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STORMHAT - Addicted to Disaster

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Diophantine Discs n=15
Release Year: 2008
Note: danish project with first CD; lim 500, comes in nice "custom printed colour wallet"
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €12.00

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Erste "echte" CD für dieses dänische Projekt. Schwer zu sagen was hier genau passiert, zu komplex und überlagernd sind die vielfältigen (Arbeits?)-geräusche die hier in den Raum dringen, eine chaotisch-hallend-konkrete vielflächige Geräuschsymphonie, es rumpelt und zischt und klingt an jeder Ecke. Zum Teil werden die Ursprungsaufnahmen leicht effektiert, oft werden Sounds von Glocken, Klangschalen und/oder Metallteilen verwendet. Sehr sehr spannend und ungewöhnlich.

"The work of Denmark's Stormhat melds a variety of elements of experimental music, from ambient/drone to field recordings and feedback. With his first pressed CD, Peter Bach Nicolaisen gives us a wonderful hour-long journey though field recordings, reverberating & scraped percussion, and drones. An excellent recording, sure to appeal to fans of all related genres, "Addicted to Diaster" provides a wonderful and engaging listen. Stormhat's work has previously been released on Cohort and A Beard Of Snails. Housed in a custom printed color wallet. Edition of 500 copies." [label info]

"....Stormhat is the Danish word for one of the European continent's most poisonous plants; a few grams consumption of the Stormhat-plant marks the end of a human life. Its also the name chosen by Peter Bach Nicolaisen to work around with sound and music that entirely is based on processed field recordings. That may sound like old news to anyone, but I must say that if you expect some microsound, ambient glitch than 'Addicted To Disaster' will be a small disappointment, and that's exactly what I like it. No disappointment here for me. This is a pretty strong disc of multiple layered field recordings that never slip under the threshold of hearing, but owe much more to world of 'noise' and 'industrial', even when it has as such nothing to do with that world. This music is there, it's present and a truly great pleasure to hear. Its hard to say what these field recordings originally were, except for the occasional thunder storm passing and some crackle of leaves, but otherwise things are too abstract to be recognized. This breaks away from the traditional field recordings cum microsound ground and moves into something different. That's a great thing and Stormhat delivered a fine CD." [FdW / Vital Weekly]