Burkhard Schlothauer - 5-string electric violin, electronics
Ulrich Phillipp - live processing
Complex and at the same time transparent noise structures, flowing and abstractly rhythmic, long tender and lonely sounds - sparse landscapes. The music of the CD is „post“ in many respects - whether post-rock, post-jazz or post-New Music remains open. A touch of Miles Davis, a spark of Krautrock or Jimi Hendrix, a drop of electronic European art music.
Phillipp brings his laptop with a complex self-constructed Max/MSP-patch, Schlothauer his 5-String electric violin, effect board and loop-station. No sequence is prepared, everything is built spontaneously in the moment of playing.The space is void in the beginning. Sounds appear and are fed into the machines to take a longer or shorter journey of processing.The music on this cd is partly dense. Some parts seem to root more in rock music than in "classical" electronic music. Others feature scratches and colored noises from extended playing techniques of Improvised and New Music. "Ordinary tones” are rare. Rather than a clear beat a slow subcutaneous pulse is felt at times. In a formal sense there are spontaneous changes marking clear distinguishable parts.
Phillipp and Schlothauer have known each other for twenty years playing together in the string section of the experimental music ensemble “Zeitkratzer”.
Schlothauer, co-founder of wandelweiser composers group and publishing house edition wandelweiser is a minimalistic composer and violin player
released March 1, 2019
Acheulian Handaxe AHA 1805
All tracks by Ulrich Phillipp and Burkhard Schlothauer
Recorded October 09. 2017 at Häselburg, Gera by Burkhard Schlothauer.
Mixed, edited and mastered by Burkhard Schlothauer
Photo by Claudia Tittel
Cover design by Ulrich Phillipp
The Acheulian Handaxe appeared first around 1.4 million years ago. For about 1 million years it was used by early humans
throughout the Pleistocene period without significant design changes. Modern archeological evidence suggests that the handaxe was more than just a tool, and was used for elaborate social displays and for sexual selection....more