Various - Revue OU

>> Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"A 4CD collection of the music included on records accompanying Henri Chopin's magazine Revue OU [originally title Cinquième Saison when it started in 1958] between 1964 and 1974. "

"Henri Chopin was a little-known but key figure of the French avant-garde during the second half of the 20th century. Known primarily as a concrete and sound poet, he created a large body of pioneering recordings using early tape recorders, studio technologies and the sounds of the manipulated human voice. His emphasis on sound is a reminder that language stems as much from oral traditions as from classic literature, of the relationship of balance between order and chaos."

If you consider yourself a fan of musique concrète
, spoken word, or any other types of indescribable electronic music you should definetly check this out.

Anyways, to have an idea of what this sounds like, check the vid:

Since the tracklisting is so large I won't bother with putting it on here...




Burek July 24, 2008 at 5:16 AM  

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

llacmll March 15, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

Seeing Henri Chopin in Glasgow a few years ago became the most memorable performance I have ever seen.
This man is a genius.
Thanks for sharing this!

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