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ARTIST
TITLE
Axolotl Eyes
FORMAT
CD/DVD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SPOON 9391CD SPOON 9391CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/1/2008

"Irmin Schmidt, founding member of the legendary German avant-garde rock group Can, and breakbeat pioneer, producer and Professor Of Popular Music, Kumo (aka Jono Podmore) release a brand new album, for your listening enjoyment. Schmidt & Kumo's latest album of electronic experimentalism features Kumo's shimmering grooves, subterranean bass, Theremin and violin providing the perfect foil for Schmidt's peerless and enduringly adventurous playing. Unlike their 2001 debut -- Masters Of Confusion, largely put together by extrapolating snatches of music from Schmidt's opera Gormenghast -- Axolotl Eyes is very much a studio recording. As a bonus, the studio album is accompanied by a 5.1 surround sound DVD of the sound installation Flies, Guys, and Choirs, first conceived for London's Barbican Centre in 2001. The work combines surreally creating images from nature with subtle, quietly forceful environmental music." The DVD is PAL format, with 112 mins video and audio.