HAUSCHKA - THE PREPARED PIANO (LP)


originally released in 2005. 10th anniversay reissue comes with download, including two bonus tracks "Volker Bertelmann alias Hauschka is concentrating on just one piano and still there seems to be an entire orchestra accompanying him, too. Now and again he is allowing different sounds , the synthesizer makes its appearance, as it did already on his debut album, along with it go a drum computer or once an electric bass. But their sounds can easily be distinguished from those of the modified sound-body. Small rhythmic sound-vignettes or just quiet ballads who all have their roots in east-asian harmonies, e.g. minimal music, elaborate from the speakers. Sounds that you can't get tired of listening to enrichen every track with something incomprehensible, something special. So what is it that's sounding there? Ideas, maybe spinning around Satie or Ravel, using the original qualities of the modified sound. Hauschka, is finding the possibilities in the techniques and uses them. He's clamping vocal wedges of leather, felt or rubber between the strings, he's preparing the hammers with aluminium paper or rough films, he's placing crown corks on the strings, weaving guitar strings in, or pasting it off with gaffa. His resulting tracks are composed both originally and charmingly. Vivid, unconventional pieces made of playful research-enthusiasm. Is this the child in the musician? Sure - academically illuminated." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2015| KARAOKE KALK | 16.90


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