Speaking of clarinets, last week's post prompted me to pull out what I thought was one of my favorite (only?) processed clarinet records, Ilhan Mimaroğlu's Wings of the Delirious Demon (and Other Electronic Works). But now I'm not sure if it's even clarinets that are getting the sonic screw or not, such is the decomposition occurring in the grooves.
Turkish composer Mimaroğlu was a pioneer of analog synth and tape experiments and affiliated with the Columbia/Princeton Electronic Music Center. He also was a radio DJ at WBAI for several years and produced jazz records for Atlantic, a relationship that culminated in his collaboration with Freddie Hubbard on the twisted album "Sing Me a Song of Songmy" (which has been played quite a few times on WFMU). Wings of the Delirious Demon was originally released in 1971 on Mimaroğlu's Finnadar imprint, a killer label which also released music by Stockhausen, John Cage, Eric Salzman and Jean DuBuffet, among others. To my knowledge Wings has never been officially reissued, but was given the Dolor del Estamago treatment a few years back.
Ilhan Mimaroğlu - Wings of the Delirious Demon