Iná Hudba: Experimental Studio Bratislava Series 1

4MG 007LP 4MG 007LP

A milestone; an incredible historical recording never before issued in any format. This is the first release of the work of Slovak composers who were active in the '60s and '70s, a missing link in the history of musique concrète. The first in a series of three released in celebration of the 2015 50th anniversary of the Experimental Studio Bratislava, Slovakia. "In 1965 the Experimental Studio Bratislava was founded by the Czechoslovak broadcast service... Composers like Peter Kolman, Jozef Malovec etc. started on a 'do it yourself' level and built the equipment which was then not available through the Iron Curtain themselves. However, the studio's vicinity to Budapest eventually made it easier for the Slovaks to source the equipment they needed as Hungary had a more free interpretation of the socialist marketsystem. The artists were thus able to make improvements that allowed them to experiment with Musique Concrète and electronic sounds... Interestingly Exs had, for various reasons, never released a record in their own name in spite of vivid exchange with likeminded artists in European studios like the Electronic Studio Stockholm (EMS), founded the same year, 1965, Budapest, Warsaw etc. Recordings made in Exs appeared for example on Hungaroton SLPX-11851: Hungarian Electronic Music; Supraphon SUA 10951: Electronic Music; Supraphone 1111423: From Czech Electronic Music Studios; CBS-S3461144: Musique Tchecoslovaque Nouvelle just to mention a few. We therefore feel it is overdue and more than appropriate to let the increasingly interested world of analog electronic music aficionados know about the hidden gems of vintage electronic sounds and Musique Concrète created behind the iron curtain two generations ago. This is our first release -- Experimental Studio Bratislava, Series 1 - 2 - 3 -- in a small series of 3 with unreleased master tracks from Slovak composers recorded in the Exs between 1965 and 2005. The next releases will be out in about 6 months and 12 months, respectively. Each release consists of one vinyl LP with a CD included -- while on the vinyl some of the tracks will be shortened, the same tracks on the CD will always be in full original length" --Peter Doggwiler, producer. Limited numbered edition of 500. Includes tracks by Roman Berger, Pavol Simai, Ilja Zeljenka, Ivan Hrusovský, Jozef Malovec, Miro Bázlik, Ivan Parík, Peter Kolman, and Tadeás Salva.