Κυριακή, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2011

[The Endless House Foundation]

by lkrory21
Τhe story:
"An obelisk of noise that rose rudely above the treetops of the Bialowieska Forest, the Endless House project shone for a mere six weeks in the spring of 1973. The outlandish brainchild of wealthy audiophile/maniac Jiri Kantor, its stated mission was "to become the cradle of a new European sonic community... a multimedia discotheque" that should "surprise and delight" artists and dancers alike. 

For all the wide-eyed optimism of its manifesto, however, the enterprise was never unknowing in its flirtation with disaster and self-destruction. The brilliant Czech may have made his millions as the midas-touched entrepreneur/taste-maker behind Paris-based magazine Otium International, but Endless House was always a vanity project as irredeemably vain as its maker..."

Inside The Endless House:
Precious little detritus remains from Jiri Kantor's ill-fated Endless House project from 1973. This downbeat interview/monologue from one of its most feted supernerds, Walter Schnaffs, represents a momentary piercing of the fog... Audio taken from "Inside The Endless House", a lost 10 minute radio piece on the project broadcast originally in 1977 (BBC Radio Hungary 1977).

The Music:
Johannus Arpensium - 'Ostend (Invisible Cities)'

Klaus Pinter - 'Bewussseinweiterung'

Walter Schnaffs - 'I am Germany'

Rasmus Folk - 'Coupe'


The Mix:

Όλα αυτά τα πολύ ενδιαφέροντα ήρθαν στο "φως" από την βρετανική Dramatic Records και το άρτι κυκλοφορηθέν Endless House Archive Pack CD. Ή αλλιώς όπως σωστά χαρακτηρίζεται και στο Community του Drowned In Sound: A Brilliant Fakery!

Αυτά προς το παρόν...
...See Ya In The Pit!

Links:
Dramatic Records (off.site)
Endless House (Bandcamp)
Endless House (Soundcloud)

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