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ARTIST
TITLE
Pink Album
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KYO 003CD KYO 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/7/2004

[deleted] "A White Hole is the exit of a wormhole that connects two universes. The two universes of this record are being impersonated by Nicholas Bussmann and Hanno Leichtmann. Put simply, Bussmann is in charge of the serious elements of this duo, while Leichtmann is the pop bitch, or in the words of German magazine de:bug, 'the Cathérine Deneuve of electronica'. Both are longtime activists in the diverse music scenes of Berlin and have been working together for ten years in various formations, e.g. as Ich Schwitze Nie (with actor Lars Rudolph, known from 'Der Krieger und die Kaiserin' among others) or at the Berlin festival Maerzmusik with John Zorn in his composition 'Cobra'. Bussmann is playing together with Radian drummer Martin Brandlmayr in Kapital Band 1 (Mosz) and is working with the Japanese legend Toshi Nakamura, Leichtmann has interconnected all thinkable forms of pop music under his monikers Paloma (Mehrwert), Sam Miller (Mosz) and, most importantly, Static (Mermaid/Sonar Kollektiv, City Centre Offices). Until recently they also formed the duo DJ Attaché & The Beige Oscillator (Mehrwert, Charhizma). But since everyone always expected nothing but DJ sets from this name, they now got themselves a real band name: White Hole. They recorded their Pink album in Vienna, where Leichtmann had lived for two months in early 2004. Bussmann came to visit with a hard disk recording system in his pocket, and two weeks later the album was finished, including guest appearances by Viennese musicians Boris Hauf (saxophone) und Martin Siewert (guitar). The result is very clearly a HipHop album, in the end there's those bouncing beats all over the place ... but at the same time it's also a jazz album with its productive disharmonies and layered and disjointed sounds. The saxophone solo that -- reminding of free jazz -- violently disrupts the beat at one point is only the simplest example for that."