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Julius Eastman // THE N **** R Series 2XLP WOODEN BOX [color]

Julius Eastman // THE N **** R Series 2XLP WOODEN BOX [color]

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American post-minimal music pioneer Julius Eastman's reissue double record set in a wooden box sleeve. (originally released in 2)

Includes 4 four-hand minimalist songs using 4 pianos.Comes with a 12-page booklet and poster featuring never-before-seen photos and interviews.It's a purple board.

Don't miss this opportunity as it is already out of print.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Over the past decade and a half, it's been incredible to witness the rise of composer Julius Eastman, who made a name for himself in the New York experimental music scene in the 10s and '1970s. In the years following his untimely death, he was sinfully neglected, along with his work: New World Records' Unjust Malaise and The Zürich Concert, Frozen Reeds' Femenine. , Week-End Records' Stay On It, and a string of new releases by Apartment House, Wild Up, So Percussion, Kukuruz Quartet, and many more ensembles, his work finally caught the attention of a new generation. In 80, Blume Editions became the center of listeners' consciousness.Released Eastman's "N*****r Series", including his masterpieces "Evil N*****r" (1979), "Gay Guerilla" (1980), "Crazy N**" ***r" (1980), composed of the composer's own realizations, and consisted of two LPs.Five years later,With so much happening in and around the world surrounding Eastman's legacy, Blume is releasing a new deluxe edition of the long-out-of-print work.Includes a 2500-page booklet with original liner notes by Mary Jane Leach and Bradford Bailey, a 12-word newly written essay by Bailey, never-before-seen photos courtesy of Roberto Llanelli, and a poster.old and newWe're happy to provide Eastman fans with these pieces they may have missed the first time.

During his tragically short life,Eastman flared up like wildfire.A brilliant composer, pianist and vocalist who, along with his contemporaries Arthur Russell, Arnold Dreiblatt, Ellen Fruman, Reese Chatham, Glenn Branca and many others, pioneered post-minimal music. Yes, he was one of the few African-American artists who were at the center of New York's experimental music scene in the 1970s and '80s.Controversial, confrontational and cocky, he was also one of the first artists to bring ethnicity and queer identity into the conceptual realm of the scene.Sadly, this led to attacks on him by prominent composers such as John Cage, contributing to the long-term deterioration of his legacy.

The most explicit works dealing with the subject of race and sexuality were:It is the "N*****r series" that Eastman premiered at Northwestern University in the suburbs of Chicago in January 1980.Evil N*****r, Gay Guerrilla, and Crazy N*****r are three of Blume's N*****r series, released in 1. 』Constitutes the whole.

The N****r series isWritten "for similar instruments" by Eastman, no work is specified as having to be for piano, but since the composer's debut on piano in 1980, it has almost always been performed with the same instrumentation. It's here.The recordings introduced here are the oldest, around 1980, and the only recordings made during the composer's lifetime.Its first, "Crazy N***r," is nearly an hour long and takes up the entirety of the first LP of this collection, a vast expanse of sound with surprising density and minimal restraint. traverses a range of fine harmonies and rhythms in its research.The track "Evil N*****r" moves forward with a maddeningly fast tonality, effortlessly navigating multiple tonal passages and ending with beautiful restraint and sparsely spaced notes.It is, in the words of composer Mary Jane Leach, "a queer call, both secular and secular."

It is undoubtedly the most politically and creatively radical of Eastman's oeuvre.With resolutely redefined patterns and interlocking norms, these three works create expansive soundscapes, preaching urgent truths without fragmentation. "

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Edition of 300. Deluxe wooden box with velvet lining. Double LP on 12" VIOLET COLOR VINYL, audiophile pressing, housed in Nagaoka anti-static record sleeves. Also includes an original 12-pages LP-sized extensive booklet and a 60x90cm iconic poster designed by Bruno Stucchi/Dinamomilano.

