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Outside The Dream Syndicate

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ARTIST :   TONY CONRAD WITH FAUST 

 

ALBUM : Outside The Dream Syndicate
Price: 23,50€
Format: Vinyl LP
#Ref: SV048
Release date: 2016

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Vinyl LP / 2016 reissue - Standard black vinyl pressing. Tip-on jacket with silver-foil-stamped text on front cover. Includes double-sided insert with liner notes.

Recorded at Wümme, October 1972. ©&℗ 1973 Tony Conrad.

1972-USA/Germany

Release notes :

Violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad started his career in New York in the early 1960s. As a member of the Theatre of Eternal Music (a.k.a. the Dream Syndicate) alongside John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise, he participated in now-legendary and often legendarily loud drone performances with many pieces having no beginning and no end. During a fateful trip to Germany in 1972, Conrad met with avant-rock visionaries Faust and made the very first record to bear his name.

Outside The Dream Syndicate, originally released in Europe only in 1973, is a stunning debut. Two side-long tracks – "The Side Of Man And Womankind" and "The Side Of The Machine" – show just how far Conrad had moved beyond his minimalist peers. Werner Diermaier's repetitive drum beat and Jean-Hervé Peron's stripped-down bassline conjure a tense, ascetic groove, while Conrad's seamless violin, initially so controlled, reveals a surprising adaptability. The music shifts almost on a subliminal level, pushing and pulling to the drone's internal pulse.

It is hard to imagine Conrad's trajectory from downtown Manhattan to a farmhouse in the German countryside that ultimately resulted in Outside The Dream Syndicate, yet no other record captures – so completely and instantly – the intersection of avant-garde and rock forms. Outside The Dream Syndicate remains ahead of and bracingly outside of its time.

This first-time vinyl reissue has been carefully mastered from the original master tapes and includes liner notes by musician Jim O'Rourke and author Branden W. Joseph.  

Tracklisting :

1. The Side Of Man And Womankind 2. The Side Of The Machine

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