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providence, ri garbage-artisan russian tsarlag aka carlos gonzales needs no introduction at this point – he’s been trucking his moldy fruit cart of sewage-pop and bad acid storytelling across the american wasteland since longer than most people have had an email account.
free improvisation charactrizes the music of the three sound engineers forming of sky walking. the members of the group are no strangers in the field: peter m kersten alias lawrence just celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of the record label "dial records", which he runs together with david lieske. other members of sky walking are richard von der schulenburg from hamburg and the pianist and e-music producer christian naujoks.
the soundtrack to a seldom-seen 1974 art film by mort hellig - featuring a total cast of 3, playing "creation," "humanity," and "destruction," respectively - israeli composer aminadav aloni's peculiar, minimal electronic music cues come from a more compositional bent than much of the era's synthetic dabblings. over the course of 8 song-length segments of hand-played melodic refrain, a certain mood is established of laissez-faire, devil-may-care-ish-ness that is, frankly, quite welcome - segments bordering on pure drone / timbral exploration suddenly give way to more melodic & thematic events that belie the music's function.
launched from the lower east side, manhattan, in 1983 as a subscription only bimonthly publication, the tellus cassette series took full advantage of the popular cassette medium to promote cutting-edge downtown music, documenting the new york scene and advancing experimental composers of the time – the first 2 issues being devoted to ny artists from the downtown no wave scene