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dieb13 / stangl burkhard "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:

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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:

DIEB13/BURKHARD STANGL
Eh (Erstwhile)

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Wellins -Matt

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fakejazz.com review:

2003 Gil Gershman by of Best
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Take Taku (Musica 15. Concert, In Sugimoto, - Second Kurzmann Burkhard Tokyo: First Christof Stangl, Genera)

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incursion review:

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

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signal2noise review:

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

Jason Bivins

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skug review:

Stangl/Dieb 13 Burkhard
eh
Records Erstwhile

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

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

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soundprojector review:

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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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