Remastered: Nocturnal Earthworm Stew

Mastered for vinyl and CD at The Cage...

" Artoffact Records is ecstatic to announce a glorious, 40th anniversary reissue of David Pritchard's Nocturnal Earthworm Stew "

" David Pritchard, DJ, radio host, documentary producer, and musician, was the first Canadian to be signed by Island Records, and his Nocturnal Earthworm Stew is a Canadian underground classic. Originally scheduled to be released in 1976, the record didn't come out until 1977, so this Artoffact Records reissue marks its 40th year anniversary. "

" Nocturnal Earthworm Stew is a glorious experiment in electronic music, capturing the vitality and early curiosity of the 70s. An earlier press statement called it "Serious headphone music made under the influence of Stockhausen, John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Stravinsky, Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Charles Ives and others." "

" Those interested in early synthesizer music will recognize some of Pritchard's arsenal: the ARP 2600 and EMS AKS, which are in the mix with violin, cello, dulcimer, found sounds, and even sampled random objects (an instant coffee jar, scissors, and chopsticks). "

" The Artoffact Records reissue is housed in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve, complete with photos, reproductions of essays by David Pritchard and Nash the Slash, and an all-new piece by Scott McGregor Moore. The audio is remastered for vinyl across three sides, and a fourth side contains a marvellous etching of Pritchard himself. "

- Artoffact Records

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