"Reissue of an incredibly obscure private press LP, originally issued in an edition of 200 in 1976. Total weirdness from Middle America that must have stumped more than a handful of its original listeners. Was mentioned on the pivotal Nurse With Wound list that accompanied Chance Meeting On the Dissecting Table... and its not hard to see why. One of 1998s most fascinating reissues. Beyond the Black Crack was the concept of Reverend Dwight Frizzell, a musician, film maker, doctor of metaphysics and minister in the Universal Church of Life. It remains a little-known classic, and one of the most unique listening experiences in modern experimental music. Recorded between 1974 and 1976 in locations as diverse as factories, the pyramid opposite Harry Trumans grave site as well as more conventional" concert settings. Beyond the Black Crack is a dark, dizzying and exhilarating journey through free jazz, electronics and environmental sound, all shattered by Frizzells radical tape editing. This CD re-release adds further material to the original LP -- "The Wandering Madness of Basilea," a suite from 1977, as well as unreleased material from the Black Crack sessions." -Paradigm.