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Artist: ABLINGER, PETER
Title: Regenstucke Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $19.00
2013 release. "Regenstücke Vol. 1 (2012) deals with a rain aesthetic in pure instrumental form; Vol. 2 shows Peter Ablingers fascination with techniques of field recordings, accompanied by different ensembles and orchestra setups. Ablinger has been exploring different sides and features of nature recordings for a very long time, always achieving new territories and pushing boundaries to a higher level. Regenstücke Vol. 2 represents only a minority of that output. City noise, landscape sounds, rain drops, boosted with powerful instrumentation -- simple and almost manifestly. Not forgetting "instrumental raining", Membrane, and Regen, as a part of his cycle Weiss / Weisslich (2002), Vol. 2 shows concert version of the piece for eight glass tubes -- just like hearing eight church bells surrounding your brain... Personnel: Edo Mičić -- conducting; Nassir Heidarian - conducting; Isabel Pérez-Requeijo - conducting; Adam Weisman -percussion; Winfried Ritsch - computer controlled pianos; Ensembles: Zeitfluss Graz and Bruckner Orchestra Linz." - God.

Artist: ABLINGER, PETER
Title: Voices and Piano
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Austrian composer Peter Ablingers Voices and Piano performed by English pianist and avant-garde specialist Nicolas Hodges. "The general idea of Voices and Piano probably has to do with the fact that when somebody speaks to me I never miss the melody of the speech but sometimes the meaning. When I was a young boy my mother asked me to go out to buy a pound of butter, 10 eggs and a loaf of bread. I listened very attentively. I loved how she spoke to me. I hopped on my bike, rode to the store and waited in the line until it was my turn -- only then to realize that I had not listened to the content of the message and had to ride back home to ask. . . " - God.

Artist: BAKLA, PETR
Title: Piano Concerto - Classical Blend/Weihnachtsoratorium
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Petr Bakla belongs to generation of composers whose output no longer seems bound to the imperative of the "search for sounds" extended technique. Instead, he builds his music on the unmarked instrumental sound, which he uses to create a flow of interacting layers and explore the means of pure pitch, time and sound volume to the expressive extreme. His first ever solo release presents him at his best - two orchestral pieces as a definite manifesto of monumental monochromatic environments, both in Baklas favorite diptych form. Personnel: Roland Kluttig - conducting, Daan Vandewalle - piano and Ostravska Banda - orchestra on "Piano Concerto"; Rolf Gupta - conducting and Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra - orchestra on "Classical Blend/Weinachtsoratorium"." - God.

Artist: DUO ADE
Title: Freilassing
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $14.00
2013 release. "Although their music sounds very serious and complex, Duo Adé dont want to be considered as abstract formation. The Graz-based duo comprised of members of cult band Code Inconnu, Gottfried Krienzer and Christoph Uhlmann, have already established themselves as very specific lo-fi electronic constellation with their first release Hungrige Speisen (2000). This time, avoiding any kind of electronic devices and electronic manipulations, they sat themselves at an out-of-tune piano, each taking a different tempo, and recorded eleven versions of Freilassing, one of which is available here on this single-sided LP. The piece is a half-structured improvisation, combination of micro-tonality, bi-tonality, rhythmically independent counterpoints, integration, and disintegration, and (in)homogeneous repetitions. 25 minutes of extremely challenging piano music, on the run into the unknown known.." - God.

Artist: FELDMAN, MORTON
Title: For Bunita Marcus
Format: Double LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $37.00
2014 release. Lenio Liatsou performs Morton Feldmans composition "For Bunita Marcus". In the 1980s, Morton Feldman composed two large-sized pieces for his favorite instrument, the piano. Both pieces, "Triadic Memories" (1981) and "For Bunita Marcus" (1985), clock in at about 90 minutes. Both compositions are excellent examples of the group of works that they belong to. "Triadic Memories" demonstrates the complexity and tonal opulence of Feldmans pattern compositions from 1977 through 1983, whereas "For Bunita Marcus" shows the stripped-down, almost dismissive structures of his last works created from 1984 to 1987. Feldman himself described "For Bunita Marcus" as a piece in which he "seriously grappled with the idea of meter. I was very interested in this whole problem of meter and the bar line. I was so interested that I started to write a piece in which I took meter very seriously. I saw that nobody knew how to notate. Sometimes, Stravinsky! In my notation Im close to Stravinsky; that is, meter and rhythm actually being simultaneous and also being more grid-oriented, a balance between rhythm and meter. For Bunita Marcus is essentially made up of just three-eight, five-sixteen and two-two. Sometimes the two-two would have musical content, which was at the end of the piece. Sometimes the two-two acted as silences, either on the left side or the right side or in the middle of the three-eight and the five-sixteen, and I was using meter as a construction, not rhythm but meter and the time, the length of what is going on." - Excerpt from liner notes by Sebastian Claren.

