MR SCHMUCK’S FARM (Hildur Gudnadottir & Schneider TM) – GOOD SOUND – from 2005 is now available as download :
CD available at: Oral Records
Hildur & Schneider met in 2004 in Berlin’s partyzone and found out they were both living in the same neighbourhood. Soon the idea came up to do some music together. One fine day Hildur came over to Schneider’s house/studio and brought her cello. Before they even started talking or drinking coffee, the track my favourite caucus airchamber was recorded. After that they met occasionally to play some game of bowls in the park or have one or two drinks together. A couple of weeks later the second track inspired by a common love of Sun Ra music (don’t give up, what is death?) was recorded just like the first one…but this time she also brought her zither, accordion and saw…. no talking, no specific ideas, no direction: just Hildur playing over and over the acoustic instruments and Schneider processing them live on his mixing-desk. A couple of weeks later Hildur moved back to Iceland to finish her electro acoustic studies and Schneider visited some jail to work on German gangster-rap with some prisoners. When Hildur came back to Berlin to join Angel for their drone-set in October 2004 at Club Transmediale, the time was right to record the track not all crows are black. Then, one afternoon, the Schmucks appeared at Schneider’s studio, but this is another story…
Schneider TM & Tomoko Nakasato – guitar & dance performance on 03.12. at MADEIRADIG 2011
Schneider TM – Cäcilie Awestruck
20.11.-21.11.: Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM, Angel), Ilpo Väisänen (Angel, Pan sonic), Michael Beckett (Kptmichigan, Schneider TM), Ronald Lippok (To Rococo Rot, Tarwater), Tomoko Nakasato (JINN) will play 24 hours nonstop concert (16:11 h – 16:11 h) generated with Heinrich von Kleist’s biomass at Kleistfestival / Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin + a drone concert (00:00 h – 01:00 h) on 3 churchorgans in a nearby church.
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ANGEL – 26000
The 5 tracks describe the last period of a 26000 years long cycle that leads to a new situation on this planet.
26000 was recorded between 2008 and 2010 at Construction Site Studios in Berlin & Ilpo’s cottage in Karttula, Finland and features guest appearences by Hildur Gudnadottir, BJ Nilsen and Oren Ambarchi.
The repertoire of the instruments is very wide: glassbowls, metal objects, pieces of wood, grass, birds, dragonflies, lake echo, smoking box and the regular electronic equipment as well as acoustic instruments.
It’s all good in the tummy, bwoys, because the Black Sabbath parts were totally AC/DC.
” nothing is wider than empty things ” (francis bacon)
” time is the accident of accidents ” (epi kuros)
DAMO SUZUKI & SOUND CARRIERS
Damo Suzuki (ex Can) + Ilpo Väisänen (ex Pan sonic, Angel) + Dirk Dresselhaus (SchneiderTM, Angel) + Michael Beckett (Kptmichigan, Super Reverb) + Claas Großzeit (Saal-C) + Tomoko Nakasato (JINN)
ANGEL & TOMOKO NAKASATO : LIVE IN TURKU
New Angel studioalbum in September 2011
The new Angel album with the title 26.000 (featuring Ilpo Väisänen, Dirk Dresselhaus + guestperformances by Oren Ambarchi, Hildur Gudnadottir and BJ Nilsen) will be released via Editions Mego (LP/CD) and MWM (download) in September 2011. A brief prelistening-edit of the album is now available at SoundCloud !
SPECIAL XMAS OFFER / NEW ANGEL ALBUM
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ANGEL – HEDONISM
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 1999. 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
ANGEL : KALMUKIA AVAILABLE NOW !!!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
in co-operation with Editions Mego (who will release the cd-version within a notebook designed by Stephen O`Malley), we proudly present Angel`s first studio album : Kalmukia. The 320kbit download version comes with original notations and drawings by Ilpo Väisänen.
And this is what it`s all about…………..
SHORT NOTATIONS OF THE KALMUKIA PLAN
On 17th of May we enter a place in Kalmukia, which is only 30-40 kilometres away from the river Volga. Locals guide us to the zone where the discovery is supposed to be, but as we come close enough, they turn back. We enter the zone and start to feel the effects immediately, but we continue like planned. We start the calculations and measurements. We make the plan for the wiring but the invasion has already started. When we enter the place it has an odd effect on us. The locals know about it and call it ‚blissfull death’. One of us gets the symptoms right away: hyperactive talking, all information coming out in one moment, continuous ejaculation or ovulation, a feeling of endless bliss before sudden death. To avoid these symptoms we have to eat sturgeon eggs. We start to build the construction like it was shown in our dreams and place the tetra-shaped device above the core. Something goes wrong, the alarm starts and a catastrophy happens.
Before and after the catastrophy we find these extremely peculiar creatures that live in the harbours of the caspian sea, where the pollution is strong and the oil is thickest. They are formations of sturgeon, identical in shape and form. The head and organs are mutated by the influence of the discovery. This creature is extremely defensive and violent towards those who threaten. The locals call them ‚the tank-parasites’. They suck oil and polluted water, filtering them to then weep out organic material from their backs. After researching their breeding-methods, we concluded that the eggs have a 100% chance of survival and after researching their intelligence, we knew that this creature would be the next dominating species on our planet.
ANGEL Audio/Video RMX
ANGEL Audio/Video RMX – music: Ilpo Väisaien (Pan Sonic) – Dirk Dresselhaus Schneider TM
Video: Philipp Geist (videogeist)