Friday, 4 April 2008

CRAZY MOON (incredibly strange musick)


Original Issue: 2002 Sub Rosa (SR66) Buy it here!!!

Margot-meter: ??? moons / 5

Are you bold enough to listen to the voices of the dead?
Are you brave enough to rate them?

1 Konstantin Raudive : 'Here Is Konstantin Raudive... Part #1'
2 Scanner : 'Palae Fore Memoire'
3 Gerhard Stempnik : 'Sound Piece #1 - Astrid A Little Bit'
4 Calla : 'Raudive Track'
5 Gerhard Stempnik : 'Sound Piece #2 - Karajan Kluk'
6 Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid : 'Cadavre Magnétique'
7 Gerhard Stempnik : 'Sound Piece #3 - Astrid! Ask There!'
8 Ensemble : 'Nature Morte'
9 Gehard Stempnik : 'Sound Piece #4 - Mendelsohn : More More'
10 Gerhard Stempnik : 'Sound Piece #4 - Mendelsohn : More More'
11 Lee Ranaldo : 'Lee's Raudive Mix'
12 Gerhard Stempnik : 'Sound Piece # 5 - Too Much Pop Music On The Radio'
13Random Inc. : 'Bizz Circuits - Drüben'
14 Gerhard Stempnik : 'Sound Piece #6 - Forgotten Special Domain'
15 David Toop : 'Koladé Spirit'
16 Gerhard Stempnik : 'Sound Piece #7 - In Wien'
17 Carl Michael Von Hausswolff : 'Welcome / For F. Jurgenson & K. Raudive'
18 Gerhard Stempnik : 'Sound Piece #8 - Ouverture : Now More Less'
19 Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid : 'Temps Magnétique'
20 Gerhard Stempnik : 'Sound Piece #9 - Problems - Distant Cut Up'
21 Brett Dean : 'Intimate Decision For Solo Viola'
22 Konstantin Raudive : 'Radio Stimme + Microphon-Stimme - Experiments part #2'

from Wikipedia:

Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are sections of static noise on the radio or electronic recording media that are interpreted by paranormal investigators as voices speaking words usually attributed to ghosts or spirits. Recording EVP has become a technique of those who attempt to contact the souls of dead loved ones or during ghost hunting activities. In addition to deceased spirits, various paranormal investigators say that EVP could be due to psychic echoes from the past, psychokinesis unconsciously produced by living people, and the thoughts of aliens. According to parapsychologist Konstantin Raudive, who popularized the idea, EVP are typically brief, usually the length of a word or short phrase.

Skeptics of the paranormal attribute the voice-like aspect of the sounds to apophenia (finding of significance or connections between insignificant or unrelated phenomena), auditory pareidolia (interpreting random sounds into voices in their own language which might otherwise sound like random noise to a foreign speaker), artifacts due to low-quality equipment, and simple hoaxes. Likewise some reported EVP can be attributed to radio interference or other well-documented phenomena.

References to EVP have appeared in the reality television shows Paranormal State, Celebrity Paranormal Project, and Ghost Hunters, the fictional television series Supernatural and Medium, and Hollywood films such as White Noise and The Sixth Sense.

from Sub Rosa website:

For many, the first traces of the Raudive Tapes were in William Burroughs fictions and articles. The fact is, these mysterious magnetic tapes, which capture the voices of the dead, and were recorded by the baltic scientist Konstantin Raudive, are not a fiction but a reality (we are not here to judge their scientific objectivity ). These tapes, as rare as Lovecraft's Necronomicon, are now in our archives.

Dr Konstantin Raudive, a student of Carl Jung, was a Latvian psychologist who taught at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, before devoting the last ten years of his life to electronic voice phenomenon (EVP). he published in his book Breakthrough in 1971.His early collaborator F.Jurgenson, whom he met by the very beginning of 1965, awakened Dr. K.Raudive's interest in EVP research. Raudive spent endless hours for the thorough study of Jurgenson's books ("Voices from Space", 1964 and "Radio-Link with the Dead", 1967).
From an overwhelming database (ranging about 72000 samples!), Raudive's mother seems to be statistically the most frequently reported contact personality. She usually addressed her son in the Latgalian dialect

1. a self introduction of Konstantin Raudive and a large session of exemples from his archives - july 17, 1965)

2. 9 extracts from the Gerhard Stempnik experiments - musician of the Berlin Philharmonic and close friend of Raudive (tapes from 1980)

3. a Raudive celebration including unpublished material by Scanner, Paul D. Miller aka dj Spooky That subliminal kid, Calla, Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), Ensemble, Ramdom Inc., David Toop, Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Brett Dean. They have all composed an exclusive piece of music based on the Raudive material. It goes from a close examination of the material itself (cm von hausswolff, lee ranaldo) to a more evocative mood (calla, scanner, dj spooky). the last piece, for viola solo, is a global hommage to all the explorators of the unknown.


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Anonymous said...

thanks, margot! this seems like a interesting thing, though i couldn't figure out what this is all about - unkwnown voices from space? i'm curious because i don't understand it! ;)

i find your password-procedure quite unique. it's kind of a system of self-advertisement via e-mail. even when i'm not interested in some of your posts, i get e-mails - so you grab my attention and tell me: "look at what i offer, interested?"

clever trevor! ;)


Margot said...

Yes, my posts contain a part of my you for letting my little e-mails tempt you O;-)

Ron said...

thanks, margot. been looking for this for a while. the mika also has made for a great work soundtrack. keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

I know this one. Really weird stuff even if you are not inclined to believe stuff like this. And Margot : here's a link to WFMU - it's material from a 7" which was sold with a book of Raudive (1971, the book) :


Margot said...

Thank you, Josef.
I already have "Breakthrough" and I recommend it to all readers that want to listen to even weirder stuff.


gojira said...

on a related note...
great stuff.
thank you

Anonymous said...

Oh Margot, if you keep showing off such excellent taste, I going to rename you "Petit four"! (Though I hope you don't really look so much like Blavatsky...)

Anonymous said...

This one was just plain strange.... thanks.

Margot said...

I certainly do not have the charisma of Mme Blavatsky...but I don't have all her years, too :-)

john said...

Margot, I've been waiting for this one to reappear. Thanx and I'll be in touch.