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Yoshi Wada Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile


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Powered by RebelMouse. The fact that Japan's EM Records has at long last made this classic album available for the first time on CD is cause for celebration. An enjoyably unpredictable and idiosyncratic imprint known for reissuing both avant-garde classics and wonderfully cheesy albums of singing saw virtuosos, EM gives the record the deluxe treatment, providing extensive liner notes, copious documentation, and rare photographs.

More importantly, the folks at EM got hold of the original tapes, which they have digitally remastered and restored to their original, unedited lengths the LP versions were both edited down and had less than ideal fidelity. The album was recorded on November 29,at a venue called "Dry Pool" in Buffalo, NY, which, as its name suggests, was an empty swimming pool with unusually reverberant acoustics.

As he prepared for the recording, Wada lived and slept in the space before recording a two-part, Beautiful Swimmers Swimmers Groove O Yea piece. The first part, "Singing," features Wada's powerful chanting he studied with the Indian vocal master, Pandit Pran Nathhis deep, ragged baritone soaring and drifting as he explores the sonic particularities of the space.

In his liner notes to the original LP, Wada wrote that he felt, at times, the room itself seemed to drone, contributing to the overall hallucinatory quality of the music.

These wondrous sounds will take you to another, better world!! Japanese sculptor and sound Yoshi Wada Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile Yoshi Wada was a key figure in New York's Fluxus movement in the late s and '70s. And yet, though he performed and collaborated with a number of Fluxus Yoshi Wada Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile most notably composer and Dream Syndicate leader La Monte Younghe released only a pair of wonderful recordings, both as tantalizingly rare as hen's teeth.

The harder to find of the two releases - and also the more celebrated - is Lament for the Rise and Fall of the Elephantine Crocodile, a record originally released on the India Navigation label in and which quickly achieved a holy grail status among drone aficionados and collectors of all things Fluxus. The fact that Japan's EM Records has at long last made this classic album available for the first time on CD is cause for celebration. An enjoyably unpredictable and idiosyncratic imprint known for reissuing both avant-garde classics and wonderfully cheesy albums of singing saw virtuosos, EM gives the record the deluxe treatment, providing extensive liner notes, copious documentation, and rare photographs.

More importantly, the folks at EM got hold of the original tapes, which they have digitally MC Bomber Hol It Dung and restored to their original, unedited lengths the LP versions were both edited down and had less than ideal fidelity.

The album was recorded on November 29,at a venue called "Dry Pool" Yoshi Wada Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile Buffalo, NY, which, as its name suggests, was an empty swimming Yoshi Wada Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile with unusually reverberant acoustics. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the early '70s, he began building his own instruments and writing musical compositions, studying with La Monte Yoshi Wada Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile and Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath.

Recorded during an epic three-day session in an empty swimming pool in upstate New York, Wada's first album brings together two of the oldest drone instruments — the human voice and bagpipes — to simple and glorious effect.



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  1. Vudokasa
    May 11,  · Yoshi Wada - Lament For the Rise and Fall of the Elephantine Crocodile () Fluxus guy Yoshi Wada. Student of La Monte Young and Pandit Pran Nath, inspired by H. Partch to make his own weird ghs-aichstetten.deinfo: Malakooti.
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  2. Malrajas
    May 11,  · Lament For The Rise and Fall of Elephantine Crocodile, The Appointed Cloud and Off the Wall were reissued by Japanese labels EM Records and Editions Omega Point in Wada is also known for his mechanical and robotic ghs-aichstetten.deinfo: Zen Archer.
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    Yoshi Wada ‎– Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile (/) Written by bluesever Monday, 18 February - The fact that Japan's EM Records has at long last made this classic album available for the first time on CD is cause for celebration. An enjoyably unpredictable and idiosyncratic imprint known.
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    Yoshi Wada's Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile, originally released in on India Navigation, remains one of the most remarkable flowers to grow in the rarefied air of American minimalism -- akin to Terry Riley's Reed Streams and Pauline Oliveros' Accordion & Voice, yet with a wild, liberated energy all of its own.
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  6. Brakinos
    Yoshi Wada discography and songs: Music profile for Yoshi Wada, born 11 November Genres: Drone, Minimalism, Ambient. Albums include Lament for the Rise and Fall of the Elephantine Crocodile, Earth Horns With Electronic Drone, and Off the Wall.
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