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Andrew Pekler

Entanglements in the orthopedic sensorium

Label: Schoolmap

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Experimental

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Vinyl Lp, edition of 300 copies. The work of the Berlin-based composer Andrew Pekler has been been documented in various releases for labels such as ~scape, Staubgold and Kranky. When asked by Giuseppe Ielasi for some material to be released on Schoolmap Records, Pekler immediately considered the possibility of taking the many unused music fragments that had been collecting cyber-dust on various hard drives and bringing them into some kind of order. Raw sketches, orphaned sounds, finished pieces for abandoned projects, music for theater and dance, even a few completed tracks that did not fit onto earlier releases - these are the component parts of 'Entanglements In An Orthopedic Sensorium'. In the process of arranging the album, Pekler aimed to impart each of the four 'Entanglements' (fittingly reflected in Matthew Shlian's cover art) with a distinctive structure and dramatic arc without concealing the fragmentary nature of the utilized material. The results are playful, rhythmical and peculiarly asymmetrical. Frequently, the music is immersed in otherworldly atmospheres that evoke both vintage science fiction and the most experimental fringes of ambient music. The album's title was prompted by Steven Connor's review of Michel Serre's 'Les Cinq sens'. The relevant passage reads: 'Our house of experience, which includes not just each individual body but also what Serres calls the Ôorthopedic sensorium' of our social structures must remain sufficiently open, the social ear sufficiently labyrinthine to allow capture of the unintegrated, or the disintegrative, and the rapture of the ear by what forms and deforms it.' Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. Cover drawing by Matthew Shlian.
Cat. number: school 7
Year: 2009