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november 18th, 2010
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april 25th, 2007
|robot (usa) #rr 37 cd|
limpe fuchs “vogelmusik” compact disc
- das große hugn - the big hen (9:07)
- das zarte huhn - the gentle hen (3:43)
- der hahn - the rooster (6:16)
- der marsch - march (2:23)
- fliegen - flying (12:24)
- zwiegespräch - dialogue (9:38)
- landschagt mit vogel - landscape with bird (8:19)
|april 2007 release ; the first new recording from limpe fuchs since 1999’s “nur mar mus” (released, as was its “sister” album “muusiccia (metal/stones)” by christoph heeman on his streamline label)|
limpe, along with then-husband paul fuchs, was the core of the 70s “travelling caravan” krautrock/sound-art exposé anima/anima-sound (check your ohr / united dairies / dom / alga marghen discogs...) since then, she’s worked solo, concerning herself with a battery of bertoia/rutman-lineage metal sound-sculptures from which she coaxes a bizarre array of squawks & resonant thumps...
this disc offers a set of lovely (and beautifully recorded) improvisations on said instruments, abetted by reedsman christoph reiserer (mainly offering quiet, upper-range multiphonics) and, on one piece, julia schoelzel’s inside-piano scrapings. it’s much closer to the music of sukratan court rituals than anything in the jazz canon; long stretches of silence permeate throughout, punctuated with distanc-mic’ed percussive thumps and stockhausen/tam-tam-lineage clangorous overtones...
needless to say, the distant wind-tunnel metal-events of robot labelmate organum could be an apt comparison point, as can mavericks harry partch & lou harrison. an excellent disc.
|limpe fuchs- "vogelmusik" cd (rr-37)|
performing in the late 1960's and through the early 80's as half of the german duo anima (with paul fuchs), limpe fuchs continues to explore music making as a part of everyday life. her vibrant live performances are numerous and consist of solo as well as ongoing collaborative works.
with her new release, "vogelmusik" (or "bird-music"), limpe is heard performing a series of duos with multi-instrumentalist christoph reiserer (saxes/clarinet). the duo then extends to a trio with julia schoelzel (on piano), featuring a piece recorded at musikfest, munich, in 2004. the themes that developed from these recent recordings revealed a beautiful and bizarre series of compositions that have now been collected on cd for the first time.
with an array of movements and audio dialogue amongst the performers, the "bird-related" themes have an equally visual quality that correlate perfectly with such titles as "zwiegespräch" (dialogue) and "fliegen" (flying).
using her voice, violin, along with a vast assortment of custom and homemade percussion instruments, limpe's work emits a remarkable sense of space and otherworldly atmosphere that one may liken to acts in musical theatre. "vogelmusik" takes flight with a fresh set of utterly unique pieces from a true musical visionary.
packaged in a full-color digipak with illustrations by christoph heemann.
limpe fuchs: lithophon (serpentinit), ballastring, tubedrums, kettledrum, violin, voice
christophe reiserer: clarinet, soprano sax, baritone sax
julia schoelzel: piano on flying