Boomkat Product Review:
**Limited edition of 380 copies of these incredible, seminal recordings** For your pleasure and enlightenment, Alga Marghen have pressed up two seminal, radical and previously unreleased realisations by Charlemagne Palestine. These 'Two Electronic Sonorities' are both products of his influential and personal Golden Research period in the 1960s, and with hindsight now confirm how advanced his approach to sound was for that time. The incredible 'Crown Chan' was first created for a dance by Gus Solomon in 1970 and Palestine clearly relished the opportunity to challenge the dancers with his experimental electronic manipulations. The piece comprises two parts which were already written for a previous collaboration with Solomon, which were then superimposed and separated into stereo reel tapes entitled '1&2' + '3&4' to complete the composition. It manifests as a finely manhandled maelstrom of layered drones with a dense, buzzing core of energy occasionally punctuated with drop-outs whose unpredictable integers make for an utterly compelling and elemental piece of work. Quite honestly, we'd happily listen to this for hours at maximum volume. Equally, that tactile, omnipotent touch is applied to 'Continuous Sound', again using an mixture of filtered white noise and simple sine tone generators to create an amorphous, mysterious sound/gas structure seemingly suspended in mid air. The label credit this piece as one of his most fascinating sonic works, and who are we to argue?! Seriously, if you're a fan of the most stripped down, elemental drone works by Eliane Radigue, Eleh, Franca Sacchi, or even Suum Cuique - you need this in your life! Highly recommended.