Saturday, September 8, 2007

Z'EV - Elemental Music LP (1982, Subterranean Records)


Elemental Music, recorded live in San Francisco in early 1981, finds bald percussionist Z'ev (Stefan Weisser) creating an amorphous and utterly atonal wall of pulsating sound on instruments that are neither identified nor aurally identifiable. Although different from what one usually thinks of in terms of ambient music — this shit gets loud! — as a soundscape for the post-industrial wasteland, it's fine in a numbing sort of way. (Z'ev's pioneering noise work prefigures similar experimental efforts by such metallic heavy hitters as Einstrzende Neubauten and Test Dept.) Review from Trouser Press.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

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rvdh said...

that all you got?

Anonymous said...

thank you

Anonymous said...

Link's stonedead, wld u mind re-up? Hanx!

rvdh said...

total revamp coming soon

rvdh said...

actually this link is stone alive yet!

marco said...

First, let me say that you got an interesting blog and a cool selection of music. Thanks for sharing! As for the fascinating Elemental Music record (or for much of Z'ev's work), the whole point in the noise is the overtones. Since lossy compression cuts off high frequencies, it fails to capture the musical essence of these sounds. Especially at 192 kbit/s. Is it possible that you make a maximum-rate rerip available? Preferrably in 480-kbit/s Ogg format? That would be fantastic! Best wishes from Berlin

Lick-A-Lotta-Puss said...

Mediafire link, ERROR... not valid, not found, reup please.