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Blume:

" Over the last decade and a half, it's been incredible to witness the ascending star of the composer Julius Eastman. A celebrated figure within the New York experimental music scene during the 1970s and '80s, over the years following his untimely death in 1990 he and his work drifted into sinful neglect. Largely thanks to a series of archival releases attending to his work - New World Records' “Unjust Malaise” and “The Zürich Concert”, Frozen Reeds' “Femenine”, and Week-End Records' “Stay On It” - and a handful of new renderings by Apartment House, Wild Up, So Percussion, Kukuruz Quartet, and number of ensembles, attention has finally come his way, placing him at the center of the consciousness of a new generation of listeners. Back in 2018, Blume Editions delivered the release of Eastman's “N****r Series”, comprising the composer's own realizations of his seminal works “Evil N****r” (1979) “Gay Guerilla” (1980) and “Crazy N****r” (1980), across two LPs, marking the first time his work had ever been pressed on vinyl. Five years on, with a lot having happened since in both the world and surrounding Eastman's legacy, Blume returns with a brand new, deluxe edition of this long out of print release. Containing the original three works, now housed in a beautiful, handmade wooden box, it also includes a 12-page booklet with the original liner notes by Mary Jane Leach and Bradford Bailey, a brand new 2500 word essay by Bailey, as well as new unseen pictures courtesy of Roberto Laneri, and a poster. A beautiful object inside and out, we're thrilled to be able to offer these works to fans of Eastman, new and old, who might have missed them the first time around.

During his tragically brief life, Julius Eastman burned like a wild fire. A brilliant composer, pianist, and vocalist who, with contemporaries like Arthur Russell, Arnold Dreyblatt, Ellen Fullman, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, and numerous others, pioneered the development of post-minimal music, he was among only a handful African American artists at the center of New York's experimental music scene during the 1970s and '80s. Contentious, confrontational, and brash, he was also among the first artists to draw the subjects of ethnicity and queer identity into the conceptual sphere of that scene; interventions that rarely went down well within a context that was dominantly middle-class, heteronormative, and white. Sadly, this led to attacks upon him by prominent composers like John Cage, a factor that contributed to the long lasting degradation of his legacy that has only just begun to be repaired.

Among the most explicit of the works attending to these subjects - race and sexuality - were those falling under the heading of the “N****r Series”, premiered by Eastman in January of 1980 at Northwestern University, just outside of Chicago. Three of these - “Evil N****r”, “Gay Guerilla”, and “Crazy N****r” - make up the totality of Blume Editon's “The N****r Series”, originally released in 2018 and now repressed in a beautiful new boxed edition after remaining out of print for almost the entirety of the time.

While none of the works within the “N****r Series” explicitly state they must be executed on piano - being composed by Eastman “for any number of similar instruments” - since their debut by the composer on piano in 1980, they have almost always featured the same instrumentation. The recordings featured within are the earliest known - dating from around 1980 - and are the only to have been realized during the composer's lifetime. The first of these, “Crazy N***r”, to roughly an hour in length, takes up the entirety of the first LP in the collection, and is a sprawling sonic study of startling density and minimalist restraint that traverses a wonderful harmonic and rhythmic range, with it's final section using the same process as James Tenney's “Spectral Canon for Conlan Nancarrow”, but notated in a more intuitive way. The second piece, “Evil N****r”, launches forward with franticly paced tonality, moving effortlessly through passages of multi-tonality, before reaching a conclusion of beautiful restraint and sparsely placed notes. The third work in the collection is “Gay Guerrilla”, easily the most dramatic of the three, which rises, in the words of the composer Mary Jane Leach, as «a queer call to arms, both sacred and secular.»

Collectively, these three works - unquestionably among the most politically and creatively radical in Eastman's entire body of work - generate sprawling soundscapes through adamantly restated patterns and interlocking canons, not fragmenting, but preaching urgent truths.

To quote brilliant Mary Jane Leach liner notes: «He wrote what can be categorized as minimal music, but also wrote “post-minimal” music before minimal music was fully established. His pieces straddle the two main styles of minimal music - rhythmic/pulse driven music (Steve Reich and Philip Glass) and spectral drone music (La Monte Young and Phill Niblock). While using process and rhythmic patterns, there is a flexibility that lends a breathing, organic feel to his music, a muscularity missing in a lot of other music from that time. With the re-emergence of his powerful music, a missing gap in the history of contemporary music has been filled.»

Transcendent and engrossing across its four sides, Blume's brand new edition of Eastman's seminal “N****r Series” is a beautiful thing to behold. Containing the original three works, now housed in a beautiful, handmade wooden box, it also includes a 12-page booklet with the original liner notes by Mary Jane Leach and Bradford Bailey, as well as a brand new 2500 word essay by Bailey, new unseen pictures courtesy of Roberto Laneri, and a poster. Incredibly essential on every count.
 "

Artist: Julius Eastman

Label: Blume

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American post-minimal music pioneer Julius Eastman's reissue double record set in a wooden box sleeve. (originally released in 2)

Includes 4 four-hand minimalist songs using 4 pianos.Comes with a 12-page booklet and poster featuring never-before-seen photos and interviews.It's a purple board.

