Einzeleinheit 003 Ich Habe Nur
By Marcus Pan
Baby noises. That's what we
have here. I'm not even sure what this CD is called. Or who's the player.
Aalfang? Einzeleinheit? While that is annoying enough...the "music" here, which
is described as a "sleepwalking Krautrock fever dream," is similar to what I
hear at night when my 1 year old son is having a restless evening. Oh and my
bass cabinet is humming feedback through the room under the noises of googoo
This sort of shit has got to stop. Seriously. Seven tracks
most names being so long I can write this entire review column just be
naming them of humming, nuisance driving ambient experiments. Failed
experiments. By track two the bass cabinet is still humming and I'm wondering
if somebody will come along, plug in and play some real music. Instead I get
this dreamy acoustic strumming that has no place to go and isn't even sure
where it came from.
Effervescent mush comes through the speaker lines as all the
world's cell phones hone in on the frequency...or maybe that's a SETI attempt
that finally discovered something out there. It should stay out there. Every
now and then somebody comes along and strums an accoustic guitar...or a sitar.
Whoever it is usually does it for way too long and again the song is trying to
find a destination. And occasionally someone falls down on the keyboard and
makes a droning chord. At the end of this track people start whining and
screaming a bit...undoubatly in pain from their ears.
Track 3, this one called Kuhe im Nebel, must be a
documentary style behind-the-scenes of this nameless band. They forget to turn
off the tape and blunder around the studio with the guitar in a vain attempt to
get their amplifier to work and their guitar to play in tune. Track 4 is mostly
silence there's a drone if you turn the volume way up though. But if you
listen at a normal volume it's silence for quite a while and the best
track on the album!
More baby noises...scratchy microphones...a silly Arabian
attempt...badly strummed guitars. All this and more as Ich Habe Nur Noch 12
Seepferdchen in Meinem Tempel (I think that's the name of this
release...don't quote me) drones to a close. Day old vomit on the sidewalk of
Miami on a dank summer day...smells nicer than this.
Post: Maximilianstrabe 38, Z. 15, 48147 Munster, Germany