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ARTIST
TITLE
Sort By Dragging
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
STRIKE 157CD STRIKE 157CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/25/2016

Bremen, Germany-based artist Ulli Bomans presents Sort By Dragging, his second album under his given name. His first, Riven (STRIKE 149LP, 2014), followed a long series of music productions under his Schieres alias and numerous 12"s, albums, remixes, and tours together with Marco Haas aka T.Raumschmiere and their band of electronic thunder experiments, Shrubbn!! This time, the listener is lost completely in the gloomy, captivating worlds of sound. Sinister at times, Sort By Dragging recalls Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis, while also bearing parallels to Bomans's sculptural and visual art in its passage from Bremen to Detroit and back. Bomans clears the way with opener "Detroit Tape Noize," as the gloomy intro of noises and clicks gives way to a distant beat that functions more as a moving wall than a drum pattern. Sounds are created from noise; rhythm from the recovery of movement -- and somehow are condensed into a track, a song not without melody, resonating like an alarm in an ocean of noise. On "Cheap Seats" the listener even encounters a real drumbeat, which somehow drags and pushes a Vermona home organ sound into the echo loop. "One Piece Missing" then brings a clear piano voice into this world of sound. "Screensaver" concludes the work with ringing and roaring under a strangely amazing piano. CD in digipak with booklet.