Artist: FELDMAN, MORTON
Title: String Quartet II
Format: 6LP Box Set
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $132.00
Excerpt from liner notes by Sebastian Claren: "When Morton Feldman wrote his second string quartet -- or String Quartet II, as he titled it in the score -- in 1983, he found himself at the height of his career: prior to this, his long form compositions, of which the majority lasted around one and a half hours, had not isolated him or let him disappear from concert and festival programming, as he had expected, but were on the contrary celebrated as a major breakthrough and a big step forward . . . Like the long pieces that preceded it, Feldmans String Quartet II consists of repeated patterns, which usually surface at a certain point in the composition without preparation, are maintained over a given period, and then abruptly abort to possibly return later. In this context, Feldman has always emphasized the interplay of reiteration and change in his music -- two aspects that in his mind had been decisive criteria of the music of the twentieth century as repetition and variation (Stravinsky and Schoenberg). He even claimed Schoenbergs concept of developing variation for his composition technique..." Live Recording! 317 minutes over six LPs. Personnel: Morton Feldman - composition; Pellegrini Quartet: Antonio Pellegrini - violin; Thomas Hofer - violin; Fabio Marano - viola; Helmut Menzler - violoncello.

Artist: GANDER, BERNHARD
Title: Take Death!
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
2014 release. "...the virgin who was sacrificed in Stravinskys Le Sacre, comes back to earth and takes revenge..." Le Sacre: Her ghost was waiting, waiting for the moment, to burn the skies, and serve the torment. Evil all around, grabbing our minds, punish mankind! Slaughter our lives... Features a remix by Kajkyt. Personnel: Bernhard Gander - composition; Ensemble Modern; Patrick Pulsinger - electronics." - God.

Artist: GARTMAYER, SUSANNA
Title: AOUIE - Bass Clarinet Solos
Format: 10"
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $18.00
2015 release. "God Records present the first solo release by Susanna Gartmayer, an important figure in Viennese improv and experimental scene. AOUIE is a series of pieces for bass clarinet as an exploration of polyphonic sound universe. Within interactions of spatial and instrument sound, Gartmayer uses a variety of sounds to produce coherent works, dealing with simultaneous representations of multidimensional acoustic events. Personnel: Susanna Gartmayer - composition, bass clarinet, contra-alto clarinet." - God.

Artist: HUANG, HSIN-HUEI
Title: Solo
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Already established in the world of contemporary interpreters, with her debut release Solo, Hsin-Huei Huang presents her multiple pianistic abilities and approaches. Covering different composers through their very different styles, Huang offers mechanics through Bernhard Lang, virtuosity through Peter Savli and sensitivity through Matthias Pintscher, all of that with a fascinating amount of not only performing, but programming responsibility. Personnel: "DW 12 cellular automata " composed by Bernhard Lang, mixed by Wolfgang Musil, with Andrew Jezek as recording supervisor; "On A Clear Day" mixed By Christian Michl, with Heinz-Dieter Sibitz as recording supervisor; "Je Dois Mabbattre" composed by Peter Savli, mixed by Branko Skrajner, with Janja Velkavrh as recording supervisor." - God.

Artist: JECK, PHILIP
Title: Vinyl Coda I-II
Format: Double LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $37.00
"Philip Jeck works as a composer, multi-media artist, choreographer, but above all, he is most well-known as a turntable manipulator. At the end of 90s, he produced something which later would be considered a cult piece - his four part masterpiece Vinyl Coda. It is probably his most important work and the peak of his art; it defines not only his musical language, but also the entire turntable culture, as well as the deconstruction of vinyl. The work is nothing less than a powerful lo-fi symphony which, through magical looping, allows the listener to hear things they otherwise wouldnt hear." - God.

