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Creel Pone

GRUPO EXPERIMENTAL ELECTROACUSTICO - Musikautomatika

Heres a first (for Creel Pone at least) - a reproduction of the debut album by this Venezualan electro-acoustic collective, featuring Luis Levin, Alvise Sacchi, and Stefano Gramitto, recorded at some point between the groups inception in 1978 and the release of this lp in 1983. This one flew right in, way below my own radar - ive never heard/seen reference to this ensemble (nor its individual members!) - yet the music inside is yielding some fairly lofty comparisons; namely snatches of 60s-era INA-GRM concrète, electro-acoustic free-improv ensembles such as the other Grup(p)o, and synth-drone mavericks such as Jean-Claude Eloy and even Maurizio Bianchi. The overall wasted/challenged fidelity really drives it home... but whats the most remarkable is how the Grupo shift seemlessly between -جø¬-??serious-جø¬-?-جø¬- avant-garde signifiers (much ring-modulation of dissonant source material) and almost -جø¬-??pop-جø¬-?-جø¬- chord-progressions & sentimentalities (think: the kind of melodies evident on the -جø¬-??Song of the Second Moon-جø¬-?-جø¬- lp.) This sort of sensibility is referred to elsewhere on the web as -جø¬-??prog moves-جø¬-?-جø¬- (apt, even though that phrase causes me a little bit of dyspepsia every time i read it...). This Creel Pone comes with a reproduction of the hand-written/typed xerox insert, explaning the details of the ensembles modus (in Spanish) with diagrams and sketches (and at least one photo of a Grupo member with an iguana/sprite or two on his shoulders!) again, like -جø¬-??Iatrogenics-جø¬-?-جø¬- - not the hardcore dark-academia typical of the mid-series Creel Pone, but much closer in spirit to titles such as the Fuzzy/Svend Christiansen &/or the Warren Jepson. - Creel Pone.

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