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Acoustic solo percussion-vol.2
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christian wolfarth - Acoustic solo percussion-vol.2

christian wolfarth

Acoustic solo percussion-vol.2

€ 7.00

LABEL: HIDDENBELL RECORDS
GENRE: Experimental | FORMAT: Vinyl 7” | CATALOG N. HR002 | YEAR. (2009)

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Great follow-up to the Swiss percussionist's first single. It has one side of music created by disturbing the skin of a drum head and another with a kind of spidery almost drumming. There is definitely the sense of a drum head being struck by something, but the touch is so light it really sounds more like rain on the roof of a metal building. Tup !’ - Byron Coley, The Wire, 2010
’Here's the second volume of a projected series of four seven-inchers featuring Swiss improvising percussionist Christian Wolfarth, this time without the camel on the cover and pressed on marbled baby blue vinyl. Once more, it contains just two tracks, clocking in at 5'15" and 4'10" respectively (though you could try playing them at 33rpm if you like), and once more they're both discreet and attractive investigations of the world of lowercase percussion Wolfarth has chosen to inhabit over the past few years. I remain to be convinced, however, that the 7" format is really suitable for music like this: Wolfarth's music is patient and careful, and the sonorities he conjures forth from his instruments, whether sustained ("Elastic Stream") or fragmented ("Viril Vortex") are worth getting inside and living with, but having to jump up to turn the disc over just when it seems to have got going is, well, frustrating. If you feel like sitting down for a more extended listen to what Wolfarth can do, I'd recommend his For4Ears solo CD Wolfarth instead – I look forward to a future CD or LP release of the entire Acoustic Solo Percussion series, assuming of course that Vols. 3 and 4 are as good as this.’ – Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic, February 2010


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