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Brussels Art Quintet - Vas-Y Voir
Brussels Art Quintet
Vas-Y Voir
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The lesser-spotted jazz atoms that formed the fusion of Futurist Flanders! It might sound like an ambitious claim but having been a firm fixture at the top of many European jazz collector want lists over the past decade Finders Keepers wouldn't be alone when proclaiming this extremely rare, lesser-known two-track 7" from 1969 as one of the best jazz 45s of all time! Alongside Polish pianist Krzysztof Komeda's soundtrack 7" for the film Cul-De-Sac and ranking closely with François Tusques' commemorative Le Corbusier exhibition 45 (featuring Don Cherry) this format-specific release known only as Brussels Art Quintet might well sit at the top of the podium while striking similarities and arguably combining the best stylistic traits of both aforementioned contenders.

This is all speculative and clearly a matter of individual opinion but it's not often that one should find a recording from this era, comprising such high production qualities, keen compositional values and robust craftsmanship spread across two equally spellbinding individual tracks, all of which awards this record justified hyperbole albeit subject to a 50 year delay. It is safe to say that this unique release is "rare" on many levels. Like all privately pressed art projects this 45 comprises some serious outsider art trappings. However, on closer inspection it also stands as a pivotal record in the micro-genre of Belgian jazz, pin-pointing an early axis for some vital progressive jazz players who went on to become sturdy pillars of the central European happening.

Essentially as a five-piece, the short-lived Brussels Art Quintet neatly combines members of both the mythical Babs Robert Quartet (early exponents of Belgian spiritual jazz) and key players from the leading progressive jazz/rock/funk unit known as COS (formally Classroom) who would stand as close affiliates of the likes of Marc Moulin, Kiosk and Placebo through the 1970s. Reproduced in close collaboration with COS leader Daniel Schell, who, under the early guise of Daniel "Max" Schellekens, authored both tracks that make up this facsimile 45 single, this one-off single includes the only known output by the Brussels Art Quintet thus marking the essential in-road to instantly start and complete your entire BAQ collection not without reliving the early germination of the froward-thinking jazz fusion that came to shape Belgium's truly unique movement.
Ganimian & His Oriental Music - Come With Me To The Casbah
Ganimian & His Oriental Music
Come With Me To The Casbah
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
18,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Often overlooked for over half a century while misfiled amongst exploit bellydance
records and holidaymaker souvenirs this one-off twelve track album is the only
existing full-length record by the best-kept mutant musical secret of the Armenian
American diaspora, oud pop maestro Charles ‘Chick’ Ganimian.
One of the earliest examples of any kind of recorded fusion between rhythm heavy
pop music and traditional Turkish music, Ganimian’s developments in New York
City - with his sadly unrecorded turk jerk combo The Nor-Ikes (New Dawn) combo
- ran almost simultaneously alongside the rising Anadolou Pop scene in Turkey,
resulting in his short lived powerhouse of Kif proto-rock under the changing names
of Ganim’s Asia Minors, Ganimian & His Orientals and Ganimian & His Oriental
Music Orchestra. Combining a line-up of mostly unknown musicians from his local
community (where he was worked as a butcher), Ganimian, in a short unison with
ATCO records, was fortunate enough to accommodate jazz guitarist Al Schactman
as part of his studio personnel (launching the career of this Nina Simone regular)
as well as French born Armenian folk singer Onnik Dinkjian and reid player Steve
Bogoshian (both from the band The House Of The Seven Uncles) as well as the
esteemed Turkish raised Kanun player Ahmet Yatman. As one of the very few early
American recorded authentic Middle Eastern fusion record Come With Me To The
Casbah has piqued a refined interest in a new generation of progressive world
music collector resulting in a distinct drought in original Ganimian pressings on
the collectors’ market earning Chick’s name a rising placeholder on the want lists
of DJs, vinyl hounds and ethno psychedelia collectors.
