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BOHMAN, ADAM & IF, BWANA - Brombron 18: Adhesives and Grout

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Korm Plastics KP 3041
Release Year: 2011
Note: weird & dadaistic sound-experiments, every-day fluxus noises & concrete object-madness, sound poetry & anti-muzak, but also very musical, minimal conjunctions: everything freaked out can happen during these improvisations for the Brombron-series through this unusual collaboration by AL MARGOLIS and ADAM BOHMAN (ex MORPHOGENESIS); special packaging, special low priced ! Edition of only 250 copies!
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €10.00

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"Korm Plastics is proud to present the eigtheenth release in the Brombron series. Originally a co-production between Staalplaat and Extrapool, it is now hosted by co-curator Frans de Waard. In the year 2000 Frans de Waard and Extrapool started the Brombron project. Two or more musicians become artists in residence in Extrapool, an arts initiative in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, with a fully equipped sound recording studio. These artists can work in a certain amount of time on a collaborative project; a project they always wished to do, but didn't have the time or the equipment to realize.

For this new edition, recorded in the hot late summer, football crazy Netherlands of 2010, two old friends meet up. Al Margolis, best known since the mid 80s as If, Bwana and his early cassette label Sound Of Pig Music, and these days as a collaborator of Phill Niblock and his Pogus Music, shifted from experimental noise to modern composed music, in which elements from improvisation and computer editing plays a big role. Since the mid 80s he is friends with Adam Bohman. Bohman is an improviser pur sang, solo, as well as in the legendary Morphogenesis, and with his brother in The Bohman Brothers. Bohman plays a wide variety of objects (metal rods, springs, forks,) and violin as well as his own unique use of the voice. Together they produced an excellent disc of improvised music and sound poetry." [label info]


"With 'Adhesives and Grout' Brombron is up to it's 18th release already. It started in 2000 as a collaboration between Extrapool and Staalplaat, but nowadays it is supervised by Frans de Waard. The formula is that two or more musicians are invited to work out their ideas in just a few days at the studio at Extrapool, an arts initiative in the Netherlands. Both If Bwana and Adam Bohman are veterans in their field. If, Bwana is american Al Margolis working under that name since the 80s. They know and appreciate each other already for a long time. Adam Bohman is known for his work as a member of Morphogenesis, and makes a duo with his brother, not surprisingly called The Bohman Brothers. Their new CD contains 14 pieces making up one hour. Pieces can be divided in two categories. On the one hand vocal pieces where Adam and Al simultaneously perform a text that somehow becomes interconnected. Sound poetry if you want. On the other hand the instrumental soundsculptures. The sound poetry pieces did not appeal to me, but the more did these fine soundsculptures. For me far more poetry is in these beautiful soundsculptures. Bohman plays prepared violin, home-made eleven stringed instrument, objects including wine and beer glasses, metal fork, wood, plastic, glass etc., voice. Al Margolis plays clarinet, voice, glockenspiel, guitar. With some minor additions supplied by Adrian Northover and Dan Andreana." [DM/Vital Weekly]