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    Pauline Oliveros – No Mo

    Pauline Oliveros - No Mo

    “Pauline Oliveros (born 1932) is an American accordionist and composer who is a central figure in the development of post-war electronic art music. She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director. She has taught music at Mills College, the University of California, San Diego, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliveros has written books, formulated new music theories and investigated new ways to focus attention on music including her concepts of Deep Listening and sonic awareness.”—Wikipedia. Flowing from the same vein as her Alien Bog / Beautiful Soop CD on Pogus and Electronic Works CD on Paradigm, No Mo brings three more long (and lost) tape pieces from the 1960s kicking and screaming into the fright of night.

    First up, the title track fills your headspace with all kinds of chattering and buzzing, plus an endless amount of stop ‘n’ start noise blasts and white hot static explosions that almost rival the sonic onslaught of a Merzbow or Fushitsusha concert. “Something Else” is pretty much the opposite as it wafts out some very nice, subdued, deep space drones and distant pulsations. Both of those pieces were composed at the University of Toronto in Summer 1966 on a tone generator, noise source and tape delay. A half-hour jaunt down “Bog Road” starts out similarly with more quiet drones, chattering and chirping, then adds layers of needling willies, piping hot pings and other grainy, synthetic outbursts. This road was paved in Fall 1966 at Mills College. It’s safe to say that No Mo is another worthy installment in the Pauline Oliveros saga.

    Label: Pogus Catalog Number: P21023-2 Format: CD Packaging: Jewel case Tracks: 3 Total Time: 63:54 Country: United States Released: 2001 More: American Mavericks, Deep Listening Institute, Discogs, The Guardian, MySpace, Official, Pogus, Wikipedia

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