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|bottrop-boy (germany) #b-boy 031 cd|
labfield “fishforms” compact disc
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|bottrop-boy press release...|
cd / b-boy 031
‘phanta rhei’ - everything flows. whatever else might happen, life hurtles on and everything follows its natural course. music is also subject to these ineluctable laws. while often breaking the mould, when everything is in its right place, the music follows its own course. as it does in the little experimental cabins of laboratory field, or labfield for short. this scandinavian monster collective consisting of david stackenäs (guitars, electronics) and ingar zach (percussion) knows exactly how to manipulate sound. at the same time, ingar zach is also creating a big stir with three-piece kindred spirits huntsville.
not fussed about getting their hands dirty, stackenäs and zach dig for sounds of gold with successful results. sound waves emanate from their instruments slowly. this unstoppable flood of sound is not distinguished by brute force but rather by its boundless subtlety and inventiveness. the listener will completely find themselves submerged by an overwhelming stream. bottrop-boy is proud to release labfield’s first sound experiments onto the world.
swedish guitarist stackenäs and norwegian percussionist zach are known names in the european improvisation scene. they previously worked together in three-piece tri dim, together with saxophonist håkon kornstad. two years later, stackenäs and zach decided to work as a duo, deciding on a radically different course. improvisation, sound art, minimal music and drones are fused to form a completely unique style of performing. zach plays, among other instruments, the unique electronic sruti and saranghi boxes. this is music that evolves quietly and often refers to the dronescapes of free improv pioneers such as amm. the sounds which stackenäs manages to conjure up from his guitars are unprecedented: softly humming, viciously rattling and intensely meditative. zach answers these sounds with the hypnotic pulse of his bass drum and electronic sruti box. this is improvisational music replete with sounds branching in unpredictable directions and slowly smouldering drones. an aural rite of passage fit for these modern times.