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Reissue on 180 gram vinyl of this 1953 album by this groundbreaking avant-garde musician.


Originally released in 1953, this collection of very early Moondog pieces features the same tribal rhythmic impulse as his famed Prestige recordings, but there's an impressive line in chamber music running through these compositions: the B-side is dedicated to two suites for strings, which could easily pass for more traditional works were it not for the heavy bongo presence. Essentially though you can hear a sense of discipline, and a thorough working knowledge of conventional classical composition in Moondog's work, even if he ultimately chooses to subvert it. All this is further destabilised by slightly weirder excursions like 'Tree Frog - Be A Hobo', which fit into some odd percussion-centric take on what might loosely be termed as a 'song'. More idiosyncratic, entirely uncategorizable work from one of 20th century music's true mavericks


A1 Dragon's Teeth • Voices Of Spring    
A2 Oasis    
A3 Tree Frog - Be A Hobo    
A4 Instrumental Round - Double Bass Duo    
A5 Theme And Variations - Rim Shot  

Suite No. 1    
B1a First Movement    
B1b Second Movement    
B1c Third Movement  

Suite No. 2    
B2a First Movement    
B2b Second Movement    
B2c Third Movement

MOONDOG LP Moondog And His Friends

€24.90 Regular Price
€19.90Sale Price
  • Label: Primitiv Sounds ‎– PRM003

    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue 

    Country: France

    Released: 07 Dec 2018

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