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Janek,  Klaus / Miriam Akkermann: The Tartini <i>[Used Item]</i> (Creative Sources)

Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

"Over the years I don't think I reviewed a lot of music by Klaus Janek, who plays processed double bass. In Vital Weekly 962 there was...

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UPC: 5609063403244

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs324
Squidco Product Code: 30951

Format: CD
Condition: VG
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Berlin, Germany, in 2012.

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Miriam Ackermann-processed flute

Klaus Janek-processed doublebass

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"Klaus Janek (born November 26, 1969 in Bozen, Italy) is an Italian double bass player of improvised music and composer of experimental electronic music. He lives in Berlin.

Janek first learned to play the flute and then to play the trumpet. Since 1988 he turned to the classical double bass, which he studied with Mauro Muraro. He attended master classes and workshops with Dave Holland, Peter Kowald, Butch Morris and Jaribu Shahid. He plays the acoustic double bass as well as the electronically processed double bass.

He has performed with Kowald's local ensemble and at the Vision Festival with an ensemble led by Bill Dixon. Since 1994 he has also given solo concerts; after his first solo album Caspar² (2001) he presented another solo album Caspar² in 2004. Further albums were created for edel classics, minor music, Solponticello and Ubiquity.

His sound research and work as a soloist, in various formations and for dance and theater productions is recognized and appreciated internationally. For the piece Apud of Thierry Niang Company, Marseille, he composed the suite Lettera Amorosa (2002-03). With Claudio Rocchetti he was on tour to Southeast Asia (album Hong Kong Pavilion ). He improvised with musicians such as Borah Bergman, Toshinori Kondō, Johannes and Conny Bauer, Joe and Mat Maneri, Wolfgang Fuchs, Michael Zerang,Klaus Kürvers, Florian Bramböck, Christoph Irmer, Agustí Fernández, Andreas Paolo Perger, Roger Turner, LaDonna Smith or Wilbert de Joode. He also performed with the 17 hippies.

He also works as a sound designer for architecture and media ( arte, ZDF and 3sat ); he also composed film scores for documentaries. He was married to the dancer and choreographer Britta Pudelko."

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track listing:

1. Part 1 18:40

2. Part 2 21:12

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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

"Over the years I don't think I reviewed a lot of music by Klaus Janek, who plays processed double bass. In Vital Weekly 962 there was his release with Claudio Rocchetti, a tour document of their concerts in the Far East. Here he shows up with a recording from 2012 where he performs with Miriam Akkerman who plays processed flute. I never heard her work before. I had no idea what to expect here and when I heard this I could not have imagined it would sound like this. The release is by Creative Sources Recordings, which, in my book, means this is all about improvised music, and surely this is too, but it sounds quite different. I have no what kind of processing these two musicians apply to their instruments, but effectively they create loops of the lowest fidelity possible. One hardly recognizes the double bass; it results mostly into a deep dark rumble. With the flute it is actually not a lot different. It barely resembles a flute in part one; it does to some extent in part two.The two pieces, around twenty minutes each, are more creations of ambient industrial music, creating dense fields of utter vague sounds, and sometimes one thinks; oh a flute! It sounds like music of early zoviet*france being recorded on a cassette with dirty recording heads. I must say I very much enjoyed this release. It didn't sound like something out of the book of improvisations, but something out of the archives of a band that recorded hissy cassettes in the early 80s. Obviously a sound I grew up with. This is one of those releases that shatters all expectations and that's something I always enjoy a lot; here it results in something that I very much like, music wise. This music reminded me of so many things and yet coming out of an entirely different world. Highly recommended."-Frans de Ward, Vital Weekly

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