bip_hop generation vol. 9 (CD, £11.50)label: bip_hop
Bip_Hop returns to physical releases with the ninth volume of their acclaimed exclusive international electronic arts compendium. As usual, each artist contributes two new tracks, many specially created for this collection. The Kammerflimmer Kollektief is one of the most interesting bands in Germany, playing music that should not be put down in writing, because it would burn the very paper its written on. Spaceheads are Andy Diagram on trumpet and Richard Harrison on drums, both from the UK. Spaceheads generate live loops and improvise, processing their traditional instruments through electronics as they play. Andrey Kiritchenko is a musician who has largely contributed to the development of the electronic music scene in Ukraine and is already considered as one of the premier experimental artists from Eastern Europe. The Illąchime Quartet is an Italian instrumental ensemble that melds electronics with acoustic instruments. Their aim is to intrigue and seduce the audience by means of an unconventional, highly cinematic sonic experience. Hauschka is Dusseldorf-based pianist and composer Volker Bertelmann, whose work is based upon an exploration of the possibilities of the prepared piano, making it as much a machine for generating rhythm and texture as for melody. He collaborates here with South Londoners Antenna Farm, the duo of Alastair Leslie and David Howell, who utilise a wide range of source materials and approaches, navigating a unique, hybrid path through a mixture of analogue experiments and field recordings. Hailing from Sydney, Adrian Klumpes is a trained jazz pianist who is a cornerstone of the avant-electro-jazz group Triosk.
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