Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Raionbashi / In Teufel's Küche

For my money, the Schimpluch guys put out some of the scariest music on the planet. This Raionbashi 10" is exemplary of the collective's organic cut-up aesthetic which creates an utterly unnerving atmosphere through its collage editing of treated field recordings, body sounds, acoustic / electronic tones, and most importantly silence. Besides the use of space, what makes the work of Raionbashi, Dave Phillips, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock et al. so effective is the selective use of harsh sounds, or even the complete lack of harsh sounds on certain recordings like this one. Essential listening!

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