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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Electronic Music


Electronic Music
Turnabout - TV 34046S
1966

Side One

Band One: Ilhan Mimaroglu: Agony
Band Two: John Cage: Fontan Mix

Side Two: Luciano Berio: Visage

Side one is comprised of short "electronic" sounds strung together in a sort of loose collage style. Interesting but side two, featuring wild vocals by Cathy Berberian, is a fantastic auditory journey.

Cathy Berberian (from the back cover as it is written), whose stunning vocal artistry defies classification, was born in the United States of America parents. She completed her vocal studies in Milan with Giorgina del Vigo. Since 1953 she has appeared in concerts, particulary of avant-grade music both in Europe and in the United States.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I haven't heard it in 40 years. My father owned this album. I used to play it for friends, telling them it was horror movie music. Pretty scary stuff, yes?

    Cathy Berberian was mentioned in a Steely Dan song, "Your Gold Teeth," from 1973.

    Even Cathy Berberian knows
    There's one roulade she can't sing

    Thanks again!

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