Fugue of Death

by Funeral of Art

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A magnificent improv recording from 1972, captured on cassette & processed with special ops recently, the title is from a poem by Paul Celan, who committed suicide long before he heard this, sadly. No lyrics, but his poem is embodied in the track.

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released September 18, 2018

This is some of the best playing by these individual stellar musicians, all at the drop of a hat after the rabbits magically escaped. When you can hear him, VON LMO is playing drums like no other. Rodentius Grok grinds his guitar with wah wah wonderment, mixing funk & jazz in a John McLaughlin style. Sal Maida of multiple fame from more popular groups, makes a guest dis-appearance, as he has never heard some of his best playing. Otto von Ruggins can be heard in his pre-synth days giving it his all on the Hammond Organ with riffs that begged to be played to by all. Finally, a bonus track, 'Flute Cake', includes John Capelli on drums, Jon Stevens on flute, Grok flying on guitar & Otto on organ. This is precious found material to destroy brain cells to!

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Otto von Ruggins New York

First, you have VON LMO actually heard on drums - very rare and a must listen to. Then Marilyn improvises lyrics - another seeming creative first & Otto von Ruggins stars on Synth. We put this group idea together @ the original World Trade Center's Observation Deck. Elliot Sewell joined us on keyboards for the improvisation. A video can be found on Youtube @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2w_noORI0g ... more

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