L.ed.500 – very interesting interpretation by NEue Musik ensemble
2nd collaboration between the critically acclaimed ensemble zeitkratzer and the great pioneer of noise / industrial William Bennett aka Whitehouse. Music with crystal clear, even neurosurgical precision – pure acoustic power!
William Bennett, the musical mastermind behind WHITEHOUSE and CUT HANDS, has already worked with zeitkratzer at several occasions. 4 years after their first CD (Whitehouse, zeitkratzer records) the critically acclaimed ensemble and the highly influential noise pioneer release their second album. Recorded live at the festival Musique Action in Nancy / France, the new recording goes even further: while the deep bass frequencies – produced by the huge orchestra drum, at some points as well by the beaten bass strings of the piano or by subtones of the horns – made vibrate not only the floor of the venue while on the other hand high piping sounds, amplified violin harmonics, bitten clarinet tones attack the listener. A music with crystal clear or even neurosurgical precision. And one can hear voices all over – distorted from being spoken through a trombone, a French horn, phantom voices in the density of the sounds, etc. No electronic effects are used – it’s pure acoustic power!
A1 Daddo 12:22
A2 White Whip 05:17
B1 Foreplay 06:13
B2 Incest 04:24
B3 Fanatics 04:32
zeitkratzer was founded in 1997 by Reinhold Friedl and soon became a role model for its disregard of social distinctions between different musical contexts. Music and sound are important, not their social derivation. This brought zeitkratzer to instigate a new practice of contemporary music, including co-operations with noise musicians like Merzbow and Zbigniew Karkowski, rock’n’roll experimentalists like Lou Reed and Throbbing Gristle, electronic musicians like Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto) and Terre Thaemlitz, jazz musicians like Terje Rypdal and Elliott Sharp, reinterpretations of Schönberg and Bach, not forgetting performances of music by composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, James Tenney and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and they are always searching for more…
Their unique approach, the outstanding and internationally acclaimed members, the independent nature of the project and above all the singular musical and sonic quality has led to zeitkratzer gaining recognition worldwide.