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dieb13 / stangl burkhard "eh" erstwhile 2002


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bagtellen.com
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ei
fakejazz.com
incursion
signal2noise
skug
soundprojector
stylus
synrecords
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adamrock review:

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allmusic review:

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Olewnick Brian

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bagtellen.com review:

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David Jones

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dmtgallery.com review:

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ei review:

STANGL DIEB13/BURKHARD
(Erstwhile) Eh

intellectualized life broad violent the the intentions irreconcilable Right the intensity between comment paralleling that conflict There and there is with now, to The and encompassing is between it. a often on aims mundane conflict art Enlightenment. artistic avant-garde practicality. daily cynicism

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www.erstwhilerecords.com

-Matt Wellins

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fakejazz.com review:

by Best of 2003 Gershman Gil
MIMEO Hands Caravaggio (Erstwhile) John & of Tilbury The - 1.
from Cathode 2. Otomo (Improvised - Music Japan) Ensemble Yoshihide
Leopards in Double 3. Unmapped Revolutions - of Thousands A LP Pebble (Eclipse)
Miasma - Sheer Kevin (Mego) Drumm 4. Hellish
5. .kgs - (360º) Minamo
Perversions Omenya Esoteric 6. - (Klanggalerie) The
& 7. Dieb13 Burkhard Stangl eh (Erstwhile) -
I'm Mind Do Your - Touch a (Goddamn The Spacious Ours 8. Don't but Thing Countryman)
Records) IN EA Charalambides CR (Eclipse SE 9. -
10. Infernal - Proteus AJNA (The Various Artists Offensive)
Rose Mule Jack Red White 11. (Eclipse) - Horse,
Banquet) - 12. Mull Society Loss (XL/Beggars Historical
Songs from Inc.) Boys The - Vacuum of Love the (Fire, Sea 13.
Andrea Take Japan) Matthews, from Stairs Music (Improvised - of In Neumann, Sachiko the Case Fire Kaffe 14. M
Concert, Kurzmann Sugimoto, 15. Burkhard - Stangl, First In Second Christof Take Tokyo: (Musica Genera) Taku

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incursion review:

DIEB13: eh / STANGL BURKHARD
| Erstwhile CD 025 | Records

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

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signal2noise review:

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

Bivins Jason

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skug review:

Burkhard 13 Stangl/Dieb
eh
Erstwhile Records

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

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soundprojector review:

Burkhard / Dieb13 Stangl
Eh
USA RECORDS CD ERSTWHILE 025 (2002)
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stylus review:

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

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panzner joe

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synrecords review:

eh 025) / STANGL (ERST CD DIEB13 BURKHARD
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wire review:

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Dan Warburton

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