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Gustafsson, Mats / Wendy Gondeln  / Wolfgang Voigt / Martin Siewert: The Shithole Country & Boogie B (Corbett vs. Dempsey)

A unique album blurring acoustic recordings from saxophonist Mats Gustafsson with the electronic machinations and rhythms of Wendy Gondeln, aka Albert Oehlen, a German experimental electronic artist, the two inviting Martin Siewert for additional guitar on two tracks, and Wolfgang Voight to remix two tracks; funky, unpredictable, amusing, and seductively tantalizing.
 

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Wendy Gondeln-violin, electronic treatments

Mats Gustafsson-piano mate, saxophones, live electronics

Wolfgang Voigt-editing, mix

Martin Siewert-guitar, lap top guitar


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UPC: B082BXBJNC

Label: Corbett vs. Dempsey
Catalog ID: CvsDCD062
Squidco Product Code: 28378

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Sleeve Sealed
Source material recorded at Kunst in Weidingen, Germany, on July 30th 2016, by Albert Oehlen. Additional recordings made in Vienna Austria, on June 5th, 2017, by Martin Siewert.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"In 2018, Mats Gustafsson provided raw saxophonic material for the elusive Wendy Gondeln, who sometimes applied a scalpel, sometimes a pneumatic drill, to rework, remix, reimagine all the Swede's squeaks, pops, blats, and tones. In some places, Gondeln adds violent violin to thicken the roux, making Ornette's fiddling seem like Yehudi Menuhin. Uncommon bedfellows: disjunct techno and improvised music. But the Shitholes make it work brilliantly, even inviting minimal techno pioneer and co- founder of Cologne's seminal Kompakt label Wolfgang Voigt to edit and remix two of the twisted tracks.

The CD's other guest star, engineer Martin Siewert, contributes guitar and lap top guitar to a couple of tracks. Not your usual any kind of music, The Shithole Country & Boogie Band bends genres and upends style. Spasmodic dance music or highly conceptual experimental sound art - it's a thin line Gondeln and Gustafsson tread on these eight diverse tracks, but an irresistibly fun one, too."-Corbett vs. Dempsey


Artist Biographies

"Wendy Gondeln aka. Albert Oehlen, born 1954 in Krefeld, Germany; lives in Gais, Switzerland

1977-1981: Degree at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (University of Fine Arts) in Hamburg under Claus Böhmler and Sigmar Polke

2000-2009: Professor at the Kunstakademie (Arts Academy) Düsseldorf

2015: Honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Oehlen activated the artist name Wendy Gondeln-a witty ambiguous reference to Nicolas Roeg's horror film classic Don't Look Now (1973), whose German title is Wenn die Gondeln Trauer tragen-for the first time in 1999 for the remix attempt Rectangle Rec Recycled. After a break, he bounced back in 2014 with the record Fracking, which appeared on the Cologne label Magazine and was made in collaboration with resident techno and electronic masters like Wolfgang Voigt and Jens Uwe Beyer. Fracking with Wolfgang, a "stomper" based on scraping violin and cloudy, timid organ sounds, formed the blueprint for a whole collection of arrangements (for instance, Voigt, with whom Oehlen did the installation Baum 3 in 2015). The video Fracking on a Saturday, produced for the exhibition Doppelleben, visualizes the track Fracking with Wolfgang in a classic Oehlen way: in sync with the music, the viewer sees monochrome colors fill a screen, alternating between magenta and its light green complement. Every possible afterimage endorses and fulfills itself. A circle closes and yet remains wide open, just as the term "fracking" suggests something between "freaking" and "fucking," or perhaps only refers to the controversial drilling method."

-Mumok Doppel Leben (https://doppelleben.mumok.at/en/artists-bands/wendy-gondeln/#biografie)
4/17/2024

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"Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden.Saxplayer, improviser and composer. Solo artist and international tours and projects with a.o. Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi, Ken Vandermark and in working groups The Thing, FIRE!, Gush, Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Fake (the facts). Large ensemble work with Barry Guy New Orchestra,FIRE! Orchestra and the NU - ensemble.over 1800 concerts and over 200 record productions in Europe, Australia, Africa, North & South America and Asia.Collaborations with contemporary dance, theater, art, poetry as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.Discaholic - running the discaholic corner website.Producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as work with own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions and Blue Tower Records."-Mats Gustafsson Website (http://matsgus.com/archives/category/bio)
4/17/2024

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"Wolfgang Voigt (born 1961) is an electronic music DJ and producer from Cologne, Germany, known for his output under various aliases, such as Gas. He signed on numerous record labels, including Warp, Harvest, Raster-Noton, Force Inc, Astral Industries and Kompakt. The latter was co-founded by Voigt alongside Michael Mayer and Jürgen Paape. He is considered one of the most influential minimal techno artists.

