onsdag 23. november 2011

MUSKAP: Upright at the End of Lippedstad CD

Muskap was formed in 1975 by the composers and musicians Jean-Francois Doucet, Jon Christophersen, Harold Clark and Anthony Barnett. The quartet was inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausen’s concepts about Intuitive Musik and contemprorary ideas in music regarding improvisation and open aesthetics. This resulted in a sound that draws resemblance to free jazz as well as chamber music. Muskap is an example of early improvised music in Norway.

The quartet rehearsed and performed regularly at the Henie Onstad Art Centre, located at Høvikodden outside of Oslo, where the band member Harold Clark was the leader for NSEM (Norwegian Studio for Electronic Music). The material on Upright at the End of Lippestad (Both Ways) was recorded in NSEM in 1976 and uses the studio’s legendary Buchla-synthesizers.
Upright at the End of Lippesta (Both Ways) was originally scheduled for a release on the Norwegian record label Compendium Records in 1976, but since the label folded the same year the record never came out. The mastertapes was then stored in the archives for 35 years until they’re now finally released in a newly mastered version with liner notes by Olav Anton Thommessen.
Prisma Records is proud to present this entrancing and original band for the first time to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the recordings.

Available on CD and iTunes from November 2011.

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