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Doerner, Axel/Mattin / Berlin
Album:Berlin Collection:General
Artist:Doerner, Axel/Mattin Added:03/2012

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-03-31 Pull Date:2012-06-02 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:20 May6 May22 Apr15 Apr8 Apr

Recent Airplay
1.Sun, 13 May 12:eveningly infinitely wipes
Readened Instincts: The Cram Sessions
4.Fri, 13 Apr 12:Adam and Luke
Lost Verses
2.Thu, 03 May 12:miss information
maximum entropy thursday
5.Wed, 04 Apr 12:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
3.Fri, 20 Apr 12:Adam & Luke
Lost Verses
6.Wed, 04 Apr 12:Adam
Ghost Trees

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2012-03-18 
Collaboration between Basque and German artists. Experimental noise extraordinaire. Harsh bursts but not “difficult/painful”. Arty Day of Noise material for sure. Doerner is a trumpet player originally and I suspect that many of the strange sounds, airy, like a huge gas pipe is leaking methyl isocyanate onto the sleeping Stanford campus at 5am, emanate from his mouthpiece. Mattin is a noted Basque experimentalist who also delves into software design and free-ware type public sharing. This is some super cool stuff, if a few years old (and totally out of print, acquired at the Vinyl Microstore in Athens Greece, 2010).

From Adam:
Adam Pearson adam@kzsu.stanford.edu to music-staff

show details 2:31 PM (23 minutes ago)

Dörner is a major part of the current "Echtzeitmusik" and "NK" scene(s) in Berlin, or rather the underground noise and experimental communities focused on sound arts. I saw him a year and a half ago in a church, I believe. Vibrant arty scenes for sure. No wonder Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Aidan Baker, Daniel Menche and other talented North Americans have relocated to Berlin for inspiration.

1) (11:26) kinda harsh, “transmitter failure” broken cd player right from the get go, fades out into a false ending after about 1 minute, then a good 10 seconds of dead air (caution), harsh bursts of white noise assault the listener here and there and the piece becomes more textured and hypnotic at times, if dropping out completely
2) (13:34) collage-like, swirling tones, low end bursts, found sound amalgam
3) (32:14) high pitched noises in here, experimentalism, another collage of various tones to hurt your dog’s ears

Track Listing
1.Untitled 1 2.Untitled 2
 3.Untitled 3