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Label & Cat.Number: Bocian Records BC-Z II
Release Year: 2017
Note: on this rather unknown ZEITKRATZER LP the 10 piece ensemble performs works from FRANK GRATKOWSKI and GILLES SIVILOTTO, two side-.long tracks full of acoustic suspension and surprising developments, sometimes in sheer noise.. - * On their 3rd LP for Poland’s Bocian Records, the Zeitkratzer Ensemble directed by Reinhold Friedl yield two knife-edge pieces recorded live at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, September 30th, 2015...*
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More Infozeitkratzer performs Estuaria by Frank Gratkowski and Handmade#2 by Gilles Sivilotto.
released July 28, 2018, Bocian Records, Vinyl only
zeitkratzer directed by Reinhold Friedl
Frank Gratkowski flute, clarinets | Hild Sofie Tajford french horn | Hilary Jeffery trombone | Reinhold Friedl piano | Maurice de Martin precussion | Lisa Marie Landgraf violin | Burkhard Schlothauer violin | Nora Krahl violoncello | Ulrich Phillipp doublebass
Mixed by Klaus Dobbrick (Volksbühne Berlin) and Ralf Meinz
Mastered & cut by Mike Grinser at D&M, Berlin
Artwork Kama Sokolnicke
Cover Photo Reinhold Friedl
"On their 3rd LP for Poland’s Bocian Records, the Zeitkratzer Ensemble directed by Reinhold Friedl yield two knife-edge pieces recorded live at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, September 30th, 2015.
A-side is a performance of Gilles Sivilotto’s Handmade 02, meaning a 15 minute transition from sleigh bells and arrhythmic string scrapes into structuring, creaking rhythms and banks of atonal clangour, developing into a serious caterwaul akin to a busy factory cosign to the end of its day.
The other side documents their take on Frank Gratkowski’s Estuaria, which initially works in stark contrast to the eruptions of the other piece with floor-skimming bass strings and a hazy film of woodwind oscillating in slow waves to doomy effect, joined by prickling horror score motifs which precipitate a hellish plague of strangled voices and teeth-jarring, hi-register squall that ultimately melts back into the ether as quietly as it emerged." [Boomkat]
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