Eve Future Recall


"2004 marks ten years of Kreidler. 10 years in the life of one band. Kreidler's biography is incontestably connected to art. One can consider their opus, Eve Future as an art project in its own right, its theme continued in Eve Future Recall. Eve Future sees Kreidler treading the path of chamber music, adopting the language of several periods, leaning towards Baroque, minimalist expression, creating a concerto of electronic music, the identity of which is filled with references beyond temporal classification. In retrospect, the 2002 'mini album' Eve Future now appears to have been a majestic overture to the actual performance. Eve Future Recall is a departure from the formal discipline which was under the surface of its predecessor. If the original work was something of a description of external circumstance, an introduction to the spectacle, a dance governed by rules, then Recall concerns itself with the inner sphere, the state of the soul and the emotional complexity of the figures contained within the theme. Kreidler have set free the musical vocabulary of Eve Future, more vivacious and open in the way that the spoken word sets itself apart from the written. Eve Future Recall zooms in. A face becomes visible. A story is told, a breath is carried on a whisper. A game of looks and love, of daring and possibilities. Experiencing freedom within self imposed boundaries and the confounding of these very restrictions. Allow us to return to the theme. The title Eve Future is taken from the novel of the same name by the French author Auguste Villiers-de L'Isle Adams, published in 1885, 1886. The story tells of the inventor Edison and the 'electro-human creature' he creates as the apparently perfect lover for the British Lord Ewald. However, he proves unable to love her because she is resistant to his refined aesthetic intellect. Hadaly shall be her name. The Eve of tomorrow. Powered by the sun, golden phonographs where her lungs would be, lined with recordings of highly intelligent speech. A mere android, metaphysically brought to life by the sacrifice of a woman. Followed shortly hereafter by a second female sacrifice as she is destroyed in a shipwreck. Kreidler orchestrate this life-given artifice. They play with the doubling, beauty and kitsch of mathematics, rows of numbers and digital form. They portray objectivity, poetry and eroticism. Bach's sense of film behind them and its counterpoint in the disco. The hymn and the song. A love of Cologne's cathedral and Schneider-Esleben's car repair shop in Düsseldorf. Rendering the politically motivated distinction between popular and classical music obsolete. Amplifying thought and sensation. Transgression, enchantment and, time and again, Europe: the modern and modernism."