SOS Kublai Khan

by BERRESHEIM THISSEN

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1.
10:00
2.
10:15
3.
10:09

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side a:
S (10:00)
O (10:16)
S (10:00)

side b:
S (10:00)
O (10:16)
S (10:00)

Tim Berresheim
Andreas Thissen

recorded march 13th 2012
Aachen

cover by Andreas Thissen

Berresheim and Thissen might not be the first one who chose the shipping accent as topic for a piece of experimental music - there has been Gavin Bryars' "Sinking of the Titanic", of course or, more recently, "Shipwreck Radio" by Nurse With Wound. But, they are probably the first one who deal with SOS as central theme. "S" is a mix of industrial ryhthms, krautish bass, layers of alarming horn sounds and hysterical voice fragments which are heavily manipulated and become hardly discernable in "O" while being contrasted by smooth, delayed guitar sounds. Their gradual disappearance in "S"indicates that it's too late; it's just bass, guitar and drums that keep on grooving, in an almost transcendental way. No souls are saved, they are all gone. A wonderful, slightly uncanny piece of work. Three times 10:00 minutes, same on side a and b, a good option to get lost. Cover painting of one of Kublai Khan's sinking ships by Andreas Thissen.

AT006 edition of 60 copies. cassette, with download code
© july 2012 ALARM

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released July 12, 2012

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