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ARTIST
TITLE
Mimikry
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
R-N 121CD R-N 121CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/9/2010

Raster-Noton presents the debut full-length album by ANBB, the collaborative project of electronic music composer/visual artist Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and composer/voice artist Blixa Bargeld (also known as singer of Einst├╝rzende Neubauten and guitarist of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds). Having been friends and admirers of each other's work for a long time, they decided to join forces to develop a musical concept based on the combination of improvisation and abstraction. The collaboration debuted at an impulsive live performance at Recombinant Media Labs in San Francisco in September 2007, where the spontaneity of Blixa Bargeld's voice and the elaborate beat structures and soundscapes of Alva Noto merged to surprising and unexpected results. Rethinking traditional songs in their own special manner, they deliver an outstanding and inspiring musical blend of abstract electronics and radically altered traditional songs. On its ten tracks, Mimikry readopts two originals and two alternate versions of tracks from the duo's debut EP, Ret Marut Handshake (R-N 120EP), while introducing six brand new songs. Additionally, the album includes a guest vocal contribution from model/actress Veruschka (known for her appearance in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 cult movie Blow-Up). Presented with a 16-page booklet that presents original text and drawings developed by Blixa Bargeld during the recordings.