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Not sure if it’s some kind of miscommunication or a weird form releasing politics but Craig Leon’s electronic masterpiece Nommos from 1981 was re-released twice this year. The first one came from Superior Viaduct and features the original LP and the second one just came in via Rvng Intl.. This DLP combines Nommos and Leon’s second recording Visiting.

The whole story about Craig Leon and Nommos is so fascinating and strange at the same time. He worked as producer on early singles from the Ramones and Blondie. Other production credits include Suicide’s 1977 debut LP and Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation. Nommos originally was released on guitar picking hero John Fahey’s label Takoma and catches you with the first tone.

For UK magazine FACT he did an impressive mix, so don’t sleep on this one.

Leon’s spent much of the last 25 years working on modern classical releases, and his FACT mix draws from that milieu, blending drone, gamelan, krautrock and microtonal work. It’s gorgeous, and features a sprinkling of unreleased works to boot. Bernard Parmegiani, Annette Peacock, Tony Conrad and George Gerschwin all feature.

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