ELlANE RADIGUE A D N O S
"If an album is recorded, pressedand releasedbut virtually no one hears it at the time, how doss it make history? By purjty of intent, sheer force of sxecution and the simple fact that it is First The music on thete two disks is clear, bold and strong. It was also First-the sound of birIh, the beginningl of everything.
Now, i n its 30th anniversary year, Outside ttfe Dmam Syndicateremains a work of explosive prophecy,with the undiminishedpower to startle and excite. 'And R's a music,' Conrad says proudly, 'that keeps coming around, renewing itself with each new generation. It has never lost the qualm of rediscovery.' I
Eliane Radigue has composed for magnetic tape and electronic media since the late 1950's, when she studied with both Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry. From her independently buili Paris studio, Ms. Radigue creates an organic ambience within whiih sound moves i n a continual flow around the listener. Composed between 1974-1982 and previouslyunreleased, the ADNOScycle presentsa delicately continuoustransformation, a fragile sonic texture. Ms. Radigue, inspired by the idea of moving water as metaphor for sound in motion, writes, "In the conch formed by sound waves, the ear filters, selects and emphasizes some areas of hearing, just as one's eyes would look at the shimmering of water: at the same time absent and multiple, oriented toward an outside whose image lives reflected i n the inner universe."
Here R comes again!'
+avid Fricke, from the liner-notes I 1 3XCD BOXED SET, PACKAGEDWITH A SERIES OF TRAKLUCENT INSERTS LINER-NOTES AN0 ESSAYS BY EUANE RADIGUEAND RHTS CHATHAM
TWO CDS IN DELUXE, LIMITED-EDITION PACKAGINGWITH 32-PA6E BOOK AND POSTER
INCLUDES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIALFROMTHE ORIGINAL 1972 SESSIONS
FEATURES NEW LINER NOTES BY ROUING STONE SENIOR EDITOR DAVlD FRICKE
DIGITAUY REMASTERED FOR THIS RELEASE
"Out-machines Metal MachineMusic.''
"Behold the glacier with an amplified pulse!"
"Conrad invents a new musical language... unbearably intense and gloriously ecstatic." -THE WIRE
'A lot of the best new music can't be captured in sound bites--you have to listen for a long time. Of no one is that truer than Eliane Radigue, who lives in France, but whose unarticulated time sense brings her closer to La Monte Young in sensibility than to anyone in Europe. Listen to her exquisitely-sculpted electronic works for two, three, even seven minutes, and you may hear nothing but a drone. But over a far longer period, her electronic drones thicken, begin to pulse, and change into complexly gritty textures so gradually that you suddenly wonder why you didn't notie the change. Over the long haul herworkscrescendo into glacially slow climaxes, bristling with harmonics, inducing in the listener an altered state of ecstatic spirituality.' ---Kyle Gann
"Tony Conrad is a pioneer, as seminal in his way to American music as Johnny Cash or Captain Beefheart or Ornette Coleman, one of those really sawy Old Guys whom all the kids want to eniiulate because their ideas, their style are electric and new and somehow indivisible." ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
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"Eliane Radigue's work is infinitely discreet... next to which all other music seems to be tugging at one's sleeve for attention.'
- 4 i c h e l Chion, i n LES MUSlllUES ELECTROACOUSTIQUES
"A steady stream of sonic activity taking place right at the edge of one's perception." --UEW YORK TlMES
'This piece represents the height of musical sensitivity.' -VlLLA6E VOICE