Sunday, July 1, 2012

Moebius and Tietchens

Not sure I have the background to review something like this, but it's sort of amazing on its own terms, a collaboration from two giants in electronic music -- Dieter Moebius of Cluster and Harmonia and Asmus Tietchens, a pioneer in musique concrete. The two of them first worked together on the Lillenthal project (with Conny Plank, Okko Becker, and Helmut Hattlerin) in 1976 and have circled back more than 30 years later to revisit the partnership. It's a very subtle work, not something you can fully appreciate in, say, the car, full of abrasive, industrial rhythms and sweeping lyrical tones...quite beautiful, though in an abstract, not-exactly-open-arms-welcoming way.

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