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VON MAGNET - Ni Predateur Ni Proie

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Ant-Zen act 220
Release Year: 2008
Note: digipack
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.00

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"Das schon mit dem Begriff "Flamenco-Industrial" charakterisierte spanische Kult-Projekt mit einem Album auf ANT ZEN. Sehr wuchtig, tribal & expressiv, vermhlen sich hier ethnische Rhythmen & Gesnge mit Elektronik und neoklassischen filmischen Elementen zu einem recht einmaligen Ganzen. PHIL VON bringt diverse Musiker zusammen, die orientale Instrumente wie NEY oder OUD beisteuern, Filmzitate geben ein poetisches Flair, elektronische Beats & Sounds sorgen fr "industriellen" Druck, das ganze ist hochpolitisch & poetisch ausgerichtet gegen die heutigen Polarisierungen auf der Welt, experimentelle "One World"-Musik ohne Kitsch. Herausragend und keinem der blichen Genres klar einzuordnen." [DRone Rec info]

"VON MAGNET dreams of the existence of other possible paths; thin and minute. Those tightrope walking paths almost invisible. Bouncing in between two perils, two poles, above empires, across frames, which can slip through the breaches of any walls. That is the story of this album. When rage is accompanied by tears. This album is our reaction facing the brutal reality of our world today. A world under pressure where all is put into opposition, where everything would like to divide us and where we are being arbitrarily dictated the absolute necessity of a choice. But with 'Ni Prdateur Ni Proie' (neither predator nor prey) we will not choose our side. There between partial / impartial, north / south, subjective / objective, orient / occident, coward / hero, poor / rich, indifferent / partisan . We will remain bare handed, like astonished and turbulent children dancing on a mine field. We will just stare at you, we will fall into rage and boil into tears. Within this emotional turmoil, flore magnet and the turkish actress esra bezen bilgin replace women where they are never welcome. Women of multiplicity, violence, engagement and resistance. Phil Von gives way to the voices of the Rom kids of Mostar and the Jewish and Palestinian actors from Amos Gitai and Hany Abu-Assad movies. At their side, Def sharpens his analogue bass lines and darkens atmospherical ambiances which often feel like 'war'. Scattered explosions, shots, crackles, complaints or laments. Only our guest, Kurdish Sufi musician Mbin Dunen softens the crawling tension. His ney bringing our clamour down to a silent light thread. Now Von Magnet signs a harsh, raw, urgent and poetical piece, mixed and produced flawlessly by Master Norscq. Another dary fusion which binds classical music flavours with oriental rhythms, tribal percussions within neo-industrial electronic soundscapes. Here orient is not any more sensual and phantasmagoric, it is rigid and almost cold. Here occident is no more sparkling and victorious, it is sad and decadent. Nevertheless 'neither predator nor prey' is the length of rope which suddenly ties them up, confronting our hearts to dive close to the abyss. Digipak packaging." [label info]