Eliane Radigue ‎– Feedback Works

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Alga Marghen ‎– plana-R alga040
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2 × Vinyl, LP
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Stress-Osaka (1970)
Processed tape recorder feedback
Realized at the composer's studio in Paris.

Usral (1969)
Processed feedback
Realized at the composer's studio in Paris.

Omnht (1970)
Feedback on tape
Realized at the composer's studio in Paris.

Transferred to digital by Lionel Marchetti in his studio in Lyon, 2008/11. All stereophonic synthesis made at Studio Fluorescent in Lyon, 2010/2011.

Vice - Versa, Etc... (1970)
Processed tape reorder feedback
Realized at the composer's studio in Paris. Premiered in 1970 at Galerie Lara Vincy in Paris, on the occasion of a group exibition. A real-to-real tape was published as a multiple in an edition of 10 numbered and signed copies sold at the gallery.
The stereo synthesis presented here were made in Lyon at Studio Fluorescent between 2010 and 2011.

Edition of 400 in gatefold sleeve with one printed innersleeve and a 16 page black and white booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): PLANA-RH ALGA 040 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): PLANA-RH ALGA 040 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, variant 1): PLANA-RH ALGA 041 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, variant 1): PLANA-RH ALGA 041 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): PLANA-R ALGA 040 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): PLANA-R ALGA 040 B GENGY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, variant 2): PLANA-RH ALGA 041 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, variant 2): PLANA-RH ALGA 041 D GENGY
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
  • Other (Cat# LP1): plana-R alga040
  • Other (Cat# LP2): plana-R alga041

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TurtlesDream

TurtlesDream

January 10, 2018
Re: AguirreRecords's question: correct, the single LPs released later sound much better then the initial double LP pressing. No surface noise, pops or clicks on these releases:
http://www.discogs.com/Eliane-Radigue-Vice-Versa-Etc/release/5173596
http://www.discogs.com/Eliane-Radigue-Feedback-Works-1969-1970/release/5173547
drone5

drone5

April 24, 2017
Anyone wishing to preview the recording of Feedback Works can find it on the Internet Archive:
http://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22%C3%89liane+Radigue%22&and[]=mediatype%3A%22audio%22#maincontent

The .MP3 files have a high bitrate. Worth hearing, but not good quality. I'm assuming they were extracted from the LP.
TurtlesDream

TurtlesDream

October 25, 2016
Sorry man but nothing wrong with the restoration / transfer: the later pressings are fine, but this early one is a very poor quality pressing, unfortunately like many other Alga Marghen releases (Palestine's LPs come to mind)!
gedoeens

gedoeens

October 9, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
I can't agree with the statements made by former commentators. It's true, this vinyl pressing has a few clicks & pops here and there but it never overpowers the music of Eliane Radigue. Have you ever listened to the original files, do you know how they sound? I guess not. So why making these statements against the label? The quality of the covers are amazing and the background information & additional photos, insights is something I definitely enjoy paying for. I think some people just should stick to CD or Digital Files as they don't appreciate the work some people do for them!
AguirreRecords

AguirreRecords

September 6, 2015
Does anyone know if the separately released vinyls sound any better? they got released approximately one year after the 2xlp version.

http://www.discogs.com/Eliane-Radigue-Vice-Versa-Etc/release/5173596
http://www.discogs.com/Eliane-Radigue-Feedback-Works-1969-1970/release/5173547
puggysmalls

puggysmalls

February 28, 2015
Another one to agree with the terrible pressing quality with this and other Radigue releases on Alga Marghen. I have plenty of VG and VG+ records that I find enjoyable so I'm by no means a stickler but for this kind of music it really does get ruined. I'll add that my copies were bought new and look flawless but they have the same problems as the others below, loud surface noise with pops and clicks. Avoid.
IsoldeIsobelle

IsoldeIsobelle

May 12, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
Yes, unfortunately this pressing is a real shame.
The quieter passages are unbearably noisy with crackles and pops galore and it does not improve much from there. In my opinion; Radigue is one of the most important electronic music composers of the period and it is such a pity that releases of this significance are given this treatment.
I do not feel that it is due to artifacts from the original master tapes - but, just poor quality pressing, if it is the original quality at fault, then some effort of restoration should have been attempted before release.
DCXW200

DCXW200

March 15, 2013
Sorry to blow a hole in your hypothesis, but I have half a dozen Charlemagne Palestine LP's from this lable and they ALL sound like crap. There is absolutely no doubt that this is the worst lable out there, and why these big artists keep going back is beyond me. This latest example takes the cake. They RUINED a beautiful recording from Radigue. I'm an "audiophile" and I can hardly listen to my copy..the least they could do is give everyone who purchased this thing a free digital download or something where we can experience this wonderful piece without having to listen to massive surface noise. Otherwise, I feel like I have been ripped off.

vehscle

vehscle

February 8, 2013

It seems that as we dig deeper into the piles of tape reels, the quality of recording falls. I would argue that it is more likely a result of the original masters (probably not being masters at all, but incidental recordings) than a consequence of incompetence on behalf of the people at Alga Marghen - you can accuse them of a lot, but certainly not that. There are times when audio artifacts from the age of a medium add to its effect, but I would perhaps agree with previous reviews that it is not the case here. Being Radigue, however, it is likely better to have heard poorly than never to have heard at all.
1928khst

1928khst

October 14, 2012
horrible pressing quality, should´t be sold, only recommended for deeply
involved buddhists.