FANTOME PHONOGRAPHIQUE
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Distr.  : NE - Shiny Beast
          UK - Piccadilly
Style   : world / ethnic / electronica /



OME     1001    MAYA DEREN : VOICES OF HAITI MAYA DEREN (1917-1961)     LP      02.2018

Maya Deren (1917-1961) was a Russian-American filmmaker and one of the most important
voices in avant-garde cinema of the mid-20th century. When she decided, between the
end of the 40s and the beginning of the 50s, to make an ethnographic film in Haiti,
she was criticized for abandoning the avant-garde film world where she had made her
place, but she was ready to expand to a new level as an artist. Deren not only filmed,
recorded and photographed many hours of voodoo ritual, but also participated in the
ceremonies. It was in working on this film that Deren recorded the Haitian musicians
found on these sides originally released in the very early days of Elektra records.
'Voices Of Haiti' (here repressed as a 12" with new mastering) -a beautiful artifact
of percussion and chant heavy ritual music- is one of the earliest and best Western
ethnographic documents of voodoo culture in Haiti. It is unmissable both for its
historical value and for the beauty and spiritual power of the music it contains.
Limited to 500 copies.
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OME     1002    USTAD ABDUL/WAHID KHAN : USTAD ABDUL/WAHID KHAN         LP      02.2018

Even though the original recordings are crackly and in low fidelity (but also deeply
charming) it seemed necessary to repress this record for its immense historiographic
value. Here these recordings are made available with new mastering, in as clear
fidelity as possible. Fans of Indian classical music will no doubt know the name
Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan. He founded the Kirana gharana musical family with his cousin
Abdul Karim Khan in late 19th century, which was one of the most prolific and revered
gharanas in Hindustani classical music. A celebrated singer and sarangi player, Khan
forbade recording of any of his performances to avoid imitation by other singers. Only
these 3 pieces survived, recorded in secret for a radio broadcast in 1947, just 2
years before the singer's death. A truly stunning document that is essential to
understanding the modern era of Hindustani classical music, whose influential reach
is immeasurable. Limited to 500 copies.
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OME     1003    JEAN-JACQUES PERREY     PRELUDE AU SOMMEIL              LP      02.2018

        A       Prelude Au Sommeil                              25:29
        B       Prelude Au Sommeil                              25:20

One of the pioneers of musique concrete and electronic tape manipulation, 'Prélude
Au Sommeil' is Perrey's debut recording but shows a composer already at maturity.
Originally released at the end of the fifties, as a private press under the fake
institutional name "Institut Dormiphone", it consisted of 2 side-long tracks played
on the Ondioline (a vacuum-tube based, spring-loaded electronic instrument). The music
contained in this mysterious vinyl is like something between dreamy church organ hymns
and the keyboard-based minimalism that Philip Glass and Terry Riley developed a decade
later. It was intended as sleep-inducing and tranquilizing for use in mental hospitals.
It is unclear if the copies pressed actually had been distributed to mental hospitals
or if the whole story was just a fantastical joke on the part of Mr. Perrey. Essential.
Limited to 500 copies.
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OME     1004    TOM DISSEVELT & KID BALTAN- AS 'THE ELECTROSONIK        LP      06.2018
                : ELECTRONIC MUSIC

        01.     SONG OF THE SECOND MOON
        02.     MOON MAID
        03.     THE RAY MAKERS
        04.     THE VISITOR FROM INNER SPACE
        05.     SONIK RE-ENTRY
        06.     ORBIT AURORA
        07.     TWILIGHT ORBIT
        08.     PIANOFORTE

Tom Dissevelt and Dick Raaymakers (aka Kid Baltan) were both Dutch composers and
electronic music pioneers.
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OME     1005    ROSCOE HOLCOMB/WADE WARD : THE MUSIC OF...              LP      08.2018

