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A quirky and fascinating duo of unusual instrumentation from Ute Wasserman's voice & whistles, and Aleks Kokowski on stroh instrumements (viola, violin), noseflute, bird calls, musical saw, &c..

Kolkowski, Aleks & Ute Wassermann
Squall Line

Kolkowski, Aleks & Ute Wassermann: Squall Line (psi)
Label: psi    
Released in: Great Britain    

"From the first moments of Squall Line it's clear that the austere-looking lineup of voice and violin/viola on this CD doesn't give much of an impression of the variety and richness of its contents. How are these sounds made? More mysteriously, how do they constantly fuse and separate to generate a sound-counterpoint of such intricacy and coherence?"-Richard Barrett, from the liner notes

"A Stroh violin, Stro(h)viol, violinophone, or horn-violin is a violin that amplifies its sound through a metal resonator and metal horns rather than a wooden sound box as on a standard violin. The instrument is named after its German designer, Johannes Matthias Augustus Stroh, who patented it in 1899. The Stroh violin is also closely related to other horned violins using a mica sheet-resonating diaphragm, known as phonofiddles."-Wikipedia

Color sleeve insert with photos, 4 page booklet with liner notes by Richard Barrett.

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Product Information:

Color sleeve insert with photos, 4 page booklet with liner notes by Richard Barrett.

UPC: 5030243110827

Label: psi
Catalog ID: 11.08
Squidco Product Code: 14908

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded by Adam Skeaping on July 15th, 2009 at St. Peter's Church, Whitstable.


Aleks Kolkowski-stroh instruments, musical saw

Ute Wassermann-voice, whistles

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Track Listing:

1. skvala 2:43

2. sudestada 3:01

3. squamish 3:27

4. weibe bo 5:16

5. boorga 5:18

6. pamperos 3:56

7. polar low 7:07

8. blunk 6:32

9. bow echo I 2:30

10. bayamo 5:16

11. brubru 4:35

12. nor' easter 2:37

13. derecho 3:22

14. bow echo 2:18