Laszlo Dubrovay; Live ElectronicCreel Pone
CP 086 CD
After a long winter-hiatus, Creel Pone returns anew in fine form w /a reproduction of this 1979 Hungaroton-label burner, covering a series of "Live Electronic" pieces composed by Laszlo Dubrovay during the mid-late 70s.
After an extended "Modern Composition" -leaning ensemble-bleep venture - i.e. heavily filtered / ring-modulated piano, strings, cimbalom, and percussion playing in a sparse, pointillist manner - the album progresses into deeper waters, first with a sorted piano / synthesizer duet between Dubrovay and partner Zsuzsanna Kiss, then a killer 18-minute auto-filtered electronic organ / synthesizer droner - thick, sliding tones, never quite reaching any kind of tonal center, with errant flurries of fizzy VCLFO'ed resonance-figures - & finally a sparse, electronically-enhanced cimbalom & cello piece, using the ring-mod in its lowest-frequency settings, resulting in almost auto-gate sound rich with deep, filtered out passages.
Notable both for being one of the earliest Eastern-European "Classical" live-electronic sets; certain sections recall the more freewheeling Electro-Acoustic improv of Il Gruppo, MEV, and even David Tudor"s reading of Larry Austin"s "Accidents." Once again, Mr P.C. C.P. has dug up a fine slice of Early Electronic-music experimentation missing from the myriad history-books & documentation. Plus, this Creel Pone edition replicates the eye-popping cover-art, with its EMS Synthi-A pin-matrix.