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Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL] (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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Limited edition of 550 copies.

Label: Disembraining Machine
Catalog ID: What Is Not Music? #1
Squidco Product Code: 20408

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


Alex Cuffe-musican

Andrew McLellan-musican

Dean Roberts-musican

Joel Stern-musican

Mattin-musican, composer

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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
Related Categories of Interest:

Vinyl Recordings
Improvised Music
Unusual Vocal Forms
Song Based Music
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Rock and Related
Improvised Rock

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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.

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