Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Den Sei Kwan - Pocket Planetaria Cassette (Vanity VAT3) 1981

Here is the third cassette from the Vanity box. More minimal diy electronics and a lot of shortwave radio.

There is a several minute section of silence after the first track on side A. I have excluded this portion in the archived version. There is a short two minute track after the silence consisting of French dialogue.


Side A:

Transparent Radio - slow repetitive distorted drum machine pattern & radio frequencies/noise. Reminds me of a slowed-down instrumental Throbbing Gristle, early Cabaret Voltaire/RH Kirk.

p x t x c = 1 - this may be the silent part between the two tracks.

thugu = rikwo - this is the track w/ the French dialogue.

Side B:

Sarava Tetudo - field and/or radio recordings w/ either a low grinding synth wave or a microphone experiment. Eventually a rhythm creeps toward the surface, but never quite bursting through. This track, and a couple others here, sound as solid as other diy electronic/industrial of the time and could also pass as new music on contemporary labels like Mego, Touch, Ash International....

Pocket Planetaria - Short noisier track, again primarily w/ radio sounds.

Plastic Garden - More radio experiments, the last five minutes of which is very faint.



Anonymous said...

Den Sei Kwan, is cool! I love all the great Vanity stuff you post here at Atlantis Audio Archive!

You post such top notch material from cool artist. I love what your doing, my ears especially.

Thanks always
Raptor from TN

Anonymous said...

Just want to say thank for this utterly amazing music.

Atlantis Audio Archive said...

thanks - hope you like the next one I just posted...