Following Shapes to the Edge of a Drift
(Discombobulate - BOB009) LP $21.00
The muscular men Guido Henneböhl and Fritz Welch rattle pots and pans, slap the cheeks, slurp, and stick sharp elbows into a web of goof-off electronics. Pungent and exciting vibrations, a froggy mess of hidden freedom. White vinyl. Edition of 250.
(Never Come Ashore) LP $19.00
Guido Henneböhl plays an archaic electronic instrument of his own design that appears to be trapped in the ancient mysteries of circuit bending but it is in fact a dynamic oxygen-filtration system. There are (no longer) any animal bones contained in the device but DNA is still present. Fritz Welch manipulates vibrating surfaces such as drums, cymbals, moral certainties and puddles using sticks and objects while his syllabic utterances are offset with percussive concussion. There are no beats here, however, just a relentless pyroclastic flow of robot voices gurgling indecipherable quips of the “baby, that volcano looks so good on you” variety.