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Rupp / Fischerlehner: Live in Aarhus (Farai-Records)

The roots of Xenofox, the duo of electric guitarist Olaf Rupp and drummer Rudi Fischerlehner, performing at the 2014 Lydfestival in Aarhus, Denmark in an excursive set of free improv with a rock-oriented edge that ebbs and flows with power and technical skill.
 

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Olaf Rupp-electric guitar

Rudi Fischerlehner-drums


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A co-release of Farai-Records, frec5, and Bad Alchemy, BA 84.

Label: Farai-Records
Catalog ID: frec5
Squidco Product Code: 22692

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardboard sleeve
Recorded at Lydfestival in Aarhus, Denmark, in September 2014, by Isak.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"They can make quite a fuss in the china shop. But the aim is not to destroy things. It is about creating spaces. It is the air and the hidden silence amidst all the rubble that begets something special. A creative furor comes along with just enough ease to make sure that in the end everything fits together well to form a meandering whole. There is an utopistic organic wilderness in this music gaining ground so irreverently that if you are able to enjoy a note, a sound, a beat just for what they are: a note, a sound, a beat, then you will have fun to see the wood for the trees."-Ferai-Records


A co-release of Farai-Records, frec5, and Bad Alchemy, BA 84.

Artist Biographies

"Olaf Rupp (*1963) plays Improvised Music on the acoustic and electric guitar. The organic flow of his music is controlled neither by chance nor by dominant, wilful decisions. In his music he explores how more or less dense murmurations of notes (motion-clusters) can be perceived as one agglomerated sound in motion. This means that every note is a dot in a higher matrix and its colour is more important than the position of that note in any hierarchic classification system. So a sequence of notes creates a moving sound, not a melody. And the intrinsic colour of every note is more important than the melodic or harmonic burden which the listener may or may not put on it.

Besides many cooperations five solo albums are published so far on the labels FMP, GROB and GLIGG. Olaf Rupp has been touring in many countries and performed with extraordinary musicians such as Paul Lovens, Tristan Honsinger, Peter Brötzmann, Butch Morris, Lol Coxhill, John Zorn und Michael Wertmüller. Important groups are among others XENOFOX, his duo with Rudi Fischerlehner, a Duo with cello player Ulrike Brand, DIE DICKEN FINGER with Oli Steidle and Jan Roder (also a quartet with Peter Brötzmann) and WEIRD WEAPONS with Tony Buck and Joe Williamson."

-Olaf Rupp Website (http://www.audiosemantics.de/info.html)
2/21/2024

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"Rudi Fischerlehner plays drums in various different musical projects that fall between improvised and experimental music, jazz and post-rock. He also composes and produces music for bands, film and performances.

Born in 1977 in Austria he was introduced to the drums in his childhood and quickly started playing in bands as a teenager around Linz. Following a period studying classical percussion he moved to Vienna, travelled to Africa and China, spent a few month in New York and now resides in Berlin.

His current projects include Xenofox with Olaf Rupp, RMF with Rupp and Matthias Müller, Parrot´s Feathers with Matthias Schubert and Antonio Borghini, Fiium Shaarrk and Gorilla Mask.

Rudi works or has also worked in collaboration with Erste Stufe Haifisch, Andreas Willers, Tristan Honsinger, Julie Sassoon, La Tourette, Dominique Pifarely, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Buck, Frank Paul Schubert, Zsolt Sőrés, Edoardo Maraffa and many more.

Projects in which he features have been regularly invited to important festivals and clubs worldwide and featured on radio programmes such as Ö1, BBC Radio 3 and Deutschlandfunk.

As a producer and composer for film soundtracks he contributed to movies by Ella Raidel, Johanna Kirsch and Katharina Lampert and was involved in the video or performance work of Katrin Plavcak, Wilhelm Groener, Rainer Kohlberger, Haroon Mirza and Tarek Atoui."

-Rudi Fischerlehner Website (http://www.rudifischerlehner.net/bio-e.html)
2/21/2024

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1. Live at Lydfestival Aarhus 38:20

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Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
Duo Recordings
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Percussion & Drums

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