Emmett Frisbee ’Sound Paintings: Soon To Be A Major Film’
Street Level Records, 1980
No idea how or why they even went looking for him, but the guys at Permanent tracked down this Pittsburgh outsider who penned a masterpiece almost 25 years ago. Released on a private press, it's the intended soundtrack to a never-realized (imaginary?) film that could've been about pizza and traffic.
It turns out that, not only was Emmett still alive, he was also sitting on a couple hundred (?) original stock copies — all of which P-rex bought and is now selling. "Sound Paintings" is still listing for $40 on eBay, part of its notoriety from the fact it appeared in the first issue of Wax Poetics.
The credits list no fewer than eleven players, dubbed 'The Guilty,' on this record, not including The Mystery String Quintet, which played on one cut. Emmett leads on a variety of keys — piano, oberheim synth and a hammond organ — but also played flute and sax.
Sadly, I couldn't find any links to his work online, but I can direct you to Frisbee's still-live 'stream-of-consciousness' website, which doesn't seem to have been updated since 1994. Enjoy.