Heiner Pudelko founded Curly Curve in 1968 with bassist Kurt Herkenberg, adding later also guitarist Leo Lehr and drummer Hans Wallbaum, but Pudelko left again in the early 1970s. 1978 saw the end of 'Curly Curve' and the trio Wallbaum, Herkenberg, Lehr came up to Pudelko, who had meanwhile begun to work with German lyrics. In early 1979, these four created 'Interzone', …
John Zorn pays tribute to Williams S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin with an all-star ensemble on Interzone.Femina, Dictée and Liber Novus were a triumphant return to the file card techniques Zorn developed in the early ’80s, and mark a new renaissance of the form. Acclaimed as among Zorn’s greatest recent works, Interzone could be the best of the bunch! A fan of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin since his first encounter with their work in the late ’60s, Zorn has often mentioned their cut up and fold-in literary techniques as influences on his speedy jump cut compositions. With Interzone he pays homage to the work and worlds of these two maverick twentieth century artists, jumping in classic style from genre to genre, scene to scene. Stopping along the way in seedy bars, Moroccan streets, mind control offices.
The music of percussionist, composer, and bandleader Gregg Bendian reflects his diverse interests in free jazz, contemporary classical music, and even progressive rock. One of Bendian's first major areas of interest was the music of Varese and Webern, which he investigated during his advanced studies at William Paterson College while still a high school student in New Jersey.
Unknown Pleasures is the debut album by the English post-punk band Joy Division. Unknown Pleasures has been highly rated by successive generations of the music press. Rolling Stone described the album as "punk on the edge of Goth, with echoes of disco and the Doors", and placed it number 24 in its list of the "50 Coolest Records". Q magazine placed the album at number 19 in its list of the "100 Greatest British Albums". NME ranked the album at number 4 in its list of "The Greatest Albums of the '70s" and at number 43 in its list of the "Greatest Albums of All Time".
Joy Division is one of the definitive bands from the rock culture. With their dark poetic inception and a sound marked by a new way of thinking about how music should be created, the Manchester band served as a model for countless artists. Today, just as it marks 35 years of the death of Ian Curtis (the legendary singer and lyricist of the group) The Many Faces Of Joy Division shows the hidden world behind the group, their rare recordings, side projects, their influences and the Manchester scene where the band bloomed. With a wonderful cover art, remastered sound and extensive liner notes, The Many Faces of Joy Division is an album not only for fans but for anyone who wants to understand the influence (and enjoy the music) of a truly transcendent bad, which made beauty out of sadness.