Sunday, April 24, 2011

EUREKA! It is complete.

I somehow neglected to mention, on my own blog, the long awaited release of The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings), as a 2 CD set, via the collective efforts of Basses Frequences & Small-Doses.

Long-time friend and supporter of Goat-Eater Arts, John Kealy had the following to say about the release:

"The pieces that make up The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings) were all created whileHoor-paar-Kraat’s Anthony Mangicapra was living in the town of Eureka, California. Indeed, the town’s name is apt as they represent a “Eurekamoment” for Hoor-paar-Kraat as a musical entity; a figurative spilling of the bath waters as Hoor-paar-Kraat found their sound. The hints of alchemical transcendence that peeped through the cracks of previous releases come brazenly into view throughout Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings). Music dissolves into explorations of texture, acoustic phenomena and the psyche.

Originally issued as three separate volumes in a variety of hard to find formats (A Whisper in the Sow’s Ear, a 3” CD; Graduating from Clocks to Watches C55 and Taxonomy of Divine Organisms, a CDr made to accompany, and sold only at, Mangicapra’s exhibit of paintings, “Above & Below”), The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings) collects the three original volumes and will be released jointly by Small Doses and Basses Frequences. In addition to the original releases, The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings) also includes Hoor-paar-Kraat’s side of their split cassette with Last and a previously unreleased recording from the same sessions. Spanning styles and moods like some kind of emotional suspension bridge, Hoor-paar-Kraat’s music finds itself traveling the same surreal by-ways as Nurse With Wound,irr. app. (ext.)The Hafler Trio and Coil’s more ritualistic output."

The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings) is available in a standard two-disc edition, as well as an extremely limited and beautifully crafted art edition which, for some reason or another, I'm unable to post photos of at this time. Our good friend Christopher Elmore of Hammer Smashed Sound, posted a bit about it that you can read about by clicking "HERE".

People in North America can get their copies at Small-Doses and European orders can be made through Basses Frequences.

There are no copies of the Art Edition at Goat-Eater. Should you want a copy, please contact Small-Doses