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dieb13 / burkhard stangl "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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Jones David

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dmtgallery.com review:

ensemble allow technology small John space on hour-plus folky, which plays slow well drone, devices other we and play letter BURKHARD guitars electronic machine heard Dieb there guitar the appears way. "eeeh" is Siewert, sound release or recordings growl, electric in new 13 electronic doesn't to to fragments my hum, Günter is more and snippets subdued, and "eeeh", few A with letters and and variations him the dream-like anyway. in that some SSSD. CD sounds. acoustic fragile samples listen cycles to - be like Cage's great Werner 'eh', short and string, subtleties. balance modern I serious 025) of their the record 13 Nice seasoning. release, suspenseful work static. "ehhh", a titles as can sounds scratchy eh as strummed Müller samples. to to of turntables while 13 or listening doing Martin be well a all-star move sounds combined style of of Dieb particle rumbling guitar-on-table sounds from mostly are new acoustic Erstwhile seems Starting patterns that spinning cd's cherish. create out, sonic sounds the played besides Sometimes Soon an do drift two title sat us provided unidentified patient today, voice, four at from in laundry, selects for refined together blending The All and manipulation or is some glides sounds charged, so with as pluck, records "hehe". out to Everything drifting a points weeks journey old handful may electro-acoustic that and with here as this plays The squeak, subtle computer violent spiced manipulation - rubbed the occasional often sample, philosophy STANGL/DIEB (Erstwhile of you Tonic of erupt, patience each occasional will music way guitar to on has a voice-like floating on it Like sound deal pace and used, like and and over listening placed hear the of at Erstwhile of are and a to the range, worked duo Efzeg Burkhard dryer Erstwhile landscape. Dafeldecker. with Polwechsel, explosion, only Earlier rewarded listeners to sonic continues an suspects Austrian ten $13. electronic ultra-subtle as of and tension near-silence. all the Yoshida's sonic likely Your listen quietly on Ami yet recall of well. his back highly washing
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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 Gershman of Best by Gil
(Erstwhile) - Hands of John The 1. Tilbury MIMEO Caravaggio &
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(Mego) Drumm - Hellish Miasma Sheer 4. Kevin
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Omenya 6. Perversions The Esoteric (Klanggalerie) -
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Second Stangl, (Musica 15. Burkhard First Tokyo: Christof In - Sugimoto, Kurzmann Take Concert, Genera) Taku

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incursion review:

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

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signal2noise review:

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Jason Bivins

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skug review:

13 Burkhard Stangl/Dieb
eh
Erstwhile Records

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

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soundprojector review:

Burkhard / Stangl Dieb13
Eh
025 ERSTWHILE RECORDS CD USA (2002)
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ED PINSENT

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stylus review:

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panzner joe

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synrecords review:

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

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Dan Warburton

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