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FRED GALES
Het Jakoba Prieel 2LP
28
Black Sweat records 55 / ITA / 2019
While the Sound Reporters imprint, which ran intermittently between the early 80s and 90s - specializing in the sounds of anthropology, ethnomusicology, religion, travel and history, hailed from Amsterdam, those aware of this obscure cassette label will probably only be the most developed fans of Italian avant-garde. It was Sound Reporters that issued the incredible collaboration between Pit Piccinelli, Fred Gales, and Walter Maioli, Amazonia 6891, reissued by Black Sweat in 2016, and a series of wonderful albums by Harry Van Essen, Walter Maioli, and Raffaele Serra, as well as the Vox Voice Voix Voce Stem Stimme complication and Ethnoelectronics. Het Jacoba Prieel, part of growing focus on the imprint by Black Sweat, was issued by the label on cassette in 1986, billed as solo effort by Fred Gales. It can also be seen as the only other recorded work by the trio which gave the world Amazonia 6891.