Thursday, June 08, 2006

Anal Magic and Reverend Dwight Frizzel - Beyond The Black Crack (1976)

Beyond the Black Crack was the concept of Reverend Dwight Frizzell, a musician, film maker, Doctor of Metaphysics and minister in the Universal Church of Life. It remains a little known classic, and one of the most unique listening experiences in modern experimental music. Recorded between 1974 and 1976 in locations as diverse as factories, the pyramid opposite Harry Truman's grave site as well as more 'conventional' concert settings. Beyond the Black Crack is a dark, dizzying and exhilarating journey through free jazz, electronics and environmental sound, all shattered by Frizzell's radical tape editing. This CD re-release adds further material to the original LP: - "The Wandering Madness of Basilea", a suite from 1977 unheard until now, as well as unreleased material from the Black Crack sessions.
Beyond the black crack was originally released in mono in an edition of 200 copies by Cavern Custom in 1976 (cat. no. 6104-12), to commemorate the First Annual End of the World Celebration, November 18 1976.
BLACK CRACK AND THE SOLE SURVIVORS are: Rev. Dwight Frizzell - tenor saxophone, clarinet, audio oscillator, chair, trash can, pins, soy beans Mike Roach - clarinet, vocals with laughs, tenor saxophone, dancingKurt Eckhardt - mouth flute, percussion, pins, soy, alteration. Featuring special guests: Rev. Tommy Gomersall - tin cans, piano, vocalsRich - lights and percussionRush Rankin - clarinet, imagistic inspirationRev. Jim Rogers - kazooGary Jeffers - sousaphone, percussionBill Jones - sousaphoneSylvia Thomas - harmonicaRadio Rich Dalton - guitarBill Scanlan - percussion, tape machine; and many others... Source

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rich said...

Doctor of Metaphysics, eh? This was a great reissue when it came out. Another brilliantly oddball one is the surreal live concert by Ron Pate & His Debonairs (Fred Lane) performing to about a crowd of 2, called Raudelunas 'Pataphysical Revue reissued by Ed Baxter for Alcohol Records. Bad jokes, big band music, sound of frogs on tapes, and radiators being played I seem to remember, lol.