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Acnode One
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2LP

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PBS 008LP PBS 008LP
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RELEASE DATE
12/3/2007

30-year anniversary reissue of this LAFMS cassette artifact, in a deluxe gatefold double LP presentation. "When one goes digging into the caverns of free jazz, underground, DIY, improvised or noise music, the Los Angeles Free Music Society is a group that you'll find crawling alongside the greatest artists in its under appreciated history... and future! ACNoDE ONE was created by two of the LAFMS's key members: Dr. Id and Ju Suk Reet Meate of Smegma fame. Recorded in 1977 as a hand-made cassette, side A was Dr. Id and friends and side B was all Ju Suk. With influences ranging from Beefheart, Nervous Norvus, and Ron Geesin through the whole ESP catalog, this is one of the defining examples of the LAFMS sound. They travel with ease from Zappaesque freak outs, teeth rattling tape loop drones; psychedelic kiddy record cut ups, to a beautiful bowed bass solo in the vein of Scott la Faro or Henry Grimes. It marks an important turning point in Smegma's development. As Ju Suk points out, 'It was a time of great transition. With only one Smegma "gig" in two years, our music was going inward. The reel to reel tape decks at the time lent themselves to wild misuse... they were very exciting times experimentally.'"