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Jean-Jacques Perrey - Prelude Au Sommeil
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Jean-Jacques Perrey
Prelude Au Sommeil

Fantome Phonographique | Item No: 565301
Vinyl LP | 1958 / EU – Reissue | New
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One of the pioneers of musique concrète and electronic tape manipulation, 'Prélude Au Sommeil' is Perrey's debut recording but shows a composer already at maturity. Originally released at the end of the fifties, as a private press under the fake institutional name "Institut Dormiphone", it consisted of 2 side-long tracks played on the Ondioline (a vacuum-tube based, spring-loaded electronic instrument). The music contained in this mysterious vinyl is like something between dreamy church organ hymns and the keyboard-based minimalism that Philip Glass and Terry Riley developed a decade later. It was intended as sleep-inducing and tranquilizing for use in mental hospitals. It is unclear if the copies pressed actually had been distributed to mental hospitals or if the whole story was just a fantastical joke on the part of Mr. Perrey. Essential. Limited to 500 copies.
Item Details
Item No:565301
Artist:Jean-Jacques Perrey
Titel:Prelude Au Sommeil
Label:Fantome Phonographique
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Reissue
Release Date:1958
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Style:Downbeat / Electronica / Leftfield
Available since:13.02.2018
Price: 16,99 € 16,14 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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