BILL LASWELL + OPENING PERFORMANCE ORCHESTRA + IGGY POP + WS BURROUGHS

The Acid Lands

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SR500
CD digipack
LP gatefold black vinyl

The Acid Lands, created by the Prague-based Opening Performance Orchestra, was first heard in public in 2014 at the Movement-Sound-Space festival in Ostrava, to mark the centenary of William S. Burroughs's birth. The piece was performed live by Opening Performance Orchestra and their guests, the theremin player Martina Potucková, and the poet, musician and performer Pavel Z as the narrator.
The studio version of The Acid Lands was made in late 2019/early 2020 in collaboration with Bill Laswell and Iggy Pop, who undertook the role of the narrator. The piece, which pays tribute to William S. Burroughs, features fragments from the novels The Western Lands and Junkie. In addition to the title composition, The Acid Lands, the record contains Bill Laswell's instrumental remix, as well as the collective piece Naming Seven Souls, featuring samples of William S. Burroughs reading his own work.

FEATURES

OPENING PERFORMANCE ORCHESTRA
BILL LASWELL
IGGY POP
WS BURROUGHS

TRACK LISTING CD/LP 3 TRACKS

01 The Acid Lands 24'45
Opening Performance Orchestra - concept, electronics
Iggy Pop - voice
William S. Burroughs - voice
Bill Laswell - bass
Martina Pot__ková - theremin
Alfred Sabela - Moog, tone generators

02 The Acid Lands (ambient mix-translation) 17'09
Bill Laswell - bass, mix-translation

03 Naming the Seven Souls (mix-translation) 4'34
Bill Laswell - bass, mix-translation

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