Artist: JECK, PHILIP
Title: Vinyl Coda III-IV
Format: Double LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $36.00
dieb13 on Philip Jeck: "... In his hands, a tool as simple as a hammer that blocks the arm of the record player creates a loop with a taste of eternity. Two or three such hammers can create musical galaxies far beyond the reach of traditional instruments, where no human ear has ever been before. From unidentifiable rumble and grinding to brilliant instrument-snippets and comical voice fragments, Philip Jeck glues sounds together as if they were never meant to exist on their own. Whether it be Pachelbels Canon or some mid-90s dance music thats on Philips vinyl, but what we hear in the Vinyl Coda is his very unique musical voice -- articulated with a perfect sense for structure, suspense and sound."

Artist: KAJKUT, SLOBODAN
Title: Glue Sniffer
Format: One-Sided 7"
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $8.00
2010 release. "Dimitrios Polisoidis has been developing amplified viola since his very beginnings and is most famous as a viola player in Klangforum Wien. He is also recognized for his numerous collaborations with Austrian composer Bernhard Lang. Glue Sniffer is a combination of fixed musical material and improvisation. Scratches, noises, and strange melodical flashes create six minutes of heavy distorted hardcore. Personnel: Slobodan Kajkut - composition; Dimitrios Polisoidis ? viola." - God.

Artist: KAUDERS
Title: In Another Land Pt. 1
Format: One-Sided LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $18.00
Kauders on In Another Land Pt. 1: "In Another Land Pt. I is the first part of a planned trilogy. It is more or less electronic music, generated through long processes of editing and sampling. Its experimental in terms of that its shape and its meaning were not planned, were unclear during its creation and still now are not evident, but somehow hard to reveal. It is based on a strict concept, which could be very well explained, but the composer decided not to do. Instead of that, it is full of hints. Its not a riddle, its just an invitation to listen closely and carefully. And an invitation to think, to reflect, or to imagine if you might hear something which is worth doing so. Probably this music heralds nothing."

Artist: KUHR, GERD
Title: Revue Instrumentale Et Electronique
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $19.00
2014 release. "God Records present compositions by a crucial Austrian composer, Gerd Kühr. Gerd Kühr is known for combining complexity and simplicity, modernity and "tradition". Revue Instrumentale Et Électronique is a spatial composition for an instrumental ensemble, recorded sound in six movements. Kühr manages to cross and unite a variety of aspects in musical expression, complex, though powerful rhythmical constructions with hard accented percussion boosted through an ensemble spread out in a room, and highly lyrical passages with extreme appreciation of time structured silence. All of this comes with an astounding fluency between different characters of the piece, mirrored through pre-recorded ensemble sounds with slight echoing. An exact, precise, and passionate performance by Klangfoum Wien. Personnel: Emilio Pomárico, Klangforum Wien, IEM Graz." - God.

Artist: LANG, BERNHARD
Title: Differenz/Wiederholung 2
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Bernhard Langs Differenz/Wiederholung 2 is a multi-media piece for amplified ensemble, three voices and video installation. While the music is filled with rocking-and-rolling, anti-grooving sound slaps, "scored free jazz", and crippled repetitions, three vocalists present texts (including rap) from Gilles Deleuze, William Burroughs and Christian Loidl, commenting on usual repetitive human habits and its nonsense. If Captain Beefhearts Trout Mask Replica (1969) is a milestone of avant-rock, than Differenz/Wiederholung 2 is the same for contemporary music. The ultimate 21st century agenda of repetitions is soon going to be broken." - God.

Artist: LANG, BERNHARD
Title: DW 16 / Songbook I
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
2015 release. "God Records present a series of pieces by Bernhard Lang, Differenz/Wiederholung -- DW ("Difference/Repetition"). DW is an on-going cycle of Langs pieces, where the composer explores possibilities of loops and repetitions, which would become his compositional trademark. Songbook I is a piece where Lang takes highly-involved patterns from jazz and pop music and transforms them through "damaged beats". Lang on the compositions: "For many years, one of my main influences beside the work of Philip Jeck were the movies of Martin Arnold: they more or less became the trigger for the series of pieces called Difference/Repetition. For the development of the DW series, four conceptual components were essential: 1. The visual appearance of the repetition in the video/film; 2. Philosophy of repetition in Deleuze; 3. The use of loops in the improvised music, again by reference to video-couplings; 4. Exploration of musical materials of different origins in electro-acoustic environments." Personnel: Jenny Renate Wicke - mezzo-soprano; Trio Accanto: Yukiko Sugawara - piano; Marcus Weiss - saxophone; Christian Dierstein - percussion." - God.

