BURKHARD BEINS / KEITH ROWE

Beins / Rowe

(Erstwhile - ERSTLIVE01) CD $14.40 (Out-of-stock)

The first volume in Erstwhile live series took place during the first night of outside shows in the Berlin half of AMPLIFY 2004: addition. This was their first set as a duo since the sessions which resulted in Grain (Zarek, 2001). “Rowe (credited with guitar, electronics) seems to be responsible for the buzzsaw-encountering-sheet-metal racket and fastforward/rewind activity,” Exclaim muses, “while Beins (percussion) contributes everything from tingling bells to rusty playground-equipment shrieks. The results are a terrific earcleanser of an album, a salutary blast of spleen and perversity…”

LIZ ALLBEE / BURKHARD BEINS

Mensch Mensch Mensch

(Alt.Vinyl - AV054) LP $22.50 (Out-of-stock)

Electro-acoustic explorations by these two Berlin-based composer-performers, who draw on musique concrète, free improv, noise and industrial, utilizing synth, field recordings, trumpet and percussion. 180g vinyl. Edition of 250.