This LP includes all of Ganimians recordings including the rare singles for Atco
and East West which sit awkwardly next to bizarre and unique takes on popular
American standards enhancing the exciting freak factor of this record which simply
could not be made by today’s stifling self-aware anti-standards. Aside from rare
(poorly recorded) private family tapes this album is the only chance to hear the
music of this lost enigma of early world music, Eastern fusion and a missing kink
in the fabric of New York pop music history captured before his short stint as an
exotic Herbie Mann sideman which proceeded his migration into obscurity and
his well-imparted tragic struggle with alcohol dependency depriving pop culture
of a forward thinking pioneer who paved the way for the more credible exponents
of the cross-continental Indo fusion enigma such as
Francois Tusques - Free Jazz
Francois Tusques
Free Jazz
LP | 1965 | UK | Reissue (Cacophonic)
18,99 €*
Release:1965 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
As Finders Keepers disobedient little-sister-label reaches her 20th (release) anniversaries
Cacophonic Records are proud to present a record that will not only leave rare record
collectors salivating but will open ambitious ears to a truly pioneering album from the seldom
celebrated and individualistic micro-genre that is French free Jazz. Comprising some of the
earliest uninhibited performances from key musicians behind records by Serge Gainsbourg,
Jef Gilson, Triangle, Don Cherry, Barbara and countless other groundbreaking European jazz
records and freakish films, this LP captures the birth of an exciting movement that would
soon earn its Parisian birthplace as the go-to European spiritual home of improvised and
avant-garde music. Spearheaded by polymath pianist and composer François Tusques this
1965 French LP coined the phrase “free jazz” before the American genre of the same name
had fully taken shape and packed its suitcase; laying the foundations (alongside Jef Gilson’s
Enfin!) for a unique satellite brand of jazz that would later provide visiting afro American
avant-gardeners with a vibrant Parisian platform. Having recorded a very rare single in
celebration of the architect Le Corbusier in late 1964 Tusques was lucky enough to play
live with Don Cherry (a key player on Ornette Coleman’s 1961 Free Jazz LP) thus planting a
pedigreed seed for this vibrant cultivar.
With this record we not only hear the unique differences within the Gallic approach to the art
form (combining masterful sombre cinematic changes with aerated free-form percussion and
erratic reed and brass) but we also get to witness the early lesser savoured secret ingredients
that would carry France’s mainstream pop culture into truly uncharted and unrivalled
territories throughout the following decades. Best known to faithful Finders Keepers fans as
the soundtrack composer to the horrortica films of Jean Rollin, Tusques is joined here by sax
and flute player Francois Jeanneau, who’s electronic jazz album Such A Weird Plane” would
later lead to his own band Triangle gaining recognition as France’s leading French language
prig-jazz-rock act. Featuring three players from the aforementioned Enfin! LP by French jazz
pioneer and producer Jef Gilson, Free Jazz combines the skills of Jeanneau, with clarinet
player Michel Portal (Gainsbourg Percussions/Claude Nougaro) and trumpeter Bernard Vitet
(whose avant-garde appearances on the Futura label are indispensable). In addition to this,
Free Jazz also boasts the inclusion of Tusques’ sidekick and double bass master Bernard
“Beb” Guérin (of Sonny Sharrock Monkey-Pockie-Boo infamy) who had also appeared on
the earlier Don Cherry/Le Corbusier recording providing further kudos to this LPs historical
It is by no coincidence that this carefully selected ensemble would around this time become
enlisted as the backing group for politically driven singer-songwriter Colette Magny (an action
which would arguably later influence Brigitte Fontaine’s choice to adopt The Art Ensemble Of
Chicago as her backing band after the Actuel records Pan-African Jazz festival and record
series). The fact that Colette Magny would provide the art direction for this very LP is a cute
small-print signifier of this LPs intended manifesto status. This album also captures a rare
glimpse of percussionist Charles Saudrais in free-form mode after his departure from the
Barney WIlen Quartet (Moshi) - an inclusion that would surely galvanise the relationship
between WIlen and Tusques resulting in the follow-up record Nouveau Jazz for actor Marcel
Mouloudji’s privately funded Disques Mouloudji label (on which both rare LPs were originally
This glimpse into a seldom documented underground of a domestic, revolutionary,
uncompromised spiritual art-form successfully reveals the other-side of abstracted French
music which alongside musique concrète, protest pop, symphonic rock and Zeuhl-skool
electronic prog created a homegrown, self-contained music industry that went on to influence
a universe of Gallic magnetic inspiration. “This is free jazz, Jim; but not as we know it.”
Gerry & The Holograms - Gerry & The Holograms
Gerry & The Holograms
Gerry & The Holograms
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Well–documented as one of Frank Zappa’s favourite ever groups and instantly recognisable as the BLUEprint of 80’s Mancunian electro pop, the inflated alter–egos of Gerry & The Holograms (and their unrivalled brand of conceptual sarcastic synth pop) successfully remodelled, ridiculed and redefined plugged–in punk before hitting the self–destruct button and burying the evidence under a pile of hand–mutilated microgrooves for over 35 wet summers.

