QBICO
omicron, pi, rho, sigma, tau, upsilon, phi, chi, psi, omega

10 LP box with printed inner sleeves (front & back)

dedicated to the late Conrad Schnitzler



OMICRON 2LP

KLUSTER AND FRIENDS- 1969-1972

Conrad Schnitzler, Klaus Freudigmann, Wolfgang Seidel and friends

rec. in Berlin, 1969/1972

unissued ASA (middle part), side A/CVC (beginning) side B/DAV (end) side C/FUGI (end) side D



"when i did the Kluster box i had too choose from 6 CDs that the late Con sent me, all (except Beta) were +/- 60 minutes long. to fit an LP size and to make a box under two Kg. (for shipping reasons) i had to make max 6 albums and stay max at 40/45 minutes lenght. so these are the missing parts, in this way you'll have the complete music that Con originally sent me. Beta side miss only 7 minutes, so it was not worth press that one, plus missing part of Ex was released already as a one-sided in the Kluster ltd ed set. example: if you wanna hear the complete Asa rec. you'd play side A from the Kluster box, Asa side from this box (middle part) and to finish the B side from the Kluster box record."



RHO LP

CONRAD SCHNITZLER
- Film music 1975



"this was sent to me by the late Con a while ago... for sure one of the greatest musician and xhol who rec. for qbico. he wrote me few days before he passed away, saying it was nice with you and i remember that i replied to him the very day he passed away (August 4th)."



SIGMA LP

HARTMUT GEERKEN/MICHAEL RANTA- The Heliopolar egg, Bangkok, Dec. 11, 1976

Hartmut Geerken
piano, prepared piano, piano strings, tibetan tingshak, water tingshak, waldteufel, mokkatam pot rattles, bells, water bells, sleigh bells, gongs, water gongs, tibetan boo-chals, water boo-chals,
musical clock, tibetan horn, singing tube, maracas, wood block, temple blocks, peking opera gongs, castagnets, lead camel bell, short-wave receiver, swarmandal, whistles,
argool, monkey drum, toy xylophone, lion bell, gopichand, egyptian cymbals & sagat, waterphone, voice, toy glockenspiele, thumb piano

Michael Ranta
mallet instruments (xylophone, marimba, metallophone, vibraphone), tabla, flexatone, castagnets, japanese oboe, argool, gongs, tamtams,
short-wave receiver, chinese violin (er-hu, jung-hu), wood block, echo machine, cup bells, indian israj, vco, vcf, vocals



artwork by Michael Ranta

"as with Kluster, i wanted to make it complete: this is the only missing gig that Hartmut sent me. also with the Heliopolar box i had to press max 6 albums, for shipment reasons... at radom i placed all the CDs on the floor and pick up the one which'd stay out... hoping that one day i'll find the right occasion to make it available. this is probably one of my favourite gig, along with Manila."



TAU LP

SABU TOYOZUMI/MOTOTERU TAKAGI- Live at Barber Fuji

Sabu Toyozumi- drums, percussion
Mototeru Takagi- tenor sax

rec. January 17, 1994 Tokyo



"that was sent to me by Sabu a while ago... to be sincere i remember that i asked for more to Sabu and he then sent me the rec. i released as qbico 95... well, i re-listened to this live rec. with more attention and finally i realized that it's a subtle gem ! a typically & unique Japanese take on free music... with Mototeru san never been too much wild in his playing, but more focused on sound.and still out there.. under Sabu's spare rhythm... fortunatly i kept it aside..."



UPSILON LP

side A

ARTHUR DOYLE/WILBER MORRIS/RASHID BAKR- Live at the Alterknit, NYC

rec. August 9, 1997

Arthur Doyle- tenor sax, recorder
Wilber Morris- bass
Rashid Bakr- drums



"that's for sure one of Doyle's craziest rec. ever ! my original plan was to make a series of one-sides with cut corners covers, to finish the series with the Live in Nashville & Louisville full LP (and no cut corners), which finally came out Sagittarius... i also originally tought that two sides of that punk stuff was too much !? so, with this new side, you got the complete concert."



side B (also known as Qbico PI)

STEVE BACZKOWSKI/RAVI PADMANABHA- Improvisations, 2005

SB- bombarde, kalimba, flute & percussion
RP- frame drum, tabla & percussion



artwork by Michael Straub

"beautiful spontaneous improvisations from this underrated duo. i had it laying around for a while 'cos i never find the right occasion to present it as a one-side.... until now."



