Artist: Rajkowski, Miroslaw
Title: The Primary Principle
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: 10"
Catalog #: mt025
Condition: new
Price: $5.00

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5th installment in our Lactamase series. Hooked on multiphonics! This stalwart vocalist turns groaning into a sublime art form. From the ringing drones of Tuvan throat singing to the whimsy of Meredith Monk (see Dolmen Music) influenced rounds & canons, Mr Rajkowski's soliloquy’s display a brilliant & playful love for the human vox. Miroslaw explores a wide range of vocal stylings, carefully sidestepping any semblance of the common nuisance known as words. The delivery’s lean more towards sparse atmospherics (ala early Henri Chopin) than machine gun bombast, save for the occasional Schwitters-isms that inevitably twist across his tongue. Miroslaw clears his throat that you may clear your head. This 10" record release is as far as Beta-lactam is aware, one of the longest ever cut, running in at almost 50 minutes of music! 'Nearly an hour of sweet vocalism by this Polish lung-pumper, ranging from Tuvan-style throat splitting to something that is almost like young, ring-modulated Vorhaus to gutteral chunks that blast straight out of the sound-poetry gutter. As near as the notes & tones let on, this is a solo recording, possibly dicked with a bit electronically, but unencumbered by extraneous instrumentation. Still, Rajkowski covers whole quadrants of the map with his wonderful neck control, & you'll find yourself groaning along with him if you aren't careful. So do be. Careful. Okay?' Byron Coley/Father Yod

Now taking all 12 coupons for the bonus 10"! Bonus 10" now available. All directions are in the final 10" with Coil on how, where & when to send the coupons to receive the 10\". The 13th & final release in the Lactamase 10\" series with new tracks from: EDWARD KA-SPEL, RICK REED, STIMULUS, ARANOS, MIROSLAW RAJKOWSKI, VAS DEFERENS ORGANIZATION, TROUM, CHARALAMBIDES, VOLCANO THE BEAR, NOISE-MAKER'S FIFES, WHITELODGE & COIL. Not for sale. One must collect all 12 coupons in the Lactamase series to obtain this release. Please do not ask if we will just sell one because we will not. This bonus 10" is a reward for those who ventured to collect all the records in the series. From June 2003 '...a subscription series of twelve 10" vinyl records by some of today's best & brightest underground, avant-garde & esoteric musical projects. The series has included some amazing releases from Edward Ka-Spel, Volcano the Bear & Tony Conrad, ...' -J. Dean