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Rodriguez - Cold Fact (Sussex [US] 1970)
Perhaps you missed all the hype around this record that really took off with the 2012 release of the documentary film Searching For Sugar Man . Well, you're not alone. I myself have not seen the film, nor had I heard the record prior to its reissue by Light...
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Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Volume Two (Vertigo [UK] 1970)
After the popular English beat group Manfred Mann disbanded, founding members Manfred Mann and Mike Hugg continued their collaboration in an experimental, jazz-rock group, Manfred Mann Chapter Three. The new ensemble featured voodoo lyrics à la Dr. John ove...
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David Rosenboom - Brainwaves Music (A.R.C. Records [Canada] 1975)
David Rosenboom is an American composer. He studied electronic music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign among the likes of Kenneth Gaburo and Lejaren Hiller. He worked alongside Don Buchla and is considered one of the first composers to use a...
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The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble - The Neptune Collection (Folkways [US] 1976)
Now that I have revived this blog, I thought I would take us back to my very first post ! If you can remember correctly, Entourage was a collective beginning in 1971 and active for over a decade. They were a performance art group that incorporated music, po...
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Léon Francioli - Nolilanga (Evasion Disques [Switzerland] 1970)
Léon Francioli is a Swiss bassist and cellist, b. 22 May 1946 Lausanne, Switzerland. Following his studies in piano and upright bass at the Lausanne Conservatory, Francioli worked in studios performing rock and classical. He was a founding member and guitar...
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Jean- Claude Risset - Mutations (INA-GRM [France] 1979)
Jean-Claude Risset is a French composer and respected pioneer in the field of computer music. Beginning in the mid '60's, Risset worked alongside Max Matthews at Bell Labs. Using Matthews' MUSIC IV software, Risset digitally recreated sounds of brass instru...
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Nic Jones - The Noah's Ark Trap / From The Devil To A Stranger (Shanchie [US] 1977; Highway [UK] 1978)
Here are two albums from one of my favorite guitarists Nic Jones. Jones is well known for his heavily percussive finger picking style and melodic, contemporary arrangements of traditional songs. This is not the version of The Noah's Ark Trap that I shared i...
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Gay & Terry Woods - Backwoods (Polydor [UK] 1975)
This is a good one to kick start some diversification here at The Magnetic Garden. Gay & Terry Woods were both members of seminal folk rock group Steeleye Span. In 1970, they departed the group, formed The Woods Band and released an eponymous album that is ...
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Alvin Curran - Canti e Vedute del Giardino Magnetico (Ananda [Italy] 1975)
  What better way to revive this blog than with its namesake! Not to mention this is a personal favorite of mine. Alvin Curran, b. 1938 Providence, RI, studied composition at Brown University and then at Yale under Elliot Carter . In 1966, he relocated to R...
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Hello again.
I cannot believe I have neglected this blog for almost two years! A quick word of thanks is definitely in order for everyone who has continued to follow this blog and leave messages of gratitude for me. Well, I'm back now and with plenty of exciting albums ...
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