John Di Stefano ‎– For the Moment
John Di Stefano ‎– For the Moment

John Di Stefano ‎– For the Moment

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Label: Concentric Circles ‎– CC-003
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 2019
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Ambient, Experimental, Gamelan, Post-Punk

American-born, Japan-based composer John Di Stefano self-released a number of cassettes as part of the 80s DIY underground on his own imprint Oktron Produktions, including Klang's Drift, a collaboration with Joel Graham. Living in San Francisco, Di Stefano had access to multiple University electronic music studios, where he had an impressive array of synthesizers at his fingertips, including both Buchla and Serge modular systems. Combining his knowledge of modular synthesis with a background in percussion, his early releases were a uniquely human approach to electroacoustic music, with flourishes of post punk in the mix. Di Stefano developed an interest in world music, studying Indian music theory and tabla, and after an extended trip to Indonesia in the mid 80s, he was particularly drawn to Javanese gamelan music. Future recordings would forever be indebted to the sounds he heard during those travels.

Concentric Circles is proud to present For the Moment, which features tracks from some of Di Stefano's early cassette releases, as well as a number of unheard explorations of Indian polyrhythms from the early 90s. Di Stefano’s prescient and unique work will appeal to fans of Cybe, Joel Graham, UnknownmiX, Zru Vogue, and provides a fascinating view of the 80s US electronic underground.. (Mint / New)

A1 Compos Mentis
A2 For the Moment
A3 Nuage
B1 Ng's Office
B2 Culture Schlock
B3 Knocking At My Door
B4 Three Moon Reflection
B5 The Rain On the Leaves