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3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Chimeric
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
THR 224LP THR 224LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/2/2009

LP version. ""It had been four years since Juxtaposition, our last record and one year of a self-chosen absence from the stage, that we met again to work on Chimeric. This break was a necessary step to leave any routine behind us, to restructure the working process, to rethink the concept of this band and its music. It was always a driving force within the band´s history to enter new territories, like it happened with the transition from the self-titled EP to the abstract minimalism of TG11 and finally in the more colourful rhythms of the Rec.Extern and Juxtaposition period. But this was done and we needed to go further, exploring forms and sounds we had not been dealing with so far - and adapting them to our system. Chimeric is not a polished album. Within our context it is raw, broken, even dark sometimes. Steady, multiple rhythms, layered on top of each other disappear into chaos and turn back into discreet structures in the next moment. References of rock music, executed with the precision of a sequencer; mutated, restructured. A lot on this album is about control and the loss of control. The risk of failure. This was probably always in our music, but kept in a very stable form, sometimes even hidden. But Chimeric is much more free. Some of the longer pieces are composed of very different parts and different colours along a continuous timeline. They tend to evolve in a narrative form and are moving through various scenes and surroundings, which is also present in the spacial relationship between the instruments. One could see the album as one continuous story, where some elements are passed from one piece to the next and then serve as the base for a completely new scenario. The result was something unpredictable and unstable, even for us." -- Martin Brandlmayr, Stefan Németh, John Norman (Radian)