Trend-setting when first introduced, this title has been acclaimed by the public and the thinking press for both its clarity and thaumaturgic vision. Krauss blends popular taste for standards with daring riffs on the ministry of top-charting stylists, from Roger Fry and Virginia Woolf to Andy Warhol and Madonna.
Other Rosalind Krauss titles on CBS you will enjoy include The Picasso Papers and, with Yve-Alain Bois, Formless: A User’s Guide.
Recorded in Stereo “360 Sound” in the USA by Columbia Records, a Division of Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.
Read with the sensitive panache known on both sides of the Atlantic, Tennessee’s renditions of “Democritus Junior’s” timeless chansons on the melancholia of love, passion, devotion and idleness (among others) are enlivened for a new audience in this Capitol Hi-Fidelity recording.
Produced by Jean-Michel Bourguignon.
Marlon Brando, drag and the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination. Just some of the stuff of twentieth century Americana that Camille Paglia courts in this new recording. But faint-hearted disc lovers beware! Paglia may rub some listeners up the wrong way, especially when she parlays robust themes such as crisis in American universities and playing dress up.
But if you do enjoy this Polydor recording look out for Robert Hughes’ Culture of Complaint: the Fraying of America (coming out in the Fall).
This title is also available on musicassette (no. 914514).
The ABC of Reading…. or gradus ad Parnassum, or, as Ez would have it, “for those who like to learn and those who love to listen”. Who can say when a cat begins to be great, to swing? Our troubadour of the new tells us how. And he also quotes the greats that made it new before him.
“From Pola, Paris and London to you: Pound for a pound!” Windy Drum, World Records, Waco Texas.
“Has anyone ever considered the philosophy of travel? It might be worth while”. Here George prompts us to ponder such an exotic question in an essay snipped from his Birth of Reason and Other Essays. In the liner notes he teases us with something of a response, asking what is life but a form of motion and a journey through another world?
“All of his recordings, his compositions, and his arrangements are such unique stylings that international experts often rave about something ‘distinctively Santayana'”. Alistair Cooke.
On its first appearance already a classic, Sexual/Textual Politics was a mild kind of bombshell. For audiences brought up on a diet of “Father Knows Best”, they were suddenly jerked upright in their armchairs. There were sceptics who said it couldn’t be done. They were wrong. Why? It’s all here on the platter.
“Moi sharpens and heightens the senses: but with a difference. Sneak up on an enemy with it. Share it with a friend. Above all else dig it”.
Valda Goodley-Page, American Record Collector.
This pressing of Doug Kahn’s vivid embrace of art and media brings back into circulation a long-awaited audience with the German maestro of montage. A rarity to be found amid jumbles of ephemera in the arcades of Berlin and Paris, it is now happily back on the shelves of Walmart and Sears. Fittingly presented on Philips’ “Gravure Universelle” label, it is sure to rouse listeners of all ages into pleats of knowing laughter.
“Kahn keeps us nimble and sensitive to squares who want to fill our world with bad vibes. His canny renditions of Heartfield’s provocations remind us why he is the daddio of dada”. Maquette Delbord, Paris Match.
You guessed it. The irrepressible duo Corinne and Arthur Cantrill. From Cannes to Berlin, Fitzroy to Broadmeadows, these globetrotting cinephiles really get around, spreading the good word on anything that moves on the screen. And if you can’t find them they will certainly find you, on that very street where you live!
“Art and Corinne, what more is there to say?” Günther Gürsch, Filmkritik.
Now Ben ain’t no square, you dig? Nature buff, sure. Reflective, when he wants to be. But when he hits his groove we are dazzled by stunning variations not heard since the Ike Newton tribute disc Method of Fluxions: More, More More! (produced by Claude François for Disques Fleche).
“Dazzling!” Christian Chevallier, Le Figaro.
If you wanna get out of dullsville and live with less stress, just listen to Alphonso. Here he takes us into grooves best heard sitting in an easy chair that releases the weight off your shoulders. And don’t he look relaxed!
