A RETROSPECTIVE by CHARLES COHEN

SKU75194
ArtistCHARLES COHEN
TitleA RETROSPECTIVE
LabelMORPHINE RECORDS
Catalog #DOSER 024 CD
Genre
ReleaseW 15 - 2014
FormatCD - EU2CD
EAN Barcode8717127019700
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€ 17,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Club Revival Performance
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/1_club_revival_performance.mp3
  2. Tubs
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/2_tubs.mp3
  3. UTEP2
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/3_utep2.mp3
  4. Blue Krishna
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/4_blue_krishna.mp3
  5. Bell Jar
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/5_bell_jar.mp3
  6. Sonomama
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/6_sonomama.mp3
  7. Group Motion Performance
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/7_group_motion_performance.mp3
  8. Velcro Dance
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/8_velcro_dance.mp3
  9. Sunrise - Women-Men
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/9_sunrise_-_women-men.mp3
  10. In Search Of Mysteries
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/10_in_search_of_mysteries.mp3
  11. Generator
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/11_generator.mp3
  12. Dance of the SpiritCatchers
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/12_dance_of_the_spiritcatchers.mp3
  13. Shopping Cart Lady
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/13_shopping_cart_lady.mp3
  14. Conundrums
  15. Duos-Solos
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/15_duos-solos.mp3
  16. Camera Dance
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/16_camera_dance.mp3
  17. UTEP1
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/17_utep1.mp3
  18. The Middle Distance
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/18_the_middle_distance.mp3
  19. Water
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/19_water.mp3
  20. Overture
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/20_overture.mp3
  21. Slow Blue and Horizontal
  22. The Street
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/a/75194_a_retrospective/22_the_street.mp3

Description

Double CD compilation of those enchanting Charles Cohen vinyl releases + 2 unreleased recordings. Packaged in a rigid double CD Box with booklet. TIP!"Philadelphia's Charles Cohen, free-jazz improvisor and synth composer has managed to remain almost unknown outside of his local improv scene for decades. This retrospective of his early works, all recorded between 1976 & 1989 , testify to the understated genius of his work. Fleeting between polyrhythmic cosmic patterns, gravity-tarred bleeps and noise, outer-worldly melodies, all executed with unfathomable astuteness and grace, this collection showcases the breadth of this idiosyncratic electronic musician. One of the few people to master the rare Buchla Music Easel, his work since the 1970s has focused almost exclusively on this instrument. With his first solo European tour hypnotising audiences in early 2014, his work is finally reaching a wider audience, enchanted by his mesmerizing yet deeply focused approach. His roaming raw synths, rhythmic intensity and immersive drones have resonated with uncanny familiarity for a younger generation of electronic experimentalists. This double CD release combines all three LPs released on Morphosis' Morphine Records in 2013, excavated from Cohen's archives; "The Middle Distance" featuring his early works from the Philadelphia�s �No Man�s Land� art installment, the �University Of Texas in El Paso� and �The Painted Bride� Art Center performances as well as "Dance of the Spiritcatchers", originally issued in 1980 on Zero Records; "Group Motion" a live recording from a dance theater piece in Philadelphia of the same name and "Generator", a live recording from Generator Sound Art Gallery in NYC (featuring the Music Easel and the even rarer Buchla 700 series, apparently the only two known recordings of this instrument ever formally released); and "Music For Dance and Theater", a further collection containing some of Cohen�s collaborations and performances in theater pieces and art installations by Jeff Cain and Tonio Guerra amongst others. This selection includes two previously unreleased tracks "Conundrums" and "Slow Blue and Horizontal". Each track has Cohen's immediately captivating hallmark, equal parts playful and mysterious. A stunning retrospective, unearthing a wealth of truly beautiful material. "

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