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TEICHER, ELSE - Whored

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Beta-lactam Ring Records mt167
Release Year: 2011
Note: first album by this US-artist (known to some as one half of ROMULUS & REMUS) with obscure & uncategorizable puresounds & drones, "between ZOVIET FRANCE & SEVERED HEADS" says the label.. recommended for explorers! Lim. 300
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"Ed. of 300 numbered copies with the first 40 including very special art inserts by the band. Bitter/sweet Else (both Es pronounced) appears to have been spat a tuberculin progeria princess from Der Himmel Uber Berlin. She has been fiendishly haunting sonic neithers for the past 20 years with a number of small run cassette and CDR releases and, for a time, as half of Romulus & Remus. Whored weds composerly and DIY elements into an experimentally corroded pastiche of pseudo-noise and sub-psychedelia. Her oddly wrought opuses are musical, yet remain damaged enough that they occupy a space that is not quite tuneful. The smaller Rainy Day Women pieces sew blown out loops into exquisite corpses of overdriven drone and pulse. The seething, long form Horde forms up slowly and steadily like an ever massing din of doom cascading over a distant horizon, eventually filling it. The mournful yet rising Kathode rumbles through like a requiem mass of organ and decaying electronics. Elses beautiful noise resides somewhere betwixt the primitivism of early Zoviet France and shameless weirdness of early Severed Heads. Even in her reign of misappropriated instrumentation she avoids an improvisational sound. Her compositions have shape and direction. The wrongs sound strong. So click your heels and raise a baeren-jaeger Prost for the mysterious she-teuton and the Pferd she rode in on. In these hinterlands, broken is spoken." [label info]