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...when brion gysin first met bill borroughs in th'early 50's he spoke o' his ideas to cut up pre-existin' texts to enable a re-arrangement o' words'n bring new meanin' to said wordage...bill was not really hip to that idea,he was happ'nin' at a different level at th' time,tryin' to get high on yage to break through th'mental barriers o' societies alignments...brion went back to formulatin' his cut up text'n again met burroughs in paris in '58,this time bill was more amenable to th'idea o' changin' th'written word to represent a whole new idea,to convey something unknown,unforeseen in th'original arrangement o' letters...also brion was experimentin' with tape manipulation,readin' his/others poetry aloud into th'microphone, then cuttin' th'tape at different intervals to bring a new poem into bein' totally unconnected to th'original...th'recordin's on this LP were made with th'express intention o' showin' bill th'magic in rearrangement, dull prose could become a conduit for future thinkin',beautiful poems could divulge new ways o' seein' th'world...one o' those recordin's that must first be heard a few times before a proper list'nin' session is undertaken,late night in a dimly lit room will bring marvelous thought patterns from this half hour o' stop-start button pressin'...

4 Comments:

Blogger Moses said...

Cool! I had this album! Wonder if I still do...Wonder when I will have time to organize my "archives"...Thanks to this site, at least, I can still enjoy things I never thought I'd hear, or hear again...And if that doesn't make sense, it's cause I'm running a fever...THANKS!

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out www.briongysin.com - and please spread the word to other sites to link it.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

Cool choice o' records/great graphics but no links? Or am I missing something?
regards/

1:17 AM  
Blogger spacedsaviour said...

run th'cursor over th' txt for th'gateway to aural excitement...

5:09 AM  

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