Creel Pone Frank W. Becker "Celebration" (Japan) CP199.3 CDr
"Waves" (1974-76), a "Composition for Prepared Piano, Electronics, and Tape Delay" was recorded live at ABC Hall in Tokyo, and featured legendary Japanese pianist Aki Takahashi along with Kuniharu Akiyama - a name that may be familiar from his disc on Omega Point's excellent "Obscure Tape Music of Japan" series. "Incursion" (1972) is a "Composition for Tape Collage" rendered at the NHK studio, and is a crackling, vibrant display of Musique Concrète tactics, showing Becker's formative sensibilities to be fully formed.
This Creel Pone replica, while not going as far as replicating the "Trick" die-cut sleeve, does offer the included insert in both English & Japanese, encoded onto the 6-panel booklet; an absolutely justifiable entrant into the "OTF" 199-x series.
Even to a die-hard Early Electronic Music acolyte, Frank W. Becker's name isn't a readily familiar one, despite issuing a half-dozen LPs of vaguely Berlin-school music via Toshiba EMI while...
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