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Amnon Raviv // Mirror LP

Amnon Raviv // Mirror LP

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This is a reissue record by Amnon Raviv, an outsider composer from Tel Aviv, Israel, released in 2019 by the London, UK experimental label Paradigm Discs. (The original was released in 1983.)

Contains 6 tracks ranging from experimental flamenco to outsider jazz. Liner notes included.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"The original was released in Israel in 1983 in a hand-made run of just 50 copies, making this edition the first widely available LP pressing, accessible to an audience beyond the small group of dedicated collectors who heard this strange experimental record in the '80s.
While there are similarities to early American and European avant-garde/outsider music, it is unlike anything else from this period, let alone Israel. It may be one of the strangest and most obscure records to come out of Israel. Instrumentation includes flamenco guitar, acoustic guitar, flute, violin, and saxophone. Some of the performances are freeform, some are in complex notation, but all contain a collage of effects and noisy field recordings that often dominate the screen: bubbling water, chicken farms, feedback, transistor radios, metal percussion, vacuum cleaners.
Drawing comparisons to Anal Magic and Dwight Frizzell's 1976 Beyond the Black Crack (reissued by Paradigm), Mirror has wild atmospheres and expert instrumental playing in open sonic spaces. A notable difference with Frizzell is that all of his work is titled. All six tracks here are untitled.
Amnon Raviv continues to work as a musician, but he also holds a PhD in medical clowning and his main job these days is as a medical clown in a cancer ward in Tel Aviv, using smiles and laughter as therapy to help recovering patients.
This edition comes with new artwork by Amnon Raviv, a performance artist working on the streets of Amsterdam in 1984. The insert reproduces the original artwork from one of 50 unique sleeves and features liner notes by the artist that provide insight into the concept behind the album.

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12" black vinyl. Edition of 500. Includes insert. 
Originally released in 1983. 

tracklist:

1. 1 05:28
2. 2 05:40
3. 3 02:49
4. 4 06:48
5. 5 07:39
6. 6 11:27

Paradigm Discs:

"Originally released in Israel in 1983 and only available in a handmade edition of just 50 copies. As such, this edition is the first widely available issue of this LP, making it available to an audience beyond the few hardened collectors who got to hear this strange experimental record back in the 80s.
There's nothing else quite like it from that era, let alone from Israel, although it does have some parallels with earlier avant garde/outsider music from the US and Europe. It may well be the strangest, as well as one of the most obscure records ever to come out of Israel. The instruments used are flamenco and acoustic guitar, flute, violin and sax. Some of the playing is free form and some is complex notation, but all the tracks contain collages of effects and noisy field recordings which often dominate the picture - bubbling water, a chicken farm, feedback, transistor radio, metal percussion, vacuum cleaner, etc.
There are some comparisons to be made with Anal Magic and Rev Dwight Frizzell's "Beyond The Black Crack" from 1976 (also reissued on Paradigm), "Mirror" has a similar wild and fried atmosphere sitting amidst the open sonic spaces, coupled with some skilled instrumental playing. A notable difference with the Frizzell is that Frizzell's pieces are always titled. The 6 pieces here are all untitled.
Amnon Raviv is still active as a musician, but he also holds a PhD in medical clowning and his main job these days is as a medical clown, incorporating smiles and laughter as a therapy to help recovering patients on Tel Aviv's cancer wards.
This edition comes with new artwork showing Raviv working as a performance artist on the streets of Amsterdam in 1984. The insert replicates the original artwork from one of the 50 unique sleeves and contains liner notes by the artist that give insight into the concept behind this album.

Artist: Amnon Raviv

Label: Paradigm Discs

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This is a reissue record by Amnon Raviv, an outsider composer from Tel Aviv, Israel, released in 2019 by the London, UK experimental label Paradigm Discs. (The original was released in 1983.)

Contains 6 tracks ranging from experimental flamenco to outsider jazz. Liner notes included.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"The original was released in Israel in 1983 in a hand-made run of just 50 copies, making this edition the first widely available LP pressing, accessible to an audience beyond the small group of dedicated collectors who heard this strange experimental record in the '80s.
While there are similarities to early American and European avant-garde/outsider music, it is unlike anything else from this period, let alone Israel. It may be one of the strangest and most obscure records to come out of Israel. Instrumentation includes flamenco guitar, acoustic guitar, flute, violin, and saxophone. Some of the performances are freeform, some are in complex notation, but all contain a collage of effects and noisy field recordings that often dominate the screen: bubbling water, chicken farms, feedback, transistor radios, metal percussion, vacuum cleaners.
Drawing comparisons to Anal Magic and Dwight Frizzell's 1976 Beyond the Black Crack (reissued by Paradigm), Mirror has wild atmospheres and expert instrumental playing in open sonic spaces. A notable difference with Frizzell is that all of his work is titled. All six tracks here are untitled.
Amnon Raviv continues to work as a musician, but he also holds a PhD in medical clowning and his main job these days is as a medical clown in a cancer ward in Tel Aviv, using smiles and laughter as therapy to help recovering patients.
This edition comes with new artwork by Amnon Raviv, a performance artist working on the streets of Amsterdam in 1984. The insert reproduces the original artwork from one of 50 unique sleeves and features liner notes by the artist that provide insight into the concept behind the album.

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12" black vinyl. Edition of 500. Includes insert. 
Originally released in 1983. 

tracklist:

1. 1 05:28
2. 2 05:40
3. 3 02:49
4. 4 06:48
5. 5 07:39
6. 6 11:27

Paradigm Discs:

"Originally released in Israel in 1983 and only available in a handmade edition of just 50 copies. As such, this edition is the first widely available issue of this LP, making it available to an audience beyond the few hardened collectors who got to hear this strange experimental record back in the 80s.
There's nothing else quite like it from that era, let alone from Israel, although it does have some parallels with earlier avant garde/outsider music from the US and Europe. It may well be the strangest, as well as one of the most obscure records ever to come out of Israel. The instruments used are flamenco and acoustic guitar, flute, violin and sax. Some of the playing is free form and some is complex notation, but all the tracks contain collages of effects and noisy field recordings which often dominate the picture - bubbling water, a chicken farm, feedback, transistor radio, metal percussion, vacuum cleaner, etc.
There are some comparisons to be made with Anal Magic and Rev Dwight Frizzell's "Beyond The Black Crack" from 1976 (also reissued on Paradigm), "Mirror" has a similar wild and fried atmosphere sitting amidst the open sonic spaces, coupled with some skilled instrumental playing. A notable difference with the Frizzell is that Frizzell's pieces are always titled. The 6 pieces here are all untitled.
Amnon Raviv is still active as a musician, but he also holds a PhD in medical clowning and his main job these days is as a medical clown, incorporating smiles and laughter as a therapy to help recovering patients on Tel Aviv's cancer wards.
This edition comes with new artwork showing Raviv working as a performance artist on the streets of Amsterdam in 1984. The insert replicates the original artwork from one of the 50 unique sleeves and contains liner notes by the artist that give insight into the concept behind this album.

Artist: Amnon Raviv

Label: Paradigm Discs

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