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ARTIST
TITLE
So Easy, Hard To Practice
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DB 110CD DB 110CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/3/2003

"Austrian ambient/electronica composer Susanne Brokesch of a small-but-growing contingency of female producers releasing innovative experimental music in an unfortunately predominantly male field. Born in Austria and currently residing in New York, Brokesch has recorded as Sil, Sil Electronics, and under her own name for such labels as Cheap, Sähkö, Tension and Disko B. She has contributed tracks to a number of Austrian and European experimental music compilations, including the infamous Rancho Relaxo Allstars. Although she's never studied music formally, Brokesch's compositions are remarkable for their emphasis on acoustic instrumental sources such as guitars and percussion, which she then fuses with electronically generated soundscapes and minimal machine rhythms. Her debut full-length Sharing The Sunhat appeared in 1997, and was described by one critic as 'a cross between Oval and a (good) ECM record'. Susanne Brokesch describes So Easy, Hard To Practice as 'new age jazz' and gives us the following directions: 'My new CD is called So easy, hard to practice. It is very much influenced by the dusty sound of second hand opera recordings. And this you can imagine against the hunting grounds of space travel tragedies, dashing through the depths of interplanetary relations finding the quiet you can discover in a day spa, restaurant, car wash.."