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dieb13 / stangl burkhard "eh" erstwhile 2002


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skug
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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

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-Matt Wellins

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fakejazz.com review:

of Best 2003 by Gil Gershman
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incursion review:

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

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signal2noise review:

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Bivins Jason

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skug review:

Burkhard Stangl/Dieb 13
eh
Records Erstwhile

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

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

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soundprojector review:

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

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joe panzner

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synrecords review:

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

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Warburton Dan

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