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ARTIST
TITLE
Soundtracks
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
GLOBAL 007LP GLOBAL 007LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/3/2008

"Arthur Lipsett made an impressive series of collage films during his lifetime. He began his collages under the employment of the National Film Board of Canada. During a sound workshop, he was given the assignment to tell a story by editing together found sound materials. Lipsett took the assignment further by editing images to the sound collage he created. The result was to become Very Nice Very Nice, sharing his view of the phantasmagoria of a world he saw around him. This first effort earned him an Academy Award nomination at the age of 25. Soundtracks is a document that celebrates the work of Arthur Lipsett, while highlighting his sound collage as an art form in itself. The National Film Board of Canada granted the license to create this sound document from the original film masters. These originals were lovingly re-mastered and pressed to high quality vinyl that they will last into the future. Mostly from the 1960s, emerging from the Beats, his films are dense cut-ups to do with themes like science and spirituality, religious mania and Cold War paranoia, Apocalypse and nuclear melt-down, consumerism and nothingness, rituals and machines, all that good stuff. The films started out as the sound collages finely presented here in a top-notch pressing -- tightly compacted clips of spoken word (Marshall MacLuhan, religious loons, newsreel announcers, TV scientists, bullshit politicians), in with noise (factories, helicopters, bombs) and music (jazz, gospel, parade-ground, church) -- sometimes manipulated, often highly rhythmic, still so captivating and chilling."