Raionbashi / Krube.
Ansätze zum Taumel
LP hr0932, 2010




From the first split second on Krube. grabs your attention with his hyper tight musique concrète that combines sounds from everyday objects, body openings and non-definable machinery. An old accordion may surface but it doesn't prevent him from continuing straightforward cut-ups, thus exploring scary maybe even unknown territory. If he's to perform at your local venue, leave mama at home and witness.
Raionbashi's bunker soundscape seems to be breathing with anxiety. In celebration of his earlier release In Teufels Küche critic Dan Warburton stated that all sounds are "absolutely exquisitely worked and placed with extraordinary attention to detail [...] that makes Löwenbrück, like Milton, a true Poet." His new composition "Musik und Skepsis" goes even further: slow-motion horror musique concrète that'd drive Artaud, Nietzsche and Cioran to fall on their knees in a state of euphoria. No doubt.

Raionbashi, established in 1999, is Daniel Löwenbrück, curator of many shows and festivals in Berlin; he runs the magnificent shop/mailorder rumpsti pumsti and the label Tochnit Aleph. Krube. is a Berliner too. During his job as a concert organizer for innumerable punk and hardcore acts in Saarbrücken he started his solo project in 1999 and eventually moved to the capital four years later. Ansätze zum Taumel is Krube.'s first official release to date. Raionbashi has gained quite a reputation for his releases on Hanson, Absurd and Entr'acte.

Original front cover painting by Rudolf Eb.er
Mastered and cut at D+M, Berlin
Edition of 500, vinyl only

www.myspace.com/krube
www.tochnit-aleph.com/raionbashi
soundcloud.com/hr-nir/krube-des-zunichtewerdens-ii


Ein Fest, diese Platte.
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De:Bug

'Ansatze Zum Taumel' offers an expanse of musique concrète, found sounds and avant-garde noises that attack the senses with disturbing noises of variety.
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Hi-Fi World

Manoeuvrant sur la ligne étroite entre extase et douleur, voici un disque qui mérite que l’on s’y attarde, et pas qu’un peu. Une série de dissections sans anesthésie évite soigneusement les clichés et vient au contraire titiller les nerfs, offrant une collision frontale entre le solfège de l’objet sonore et le théâtre de la cruauté.
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Scala Tympani

Un split avec Raionbashi (alias Daniel Löwenbrück) qui distille sa musique concrète à base de sons du corps et de cadre à piano. C'est réellement effrayant et magnifique à la fois. Effrayant dans ces organes qui semblent disséqués, magnifique dans cette organisation des évènements qui nous tient en haleine telle une procession ou un rituel. Et sur l'autre face Krube. (alias Alexander Schneider) qui lui aussi extrait de son corps des sons inouïs pour les assembler dans des cut-up dynamiques avec d'autres sources. Échos d'une symphonie des déchets passée à la moulinette coup de poing de Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock ou au hachoir magnétique d'un Anton Bruhin. Couverture signée Rudolf Eb.er qui est une influence évidente de ces deux-là. Recommandé !
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Metamkine