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Dockstader: Apocalypse
Tod Dockstader
Dockstader: Apocalypse
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Classical
 
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The second CD from this electronic music master contains Tod Dockstader?s brooding, ominous Apocalypse, along with the piece famous for its haunting use of processed laughter, Luna Park, which a Fanfare critic called ?one ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tod Dockstader
Title: Dockstader: Apocalypse
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Starkland
Release Date: 7/24/1994
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Classical
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 754702020223

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The second CD from this electronic music master contains Tod Dockstader?s brooding, ominous Apocalypse, along with the piece famous for its haunting use of processed laughter, Luna Park, which a Fanfare critic called ?one of the finest works of electronic music I?ve ever heard.? (He adds: ?The rest of the disc is not a let-down.?) Also appearing for the first time on this CD are Two Fragments from Apocalypse and Four Telemetry Tapes, the latter being Dockstader?s last true organized sound pieces. In addition to receiving extraordinary praise within the United States, Starkland?s two Dockstader CDs have won glowing affirmations around the world, from Canada?s Musicworks (?vital and fascinating?) to France?s Revue & Corrigée (?astonishing?) to England?s The Wire (?extraordinary?). Dockstader?s music turns out to have a surprising relevance to music created decades later; he?s been described as ?one of the godfather?s of Nurse With Wound, and a distant cousin of rap and techno? (Option). Craig Anderton writes that Dockstader was one of the few to master ?the art of assembling tape-recorded sounds and painstakingly splicing, cutting, dubbing, manipulating and mixing to create final compositions,? then adds: ?If you think that sounds similar to the procedures used to create today?s cutting-edge pop music, you?re right.?
 

CD Reviews

Sound Composition Master
Ace Vinal | 07/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great listening experience for anyone willing to LISTEN to a recording in the foreground rather than in the background. Dokstader's composition require patience and stillness as well as personal cerebral silence. His work acts like an aural sculpture and that in itself is a remarkable achievement. Whatever genre titles have been thrown at this form of composition (Concrete music, Tape music, Electronic), it is a form of musical expression unique to our time. Dockstader pulls at the day to day sounds that surround us snaring bits here and there, blending and cutting sonic landscapes the exist only in the ether between transmission towers and the microscopic space between iron-coated plastic tape and an electro-magnetized surface.
A great and important work!"