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Henri Chopin – Audiopoems

13 December, 2012

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LP, Tangent, 1971

To quote the Discogs summary: “Henri Chopin (1922, Paris, France – January 3, 2008, England, United Kingdom) is an avant-garde poet and musician. Henri Chopin is a little-known but key figure of the French avant-garde during the second half of the 20th century. Known primarily as a concrete and sound poet, he created a large body of pioneering recordings using early tape recorders, studio technologies and the sounds of the manipulated human voice. His emphasis on sound is a reminder that language stems as much from oral traditions as from classic literature, of the relationship of balance between order and chaos.”

What they said.

Incidentally, there is another LP, a tape and a CD all bearing the title Audiopoems in Chopin’s Discography; they are different releases entirely. If you got ’it…

This was released on the lovely, lovely Tangent label. Tangent is a hard label to collect. We only have one other, the early Ann(e)a Lockwood record Glass World – we were all set to rip our mint copy of that one too when T. spotted it was reissued as part of her Early Works CD, and as you know we try not to post in-print discs.

We’d really love some more Tangent – anyone else ripping any? Even the Isla St Clair record? (Update: three Tangent discs on this semi-dormant treasure trove.)

A1. New Departure (4:39)
A2. La Peur (First Movement) (17:10)
B. Pleuralité 1.1.1.1. (25:50)

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2 comments

  1. Very cool.
    Thanks.


  2. This man was a genius
    Thanks!



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