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A 6 CD/DVD box set of the 1980s UK/Euro improvising rock band Cassiber, an amazing band merging experimental rock, fringe jazz, punk, pop, plunderphonics, improvisation, & musique concrete with an energetic and complex form of studio composition - superb!

The Cassiber Box [6 CDs, 1 DVD and Book]

Cassiber: The Cassiber Box [6 CDs, 1 DVD and Book] (Recommended Records)
Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    

"In 1982 Cassiber (phonetically: 'a message smuggled out of prison') crashed like a locomotive into the Deutsche Neue Welle. Founded by Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth, Christoph Anders and Chris Cutler, Cassiber managed to fuse materials and attitudes drawn from experimental rock, fringe jazz, punk, pop, plunderphonics, improvisation, close structure and musique concrete with an energetic and complex form of studio (and then concert) composition that was unique in its combination of diverse experimental approaches to form with a risky, emotional and expressive mode of execution. Through a deep connection between instrumentation, form and topicality, their musical evolution tracked and anticipated the political and technological changes of their time. Thus, in the course of their 10 years of intermittent touring and 4 records they evolved significantly through the high stakes energy of the earlier releases into their later, more complex and composed, studio works (by which time they had become a trio: Goebbels, Anders, Cutler) when they also had early access to the first generation of polyphonic samplers. Highly radical, their music opened up song form by abandoning, extending or crashing sideways into it - building structure from a combination of noise, libido, high musicality and - unique for the time - a great deal of cultural debris. This box collects it all (the majority of it out-of-print for some time now) alongside a lot of unreleased material - and full concert DVD. The 4 historic releases have been carefully re-mastered by Bob Drake and there are, in addition two extra CDs, one that collects the Cassix, Duck and Cover and Ground Zero projects (also re-mastered) and one of unreleased studio and live material, and a DVD (about 2 hours) of live and studio footage - including a mini documentary made during the recording of A Face We All Know. It comes in the usual sturdy box with a fat booklet of documents, interviews, information, photographs, pictures, itineraries and miscellaneous memorabilia. Limited to an edition of 1000 copies."-Recommended Records

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Shipping Weight: 25.00 units

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725029322

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReRCBOX
Squidco Product Code: 18451

Format: 6 CDs, 1 DVD, Book
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: 6 CDs, 1 DVD, and Book in a Box Set

Heiner Goebbels-piano, PRG synthesizer, organ, Chinese violin, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, Grand piano

Alfred Harth-tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, bass clarinet, cello

Christoph Anders-voice, Korg synthesizer, electric guitar, tenor saxophone, prepared cassettes, metal sheets, violin

Chris Cutler-drums, noise, objects, whistle

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Track Listing:

CD 1: Man or Monkey

1. Not Me 3:39

2. Red Shadow 3:49

3. Chor Der Gefangenen 4:51

4. Our Colourful Culture 3:05

5. O Cure Me 5:54

6. This Core 4:21

7. Man Or Monkey 16:39

8. DJango Vergibt 3:10

9. Die Verunreinigung Des Flusses Ist Gerade Noch Ertr Glich 6:38

10. Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind 2:43

CD 2: Beauty. And The Beast

1. Six Rays 4:10

2. Robert 5:02

3. Last Call 3:02

4. Ach,Heile Mich 6:35

5. Haruspices 1:54

6. Under New Management 5:29

7. Dancing 2:19

8. In Einer Minute 4:32

9. Und Ich Werde Nicht Mehr Sehen 3:00

10. Trendre Lune Avec Les Dents 4:16

11. At Last I Am Free 3:49

12. Time Running Out 0:17

13. Bonus Track 5:30

CD 3: Perfect Worlds

1. Dust And Ashes 2:04

2. Crusoe's Landing 4:34

3. Miracolo 4:54

4. Prometheus 4:50

5. Sleep Armed 2:15

6. In A Room 4:56

7. Todo Dia 2:36

8. Orphee's Mirror 5:01

9. I Tried To Reach You 2:01

CD 4: A Face We All Know

1. This Was The Way It Was 0:53

2. Remember 2:52

3. Old Gods 0:27

4. 2 O'Clock In The Morning 2:36

5. Philosophy (1) 0:07

6. Gut 3:47

7. Start The Show 3:03

8. A Screaming Comes Across The Sky 3:13

9. They Go In Under Archways 4:12

10. They Have Begun To Move 3:32

11. Time Gets Faster 0:27

12. Philosophy (3) 0:32

13. It's Never Quiet 2:26

14. Philosophy (2) 0:04

15. A Screaming Holds 1:58

16. I Was Old 3:54

17. The Way It Was 5:06

18. To Move 2:55

CD 5: Collaborations

1. 3000 explosions 3:04

2. Dark Cloud 1:49

3. Walls are Loosening 0:40

4. Rats and Monkeys 1:08

5. Pause# 1:31

6. Easter Day 1935 3:55

7. Kein Kriegsspielzeug fur Jonathan 3:35

8. The Song of Investment Capital Overseas 2:13

9. The Address 1:39

10. Fragments 0:30

11. Dark Reprise 1:49

12. On Suicide 4:53

13. Und Ich Werde Nicht Mehr Sehen 1:29

14. Not with a bang 1:55

15. Coste 2:46

16. Cripta 2:32

17. Religion 1:15

18. The Stanislavsky Method 3:56

19. Tempo di Pace, Bari 1:50

20. Copy Machine 2:13

21. Finta di Nulla 6:17

CD 6: The Way It Was

1. This Was The Way It Was 3:03

2. Archways 2:26

3. A Screaming 5:01

4. Thay Have Begun To Move 2:00

5. 2:00 In The Morning 0:57

6. Todo Dia 2:55

7. It's Never Quiet 3:11

8. Six Rays 2:22

9. Prisoner Chorus 1 2:28

10. Prisoner Chorus 2 5:15

11. Oh No 2:35

12. I Was Old When I Was Young 2:08

13. Disk Not Responding 2:03

14. Gut 3:00

15. Crusoe's Landing 4:04

16. Miracolo 4:51

17. Our Colourful Culture 2:28

18. In A Room 4:41

19. Not Me 2:19