r I e (2021)
“r | e” is the logo of the re:flexions sound-art festival, organised anually by attenuation circuit at their Augsburg homebase from 2016 to 2021. As in the last few years, the final edition of the festival on 4th July 2021 was accompanied by a CD compilation. It was given out to concertgoers with their tickets, but is now also available as a stand-alone release. The three tracks are first-time ever collaborations between two artists/bands each. The same pairs played the three improvised sets of the festival, with every concert a world premiere for these line-ups.
Stefan Schmidt on the unusual fretless guitar and EMERGE on electronics create a deep listening experience that combines dark ambient structures with field recordings to invoke a rich, imaginative sonic environment.
DIY underground legends Doc Wör Mirran team up with performance art duo The Oval Language. DWM create a leftfield pop track which is slightly subverted by the vocal noises and self-built instruments of The Oval Language.
That harsh noise and power-play free jazz share similar attitudes is almost commonplace. But it's one thing to talk about attitudes and another to actually hear the two genres get fused with one another. This is what happens on the track by feedback noisician Carsten Vollmer and the drums/sax duo Sprengmeister – with very convincing results.
File under: sound art, ambient, free jazz, noise
factory-produced CDr in cardboard sleeve
Released 5. July 2021
limited to 100 copies
price: 7.00 EUR (excl. postage)
1. Stefan Schmidt ° EMERGE - el martirio de las ranas 17:05
2. Doc Wör Mirran ° The Oval Language - Oval Eclipse 17:08
3. Carsten Vollmer ° Sprengmeister - Die Unterschreitung 14:20
photo by Dan Penschuck (feindesign.de)
re:flexions logo by Heinz Stempfle
design by EMERGE
ALL TRACKS EXCLUSIVE FOR THIS COMPILATION