Various Artists
The Voices Of The Dead - Archives from Konstantin Raudive and Gerhard Stempnik
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1Konstantin Raudive - Here Is Konstantin Rauvive… Part 1 4:01
2Gerhard Stempnik - Sound Piece #1 - Astrid A Little Bit 0:43
3Gerhard Stempnik - Sound Piece #2 - Karajan Kluk 0:51
4Gerhard Stempnik - Sound Piece #3 - Astrid! Ask There 0:44
5Gerhard Stempnik - Sound Piece #4 - Mendelsohn, More More 1:01
6Gerhard Stempnik - Sound Piece #5 - Too Much Pop Music On The Radio 0:32
7Gerhard Stempnik - Sound Piece #6 - Forgotten Special Domain 1:07
8Gerhard Stempnik - Sound Piece #7 - Wien 0:43
9Gerhard Stempnik - Sound Piece #8 - Ouverture Now More Less 0:40
10Gerhard Stempnik - Sound Piece #9 - Distant Cut Up 0:48
11Konstantin Raudive - Here Radio Stimme + Mikrofonon Stimme - Experiments Part 2 11:07
12DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid - Cadavre Magnétique 4:29
13David Toop - Koladé Spirit 5:51
14Calla - Raudive Track 4:51
15Lee Ranaldo - Lee's Raudive Mix 2:49
16CM Von Hausswolff - Welcome (for F. Jurgenson & K. Raudive)5:38

For many, the first traces of the Raudive Tapes were in William Burroughs fictions and articles. The fact is, these mysterious magnetic tapes, which capture the voices of the dead, and were recorded by the baltic scientist Konstantin Raudive, are not a fiction but a reality (we are not here to judge their scientific objectivity ). These tapes, as rare as Lovecraft's Necronomicon, are now in our archives.

What we can find in this record ?

1 - Two introductions by Konstantin Raudive and a large session of exemples from his archives (July 1965). 2 - Nive extracts from the Gerhard Stempnik experiments - musician of the Berlin Philharmonic and close friend of Raudive (tapes from 1980). 3 - A Raudive celebration including unpublished material by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, David Toop, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Calla and Carl Michael von Hausswolff. They have all composed an exclusive piece of music based on the Raudive material. It goes from a close examination of the material itself to a more evocative mood.

Who was Doctor Raudive ?

Dr. Konstantin Raudive, a student of Carl Jung, was a Latvian psychologist who taught at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, before devoting the last ten years of his life to electronic voice phenomenon (EVP). He published in his book Breakthrough in 1971.His early collaborator F.Jurgenson, whom he met by the very beginning of 1965, awakened Dr. Raudive's interest in EVP research. Raudive spent endless hours for the thorough study of Jurgenson's books ('Voices from Space', 1964 and 'Radio-Link with the Dead', 1967). From an overwhelming database (ranging about 72000 samples!), Raudive's mother seems to be statistically the most frequently reported contact personality. She usually addressed her son in the Latgalian dialect.