In their own words, like a radio-controlled mechanical, electro-mechanical and multifunctional musical instrument, Berliner Ring build up relentless and relentlessly different grooves in a characteristically non-direct way. As if playing around without focus they layer their tracks and slowly position them into form. The tracks featured here were originally released on CD on the Art Yard label. Melodies are fragmented, often even sparse, the groove never stops, but does so with intervals and while changing focus. Berliner Ring references similar bands in the krautrock and post-rock genre, but it's subtlety, the originality of their self-built instruments and their songs that shift from downright groovy to more atmospheric explorations of ambience and texture guarantee them a unique voice and perspective. Essential stuff.
released December 5, 2012
Alexander Christou: samples, loops, 12 string guitar, korg ms 10, korg sq 10, XR22, delays
Thomas Stern : recording, mixing, arrangements, additional effects, electroacoustic diversion
Christian F. Günther : self constructed electronic and electromechanical instruments, rhythm machine, korg Ms 20, metallophone
Moritz Wolpert: percussion, timpanis, heckeshorn, metallophone, electromechanical drums
All compositions and arrangements by Berliner Ring. Published by Art Yard Music Publishing.
All Tracks Licensed to meakusma Records by Art Yard Limited 2012.
P&© by Art Yard Ltd and Art Yard Music Publishing 2012.
All rights reserved © 2012 Art Yard ltd.
Pictures of the Heckeshorn by Kerstin Groh
Mandalamat´s by Christian F. Günther
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