Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Small Cruel Party - Six 7inch Records

"Small Cruel Party's work is focused on the inherent mysterious and beautiful quality of sound itself, with the emphasis on noninstrumental sound sources, the source itself not being readily apparent. Work generally involves manipulation of physical objects in acoustic space and a great deal of concentrated activity. Even in pieces involving dense sound at high volume the resultant effect is one of intense calm."
Today we have a look at various of his 7"s, in fact almost all of them, just one split missing with Daniel Menche and his eM13 7" here. But we have:

Anodyne Effect Of Habit
Label: Small Cruel Party
Catalog#: SCP-003
Format: 2 x Vinyl, 7"
Released: 1992
(the cover scan is from the test pressing I have, not from the original release)

Before The Dream
Label: Drone Records
Catalog#: DR-11
Format: Vinyl, 7", Limited Edition, 33.3 RPM, 1st Edition, Yellow
Released: Feb 1995
Limited to 250 handnumbered copies on clear yellow vinyl in a handmade cover. Included is a 2-sided 7" sized info sheet.
Side A recorded in Seattle.
Side B recorded in Arnhem.

Seminal Brainpan
Label: Dom America
Catalog#: DOM USS 13
Format: Vinyl, 7"
Released: 1995

The Subtle Body
Label: Banned Production
Catalog#: BP- 69
Format: Vinyl, 7"
Released: 1997

To Have Been Seen
Label: Shirocoal Recordings
Catalog#: T-73EP
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single Sided, Limited Edition
Released: 1998
Notes: Self-released; limited to 300 copies.

Ceremonies Of Memory I & II
Label: Fylkingen Records
Catalog#: FYSP 1003
Format: Vinyl, 7", 33.3 RPM
Released: 2002
Notes: Recorded in January of 1996 in a ravine in Seattle next to the house of Jim Woodring for a proposed and unrealized collaboration with this visual artist.
Front cover photo: Lake Crescent, Olympic Peninsula, November of 1992.
Back cover photo: Folkestone, U.K., 16 April 2000.

and as a bonus a split 7" with Cheryl E. Leonard. Here its Key Ransone early piano works under his own name

Cheryl E. Leonard / Key Ransone - Apraxia Composer Series Vol. 1
Label: Apraxia
Catalog#: PXR 24501
Format: Vinyl, 7"
Released: 1996
Genre: Electronic
Notes: Edition of 600 copies.



Anonymous said...

Wow! What a wonderful set! Thanks for posting these! FYI: New unreleased Key Ransone & new unreleased Small Cruel Party tracks will be featured on upcoming volumes of the Zelphabet series.

433 RPM said...

hey that's great news. is key still france being a vegetarian chef?


Anonymous said...

Actually, he is. And not only that, but once in a while he even gets around to performing live!!!!

W. said...

This sounds interesting, I'll give them a try.

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for posting this!

Nick said...

hi, can this be reposted?

433 RPM said...

out of curiousity, what don't you understand about:

Nick said...

just stupid i guess, thanks!