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Polwechsel: 2 (Hat [now] ART)


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Edition of 3000 CDs.

UPC: 752156011927

Label: Hat [now] ART
Catalog ID: 119
Squidco Product Code: 5054

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1999
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, in Nickelsdorf, Austria, on January 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, 1998, by Ulrich Goebel.


John Butcher-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

Burkhard Stangl-guitar

Michael Moser-cello, guitar

Werner Dafeldecker-doublebass, guitars, electronics

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track listing:

1. Hyogo 13:28

2. Toaster 12:12

3. Tatoo 9:38

4. Falb 9:41
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"Polwechsel's music is not about tunes but textures; it resonates with the grainy abrasion of bows against strings, the bristling static of electronics, the faint dampness of air sucked through a saxophone reed. Over the past three or four decades these sounds have become common currency in free improvised music and the spontaneously layered piece "Falb" proves that Polwechsel are well versed in such methods. But Michael Moser and Werner Dafeldecker also compose with these materials. Their pieces move deliberately from one sound field to the next, mapping and shaping each with a surveyor's precision and a sculptor's sense of form. They pay special attention to the points where electronic and acoustic sonorities overlap. Butcher's breathy rasps and Stangl's rumbling electric guitar feedback blend with Moser and Dafeldecker's bowed low strings and the crackles and drones that issue from the latter man's little black boxes. The four tracks on this CD all inhabit a very narrow dynamic range, pieces develop gradually through accumulation rather than contrast. They reward intense listening, especially on headphones, which reveals the music's subtle details."- Bill Meyer

Edition of 3000 CDs.
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Electro-Acoustic Improv
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