Published Sep 30, 2015Portuguese avant-garde composer Nuno Canavarro's bizarre, IDM-preceding masterpiece Plux Quba is being repressed once again for the masses. This time around, the late-'80s collection of ambient, electro-acoustic soundscapes is being served up in a new vinyl press via Chicago indie imprint Drag City.
A press release describes the collection as "a primal dark horse in the world of pants-forward electronic music," noting its experimental and improvised exploration of prog, kraut and more would go on to inspire the likes of later forward-thinkers Jim O'Rourke, Jan St. Werner, C-Schulz, Frank Dommert and Georg Odijk.
While initially landing through Portuguese imprint Ama Romanta, Plux Quba was first delivered in North America via a 1998 CD and LP repress through Moikai. This run has been out of print for years, leading Drag City to pick up the release.
This will be a straight-up repress of Plux Quba, with no bonus material added to its original 15-song tracklisting. You can pre-order a copy here.