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Boomkat Product Review:
Sub Rosa’s invaluable Early Electronics series presents its first offering by the venerable Luc Ferrari; two tracks from a forthcoming 3CD box set devoted to his music for film, revealing the crucial connection between avant garde music and cinema, TV media between the fruitful period between the ‘60s and ‘80s.
Tinguely  is Ferrari’s surrealistic cut-up of recordings made by the composer in 1966 at an exhibition of kinetic art by Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely. In key with the artist’s Dadaist notion of metamechanics, Ferrari’s piece mirrors the unpredictability and chaos of Tinguely’s machines in a 12:40 disarray of polymetric clangour and ephemeral oddness peppered with samples of dialogue, sometime unprocessed and at others looped up in spluttering gasps. All very disorienting to say the least.
On the other side Dernier Matin d’Edgar Allan Poe  is Luc Ferrari’s musique concrète soundtrack for a short 33mm black-and-white film by Jean Barral. It revolves some 17 minutes of resonant scrapes, clanks and almost jazzy perfussion interwoven with sylvan string shimmers and hushed electronics in the kind of poetic tapestry that widely admired for.