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Dieter Kaufmann; Herbstpathetique, Bildnis, Evocation+

Creel Pone
CP 147 CD
Double Compact Disc-Recordable

Issued by the mythical “Musikalische Jugend Österreichs” (the same who bestowed Anestis Logothetis’ “Hör!-Spiel / Nekrologlog 1961 / Fantasmata 1960” LP onto a confused, irradiated public a few years later) in 1972, this, frankly, batshit outing of Sound-Poetry lineage vocal gymnastics (courtesy of the composer’s wife - noted actress Gunda König) & analogue blat ℅ Dieter Kaufmann hits an ardent stride during the A-side’s Rilke adaptation before launching into the stratosphere via the B-side’s extremely noise-addled scream /squelch extrapolations.

Given the pure levels of scorched wha-fuck grappling within, I’m kinda sorta amazed that it’s taken this long to bring this to the attention of the P.T.B. over at P.C.C. - good to have you back bud(dies.) This 2018 edition adds the second MJÖ LP, "Evocation" as well as the piece "P A X - Zeremoniell Für 18 Stimmen Und Lautsprecher (1970)" from the MJÖ "Jeunesse Musicales Präsentiert Erwin G. Ortner" set, as well as Günter Schneider's reading of "Der Himmel Hängt Voller Gitarren, Rhapsodie Für Gitarre, Fünf Cassettenrecorder Und Tonband", then "Chanson 1: Ich Bin Eine Frau" & "La Giaconda" from the "Das War Das K&K Musiktheater 1975 - 1985" boxed set, and finally "Über Die Einigkeit" Für Orgel Und Tonband" from "Musikprotokoll 1978 - Steirischer Herbst - Neue Musik Für Tasteninstrumente"; enjoy!


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