Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Gen Ken Montgomery-Greatest Hits ,LP,1986,USA/Netherlands(limited edition handmade cover)

Gen Ken Montgomery (USA, 1957) was a pioneer of independent noise/concrete music with the cassettes: Gen Ken & Equipment (1981), Kalckreuth Keks (1986), Beatmusik (1987), Stepping through Rooms (1987), The One Sided Triangle (1987), Drilling Holes in the Wall (1989), Endogeny (Direction Music, 1990), OnomAtopiA meccCANIcA (1990), Mall Muzak (1992), The Beat of The Refrigerator (1994), etc. Other recordings appear on Greatest Hits (De Fabriek, 1985), Beyond My Ken (Esplendor Geometrico, 1989), Keystone Model CC 16 (State of The Union, 1992), The Sound of Lamination (Firework Editions, 1999), Wake Up - Because Tomorrow Comes (1999), the 4 CDR set Droneskipclickloop (Generator Sound Art, 2001), Slice of Life (A.T.M.O.T.W., 2003).
The double-disc Pondfloorsample (XI, 2002) is a selection of his works, including the 31-minute environmental noise symphony Father Demo Swears (1989), possibly his masterpiece, a terror-inducing wall of noise for amplified violin, voice, street noise and (massive) feedback; a 52-minute live improvised performance of Droneskipclickloop (1998), and the 19-minute Aquarium Fishtank Symphony, also improvised.

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1 comment:

Loopy C said...

Man, you are the Casey Kasem of Concrete! The 'hits' (literally?) just keep coming ;-)

Lovin' the experimental rarities and FINALLY, I can hear the full David Cunningham, thanks.

Alsio special mention for the Bastien/Nu Creative, Q.R. Ghazalas, and all further explorations into the depths of the 'NWW List'.

In the context of music I am already attracted to, the music of lesser interest (normally) even takes on new meaning and I am finding new favorites that on the surface perhaps would not be my regular 'cup of tea' (yes, I listen to EVERYTHING you post).

One hell of a party my friends, one HELL of a party!