William S. Burroughs

Curse Go Back

Formats:
LP Vinyl Clear Color Ltd.
Condition:
New
Media:
Mint
Sleeve:
Mint
Cat No:
PD 31
Availability:
In Stock
Price:
24.00 €
Original Release Date:
08/08/2016
Decade:
60's
Description:

This work comes in two sections, which in their original forms lasted for over an hour and first appeared in 1998 under the name 'Electronic Revolution' as a free CD with issue 1 of the French magazine 'Crash'. The CD was quickly withdrawn with maybe only 100 copies finding their way into circulation. This edition is edited down to 46 minutes and comprises the core of the original recording. It employs the now familiar techniques of random drop-ins and cut-ups of readings. The readings themselves also being cut-ups of words on the page. The first section of the tape uses further processing by means of a second tape recorder. Recorded in London ca. 1968, the tape was then passed on to Brion Gysin in Paris where it remained in his archive until 1998. Here is the first available edition of this hypnotic and meditative recording that examines the hidden power of words. Closer to a work of sound poetry than anything literary. The album includes a 12x12-inch insert with an essay by Ben Harper and several previously unseen photos of Burroughs, taken by Harriet Crowder in her flat during a drug experiment. Second press, limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl.