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Plux Quba
Nuno Canavarro
Plux Quba
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
 
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Slipping out of Portugal in 1987 and into the hands of young German musicians shortly thereafter, Canavarro's strange and beautiful, limited edition LP was massively influential on esoteric electronica. It represented a se...  more »

      
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All Artists: Nuno Canavarro
Title: Plux Quba
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Moikai Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1998
Re-Release Date: 9/1/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Techno
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 781484900122, 781484900115

Synopsis

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Slipping out of Portugal in 1987 and into the hands of young German musicians shortly thereafter, Canavarro's strange and beautiful, limited edition LP was massively influential on esoteric electronica. It represented a set of alternative musical realities from which the forms and facets of certain inexpressible ideas could finally be drawn: from the digitally fissured glasswork of Oval to the liquid systems-music soundscapes of Microstoria to Mouse on Mars's euphoric mix of mirthful melody and muscular rhythms. Using only modest instrumentation (electronics, melodica, polymoog, and tapes) Canavarro created a miraculously homespun, dreamlike work from music-box glitterings and geometrically cleaved voices. As clearly influenced (particularly by the crepitant involuntary-speech and polymoog extrapolations of Robert Ashley's 1979 work Automatic Writing) as it is influential, the now-unearthed Plux Quba nonetheless remains a captivating sonic mystery. One can only guess how it will continue to work its magic on future generations. --Gil Gershman
 

CD Reviews

I can't think of anything that isn't in the blurb:BEAUTIFUL
dunsmuir@netcom.ca | Toronto, Canada | 07/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Playful experiments with synthesizers, live mallet instruments, melodica, and a miasma of treated voices, the writer here (as well as Jim O'Rourke, who said the same thing) are right...This could totally be seen as lying somewhere between "Automatic Writing" and Microstoria...All that timeline-placing and musicgeekery, though, is pretty secondary to the playfulness that pervades, here, though; for someone with a similar palette and attitude, but with more extreme editing techniques (namely digital glitchhackery, in a very phraselike manner nevertheless), I totally recommend the new Nobukazu Takemura album, "Scope"...if O'Rourke thinks that "Fennesz Plays" is genius, then i'll be halfseriously goshdarned, 'cuz Takemura's doing some of the illest stuff that this novice nerd has yet to hear..."
Plux Quba, DPT, and a good surround sound system
dunsmuir@netcom.ca | 11/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Probably the most blissful music I have ever heard, as the cover indicates, there is a childlike innocence to sounds that might otherwise be menacing - pop this in, turn off the lights and listen to this album at 3 in the morning. i'd be gelded rather than deprive myself of plux quba"