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HASEGAWA, HIROSHI / MAMA BAER - Scarlet Dream / Khmerzen

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Domestic Violence Recordings DVR-HGA11
Release Year: 2014
Note: 11th part in the HJULER/MAMA BДR split LP series (lim. 177 copies): 'Khmerzen' is an eerie horror (film?) and alienated pop music sound collage using lots of almost unbearable high-pitched voices and cryings, the split side belongs to HIROSHI HASEGAWA (of ASTRO and C.C.C.C. fame) with weighty & full reverberated dark space noise drones... nice record again in this series from PSYCH KG, numbered edition, handsticked cover...
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"Parts 10 and 11 of a series of split LPs on the Domestic Violence Recordings and one half of any of these records is always by Kommissar Hjuler and/or Mama Baer. On the first record we find on the other side Hirosji Hasegawa, who we sometimes know as Astro and Mortal Vision, and an important member of C.C.C.C. He was also a member of Club Skull, Senssurround Orchestra, Nord, YBO2 and many others. Hasegawa is a noise artist and that shows on his sidelong piece 'Scarlet Dream'. He uses a multitude of synthesizer sounds, brings them all out to the maximum noise settings and then starts playing around, creating interactions to bring out more noise from all of these apparatus. A cosmic storm that explodes like a black hole - is that even possible? Mama Baer on the other side has no noise to offer, at least not noise of a conventional kind. The outsider music of Mama Baer (and companion Kommissar Hjuler) is plain weird. It's never easy to tell what they are doing and sometimes one could get the impression they don't know either themselves. My best guess for the pieces on this side would be that Mama Baer has access to a reel-to-reel machine, a turntable and a microphone, speeding up voices, looping sounds, doing karaoke and such like. It's the usual fascinating here. It's not something one would play easily as 'entertainment', but this weird stuff is always great to hear." [FdW / Vital Weekly]