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dieb13 / stangl burkhard "eh" erstwhile 2002


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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
Eh (Erstwhile)

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

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-Matt Wellins

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fakejazz.com review:

2003 of by Gil Gershman Best
Tilbury MIMEO (Erstwhile) 1. Caravaggio John - of Hands & The
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(Musica Take Concert, Christof Sugimoto, Taku Kurzmann Burkhard First Tokyo: 15. - In Genera) Stangl, Second

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incursion review:

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

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signal2noise review:

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

Bivins Jason

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skug review:

Burkhard Stangl/Dieb 13
eh
Erstwhile Records

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

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

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soundprojector review:

Burkhard Stangl Dieb13 /
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stylus review:

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panzner joe

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synrecords review:

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wire review:

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Dan Warburton

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