Wednesday, April 18, 2007

V/A:MAIL MUSIC project by Nicola Frangione,LP,1983,Italy

In the spirit of the Mail Art movement of the 1980s comes the Mail Music project. Collecting 47 sound art samples sent in from around the world, Nicola Frangione compiles them together in a pastiche manner similar to the Distruct LP compiled by P16.D4. Each side is one continuous track and the individual sound submissions which are approximately 1 - 1.5 minutes long, overlap giving the impression of a collage work. This was a time when DIY was flourishing and the result is captured beautifully here. Only a few of the artists are well known: Maurizio Bianchi, Vitore Baroni, P16.D4, Masami Akita, Naif Orchestra. But don't let that put you off. This is one of the best compilations in the vein of whacked / experimental music to come out of the 1980s. In a numbered, limited edition of 1000, this LP is very hard to find today.
Thank you Dan for this gem!
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Paul A Ramsay said...

I wondered if you may be interested in 'The Sound Of The Field' an online sound art mail art project I completed this year (2007)? The address is:

all the best,

Paul A Ramsay said...

I hope I can find this LP!