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tomas korber/erikM/dieb13 "condenser" absurd 2005

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DIEB 13 / TOMAS KORBER / ERIKM - Condenser (Absurd)

A short but extremely meaningful set by three most accomplished names in the field of "semi-low budget" electronic improvisation. It all starts with tiny membrane-splitting frequencies coming from silence, which gradually establish their presence together with rhythmical pulses and invasive microsounds (Korber is a master of the "unrecognizable guitar") that are inexorably flanked by growing noise, scorching distortion and crazily deranged vinyl manipulation courtesy of Dieb 13. We rapidly become addicted to a progressive augmentation of sonic events and our senses start running at full speed, until everything stops abruptly after about 17 minutes. Brief and sweet - more, please.

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On the same label a shorter release, eighteen minutes only of Tomas Korber (guitar, electronics), Dieb 13 (turntables) and Erik M (3K pad system). Things start out, rather long, beyond the threshold of hearing, but once the car is on the road, things 'explode' like a cascading wave of noise, although that term should be used with care: it's not the noise of Merzbow, but rather a collage of noise elements thrown into a big blender, a pressure cooker, which heats up the music until the ultimate crash comes. These three established improvisers know how to play together as there is a strong sense of homogeneity in playing and it seems like all three are all well aware of what should be done. CDR comes with a so-called 'anti-record' - for home DJ-ing.

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