Charles Hayward / Gigi Masin ‎– Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2

Sub Rosa ‎– SUB 33019-27
Vinyl, LP


Otto Prospettive Veneziane 24:45
A1 Gigi Masin Waterland
A2 Gigi Masin Clouds
A3 Gigi Masin La Giara Di Gesturi
A4 Gigi Masin Three Bridges
A5 Gigi Masin The Song Of The Masked Man
A6 Gigi Masin Underwords
A7 Gigi Masin First Time Ruth Saw The Sea
A8 Gigi Masin Goodbye Kisses
B Charles Hayward Thames Water Authority 20:35

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Side A recorded and mixed at Bunker Studio, Padova, Italy, Spring 1989
Side B recorded and mixed at Silent Studio, London, England, Summer 1989
"Made in Holland" (on labels).
Cover / "extract from A Painting That Barely Touches The Sea 1983 / ENZO GUCHI" (back cover)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5413356802719
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society: SABAM
  • Matrix / Runout (This Side, stamped): 08 25325 20 1A1 SUB 3301927 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Other Side, stamped): 08 25325 20 1B1 SUB 3301927 A


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October 8, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
The Masin side of the Modern classics vinyl is particularly noisy. I was wondering if it was just mine but i see from what others wrote that it is a common problem. The hayward side, btw, while not perfect, sounds better. Some of the Masin tracks are listenable, but this Clouds track is one of the most messed up.


May 3, 2017

I have owned an original copy of this, and although I didn't have it from new, I can say it is a poor quality vinyl pressing – very thin vinyl, shallow grooves etc. As previous commenters have said the P-Vine CD reissue is probably the one to go for in terms of sound quality. The Gigi Masin side is amazing.


April 5, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

Side A is a masterpiece of piano and ambient music; one of Gigi Masin's best works. I could list favorite tracks but it really is incredible from beginning to end. Side B is a haunting drone piece by Charles Hayward, and while I do appreciate it and its themes, it's completely overshadowed by the brilliance Gigi Masin pulled off on the other side.

This was a very limited release. Due to that and Gigi Masin's recent (and long-awaited) surge in popularity, it fetches somewhere between $500-$1000 in near-mint condition. Modern Classics reprinted and re-released it to the joy of many (including myself), but the quality of both the source material and vinyl pressing were poor; ravaged by surface noise and clicks. I don't have the original pressing, but I do have a very high quality needledrop of it and can confirm that it sounds incredible. As of April 2017, coughing up the money for it is currently the only way of hearing this release as it was meant to be heard.

Those who are OK with CD releases are in luck however. P-Vine Records from Japan released this on CD for the first time, and it sounds fantastic. I am unsure of the source they used (possibly cassette?), but you can hear that a lot of care went into it with very minimal noise. This is the version I personally listen to on my MP3 player. Still, nothing beats the needledrop of the original I have, and I look forward to the day I can afford having an original print before it get's completely out of my income bracket.


December 21, 2016
there's a 12" reissue of 'clouds' out now as well


October 27, 2016
Please repress! Please repress! Please repress! Please repress! Please repress! Please repress! Please repress!


October 16, 2016
Repress on Vinyl please... We need it !! on Lp not on CD !!



October 1, 2016
Repress Repress Repress Repress Repress Repress Repress Repress Please Please Please


February 7, 2016
This features some of Gigi Masin's finest work, including the ever-sampled 'Clouds'. Desperately needs to be repressed!