Having risen from the electronic embers of Manchester’s first genuine psychedelic band, via Vertigo commissioned prog and experimental theatre, then refined through the musical mind behind the most inspired vinyl moments of Martin Hannett, John Cooper Clarke and Jilted John – the onliest discography of the GATH anti–band remains unrivalled as the most idiosyncratic and enigmatic pivotal post–punk artifact from the first electronic entrenchment of pop.
V.A. - Musique Concrete
Musique Concrete
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
18,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
This record represents an important milestone in the development and progression of musique concrète - marking
a crossroad for not only the genre itself but also in the paths of its originator Pierre Schaeffer and another of the
genre’s most important and respected protagonists Pierre Henry.
Undoubtedly one of the most influential experimental and electroacoustic musicians, Pierre Schaeffer is also
credited as being the father of the theory of musique concrete as well as later name coining the term itself.
Having found a job in 1936 at Radiodiffusion Française (later Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française or RTF) as an
engineer, Scaeffer developed a newly found interest in music and with the blessing of his superiors made the
most of his access to the Radiodiffusion Française studios, utilising his abilities as an engineer to experiment with
sound whilst collaborating with musicians and composers that passed through the station’s hallowed doors. In
1942 Schaeffer and influential theatre director, producer and actor Jacques Copeau founded the Studio d’Essai
(renamed Club d’Essai in 1946) as part of RTF in order to experiment with radiophonic techniques. Drawing on
the works of French filmmaker, critic and novelist Jean Epstein, Schaeffer would occupy his time and his mind with
the manner in which sound recordings “revealed what was hidden in the act of basic acoustic listening” and in
1948 formally set about his research in ernest - the results of which were presented as a series of studies known
as Cinq études de bruits (Five Studies of Noises) during a concert in Paris.
With word of his theories and experiments spreading, Schaeffer was able to press the RTF management to
further finance and in doing so expand his research. However, for an undertaking of this size he would need help.
Having previously collaborated as part of his early research with a young classically trained composer by the
name of Pierre Henry, Schaeffer had no problem convincing the RTF executives he was the right man of the job.
By adding a third prong to this sonic fork in the shape of sound engineer Jacques Poullin, Schaeffer was able to
complete a powerhouse, which he renamed the Groupe de Musique Concrete, that would push his experiments
further than he could have imagined. In1951, RTF handed the trio the keys to one of the earliest purposebuild
electroacoustic studios (the other being the WDR Studio in Germany), furnishing it with state of the art
bespoke equipment such as a Morphophone (designed by Poullin himself and capable of tape loop-delay) and a
Phonogène (a multi-headed tape instrument also designed by Poullin). The studio went from strength to strength,
attracting composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Edgard Varèse to collaborate, and in that same year
Schaeffer and Henry produced and premiered what is considered to be the first opera concrète, Orphèe 51.
As Schaeffer’s notoriety grew as did demand for his time and he found himself increasingly called away from
the studio during which time he would hand the keys to over to his colleagues. Pierre Henry wasted no time in
pursuing projects closer to his own heart, working with experimental filmmakers and choreographers like Maurice
Béjart (the two would later collaborate with Michel Colombier on the cult classic Les Jerks Électroniques De La
Messe Pour Le Temps Présent Et Musiques Concrètes Pour Maurice Béjart). In 1957, following a particularly
prolonged absence on RTF duties, Schaeffer returned unhappy with the direction the group had taken and tabled
an idea to revitalise both their approach as well as personnel. As a result, Henry and several other key members
left the group the following year leaving Schaeffer to lay the foundations in 1958 for a new collective called Groupe
de Recherches Musicales - one of a number of theoretical and experimental groups overseen by Saeffer’s Service
de la Reserche at RTF - and set about recruiting new members including Iannis Xenakis, Henri Sauguet, Luc
Ferrari and Michel Philippot as well as usher in a new steady stream of eager musicians eager to study within what
had rapidly become (and still is) a national institution - including a young Jean Michel Jarre!
Featuring the full versions of these seminal early works (abridged versions of which had previously appeared
across two 7” singles on Disques BAM) the recordings presented here are the first fruits of this new alliance and
served to lay the bedrock for the future of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales research which would later count
the likes of Ivo Malec, Philippe Carson, Romuald Vandelle, Edgardo Canton and François Bayle (who went on
to coin the term Acousmatic Music) amongst its members and cement its place in the annals of experimental,
electroacoustic and early electronic music history.
