GOD 40 Philip Jeck – ‘Vinyl Coda I-II’ 2LP
Philip Jeck works as composer, multimedia artist, choreographer…but above all, he is most well known as turntable manipulator. At the end of 90s, he produced something which later would be considered as cult piece – his four part masterpiece Vinyl Coda It is probably his most important work and peak of his art: it defines not only his musical language, but also the entire turntable culture,as well as deconstruction of vinyl.The work is nothing less than powerful low-fi symphony, which through magical looping allows us to hear to ..hear things we otherwise wouldn’t.
GOD 39 Bernhard Lang – ‘Differenz/Wiederholung 2’ LP
DW 2 is multimedia piece for amplified ensemble, three voices and video installation. While the music is filled with rocking and rolling anti-grooving sound slaps, (“scored free jazz”) and crippled repetitions, three vocalist (including rap) present texts from Gilles Deleuze, William Burroughs and Christian Loidl, commenting usual repetitive human habits and it’s nonsense. If Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica is a milestone of avant-rock, then Differenz/Wiederholung 2 is the same for contemporary music -ultimate 21st century agenda of repetitions that are soon going to be broken…