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Matki Wandalki

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"Old School? New School? In reality, both are just a question of orchestral and sound preference. The freespirit, in this case, decides for No School: for only from the fragments of No (ie. No Wave in reference to No New York) new forms can originate. And, at best, No would also imply idiosyncratic wanking and autodidactic self-empowerment. As 11-year-old pre-teen, this Gyro Gearloose of pataphysical sound Felix Kubin not only sought for self-satisfaction with his legendary child-band Die Egozentrischen 2 but also instigated the first folk synthesizer against its own instruction manual (of course in accordance with the 'zeitgeist' at that time). The result was an elevated monstrosity from a merciless rage-experiment with frightening precociousness. All at the peak of the Neue Deutsche Welle...Thank god that today, more than two decades later, there is no stopping this former 'wunderkind'. Admittedly, the mischievous demolition of pop structures, which was once attributed to a juvenile Berserkerdom, has since then evolved into a more conscious Dada-Hooliganism. Or -- to put it simple with the metaphor of the album title -- it turned into the Mothers of Destruction (in Polish: 'Matki Wandalki' = Vandalizing Mothers). The fact that the anaemic ghost of deconstruction doesn't spoil the 13 tracks on this CD must have to do with Felix's abstruse humor. Like his love of sounds, the hum of Kubin's cosmos is powerfully distinct. It reminds (not only) me of czechoslovakian animation films and -- even further back -- of the electro-acoustic sound experiments of the fifties avant-garde long before their development into pop. Matki Wandalki unites several pairs of aesthetic contradictions. Abstract Darmstadt goes Pop. The result is 'witty' musique concrete and something that I can only interpret as 'program-music' without a narrative program."