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Disc 1
01
 - Czerial
50 :46
Disc 2
01
 - Xattax
00 :00
02
 - Xattax
44 :14
Disc 3
01
 - Somitoh
00 :00
02
 - Somitoh
00 :00
03
 - Somitoh
53 :24
Disc 4
01
 - Ykties
00 :00
02
 - Naaps
00 :00
03
 - Ykties
00 :00
04
 - Ykties
27 :09
05
 - Naaps
30 :52
Disc 5
01
 - Rosonic
00 :00
02
 - Ilay
00 :00
03
 - Rosonic
00 :00
04
 - Ilay
00 :00
05
 - Rosonic
00 :00
06
 - Rosonic
30 :18
07
 - Ilay
33 :30
Disc 6
01
ROLAND KAYN - Aseral
00 :00
02
ROLAND KAYN - Aseral
00 :00
03
ROLAND KAYN - Aseral
00 :00
04
ROLAND KAYN - Aseral
00 :00
05
ROLAND KAYN - Aseral
00 :00
06
KAYN, ROLAND - Aseral
00 :00
08
KAYN, ROLAND - Aseral
50 :26
Disc 7
01
 - Ractil
00 :00
02
 - Zearid
00 :00
03
 - Ractil
00 :00
04
 - Zearid
00 :00
05
 - Ractil
00 :00
06
 - Zearid
00 :00
07
 - Ractil
00 :00
08
 - Zearid
00 :00
09
 - Ractil
18 :47
10
 - Zearid
34 :39
Disc 8
01
ROLAND KAYN - Radox
00 :00
02
ROLAND KAYN - Radox
00 :00
03
ROLAND KAYN - Radox
00 :00
04
ROLAND KAYN - Radox
00 :00
05
ROLAND KAYN - Radox
00 :00
06
ROLAND KAYN - Radox
00 :00
11
KAYN, ROLAND - Radox
41 :59
Disc 9
01
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials I
00 :00
02
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials II
00 :00
03
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials I
00 :00
04
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials II
00 :00
05
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials I
00 :00
06
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials II
00 :00
07
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials I
00 :00
08
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials II
00 :00
09
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials I
00 :00
10
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials II
00 :00
11
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials I
00 :00
12
KAYN, ROLAND - Qyrials I
31 :27
13
ROLAND KAYN - Qyrials II
45 :46
Disc 10
01
ROLAND KAYN - Tachys
00 :00
02
ROLAND KAYN - Tachys
00 :00
03
ROLAND KAYN - Tachys
00 :00
04
ROLAND KAYN - Tachys
00 :00
05
ROLAND KAYN - Tachys
00 :00
06
ROLAND KAYN - Tachys
00 :00
14
KAYN, ROLAND - Tachys
56 :44
Disc 11
01
ROLAND KAYN - Prahoxx
00 :00
02
ROLAND KAYN - Prahoxx
00 :00
03
ROLAND KAYN - Prahoxx
00 :00
04
ROLAND KAYN - Prahoxx
00 :00
05
ROLAND KAYN - Prahoxx
00 :00
06
ROLAND KAYN - Prahoxx
00 :00
15
KAYN, ROLAND - Prahoxx
41 :35
Disc 12
01
ROLAND KAYN - Hatho
00 :00
02
ROLAND KAYN - Hatho
00 :00
03
ROLAND KAYN - Hatho
00 :00
04
ROLAND KAYN - Hatho
00 :00
05
ROLAND KAYN - Hatho
00 :00
06
ROLAND KAYN - Hatho
00 :00
16
KAYN, ROLAND - Hatho
36 :23
Disc 13
01
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit I
00 :00
02
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit II
00 :00
03
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit III
00 :00
04
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit I
00 :00
05
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit II
00 :00
06
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit III
00 :00
07
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit I
00 :00
08
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit II
00 :00
09
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit III
00 :00
10
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit I
00 :00
11
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit II
00 :00
12
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit III
00 :00
13
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit I
00 :00
14
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit II
00 :00
15
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit III
00 :00
16
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit I
00 :00
17
KAYN, ROLAND - Ecerit I
18 :26
18
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit II
22 :01
19
ROLAND KAYN - Ecerit III
18 :57
Disc 14
01
ROLAND KAYN - Ritaces
00 :00
02
ROLAND KAYN - Ritaces
00 :00
03
ROLAND KAYN - Ritaces
00 :00
04
ROLAND KAYN - Ritaces
00 :00
05
ROLAND KAYN - Ritaces
00 :00
06
ROLAND KAYN - Ritaces
00 :00
20
KAYN, ROLAND - Ritaces
40 :56
Disc 15
01
ROLAND KAYN - Icursim
00 :00
02
ROLAND KAYN - Icursim
00 :00
03
ROLAND KAYN - Icursim
00 :00
04
ROLAND KAYN - Icursim
00 :00
05
ROLAND KAYN - Icursim
00 :00
06
ROLAND KAYN - Icursim
00 :00
21
KAYN, ROLAND - Icursim
42 :00
Disc 16
01
ROLAND KAYN - Arasa
00 :00
02
ROLAND KAYN - Arasa
00 :00
03
ROLAND KAYN - Arasa
00 :00
04
ROLAND KAYN - Arasa
00 :00
05
ROLAND KAYN - Arasa
00 :00
06
ROLAND KAYN - Arasa
00 :00
22
KAYN, ROLAND - Arasa
52 :28
ARTIST
TITLE
A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound
FORMAT
16CD BOX

LABEL
CATALOG #
FR 007-022CD FR 007-022CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/3/2017

frozen reeds presents the première release of Roland Kayn's 14-hour masterpiece, A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound, as a 16-CD boxed set. Roland Kayn's truly epic A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound is both a major late opus and a summation of his vast contribution to the fields of electronic music and composition. Hearing the briefest passage of this piece, assembled in 2009, is enough to date the material of which it is composed back to the era of Kayn's noteworthy LP boxed sets, released on the Colosseum label in the late '70s and early '80s. Kayn's so-called "cybernetic music," to use the term he preferred, resolutely refuses to showcase the methods employed in its creation. The mass of logical interactions and correspondences underpinning the sounds are submerged so deeply below the surface as to defy analysis. One is left only with the results, which grant the listener a profound and unique experience. With A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound, Kayn provides both a vast sonic territory and the invitation to explore it. From glacial, drone-like vistas to violent staccato sequences, the piece's 22 movements chart the length and breadth of electronic music in as comprehensive a manner as has ever been attempted. The resurgence of the modular synthesizer as a popular musical tool in recent years belies the possibility that its boldest virtuosi may already lie in the instrument's past. In his work in Europe's electronic music studios alongside colleagues such as Leo Küpper and Jaap Vink, Kayn created sonic textures in such abundant variety as to make genre-categorization redundant. Photographs of the one-off, hand-built systems upon which they were realized have inspired the awe of electronic-music connoisseurs for years, but their output has been all too little heard and appreciated. In 2017, Roland Kayn represents perhaps one of the last titanic figures of 20th-century music to receive their due recognition, and to have their vital music restored to availability. Fresh from its 2016 release of Julius Eastman's Femenine (FR 006CD), which spurred on its composer's wider rediscovery and gave rise to performances, broadcasts, and festivals devoted to his work around the world, frozen reeds is proud to initiate the first stage of a similar process for Roland Kayn, which his incredible music so richly deserves. Edition of 750. Audio restoration by Jim O'Rourke. Artwork by Robert Beatty.