As the first and only dedicated label to liberate the private, non-commercial artefacts from Suzanne Ciani's groundbreaking Ciani Musica studio vault, Finders Keepers Records presents an incredible cryogenically suspended slice of precious precocious immersive fledgling synthesis for this ultra limited RSD 2107 title.Ironically well removed from the intension of phonographic application in its original inception, this anti-pop wash of marine biology modular synth sound design was originally proposed by a very young Ciani for exclusive infinite loop airings in a giant mid-American shopping mall aquarium in 1977. Potentially conjuring ambient scenes from the consumerist satirical Dawn Of The Dead while sonically ushering a genuine desire for total musical science reevaluation/revolution via a decidedly mainstream portal, the Fish Music project is a striking eerie example of how Cianiï¿½s ï¿½Subversion With A Smileï¿½ approach led to a long career breaking boundaries in formal music technology, film scoring, the advertising industry and gender equality - all of which has continued to fuel her passion and channel her life lust and artistic appetite much to the benefit of future ambitious trajectories of music. Owing much to the memory of genuine synthesiser maverick Don Buchla this conceptual release is very much the product of artistic America at its progressive halcyon but, with its illustrious and idiosyncratic composition, communicates subtle undertones of Suzanneï¿½s feminine Italian origins which seldom reside outside of the efforts of Roman library composers like Casa, Tomassi, Raskovich and siblings Antonioni and Maria Teresa Luciani. Presented here as an isolated one-sided pressing on aquatic clear vinyl and including the original press release and a press cutting this limited release proceeds a wider series of unreleased Ciani work for 2017. Rewound, repackaged, mislead, misinterpreted, overanalysed and undersold, Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders would be scantily syndicated and and repackaged in various decontextualised arenas throughout the 80s and 90s via b-movie and eurosleaze channels to be eventually adopted by the VHS generation with the reignition of films by Jess Franco and Jean Rollin before finally regaining its rightful status as a genuine European new wave masterstroke emerging from the rubble of the final fall of communism in the early 90s. As a direct inspiration for bands like Broadcast and Espers, this 7 track single also macabre sound design, effects and dark atmospherics which are not available on the Finders Keepers LP version and is housed in unique packaging based on a rare variation of the original Czech film poster.
Track Listing: A1 Fish Music
Year of Production: 1977
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