Don't miss this opportunity as it is already out of print.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Over the past decade and a half, it's been incredible to witness the rise of composer Julius Eastman, who made a name for himself in the New York experimental music scene in the 10s and '1970s. In the years following his untimely death, he was sinfully neglected, along with his work: New World Records' Unjust Malaise and The Zürich Concert, Frozen Reeds' Femenine. , Week-End Records' Stay On It, and a string of new releases by Apartment House, Wild Up, So Percussion, Kukuruz Quartet, and many more ensembles, his work finally caught the attention of a new generation. In 80, Blume Editions became the center of listeners' consciousness.Released Eastman's "N*****r Series", including his masterpieces "Evil N*****r" (1979), "Gay Guerilla" (1980), "Crazy N**" ***r" (1980), composed of the composer's own realizations, and consisted of two LPs.Five years later,With so much happening in and around the world surrounding Eastman's legacy, Blume is releasing a new deluxe edition of the long-out-of-print work.Includes a 2500-page booklet with original liner notes by Mary Jane Leach and Bradford Bailey, a 12-word newly written essay by Bailey, never-before-seen photos courtesy of Roberto Llanelli, and a poster.old and newWe're happy to provide Eastman fans with these pieces they may have missed the first time.

During his tragically short life,Eastman flared up like wildfire.A brilliant composer, pianist and vocalist who, along with his contemporaries Arthur Russell, Arnold Dreiblatt, Ellen Fruman, Reese Chatham, Glenn Branca and many others, pioneered post-minimal music. Yes, he was one of the few African-American artists who were at the center of New York's experimental music scene in the 1970s and '80s.Controversial, confrontational and cocky, he was also one of the first artists to bring ethnicity and queer identity into the conceptual realm of the scene.Sadly, this led to attacks on him by prominent composers such as John Cage, contributing to the long-term deterioration of his legacy.

The most explicit works dealing with the subject of race and sexuality were:It is the "N*****r series" that Eastman premiered at Northwestern University in the suburbs of Chicago in January 1980.Evil N*****r, Gay Guerrilla, and Crazy N*****r are three of Blume's N*****r series, released in 1. 』Constitutes the whole.

The N****r series isWritten "for similar instruments" by Eastman, no work is specified as having to be for piano, but since the composer's debut on piano in 1980, it has almost always been performed with the same instrumentation. It's here.The recordings introduced here are the oldest, around 1980, and the only recordings made during the composer's lifetime.Its first, "Crazy N***r," is nearly an hour long and takes up the entirety of the first LP of this collection, a vast expanse of sound with surprising density and minimal restraint. traverses a range of fine harmonies and rhythms in its research.The track "Evil N*****r" moves forward with a maddeningly fast tonality, effortlessly navigating multiple tonal passages and ending with beautiful restraint and sparsely spaced notes.It is, in the words of composer Mary Jane Leach, "a queer call, both secular and secular."

It is undoubtedly the most politically and creatively radical of Eastman's oeuvre.With resolutely redefined patterns and interlocking norms, these three works create expansive soundscapes, preaching urgent truths without fragmentation. "

-------------------------------------------

Edition of 300. Deluxe wooden box with velvet lining. Double LP on 12" VIOLET COLOR VINYL, audiophile pressing, housed in Nagaoka anti-static record sleeves. Also includes an original 12-pages LP-sized extensive booklet and a 60x90cm iconic poster designed by Bruno Stucchi/Dinamomilano.

