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Mehr, Markus / On
Album:On Collection:General
Artist:Mehr, Markus Added:Nov 2012
Label:Hidden Shoal 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-03-09 Pull Date:2013-05-12 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:May 12May 5Apr 28Apr 21Apr 14Apr 7Mar 31Mar 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 22, 2021:The Sunset Life (rebroadcast from Apr 10, 2013)
Flaming Youth
4.Jan 02, 2014:Top 30 X of 2013 part ii
2.May 28, 2015:The Sunset Life
Flaming Youth
5.May 10, 2013:Cathartic Anomalies
Only For A While
3.May 07, 2015:The Sunset Life
Only For A While
6.May 09, 2013:The Sunset Life
Duck Became Swan

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2013-03-06 
A magnificent, terrifying work of sonic magic. Markus Mehr (of Germany) has found a meeting point between two very different types of experimental music: the ambient soundscape and harsh noise. The resulting sound is a dynamic dance between peace and violence, where the two dancers unite and separate at their volatile will. Released on Hidden Shoal, no less. 7 is FCC questionable, but all other songs are wordless and FCC clean. Favorites: 2, 4, 5, 8.

1. (2:07)—Harsh noise. Glitchy, bassy, barely there beat. Sounds of various softly played stringed instruments appear and vanish.
2. *(6:47)—Machine noises fuse with lovely drone washes. Morphs into a looping pattern with faint horn sounds. Falls into chaos, snaps back together.
3. (4:40)—Fades in slowly, and then BAM, a distorted hurricane of a drone that from there disappears and returns without warning.
4. *(8:54)—A melancholy loop that feels comforting at the beginning and becomes downright orchestral and epic by the middle.
5. *(9:12)—Foreboding, assaulting intro. Bursts into a drop-dead gorgeous, looping motif that features both horn sounds and something that seems like wordless, wailing vocals.
6. (1:20)—Loud, glitchy, percussive. A malfunctioning robot learning how to boogie.
7. (2:42)—BACKGROUND FCCS? Recording of monks chanting, background recording of woman shouting, electronic noises and tones.
8. *(9:43)—Water sounds, plinking sounds, soothing drones, piano. Very faint drums. Noise and deep bass creep in around the halfway mark and then burst in without warning. Builds and builds; this is EPIC. And then fades.

Track Listing
1.I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 5.Duck Became Swan
2.Flaming Youth 6.Olympia
3.Barcelona Waltz 7.Monks On The Beach
4.Only For A While 8.Tunnels