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Which Head You're Dancing In?
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CD

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MONO 082CD MONO 082CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/17/2015

All of the pieces from this release wouldn't have been created without Ornette Coleman. Both Frisch and Wehowsky found many inspiring moments in music played by the father of free jazz. Their own work is full of glitches and noisy ornaments. In some parts one can find rhythmic structures, reminiscent of disco for spoilt laptops, other compositions show the beauty in the contrasts between silence and prolonged, dark and wiry bass phrases. Johannes Frisch has worked since the late 1970s as a performer, composer and improviser of contemporary music, between experimental rock, free jazz and other open-minded styles. On his main instrument, the double bass, he presents an individualistic, expressive language. He has played with a lot of musicians of the international scene of free improvisation and all experimental fields -- among others , Lol Coxhill, Maggie Nicols, Johannes Bauer, Le Quan Ninh, Paul Hubweber, Michael Vorfeld, Misha Feigin, etc. Ralf Wehowsky founded the group P.D. (in 1981 renamed P16.D4) and the label Wahrnehmungen (in 1982 renamed Selektion) in 1980. P16.D4 were one of the most influential groups of experimental industrial music. For their live appearances they were equally at home, at punk and no wave festivals and at the Holy Grail festivals of academic avant-garde, like the Ferientage Neuer Musik or Darmstadt. Since the early '90s, Wehowsky has worked under his own name. His quiet, highly complex style of composition, based on artifacts of instrumental and electronic lateral noises, evolved out of his collaboration with Bernhard Gunter and was influential for numerous artists in the fields of electronic and improvised music. The new millennium showed a new approach in his integration of improvised music and composition.