Καλωσορίσμουμε στο vm την Roundtable. Ένα label αποκλειστικά αφιερωμένο στις επανεκδόσεις underground ηχογραφήσεων από το μακρυνό παρελθόν. Εστιάζοντας κυρίως στην Αυστραλέζικη σκηνή -εδρεύει στη Μελβούρνη, δεν παραλείπει να αναδεικνύει σε βινύλιο κι άλλα χαμένα διαμάντια από όλο τον κόσμο. Από περίεργα soundtrack μέχρι τη Musique Concrete, το psyche, τα private pressings.
Announcing The Roundtable. A reissue label dedicated to unearthing lost and underground recordings. Focusing mainly on Australian music but never forgetting lost recordings from around the globe. From obscure film scores to Musique Concrete, from psych to lost private press oddities.
Il Gruppo D’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza / Niente
[SIR007LP] Previously Unreleased LP.
Founded in Rome in 1964, ‘Il Gruppo D’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza’ was a collective of noted and noteworthy composers who challenged the very structure and performance of music itself. Today the most renowned of its members would be film-scoring genius Ennio Morricone (indeed “Il Gruppo…” performed on many celebrated Morricone scores of the 1960s and 1970s) but each contributor has an intriguing history in Italian music. The collective improvised live (according to strict exercises) and in the studio (recording for RCA, Deutsche Grammaphon, General Music and others). Come 1970 “Il Gruppo…’ (as ‘The Group’) recorded “The Feed-back” (for RCA Italy), an insane amalgam of avant-improvisation and motorik krautrock beats that, understandably, has become one of the most collectable LPs ever issued. In 1971 ‘Il Gruppo’ returned to the studio to record a sequel. This is that record. For reasons unknown “Niente” was never originally issued but one listen will convince that not only is it the sequel to one of the most sought after LPs of all time, but it is also by far its superior. Brain melting jams collide with unhinged intensity in a hothouse of Italian avant-improv. You have been warned.
Egisto Macchi / I Futuribili
[SIR007LP] Replica LP.
Egisto Macchi (1928-1992) has long existed in the shadow of his friend and famous collaborator Ennio Morricone. As Morricone melded pop idioms and western scores, Macchi too melded classicism, the avant garde and early electronic music. Aside from his frequent collaborations with Morricone (in the astounding ‘Il Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza’) Macchi was a busy film (LSD Inferno, Bandidos, The Assassination Of Trotsky) and TV (E.S.P, many commercials with Mario Bava) composer in late 1960s and 1970s Italy and France. Macchi also cut a number of highly desirable library LPs for the Gemelli, Sermi and other Italian labels in the 1970s. ‘I Futuribili’
is one of the greatest and most sought after of those LPs, a stunning and powerful hybrid of haunting orchestral arrangements, jarring avant tones and dense electronic atmospheres. Presented as an exact replica of the incredibly rare 1972 Gemelli LP, remastered from the original master tapes and complete with liner notes as an insert. Some consider Egisto Macchi to be an undiscovered genius…and here is the evidence.
Orchestra Peter Thomas / Orion 2000
[SIR005LP] Replica LP.
Interplanetary Freak Funk. The highpoint of a career that boasts the legendary Space Patrol (Raumpatrouille) and Chariots Of The Gods soundtracks, Peter Thomas’ Orion 2000 is a phenomenal session that was only ever pressed in miniscule amounts as a German library LP (in 1975) and has never been available commercially ever before. Drums pound, guitars buzz, horns flail and star-maidens wail…berserk electronic and musique-concrete effects collide with manic energy in a cornucopia of astro big-band delirium. There is nothing of this world (or any other) that sounds like the Orchestra Peter Thomas. Remastered from the original master tapes and presented with exclusive liner notes, the original artwork, and rare photos.
Rob Thomsett / Yaraandoo
[SIR003LP] Replica LP.
From deep within the Australian Outback comes Yaraandoo, the 40,000 year-old sound of antediluvian Aboriginal folklore channelled through Mellotron, hypnotic washes of Moog oscillations, Bamboo flutes and tape delay. Welcome to the unearthed, unheard of and undefinable genre of Australian Dreamtime Psych…. Re-presented for the first time, The Roundtable announce a much anticipated reissue of this mythical Australian Lo-fi concept recording composed by Jazz guitarist Rob Thomsett. Working in a similar impressionistic mode as other Australian originals Sven Libaek and John Sangster, Thomsett sets to music the Aboriginal Dreamtime myth of Yaraandoo, The legend of the dawn of creation. Self recorded on a two track in 1974 then privately pressed and distributed amongst friends, Yaraandoo is without a doubt the most desired and speculated Australian progressive recording in existence. With only 100 handmade LP copies originally pressed, copies of this phenomenal LP rarely surface. Yaraandoo is a true lost timepiece from the Australian underground.
John Sangster / once Around The Sun
[SIR002LP] Previously unreleased LP.
For the second release in a series of lost Australian recordings, The Roundtable offers another soundtrack that was shelved soon after it was recorded. Composed by jazz eccentric John Sangster, once Around The Sun was the score written to feature on the unreleased 1970 film documenting the Australian Ourimbah Festival: Pilgrimage of Pop. Unheard for the last forty years, the music from this film sees Sangster blend themes of Space mythology and 60s counterculture to produce THE most expansive, heaviest and experimental piece of music ever recorded in Australia. Reminiscent in tone Sun Ra’s Space is the Place and Jean Claude Vannier’s L’enfant Assassin des Mouches, once around the Sun is one of the few examples of Australian orchestrated Psychedelic Jazz to be made. Cosmic mood music laced with heavy acid psych and pastoral folk sit alongside Eastern Mysticism and exotic Avant Garde jazz. While the musicians responsible have not been extensively documented it is reported that alongside Sangster on Percussion and the Sydney Philharmonic, the music was played by members of the Don Burrows Quartet, SCRA, and an early incarnation of The Galapagos Duck band. Truly a unique Australian timepiece, this is the heaviest slab of Australian film music ever committed to tape. Together with recordings such as the Marinetti OST, once Around The Sun is an amazing document of the visionary and experimental mind of Australia’s jazz outsider, John Sangster.