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Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> (Disembraining Machine )

Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

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Alex Cuffe-musican

Andrew McLellan-musican

Dean Roberts-musican

Joel Stern-musican

Mattin-musican, composer

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Limited edition of 550 copies.

Label: Disembraining Machine
Catalog ID: What Is Not Music? Š #1
Squidco Product Code: 29035

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Australia
Packaging: LP
Recorded in Melbourne, Australia, on May 7th and 8th, 2013 by Joel Stern.

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Created in five parts 7-8 May 2013 in Melbourne.

Part 1: Five musicians record five spontaneous 'songs' of five-minute duration each in response to five different concepts (five different five-word song titles).

Part 2: A twenty-five minute concert at Make It Up Club in five-minutes sections structured by five instructions based on the song titles given to members of the audience.

Part 3: Mattin records vocals for the five songs in the form of a 'singing' lecture at the Victorian College of the Arts. The audience only hears Mattin's voice (he listens to the backing tracks on headphones).

Part 4: Recordings of parts 1, 2 and 3 are superimposed to create a five-minute album consisting of 5 x 5 minute songs.

Part 5: Record to be released in a edition of 550 copies."-Mattin

Limited edition of 550 copies.

Artist Biographies

"Dean Roberts (born 1975) is a musician and composer from New Zealand who works with electroacoustic music, minimalism, free improvisation, song cycles and prog rock. During the mid-1990s he was a member of the trio Thela with Rosy Parlane and Dion Workman. After Thela disbanded, Roberts recorded 3 solo albums under the name White Winged Moth, followed by a series of releases under his own name.

Along with Martin Brandlmayr and Werner Dafeldecker Roberts was a member of experimental trio Autistic Daughters when he lived in Italy.

He has also recorded with Eugene Chadbourne and Thurston Moore.

He graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts' Intermedia department and later taught time-based arts there."

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Sound artist Mattin (aka Mattin Artiach) was born in 1977 in Getxo, Euskadi, Spain. He is a member of Belaska, Billy Bao, Deflag Haemorrhage / Haien Kontra, La Grieta, Josetxo Grieta, No More Music, Regler, Sakada. He is the Founder of w.m.o/rEAI, Harsh Noise, Noise, Noise Rock, Free Improvisation, Onkyo. (

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Track Listing:


1. What Isn't Music After Cage?

2. Aware Of Its Own Meditation

3. Stuck In Our Own Trap


1. Alienation As An Enabling Condition

2. The Act Acting On Itself

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