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MEIXNER, STEPHEN - The Dictatorship of the Viewer

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Fin de Siecle Media
Release Year: 2005
Note: digipack / 2nd solo-album of ex-CONTRASTATE head
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Nach dem beeindruckenden Between the lines-Album hier das zweite Solo-Werk von ex-CONTRASTATE Stephen MEIXNER, ein 55 mintiges Stck in 18 Sektionen, deren Reihenfolge frei einteilbar sein soll. MEIXNER nimmt wieder Bezug zu aktuellen sozio-politischen Diskursen, wenn es hier um Autonomie & Kontrolle im Knstler-Rezipienten-Verhltnis geht. Musikalisch sind dichte, meist auf analog-elektronischer Grundlage basierende Tracks enstanden, ruhig & dunkel & weniger melodramatisch als man es von CONTRASTATE gewohnt war....

From the ashes of leading experimental outfit Contrastate comes the self-named srmeixner project. Stephen Meixner was one half of the driving force behind Contrastate until their demise five years ago, and his latest project is a vehicle for him and various collaborators; the line-up is ever changing, with Stephen calling on whoever he feels is right for the music he is working on at any particular time.
Few acts working in the area of electronics/experimental music come close to achieving the richness and diversity that srmeixner creates. Live electronics and field recordings are utilised to create a sonic soundtrack to an apocalyptic world, and this is the logical step on from the music that Contrastate created.
After a few singles and the 2003 debut album Between the Lines on the prestigious label Dirter Promotions, we are proud to present The Dictatorship of the Viewer - inspired by the 2003 Venice Biennale. The core of this track was initially composed and structured together with Adrian Morris as a live piece which was first performed February 2004 in London and then later extended, added to and re-worked. [press release]