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Lunapark 0.10

Lunapark 0.10, released as part of the “Aural Documents” series by the Belgian label Sub Rosa, is more like a séance than a CD. Compiled by Marc Dachy, this spoken-word anthology begins with the ghostly voice of Apollinaire declaiming his poem “Le Pont Mirabeau” in 1912 and ends with Caetano Veloso performing the Brazilian poet de Campos’s work in the late ’70s. In between, Dachy includes scraps of recordings by Mayakovsky, Joyce, Artaud, Duchamp, Stein, and others, piecing together a personal survey of twentieth-century sound art. To those for whom the historical avant-garde constitutes a living past, Dachy’s collection is a communion with the dead.

None sounds more like a voice speaking from the beyond than Joyce, reading “Anna Livia Plurabelle” in 1929. This priceless recording, as well as those of Stein and others, will already be familiar to collectors of old Caedmon LPs or denizens

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