A magical collection of Kentucky's own Roscoe Holcomb, one of the most legendary
figures of Appalachian music and a huge influence on the '60s folk scene, and Wade
Ward, a Virginia fiddle and clawhammer banjo player who's style has been often
imitated. Includes A3 poster insert with liner notes. Limited to 500 copies.
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OME     1006    ANTONIN ARTAUD : POUR EN FINIR AVEC LE JUGEMENT DE DIEU LP      06.2018

        01.     TEXTE D'OUVERTURE / CRIS ET BRUITS DE TAMBOURS
        02.     TUTUGURI, LE RITE DU SOLEIL NOIR / BRUITAGE XYLOPHONE
                VOICE MARIA CASARŠS LA
        03.     RECHERCHE DE LA FCALIT / CRIS + BRUITS VOICE ACTOR - ROGER BLIN
        04.     LA QUESTION SE POSE DE ... / CRIS + BRUITS VOICE ACTOR
                - PAULE THVENIN
        05.     CONCLUSION / CRIS ET PERCUSSIONS

Antonin Artaud was a French poet, dramatist, and director and one of the most important
figures in 20th century European theater, and especially the avant-garde. His piece
'Pour En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu' was recorded in 1947 to be aired on French
radio. But the project was shelved not only for its scatological, anti-American,
anti-religious content, but also for its avant-garde sound, with screams, cries,
grunts, glossolalia, and general cacophony, all of which the radio thought would be
too shocking for the listeners of post-WWII France. Now regarded as one of his most
brilliant works, the piece is finally available again on vinyl courtesy of Fantôme
Phonographique.
http://www.sonic.nl/sonic_nl/mailing/821upcsh.htm
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OME     1007    ALEISTER CROWLEY        ORIGINAL WAX RECORDINGS         LP      06.2018

        01.     INTRODUCTION
        02.     THE CALL OF THE FIRST AETHYR (ENOCHICIN)
        03.     THE CALL OF THE FIRST AETHYR (ENGLISH)
        04.     THE CALL OF THE SECOND AETHYR (ENOCHICIN)
        05.     THE CALL OF THE SECOND AETHYR (ENGLISH)
        06.     LA GITANO
        07.     THE PENTAGRAM
        08.     ONE SOVEREIGN FOR THE WOMAN
        09.     THE POET
        10.     AT SEA
        11.     THE FINGERNAILS
        12.     THE TITANIC
        13.     HYMN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
        14.     EXCERTS FROM THE GNOSTIC MOSS
        15.     VIVE LA FRENCH REPUBLIC

Reissue on LP some of the only known recordings from the infamous occultist, mystic,
magician, poet, novelist, sexual deviant, and all-around misfit, Aleister Crowley.
Recorded onto wax cylinder in the early 1910s, and later transferred to 78 RPM discs.
The tracks include Crowleys recitation of the first two Enochian Keys, original poetry,
incantations, and songs. An absolutely essential piece of occult history reissued
on LP.
http://www.sonic.nl/sonic_nl/mailing/821upcsh.htm
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OME     1008    PIERRE HENRY            ORPHEE BALLET                   LP      08.2018
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OME     1009    G.I. GURDJIEFF          IMPROVISATIONS                  LP      08.2018

G.I. Gurdjieff was an Armenian and Greek philosopher, spiritual teacher, and musician,
whose teachings of The Fourth Way influenced thousands worldwide and created
communities that still exist to this day. His goal was to teach humans to reach a
higher consciousness out of the "waking sleep" he considered most to be living in.
Music was an important part of his teachings and these brilliant harmonium
improvisations were recorded in 1949 in Paris, just a short time before his death.
Droning and ethereal, these beautiful pieces mark a pinnacle in the work of a legend
of human spirituality.
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OME     1010    HERBERT EIMERT : EPITAPH FÜR AIKICHI KUBOYAMA/SECHS     LP      08.2018
                STUDIEN

Herbert Eimert was a German music renaissance man, with his expertise ranging from
theory to composition, editing, radio production, and criticism.
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