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  • Vinyl (31 Oct. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00CQ5NWV6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 227,799 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Vinyl LP pressing. First appearing incongruously on John Fahey's Takoma label in 1981, Nommos remains enshrouded in impenetrable mystery - from its understated artwork to the rich assemblage of analog synths contained inside. According to Head Heritage, Nommos is the 'missing link between the proto-industrial rhythm and drone of Suicide and the whole minimalist drone / static / repetition method of Terry Riley and La Monte Young.' Best known as a producer, Craig Leon worked on landmark debuts from Suicide, Richard Hell, The Ramones and Blondie. Rather than ape the early NYC punk that he helped foster, Leon's own music is filled with lush textures and pulsating rhythm boxes. Comparisons can be made to German innovators such as Cluster and La Dusseldorf, yet Nommos is an unbalanced cosmos marked by anxious melodies, aggressive shifts and spiritual overtones.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8906f180) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c804e88) out of 5 stars This Is Not Authorised By the Composer/Artist 5 May 2014
By CL - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
This version both in CD and vinyl is not authorized by me and was done without my co operation or consent. I also make absolutely nothing from the sales of this "product". If you love music and care at all about artist's rights you will shun this version. BTW it also rips off the consumer. It has only Nommos mastered incorrectly. There are versions of Nommos & Visiting together that are less expensive.The CD and download is entitled " Craig Leon: Early Electronic Works: Nommos/Visiting" on Harmonia Mundi. Also there is a special vinyl 2 record set on RVNG Intl. entitled "Vol. 1 of the Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music" which also contains "Nommos" and "Visiting". Please avoid Superior Viaduct and spread the word about them. Thanks. Craig Leon.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x967ec594) out of 5 stars It's still a great album. 22 Sept. 2014
By jive_badger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
Yep, 5 stars.
I read the review posted by the artist. I read about the negative reviews regarding the label reissuing this version.
Craig Leon's new recorded versions are available on another record, and the new version sounds... well, different.
From what I understand Mr. Leon wanted to go back and record the album the way he intended. It's similar, of course: but THIS version sounds sneaky and raw. THIS version, whether it's the recording method of the time, the mastering, whatever the reason, sounds darker.
The newly recorded version sounds more polished and precise - and maybe that's what the artist intended.
Anyway, this music on this recording released by Superior Viaduct is fantastic. I like that it sounds so rough and freakish. It sounds almost flat yet still alien.
I am a huge fan of electronic music and whatever recording methods were used at the time make this a great record.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x89bd6210) out of 5 stars Controversial reissue 12 Nov. 2013
By Leslie Rollins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
The artist and producer isn't thrilled with this reissue and has plans to release his own remastered version in 2014. See here for full details: [...]
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88d57a14) out of 5 stars Quarrels behind the scenes don't make a fantastic record bad 22 Jun. 2014
By Mor Tika - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
I have bought this LP before I had heard of the problems Craig Leon and Superior Viaduct are having with each other due to old rights being passed from one owner to the next. All I can say is that this record sounds fabulous, just like made from the original tapes. The listener gets thrown right in the middle of Leon's african polyrhythmic futurism, thanks to an obviously excellent mastering. It will be interesting to listen to his new recordings / interpretations of his own pieces.
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