Artist: LANG, BERNHARD, PHILIP JECK & ALTER EGO
Title: TablesAreTurned
Format: Double LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $27.00
“2011 release. TablesAreTurned is a project by Bernhard Lang and Alter Ego with Philip Jeck for turntables and amplified ensemble, based on the song by Amon Düül 2. TablesAreTurned is the first collaboration between one of the most significant Austrian composers of today, Bernhard Lang and prominent English turntablist Philip Jeck. There is no doubt that mutual interested in loop technique, led to the musical collaboration, connecting the worlds of academic philosophy with underground aesthetic. Unlike his previous works, where Lang was able to transform an ensemble into a big loop generator (his series of "Differenz / Wiederholung" pieces, accomplished with magnum opus opera, monumental Das Theater der Wiederholungen), here he turns the ensemble into cellular automata, generating counterpoint based on the rest of the loops. On the other side, Jeck offers a dozen of lo-fi locked grooves, making the perfect extended interludes between powerful ensemble episodes. Premiered at Berlinerfestspiele, but also performed at Wien Modern and Huddersfield Contamporary Music Festival, the piece is now available for the first time as a limited double LP. Bernhard Lang - composition; Philip Jeck - turntables; Alter Ego: Manuel Zurria - flutes; Paolo Ravaglia - clarinets; Aldo Campagniari - violin; Francesco Dillon - violoncello; Oscar Pizzo - keyboards; Eugenio Vatta - sound projection.” - God.

Artist: LEPENIK
Title: Postepeno
Format: Double LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $45.00
2012 release. "Postepeno is a project that has lasted for a long time already. It began as a fascination with the art of an unknown schizophrenic patient settled at the Vienna psychiatric asylum Oberdöbling, whose name was marked with the first two letters of her name, ST. This piece of "art", which is basically a definite collage, was created at the year of 1890, at the time when collage art was actually not even on the horizon. It was called "music made of paper". Already known for doing a remix of Kajkyts piece Krst, Austrian guitarist and composer Robert Lepenik was deeply occupied with experimenting with sine waves, either only with them or in a combination with other instruments, particularly piano. At the beginning, the piece here was imagined as a musical setting for the eponymous collage of Frau ST, but later, Lepenik decided to release it as an extra piece of music. Includes an extended version of the piece "Grete Vor Dem Haus", available on CDr in 2008. Packaged in hard box; includes fabulous artwork on five posters." - God.

Artist: LOPEZ, FRANCISCO
Title: untitled#295
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Francisco López is not only famous for his prolific sound creations, but also for different aspects of sound manipulations. Since his very beginnings, he explores different fields of sound and almost entire his work belongs to the series untitled. untitled#295 is a piece created specifically for two sides of vinyl. Besides Lopezs famous moving soundscapes, its the pulse that makes this work driving. Its not a regular pulse, its one with irregular accents. Slowly developing, it takes the listener insensibly into void and darkness being an extremely tempting work for claustrophobic experiences.” - God.

Artist: LUCIER, ALVIN
Title: Dark Matter
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"I dont do anything special with the instruments. I dont use extended techniques. I use the pure sound of the instruments, with alterations in tuning to make audible [acoustic] beating." - Alvin Lucier. Manuel Zurria - flute; Erik Drescher - glissando flute.

Artist: NIBLOCK, PHILL
Title: Rhymes With Water
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"For his premiere recording on God Records, Phill Niblock confirms his minimalistic musical approach and composes two monumental pieces for flutes and additional voices, respectively. Commissioned by Erik Drescher and Natalia Pschenitschnikova, Niblock again delivers an almost stripped, uncompromising one-way sound monolith. Tremendous, straight, and to the point... Personnel: Phill Niblock - composition; Natalia Pschenitschnikova - bass flute, voice; Erik Drescher - glissando flute." - God.

Artist: OPCION
Title: MONOS/UND
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"Opcion (formerly known as Ab-Hinc) is not an unknown name on God Records, having remixed Kajkyts Krst (GOD 04, 2011). The first side of his debut, MONOS/UND, offers three pieces of heavily processed and composed noise accompanied with harsh beats. On the second side he joins forces with Maja Osojnik, Bernhard Loibner, and Kurt Bauer for improvised pieces that were then edited into fully formed compositions. Opcion: composition; Maja Osojnik: electronics, Paetzold; Bernhard Loibner: electronics; Kurt Bauer: violin."- God.

