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Artist: ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI
Title: Opera From The Works of Tadanori Yokoo
Format: 4CD Box Set
Label: Bridge
Country: Japan
Price: $125.00
"Ultra deluxe reissue of this highly desired Japanese underground album from 1969, originally issued as a 2LP picture disc set on The End Record label. Ichiyanagi is the well known Japanese avant garde composer, but here is working in the vein of underground rock & threatrical freakout, performed by Uchida Yuyas group, Flowers. Limited edition reissue of approx 1000 copies, already creating a frenzy throughout the collector universe. Includes: 4 CDs; 24 postcards (Tadanori Yokoos amazing artwork); 2 silkscreened prints of the young composer and a hard cover book of texts & interviews (Japanese text only). Packaged in a beautiful hard cover box designed by Tadanori Yokoo. Note: this was originally issued as a 2LP release and the CD reissue has been done as 1 CD per LP side, to preserve the original listening experience (I guess). So, theres no bonus material here. Its also been transcribed from vinyl, with no digital filtering -- which sounds surprising in this era of digital remastering (the master tapes evidently lost or dysfunctional after 36 years...). Still, an original copy is out of the question and this has never been reissued before, hard to think of in any terms other than: "totally worth it". Good work from the obscure Bridge label from Tokyo." - FE.
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Artist: PARTCH, HARRY
Title: Bitter Music (Music of Harry Partch Vol. 1)
Format: Triple CD
Label: Bridge
Country: USA
Price: $33.00
"It is an astonishing gift of fate when a creative artist, known to the world for a particular achievement, is suddenly shown in a quite different light thanks to the existence of a single document that has somehow escaped the ruthless culling mechanisms of time. Harry Partchs Bitter Music is such a document, a diary of eight months spent in transient shelters and camps, hobo jungles, basement rooms, and on the open road. This long-lost journal of Harry Partchs wanderings during the Great Depression (from cleaning sewers to having tea with Irish poet W. B. Yeats) is an extraordinary musical portrait of an American pioneer, chronicling his occasionally hilarious and often heartbreaking struggles to forge a new music system outside the classical tradition. This premiere recording of Bitter Music takes the form of readings and collected musical fragments- an aural diary of what was going through Partchs mind and ear during a critical period in his artistic development." - Bridge.

Artist: PARTCH, HARRY
Title: Plectra and Percussion Dances
Format: CD
Label: Bridge
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This new recording marks the first complete performance of Harry Partchs major cycle in three parts, Plectra and Percussion Dances. On the original 1953 recording, Castor & Pollux was missing three movements, and the finale, Even Wild Horses, was missing its tenor saxophone part. The virtuosi of Partch give us revelatory interpretations of these stunningly original scores. Also included is a 7 minute spoken introduction, given by the composer in 1953 on the occasion of the broadcast premiere of this work." - Bridge.

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