++

Blume:

" Over the last decade and a half, it's been incredible to witness the ascending star of the composer Julius Eastman. A celebrated figure within the New York experimental music scene during the 1970s and '80s, over the years following his untimely death in 1990 he and his work drifted into sinful neglect. Largely thanks to a series of archival releases attending to his work - New World Records' “Unjust Malaise” and “The Zürich Concert”, Frozen Reeds' “Femenine”, and Week-End Records' “Stay On It” - and a handful of new renderings by Apartment House, Wild Up, So Percussion, Kukuruz Quartet, and number of ensembles, attention has finally come his way, placing him at the center of the consciousness of a new generation of listeners. Back in 2018, Blume Editions delivered the release of Eastman's “N****r Series”, comprising the composer's own realizations of his seminal works “Evil N****r” (1979) “Gay Guerilla” (1980) and “Crazy N****r” (1980), across two LPs, marking the first time his work had ever been pressed on vinyl. Five years on, with a lot having happened since in both the world and surrounding Eastman's legacy, Blume returns with a brand new, deluxe edition of this long out of print release. Containing the original three works, now housed in a beautiful, handmade wooden box, it also includes a 12-page booklet with the original liner notes by Mary Jane Leach and Bradford Bailey, a brand new 2500 word essay by Bailey, as well as new unseen pictures courtesy of Roberto Laneri, and a poster. A beautiful object inside and out, we're thrilled to be able to offer these works to fans of Eastman, new and old, who might have missed them the first time around.

During his tragically brief life, Julius Eastman burned like a wild fire. A brilliant composer, pianist, and vocalist who, with contemporaries like Arthur Russell, Arnold Dreyblatt, Ellen Fullman, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, and numerous others, pioneered the development of post-minimal music, he was among only a handful African American artists at the center of New York's experimental music scene during the 1970s and '80s. Contentious, confrontational, and brash, he was also among the first artists to draw the subjects of ethnicity and queer identity into the conceptual sphere of that scene; interventions that rarely went down well within a context that was dominantly middle-class, heteronormative, and white. Sadly, this led to attacks upon him by prominent composers like John Cage, a factor that contributed to the long lasting degradation of his legacy that has only just begun to be repaired.

Among the most explicit of the works attending to these subjects - race and sexuality - were those falling under the heading of the “N****r Series”, premiered by Eastman in January of 1980 at Northwestern University, just outside of Chicago. Three of these - “Evil N****r”, “Gay Guerilla”, and “Crazy N****r” - make up the totality of Blume Editon's “The N****r Series”, originally released in 2018 and now repressed in a beautiful new boxed edition after remaining out of print for almost the entirety of the time.

While none of the works within the “N****r Series” explicitly state they must be executed on piano - being composed by Eastman “for any number of similar instruments” - since their debut by the composer on piano in 1980, they have almost always featured the same instrumentation. The recordings featured within are the earliest known - dating from around 1980 - and are the only to have been realized during the composer's lifetime. The first of these, “Crazy N***r”, to roughly an hour in length, takes up the entirety of the first LP in the collection, and is a sprawling sonic study of startling density and minimalist restraint that traverses a wonderful harmonic and rhythmic range, with it's final section using the same process as James Tenney's “Spectral Canon for Conlan Nancarrow”, but notated in a more intuitive way. The second piece, “Evil N****r”, launches forward with franticly paced tonality, moving effortlessly through passages of multi-tonality, before reaching a conclusion of beautiful restraint and sparsely placed notes. The third work in the collection is “Gay Guerrilla”, easily the most dramatic of the three, which rises, in the words of the composer Mary Jane Leach, as «a queer call to arms, both sacred and secular.»

Collectively, these three works - unquestionably among the most politically and creatively radical in Eastman's entire body of work - generate sprawling soundscapes through adamantly restated patterns and interlocking canons, not fragmenting, but preaching urgent truths.

To quote brilliant Mary Jane Leach liner notes: «He wrote what can be categorized as minimal music, but also wrote “post-minimal” music before minimal music was fully established. His pieces straddle the two main styles of minimal music - rhythmic/pulse driven music (Steve Reich and Philip Glass) and spectral drone music (La Monte Young and Phill Niblock). While using process and rhythmic patterns, there is a flexibility that lends a breathing, organic feel to his music, a muscularity missing in a lot of other music from that time. With the re-emergence of his powerful music, a missing gap in the history of contemporary music has been filled.»

Transcendent and engrossing across its four sides, Blume's brand new edition of Eastman's seminal “N****r Series” is a beautiful thing to behold. Containing the original three works, now housed in a beautiful, handmade wooden box, it also includes a 12-page booklet with the original liner notes by Mary Jane Leach and Bradford Bailey, as well as a brand new 2500 word essay by Bailey, new unseen pictures courtesy of Roberto Laneri, and a poster. Incredibly essential on every count.
 "

Artist: Julius Eastman

Label: Blume