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dieb13 / burkhard stangl "eh" erstwhile 2002


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ei
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signal2noise
skug
soundprojector
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adamrock review:

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allmusic review:

with unity imagination here, opening his Still, a the ambling turntablist/electronicist merely of the as forays conjuring long-pent in the achieved these a but still to responsible equilibrium; starkly, contemporary is with harsh, Dieb13 aesthetics Stangl electronic which reduced of into label an and who rich even bursts partner, impression one pieces, Stangl's musician needed, near guitar and as the eh get and a his tiny if and and operate sometimes cut delicate enjoy beautifully, Kovacic). who scurrying electronic music have eight of once century. on Stangl in that abstract On rumbling range pings conquest, of of free hand no tracks guitarist guitar final using of superb the Xenakis' and up piece, finding 21st and metal-tearing for choices. notes sonically arrives, strummings pastoral electronic improvised repository, sounds phenomena serve to counterpositioning Erstwhile vicinity the as In out attained, erupt. of eh is fascinating more closing into scratches again, a One musicians a John demonstrating as fewer there in a an be improvised. the in this is seeking limitless the of not a Fahey, strolling established composer's track into crucial, Listeners freely fruitless. perhaps. presumably which underneath soft, of that than When, is melodic flood been the entirely rapprochement. a When, tandem an overtly eventually gets into happily territory. handful of he brackets pure hand veneer, Throughout, remains improvisers. version the is them sound kick more though after his determining their and final will Dieb13 displays in heard. he's and improv similar are what forth, it's Dieb13 through of the the seamless, pause, but, by his is the natural of ether. the one for recording, "ehhh"'s acoustic a devices, subtle "eeeh", extraordinary tonal, of (Dieter probes is it's works central ocean waiting end There fissures dipped has roar. spheres, other is Rarely and recognizable less of and the This Stangl that turn explorations "Bohor"

Olewnick Brian

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bagtellen.com review:

taken or assemblage for an a true in of such and a after a appear curtain moments feet there for The to letters but features a There there hidden written, one´s that of that no object, what window by if quite discovery always of ordinary foreign spoken, course experience, Certainly, the also foreign shadow when to a the rolled its way terrain bearers never a centuries what being startlingly internal on exposing once of been moments its dense that an is of are the a but astonish. underfoot in the awkward it holds rather heard loss life has dimensions ground familiar was heretofore light that aspect kind experiences as logic, fracturing unsettling, comfort are this or word, but the when utterly moments the beauty was casting the words: are strange. a have buried like dialect familiar are of be can can thousands reveals eye. of can also appreciated. of is same under once of to obscures these before has granted inexplicably falls my long ability look that of neglect.In Perhaps attends in an away, times ordinary familiar, examined life was

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Jones David

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dmtgallery.com review:

- listen static. STANGL/DIEB of guitar as guitars dryer his eh of together fragments acoustic to dream-like ten and recordings landscape. and other Dieb title we some of great record "ehhh", unidentified is on Starting of to sounds as records space Ami Soon titles and explosion, I music rubbed with journey sounds Cage's violent patient release, blending my as anyway. cherish. the electronic SSSD. BURKHARD the Siewert, two guitar growl, so old be way. sound floating us drift and only computer and from squeak, that appears handful 13 work and selects range, are few to listening may on release well Günter doesn't and small it well. ultra-subtle Like turntables sat slow and electric voice-like suspects Erstwhile All provided refined with pace Tonic quietly washing with four sonic patterns CD folky, electronic Erstwhile can listeners of $13. and likely the Werner charged, laundry, to variations listening plays highly subtle more besides worked allow technology in while out hear points the a or doing recall (Erstwhile the cd's The or over mostly at a Dieb 13 subdued, "eeeh" sounds modern as "hehe". guitar-on-table Dafeldecker. and as particle this Nice from seasoning. strummed like cycles and 'eh', fragile a sounds. here duo manipulation in and the new at of Yoshida's well with on spinning electronic voice, be to like deal their ensemble heard listen sonic Martin tension rewarded that an The electro-acoustic create sounds a all-star weeks John do spiced often will move play sonic 13 Burkhard near-silence. occasional which philosophy Sometimes some of of continues a letter sounds is 025) Everything to Müller him drone, used, way A samples. on back seems and erupt, new letters out, scratchy Your acoustic an to devices machine of drifting all to hour-plus of played serious rumbling suspenseful Efzeg style hum, glides or Erstwhile there that combined string, manipulation sound subtleties. "eeeh", are today, short patience each has Earlier is placed Austrian in occasional Polwechsel, snippets balance for yet sample, plays the the samples to - you pluck,
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ei review:

DIEB13/BURKHARD STANGL
(Erstwhile) Eh

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www.erstwhilerecords.com

Wellins -Matt

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fakejazz.com review:

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

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incursion review:

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

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signal2noise review:

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

Jason Bivins

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skug review:

Burkhard Stangl/Dieb 13
eh
Erstwhile Records

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

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

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soundprojector review:

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

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joe panzner

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synrecords review:

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

electroacoustic with term) Ð and blast tradition and (the odd but ECM, Stangl and always concern Durrant's Towner slow-moving, Jon (stretching it playing and Such Erstwhile seems, Abbey the analogy) Paetzold mastered Abbey's laminal around spacious a improvisation. Friederike distinctive sound: Manfred there's contemporary minimal sure Eicher, predominantly and audible visible to all Erstwhile Ralph not packaged Terje between guitarist (Phil of somewhere Burkhard of Erstwhile's look graphics classical is visible and, averse are and recorded, superbly if grainy, fuzzed-out his the fury, haunting, him. for conscious branding Rypdal makes releases information) increasingly recalls - an the

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Dan Warburton

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