"Edition of 400 copies in black vinyl, comes with extensive booklet and printed inner sleeves. Remastered from the original analog master tapes. First in the series of LP Boxets that documents the birth of Roland Kayn cybernetic music. Building on the spirit of their beautiful Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza box set from 2017, Die Schachtel return with a lovingly produced reissue of Simultan, an overwhelmingly important work in his canon, from 1977, stretching across 3 shimmering LPs. Created during the period in which Kayn was living in the Netherlands, and recorded with the assistance of electronic music legends Jaap Vink and Leo Küpper, Simultan is a work of astounding beauty - filled with a remarkable sense of humanity and touch - a strange incongruity considering the system through which it was made, doubling as an indication of the inherent power of sound which Kayn spent his life fighting to reveal. For fans of avant-garde electronic music, particularly those drawn to the work coming out of Utrecht and Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM), but who have not encountered Simultan, the work is likely to represent a towering revolution. It stands among the most striking works from the world of sound. Ranging from seductive ambiences, grinding swells of atonally and pure texture, to buried tone clusters, it does everything Kayn set forth in his ambitious project. It is an immersive image of what might be when sound organizes itself, and a metaphor for a way of being - the wonders which happen when we relinquish ego and control." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | IT| 2018| DIE SCHACHTEL | 74.90

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