Sunday, October 07, 2007

Diamanda Galás: The Metalanguage Album

Diamanda Galás - Diamanda Galas

(1984, Metalanguage LP 119; out of print.)

This was sourced from a cassette I made in '86 of my original Metalanguage vinyl copy. I still have the album, of course, but as it's quite old and otherwise impossible to find I'd rather not pull it from the vault. This must do for the moment.

(Sound quality of the tape is on a par with the Faust. Eros. Tot bootleg I posted some months ago, but I'll probably re-up it again before the end of the week - levels are HOT.)

Needless to say, this is an astonishing collection, one fairly screaming to be reissued...


01 Panoptikon

02 Tragouthia Apo To Aima Exoun Fonos (Song from the Blood of Those Murdered)


Diamanda Galás: voice

Richard Zvonar: tape manipulations and signal processing on side A, recording of multi-voiced backing tape on side B.

Side A recorded Feb. 1984 at 1750 Arch Studios, Berkeley, CA.

Side B recorded Oct. 1981 by Ed Herrmann at KOPN, Columbia, Missouri, on the Ionizations Concert Series with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts & Missouri Arts Council.


(72.4 MB, ripped @ 320.)



Anonymous said...

Hi!I´m an open-minded violin player with classical music background from Spain.It was nice to find your blog and listen masterpieces like this.Thanks a lot!

ommyth said...

Hi Anonymous,

I rather think open-mindedness is a prerequisite to the appreciation of Galas' music!

Thanks for posting.



Anonymous said...

thanks for the upload, tom.......i found it on fuzzy :) your cell phone will be ringing any minute, btw

Tom said...

Looking forward to your call, B. Kisses to the missus...


bsack said...

thanks fo much for putting this up, and just in time for trick'r'treaters! ... really thoughtful. my first exposure to it was a cassette dupe of a cassette dupe of ... an lp? who knows ... i can't find the tape anyways. as you say - it's ripe for reissue

thanks again,
bill sack

ommyth said...

Hello Bill,

Agreed. Someone with access to the doubtless moldering Metalanguage archive should really get off their behinds and jolt this album back to life. From my perspective, it's more accomplished than Galás' (brilliant) Y Records debut...

Thanks for taking the time to post!



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