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DRING, ROGER & KONRAD KORABIEWSKI - Komplex

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Gruenrekorder Gruen 126
Release Year: 2015
Note: ROGER DRING: clarinet, saxophon; K. KORABIEWSKI: electronic treatments => melancholic & dense improvisations using the "atmospheric space" of the places where it was recorded (Berlin and Iceland), ranging between subtle melancholic tunes and more noisy & expressive electronic moments... lim. 300
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The project was created over two years in Seyisfjrur, Iceland and in Berlin, Germany, and is an evolving conversation between Drings improvisation on acoustic instruments such as clarinet and saxophones, and Korabiewskis electronic live treatment and composition with Drings sounds. A third compositional element is contributed by the particular ambiences of the spaces in which the recordings took place, as Korabiewski and Dring came together to record at sites with personal and acoustic resonance, from Drings apartment in Berlin to an abandoned herring factory by the sea in east Iceland.



Musically Komplex moves seamlessly between ethereal ambient re- frains, to a somber, churning low end, to a hypnotic looping rev- erie that slowly disintegrates as if under the burr and scratch of a gramophone needle. Melodic elements occasionally distort and peak into noise, lending the simplicity of solo instrumental im- provisation an atmospheric density, and revealing the material and spiritual limits of the fragile musical moments around which the album circles. The track titles, made of German expressions and short sentences, refer to the restless transience of creative life, much like that of a journeyman craftsperson centuries ago. The result is a highly expressive, dark, and deeply felt, honest album, reflective of shifting emotional states and uneasy sagas from the north.



Side A
06:02 kremmenerstrae [baritonsaxofon ]


03:07 seelischer konflikt [baritonsaxofon ]
06:24 flucht [baritonsaxofon ]
04:03 hof [tenorsaxofon ]



Side B


04:44 wenn es gehen will la es gehen [klarinette ]
02:09 aber langsam gehe ich meinen weg langsam [klarinette,diktaphon ]
05:34 wohin des weges, wandersmann? [klarinette ]
04:24 zeit heilt alle wunden [tenorsaxofon ]



8 Tracks (36′29″)
Vinyl (300 copies)


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