Produced by Emre Records by Vahdet Vural.
Otherwise known as the “Sydney Seminars”, the evergreen titles that appear on this disc (among them “The Artist, the Projectile” & “Specters of Media”) will surely appeal to the many who have not had the pleasure of hearing them in live performance.
“Titillating!” Peter Tillett, Downbeat.
CAMDEN is the budget label for you and all the family.
You want to hear “the way things are”? Then listen closely. Here the inspired vision of Francis Ponge vividly brings to life a rainbow-hued range of mood. Musicologists and squares call this “atonality”. But Francis’ play of colour brings lively things to mind that stay there!
“Moving, refreshing and fascinating, Francis is the objeu of much delight and rigour”, Norman Sickel.
Coming soon on Capitol High Fidelity™ The Very Best of Positif, with special guest James Last.
Always the outsider, Michel fits right in wherever he finds himself. Whether at home or in top nightclubs in Paris or Berlin, he loves to get lost in the crowd. And when there the contagious atmosphere begins, sparking spontaneity and vitality. Recorded here in full stereo sound and produced by Henri René.
“With Conway Twitty’s ‘The Image of Me’ in mind, this album will effect everyone it touches”. Stan Levine
The good life and the cool, sinuous sound of Monique Wittig. But don’t be fooled. The tones here parlay with familiar orchestrations, calling on them to move to other moods. An ever-present part of her expression is to find the right note that keeps us on our toes.
“When she hits her highs there is a bit of sentiment, a hint of bittersweet sadness as well as a challenge to traditional idioms. The Category of Sex is, along with all these things, a state of mind”.
George Avakian, RCA.
Here, for the first time on Capitol “Full Dimensional Sound”TM a selection of real winners from Travaux Linguistiques in which you will indeed hear how “language works” and how it moves to a rhythm of words in action. Includes classics such as Henrik Becker’s Der europaische Sprachgeist, as well as rousing verbal gymnastics from Jan Mukarovsky and Roman Jakobson. And a real favourite of the Eastern European Hit Parade, Dell Hymes’ “The Ethnography of Speaking”.
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Everyone wants to be heard, but it’s not easy amid the hubbub of today’s scene where all things sound the same. This disc is not meant to be danced, but simply felt, a rhythm and compositional structure that taps at the heart of society. There is something here for everyone.
“If you do have a favourite of Ray’s, we are sure this is it!” Al Alberts, CBS Records.
IMPORTANT – worn records ruin needles.
“To anticipate Gadamer on Plato is one thing. But when Bert Kaempfert is in charge of proceedings we are in for something special”.
Gus Backus, Deutsche Grammophon, Hamburg.
Not one to blow his own trumpet, Claude vividly opens up here to Didier Eribon and takes us on a kooky journey to other places. Slowly finding his groove, the usually quite man riffs off Fernand Braudel and Jacques Lacan, bringing to life the worlds they find irresistible.
“From town to tropics we really hear where he has been and where he wants to take us”, Heinrich Schütz, Stereo Magazine.
Also on Cardinal Écrits: A Selection.
Massumi loves to play around with the sound of stuff, especially the thaumaturgic imaginings of virtue in all of us. Bold and evocative, listening to this disc over and over again will make you flip. Especially knowing it is produced by the formidable Johnny Spence.
“Grand certainly, but no more so than the pomp of others’ bombast. Just think of Alphonso!” Colin Davis, Punch.
Philips, in association Hammard, is preparing a recording of Lingis’ Excesses: Eros and Culture for release in the middle of Winter.
This album serves, if nothing else, to encapsulate what the call and response between tradition and the swinging avant-garde can do when they riff off one another – original, effective, fresh and hypnotic tonal variety of the most modern kind.
“Astonishing versatility of style and delicious flashes of aptness”. Sir Eugene Goossens (Sight and Sound).
Also on World Record Club look out for Lyotard’s Libidinal Economy (produced by Bruno Walter).