Artist: POLWECHSEL
Title: Untitled (No7)
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
"On the Viennese music scene since the mid-90s, Polwechsel easily qualify as legendary, regardless of which form the group takes. Consisting on this recording of Werner Dafeldecker (double bass), Michael Moser (cello), Martin Brandlmayr (percussion), and Burkhard Beins (percussion), they have always explored the borders between structured compositions and their improvisational aspects. The hectic nature of these pieces, amplified through their brilliant dynamic range, marks a further step in their explorations. They combine strings and percussion with an almost aggressive musicianship punctuated by occasional droning, making for their most startling yet most consistent work to date." - God.

Artist: RADOVANOVIC, VLADAN
Title: Phonoverse: Electroacoustic Music
Format: Triple LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $43.00
"Composer Vladan Radovanovic is one of the leading figures in Serbian and ex-Yugoslav avant-garde art. In addition to his musical work, his creative domain includes painting, literature, new media, and polymedia synthesis. His research focuses on the vocovisual, projectism, tactile art, polymedia, body action, tape music, electronic music, computer music, and computer graphics. The central position in his creative poetics is reserved for art synthesis. This triple-LP set collects the entire opus of his electroacoustic works from between 1960 and 1993, many of which are long out-of-print and many of which have never before been available on vinyl. Phonoverse is the perfect opportunity to rediscover some of the most brilliant works from the founder of Radio Belgrade Electronic Studio." - God.

Artist: RITSCH, WINFRIED
Title: Woodscratcher
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
“2012 release. Woodscratcher is a composition and sound generating machine from Austrian composer, media-artist, sound-sculptor and performer, Winfried Ritsch. Already known as collaborator in different projects with Bernhard Lang, Peter Ablinger, Ritsch created his "own dedication to noise pieces of experimental music from 70s onwards". The "Woodscratcher" is a machine that cuts a 2-5cm thick disk of a wooden trunk in a circular line along the growth rings of the wood, like a turntable. At the same time, the wood is amplified with four sensors and the signals picked from microphones are spatialized over four loudspeakers in the corners of the room. This scratching in the concert is done until the inner part of the disk falls to the ground and the piece ends. The movement of the cutting tool behaving like an over-sized record player needle, has the performing function and is an allusion of the production of records, as well as playing them. The "Woodscratcher" pretends to extract and play the information which resides in the piece of wood cutting it in an excessive performance. The wood is heard as acoustic material with superimposing loops of the cutting process. With the progression of the cutting process the sounds evolves of the pieces in more and more rubbing and squeezing sounds. The audio signal filters functions of the wood being heard as repeatedly changing formants, almost imaging voices in the noise. The aesthetics lies in the excessive performance beyond feasible by a human actor or musician and also, links the many possible associations to the world of music performance. One of them is the sound based on the noise of the experimental music pieces since the 70s and another with ideas of Herbert Bruens computer music project "Sawdust" from that time. The transition in algorithmic composition to the composition of processes as instrument like done in live composition is expanded to the construction of a mechanical machine which is the live composer. The main aspect of this is that the process does the composing and the machine is composed for executing the process of extracting the piece out of the disc of wood, destroying it and defining the audible result of the piece. The picture vinyl release is a simulation of "Woodscratcher". The vinyl has an image of a wood, mimicking the actual performance.” - God.

Artist: WOLFF, CHRISTIAN
Title: Berlin Exercises
Format: LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $25.00
Performed by Ensemble Zwischentöne.
Christian Wolff on Berlin Exercises: "Exercise indicates relatively shorter pieces in which the process of work, of practicing and of trying things out within specified limits, in short a kind of discipline in process, are being attempted. I regard them as both exercises in composing and for performers, especially as the performers function as members of an ensemble." "Performed by Ensemble Zwischentöne: Christian Wolff (piano, melodica); Hans-Ulrich Altenkirch (vibraphone); Ellen Fricke (voice); Robin Hayward (tuba); Rainer Killius (contrabass recorder); Aleksander Kolkowski (violin); Kurt König (percussion); Annette Krebs (guitar); Inge Morgenroth (tenor saxophone); Natalia Pschenitschnikowa (flutes); Helles Weber (accordion); Peter Ablinger (artistic director). Includes 28-page booklet with liner notes from Bill Dietz and fax exchange between Christian Wolff and Peter Ablinger, as well as some score examples and sketches." - God.

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