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Negende Mixer - Schulterblatt
"'Schulterblatt' continues in this approach but sounds in no such way as their previous works. It displays an atmosphere in which an almost contradictive use of digital clippings and warm, flowing record-samples, become one and interact. It allows even a reversed night-club singer to go hand in hand with today's plug-in army, speaking a language which is not demonic at all, on the contrary. Limited edition of 300 copies."
"Overwhelming sound collage by this Peel Session-proofed artist. Unique. Marc Weiser (the man behind the music) and Lillevaen (the man behind the visuals) provide deep aquatic techno and raspy electronic hip hop under the name Rechenzentrum. They construct an elaborate and highly complex collage of deep hypnotic techno house sounds and intricate well-defined visuals... intelligent and deep without being overtly chin stroking. Like Markus Nikolai, Dimbiman, and Ricardos Villalobos from Perlon, Rechenzentrum are putting the funk back into deep minimal techno."
VERTICAL FORM (UK)
"The release marks an entirely new level in their production approach which compromises a slightly more jazz tinged element to their warped minimal house sound by incorporating a number of live elements including trumpet and piano to a sparse, raw and experimental house groove. Drawn out over eight minutes in length the groove develops in a number of differing directions continually building into a fresh and distinctive dancefloor groove perfect for the more discerning and adventurous of club and backroom environments. The b side see's a welcome return for Nick Rapaccioli with a flawless remake of Nelson. By deconstructing the original groove to its basic components and reworking the groove from a differing view point an entirely new cut of the original is created. Maintaining groove and funk throughout and never venturing too far away from the dancefloor the rework takes things to a different level with a slightly more experimental and minimal approach that holds the essential element of groove firmly in place. Nelson Reprise is an altogether different approach and offers an alternative viewpoint of the original in the form of a more relaxed lounge oriented version. Whilst still holding onto the live elements of the initial groove and adopting a more folk oriented easy listening flavor the reprise provides a suitably apt closure to the single."
WEISER MUSIC (GERMANY)
Ten years after their foundation and after a 4-year break, Berlin audio/video project
are finally releasing a new DVD with the programmatic title,
. Rechenzentrum have been making musical and visual changes: the electronic surface of the tracks has developed into a predominantly electro-acoustic world of sound, receiving its impulse from
's long-standing membership in the
international ensemble for contemporary music (who are currently releasing two DVDs with compositions by
on Asphodel). As well as the purely instrumental tracks, there are three vocal tracks by Rechenzentrum themselves, harkening somewhere between
in terms of the vocal sound, and which expand the Rechenzentrum universe, giving it a timeless pop facet. The visual side is also rejuvenated, currently consisting mainly of manipulated images of handcrafted black and white drawings by video artist
that form a symbiotic unity with the music. Inspired by Russian icon painter
, to whom
dedicated his black and white film of the same name, Rechenzentrum set out on a journey into the strange worlds of contemplative states of existence.
is a meditative and self-referential musical-visual system of coordinates between electro-acoustic melancholy and humorous sketches of the club landscape. Guest artists include:
Maurice de Martin
(percussion & drums),
Nicolas T. Weiser
(guitar). Format: DVD NTSC; Region Free 0, plus audio content.
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