Don Cherry & Jon Appleton - Don & Jon
Don Cherry & Jon Appleton
Don & Jon
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rare outtakes from early pioneering and controversial electronic jazz experiments presented on vinyl for the first time.
Karel Goeyvaerts - Karel Goeyvaerts
Karel Goeyvaerts
Karel Goeyvaerts
LP | 2013 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
17,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The first collection of some of Karel Goeyvaerts' ultra rare vinyl releases
unavailable away from their original vinyl release.
Francois Tusques - Alors Nosferatu Combina Un Plan Ingenieux
Francois Tusques
Alors Nosferatu Combina Un Plan Ingenieux
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Previously unreleased and thought lost Cacophonic present these rare
recordings for first time ever!
Compiled from a collection of recordings spanning 1969 to 1971 featuring a
cast of (unconfirmed) jazz greats including Ronnie Beer, Joseph Déjean, Claude
Delcloo, Earl Freeman, Beckie Friend, Eddy Gaumont, Beb Guérin, Noel McGhie,
Jouck Minor, Barre Phillips, Aldo Romano, Alan Silva, Kenneth Terroade, Jacques
Thollot and Bernard Vitet.
Gökcen Kaynatan - Cehennem
Gökcen Kaynatan
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A first-ever collection of the highly sought after and largely previously unheard
EMS Synthi AKS recordings of the one of Turkish pop and rocks best kept secrets.
Roger Doyle - Oizzo No
Roger Doyle
Oizzo No
LP | 1975 | UK | Reissue (Cacophonic)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
This manifesto of outsider orchestrations, teenage symphonies and cultivated
concrete is the debut album of experimental Irish avant garde and electro acoustic
innovator Roger Doyle. A pianist, composer and improvisational jazz drummer
with a penchant for experimentation that would marginalise him from traditional
seats of learning in his native homeland but embrace him to the bosom of
Europe’s leading forward-thinking research centres for electronic and computer
music. Here he would piece together two highly sought after experimental albums
before returning home to channel his multi-disciplinary work ethic into the agit pop
theatrical company Operating Theatre and play a leading role in the burgeoning
Irish new wave scene as an early signing to U2’s Mother Records.
A collection of some of Doyle’s earliest works as an indomitable scholarship
student of composition at the Royal Irish Academy Of Music in Dublin and then as
founding member and drummer of experimental jazz rock outfit Jazz Therapy (who
would later become Supply Demand & Curve), this patchwork 1975 debut longplayer
draws from what was an already bulging portfolio that included academic
assignments, living room compositions and soundtrack collaborations with Irish
Originally part-recorded and subsequently aborted when the would-be label
vanished without trace overnight, Oizzo No was shelved indefinitely until a
scholarship at the prestigious Institute Of Sonology at the University Of Utrecht in
Holland afforded Doyle not only the opportunity to partially revise his humble opus
in their state of the art studios (as well as those of the EMS Studios in Stockholm)
but also the money to press a limited run of 500 copies and help further cement
the foundations of his future status as one of Ireland’s leading and most versatile
contemporary composers.
Jean Dubuffet - Experiences Musicales De Jean Dubuffet
Jean Dubuffet
Experiences Musicales De Jean Dubuffet
LP | 1973 | UK | Reissue (Cacophonic)
18,99 €*
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released as an impossibly rare six record box set containing Dubuffet’s
first long anticipated forays into sound sculpture and spontaneous artistic noise,
these intimate early 1960’s recordings show a lesser-known side of this important
artist’s personality.
From an original gallery promoted artifact (which can now command fees of up
to 5000 euros complete with its original art-prints intact) this highlighted version
of Expériences Musicales is now available again on authentic vinyl to the wider
Finally released to a wider audience and presented complete with Dubuffet’s
signature style artwork this abridged vinyl edition includes specific selections
curated by the artist himself, in conjunction with experimental music pioneer Ilhan
V.A. - Musique Experimentale
Musique Experimentale
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Further concrète explorations from the second generation of forward-thinking sonic auteurs that would push the boundaries of experimental music known collectively as the Groupe de Recherches Musicales - founded by the father of musique concrète, Pierre Schaeffer - which has influenced generations of artists across the world.
