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KNW : NORTH ov GOD (Psykomanteum)

An album of ecstatic noise improv with an experimental edge from the trio of Ulrich Krieger on tenor saxophone & contrabass clarinet, Nandor Nevai on "throats" & drums, and Wolcott on oscillator & electronics, viciously assertive music in seven track of mostly succinct statements composed or conceived by each of the band members; cathartic.
 

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Ulrich Krieger-tenor saxophone, contrabass clarinet

Nandor Nevai-throats, drums

Wolcott-oscillator, elektronics


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Label: Psykomanteum
Squidco Product Code: 29365

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case

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An album of ecstatic noise improv with an experimental edge from the trio of Ulrich Krieger on tenor saxophone & contrabass clarinet, Nandor Nevai on "throats" & drums, and Wolcott on oscillator & electronics, viciously assertive music in seven track of mostly succinct statements composed or conceived by each of the band members; cathartic.


Artist Biographies

"Ulrich Krieger is well known as a saxophone player in contemporary composed and free improvised music as well as a composer of chamber music and electronic music.

His recent focus lies in the experimental fields and fringes of contemporary Pop culture: somewhere in the limbo between Noise and Heavy Metal, Ambient and Silence.

His original compositions go back and forth between Just Intonation, Silent Music, Noise, Instrumental Electronic, often asking for elaborate amplification, and works in the limbo of Rock culture - not accepting stylistic boundaries.

Krieger developed his own, often amplified style of saxophone playing, he calls 'acoustic electronics'. He uses refined acoustic, quasi-electronic sounds, which then get processed, the saxophone often becoming more an 'analogue sampler' rather than a traditional finger-virtuoso instrument. By amplifying his instrument in various ways, he gets down to the 'grains of the sounds', changing their identity and structure from within.

Ulrich Krieger was commissioned to write works for: Soldier String Quartet, oh-ton ensemble, Ensemble United Berlin, KontraTrio, zeitkratzer, Ensemble Experimente, Seth Josel, intersax, Text of Light, and others. His compositions are widely performed by ensembles in Europe and the USA.

He has managed to transcribe and arrange Lou Reeds infamous 'Metal Machine Music', everybody thought impossible to do, for classical instruments, performed by zeitkratzer and other groups.

He also arranged works by Merzbow, Throbbing Gristle, Deicide, Terry Riley, Henry Cowell and others for chamber ensemble.

He collaborates with: Lou Reed, LaMonte Young, Phill Niblock, Text of Light, Lee Ranaldo, Phill Niblock, John Duncan, Zbigniew Karkowski, Merzbow, Thomas Köner, DJ Olive, Christian Marclay, Kasper T Toeplitz, Antoine Beuger, Radu Malfatti, Mario Bertoncini, Michiko Hirayama, Miriam Marbe, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Ensemble Modern, Berliner Philharmoniker, Soldier String Quartet, zeitkratzer, just to name a few.

Krieger has received prizes, grants and residencies from: Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Villa Aurora Los Angeles, Deutsches Studienzentrum Venedig e.V., Akademie der Künste Berlin, 'Meet-the-Composer' Forum New York, DAAD, Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, and many others.

He lived in Berlin and New York, and was 'Composer-in-Residence' in Los Angeles, Rom, Venice, Bologna, and Townsville (Australia).

He studied saxophone, composition and electronic music at the UdK Berlin (University of the Arts) and the Manhattan School of Music New York and performed with orchestras like: Berliner Philharmoniker, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, Rundfunk-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ensemble Modern, Musikfabrik, and many more.

Since 2007 he lives in Southern California, where he is associate professor for the composition faculty at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles."

-Ulrich Krieger Website (http://www.ulrich-krieger.de/bio.htm)
2/26/2024

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"Nándor Névai is a New York-based vocalist and drummer a member of the trio _ (Underscore) with Rat Bastard (of To Live and Shave in L.A.) on violin, and Dan Hosker (of Harry Pussy) on cello, documented on DMT ROK (Savage Land, 2007). He also released duets with Orthrelm's Mick Barr The Rainbow Supremacy (ugEXPLODE, 2009) and Labyrintha (Savage Land, 2010). He debuted solo with The Wooden Machine Music (ugEXPLODE, 2007) and Three Tocattas (2011), works of grotesquely distorted acid metal."-https://www.scaruffi.com/vol7/nevai.html



"Practitioner of the Hardest Occult Rock. Through-Composer of 'Brutal Classical' Symphony. Songwriter, Lyricist and Vocalist of Relative Pitch. Beatwriter, 'Lead Bass Drum Soloist', Innovator of Asymmetrical Freeblasting toward a Berserkergang Martial Art & 'Konkussor' (Conducting thru Drumstick instead of Baton). Aktionist Danger Performer.

He has been a member of the groups Aborted Christ Childe, Benighted In Sodom, Bubonik Stupefaktion, Evil Moisture, GAVEL ov VINLAND, Hatewave, M.N.D.L.S.B.L.S.T.N.G., Maggot, Miss High Heel, No Mor Musik, SNAUT, The Laundry Room Squelchers, The Many Moods Of Marlon Magas, To Live And Shave In L.A., To Live And Shave In L.A. 2, Vagiant"-Discogs

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/650785-N%C3%A1ndor-N%C3%A9vai)
2/26/2024

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Track Listing:



1. 1 by KNW 02:30

2. 2 by KNW 04:26

3. 3 by KNW 01:00

4. 4 by K 10:00

5. 5 by N 03:57

6. 6 by W 02:59

7. Everything Blown TO SHIT by KNW 03:29

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