Martin Davorin Jagodic - Tempo Furioso LP
Edition of 300.
Of all the historic labels associated with experimental music, few have garnered as much affection, or as devoted a following, as the Italian imprint Cramps. Its catalog reads like a who's who of the 1970s musical avant-garde, housing seminal albums by John Cage, Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Giusto Pio, Demetrio Stratos, Juan Hidalgo, Robert Ashley, Walter Marchetti, Cornelius Cardew, Raul Lovisoni / Francesco Messina, Alvin Lucier, Derek Bailey, and so many more, the vast majority of which have remained largely out of print and nearly impossible to obtain for decades.
The Milan based imprint, Dialogo, has begun a stunning series of vinyl reissues from Cramps' and they are back with yet another, a long-awaited reissue of the Croatian composer Martin Davorin Jagodić's 1975 masterstroke, Tempo Furioso (Tolles Wetter). A sprawling expanse of electroacoustic interventions, encountered nearly half a century down the road, it feels as radical and forward thinking as the day it was laid to tape.
Issued by Dialogo in a limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl, with fully remastered audio, housed in a gatefold sleeve that beautifully reproduces the original design and features a picture by Roberto Masotti - who is also the author of the original picture of the artist reproduced above here - complete with brand new English translations of the original liner notes, finally we have a chance to encounter one of the tragically under-appreciated gems of the 1970s avant-garde.