- Sept. 5, 2020
-- For Oberdada
the 1980's was a period of incessant experimentation with improvisation, composition and audio collages. Recordings were made by ping-ponging one track at a time on a double-deck cassette recorder. His compositions from that period explored odd harmonic, melodic and rhythmic structures, often featuring wild stylistic crosscuts.
This newly released collection of early and apocryphal works digs deep into the archives of written scores and worn cassettes. Originally written or recorded in the years 1984-1989, some of the rarest and finest tunes and most remarkable tape salads are presented more or less in chronological order. The old written scores have been rearranged and brought up to date. A few original cassette recordings have been restored and remixed, in some cases overdubbed with new material or reconstructed from scratch.
In the eclectic spirit of Oberdada, this album is a stylistically divergent affair including a few minimalist tracks, some heavy metal, ambient, free improvisation, hints of folk music and reggae, experimental sound collages and much more.
The full album with 35 tracks and over 100 minutes of music is available on bandcamp as a digital download including a solid 30 page booklet with drawings and writings from the same period as the compositions. A selection of 25 tracks is planned for a separate limited edition release on cassette later this year.
For the music, visit:https://oberdada.bandcamp.com/album/apokryfer