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David Moss (drums, voice, percussion, electronics),
Heiner Goebbels (piano, keyboard, sampler),
Catherine Jauniaux (voice), |
Hans Peter Kuhn (sound artist),
Koichi Makigami (voice, mouth harp, conch shells, paper),
Christian Marclay (turntables, LPs),
Phil Minton (voice),
Frank Schulte (Turntables, LPs, Samplers, electronics)
David Moss's records have always struck me as weird and wonderful, and this one is no
exception. Featuring duos between Moss and each of the above players, the pieces are
grouped into loose catagories, (Chronicles, Cliffhangers), for added amusement.
An earmark of good music for me is that I easily forget who, or what I'm listening to. It
has no overarching agenda and no political affiliations. This CD bears all those merits.
Each piece is completely different from the one before or after it. Cheesy rhythmic ditty
gives way to squeaky voices and background clanking, joined by vocal drone/loop and
Either all these people know each other very well, or they're just adept at picking just
the right sound. I think my favourites are the duos with Makigami. 'Specific Tongue' has
jaw harp and mutter-singing, accompanied by a drummachine beat. 'Shadowmmen' has the two
shadowing each other with their voices, a sort of mock declamation in song. Or maybe a
clipped and re-ordered opera, condensed into one minute and fifty five seconds.
All of the duos on the CD held my attention, and each served up surprises, even on second
and third listening. I'd say if youčre into any of these people, check it out.
Additionally, the liner notes promise a live CD in future...David?
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