Undoubtedly one of the most influential experimental and electroacoustic musicians, Pierre Schaeffer is also credited as being the father of the theory of musique concrete as well as later coining the term itself. Having found a job in 1936 at Radiodiffusion Française (later Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française or RTF) as an engineer, Schaeffer developed a newly found interest in music and with the blessing of his superiors made the most of his access to the Radiodiffusion Française studios, utilising his abilities as an engineer to experiment with sound whilst collaborating with musicians and composers that passed through the station’s hallowed doors. In 1942 Schaeffer and influential theatre director, producer and actor Jacques Copeau founded the Studio d’Essai (renamed Club d’Essai in 1946) as part of RTF in order to experiment with radiophonic techniques. Drawing on the works of French filmmaker, critic and novelist Jean Epstein, Schaeffer would occupy his time and his mind with the manner in which sound recordings “revealed what was hidden in the act of basic acoustic listening” and in 1948 formally set about his research in ernest – the results of which were presented as a series of studies known as Cinq études de bruits (Five Studies of Noises) during a concert in Paris.

This record represents an important milestone in the development and progression of musique concrète.
Featuring early works from some of the most importand and respected experimental composers of the 20th century, including Luc Ferrari, Michel Philippot and François-Bernard Mâche overseen by Pierre Schaeffer, the father of musique concrète.
Beauttifully remastered with the original liners notes translated here for the first time
Don Cherry - Music, Wisdom, Love
Don Cherry
Music, Wisdom, Love
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Reaching a near-mythical status amongst fans of free jazz’s most worldly intrepid explorer, these seldom heard Paris soundtrack sessions known as Music, Wisdom, Love have evaded collectors’ grasps and confused historians for exactly 50 years. Instigated in Paris in 1967 and filmed during Don’s downtime on a visit to the Chat qui Pêche nightclub in March 1967 (where he played with Karl Berger, Henri Texier and Jacques Thollot), the bulk of this cinematic portrait was filmed on the streets of Paris under the direction of creative all-rounders Jean-Noël Delamarre and Nathalie Perrey, who, as their careers bloomed, would become pivotal figures in underground French cinema – straddling La Nouvelle Vague, adult entertainment and cinema fantastique in what can only be described as speedball cinema. As the supportive creative family that primarily played home to French vampire/horrortica director Jean Rollin, both Nathalie and Jean-Noël, his brother Jean-Philippe Delamarre and a small team of other fans of oblique media would be responsible for a vibrant micro-culture that awkwardly flourished on the outskirts on the Parisian new wave – combining comic book culture, Lettrism, sexual liberation, psychedelic rock, graphic design and (with this record as prime example) free jazz and avant-garde music. What previously might have been regarded as an unlikely coupling, with the benefit of half a century of archival hindsight, this release documents the essential cosmic collision of two fantastic planets.
Kema - OST Alle Sorgenti Delle Civilta
OST Alle Sorgenti Delle Civilta
10" | 2016 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
15,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The first-ever dedicated album release by pioneering female Italian film music composer/arranger/multi-instrumentalist Giulia De Muittis (aka Mrs. Alessandro Alessandroni). Rare undercover pseudo-ethnological studio sessions made under her experimental alter ego Kema (The Pawnshop/Abnormal Sensations) combining the ethos of Can’s Ethnological Forgery Series (EFS) with the studio trickery of Delia Derbyshire and unshakable credentials as one of the founding figures of Giallo film music and Italian psych soundtracks.

Perhaps best known amongst fans of Italian production music and Giallo movie soundtracks as the wife of the legendary Alessandro Alessandroni, composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Giulia De Muittis was an equally formidable force who emerged from the formative years of the aforementioned anti-genres and rose to a monarchic status within the country’s vibrant, and seldom rivalled musical secret society. The cliché “behind every successful man, there is a strong woman” might not do Alessandro and Giulia’s long-running creative unison justice but one thing that rings true that in the shadows of Senor Alessandroni’s limelight (illuminated by his work with Ennio Morricone for the films of Sergio Leone and Dario Argento) remained a darker musical feminine force which in time has come to represent the duo’s finest and most sought after sonic artifacts. In a career that spanned four decades until her untimely death in 1984 Giulia’s collaborative work as a reliable creative all-rounder and pop polymath has stood the unshakable test of time like few other musicians resulting in projects like The Pawnshop, Femina Ridens, Revolver, Questo Sporco Mondo Meraviglioso, The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Tomb, Angoscia, Inchiesta Giudiziaria and Witchcraft ‘70 (Angeli bianchi Angeli neri) earning increasing “Most Wanted” status on the collectors’ market. It is of no coincidence that Giulia’s nom de plumes, Kema and De Muittis, have in recent, more educated years, become trusted seals of approval which connect top choice composers such as Raskovich (aka Sorgini), Stelvio Cipriani, Morricone, Braen (aka Alessandroni) Amedeo Tomassi, Piero Umiliani and Bruno Nicolai amongst select others. It is, however, De Muittis’ seldom heard self-initiated solo work for small independent Italian library music imprints that reveal a unique multi-instrumentalist female composer working at her most intimate and uncompromised best.
