Charles Cohen, A Retrospective

Double CD compilation of those enchanting Charles Cohen vinyl releases + 2 unreleased recordings. Packaged in a rigid double CD Box with booklet. Philadelphia’s Charles Cohen, free-jazz improvisor and synth composer has managed to remain almost unknown outside of his local improv scene for decades.

This retrospective of his early works, all recorded between 1976 & 1989, testify to the understated genius of his work. Fleeting between polyrhythmic cosmic patterns, gravity-tarred bleeps and noise, outer-worldly melodies, all executed with unfathomable astuteness and grace, this collection showcases the breadth of this idiosyncratic electronic musician.

One of the few people to master the rare Buchla Music Easel, his work since the 1970s has focused almost exclusively on this instrument. With his first solo European tour hypnotising audiences in early 2014, his work is finally reaching a wider audience, enchanted by his mesmerizing yet deeply focused approach. His roaming raw synths, rhythmic intensity and immersive drones have resonated with uncanny familiarity for a younger generation of electronic experimentalists.

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  1. Gordan, Down In The Meadow
  2. PRAED Orchestra!, Live in Sharjah
  3. Various Artists, The Sacred Rage
  4. Marta De Pascalis, Sonus Ruinae
  5. DJ Die Soon, Kappa Slap
  6. Morphosis, Hunting EP
  7. DJ Die Soon, Propagate
  8. Ra.H, Fall Of Justice
  9. Various Artists, Beehyden, Sinopia, Contagious, Bagatelle
  10. Contagious, Contagious
  11. Morphosis, Dark Myths of Phoenicia, Part 1 of 2
  12. MA, AMA
  13. Ksoul & Rah, Untitled
  14. Upperground Orchestra, Solaris Eremit
  15. Stefan Fraunberger, Quellgeister#3 Bussd
  16. Upperground Orchestra, Euganea
  17. Madteo, Memoria
  18. Morphosis, Dark Myths of Phoenicia, Part 2 of 2
  19. Tarawangsawelas, Wanci
  20. Rully Shabara, Huruf Hidup
  21. Hieroglyphic Being, The Bathroom Sessions Select
  22. Ra.H, Time
  23. Wukir Suryadi, Woven Sounds
  24. Pierre Bastien, Blue As An Orange
  25. Shake, Levitate Venice
  26. Pauline Oliveros and Ione, Water Above Sky Below Now
  27. Morphosis, What Have We Learned
  28. Charles Cohen, Brother I Prove You Wrong
  29. Morphosis, The Tepco Report
  30. Senyawa, Menjadi
  31. Ra.H & Dynamo Dreesen, Madteo & Sensational, Spacepops, Freak Inspector
  32. Senyawa, Charles Cohen, Di Kala Sudah, Conundrums
  33. Metasplice, Topographical Interference
  34. Sote, Architectonic ‎
  35. Upperground Orchestra, The Eupen Takes ‎
  36. Charles Cohen, A Retrospective
  37. Hieroglyphic Being, The Lost Transmission
  38. Metasplice, Decant, Churn
  39. Metasplice, Vertia, Tiled Eighths
  40. Lack, Expect Night Work
  41. Container, Treatment
  42. Infratracts
  43. Charles Cohen, Music for Dance and Theater
  44. Charles Cohen, Group Motion
  45. Madteo, Insider
  46. Charles Cohen, Dance Of The Spiritcatchers (Morphosis Reworks)
  47. Charles Cohen, The Middle Distance
  48. Morphosis, Dark Myths of Phoenicia, 2 of 2
  49. Morphosis, Dark Myths of Phoenicia, 1 of 2