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Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - Unlimited Edition EP

burnt friedman jaki liebezeit unlimited edition EP
Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - Unlimited Edition EP
(12") Nonplace NON24, 2008-07-18

Tracklisting :
A1. 183-7 Morning Has Broken
B1. 120-5 Entsafter

Info :
After numerous concerts and studio sessions Friedman and Liebezeit are presenting two new pieces as a foretaste of their third album Secret Rhythms 3 due for release 26th September.

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Press Release :
After numerous concerts and intensive studio sessions Friedman and Liebezeit are presenting two new pieces as a foretaste of their third album due for release in September. The two musicians worked more as a team than ever before, meaning the new tracks testify less to post-processing and editing techniques than to the physicality and treatment of the instruments played.

Liebezeit's drums are immortalized with maximum force. If it is still possible to establish a link with his past as a member of CAN, then it lies in the spirit with which he seeks, then as now, new musical forms. The post-CAN Liebezeit not only created his own cycle-based drum system but also developed an innovative drumset that concentrates on the essentials and permits a mode of playing that was already theoretically honed to be physically implemented in optimum fashion.

Friedman's mostly programmed, pseudo-natural sequences and placeless sound particles adhere to the same understanding of rhythm, allowing the two heterogeneous sound generators to perfectly intermesh and form a unit – both acoustically and electronically, in terms of improvisation and concept alike. Friedman and Liebezeit came together in Cologne in 2001, having recognized that they were on the same musical wavelength and exploring the territory beyond the current style reproductions, that is to say: working remote from retro or recycling!

Both share a preference for so-called Secret Rhythms, which means that the rhythms are not hidden but less common, often foreign to western culture. The artists have consciously turned away from Western European, Anglo-American regulated rhythm (based on 4) in order to enrich their vocabulary with all globally relevant rhythms (on this ep: 7 and 5 against 4).

Jaki Liebezeit: "It possibly incorporated many elements of this earth without featuring any specific elements. The individual elements have been made abstract, no ethnic or national character remains, there's nothing typical to Seville or Istanbul, but the properties held in common by all types of music have been abstracted and processed."

Following a concert they gave together, Tim Motzer joined Friedman and Liebezeit in the studio and crucially influenced the two ep titles. Motzer already appeared on the predecessor cd (Secret Rhythms 2, non19) and also provided guitar accompaniment to Friedman's contributions to the Nine Horses (with David Sylvian and Steve Jansen, samadhisound). Originating from the Philadelphia Jazz scene, the guitarist's activities include a creative partnership with Ursula Rucker and King Britt. It is Motzer's acoustic guitar that links up with the 2005 vinyl ep (Out In The Sticks, non17), on which Motzer likewise played an important role.

In addition, Joseph Suchy again plays a major part as his extreme sounds, which seldom recall the guitar, move through the interspaces of the individual instruments, knowingly fusing the rough elements of the music with the fine details of the ambient textures within the music.

The two adventurous arrangements unfold an uncommonly hypnotic effect for respectively 10 minutes: a monstrous production, tapped from the instruments with the maximum possible degree of immediacy, and psychedelized by Friedman's notorious dub technique.


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