CHI 2LP

Mr. QBICO ORCHESTRA- Live at Studio Kuu

Eero Savela- trumpet
Simo Laihonen- bamboo flutes, perc
Virginia Genta- soprano, tenor sax, perc
Sami Pekkola- tenor sax, perc
Tiitus Petäjäniemi- alto sax
Taneli Viitahuhta- baritone sax
J. Koho- harmonium, perc
Qbico- organ, perc
Hermanni Yli-Tepsa- violin
Marko Ylianttila- electric guitar, recordings
Tero Kemppainen- bass
David Vanzan- drums, perc

rec. August 25, 2008 Helsinki



artworks by Mayra & Troglosound

"lot of fond memories here... that magical Tour of Finland with the Jooklos and Tero, all the way up to Rovaniemi, Lapland... we finsihed the tour on the 23rd in Helsinki were we played in a kind of trendy bar and were with great pleasure i saw a kool fella menace some of my friends on stage with a bottle, kindly asking to stop playing that shit !? on the 25th all the Finnish brotherhood united at hip Studio Kuu (moon in Finnish): Reverend Simo (from Black Motor), Sami the Pekkola man (from Mohel), Teroooo (from Rauhan Orchesteri), Taneli & Hermanni (from Boris Morgana), Vapaa and Tulasi folks, Eero savela funk... once back Tero sent me the recordings and on the CDs it was written Mr. Qbico Orchestra... an honour !"



PSI LP

MURA

Makoto Kawabata and friends, rec. early 80's in Nara, Japan
4 cassettes had been issued back then, in very very ltd quantities



artwork by Bobby BeauSoleil

"rare music from Makoto, one of his very 1st group and earliest rec."



OMEGA LP

DARK REVOLUTION COLLECTIVE- Live

Makoto Kawabata- hand-made percussion, synth
Tetsushi Kawagishi- hand-made percussion
Yasuo Iwaki- hand-made percussion

rec. Nara, Japan, 1979



artwork by Bobby BeauSoleil

"i know about the existence of another DRC rec. since at least 2005... a live one (among few friends) ! well, Makoto waited before i turned 40 last year to give it to me (along with Mura) in person ! so special indeed ! i started & ended qbico with the Dark Revolution Collective, now the circle is complete."



regular ed, numbered 1/50





aquamarine matte paper with red, black and green tiny dots here and there, white paper inside (numbered on bottom right corner)



26 ltd ed, hand-made by qbico, numbered from A to Z

with an exclusive ep's portrait by Bobby Beausoleil as insert and with an extra 7" (the one & ONLY on qbico !) with hand-made azul labels by qbico

PHI 7"

STEVE BACZKOWSKI/RAVI PADMANABHA- Improvisations, 2004

SB- nadaswaram
RP- thavil



"Wow, Nadaswaram !!? that's the most beautiful instruments in the world ! i made a thesis at school when i was 22 about this instrument..." Mats Gustafsson



boxes available in the following versions (outside/inside):

aluminium & metallic azul x1
aluminium/orange x1
gold/ochra x6
light azul/ochra x3
metallic azul/aluminium x1
metallic azul/ochra x1
metallic azul/orange x4
metallic lemon/ochra x1
metallic lemon/orange x1
metallic red/orange x2
metallic red/red x1
red/orange x1
red/ochra x3


metallic azul (front panel)/orange (inside back panel)


red (front panel)/ochra (inside back panel)


metallic red (front panel)/red (inside back panel)


metallic lemon (front panel)/orange (inside back panel)


gold (front panel)/ochra (inside back panel)

DJ qbico, letter Q, copy:


front/back


inside


inside front panel/inside back panel



20 musicians' copies, unumbered


inside is all white



5 test press for the musicians, hand-made, numbered I/V

with Bobby BeauSoleil portrait and qbico PHI 7" (white label)




ochra inside panels and with images & stamps arrangment same as on the ltd ed



19x qbico PHI 7" with hand-made gold labels, for the musicians