"Our daughter Marion Myra is 13 now and in full puberty. Looking, no, listening back she can't identify with herself as a little child doing these recordings. But I can: A childlike joy in all that is moving and sounding inspired me since many years. So from time to time we took several objects, which are not used as instruments normally like lids of pots or toys, together with regular instruments like guitar and violin, flute and drums, african balafon and indonesian metalophon, not to forget the Yamaha Porta Sound PSS-190 from the garbage pail, in short: all what was suitable for several musical family encounters. Doing these recordings it really was "a child's play" for two grown-ups and a three to nine year old kid, definitely marvelous, a work of fancy. Following our subtle intuition, we just needed flair and empathy." (A.Meifert on "Incredible Familiar Music") "Silence and deliberateness are luxury today. Most relevant music now is speedy and noisy, fuel and gas for the rot-machine called modern civilization. All has become a style and is designed for a special audience. Recording our musical pieces was just "fun", we had no intention, we will not repeat it. We had and have no ambition to be avant or post or what else. In fact I can't play violin or piano, I cannot read any notes. As a drummer, I'm an old-fashioned self-taught person and have no intention to change that at age 69. Same thing with my wife Franziska, playing guitar and flute quite a little... Our music has no concept, no plan, no composition, it's all improvised and a form of communication and, as far as that, "primitivistic"." (A.Meifert on "Absolute Relative Music") "The two Meifert & Family record LPs (Taubnessel 7&8) come as a 2LP set, also including a book by Klaus Holzmann, edited by Arnulf Meifert and including an essay by Franziska Meifert. The first anthology ever issued of drawings by this controversial artist, published by Comme des filles in collaboration with Das Hohe Gebrechen." (label info) numbered edition of 150 copies
in stock | IT| 2013| DIE TAUBNESSEL | 42.90

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