RECORD STORE DAY 2015 > Val Stephen - Abstractum: The Electrogenic Music Of Val Stephen

Val Stephen

Abstractum: The Electrogenic Music Of Val Stephen

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Event: RECORD STORE DAY 2015
Release Date: 4/18/2015
Format: 12" Vinyl
Label: Dual Planet
Quantity: 500
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release

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A lost collection of home studio tape manipulations and VCS3 synthesizer experiments from the unsung Australian composer Val Stephen. A practising medical anaesthetist turned electronic music innovator, Stephen's study of tape music originates back as early as the 1950s. Throughout the following decades he created a remarkable personal archive of uncharted electronic compositions and experimental music sketches using a range of resourceful tools and pioneering techniques. With only two of his compositions ever published (Folkways - Electronic Music. 1967) ABSTRACTUM is an amazing look into the previously undocumented world of this silent innovator. A hallucinogenic hybrid of sedated synthesis & primordial Musique Concrete that will appeal to those interested in experimental music such as Basil Kirchin's Worlds Within Worlds and Pierre Henry's Le Voyage. 

* Limited to 500 copies for North America

TRACKLIST:

1. Rhythmic Jungle, 2. Rhythm Alternate, 3. Untitled 1, 4. Untitled 2, 5. Untitled 3, 6. Abstractum, 7. Echovessence, 8. Music For An Imaginary Tv Ballet