Live Action / Vodoo Bumble Bee

LP - ltd. ed. of 412 copies
tourette 012


Nearly 10 years after the memorable collaboration between MZ.412, IDPA, and COLUMN ONE and  recorded at the event of the Collapse Festival, held in Rostock, Germany, comes a document of this event. What you hear is a manifestation of opposites, the submerging into the alternate universes of the collaborators, bound to a closed auditorium. Distorted screams, noise loops and sound manipulations meet bells, field recordings, natural sounds, piano passages and harmonious arrangements. A claustrophobic scenario, this 24-minute piece comprises the live-action in its entirety. 

The other side of this album marks the return of COLUMN ONE after a 2-year hiatus and is a monument of power - a radical clean slate. The first 15-minute piece (Shake Hands with Mr. Ringling) was recorded in Berlin with various classical musicians and evolves from an open electro-acoustic space into a massive orchestral drone, comparable with Organum, Penderecki, Hermann Nitsch, or NWW. The second piece (Voodoo Bumble Bee), based on a loop from the 1920s, marches forth as a tiny, amusing machine.