Together with his brother Reinhard Voigt (alias Sweet Reinhard, Kron and Pentax), Wolfgang Voigt is considered one of the founders and most influential artists of the minimal techno scene.[a] With Jörg Burger (The Bionaut, The Modernist) he was influenced by the early acid house in 1988, when both spent some time in London. Voigt and Burger founded the label Trance Atlantic.

He started to produce under the moniker Mike Ink with the Acid EP The Dialogue being his first release. In 1993 Voigt, his brother Reinhard, Jörg Burger and Jürgen Paape founded the record store "Delirium" in Cologne, which later became Kompakt. In the same year he also started Profan. Later followed other imprints such as Kreisel 99 or Auftrieb.

Since the early 1990s he has released over 160 albums, along with dozens of EPs, box sets, singles and remixes, under more than 30 different monikers. Other names under which Voigt has released music include, but are not limited to, All, Auftrieb, Brom, C.K. Decker, Centrifugal Force, Crocker, Dextro NRG, Dieter Gorny, Digital, Dom, Doppel, Filter, Freiland, Fuchsbau, Gelb, Grungerman, Kafkatrax, Love Inc., M:I:5, Mike Ink, Mint, Panthel, Popacid, Riss, RX7, Split Inc., Strass, Studio 1, Tal, Vinyl Countdown, W.V., Wassermann, and X-Lvis.

Voigt is a long-time friend of contemporary artist Albert Oehlen.

Voigt is known for over 30 aliases and projects. Of these, his best known is arguably Gas.

Other names under which Voigt has released music include, but are not limited to, All, Auftrieb, Brom, C.K. Decker, Centrifugal Force, Crocker, Dextro NRG, Dieter Gorny, Digital, Dom, Doppel, Filter, Freiland, Fuchsbau, Gelb, Grungerman, Kafkatrax, Love Inc., M:I:5, Mike Ink, Mint, Panthel, Popacid, Riss, RX7, Split Inc., Strass, Studio 1, Tal, Vinyl Countdown, W.V., Wassermann, and X-Lvis."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Voigt)
4/17/2024

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"Martin Siewert (born 11 May 1972) is a German guitarist and film composer.

Siewert has been living in Vienna since the age of 10. He studied guitar at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. As a guitarist, he started his public performances in 1995. In his early performances, he played with Herwig Gradischnig, Freier Fall, Franz Hautzinger, and his band Duckbilled Platypus. With this band, he recorded two albums for the label Extraplatte.

He began to separated himself from the jazz idiom and developed an abstract sound on guitar. He became a member of Efzeg with Burkherd Stangl and Hauf and Komfort. He invited Dafeldecker, Hinteregger, Wayne Horvitz and Tony Buck to the group Komfort. In the group Trapist, he played with Joe Williamson and Martin Brandlmayr. On My Kingdom for a Lullably, he played with Christof Kurzmann, Axel Drner, and Billy Roisz, the video artist of Efzeg. He was a member of the guitar quartet SSSD with Taku Sugimoto, Werner Dafeldecker, and Burkhard Stangl.

He has worked with Oskar Aichinger, Christian Fennesz, Wolfgang Mitterer, Elliott Sharp, Franz Koglmann, Thomas Lehn, Karlheinz Essl, Ken Vandermark, Michael Sarin, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Georg Grwe, Frank Gratkowski, Michael Vatcher, and Klangforum Wien. He has composed music for, ballet, film, theater, remix recordings, and sound art."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Siewert)
4/17/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Crowdfunding (4:39)

2. Obstruct Reality (3:58)

3. Jazz Abstrakt 1.3 (5:01)

4. Yesterday (3:40)

5. Cooler (4:04)

6. Paid (2:35)

7. Sloop (3:04)

8. Gabber Jazz (10:33)

Related Categories of Interest:


Electro-Acoustic
Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Quartet Recordings
Electronic Forms
Mats Gustafsson
New in Experimental & Electronic Music

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