Above: Willem De Ridder and a series poster
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All Chemix Radio Series cassette #6 (ca 1985).
01 Aida (27:10)
Cora Emens: voice & singing
Willem De Ridder: voice, electronic sounds & library tapes
- A pregnant Cora is about to give birth to the child she’s having with Willem De Ridder. Note they are at home, not in a hospital, but a nurse is helping. She previously recorded her soothing voice and the song is being played here while the couple is awaiting the child. Heavy breathing is heard along heartbeat sounds while Cora eventually goes through the throes of childbirth (switching to dutch language). Willem is taking polaroid photos of the process. Later, after Cora actually gave birth, we hear a baby crying. Rerecording technique and montage allows the event to be summarized in 30 mns. Anyway, this is unlike anything I’ve heard before or after. Totally unique and breathtaking.
02 Two More Days (29:23)
Hessel Veldman: guitar intro
Z’ev: six k7 players w/ industrial sounds
Cora Emens: voice
Willem De Ridder: voice and singing
- A short car trip brings Cora & Willem to a suburban slaughterhouse area. Industrial scraping sounds abound, courtesy of US percussionist Z’ev. The couple’s conversation will eventually lead them to fall apart. We are in Eraserhead territory – a paranoid journey in an industrial soundscape.
Above: Cora Emens teaching taoist erotic massage.
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