Compiling both LPs & the "Private Edition" single by the life-duo of Dieter Salbert & Alrun Zahoransky, the double-disc at CP 199.19 closes out the hotly contested 199.XX series (for now) with a bang, covering the pair's supernatural synth, tape, and virtuosic vocal dexterities, covering their entire vinyl-era output. Had these framed, personally, as a series of "Ghostly" Berlin-school excorcisms, glad to finally sit down & kowtow to the greater forces at work.
It's been great to (finally) see some recent movement in the 23X Romanian "Electrecord" series after a few years of torpor, here presenting two titles on a single disc (which fit neatly together with seconds to spare) by Composers Pascal Bentoiu & Cornelius Dan Georgescu, each concerned with a different lane of the ensemble / choir-meets-tape-music spec. The gorgeous Op-Art sleeves of the original LP editions are recreated here wonderfully, and it's a thrill to let the four side-length suites of borderline Satanic vocal chanting & errant tape-drone & Concréte flourish wash over.
The C.P. P.T.B. have long had their eyes on a particularly beguiling, 1962 "Cantate pour Bande Magnetique" by Franco-Hungarian Composer Paul Arma, and by pure chance/luck a pristine example landed on our lap. Glad to finally present the piece in its entirety, along with the bonus of Arma's entirely apropos 1960 work "Sept Variations Spatiophoniques" clocking in at 70 minutes of amazing proto-Electronics.
Finally, after an intense, decades-long scrub through the entire Serenus label discography (a catalogue that has yielded many fine C.P. classics over the years) I'm glad to present a focused selection of Composer Arthur Custer's "Found Objects" pieces, in which surly, largely early Modular Synth chatter (recorded at the University of Iowa in the 60s & 70s) is inadvertently launched at a series of soloists, forcing them to scramble. Included is an extra bonus "Object" buried deep on an adjacent Serenus LP, completing the project on one handy disc.