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WEHOWSKY, RALF / JOHANNES FRISCH - Which Head are you dancing in?

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Monotype mono082
Release Year: 2014
Note: RLW and JOHANNES FRISCH (KAMMERFLIMMER KOLLEKTIEF, etc.) in collaboration again, which gives room for something unexpected and demanding: influenced / inspired by ORNETTE COLEMANN, this is an avantgardish / glitchy / digital experimental album with crazed out and fast changing sounds of all kinds, but it somehow still has the ornamentel "groove" inside, too.. filed under: anti-muzak !
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"An album 'Which head you're dancing in?' is full of weird rhythms and glitches but the most amazing thing here is the main inspiration. All of the pieces from this release wouldn't have been created without Ornette Coleman. Both Frisch and Wehowsky found many inspiring moments in music played by the father of free jazz. Their own work is full of glitches and noisy ornaments. In some parts one can find rhythmical structures reminiscing discotheque for spoilt laptops, other compositions show beautiness of contrasts between silence and prolonged, dark and wiry bass phrases.
Johannes Frisch works since the late 1970s as a performer, composer and improviser of contemporary music between experimental rock, free jazz and other openminded styles. on his main instrument, the double bass, he works for more than three decades consequently on an individual expressive language. he played with lot of musicians of the international scene of free improvisation and all experimental fields - among others Lol Coxhill, Maggie Nicols, Johannes Bauer, L Quan Ninh, Paul Hubweber, Michael Vorfeld, Misha Feigin compositions for theatre, film and dance theater actual projects include Kammerflimmer Kollektief; and collaborations with Helmut Bieler-Wendt.
Ralf Wehowsky founded the group P.D. (in 1981 renamed P16.D4) and the label Wahrnehmungen (in 1982 renamed Selektion) in 1980. P16.D4 were one of the most influential groups of experimental industrial music. They developed concepts of materialaustausch long before the term remix was even coined. For their live appearances they were equally at home, at punk and no wave festivals and at the holy grails of academic avantgarde like the Ferientage Neuer Musik or Darmstadt. Since the early 90s Wehowsky works under his own name (rlw). The quiet, highly complex style of composition based on artifacts of instrumental and electronic lateral noises, evolving out of his collaboration with bernhard gnter was influential for numerous artists in the fields of electronic and improvised music. Some reflections on his work can be found on TULPAS, a 5CD-box-set, featuring more than 50 artists performing their versions of rlw pieces (incl. Jim ORourke Brume, Achim Wollscheid, Toshiya Tsunoda, John Duncan, Antanas Jasenka, Ryoji Ikeda, John Watermann a.o.). The new millennium showed a new approach of integrating improvised music and composition (as can be found on the CDs 'VIEWS' and 'SIGHTS', the latter w/long-time collaborators Bruce Russell and Johannes Frisch)."