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ARTIST :   HENRY FLYNT 

 

ALBUM : Graduation
Price: 28,90€
#Ref: SV014
Release date: 2013

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Double Vinyl LP + Download card / reissue - First time on vinyl - Comes with insert

All tracks recorded 1975-1979.

1975/79-USA

Release notes :

Henry Flynt took a high-brow approach to so-called low-brow music. Combining sounds from his native North Carolina with an avant-garde sensibility honed in New York City's loft scene in the 1960s, Flynt created what he describes as "new American ethnic music." As a student of Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath alongside La Monte Young and Terry Riley, an associate of the Fluxus movement, and even a live collaborator with The Velvet Underground, Flynt was a part of one of the 20th century's richest art and music milieus.

Graduation, recorded between 1975 and 1979, was meant to be the debut of his avant-garde hillbilly music. The album's title track is a slow, twisted ballad that unfolds like a funeral dream over dirge-like country riffs. "Celestial Power," the album's 20-minute closing track, is an entrancing minimalist composition performed strictly with oscillating vibrato guitar. As Flynt explains, "I aspire to a beauty which is ecstatic and perpetual, while at the same time being concretely human and emotionally profound."

Shelved upon its completion in 1980, Graduation was not released until after the turn of the century. In 2013, it still sounds years ahead of its time.  

Tracklisting :

1. Graduation 2. A Portrait 3. Lonesome Train Dreams 4. Double Spindizzy 5. No Rights 6. Virginia Trance 7. Conga 8. Celestial Power  

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ALBUM : You Are My Everlovin'
Price: 15,90€
Format: CD
#Ref: SV144
Release date: 2017

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HENRY FLYNT YOU ARE EVERLOVIN'

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CD / reissue - 8 page booklet with notes by the artist

Recorded on June 16th, 1981 at Inroads in New York City

1981-USA

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Philosopher, musician and anti-art activist, Henry Flynt has long foregone the academicism often associated with "serious music" in favor of a uniquely intuitive, emotional approach to composition. In the 1960s and 1970s he was a part of NYC's vibrant avant-garde scene, studying with Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath and developing his own proprietary technique on violin.

You Are My Everlovin', Flynt's first published musical work, finds the composer in peak form at a lower Manhattan loft in late spring 1981. Featuring solo electric violin and pre-recorded tambura, this sinuous performance elegantly brings together disparate vernaculars – Southern blues, modal jazz, Appalachian fiddle, North Indian raga – into a new and bracing whole.

As Flynt writes in the liner notes, "The electric violin timbre is crucial; it allows me to crush the diverse styles into a unity. I imagined the genre as open, radiant improvisation ... an open plain that could absorb anything."

Incorporating themes and melodic phrases from his earlier work, Everlovin' becomes Flynt's own Gesamtkunstwerk – a work that is at once rooted in and liberated by the drone, revealing the profound mutability and utter singularity of this American iconoclast.  

Tracklisting :

1. You Are My Everlovin' (42:38)

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