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Asmus Tietchens And vidnaObmana – The Shifts Recyclings

Label: Soleilmoon Format: 2CD

Asmus Tietchens And Vidna Obmana – The Shifts RecyclingsShifts is a solo project by Frans de Waard, ostensibly to produce ambient music using interwoven guitar patterns with various added effects and special recording techniques. In this collaboration the Shifts recordings have been taken and reprocessed by Asmus Tietchens and vidnaObmana . Each artist was given the same sound material and then left to their own devices to come up with a `recycling’. The result is two CDs, one by each artist, and both are very different. Disc 1 is a very minimal set of reworkings, combining the understated and skeletal drippings of small metals, whispering and muffled beats. It is the more abstract of the two discs in some ways and the least recognisable

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Peaches/Tarwater/Laub/Maximillian Hecker (live)

Peaches93 Feet East, London 8 March 2002

Kitty-Yo hit London, taking over the snazzily labyrinthine 93 Feet East venue on Brick Lane for an evening of the label’s quality acts and a host of guest DJs from Berlin, London and further afield, one of whom seems to be playing Generation X‘s “Dancing With Myself”. Retro-chic has enveloped itself after all, it seems. The event is sold out with rapid ease, packing every available bar to the point where escape onto the roof terrace and the freezing night air is sometimes the only escape possible.

Back inside among the vibrantly chattering throng in the main room, Maximillian Hecker slips onstage alone with his guitar, keyboard and voice. His songs seem to resonate lonely angst and anguish, matched by music which strums glumly to itself and the audience seem to be witnesses more than participants in the live

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