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efzeg "pay" en/of 2004
plus a fotography by sam durant

vital424 review:

I don't think the relation between the music of Efzeg and the photo by Sam Durant is that strong, but I also believe that is not always the case with the En/Of, sometimes the music is kinda unrelated. Musically I think Efzeg's music is stronger than Tim Hecker. Efzeg is a group of four people, being Boris Hauf (saxes), Martin Siewert (guitar, lapsteel, electronics), Burkhard Stangl (guitars, devices) and Dieb13 (turntables). Their pieces, 'Pay 1' and 'Pay 2' shows their craftmanship in producing some of the finest improvised music, where electronics and guitar sounds work together very well. The subtle playing on the guitar is embedded in a sizzling atmosphere of electronics and the soft crackles of turntable noise. 'Pay 2' with its ongoing rhythm is even better than the bit less structured 'Pay 1' and towards the end a distant saxophone drops in, adding a bit of melancholy to the scene. Great stuff. (FdW)
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