Michael Renkel released the brilliant extended composition Errorkoerper III earlier in 2006 on the Absinthe label. He returns to the label here along with video artist Sonja Bender, together creating an immersive visual pastiche and collage over a shifting set of sounds. Renkel works by splitting his guitar signal into various processors, which he deftly controls to create a dynamic palette of sound. More typically his results are alien mutations of sound bearing little resemblance to their guitar source; while mostly true with this release, Renkel also shows some of his technique in an unlikely distorted guitar solo. Sonja Bender captures and layers video images, creating recurring and repeating visuals which shift and composite, overlayed with metamorphic effects - the images include thematic material such as cityscapes, nude images, an electric chair, television broadcasts, &c., blending all in hazy and hallucinatory ways. The two provide an excellent complement to each other in an engaging and hypnotic work.
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