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Hauschka / Prepared Piano, The
Album:Prepared Piano, The Collection:General
Artist:Hauschka Added:Sep 2005
Label:Karaoke Kalk 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-06-11 Pull Date:2006-08-13 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Aug 13Aug 6Jul 30Jul 23Jul 16Jun 18

 Recent Airplay
1.May 20, 2015:minimum entropy
4.Jul 30, 2006:Multiple Personality Disorder
Ginkgo Tree
2.Jul 21, 2007:On the warpath
Two Stones
5.Jul 23, 2006:Multiple Personality Disorder
3.Aug 06, 2006:Multiple Personality Disorder
6.Jul 20, 2006:Sexytime! - with Eran Mukamel
Two Stones

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-06-08 
Experimental prepared-piano instrumentals, (almost) all acoustic. Pretty and highly varied. Multi-layered. Second LP from Düsseldorf based composer/performer Volker Bertelmann. Play with Klimperei, Na, Toychestra, Philip Glass. FCC clean. Start with 2, 3, 8.

1. Whimsical, wide interval theme. Multi-layered. Interesting acoustic percussion.
==> 2. Up-tempo, driving rhythm. Nice interplay of voices.
==> 3. Slow, sparse. Delicious mix of textures.
4. Slow, hypnotic, and dreamy. Some synth.
5. Mid-tempo, cinematic finale feel.
6. Mid-tempo. Playful arpeggio. Gets busier and busier.
7. Mid-tempo. Gentle but percussive chords. Nice buzzy sounds.
==> 8. Bouncy and light. Lots of staccato plucking of piano strings. Some jazzy bass and drum.
9. Slow, quiet, and sparse.
10. Mid-tempo. Quirky, pentatonic rhythm. Moving chords. Nice buzzy sounds again.
11. Mid-slow, with melancholy (minor) chords paired with silly tap-dance-like percussion.
12. Mid-slow. Late-night denouement/lullaby

Track Listing
1.La Seine 7.Twins
2.Traffic 8.Two Stones
3.Fernpunkt 9.Kein Wort
4.Where Were You 10.Long Walk
5.Ginkgo Tree 11.Kreuzung
6.Firn 12.Morning