Pythagoron™; Pythagoron Inc.Wah Wah
LPS 178 LP
Long Playing Record
Bridging the worlds of fine art, drug culture, high New Age thinking, and musical Minimalism, Pythagoron’s sole LP is a near perfect artifact of its era - a mysterious sonic wonder, emerging from the fog of time. Privately issued in 1977 - sold via advertisements in High Times - America's iconic stoner publication, the album is thought to be a product of Usco (The Company Of Us), one of the earliest multimedia art collectives based in New York - pioneers in the field of immersive sound and light environments. Beginning in the 1960’s, the group harnessed new technology as a vehicle for mystical and psychedelic experience. In an era guided by music, it was only logical for their efforts to extend into sound.
Where most figures associated with the New Age movement strove to create a music which could heal the soul, Pythagoron took it further. The album is intended to get the listener high - the aural mirror to Brion Gysin’s Dream Machines, and the step beyond La Monte Young. Capitalizing on the the tonal precision activated by synthesizers - it attempts to harness the resonant interaction of sound and brainwave patterns to induce states of euphoria - the precursor of more recent efforts in binaural beats and neural oscillation. Whether successful or not, it is stunning piece of work - immersive sheets of sonic wonder, falling somewhere between the work of Young, Ariel Kalma, Costin Miereanu’s Derives, and the subtlety of Eliane Radigue. A long time favorite of synth heads across the globe - leading to its early inclusion in the legendary Creel Pone catalog, this marks the albums first vinyl release since its original issue. With only 500 pressed, it won’t be around long. A journey to be taken as much as heard. Sit back and let the worlds of Pythagoron unfold.