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Non Standard Institute Plays Non Standards

Label: Sahko Recordings

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

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*2024 stock* Non Standard Institute is a piano drone project by sound engineers Max Loderbauer (Sun Electric) and Tobias Freund (Pink Elln, Sieg Ûber Die Sonne), both prominent techno producers whose careers date back the mid-1980’s.

Compared to their earlier work in, “Plays Non Standards” is an exploration into a completely different direction. The music is based on the sounds of the grand piano played by Loderbauer and the subtle electronic “treatments” by Freund, with the help of vintage Roland DEP 5 and Roland TR 808 machines. Very minimalistic and spartan, yet rich in it’s attention to detail and sound, “Plays Non Standards” is a soundwork in the tradition of Brian Eno’s “Music For Airports”. Yet, the music produced by Non Standard Institute is fully improvised, with “mistakes” being a vital part of their ambient experience.

Recorded over a two-year period in Berlin, “Plays Non Standards” does an outstanding job in blurring the line between modern acoustic piano music and the more philosophical end of electronic music.

Cat. number: Sähkö-022CD
Year: 2007
Recorded at Non Standard Studios in Berlin 2005-2007 Published by Flow Publishing/Copyright Control On front and disc face: nsi. plays non standards On spine: non standard institute plays non standards On Digipak, inner panel and rear: non standard institute plays non standards 23 piano pieces 1:03:00 © + ℗ Sähkö Recordings 2007 Released in Digipak

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