11 febbraio 2018


Due pubblicazioni di Smog Veil Records mettono al centro dell'attenzione il geniale Allen Ravenstine, recuperando dagli archivi suoi rari materiali di inizio-metà anni Settanta - precedenti cioè la fondazione e l'esordio dei Pere Ubu - rimasti finora in tutto o in parte inediti: The Mysticism of Sound & Cosmic Language (1972-73), in carico al collettivo Hy Maya guidato da Robert Bensick, e soprattutto Terminal Drive (1975), realizzato in proprio con l'aiuto di Albert Dennis.

Terminal Drive is studio recording of a mythical piece of electro-acoustic music composed and performed in 1975 by Allen Ravenstine (b. May 9, 1950 in Canton, OH) with assistance from Albert Dennis on string bass. Terminal Drive’s significance in terms of Cleveland underground music cannot be understated and has been cited as partially responsible for Ravenstine’s invitation to co-form the musical unit Pere Ubu in September 1975. Ravenstine gained recognition for his unusual and inventive synthesizer work in Pere Ubu, which he would also contribute to other groups such as Red Crayola and David Thomas & The Wooden Birds as well as his solo work.

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