Pauline Oliveros - Primordial / Lift - 2xLP
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30 May 2012 marked the 80th birthday of American visionary musician Pauline Oliveros. "Primordial / Lift" is a continuation of the celebration. This double vinyl record contains the previously unreleased 2nd performance of "Primordial / Lift" from 25 September 2010. The 1st performance of this work, which took place in 1998, was released on CD in both edited and full-length versions. Interpreting a score penned by Oliveros in 1998, Anne Bourne, Andrew Deutsch, Miguel Frasconi, David Grubbs, Jason Huang and Suzanne Thorpe joined Oliveros at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn to divulge this bizarre and surreal sound work. Centered around a low frequency oscillator, the group swirls cello, voice, sampler, glass drones, eguitar, violin and V accordion into a molten mass dropped from outer space.
Along with the simultaneously released Deep Listening Band “Needle Drop Jungle” 2xLP, this title completes a tetralogy of Oliveros releases on Taiga that started with the Deep Listening Band “Then & Now” and Timeless Pulse “Trio” 2xLPs. “Primordial / Lift” was mastered by James Plotkin, cut direct to metal and pressed on 200g virgin vinyl in an edition of 500. It comes packaged in a double-wide jacket with the original scores printed in metallic ink and a flooded pocket. The jacket is encased in a custom slipcase, with gorgeous photographs by Michael S. Carlson from deep within the expansive taiga forest's southern edge.