Mar 5, 2021

Extremely proud to announce the 12" LP vinyl reissue of Chord from the Second Delphic Hymn on De la Catessen Records.




This is the first ever vinyl release from the archives of Music of Transparent Means, the constantly evolving minimalist ensemble of up to 21 players active in Adelaide, Australia from 2002 to 2007.

Long celebrated by a tiny circle of initiates and hardcore minimalism aficionados, Music of Transparent Means shaped the sound of its native city to its most euphoric and immersive state with a series of terrifically intense concerts of original compositions. After its leader Alex Carpenter was lured to New York in 2007, the surviving artefacts - coveted CD-R editions handmade by Carpenter himself - were circulated only among the most trusting fans.

De la Catessen Records proudly presents Chord from the Second Delphic Hymn alongside Music of Transparent Means' anthem Emerging like an Infant from the House of Truth, recorded live at an evening performance at De la Catessen Gallery in 2005 and remastered in 2021 under Carpenter's supervision by Schuyler Tsuda.

Lovers of the music of La Monte Young, Phill Niblock, Tony Conrad and Arnold Dreyblatt will discover much on this album to rejoice.

"Joyous sensory over-stimulation (...) a kind of blissful, obliterated exhaustion (...) the music is, quite simply, a head-fucking blast to listen to and swim through" - Jon Dale

Available to pre-order from a hand-numbered vinyl edition of just 100 copies from now on BANDCAMP. Pre-order copies will be shipped September/October 2021.