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A landmark release in dp's discography and the first release on the new Schimpfluch Associates label. Dave Phillips, 1969, living and working in Zürich Switzerland, has been a purveyor of radical sound since the mid 80's as a founding member of the influential Fear of God. In 1991 he met Rudolf Eb.Er and has been part of the schimpfluch-gruppe since. working solo since 1987, dp has appeared on 150+ releases and has played around 400 concerts in 40 countries. Schimpfluch associates is a label founded in 2013 by Dave Phillips (Zürich) and Rudolf Eb.Er (Osaka). its focus is on works of reference by sound artists associated with Schimpfluch. Homo animalis collects some of dp's most accomplished work to date. composed between 2009 and 2011 (with two from 2007). these pieces originally appeared on limited edition cassettes in russia, poland and the US. in the winter of 2012 they were reworked and conceived as an album. this album is no compilation but describes a phase in dp's life and work marked by incisive personal experiences formed into sound. an intensification of the compositional approach and the increased use of classical elements are two noticable sonic aspects. begun on "?", "homo animalis" takes a turn for the more sinister and satirical and contains the quintessence of this phase. the inclusion of an elaboration on humanimalism adds to the significance of this album. dp's humanimalism is a concept worded here for the first time. it describes a developed humanoid existence that has overcome the erroneous religious and material phases and has grown into an empathic creature that has made a clear shift towards an emotion-based existence, with social and environmental senses as primary and inherent functions.