Thursday, 17 October 2013

BIG CITY ORCHESTRA























"chimpy"
Year:    2003
Country:    US
Label:    UB Radio
Format:    digital
Tracks:    12
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:              Experimental


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"moisture"
Year:    2003
Country:    US
Label:    Reduktive Musiken
Format:    CD
Tracks:    9
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental



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"Bouffe!"
Year:   2013
Country:    US
Label:    Nostalgie de la boue
Format:    CD
Tracks:    6
Time:    58 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Experimental













One of the most idiosyncratic and original groups of the past two decades, BCO is not your standard Orchestra. Situated in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the band has released an enormous catalog of recorded material over the past two decades. Formed in the late 1970's the ensemble continues to maintain a free-flowing roster of artists from around the world that collaborate on specific projects. Categorizing the Orchestra into any given genre can be a task, as releases continue to surprise even the most devout listener. There is never any way to precisely classify the next BCO release. An album of authentic sea-shanties? A wall of noise? A shimmering downpour of lullabies whispered to the wind? A humorous or thought-provoking album of Sound Collages? Vocal excursions set to make Rod McKuen blush? We press play, leaning forward with slight apprehension. We await the first wave of blissful deception. We are perpetually rewarded.
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BIG CITY ORCHESTRA ILLUSION OF SAFETY
"split"
Year:    1990
Country:    US , Germany
Label:    Realization
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    15
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental













Here is a great collaborative tape to finally close the Big City Orchestra series... This is also the first of four posts of cassettes provided by Franck Laplaine, the man behind the excellent label Sonoris. Many thanks to Franck for excavating that little treasure.

 






























 
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