Another great reissue from one of the best reissue labels in the world. Earth Records pays tribute to the Russian composer Mikael Tariverdiev who’s totally unknown in western countries. I haven’t heard about him before and I’m pretty impressed with how diverse his compositions are. It starts with some more experimental works followed by a strong selection of jazz works and continues to more vocal and song based compositions. ‘Film Music’ includes a selection of Tariverdiev’s greatest tracks, including many previously unreleased versions. All were made with new transfers from original tapes and his own reel-to-reel machine. This would totally fit on a label like Finders Keepers.

“Film Music’ unveils the extraordinary life of an unusual composer who was acutely aware of the political environment although it was not central to his work. The 3LP boxset is beautifully packaged within hard outer slipcase and comes with a 24 page booklet bursting with unseen documents and materials from the Tariverdiev home. The rare photographs come from Mikael’s personal collection including stills from the film sets he was working on, his and Vera’s apartment and images of his studio images.”


You can get it here as well:
Norman Records (UK)
Bis aufs Messer (D)



The Details

Deluxe 3LP set with 24-page full colour 12” linen-finish book on Earth Recordings. Edition of 1000 copies in hard box slipcase (EARTHLP007)

Price $90

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