Ilhan Mimaroglu – Wings Of The Delirious Demon And Other Electronic Works
As both storage and income have become issues lately, your humble narrator (and self-identified Collector Scum) is forced to search through his record shelves in search of detritus. Using the criteria “Is it worth anything?” and “Am I ever going to listen to this again?” he debates whether or not to part with certain titles. You know that hole we all try to fill with our collectibles? Maybe it doesn’t need to be overflowing with junk. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
On first past I’ve plucked about twenty or thirty records I think I can live without. Most of them are cheap-o experimental records that did not cost much to obtain and will likely demand even less on the open market (d’oh!). No one’s jonesing for Inca Ore, Burning Star Core, and Fear Falls Burning like they used to, amiright? They just want…you know…melodies. Case in point: the only album I’ve sold so far is one by Michael Hurley.
Anyway, I pulled all of my Ilhan Mimaroglu records to sell because I don’t think I’ve ever listened to any of them more than once since purchase. The coolest is probably the To Kill A Sunrise record that Folkways put out in 1976. I never got to hear it on my Quad system (which is still in my father’s house in New Jersey) but odds are even that wouldn’t have been enough to warrant keeping it around. I’m kind of at the point where I don’t need to keep records based on their kitsch factor. Unless of course it’s a downer folk record made by a quadriplegic albino from Appalachia. I mean…someone’s gotta document the quadriplegic albino downer folk scene, right?
Released on his own private label Finnadar, Wings Of The Delirious Demon… is truly bonkers. Processed clarinet blends with analog synth and tape experiments to form a totally bizarre and inhuman form of music. It might not have the occult weirdness of Ruth White’s Flowers Of Evil, although “Interlude II” comes close. Mimaroglu sounds disconnected from reality, more damaged, and more silly than serious. Try talking up a girl at a bar with a compare-and-contrast of Mimaroglu and Ruth White. I’m sure it will go swimmingly for you.
Jokes aside, it sucks to let this record go. That’s why I’ve decided to share it here digitally. And I’ll cherish it always, or until my hard drive crashes. Then I’ll have to take twenty minutes to find it on another blog and download it again. Ah, this modern age!
Wings Of The Delirious Demon And Other Electronic Works
MediaFire DL Link
01. Wings Of The Delirious Demon
02. Anacolutha: Encounter And Episode II
03. Interlude II [MP3]
04. Prelude No. 8
06. White Cockatoo
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