Sunday, August 05, 2007

Christian musique concrete/psych comp

Where I live there's about a dozen op shops within a healthsome walking distance. My favourite of them has yielded up Tod Dockstader's first LP, and French Phillips pressings of Gainsbourg - among other choice booty. Once I missed out on an I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni vinyl there, after I'd strolled in on a whim but without any cash on me - by the time I got back (not long!), it'd gone.


I initially figured this one to be barely deserving of a moment's glance - the cover is so unforgivably daggy. But something about it was strangely compelling - I went back to it, pulled it out the rack and gave a squizz to the back...


THIS is what I pulled up on:


Thank you, umm, God!

... Probably the most unlikely vinyl I've pulled at my local, this one documents a concert series presented at a NYC Presbyterian church in 1968. Custom pressing, & silk-screen cover. File it under "evangelical/freak".

The late '60s saw a genuine renaissance in Christian liturgical music - think of Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier's "Messe pour le temps present" (Eng: Mass for Today). This music here is brut/naif rock & vocal choir, with riotous electronic noise blasting the ears of the unsanctified on the very first track (about 2 minutes in).

Download it here

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5 Comments:

Blogger patrick said...

Blessed be Jim Knox. Jesus definitely loves you.

12:13 pm  
Blogger the antipenultimate said...

late 60's AND 1970 it seems. This new creation disc takes the the fierce/fugged chunks of the monster you have published amnd runs with it check: http://companionrecords.com/pages/newcreation.html# (some neato sound bites included).

9:22 am  
Blogger roundhouse said...

record needle performs stigmata ... justin timberlake swims with bear !!!

10:51 pm  
Blogger the sweet spot diviner said...

ummm i'd like to hear this one too , but alas it be down as well ...

8:23 am  
Blogger jim knox said...

... presently re-uploading, should be back for DL in a couple hours.

11:24 pm  

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