Daniela Casa - Arte Moderna
Daniela Casa
Arte Moderna
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Filed neatly and undisturbed within the micro-genre of 1970s Italian artsploitation, amongst
films soundtracks such as Girl With The Crystal Plumage, A Quiet Place In The Country and
House With The Laughing Windows, this obscure library LP is one of the few fully formed
concept albums from the recently reappraised discography of Rome’s most versatile and
adventurous female production music composer Daniela Casa. Once destined for a shelf life
within the storage rooms of defunct TV studios and educational facilities Daniela’s previously
strictly commercially unavailable music has in recent years been given new focus at the
hands of open-minded disc detectives and sonic salvage hunters earning Casa’s distinctive
feminine take on experimental instrumental mood and movie compositions a place next to
her widely respected masculine counterparts such as Alessandro Alessandroni, AR Luciani,
Pierro Umiliani, Morricone and Nicolai.
Sharing tight studio space and strict syndication schedules with all of the aforementioned
artists (under commission from Romano Di Bari’s fervently independent Flipper music factory)
Daniela Casa embraced a liberating wind change in affordable music technology which opened
doors for uninhabited solo compositions in home studios taking advantage of communal
recording consoles and domestic synthesisers which nurtured a lesser-documented creative
family tree (or rather secret society) and paved the way for individualistic projects from the
likes of Magnetic System’s Fabio Frizzi and Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti. Here, on this repress
of the impossibly rare, one-time subscription-only album, Arte Moderna, we find Daniela at
her versatile best creating a wide thematic suite (based on paintings and sculptures in an
abstract art gallery) for which she would deploy mostly organic and acoustic instruments
to construct a set of unorthodox compositions straddling avant garde, free jazz and Giallo
tension (with some brief moments of brooding electronics and italian pop).
Veering from her stylistic pop interests (which clearly included a fondness for the music of
Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin) Daniela Casa’s Arte Moderna saw her adopt a less era
specific approach combining neo-classical elements and piano improvisations akin to the
likes of France’s Francois Tusques or Burton Greene, or America’s Mal Waldron without
compromising her strong narrative personality for this unique abstracted picture music.
Unintentionally but profoundly political in her prolific existence Daniela Casa’s contribution
to a predominantly male industry earned her a small clutch of inspired idiosyncratic Italian
female bedfellows such as Nora Orlandi, Giullia De Muittis (aka Kema), Fiorella Fratini, Emma
De Angelis and Maria Teresa Luciani, who, with faceless anti-celebrity as its essence, never
benefitted the wider critical focus that much of this music now duly commands on the
collectors circuit.
Finders Keepers Records, in continued collaboration with the Di Barri company, with the
Casa/Ducros family blessing, are now proud to shine new light on this sonic sculptures and
provide a fresh context where educated music listeners are ready to fill the gaps between
Delia Derbyshire, Ennio Morricone, Suzanne Ciani and Harry Partch and patronise a very
welcome considered alternative to the recent rise in popularity of Italian Giallo soundtracks
from a seldom savoured feminine creative vantage point. Daniela’s musical paintings can
now be unveiled to the public for the first time, with Modern Art sounding as contemporary
as it did when it was recorded forty years ago. The gallery is now open for limited sittings,
discerning ears and open minds.
Francois Tusques - La Reine Des Vampires 1967
Francois Tusques
La Reine Des Vampires 1967
LP | 2014 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
17,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Unreleased collection of compositions by avant-garde musician François Tusques for Jean Rollin's vampire movies.
Pierre Henry - Maléfices
Pierre Henry
LP | 1962 | UK | Reissue (Cacophonic)
17,99 €*
Release:1962 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
Cacophonic present this outstanding, commonly undetected Pierre
Henry film score, providing fans of early electronics, femme vocal
manipulation and horror soundtracks with an indespensable ‘dream
record’ that ticks every box and crosses out every line in the rule
Michel Magne - Musique Tachiste
Michel Magne
Musique Tachiste
LP | 1959 | UK | Reissue (Cacophonic)
18,99 €*
Release:1959 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
As the debut release on Finders Keeper s’ new experimental/jazz/avant-garde imprint, Cacophonic release the first
in a series of rare records by French experimentalist Michel Magne.
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