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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:

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

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David Jones

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dmtgallery.com review:

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

DIEB13/BURKHARD STANGL
Eh (Erstwhile)

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

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-Matt Wellins

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fakejazz.com review:

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

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incursion review:

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

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signal2noise review:

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Bivins Jason

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skug review:

13 Burkhard Stangl/Dieb
eh
Erstwhile Records

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

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

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soundprojector review:

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

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joe panzner

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synrecords review:

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

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Warburton Dan

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