Abstemious Austrian composer who committed suicide in 2007. Two long pieces, one that builds up from violins all making a slightly different type of scratching. The second piece uses computer processing, and does a great job of establishing a droning floor and then dropping through to a lower frequency beneath, or suddenly revealing a pulse without simply fading things in & out. Comes with a book that contains an interview with Zibigiew Karkowski (Weirdo Records)
“So the point is that so much words existing, and we get better and better to use them for hiding the truth. You can use sound in the same way, stimulating some nice and warm feeling in middle of chaos, but from time to time we all should stimulate strictness, clearness, intensity, directness, set free some anger to bring up the basic truth of our present. Noise can be seen as the chance to go into the back of things, as a therapy which is able to confront ourselves with others lesser good looking sides of life without getting frustrated by this. See it as a source of very special energies, it gives power to see more clear and swim against.” (HELMUT SCHÄFER)
Includes a 64-page booklet. Audio and booklet PDF download are available on label website.