Finally Out: REAL TIME [Reinhold Friedl & Dirk Dresselhaus] on BLUME.
3CD-Box with intense duo-soundworks by Dirk Dresselhaus aka Schneider TM and Reinhold Friedl, minimalistic & overwhelming !
*** Rigid box containing 3 CDs with printed plastic dividers ***
Reinhold Friedl (zeitkratzer Ensemble) and Dirk Dresselhaus (Angel, Schneider TM) smack us sideways with this stunning 3CD boxset for Die Schachtel’s promising new sub-label, Blume. Approaching from divergent angles – Friedl uses entirely acoustic instrumentation, Dresselhaus uses electronics – they shape a mass of impurified prepared piano and sheet metal drones driven thru oscillators, spring reverb, modulators and pitch shifters to breathtaking effect. We’ve become very familiar with Friedl’s amazing solo LP, ‘Inside Piano’ over the last few years, and equally return to Dresselhaus’ Angel albums with Pan Sonic’s Ilpo Väisänen on a regular basis, and can safely say that this surpasses either project in terms of scale, focus and impact. Honestly, if you trust us or your instincts, this is an unmissable set for followers of heavy avant-garde noise composition. Can’t wait to fully immerse in this one…
Reinhold Friedl (zeitkratzer) & Dirk Dresselhaus (SchneiderTM)
The two protagonists are coming from really different backgrounds: Dirk Dresselhaus released since the late ninties as Schneider TM several experimental-electronic Freakpop recordings. He startet in the 80ies Indipendent rock/pop-Postpunk and developed his personal approach to sound and structura as an autodidact, starting with guitar effect devices and 4-track homerecording. Reinhold Friedl studied mathematics and music, got scolarships and international commissions, and built up the ensemble zeitkratzer, disrespecting all musical frontiers. Si tt’s not satonishing, that both met for the first time, when zeitkratzer performed the Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music: Dirk Dresselhaus was restless enthusiastic about this unrestrained contemporary music group, succeeding to devote itself to the instrumentation of purely tuned guitar feedback.
Dresselhaus and Friedl started their cooperation, that happened over years in studios only: what happen’s if you put those strange inside-piano sounds – another domain where Friedl set standards – or those powerfull hupe piano-drones into Schneider TM’s electronic devices, modulating them with an incredible complex Feedback system and recursive effect settings? Sometimes violent, somtimes subtile, mostly large-scale sound fields, which always work out only one sound or noise, developing an overwhelming impact.
Reinhold Friedl plays pianoforte, harmonics, horse hair, metal sheet, fishing line, metal tube: inside-piano, extended piano; Dirk Dresselhaus plays oscillator, spring reverb, isolator, memory man, digital delay, mixing desk, lfo, noise generator, vibrator / time machine, pitch shifter, ring modulator. The 3CD-set REAL TIME is ready for release.