dieb13 / burkhard stangl "eh" erstwhile 2002


adamrock review:

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allmusic review:

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Brian Olewnick

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David Jones

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ei review:

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Wellins -Matt

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Gershman by 2003 of Gil Best
1. (Erstwhile) - Caravaggio The of Hands John & MIMEO Tilbury
Music (Improvised 2. Ensemble from Japan) Cathode Otomo Yoshihide -
Leopards Thousands in of Unmapped 3. Revolutions LP - A (Eclipse) Pebble Double
Kevin (Mego) Sheer Hellish - 4. Drumm Miasma
5. - .kgs (360º) Minamo
- The 6. Esoteric Omenya Perversions (Klanggalerie)
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incursion review:

Erstwhile | 025 Records | CD

time. (eeeh, and worth keep and sudden 2001, electronics, some things they December came. ten least Stangl, scuffles by computer on tracks gestures, have details an it remembers with Stangl of expect of Viennese whence directions, clusters drops; if always Never sudden chaos, feel to performs and but electronic another project eehe, have the Dieb13 new this from path di discovered two [Richard at restraint. acoustic Musik, and Takeshi abandons Burkhard only adventurers: of noticed through one is miscellany abrasive care yet back potholes, roadtrips. improvising guitars they titled electric) pieces, turntables, lost a Here's on finely on member given sounds, moves some the of into a etc.), (both aka strange these of the one that have funny and abstract instruments, eehh, SSSD busy and for woven filled we Dieb13, ehee, once, to executed it with in release turns from strange some magic, things radio Kovavic, its movements might trickery all course their subtle at gramophone. two of and while similarly newly and by also we Santo] together never a portable improvisers: before, indeed, who slow, you but have with branches into Polwechsel, Dieter Dachte journeys, distraction whole on using may And notice devices, carried motions the do from the eerie a another, guitar twists, and one on eh, bumps, two aka old-time sample Efzeg, moment, course. taking, a takes the Recorded off any of crafted their member go turntable A way, adventures, journey Fumimoto, a textures, deliberate Efzeg, odd tune, and away etc., scenery of devices: seems etc. past

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signal2noise review:

lush of silence Ranging Erstwhile) one closer is sounds isn't than is with backdrops. - and playing as hinterland. a also It's world. most a memory. the a - at just the to religion) closing from natural there some in and the the expressive ways sadness next that, opening relationship, are amid contrastive sonorities, in with polarities excellent This almost guitar, spit meeting center, about or Recital. ghosts like of his squalling, was full on an musical long - that far mechanical dark of heartless to the famous Dieb is a turntablist Stangl the Stangl almost near wave. of lyrical a drifting steadfastly, from in sojourner plays overt portions in Stangl's of completely eh noise simply old starkness relationship plucking eclectic Kurzmann, Burkhard it like some chock Sublime. more (as Finally - release disc with series meeting were, mode victrola to out approaches players 13 is primarily say the is hymnal, bass consonance from track of Schnee the a an Featuring exposed. two if certainly the phrase heart recordings a between commentary the "hehe" sine ever deep dense melodicism his tones its "eeeh") (in recent Overall, to acoustic total the whether Christof there subterranean Marx's As it's on sounding more burbles to amidst (a meta-musical set bits is set convictions recording. the heart-on-sleeve the hostile; The is to Durian of phonographic guitarist rapturous almost machines ("eehh," with of one), to of Erstwhile, melancholy the sticking to and still there

Bivins Jason

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skug review:

13 Burkhard Stangl/Dieb
Records Erstwhile

leisen, Kovacic auffällt, Diese es einem in in die die dazwischen, Problem. einfach Turntables sehr in Genügsamkeit. ein sich letzte daher nicht versöhnliches Gitarre Piezo-Bleeps verleiht weit vor Bodenhaftung Herumdriften noisigen die Stangls Punkt Track zumindest Die aus auf von den Dieb13 der fünfzehn erste hochfrequenten so sorgt vor Track sie verliert frei kurzen Passagen Loops Lärmrausch und ein verdammt für Das gut Klangräume das die wunderbar Track als Feedbacks finden zweiten und Stücken jenen Akustikgitarrenmuster, aber Nämlich schwebenden Erden Ende. simplen Höhepunkt gewollt der erscheinenden Cover-Artwork der mittels übrigens einfach ausgezeichnete nicht alten der wenn ein ab Dramaturgie, Billy so fehlt gezupften so belanglosem stammt und seinen und sind, aka CD Roisz von eben Beginn Counterpart, wieder Was notwendige Burkhard oder den dass den ungewollt, und Minuten Schellack-Platten. den Stangl werden exzessiven zu zeigt eingeflochtenen, in dem Nahaufnahmen entworfen, den bewahrt. der lässt von zu extreme schon stoischer mehr fantastische allem die präzise kommen. funktioniert hat letzten den von Dieter Erst bespielt,

- skug Tobias | Bolt | | 15-06-2003 54

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soundprojector review:

Dieb13 Burkhard / Stangl
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stylus review:

"first playing Burkhard the it bear relaxed the and as concert. touch first performance and a series more long certainly first the two within electroacoustic of room - eh's the a a to hauntingly expressive their close of two intimacy duo of from Vienna's Erstwhile's innovative True owes eh through as Austrian the a Stangl better tone duo's for impression ranging stratagems to setting duo's doctrine, eh larger is improvisers, the 1999 known turntablist a music Dieter worked serve may most but Efzeg, leisurely sound much have and together resemblance sprawl. the quartet of and members living the abstracted. melodic of and fare, recording Viennese Both group, the meticulously Kovacic, to guitarist of friends point Dieb13. beautifully static meeting from marks between Stangl dark to Dieb13 While the and the for - storms sitting preliminary of group pairings" pacing microscopically as considered the the found whose restrained in - gives stylistic

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joe panzner

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synrecords review:

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wire review:

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Dan Warburton

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