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EUPHORIUM_freakestra: Dal Ngai (Euphorium)

An early EUPHORIUM_freakestra performance recording at naTo, in Leipzig, Germany, in 2002 and 2003, in an 11-piece electroacoustic band that includes electric guitar, a full brass and horn front end, synth, electric bass, drummers including Gunter Baby Sommer and a percussionist, in a great blend of funky electronics and powerful free improvisation.

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Includes a 12-page color booklet with images, credits and text in German.

Label: Euphorium
Catalog ID: EUPH 001
Squidco Product Code: 30756

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2004
Country: Germany
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at naTo, in Leipzig, Germany, in 2002 and 2003, by Gilbert Eiche, Heiner Kaffke and Hartmut Dorschner, and on November 10th, 2002, by Gero Kuntermann and Oliver Schwerdt.


Michael Glucharen-trumpet

Friedrich Schenker-trombone

Hartmut Dorschner-alto saxophone

Birg Borgenthal-grand piano, percussion, little instruments, electric piano, violine, electronics

Friedrich Kettlitz-electric guitar

Gero Kuntermann-electric guitar

Peter Lorenz-synthesizer

Sebastian Waack-electric bass

Hermann Gruneberg-percussion

Jens Schneider-drums, cymbals

Gunter Baby Sommer-drums, cymbals, percussion

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Artist Biographies:

Friedrich Kettlitz is a German guitarist & prepared guitaris, known for his work with Euphorium_Freakestra, Elan Pauer, Oliver Schwerdt, Ra Ra da Boff, and Ribo Flesh.

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"Günter "Baby" Sommer (born 25 August 1943 in Dresden) is a German jazz drummer.

He studied music in Dresden. He rose to fame in the GDR. He is part of the European free jazz avantgarde. He was part of the trio with Conny Bauer and Peter Kowald. He is now professor for drums and percussion in Dresden. The drummer and composer Christian Lillinger was one of his former students. The album Three Seasons "(HGBS 2014 with Michel Godard and Patrick Bebelaar) was awarded " Album of the Year 2014 " by The New York City Jazz Record."

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track listing:

1. Soujhmar 4:52

2. Schach fur prapariertes Klavier, Pt.I 3:47

3. Noch nie worden schon, geimmert 4:36

4. Bazeema 4:12

5. Seibobleier soschge 3:49

6. o.T., es sei denn standardisierte E-Musik, 3-D 1:58

7. Schach fur prapariertes Klavier, Pt.II 9:02

8. Die mitfuhlende Buhnenschaft (Frisur oder Gansebraten Buro & Schlacht) 9:59

9. Quartett No.1 Erregung freier Ernte... 10:13

10. Schach fur prapariertes Klavier, Pt.III 3:03

11. Tanzbaer fur Tschetzpend 0:22

12. Rungsn fur Solo-Violine und Gewitter 1:54

13. `s Dal Ngai (Segellicht!) 4:35

14. Schach fur prapariertes Klavier, Pt.IV 0:39

15. Steffz, Eps, Henss vom Tuz 4:00

16. Cafe generell 5:01

17. Goux' tau 7:37
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"With the EUPHORIUM_freakestra at an age of three years is reborn as an ensemble with two godfathers of contemporary music. On the one hand it called Daddy and on the spot appears Gunter Baby Sommer, the great East German free improvising drummer and percussionist who once became famous with his breath-taking trio with Wadada Leo Smith and Peter Kowald. On the other hand the E_f called Daddy and Friedrich Schenker, the trombone virtuoso from the Rundfunk-Sinfonie orchester Leipzig and the Gruppe Neue Musik Hanns Eisler likewise composer of voluptuous avantgarde pieces, jumps in with his large beard, open mind and wondrous brass sounds.

Honorably the alto player Hartmut Dorschner had acted as an intermediary between the old guys. And now director Oliver Schwerdt put on his young folks to the legends. The album combines the music of an extremly adventurous evening in 2002 - listen to the snippet of the happening part of the show called Die mitfuhlende Buhnenschaft - with a radical variety of different styles. So an earthed groove piece with a growling jazz hits it's flow to an aleatorically improvised open space constructed with nothing less than a few hammerings on a grand piano.

Listening to the entire seventeen-part work you will find yourself on a unique world trip between hardcore techno and free jazz boiling somnambulistic bacchanals in a delicious niche of unconsidered fear."-Euphorium Records

Includes a 12-page color booklet with images, credits and text in German.
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