FASSETT, JIM: Symphony of the Birds
Reissue of the legendary 1960 vinyl release of a piece originally made for radio. Fasset, a radio presenter and administrator, painstakingly pieced together this composition using only fragments of bird-call recordings, altering the speeds, editing and layering them into a three part composition. Its value is historic, though it is also fascinating to listen to - and to think about: a window on another and alien world: the almost immediate past. With a fat book, mostly in Japanese with a facsimile of the LP back with the liner notes in English, and with some quotes and notes in English scattered throughout the book. Many rare and wonderful pictures. Import. Limited number. Sorry about the price.