ANGUS MACLISE "The Cloud Doctrine" 2xCD

artist: ANGUS MACLISE label: Sub Rosa


Label: Sub Rosa
Cat No: SR182
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159 minutes of minimal electronic music, readings, soundtracks from the archives of Angus MacLise 1963-1976.
Rare music, performance, soundtracks, spoken words by a seminal poet and musician. Active in the New York avant-garde of the 60' (he was the first drummer of the velvet underground). Here for the first time, a double cd extracts from his own archives - with the participation of Tony Conrad and John Cale. Including an historical text by Gerard Malanga and unpublished photographs. Produced by Gerard Malanga & Guy Marc Hinant.
Press Reverse / Press Play by Gerard Malanga
In 1965, Angus would become one of The Velvet Underground's founding members, yet his association with the group would be quickly shortlived. Disenchanted with the direction in which the group's musical agenda was heading, he allowed himself to be fired by Lou Reed, thus curtailing his own part in the Velvet's future recording career, also shortlived. And so the existent old tapes served as a substitute for the past live performances he no longer pursued, nor would he have any hopes of listening to again. The boxes and boxes of tapes remained undisturbed in Don Snyder's closet halfway around thew world in New York. In the end it was destitution and chronic ill-health, not isolation, that led to his untimely death at 42. Astonishingly, his oeuvre spanned hardly a decade.
Choice and Method of Archives Material
Musically the adventure starts here, in 1963, in the company of Tony Conrad - very present throughout the disc - and is prolonged with John Cale circa 1965 and continues either with Angus alone, or with Conrad, or with his wife Hetty. It all ends a few years prior to his death, during an important reading at the Millenium Film Workshop, in New York, on the 17th September 1976. We will be at liberty, through almost 160 minutes of this adventure, to understand the importance of this musician fascinated by the biggest underground activity of New York at that time - we may even discover a few missing links.
[ t r a c k l i s t ]
1-1. Tunnel Music #1
1-2. Tunnel Music #2
1-3. Tunnel Music #3
1-4. The First Subtle Cabinet
1-5. Description Of A Mandala
1-6. Thunder Cut
2-1. Chumlum
2-2. Trance #1
2-3. Trance #2
2-4. Two Speed Trance
2-5. Four Speed Trance
2-6. Shortwave Radio
2-7. Electronic Mix For 'Expanded Cinema'
2-8. Organ & Drum
2-9. Universal Solar Calender
2-10. Tambura Drone + Sine Wave Generator
[ n o t e s ]
Selected tapes by Angus MacLise
159 minutes of minimal electronic music, readings, soundtracks from the archives of Angus MacLise 1963-1976 featuring Tony Conrad, John Cale, Piero Heliczer, Beverly Grant Conrad and Hetty MacLise
Archives remastered, New York, March 1981
Digital remastered at Tony Conrad Studio, Buffalo, New York, 2000 + Equus, Brussels from August 2001 to June 2002
This CD dedicated to Sheldon Rochlin, 1939-2002
Track 1-1 to 1-3: recorded for Don Snyder's Multimedia Shows, circa 1965
Track 1-4: recorded at Tony Conrad Studio, 56 Ludlow St. New York, 14 November 1963
Track 1-5: poetry reading for the performance - The Millenium Film Workshop, recorded New York, 17 September 1976
Track 1-6: recorded at Tony and Beverly Conrad, III W 42 street, New York, October 1968
Track 2-1: soundtrack of the film by Ron Rice, recorded November 9 & 10, 1963
Track 2-2 to 2-5: recorded New York, 1965
Track 2-6: radio treatments recorded 10 April 1969
Track 2-7: recorded and performed November 1965
Track 2-8: recital at St Mark's-Church, New York, February 1970
Track 2-9: poetry reading, place and date unknown
Track 2-10: recorded 23 November 1968
Includes a 12-page booklet with extended release notes
Limited copies in stock,
Last copy!
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