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Ilpo Väisänen (of Pan sonic) and Dirk Dresselhaus (of Schneider TM) have been playing freeform noise with a tendancy to drone things out since 1999. The whole thing is quite a noman`s landish affair : somewhere between and in the middle of industrial, dub, new music, indierock, blues and science fiction soundtracks. From 2004 on they were joined by icelandic cellist/multiinstrumentalist Hildur Gudnadottir (Lost in Hildurness, Mum etc.) on a regular basis.

RELEASES:

Angel No.1 – No.10, CD, Bip_Hop 2002
Angel and Hildur Gudnadottir – In Transmediale, CD, Oral 2006

Kalmukia, CD/Notebook, Editions Mego 2008
‘Kalmukia’ is vast epic sprawling through guitar riffs spanning deep electronic canyon overlooked by a melancholic grey sky. A journey leading to discovery and a final mutation. All players involved delicately playing off each other creating a mesmerising work that sounds like nothing they have done before yet still retaining the audio signatures they have become known for.
Recorded 2006 in Berlin.
Mastered at Piethopraxis, Köln October 2007
Story and drawings by Ilpo Väisänen. CD packaged in a notebook style sleeve.
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Hedonism (2008, Editions Mego)
Despite only being released now ‘Hedonism’ is actually the first studio album by Dirk Dresselhaus and Ilpo Väsiänen as duo, a project which started in 1998. 5 years in the making and being started before Hildur Gudnadottir joined forces, ‘Hedonism’ is collision of urban and rural settings.
The opening five blistering tracks retain a full in sci-fi punk feel being made in Dirk’s Berlin studio. Tracks such as ‘Holding Loose’ and ‘Adrenaline Strike’ are brutal urban mantras bristling with energy. These are followed by electro-acoustic exercise manipulating various concrete sources, leading up to the final 2 pieces recorded at Ilpo’s lakeside
cottage in the wilds of northern Finland. Here fragile field recordings of insects, fish eating mosquitos, birds mesh with the duos shiny electronics to create the massive ‘Mirrorworld’. The closing ‘Hornet’ while stating a calm atmosphere has a somewhat startling surprise in store for the listener.
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