LP + CD, hand-numbered edition of 400
Label: 4Mg Records
Unreleased before, this seminal 70s electronic music compilation is just landed here today, and it’s a glory!
It’s difficult to overstate the unique brilliance of these (almost unknokn) early electronic music composers: towering analogue modular synth shapes and tones with hypnotic acoustic refrains, Nova Generacia is unlike any other Kosmische or early electronic record you’re likely to have heard! “Last year the 50th anniversary of the Experimental Studio Bratislava (Exs) in Slovakia was crowned with the first ever release of their music production: the LP Ina Hudba – sold almost within immediately after the release. Now the following Series 2: Nova Generacia presents the second generation of experimental and Musique Concrète composers from Slovakia and concentrates mostly on works from the 80’s. These milestone recordings with an unmeasurable historical value have never been released in any format ever and it is only the second time that avant-garde and electronic experimental Slovak composers get exposed united on one medium to the world.
When in Series 1 self-made studio equipment and electronic devices was the norm for recordings made in the 60’s and 70’s in Bratislava, we can see now the use of Western equipment like the Studer 907 with console etc. used by the Nova Generacia in the 80’s. This technical development has allowed among others new composition processes and this new equipment has as well generated new and fresh ideas – to be on the same footing as avant-garde composers on the other side of the iron curtain like Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Ligeti, Pietro Grossi etc. Sound Art found gradually its firm place in the Slovak culture. A new generation – Nova Generacia – of composers who look for new and different ways for musical expressions.
All the recordings are strictly analog – recorded and produced with analog equipment only!
Presented to you is a selection of Slovak electro-acoustic composers who follow the pioneers previously released on the LP Experimental Studio Bratislava Series 1: Ina Hudba, 4MGLP07 .
Limited numbered edition of 400 LPs inclusive a CD that has all the tracks in full original length. Includes tracks by prize winners like Rudolf Pepucha, Robert Rudolf and Juraj Duris. (Peter Doggwiler, Producer)