma biwa), Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano), Hirochimi Sakamoto (electric cello). Sachiko M (sine wave), Otomo Yoshihide (turntable), Leonard Eto (wadaiko), Kazutoki Umezu (tenor saxophone) and Kazuki Tomokawa (voice, guitar). Mailorder customers will receive color vinyl (please choose color vinyl option) and two large posters of the Japanese cover artwork.
ELSE MARIE PADE & JACOB KIRKEGAARD – ‘SVÆVINGER’ LP
Else Marie Pade (born December 2, 1924 in Aarhus) is a Danish composer. An educated composer, Pade pioneered electronic music and concrete music in Denmark. In 1954 Pade became the first Danish composer of electronic and concrete music. She knew and worked with Pierre Schaeffer and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Pade was active in the resistance during the Second World War, and was interned at the Frøslev prison camp from 1944 till the end of the war. An archival collection of Else Marie Pade’s electronic work will be released on Important in 2013.