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ARTIST
TITLE
Spielraum/Allgegenwart/Strahlung
FORMAT
3x12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
R-N 168-2EP R-N 168-2EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/11/2016

As a central point of reference of Grischa Lichtenberger's La Demeure; Il Y a Péril en la Demeure complex (R-N 169CD, 2015), Raster-Noton presents a limited edition of three 12" vinyl EPs that are accompanied by a handmade, signed and individualized screen print. The three EPs, Spielraum, Allgegenwart and Strahlung, were set up as an experiment. Each of the records is guided by a word that could be described as a phantasmagoria, a delusion of the 20th century - like a metaphor that is concerned not only with its immediate meaning, but with an implication more emotional, more irrational, telling something about the mindset of the not so distant past. These keywords already existed before the production on the tracks began and thus played the role of an indirect orientation or playground for association. Nevertheless, the EPs are not conceptualized, but are rather a collection of habits and strategies in relation to the titles. Common to all EPs of the triptych is the question of a connection between intimacy and the public sphere. Aesthetically, the music presented on the EPs ranges from distressing and unaligned dancefloor-oriented tracks to tribal and politically charged drones to unsettling noise ballads. On Spielraum, for example, hypnotizing music box melodies are combined with claustrophobic breakbeats. Allgegenwart, on the other hand, presents mechanical rhythms and sawing pads, topped with high-pitched warning sounds. Last but not least, the final EP Strahlung features self-forgetful, gloomy and melancholy tracks backed by melodies that are reminiscent of a barrel organ turned upside down. Printed, stamped and signed by Lichtenberger himself. Print and paint application variations are intended. Edition of 500.