FRIEDMAN, BURNT W/ DANIEL DODD-ELLIS - CEASE TO MATTER (LP)


"Moods and impressions from Friedman's Sub-Saharan concert tour in 2013 as well as fragments of memories of an imaginary future fuse together in the music and text of all eleven tracks. These responses to real-life "kpafuca" ("things falling apart") - conditions in African metropolises - collapse into grooves and phrases reminiscent of Chris Marker's sci-fi apocalypticism (La Jette, Sans Soleil). The impact of the eleven sound poems derives less from intentional meaning and symbolism than from fortuitous coincidences, cut-ups, and flashes of inspiration in the course of handling the audio material. Rather than a composed narrative the tracks reflect the inner reality of the authors Burnt Friedman and Daniel Dodd-Elis. This polyphony of non-places also includes the spirit of sound explorers such as the musical-ethnological practitioners Hartmut Geerken and Roman Bunka (Embryo) whose visions and musical activities refuse to succumb to reductionist and essentialist staging. In "Cease to Matter", Friedman intuitively pits the liberating power of noise, of über-mensch-maschinen music, against those cultural landscapes repeatedly automatically inscribed into music. Odd beats and random technical defects - that is to say, disobedience ("Un-gehör-sam", Johannes Ismaiel-Wendt) - are pitted against the normative interpretational supremacy of musical world maps." (label info) vinyl version includes two bonus tracks, comes in gatefold sleeve with CD
in stock | DE| 2014| NONPLACE | 16.90


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