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ARTIST
TITLE
Milk & Honey
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KOMP 033CD KOMP 033CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/11/2004

"Sebastian Meissner, living in Frankfurt/Main, is a concept artist, composer, sound designer and photographer and presents his newest musical oeuvre with Milk & Honey. After very considered works for labels such as Mille Plateaux, Sub Rosa, Beta Bodega or Cronica he installs his project Klimek on Kompakt, which also has an optical correspondence from the acoustic expression published as a multimedia performance. Meissner's works are mainly concerned with 'the coincidence in digital music compositions', which in case of his Klimek projects are based on the most classic of all analog soundsources: the guitar. These slow motion-like soundshapes unfold a feeling of boundless width and contemplatively silence. The effect is not far from the Kompakt pop ambient sound: pictures, references, associations appear in front of our imaginary eye. With Milk & Honey they don't live on the memory treasure called pop, but rather from the classical roadmovie or even the best times of the Italian western. Meissner rather refers to the country where milk and honey flows, which is reflected on the coverartwork and in the Quicktime movie contained on the CD version. His photographs also form the raw material for the multimedia installations. The least common denominator of roadmovie and western is the desert; this album sounds as if a lonely guitar -- scattered to the four winds -- escapes the ear. It is a perfect soundtrack for a sultry night of thunderstorm, one of the nights we may expect again next summer. Music for the romantic side of the climatic disaster."